Owen Byrd is an entrepreneur and expert in launching and growing successful mission-driven ventures with data at their core. Owen is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. He provides thought leadership in the domain of Legal Analytics and its application to the business and practice of law, via speaking engagements, publications, webcasts, blogging, social media, and press. He also assists with sales, marketing and customer success, and manages Lex Machina’s operations, including legal, finance, and human resources.
Owen has previously founded and led data-centric software, real estate and non-profit ventures and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Colorado College.
He has spoken extensively to legal audiences, primarily focusing on the use of data to improve legal decision-making.