Fastcase Announces 2018 “Fastcase 50” Honorees
The Award Honors 50 Innovators, Visionaries, and Leaders in Law
Washington, DC (July 9, 2018) – Legal publisher Fastcase today announced the company’s annual list of “Fastcase 50” honorees. Selected from online nominations, the award recognizes the year’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law. Many of the 2018 honorees are pioneers in the areas of access to justice, artificial intelligence, and visualization tools for legal data.
View the 2018 winners at www.fastcase.com/fastcase50/2018
Since the inaugural awards in 2011, the Fastcase 50 has illuminated entrepreneurs and visionaries who are catapulting law and legal technology into a new era. The Fastcase 50 class of 2018 represents a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, law librarians, bar association executives, and innovators from all walks of life.
“The Fastcase 50 Award season is exciting for us each year, as we get to honor a collection of smart, driven innovators with a passion to improve our profession,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “It’s fun for our team each year to draw inspiration from our heroes, many of whom are doing terrific, unsung work at the frontiers of law.”
This is the eighth class of Fastcase 50 honorees, and for the eighth consecutive year, the company received a record number of nominees. Fastcase is happy to introduce the Fastcase 50 Class of 2018. “This year’s class makes 400 honorees,” Walters said, “and if you’d like to see who has done some of the most important work in law, we have compiled all 400 biographies by year on our website. This group is a constant source of inspiration for us.” You can find a list of all past honorees at www.fastcase.com/fastcase50, and a Twitter list of posts by honorees at https://twitter.com/fastcase/lists/fastcase-50.
Congratulations to the 2018 Class of Fastcase 50 recipients:
Shruti Ajitsaria, Counsel and Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy
Kenton Brice, Director of Technology Innovation, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
John Browning, Shareholder, Passman & Jones; Adjunct Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law; Adjunct Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Femi Cadmus, Director, J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke University School of LAw; Vice-President, American Association of Law Librarians
Adam Camras, CEO, LAWgical and Legal Talk Network
Veronica Canton, Partner, Impowerus; Law Student Division President, Hispanic National Bar Association
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Gabriela Cubeiro, Co-Founder and Director, CASEpeer
Patrick DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree Deakins
Eric Falkenberry, Partner, DLA Piper
Darren Fancher, Co-Founder and CEO, CASEpeer
Andrea Ferster, Attorney, Law Office of Andrea Ferster; Past President, District of Columbia Bar; Steering Committee, DC Refers
Erin Gerstenzang, Criminal Defense Attorney, EHG Law Firm
Lori Gonzalez, President, The RayNa Corporation
John Grant, Founder, The Agile Attorney
Dazza Greenwood, Founder, CIVICS.com; Lecturer and Visiting Research Scientist, MIT
Ivy Grey, Author of American Legal Style for PerfectIt, Intelligent Editing; Senior Attorney, Griffin Hamersky LLP
Jack Grow, President and CEO, LawToolBox.com
Pieter Gunst, Co-Founder and COO, Legal.io
Kate Hagan, Executive Director, American Association of Law Librarians
Jim Harbaugh, Head Football Coach, University of Michigan
Shawnna Hoffman, Co-Founder and Global Co-Leader, IBM Watson Legal Practice
Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, Pro Bono Net
Lisa Joy, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Westworld
Neal Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells
Brian Kuhn, Co-Founder and Global Co-Leader, IBM Watson Legal Practice
Patricia Lee, Special Assistant for Diversity and Bar Relations, State Bar of California (retired); Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Center, American Bar Association
Saskia Mehlhorn, Director of Knowledge Management & Library Services, Norton Rose Fulbright
John Nay, Co-Founder and CEO, Skopos Labs
Cian O’Sullivan, Top Dog and Founder, Beagle
Amanda Ostrowitz, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, CannaRegs
Patrick Palace, Owner, Palace Law; Past President, Washington State Bar Association; Owner, Sunken Cellars Winery
Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management, LexisNexis
Amy Porter, Founder & CEO, LawPay
Jonathan Pyle, Creator, DocAssemble; Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Daniel Reilly, Co-Founder & CEO, Legably
Katelyn Ringrose, Founder, Impowerus
Daniel Rodriguez, Chair, ABA Center for Innovation; Immediate Past Dean, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Laura Safdie, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Casetext
Aileen Schultz, Co-Founder, Global Legal Hackathon; Director of Network Intelligence, Integra Ledger
Sam Stoddard, Co-Founder and CEO, SimpleCitizen
Michelle Suskauer, President, The Florida Bar; Partner, Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.
Joseph Tiano, Jr., Founder and CEO, Legal Decoder
Mark Torchiana, CEO, Courtroom Insight
Darryl Towell, CEO, Docket Navigator
Wilson Tsu, Founder & CEO, LearnLeo
Jae Um, Founder and Executive Director, Six Parsecs
Amy Wan, Founder and CEO, Bootstrap Legal; Founder, Legal Hackers LA
Jeff Ward, Director, Duke Law Center on Law & Technology
Ken White, Partner, Brown White & Osborne
Fastcase 50 recipients will be celebrated during the 2018 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting July 14-17 in Baltimore, Maryland.
To view profiles of each of the winners and to learn more about the Fastcase 50 award, visit www.fastcase.com/fastcase50. For the Twitter list of posts by honorees from all classes, visit https://twitter.com/fastcase/lists/fastcase-50.
Fastcase, known for pioneering mind-blowing tools in the legal information market, will share new Fastcase 7 additions, new tools in Docket Alarm, integrations, and updates at the AALL annual meeting.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit www.fastcase.com.