Joshua Walker is the author of “On Legal AI", perhaps the first systematic and practical treatment of this topic. With over 20 years of experience in this and allied fields, and almost as much as an IP attorney, Walker is seeking to deploy the next generation of advanced legal solutions. Walker is a Co-Founder of CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, the first computer science and law laboratory in the United States, and was also Executive Director at Stanford IP Litigation Clearinghouse, later known as Lex Machina.  Walker served as the Founding CEO and Chief Legal Architect of Lex Machina (acquired by RELX group / Lexis, 2015).  This leading litigation AI tool is heavily relied upon by the bar, global industry/enterprise, the White House, the US Judiciary, and myriad governments worldwide.  Currently, Joshua Walker is Chief Product Officer for Aon IPS, where he co-leads QoIP and the transaction solutions group.

Previously, in addition to leading Silicon Valley IP transactions for a major law firm, he served as General Counsel and Project Executive for Airbus’s advanced project group (read: flying car lawyer), where he managed all aspects of legal for Vahana (eVTOL autonomous urban mobility prototype), Altiscope (AI based air traffic control), and VOOM (on demand consumer helicopter service), while concurrently leading an AI project to better manage aerospace contracts and global supply chain risk. 

In addition to “On Legal AI” (Fastcase LINK), Walker regularly writes on AI, IP, and policy—for law firms, governments, corporate audiences, and non-profits. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He has taught IP at both Berkeley and Stanford Law Schools.

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