Fastcase Adds Legal Technology Expert Damien Riehl as Managing Director; Will Lead Legal Research Strategy
Riehl Joins Fastcase to Drive Integration of Legal Analytics and Strengthen its Algorithmic Citator
WASHINGTON, DC (July 12, 2019) – Legal publishing company Fastcase announced today that Damien Riehl joined the team on July 8 as Managing Director of the Fastcase Legal Research Platform. He will be responsible for executing on the company’s strategic vision for strengthening its Bad Law Bot citator and integrating legal analytics powered by Docket Alarm.
Before joining Fastcase, Riehl helped lead development of legal-workflow management efforts for Thomson Reuters. He has experience driving software and content design, data structure, and user experience. He is also a named inventor on a patent application relating to legal workflow. Before joining Thomson Reuters, he litigated complex matters with Robins Kaplan LLP (formerly Robins, Miller, & Ciresi L.L.P.), clerked for state and federal judges, and taught copyright and trademark law at William Mitchell College of Law.
He most recently served as vice president at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, where he led investigations ranging from digital forensics to cybersecurity incidents. In that role, Riehl crafted artificial-intelligence solutions, including NLP and data-analytics, providing insights in e-discovery, big-data engagements, and world-scale investigations.
“We are thrilled to have Damien join the team,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “We have a great opportunity to redefine the frontiers of legal information, from citators to analytics, building on Fastcase and Docket Alarm Data, and Damien is the right person to get us there.”
“Today, we can build tools that even just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. Docket Alarm is an amazing product, and we’re able to work with one of the world’s largest legal datasets,” noted Riehl. “I’m humbled to join a dream team of brilliant people who can create mind-blowing products.”
“Dockets represent the full public record of lawsuits, and utilizing this available information is key in supporting the next generation of legal research tools,” said Michael Sander, Docket Alarm Founder and Managing Director. “Having Damien lead the next generation of technology will bring this vision to reality.”
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Fastcase is one of the nation’s fastest growing legal tech companies. Thirty-two state bar associations have subscribed to Fastcase, as well as scores of the nation’s largest law firms. More than 900,000 lawyers have a subscription to Fastcase, many through their state bar association. A recent survey of more than 2,100 subscribers to Clio showed that Fastcase is in a “virtual dead heat” for the most-used legal research service (Westlaw 20.58%, Fastcase 20.35%, and LexisNexis 20.21%).
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase 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 www.fastcase.com.