Data Relations Manager and Legal Data Expert – Trademark, Trade Secret & Copyright Law
Rachel has a dual role at Lex Machina. As Data Relations Manager, she works on external communications concerning Lex Machina’s software including reports and press requests for data. As Legal Data Expert, she works on data integrity for the Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret modules. She is currently based out of New Orleans, Louisiana after spending several years practicing trademark law in the Bay Area. Rachel earned her JD from the University of San Francisco and a BSM from Tulane University.
As a Legal Data Expert, Greg focuses on developing and maintaining Lex Machina’s employment database to deliver useful data analytics. Greg has several years of experience practicing labor and employment law in the public and private sector.
Greg holds a J.D. from Southern University Law Center and a B.A. in Government from Nicholls State University.
Owen Byrd is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. He provides thought leadership about Legal Analytics and its value for the business and practice of law via speaking engagements, publications, webcasts, blogging, social media, and press.
As general counsel, he manages Lex Machina’s legal affairs and serves as a member of its leadership committee. He has previously led the company’s operations, customer success, sales, and marketing functions.
He is also a leader in the legal tech industry, serving on the board of Upsolve (bankruptcy), the advisory boards of DealWIP (due diligence), RegsTech (hyper-local legal research), and High Performance Counsel (media), and co-leading the Legal Tech Accelerator, a joint program of Lex Machina and LexisNexis, which has assisted 27 start-ups over the past three years.
Owen has previously founded and led data-centric software, real estate, and non-profit ventures and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Colorado College.
He has spoken extensively to legal audiences, primarily focusing on the use of data and analytics to improve legal decision-making.
As Director of Software Engineering, Gavin designs, develops and maintains Lex Machina’s web-based application, including its search functions and the data and analytics results it delivers to users. Gavin is also active in international standards groups, currently one of the authors and editors of Turtle, a concrete syntax for the exchange of linked data, at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Karen is a Legal Data Expert in the area of Commercial Law. Karen came to Lex Machina after serving as a tenured Professor of Law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.Karen previously was in-house counsel for a large automotive supplier in Michigan. In that role, Karen, managed the company’s litigation throughout the United States. Karen was also General Counsel for a start-up company involved in forming a joint venture with a Chinese manufacturing company.
Karen received her BA in Journalism from the University of Michigan and her JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Geneva is an IP Researcher with Lex Machina. Geneva joined Lex Machina after working on a variety of intellectual property and patent litigation matters for large pharmaceutical and computer technology companies. She also has analyzed and assessed cutting edge scientific technology for universities and science companies. Concurrently, she consulted law firms on patent prosecution cases.
Geneva holds a BA in Chemistry and Philosophy from Carnegie Mellon, a JD from the University of Chicago, and an MA in Biochemistry from City College, CUNY.
Eileen holds a BA in English and history from John Carroll University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan.
Kyle Doviken lives and works in Austin, Texas and is an attorney, legal technologist, nationally recognized speaker and leads the sales efforts for Lex Machina in the southern United States. Previously, he was VP of Global Sales for Xerox Litigation Services and held leadership roles at Lexis-Nexis, and CCH, a WoltersKluwer business. Kyle was a partner in a law firm for five years and previously served as an Administrative Judge. He speaks frequently on the topics of Legal Analytics®, A.I. and Legal Technology and presents CLE to law firms, corporate legal departments and bar associations around the country.
Kyle graduated from law school in 1992 and began his legal career with the West Publishing Company. Kyle earned his JD from the University of Nebraska and his BA from the State University of New York at Albany.
Kyle is a member of the State Bar of Texas and continues to practice law on a pro bono basis representing indigent clients and helping victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and those suffering with mental illness. In both 2017 and 2018 he received the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award that are given to attorneys practicing law in Central Texas whose service to the community has been judged to be most impactful for the previous year. Kyle has been nominated and is a member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College. Kyle is also a member of the State Bar of Texas College.
He is an ongoing faculty member of the College of Law Practice Management and was chosen to be a member of the plenary panel for the American Bar Associations 44th annual held in Louisville, KY in June, 2018.
