Liam Brown
This post is a distillation of my recent talk at Bucerius Law School's 2020 Legal Technology Essentials 2020 program.
The Power of a Name
Over the past decade or so, a large and growing segment of businesses serving the legal industry has emerged. These companies have often been referred to as "alternative legal services providers," but that's a misnomer. After all, no one ever called digital cameras "alternative cameras," and what was originally "alternative energy" is increasingly, and more accurately described as renewable energy. I believe the term "alternative" in law signals something vaguely pejorative, not quite acceptable, or not quite good enough...
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Liam Brown
I am sad to share the news that Richard Little passed away peacefully during his sleep earlier this week, surrounded by his family. He was 75.

Richard was a co-founder of Elevate, a director of the board, our first CFO and GC, an advisor, mentor, and a dear friend to me and many others.
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