Joe Mornin is a software engineer and IP lawyer. He’s the creator of Bestlaw, a legal research app that adds features to Westlaw and Lexis. He also built the first version of Perma, a tool to archive online materials in legal publications, and then collaborated with the Harvard Law School library to continue building it. He’s worked on several other projects involving law and code. He’s worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy & Technology, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In 2015, he was named to the Fastcase 50. He is currently an associate in the intellectual property group at Winston & Strawn LLP in San Francisco.
He has a JD from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He has a BA from Reed College.