Transform the way you gain and share legal expertise

Practice practicing

Lawyers learn best by doing and then engaging directly with an expert mentor. Our courses simulate real-world matters, right down to the live, practical feedback from an accomplished practitioner

Stay ahead of the curve

Absorb cutting edge insights and engage with leading experts on the issues that matter most to your clients.

Be inspired

Discover and explore diverse secrets to success and pay it forward by sharing your own #AscensionStory.

Our Mission

MEET OUR TEAM

We are a team of experienced legal and technology professionals who are on a mission to transform the way lawyers gain and share expertise.

ABDI SHAYESTEH

CEO & Founder

Serial entrepreneur, founded and successfully sold two startups prior to age 30. Over 15 years of experience as a corporate and banking attorney in diverse settings.

Jeremy Liles

Head of Product & Technology

20+ yrs. experience in startup product development and technology. 4+ yrs. experience as an in-house corporate attorney.

JULIE RYAN

Head of Experiential Learning

Over 18 years of experience as a corporate transactions and M&A attorney. Assoc. Professor of Lawyering Skills at USC Law, Partner at Acceleron. Previously at Russ August & Kabat, Akin Gump, and Clifford Chance.

BRIAN REINTHALER, CPC

Head of Coaching and Career Services, Managing Editor of Ascension

Over ten years of experience in the career advisory, fulfillment, and recruitment space. xManaging Director at SJL Attorney Search; previously with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Baker Botts.

PHILIP COLBRAN

Head Of Faculty

Over 30 years of experience as a transactional corporate and securities attorney. xPartner at Chadbourne & Parke, and xSpecial Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

ALI I. RIAZ

Executive Chairman

Serial tech-entrepreneur, advisor and investor, focusing on data-driven technology solutions. Founder, xCEO and xChairman of Attivio, Fast Search & Transfer.

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Our Advisors

PAT COSTELLO

MD And General Counsel
The Resource Group

JOHN A. DRENNAN

Counsel
King & Spalding

FRED HASANI

Co-Founder & Partner, Acceleron Law Group

MICHAEL SOLOMON

Founder, Managing Partner, 10x Management

GEORGE NICHOLS

Serial Ed-Tech Entrepreneur & Investor

Michael Thom

Chief of Staff, Mitsubishi-UFJ Financial Group

Alex Withers

CMO inMotionNow
(xVP, LexisNexis)

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