vLex Announces 2023 Fastcase 50 Honorees

13 July 2023

Miami, FL (July 13, 2023) — The combined team of vLex and Fastcase today announced the 2023 honorees of the Fastcase 50. Since 2011, the Fastcase 50 has recognized lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives, and people from all walks of life who are innovating and creating new frontiers in the legal profession. In April 2023, vLex and Fastcase merged, and the companies today jointly announced the 2023 class of Fastcase 50 honorees.

The annual Fastcase 50 awards were designed to highlight the profound and insightful contributions that are made across the legal industry every year. Anyone is eligible to be named, and each year people nominate a truly diverse group of people who are making an impact within the legal sector. This can include anything from imaginative new strategies to promote access to justice to intuitive solutions that tackle complex issues and create new legal services.

Ever since its debut in 2011, the awards have bestowed recognition upon countless trailblazers who have fearlessly reshaped the legal landscape for lawyers, courts, and the public at large,” said Julia Herman, Chief Revenue Officer, vLex. “As a judge in this year’s awards program, I found myself in awe of the boundless brilliance displayed by the nominees, their visionary ideas, and their relentless dedication to enhancing the legal realm.

This has been an amazing year of change for legal tech, including at vLex and Fastcase,” said Ed Walters, Fastcase co-founder and the Chief Strategy Officer of vLex. “This year’s list of honorees reflects a year of transformation for legal services. The Fastcase 50 class of 2023 is also the most international group of honorees in our history, which reflects the growing scale of vLex and Fastcase.

Congratulations to the 2023 Fastcase 50 Honorees:

  • Daniel Acevedo, Senior Manager & Legal Operations Services Leader, LatAm North, Ernst & Young
  • Ben Alarie, Professor & Osler Chair in Business Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Founder & CEO, Blue J Legal
  • João Alberto de Oliveira Lima, Legislative Information Systems Analyst, Senado Federal (Brazil)
  • Joe Breda, President, Bloomberg Law
  • Junior Browne, Officer-in-Charge, Faculty of Law Library, The University of the West Indies
  • Ana Buitrago, Senior Advisor, PWC
  • Wendy Butler Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer, Chair eDiscovery & Information Governance Group, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Rodrigo Camarena, Director, Justicia Lab
  • Kevin Colangelo, Senior Director, Professional Learning, Law School Admission Council
  • Ken Crutchfield, Vice President & General Manager of Legal Markets, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US
  • Anthony Diana, Co-Chair of IP, Tech & Data Practice Group; Enterprise Data Risk Management Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Diana Didia, Senior Vice President; Chief Information and Innovation Officer, American Arbitration Association
  • John DiGilio, Firmwide Director, Library Services, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Mark Doble, CEO and Founder, Alexi Inc.
  • Chris Dralla, Founder and CEO, TypeLaw
  • Tim Fox, Director of Practice Intelligence and Data Analytics, Ogletree Deakins
  • Bill Girdner, Editor, Courthouse News Service
  • Gordon Glover, Founder, Glover Law Firm
  • Mónica González Contró, Director, Institute of Legal Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Dirk Hartung, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Legal Technology and Data Science at Bucerius Law School
  • Daniel Hoadley, Head of Data Science & Analytics, Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • Douglas Keith, Counsel, Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice
  • Scott Kelly, Senior Manager of Product, NetDocuments; Co-Founder, Afterpattern
  • Linda Kruschke, Director of Legal Publications, Oregon State Bar
  • Jamie Maclaren, Founding Executive Director, Access Pro Bono Society of BC
  • Conor Malloy, Supervising Attorney & Rentervention Director, Law Center for Better Housing
  • Maya Markovich, Executive in Residence - Justice Tech, Village Capital
  • Joaquim Matinero Tor, Banking-Finance & Blockchain Associate, Roca Junyent
  • Theresa McCue, Member Support Manager, NELLCO Law Library Consortium
  • Sara Molina, Senior Manager in Legal Management Consulting, Deloitte Legal
  • Francesc Muñoz, CIO, Cuatrecasas
  • Joy Murao, Founder & CEO, Practice Aligned Resources
  • Aaron O’Brien, CEO, Parrot
  • Mark C. Palmer, Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism; Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Erick Rincón Cárdenas, Director, TicTank
  • Marcos Ríos, Partner, Carey; Chair, American Bar Association International Law Section
  • Julia Rodgers, CEO and Co-Founder, HelloPrenup
  • John Sheridan, Digital Director, The National Archives, UK
  • Andrew Solomon, Senior Rule of Law Advisor, United States Agency for International Development
  • Quinten Steenhuis, Practitioner in Residence and Adjunct Professor, Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, Suffolk University Law School; Founder, Lemma Legal
  • Holly Stevens, Chief Data Officer, Legal Services Corporation
  • Nicole Stone, Director of Product Management, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US
  • Alex Su, Head of Community Development, Ironclad
  • Kelly Twigger, Founder and CEO, eDiscovery Assistant
  • Joshua Walker, CEO, System.Legal; Co-Founder, CodeX; Author, On Legal AI
  • Caroline Walters, Collection Development Librarian for US and Materials Budget, Harvard Law School Library
  • Nick West, Chief Strategy Officer, Mishcon De Reya LLP
  • Keli Whitnell, Director of Firm Intelligence, Troutman Pepper
  • Laurent Wiesel, Litigation Knowledge Lawyer, Simpson Thacher
  • Stephanie Wilkins, Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News

About vLex vLex is a global legal intelligence platform that provides legal professionals with access to the most extensive collection of legal and regulatory information worldwide, all on one award-winning platform. Since its merger with Fastcase, vLex now includes some of the most valuable brands in legal technology, including Docket Alarm and NextChapter. Trusted by more than two million lawyers, researchers, government departments, and law schools, vLex offers comprehensive and intuitive access to the law in over 200 jurisdictions through an intelligent, AI-powered legal research platform.

Recognized as the Overall Legal Research Solution Provider of the Year 2022, vLex is a leader in legal AI and global intelligence. The recent merger with Fastcase has furthered vLex’s commitment to developing AI-driven solutions for the world's legal industry, and delivering the world's largest global law library of over one billion legal documents on a single platform, to enable legal professionals to work smarter and find relevant insights faster.

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