Work

Current


Previous

Policy Analyst – RiskGenius
March 2017 – June 2019

Co-Instructor – 2019 MIT IAP Computational Law Course
January 2019

Teaching Assistant – 2018 MIT IAP Computational Law Course
January 2018

Innovation Fellow at American Bar Association Center for Innovation
August 2017 – July 2018

ContributorLegal Tech Index at CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
December 2016 – December 2017

Implementation ConsultantLegal.io
December 2016 – January 2017

Document ReviewerHire Counsel
August 2016 – December 2016

Teaching Assistant – UMKC School of Law
August 2015 – May 2016

Guest ContributorKC Digital Drive
March 2015 – May 2016

Innovation Policy InternMayor Sly James’ Office
May 2015 – August 2015

Law ClerkMidwest Innocence Project
May 2014 – August 2014

Radio Show Host – KXZY Student Radio
September 2010 – October 2012

Associate Store ManagerThe Runner
June 2007 – September 2011


Published Works

Blockchain and the Law of the Cat: What Cryptokitties Might Teach, 88 UMKC L. Rev. 4 (Forthcoming)

Teaching the Legal System to Fail Better, Medium

Smarter Cities, Smarter Regulations: The Case for Algorithmic Regulation of the Sharing Economy, 83 UMKC L. Rev. 4 (2017)

Five Steps for Using Legal Data to Improve Drafting, RiskGenius Blog and Towards Data Science

Size Sometimes Matters: Using Cyber Policy Length and Similarity Score to Reduce Drafting Risk, RiskGenius Blog

Reviewing the Average Cyber Liability Policy, RiskGenius Blog

The Case for Cyber Liability Data, RiskGenius Blog

On the SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Ruling, Medium

City Age in KC Focuses on Using Tech to Fix Existing Issues, KC Digital Drive


Events

MIT Computational Law Report Beta Launch Event, October 2019

Organizer, Legal Tech CLE, May 2019

Speaker, How Cryptokitties Might Inform the Infrastructure for Computational Law, at Imagination in Action sponsored by Forbes and MIT Trust Data Consortium, April 2019

Speaker, Introduction to Computational Law, Computational Law and Blockchain Festival: New York NodeMarch 2019

Organizer, Open Media Legal Hack: Kansas City Node, November 2018

Speaker, Blockchain’s Obstacles: Scalability, Governance, Security, & Privacy, Techweek KC, October 2018

Speaker, Hack the Law: an Interactive Exploration of Jurimetrics, AI, and Smart Contracts, University College London, September 2018

Speaker, Lightning Talk, Legal Hackers Global Summit, August 2018

Speaker, Spotlight Program: Projects of the ABA Center for Innovation Fellows ABA Annual Meeting, August 2018

Organizer, Computational Law Village at BSidesKC, April 2018

Panelist, “Keeping Businesses Out of Court: Compliance Opportunities for Lawyers” at UMKC Business Law Association, April 2018

Organizer, for Legal Hackers’ Computational Law and Blockchain Festival, March 2018

Panelist, “Informed Risk Taking: Moving from IT Security to Enterprise Risk Management” at KC Cyber, December 2017

Panelist, “Spokesperson Bootcamp: Grow Your Thought Leadership Through Media Interviews” at Relativity Fest, October 2017

Presenter, The Symbiotic Relationship of Information Security and Cyber Liability Insurance at BSidesKC, May 2017

Organizer, KC Legal Hackers’ Coding for Lawyers Course, September – November 2016

Student Organizer, Global Legal Technology Lab Summit, May 2016

Presenter, “Data Sharing Agreements and Smart Contracting” at Prototype Jam November 2015

Student Organizer, Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking

Presenter “Data Sharing Agreements in Smart City Ecosystem” Prototype Jam May 2015


In the News

Legal Innovators of 2019, Mo Lawyers Media, November 2019

Legal Tech Impostor Syndrome, by Mike Whelan Jr. via LinkedIn, August 2019

KC Legal Hackers aims to make lawyer’s lives easier, by Jessica Schumaker at Mo Lawyers Media, April 2019

KC Legal Hackers plan full-day law and technology conference, by Chris Brown at Startland News, March 2019

18 Millenials Changing the Face of Legal Tech, by Gabrielle Orum Hernández at LegalTech News via Law.com, March 2018

Forensic Science Spotlight, Midwest Innocence Project Annual Report, December 2017

The DFENDR Project: Leveraging eDiscovery Technology To Do Good For The World, by Kelly Twigger at AboveTheLaw, November 2017

E-Discovery Software to Identify Wrongful Conviction Trends, Image and Data Manager, October 2017

The DFENDR Project to Improve Review of Wrongful Convictions in the United States PRNewswire, October 2017

ABA Project will use e-discovery software to identify wrongful conviction trends, by Debra Cassens Weiss at ABA Journal, October 2017

UMKC School Of Law Alumni Hired In New Law And Technology Positions, by Cary Powers at UMKC Law, August 2017

New Faces in Legal Tech: ABA Center for Innovation introduces First its First Group of Fellows, by Dan Kittay at American Bar Association, September 2017

Year of Technology, UMKC Law, April 2016

Legal Innovations in Beating the Bounds, by David Bollier at Resilience.org, September 2015

7 Awesome Projects from this Year’s National Day of Civic Hacking, by Ashley Nguyen at technical.ly, June 2015

Education

Juris Doctor University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
Pro Bono Honors Program; Dean’s List; President of Legal Technologists Society
Summer 2013 – Spring 2016

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies Oklahoma State University
President’s Honor Roll; Dean’s Honor Roll; Cross Country and Track walk-on
Fall 2009 – Spring 2012

Certifications

Attorney – Missouri Bar (Inactive)

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals (Inactive)

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, Udemy