Chief Evangelist and General Counsel @ Lex Machina
Owen Byrd is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. He provides thought
leadership about Legal Analytics and its value for the business and practice of law via speaking
engagements, publications, webcasts, blogging, social media, and press.
As general counsel, he manages Lex Machina’s legal affairs and serves as a member of its
leadership committee. He has previously led the company’s operations, customer success,
sales, and marketing functions.
He is also a leader in the legal tech industry, serving on the board of Upsolve (bankruptcy), the
advisory boards of DealWIP (due diligence), RegsTech (hyper-local legal research), and High
Performance Counsel (media), and co-leading the Legal Tech Accelerator, a joint program of
Lex Machina and LexisNexis, which has assisted 27 start-ups over the past three years.
Owen has previously founded and led data-centric software, real estate, and non-profit ventures
and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. from the
University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Colorado College.
He has spoken extensively to legal audiences, primarily focusing on the use of data and
analytics to improve legal decision-making.
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