In one of a series of special reports for my LawNext podcast, recorded live at the recent Clio Cloud Conference, I am joined by Nehal Madhani, an attorney and the founder and CEO of the cloud-based IP filing software Alt Legal.

We talk about the founding and growth of his company, his recent acquisition of MarkTend, and his planning for Alt Legal Connect, his company’s first-ever trademark law conference.

Before starting Alt Legal, Madhani practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis. He is a Python/Django developer and serves on the board of Django-NYC, a nonprofit organization with nearly 2,500 software developers as members. He is also a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.

Madhani speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology. He has also co-authored several publications about the challenges of applying antitrust law to online business models, which have appeared in the Huffington Post and in the Journal of Management and Information Systems. He was selected for the 2016 Fastcase 50 – an award that “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.