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Congratulations!  San Francisco based Casetext has closed a $12 million funding round! Congrats to Jake Heller (CEO), Laura Safdie (COO and GC),  Pablo Arredondo, Vice President, Legal Research (and a CodeX Fellow) and the rest of the team. Check out the news through links at their PR group, Baretz+Brunell.  (Legaltech news, Fortune, Venture Beat, Above The Law, ABA Journal, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.)  History: Startup Snapshot: Pablo Arredondo.

Photo: (Heller and Safdie): courtesy Baretz+Brunell.


Maisie Devine, an investor at ZX Ventures, has profiled Nehal Madhani. “How an Immigrant Millennial Lawyer is Disrupting the $400 Billion Legal Industry,” published in Inc., notes that the first-generation Madhani “left his six-figure salary job, taught himself to code, and started one fof the most innovative legal tech companies.”

Fresh Intelligentsia: 18

The article was published on April 11, 2017. Read the full story here.

Photo: Nehal Madhani.  Credit: Company & Kathryn Cooper Photography.



Legaltech news

• “Microsoft Introduces New Data Governance, Threat Intelligence Offerings for Office 365,” by Zach Warren, Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News.

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“Speaking to Legaltech News shortly after the announcement, Nishan DeSilva, principal engineering lead for information protection at Office 365 Engineering and former CTO of Microsoft’s legal department, said the Office 365 team focused on three key challenges during product development: How can customers quickly bring data from on-premise to the cloud; how can they apply policies across the entire Office 365 service; and providing intelligent insights through automation and analytics.”

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Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX and a member of the California bar. Email: Twitter: @MonicaBay.

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