As Quality Assurance Engineer, Shawn reviews new features and products before they are released, providing both manual and automated QA resources.
Shawn previously worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst at O’Reilly Media. He also served as an Art Instructor at Napa Valley College, Nimbus Arts and the University of Georgia, where he earned an M.F.A. in Fine Art. He earned a B.F.A. from Sonoma State University and an A.A. from Santa Rosa Junior College.
As a Customer Success Manager at Lex Machina, Andrew helps customers obtain the most value from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics through appropriate training, education, and resources. He is focused on helping law firms and corporate counsel gain insights and win business through the power of Legal Analytics.
Prior to joining the Customer Success team Andrew was a Sales Development Representative at Lex Machina working with customers in the Eastern and Southern United States. Andrew received his B.A. in Business Administration and a Minor in Business Marketing from Southern Adventist University.
As Senior Algorithms Engineer, David uses natural language processing, machine learning and other algorithmic techniques to extract, normalize, and model litigation events and processes that enable the display of complex legal data and statistics.
Before joining Lex Machina, David helped build several web- and mobile-based enterprise software solutions: He helped architect and build a high-volume, next-generation platform for administering pre-employment surveys, and also designed and developed key portions of a complex scheduling and logistics platform used by the dairy industry. Prior to that, David served as a construction supervisor for a non-profit homebuilder, directing and training volunteers in all aspects of construction to help make quality homes affordable for low-income families.
David received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Baylor University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas, with an emphasis on algorithm analysis and theoretical computer science.
As CEO, Karl leads strategy and operations at Lex Machina. Previously, Karl led all product development, product strategy, and engineering efforts at Lex Machina as CTO and Vice President of Products through Lex Machina’s successful acquisition by LexisNexis.
Prior to Lex Machina, Karl worked as a Fellow at XSeed Capital Management, a seed stage venture firm and Lex Machina’s lead investor. He also served as Vice President of Product Management and as Vice President of Engineering for Flurry, Inc., the provider of the largest mobile analytics and monetization platform, where he was a member of the founding team before Flurry was acquired by Yahoo. Prior to Flurry, Karl spent five years building sonar systems for Applied Research Laboratories of the University of Texas at Austin.
Karl holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and while in law school worked in Fish & Richardson’s patent litigation and prosecution groups. Karl also holds an M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
As a product manager Andy is responsible for the development and delivery of new practice area modules for Lex Machina. Andy uses his legal expertise to design new practice areas then trains and manages our team of legal analysts to deliver high quality legal analytics.
Before joining Lex Machina, Andy worked as an E-Discovery Attorney with Donovan Watkins in Houston, Texas and is also a certified Mediator. He earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, and has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Rice University.
As our Sales Enablement & Operations Director, Mike Kramer leads our inside sales effort. Mike is primarily focused on helping boutique intellectual property law firms and corporate IP specialists leverage the power of legal analytics to develop winning litigation strategies and win clients.
Mike is a sales professional with over 25 years of experience building and managing regional and national sales teams within the legal, tax, financial, semiconductor and medical device markets. During his 12 years as Senior Regional Sales Manager at Matthew Bender/ Lexis-Nexis he led the New York Region and facilitated several post acquisition sales team integrations. While Director of Sales at Thomson Reuters he led the audience development and sponsorship sales teams focused on practice of law and business of law events for West Professional Development.
Mike holds a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from the State University of New York and an M.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from the W.A. Harriman College. Outside of work Mike is a very active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America working within his local Troop, the District and Council training teams and leading high adventure outings.
Prior to joining Lex Machina, she graduated from Hackbright Academy, a software engineering training program in San Francisco. She also previously worked as an Associate at the healthcare consulting arm of The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Jia Yi earned a B.Sc in Biological Science from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Neil Magenheim is based in Boston, MA and leads Lex Machina’s sales efforts in New England and New Jersey. Neil uses his 15+ years of experience in the legal industry to help law firms and corporations win lawsuits, land clients, select counsel, estimate litigation budgets, close transactions and grow IP value by integrating Legal Analytics into their practice.
