LexisNexis Head of Legal Analytics and Chairman, Lex Machina
Josh is a long-time recognized thought leader on leveraging technology to improve the practice of law. As Lexis Head of Legal Analytics, he is responsible for defining their Legal Analytics strategy and vision.
Josh also leads the LexisNexis Legaltech Accelerator program.
As Chairman, Lex Machina, Josh continues in an ongoing role as an advisor.
Previously, Josh served as Lex Machina CEO for seven years leading strategy and operations. During his tenure, Lex Machina was acquired by LexisNexis.
Josh was part of the Founding team of Dice.com (NYSE:DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures and then a Founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital. Previously he also worked at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape.
He co-founded and remains Chair of The Full Circle Fund, a coalition of technology and business leaders that collectively funds and supports leading social entrepreneurs. In 2015, Josh received The Jefferson Award for public service for his work with Full Circle Fund.
Josh founded Startup2Startup, an entrepreneur dinner/discussion group and is active with the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs.
Josh earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.
Customer Success Manager
Komal Aery has been partnering with Fortune 500 companies and law firms for the past nine years, helping them increase their productivity through adoption of LexisNexis’ information, technology and research solutions. While working for LexisNexis, she had great success in optimizing the user experience by building knowledge and trust between the brand and user.
As a Customer Success Manager at Lex Machina, Komal helps customers obtain the most value from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics through appropriate training, education, and resources. Sharing her expertise of ideal practices and insights in a simple, trusting and direct way is an important aspect of her work. Komal is based in New York and will be covering the Northeast territory. Her goal at Lex Machina is to strategize with customers on utilizing the Lex Machina platform, by spreading her knowledge of the trends and visions that she is seeing in the market place. She strives to help customers make the best and most useful strategic data-driven decisions.
Komal enjoys the process of building relationships with customers because it gives her an opportunity to share her experiences, stories and ideas about how they can use analytics to improve efficiencies, productivity and meet their business objectives. The qualities that have made Komal successful in establishing strong connections are her ability to listen keenly, to effectively understand and communicate the customers’ needs, and to remain passionate and committed to becoming a leader in her field.
Rachel is a Legal Data Expert focusing on trademark and copyright data integrity.
She is currently based out of New Orleans, Louisiana after spending several years practicing trademark law in the Bay Area. While helping individual clients, she has always had an interest in trends and innovation in IP.
Rachel earned her JD from the University of San Francisco and a BSM from Tulane University. She is licensed in both California and Louisiana.
Legal Data Expert – Employment Law
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.
Chief Evangelist and General Counsel
Owen Byrd is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. He provides thought leadership about Legal Analytics and its application to 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 the 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 (legal service delivery) and High Performance Counsel (media), and co-leading the Legal Tech Accelerator, a joint program of Lex Machina and LexisNexis, which assisted 12 start-up companies in 2017.
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.
As Marketing Assistant for Lex Machina, Patricia, also known as Trixie, assists the marketing team with all marketing activities, which includes supporting campaigns, planning and organizing events such as conferences and tradeshows, and more.
Before joining Lex Machina, Patricia was a marketing intern for a startup where she coordinated different projects to prepare the company for the launch date. She has also volunteered for non-profit programs and worked in the retail industry.
Patricia graduated from the California State University of Monterey Bay, where she received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Director, Software Engineering
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).
Legal Data Expert – Commercial Law
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.
Legal Researcher – IP
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.
Marketing Demand Generation Manager
As the Marketing Demand Generation Manager, Karen Commons plans and executes digital marketing and events initiatives for Lex Machina. Karen’s experience is focused in B2B technology marketing for SaaS platforms.
Previous to Lex Machina, she worked for venture capitalist backed companies in online reputation management, health care, and talent acquisitions running events, social media programs, and digital marketing campaigns.
Karen received a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds a MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Eileen holds a BA in English and history from John Carroll University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan.
As Systems Engineer, Sean is responsible for the maintenance and continuity of Lex Machina’s infrastructure — and by extension, the availability of Lex Machina itself.
Sean previously worked as a Security Engineer at Telogis and PEER1 before that, having self-taught nearly everything he knows over the last twenty years.
Senior Systems Engineer
When not writing code (aspirationally speaking), Jeff is an avid cyclist with all the breaks and dislocations to show for it and a writer of short text that might be mistaken for poetry. He earned a B.S in Mathematics from Sonoma State University.
Attorney & Legal Technologist
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.
Corporate Affairs Manager
Patty joined Lex Machina in 2014 with a wealth of experience working in corporate, entrepreneurial and start-up domains. Her current role is supporting the Chairman and LexisNexis Head of Legal Analytics.
Patty worked at The Huffington Post at the early stage in 2008 when they were a blogpost with a powerful impact, remaining through the expansion and climb to their global media influence and successful merger with AOL. She also worked in business strategy and development in several companies.
A Pennsylvania native, Patty attended the University of Pittsburgh. She moved to the west coast in 1997 where she could pursue a master’s in spiritual science on weekends while continuing her career working with dynamic executives.
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.
Customer Success Manager
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.
Senior Algorithms Engineer
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.
Aaron Hochstein is based in Denver, Colorado and leads Lex Machina’s efforts in the Western USA. He uses his 19+ years of experience in the legal industry to help law firms and corporate legal departments use Legal Analytics to win lawsuits, land clients, select counsel, and estimate litigation budgets.
Prior to joining Lex Machina, Aaron spent 15 years in various Sales and Account Management roles with Thomson Reuters, serving the law firm and corporate markets. Aaron practiced for two years in Chicago before joining Thomson Reuters. He earned his J.D. From Depaul College of Law and his B.S. from the University of Minnesota.
