Fastcase Announces 2013 “Fastcase 50” Award Winners

Legal Publishing Company Recognizes the Top 50 Innovators, Visionaries, and Leaders in Law Washington, DC (July 11, 2012) – Legal publisher Fastcase today published the company’s annual list of “Fastcase 50” award recipients. The “Fastcase 50” award recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law. View the 2013 winners at A record number of nominations were submitted for the peer-nominated accolade this year. Several industry leaders, law firm managers, legal technology influencers, law school professors, and entrepreneurs around the world recommended a field of remarkable candidates for the 2013 Fastcase 50 award. “This is a notable moment for legal tech and the impact these individuals are making on the shifting legal landscape,” said Phil Rosenthal, President of Fastcase. “Each year we take a moment to shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of the heroes, innovators, risk-takers, and individuals who dare to think big and take action on those interesting ideas. Along with the record number of nominees this year, we’re witnessing a rise in the boundary-pushers for big data, open government, and legal information.” Congratulations to the following Fastcase 50 award recipients: Raj Abhyanker, CEO, LegalForce Stephen Allen, Head of Global Legal Services Transformation, PricewaterhouseCoopers Tom Barnett, Executive Director, State Bar of South Dakota Josh Becker, CEO, LexMachina Bob Berring, Jr., Author, Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law Paulette Brown, Partner at Edwards Wildman, and Uncontested Nominee for President of the ABA Matthew Burnett, Director, Immigration Advocates Network Cindy Chick, Global Manager of Library Systems, Latham & Watkins LLP Aviva Cuyler, Founder & CEO, JD Supra Elizabeth Dobbins, UVA Law Class of 2013, Marine Corps JAG Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer, Policy, Facebook Anne Ellis, Senior Director of Librarian Relations, Thomson Reuters Legal Bart Epstein, General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer, Ron Friedmann, Consultant, Fireman & Co. Sara Frug, Associate Director, Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell Law School Richard Granat, Founder & CEO, The Granat Group Itai Gurari, CEO & Co-Founder, Judicata Marci Harris, CEO, POPVOX Mark Harris, CEO & Founder, Axiom Law Allan Head, Executive Director, North Carolina Bar Association William (Bill) Henderson, Professor of Law and Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Terry Hill, Director of Programs, The Florida Bar Ken Hirsh, Director of Law Library and /information Technology, Professor of Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law Phil Hoare, Vice President & CIO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Tim Hwang, Founder & Human Partner, Robot, Robot & Hwang LLP Daniel Martin Katz, Co-Founder & Co-Director, ReInvent Law; Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan State University Renee Newman Knake, Co-Founder & Co-Director, ReInvent Law; Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan State University Colin LaChance, President & CEO, Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) Steve Lastres, Director of Library & Knowledge Management, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Carole Levitt, President & Founder, Internet for Lawyers Daniel Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Ravel Law Adriana Linares, President & Founder, LawTech Partners Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq Kevin Marmion, President, William S. Hein & Company Kingsley Martin, President & CEO, KMStandards, LLC Eric Mill, Software Developer, Sunlight Foundation Charley Moore, Founder & Executive Chairman, Rocket Lawyer Sharon Nelson, President, Virginia State Bar and President, Sensei Enterprises Dwight Opperman (in memoriam), Former CEO, West Publishing Co. Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director, Code for America John Phelps, CEO, State Bar of Arizona Deb Quintel, Director of Curriculum Development & General Counsel, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Nik Reed, Co-Founder, Ravel Law Bess Reynolds, Technical Services Manager of the Library & Knowledge Management Department, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Mark Rosch, Independent Author & Consultant Jim Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation Joshua Tauberer, Founder, Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Executive Director, NELLCO Grant Vergottini, Co-Founder, Xcential, LLC Fastcase 50 recipients will be celebrated during the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting July 12-16 in Seattle, Washington. To view profiles of each of the winners and to learn more about the Fastcase 50 award, visit About Fastcase 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 500,000 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 ###

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