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General Counsel & Chief Evangelist
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 the 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 (legal service delivery) and High Performance Counsel (media), and co-leading the Legal Tech Accelerator, a joint program of Lex Machina and LexisNexis, which has assisted 17 start-ups in the past two 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.