Meet Our Core Team
F. Scott Barker
Scott Barker is a Microsoft MVP winner, and the author of 10+ books on various developer topics such as C#, Microsft Access and SQL Server. He's taught hundreds of developers in the various Microsoft technologies. His specialties include C#, dtSearch Search Engine, .NET languages, SQL Server, Office development, Silverlight, and Windows Forms Developer. For us, Scott works with enterprise systems and UI/UX.
Founder & CEO
Nick Brestoff is cross-functional with litigation and Deep Learning technology. He holds degrees in engineering at UCLA and the California Institute of Technology, and in law at USC. He was AV rated before he retired in 2014, ending a 38 year career as a California business litigator and insurance coverage attorney. He is the sole or lead inventor on all of our Deep Learning software system patents.
Larry Bridgesmith is the CEO of DASH, a recently announced interoperability platform. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt School of Law and Coordinator of the Program on Law and Innovation. In April of 2016, he organized a conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Law, a nation-wide first. He's also has organized a conference on blockchain and, on April 30, 2018, will convene a conference on Innovation.
Sean Doherty is well known as a tech savvy attorney because of his 8+ years as the Technology Editor for ALM Media's Law Technology News (now Legaltech News), and his more recent role as an analyst for 451 Research. Sean is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. He advises clients on information technology, safeguarding privacy, and preserving evidence in litigation.
Richard Granat has developed and sold two successful legal tech businesses, and now leads LawMediaLabs, Inc., an incubator that invests in early stage legal tech startups. A Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, Richard received the Louis M. Brown Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services in 2010 and the James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering in 2013.
Cynthia Martin, CPA
Business Processes, Finance, and Accounting
Cythnia Martin is a CPA who owns her own practice in Sequim, Washington. Previously, she has been a company Controller, Senior Accountant, Audit Senior, and Accounting Manager.
Frank Orzo is a well known legal tech pioneer. He co-developed Lawtrac, the first PC-based matter management system used by Corporate Law Departments. When he sold Lawtrac to a private equity firm in 2014, his company had over 100 Law Departments as customers, across many industries and of varying sizes from two to 500 users. Lawtrac was used by Corporate Law Departments operating in the U.S. and globally.
Chief Data Scientist
Jagannath Rajagopal received his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1999. As the owner of DataSnap, Inc., Jag has been an entrepreneurial software developer for years, is proficient with Deep Learning, and is the author and producer of the popular YouTube channel on Deep Learning, DeepLearning.tv.