Sarah Glassmeyer is trying to get to the bottom of open access to law, and Ed Walters is trying to build a company based on access to that law. Both share their frustrations and wishes for open access on today’s podcast. Plus, lawyers are terrible at client intake. News at 11.
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Ed Walters is the Chief Strategy Officer of vLex and the founder of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based in Washington, D.C. Fastcase and vLex merged in April 2023 to form one of the world’s fastest-growing legal publishers. Its global law library serves more than 3 million subscribers and includes the law of more than 100 countries in a single platform. Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation. Ed earned an A.B. in government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and at Cornell Law School / Cornell Tech, where he teaches The Law of Robots.
Last updated February 9th, 2016