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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.

Mar 26, 2019

In February, Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini announced the launch of SixFifty, a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies. Named president of SixFifty was Kimball Dean Parker, the lawyer who helped develop the innovative LawX design lab at BYU Law School.

On this episode of LawNext, host Bob Ambrogi visits Parker in SixFifty’s Lehi, Utah, office, where they discuss Wilson Sonsini’s reasons for creating a software subsidiary and for locating it in Utah, the privacy tool SixFifty is developing for businesses to comply with California’s Consumer Privacy Act, and other products on SixFifty’s roadmap, including several to enhance access to justice.

Parker also talks about the LawX Lab and its work to develop SoloSuit, an online tool to help debtors respond to collection lawsuits; Parsons Behle Lab, the subsidiary he started for his former law firm, and its GDPR compliance tool; and his first start-up CO/COUNSEL, a legal education and crowdsourcing site.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Parker began his legal career as an associate with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in San Francisco. He returned to his home state of Utah in 2016, where he was with the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer until starting SixFifty this year.


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