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.
Melissa Sladden is Senior Counsel in the Downstream Litigation Management Group at Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in San Ramon, California. She is the Chair of the Law Function Diversity Council and served on the Outside Counsel Review Board. Melissa is responsible for managing a wide range of state and federal matters including government investigations, complex class actions, wage and hour actions, employment class actions, single plaintiff employment lawsuits, and personal injury actions.
Stephen is a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Stephen represents management in all aspects of employment law, including litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration proceedings, proceedings before federal and state agencies, and appellate proceedings. Stephen also counsels clients regarding employment practices and policies and disciplinary decisions.