As Director of Industry Relations at Avvo, Dan manages relationships with the legal industry (law schools, legal tech companies, bar and industry associations). He is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger. He is the cofounder of the Seattle Legal Technology and Innovation MeetUp, a self-styled “legal hacking” group that meets regularly to explore, identify, and implement unconventional solutions to law’s problems, big and small. He’s also blogged and written extensively about the profession and its evolution on his blog Right Brain Law and for other online and print publications.
In his six years as a practicing attorney and more than ten years in the legal industry, Dan worked for two lean “NewLaw” law firms, designed and implemented an online program for procurement contract processing, and was a part of early international legal outsourcing efforts with a Fortune 500 company. He received his BA in International Studies from Brigham Young University, and his JD and MBA from Seattle University. Dan is admitted to the bar in Washington. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal technology trends and innovations.