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    Welcoming our Advisory Board

    We are thrilled to welcome our inaugural Advisory Board

    Our Advisory Board represents thought leaders, movers, and shakers in the legal technology space. We are thrilled to work with them to shape the future of the law!


    LexLab @ UC Hastings

    Rebecca Siegel


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    LexLab announces Inaugural Advisory Board




    (San Francisco, California, Sept. 19, 2018) – LexLab at UC Hastings Law, an innovation hub for emerging legal technologies, is thrilled to announce its inaugural advisory board. This group brings together the most innovative and imaginative minds in legal technology today. They represent all aspects of the legal tech space from in-house counsel to law firm procurement. Together, they will provide invaluable instruction and guidance to the LexLab team as we continue to build out our programming, as well as to the startups in its inaugural cohort - beginning this fall. “Our Advisory Board’s breadth of expertise and insight from all corners of the legal industry allows us to leverage our unique location in the heart of Silicon Valley’s tech community to build a new kind of legal tech innovation hub. With their guidance, LexLab will shape the future of legal education at UC Hastings,” says UC Hastings’ Professor and Director of Applied Innovation, Alice Armitage.


    “LexLab is taking bold steps toward the future of law. As an alum working in the field of legal innovation, I’m looking forward to guiding and supporting LexLab as it creates concrete opportunities for law students, legal tech entrepreneurs and startups to prepare for the legal industry’s breaking wave of disruption,” says Maya Markovich, Board Member and Head of Product at NextLaw Labs.




    Stephan Eberle

    General Counsel, Scale Venture Partners


    Mr. Eberle joined ScaleVP as General Counsel in 2016. He is responsible for Scale Venture Partners’ fund and portfolio legal matters as well as becoming a key point of contact for our limited partners. Prior to Scale, Mr. Eberle spent 17 years at Silicon Valley Bank, most recently as Deputy General Counsel. At SVB, Mr. Eberle was responsible for global expansion and international business legal support, strategic and venture capital investments, strategic relationships, product development, regulatory and compliance, and governance issues. He also helped launch SVB’s venture capital program, SVB Capital.


    Leslie Brown

    Head of Legal Project Management, Hogan Lovells LLP


    In addition to her role as Head of Legal Project Management at Hogan Lovells, Ms. Brown is a creator and an adjunct instructor for the Advanced Diploma program in Legal Project Management at NYU School of Professional Studies and is a frequent speaker on legal project management. She is on the True Value Partnering Institute (TVPi) Council of Advisors where she serves as the LPM Cohort Co-Leader, and is the Chair of the New York Large Law Firm Knowledge Management Group.



    Derek Duarte

    President, Blackstone Discovery


    Derek Duarte, a widely recognized legal thought leader and innovator, is President of BlackStone Discovery, a global computer forensics, eDiscovery, and Managed Review provider. Most recently, he was named one of Silicon Valley’s 40 best business leaders under the age of 40 (40 under 40) by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for leading BlackStone Discovery's rapid growth and disruption of the eDiscovery industry.



    Maya Markovich

    Head of Product, NextLaw Labs


    Maya leads the definition, development and launch of innovative solutions for NextLaw Labs. She delivers next-generation technology, process and innovation consulting services across the globe for the Dentons ecosystem, bringing deep knowledge of legal tech through hands-on experimentation with new products, including those in the portfolio of investment arm, Nextlaw Ventures. Collaborating with legal tech communities and experts worldwide, she continually evolves Nextlaw Labs' partnership and investment strategies. She was named one of ABA Legal Technology Resource Center's "Women of Legal Tech 2018."


    Jake Heller

    CEO and Co-Founder, Casetext


    Jake was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Fastcase 50 for legal innovation for his work at Casetext. Before starting Casetext, Jake was a litigator at Ropes & Gray. He graduated from Stanford Law School, where he was president of Stanford Law Review, and clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He’s a Silicon Valley native, and has been programming since childhood.


    Anthony McCusker

    Partner, Co-Chair in Technology, Goodwin Procter LLP


    Anthony specializes in all areas of corporate, securities and partnership laws, with a primary focus on advising emerging-growth technology companies. He is a key contributor to Goodwin's Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin in 2010. Anthony has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 United States for his work in the venture capital and technology transactions areas. In 2013, Anthony was featured in the Daily Journal as one of its “Top 100 Lawyers” in California; the publication has also selected Mr. McCusker as one of its “10 Emerging Law Firm Leaders in California” and one of its “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers.”



    Patrick Barry

    COO, Logikcull


    Patrick graduated from UC Hastings in '95 and spent 5 years practicing Corporate and Securities law as an attorney with Venture Law Group before embarking on a business career that has included roles in 3 startups and stints at Yahoo (VP of Product Management) and Intuit (VP and GM, Demandforce business unit). Patrick is currently the COO of legal tech startup Logikcull, a SF-based cloud software company that is disrupting the $15B eDiscovery industry. Patrick lives in Palo Alto with his wife of 27 years and has 3 amazing adult children.


    What We Do


    We are building three areas of focus: building a concentration/ certificate in law and technology for students; setting up an incubator for legal tech startups on campus, a space where our students and alumni can interact with entrepreneurs and provide support in various ways; and hosting regular large and small-scale community events.



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