OWEN BYRD

Owen Byrd

OWEN BYRD

CHIEF EVANGELIST & GENERAL COUNSEL

LEX MACHINA

Owen Byrd 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. 

As general counsel, he is a member of the executive committee, managing Lex Machina’s legal affairs. He has previously led the company’s sales, marketing, customer success, and operations functions. 

He also helps lead the Legal Tech Accelerator, a joint program of Lex Machina and LexisNexis, which assisted 12 start-up companies in 2017. 

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 and analytics to improve legal decision-making.