Neil began his involvement in the legal industry with Hummingbird, then joined Omtool and most recently spent over 10 years with LexisNexis managing the sales relationship between LexisNexis and the largest law firms in the Northeast. Neil received his B.A. in Business Management from Curry College.
Wade co-leads the Product Team at Lex Machina, where he previously served as the lead product manager.
Prior to Lex Machina, Wade worked as an intellectual property attorney in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Wade holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and before attending law school, Wade worked as an Associate Consultant in the Dallas office of Bain & Company. Wade holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Rice University.
Jason is a Legal Data Expert, who ensures that Lex Machina provides the highest quality case and docket data to its users. In June 2012 he earned an L.L.M in Intellectual Property Law from Santa Clara University Law School, where he also earned his J.D. in 2011.
Jason previously served as a paralegal in the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq, where he handled military, criminal, administrative and humanitarian law issues and managed journalists embedded with combat units. He earned a B.A. from San Jose State University and an A.S. from San Jose City College.
As Entity Data Steward, Sean generates, manages, and performs quality control for all counsel, party, and law firm data in Lex Machina’s PTAB product. Additionally, Sean assists with natural language processing testing and quality control tasks for the greater Lex Machina product.
Sean completed a Masters of Science in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects and Animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Tim Moore is based in Cleveland, OH and leads Lex Machina’s sales efforts in the Midwest. Tim believes his success only follows that of his clients and works diligently to help them win.
Prior to joining Lex Machina Tim worked in the legal industry at LexisNexis as a Corporate Legal Client Manager and as an Account Executive at StateNet in Washington, DC. Tim grew up in Cleveland, OH and is a graduate of the University of Dayton. Prior to working in the legal industry Tim explored careers in advertising, politics, and professional golf.
When he’s not helping his clients win, Tim has a passion for his family, golf, cooking, fitness, nutrition, backpacking, biking, and anything that has to do with the great outdoors.
As Lead Software Engineer, Luke works on search, infrastructure and natural language understanding technology at Lex Machina. Luke was previously a Senior Software Engineer developing mathematical modeling software for pre-employment surveys at PeopleAnswers.
Prior to that, he spent 8 years researching and implementing high performance, open-domain natural language understanding systems at Language Computer Corporation. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Leo curates the legal data used in Lex Machina’s legal analytics and search interface. His domains of expertise include federal patent, copyright and trademark law, and PTAB.
Leonard attended Santa Clara School of Law where he served as a Lead Production Editor for the High Tech Law Journal, and as a research assistant in the area of keyword advertising and trademark Law for Prof. Eric Goldman.
Prior to law school, Leonard was a customer support specialist and product developer at Elgato Systems, a Dev Test Lead at Electronic Arts, and a Mac Genius at Apple. Leonard holds a J.D. with High Tech Law Certificate from Santa Clara School of Law, and a B.A. in Physics from Oberlin College.
As Lead Software Engineer, Nick designs, develops and maintains Lex Machina’s Web crawler infrastructure, which obtains all of the company’s raw data from third-party sources and refines that data for publication.
Nick previously worked as a Computer Systems Analyst at O’Reilly Media and as a freelance writer and editor for Dream Pod 9, which provides tabletop miniature games. As an undergraduate, he served as a Teaching Assistant and Marker for computer science classes. He earned an M.C.S. and B.C.S. in Computer Science from Dalhousie University.
Ron is a Legal Data Expert in the area of Product Liability. Ron joined Lex Machina after working as a product liability lawyer for an automotive company.
Prior to that, he worked as a commercial and product liability lawyer at a mid-sized Detroit law firm. Ron received a BA degree in History from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Michigan.
As Chief Marketing Officer for Lex Machina, Joerg is responsible for branding, lead generation, awareness programs and marketing communications.
