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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.

Oct 5, 2020

Sept. 30, 2020, was Josh Becker’s last day in legal tech, at least for the time being, as he pursues his campaign for election to the California state Senate in the district that encompasses Silicon Valley cities such as Palo Alto, Mountain View and Menlo Park. 


Most recently, Becker was chairman of the trailblazing legal analytics company Lex Machina and head of legal analytics at LexisNexis, which acquired Lex Machina in 2015. Previously, he was Lex Machina’s CEO, a role he stepped into shortly after Stanford Law School spun it off into a private company.    


Becker also heads the LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator program, which recently announced its fifth cohort of startup participants, and which he will continue to stay involved with on a reduced basis. 


On Becker’s last day in legal tech, he sat down for an interview with LawNext host Bob Ambrogi, to recount his career, share his observations about the industry, and offer advice for startups in the field.  

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