Jake will be joined by members of the team who developed this technology — including Casetext’s Director of Machine Learning, Javed Qadrud-Din — as well as early law firm customers.
Jake is the Founder and CEO of 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.
Javed is both a programmer and a lawyer. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and has been coding since childhood. Prior to joining Casetext, he worked for two years at a Silicon Valley law firm, and three years in IBM’s Watson Group, where he helped develop machine-learning-based tools for the legal industry.
Laura is Casetext’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. She was previously a civil litigator at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and before that served in the Senate Judiciary Committee and clerked in the Southern District of New York. Laura graduated from Yale Law School, where she was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. Laura currently sits on the advisory board of OneJustice, a California legal aid nonprofit, and has been named among the Top Women Leaders in Tech Law in California.
Flyn is responsible for capturing and organizing the collective knowledge of the firm’s attorneys, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently for their clients. For example, Mr. Flesher contributes to the firm’s knowledge management efforts by creating or curating collections of model documents and templates; helping client teams and practice areas collaborate and manage their content; providing updates on legal developments; and fostering knowledge-sharing among attorneys.