Joerg spent the first years of his career with IBM, helping to build a new IBM in Eastern Europe as the cold war came to an end. During a two-year sabbatical at a leading international business school he completed his MBA with an emphasis on international marketing. In 1998 Joerg moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where he focused on bringing disruptive technologies to market. He has held senior management roles with SQRIBE, Brio, KXEN, Salesforce.com, Unisfair, and CloudPassage.
Joerg is passionate about uncovering new technology trends and has launched some of the most successful analytic technologies in Silicon Valley. Joerg holds a MS in computer science from Hamburg University and an MBA from Thunderbird.
Todd follows a disciplined, pragmatic, and proven approach to engaging and helping customers and prospective customers. He bases his approach on delivering value and business outcome while at the same time creating strong rapport and a real emotional connection. As a leader he’s in the trenches with his team, he keeps them driven to succeed, and inspires them to do more than they ever thought possible.
Todd’s background includes extensive experience with some of the world’s leading technology and analytics companies including Salesforce.com, Qlik, SAP, and Oracle.
In his free time Todd enjoys supporting personal and corporate social responsibility efforts. He is an active member of Toastmasters International and also enjoys sailing, skiing, reading, and spending time with his family.
Jimy is an intern developer on the Advanced Analytics Team, and working on custom data exports, platform improvements, and other data visualization tasks.
Jimy is currently a third-year student at San Jose State University majoring in Management Information Systems. He likes to code and would love to go into the field of Data Science. His other passion is music – In his free time he loves to play the piano, guitar, violin, and the ukulele.
As Director of Product Management, Carla leads Lex Machina’s efforts to analyze and curate the highest quality case and docket data.
Carla previously practiced public interest law at the First Amendment Project, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting access to information. She earned a J.D. from Duke University, where she co-founded the Duke Journal for Law & Social Change. She also earned a Ph.D. from Duke in genetics & genomics and microbial evolution and a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia.
Darren Schleicher has been with Lex Machina since 2013 and currently serves as their Director of Sales & Sales Strategy in the Eastern US where he helps organizations adopt legal analytics to uncover strategic insights about courts, judges, firms, attorneys, and companies. Darren also speaks about the value of incorporating analytics into the business and practice of law at private retreats as well as national and global industry events.
Darren previously served as a Strategic Account Executive at Pivotal where he helped companies build new classes of applications leveraging, deriving insights from, and monetizing big and fast data. Prior to Pivotal he managed the sales relationships between Thomson Reuters and the largest law firms in San Francisco, LA, and Seattle. Earlier he led the North American sales effort for Knowledge Mosaic and their Securities Mosaic product.
Punam is a data analyst developer on the Advanced Analytics Team, and works to enhance the production of Lex Machina reports and other data visualizations, as well as handling other data export projects.
Prior to Lex Machina, Punam worked at Mitchell International where she was working on data validation issues writing Python Scripts and automating the processes. She started her IT Industry career in 2011 working as a Software Engineer at SAP Labs and Tata Consultancy Services. She has worked in all the phases of development cycle from planning, designing, development, testing and deployment of solutions.
Punam completed her masters from University of Texas at Dallas with a concentration on Information Technology. During graduate school she did internships at GAP Tech and Innowera LLC, working heavily on Data Analysis and Data Migration projects.
Laura is a QA Engineer on the team focusing on test automation. Laura has worked as a quality assurance engineer for most of her career in a variety of industries. She has also been a conference presenter on the topic of test automation.
Laura holds a M.S. IT in Software Engineering from the University of Maryland, a B.A. in Computer Science from Boston University as well as a CTFL-AT certification from ASTQB.
Customer Success Support & Training Representative
Anne joined the customer success team at Lex Machina in early 2017 as a support and training representative. She provides research, product, and technical support to Lex Machina customers, delivers webinar training, and creates learning resources.
Prior to that, she worked at LexisNexis as a case law summaries writer and most recently as a program manager and content trainer. She converted classroom training materials to online computer-based training and delivered training on software products and instructional design.
Anne received her Master of Science from the University of North Carolina (Wilmington) in Instructional Technology. She earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Smith College. She also has a graduate certificate in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University and an associate’s degree of applied science in Visual Communications from Nashville Tech.