Outside of Lex Machina, Aaron enjoys many outdoor activities in beautiful Colorado, including snowboarding, hiking, biking, and tennis. He is also an amateur photographer with a few published photos.
As a Legal Researcher with Lex Machina, Andy analyzes and curates case data for the Legal Data team.
Before joining Lex Machina, Andy worked as an E-Discovery Attorney with Donovan Watkins in Houston, Texas. He earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, and has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Rice University.
Sales Enablement & Operations Director
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.
Principal Algorithms Engineer
As Principal Algorithms Engineer, John helps to design and improve the natural language understanding capabilities which provide Lex Machina’s users with rich data and analytics.
John has more than 10 years experience in applying natural language processing and machine learning to text understanding problems. At Language Computer, John led research and development for award-winning information extraction and question-answering systems for both English and foreign languages. He also directed the language processing efforts at Extractiv, a Web-scale content extraction engine that combined high-quality text extraction with scalable web crawling.
John has experience in other domains as well, including work as a senior consultant at Improving Enterprises, where he created custom enterprise software for both web and mobile platforms. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Customer Success Manager
As part of the Customer Success Team, Carol is based in New York and works with clients in the Mid-West/Southern Region. Her role is to help customers maximize the value of their Lex Machina subscription through education, learning and support and to identify opportunities where law firms and companies can integrate Legal Analytics into their business and practice.
Carol has been part of LexisNexis for 20+ years. She has held several management and leadership positions in Sales, Customer and Sales Training, Segment Planning and Customer Experience. She has extensive experience managing the sales and support relationship between LexisNexis and clients in the legal and corporate markets. Carol was a part of the first Customer Experience team at LexisNexis. She will continue to ensure the customer is at the heart of everything we do and to serve as the “Voice of the Customer”.
Carol received her BA in Communications from Pennsylvania State University.
Jia Yi Lim
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.
As a Product Manager, Wade focuses on product development and strategy.
Prior to Lex Machina, Wade worked as an intellectual property attorney in the Palo Alto office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice included patent litigation–primarily the Apple/Samsung smart phone patent litigation–and privacy-related matters. Wade holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as a research assistant in various areas of patent law for Mark A. Lemley. Before attending law school, Wade worked as an Associate Consultant in the Dallas office of Bain & Company, where he worked on a variety of business consulting projects, from computer manufacturing to chicken processing.
Wade holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Rice University.
Legal Data Expert
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.
Entity Data Steward
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.
Terry McNeil is based in Minneapolis, MN and leads Lex Machina’s sales for the Upper Midwest. Terry believes in helping his customers succeed and Lex Machina plays a critical role in accomplishing that. With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry Terry has experience introducing law firms to innovative technology that empowers legal professionals to grow business.
Prior to joining the Lex Machina team Terry was an eDiscovery representative with LexisNexis solving complex data challenges through a variety of software solutions. Born and raised in Minnesota Terry graduated from Bemidji State University.
Outside of Lex Machina Terry enjoys the great outdoors with family and friends at his north-woods cabin where time moves slowly. The parent of an active 10-year-old girl Terry finds himself at Taekwondo classes, the softball diamond, and the basketball and enjoys it all!
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.
Lead Software Engineer
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.
Customer Experience & Operations Director
As Customer Experience & Operations Director, Navroop leads Customer Experience programs and initiatives, which encompass four key areas. Firstly, Navroop develops the strategy, content and delivery of our Learning and Education efforts. She also manages Customer Support services – providing product expertise to users and serves as the internal voice of the customer. Navroop leads Customer Success Operations, in this role she manages reporting and metrics as well as overall process improvement. Lastly, she is responsible for the Public Interest program, which furthers our commitment to bring openness and transparency to the law.
Prior to Lex Machina, Navroop worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. She assisted in various international intellectual property initiatives as well as negotiating and drafting agreements. In addition, Navroop has several years of experience working in Silicon Valley, California as a Business Systems and Project Management professional. She has supported and led implementation of both local and global projects over a diverse range of industry sectors with a variety of companies including Clorox, SAP, HollyFrontier Refinery and Beutler Corporation.
Navroop graduated from Stanford Law School with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology. She also earned a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Deakin University, located in her hometown Melbourne, Australia.
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.
Lead Software Engineer
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.
Legal Data Expert – Product Liability
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
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.
Vice President of Sales
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.
Developer Data Analyst Intern
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.
Director of Legal Data
As Director of Legal Data, 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.
Director of Sales and Sales Strategy
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.
Darin 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.
Data Analyst Developer
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.
Quality Assurance Engineer
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 presenter at the SQUAD 2015 conference on the topic of test automation.
Laura holds 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.
Legal Data Expert – Bankruptcy
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.
Lead Software Engineer
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.
Legal Data Expert – Bankruptcy
As a Legal Data Expert, Laura focuses on developing and maintaining Lex Machina’s bankruptcy database to deliver useful data analytics and ensure data integrity.
Before joining Lex Machina, Laura served as a bankruptcy practitioner for over ten years in the Western District of Pennsylvania and District of Maine. Laura also practiced in employment discrimination and general civil litigation. 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 Senior Software Engineer, Sonny works on the continuous improvement of Lex Machina’s flagship legal analytics web application.
His background includes front-end development at a global financial company, over 10 years of practicing law, speaking 4 different human languages, having lived on 3 different continents, and having served as former NBA-star Yao Ming’s private English language tutor.
Sonny holds a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a B.S. in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.