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Fastcase Acquires Judicata’s Legal Tech Stack to Build New Legal Research Tools

Judicata team joins Fastcase to extend deep legal reasoning tools across nationwide Fastcase and Docket Alarm research and analytics platforms


Washington, DC (September 3, 2020) – Fastcase today announced the acquisition of the legal technology assets of Judicata, a California legal research solution provider widely recognized as an innovator in the legal space. The Judicata team has joined Fastcase effective today with the mission of extending Judicata’s leading California research and analytics tools nationwide in the Fastcase and Docket Alarm platforms.


After graduating from Columbia Law School, working at Jones Day, and working at Google building Google Scholar, Itai Gurari founded Judicata in 2012 with Adam Hahn and Blake Masters. The team started the company to “map the legal genome,” spending the last decade building out industry-leading research, analysis, and workflow tools for California law. Now, with Judicata Chief Technology Officer Ben Pedrick, Gurari and the Judicata team will join Fastcase to scale those solutions nationwide.


“We’ve long admired Judicata’s creative and beautiful product development, with tools such as high quality search results, advanced filters, its citator, and its Clerk brief analyzer – it’s one of the reasons we named Itai as a 2013 Fastcase 50 honoree,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “Judicata is a generation ahead of even the largest legal research platforms, and their technology will be the core of the next generation of Fastcase tools. This is a blockbuster deal for the 900,000 lawyers who have access to Fastcase.”


“Fastcase has a history of supporting innovators and democratizing the law,” said Gurari. “Spend any time with this amazingly talented team, and you see their passion and commitment. It’s exciting to see that our work at Judicata will scale as part of the Fastcase program.” Pedrick added, “Together, we are going to transform the market. This combination is going to be a leap forward for the legal information industry.”


“Fastcase 7 is one of the world’s most popular and powerful legal research services,” said Walters. “And we’re continuing to innovate. Starting today, our team begins work on Fastcase 8, with Judicata as its backbone.”



About Fastcase

Fastcase is a leading legal publisher that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Fastcase is a comprehensive research suite of primary law, treatises, legal blogs, analytics, workflow tools, and legal news. Founded in 1999, the service has more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit fastcase.com.


About Judicata

Judicata is the leading developer of advanced technologies for California lawyers and publishers. Founded in 2012, Judicata’s next-generation technology is powered by the most detailed map of California law ever made, giving its customers the most effective, data-driven, and precise tools possible.



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