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.

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)

Marcel Imery

Founding Partner
Imery Urdaneta

Rod Khadem

Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital (Macquarie Group)

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