As a Legal Data Expert, Anne focuses on developing and maintaining Lex Machina’s bankruptcy database to deliver useful data analytics to practitioners. Before joining Lex Machina, she practiced bankruptcy law for several years in Atlanta, Georgia, representing creditors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 matters.
Anne graduated from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, during which time she worked at the United States Trustee’s Office. She holds a J.D. from Emory and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of the South.
Frances earned her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.
As Lead Software Engineer, Tony helps to improve Lex Machina’s flagship legal analytics web product through the design and development of new software, maintenance of existing software, and mentorship of the front-end engineering team.
Tony holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining Lex Machina, he led a small software team at Google, where he also worked with Google’s Angular team to create a Material UI implementation for their popular web framework: AngularJS. In a previous life, Tony served as an NCO in the U.S. Navy where he diagnosed and repaired aircraft electronics.
Tony is a husband, cat dad, guitarist, and aspiring sketch artist. His first ‘computer’ was an Atari 400, which he still sometimes misses.
As a Legal Data Expert, Laura focuses on developing and maintaining Lex Machina’s Consumer Protection, Securities, and Delaware Court of Chancery modules to deliver useful data analytics and ensure data integrity.
Before joining Lex Machina, Laura served as a civil litigator and bankruptcy practitioner for over thirteen years in the Western District of Pennsylvania and District of Maine. Laura received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her BA in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University.
Matthew Boyd is a software engineer concentrating on Lex Machina’s web back end and internal user tools. He worked as a programmer for Continuing Education of the Bar in Oakland before joining Lex Machina. At various times, he has also worked as a newspaper reporter, trivia question writer, and bookstore clerk.
Matt has a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland.
As a marketing operations analyst, Karim owns all aspects of marketing infrastructure, lead processes, campaign enablement and performance reporting. Prior to Lex Machina, Karim worked as an account manager at a startup political software company.
Karim holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.
As a Customer Success Manager at Lex Machina, Allen helps customers obtain the most value from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics through appropriate training, education, and resources. He is focused on helping law firms and corporate counsel gain insights and win business through the power of Legal Analytics.
Prior to joining the Customer Success team Allen was in Business Development for Thomson Reuters driving sales for North America. Allen received a concentration in Finance with a double Minor in Business Law and Economics from Fordham University.
As the digital marketing manager, Ann builds creative marketing campaigns that drive measurable revenue. Prior to Lex Machina, Ann worked as a marketing manager for restaurant and supermarket related magazines.
Ann holds a B.S. in Marketing from Yeshiva University.
Sherrill is part of the Customer Success Team based in Pennsylvania. She works with law firm and corporate clients in the Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C. areas. As a Customer Success Manager for Lex Machina, her role is to assist clients in maximizing the value of Legal Analytics in their work flow through training, education and support. She enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to develop customized training and implementation plans to ensure they have the resources to be successful utilizing legal analytics in their practice.
Prior to joining Lex Machina, Sherrill spent the majority of her professional career working in a similar role at LexisNexis. She has experience working with law firms and legal departments of all sizes. Sherrill has her BBA from Emory University and JD/MBA from Widener University Delaware School of Law.
Joshua manages the Customer Success Team whose goal is to help law firms and corporate legal departments revolutionize the way they practice law by using Legal Analytics. The team works directly with Lex Machina clients to ensure they are maximizing the incredible value of our tool.
Joshua graduated with a J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law and with a B.A. from the University of Florida. After graduating from law school Joshua defended the rights of the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender in Florida. He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked in civil litigation for a number of large law firms and with the U.S. Department of Justice. He transitioned to the world of legal technology with LexisNexis where he supported, advised, and consulted the largest Federal Government clients on all aspects of legal research, litigation, and workflow needs. After realizing that legal tech was going in the direction of Legal Analytics and A.I. he joined the Customer Success Team at Lex Machina.
