It was major news April 4 when the legal research and technology companies Fastcase and vLex announced their merger, creating a single entity that they say now has the world’s largest subscriber base of lawyers and law firms and a legal research library of more than 1 billion documents from more than 100 countries. 

It is a deal that could reshape the legal tech landscape on a global basis and potentially even threaten the longstanding legal research duopoly of Westlaw and LexisNexis. So what does it mean for the companies? What does it mean for their customers? And what does it mean for the legal market more broadly?

To explore these questions and more, LawNext host Bob Ambrogi is joined by the four founders of the two companies: 

  • Lluis Faus, cofounder and CEO of vLex and now global CEO of the combined entity, known as the vLex Group. 
  • Angel Faus, cofounder and chief technology officer of vLex.
  • Ed Walters, cofounder and former CEO of Fastcase and now chief strategy officer of vLex.
  • Phil Rosenthal, cofounder and former president of Fastcase and now chief growth officer of vLex.

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Photo of Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi

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.