Joshua enjoys leveraging his background in both the practice of law and in legal tech to help his clients get the most out of Lex Machina. Joshua has taught dozens of CLE courses on legal research, public records, company research, legal writing, social media in the law, and of course, Legal Analytics. He’s also taught college courses on Criminal Justice, Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Legal Ethics.
Chuan is a product manager at LexMachina. She is responsible for planning and developing new practice area modules and ensuring data quality for these modules. Prior to joining LexMachina, Chuan worked as an IP consultant for ThermoFisher Scientific Inc. in San Jose, and as a research programmer at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.
Chuan earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law, and has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Jonathan is a Customer Success Manager for Lex Machina supporting customers in the Midwest. He leverages his 10 years of experience in the legal industry to help his customers obtain the most value from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics through training, education and resources.
Jonathan received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and began his legal services career shortly thereafter. Prior to Lex Machina, Jonathan worked for an AmLaw 10 firm in intellectual property litigation followed by an international intellectual property consulting company managing relationships with law firm and corporate customers.
Marissa graduated with honors from Vassar College with a BA in Drama and French.
In her role as Legal Content Associate, Gloria creates content-driven materials to provide customers with the most salient information about using legal analytics to uncover strategic insights.
Gloria worked as a consultant at VallotKarp in New York City, advising law firms and investment banks on issues including professional development, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to that, she practiced law for several years at Shearman & Sterling in Manhattan, and worked as an analyst at Lehman Brothers in London.
Gloria holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Stanford University.
As a Product Manager, Matthew focuses on product development and strategy.
Before joining Lex Machina, Matthew was the Media Manager for AutoQuotes, LLC., a software leader in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry. While there, he was responsible for the management of a global media team and multiple customer-facing products and services. Prior to that he held support roles at multiple law firms across North Florida.
Matthew received a B.A. in English from Florida State University with additional focuses on business and Russian language.
As Senior Software Engineer, Subhodip works on various parts of Lex Machina’s flagship legal analytics web application. His background includes 10+ years of software development experience including in a currency exchange firm and in a top publication company.
Subhodip holds a Bachelor in Technology in Computer Science from West Bengal University of Technology, India.
As a Customer Success Manager for Lex Machina, Kristin is passionate about working with lawyers and the legal community to make their jobs easier through the use of Lex Machina. She attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law and college at Iowa State University. Kristin received bar admission in Minnesota in 2014 and in Texas in 2016.
Kristin has been working in the legal technology field for over five years and has unique experience working with law firms, corporations, and academic institutions regarding their use of technology and legal analytics to enhance the practice of law.
Rachel is a Customer Success Manager based out of Pennsylvania. By providing training, education, and resources, she is focused on helping law firms and corporate counsel gain insights and win business through the power of Legal Analytics.
Prior to joining Lex Machina, Rachel spent the majority of her career working at BARBRI Inc. as a Director of Legal Education working with law students, law schools, and attorneys. Rachel has a B.S. in Communication and Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Rachel received her J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Rebecca (Becca) is delighted to be a software engineer for Lex Machina. Her professional journey started in the middle school math and science classrooms of Durham, North Carolina as a teacher for Teach For America. After moving to California, she transitioned to EdTech, working in customer service, managing teams, and building products as a Product Manager.
As a software engineer, Mel develops and maintains Lex Machina’s crawler infrastructure and web application.
Before joining Lex Machina, Mel was a software engineer at a financial services company, where she developed portfolio management software and data pipelines. She also has a background in academic data analysis and research. Mel graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in environmental science.
Based in New York City, Mike helps to design and improve the information retrieval and extraction processing which provides Lex Machina’s users with rich data and analytics.
Mike has more than 20 years experience in software engineering, machine learning, and natural language processing. As Chief Data Scientist at Itemize, Mike built and productionized the NLP and Machine Learning engine that turns unstructured and semi-structured financial documents into information. He was also a Search Architect at the Ladders, and IT Director at Thomson Financial.
Mike holds an M.A. in Linguistics and B.A. in Computer Science from New York University, and is particularly interested in the role of interpretibility and confidence scoring in NLP. He is also an avid reader, runner, and weather nerd.