Ep. 6 – “Value-Added VC”: Our Conversation with Nextlaw Labs CEO Dan Jansen

Summary:  Episode 6 of the Blacklines & Billables podcast:  our interview with Dan Jansen, CEO of Dentons-backed Nextlaw Labs, which describes itself as a “global collaborative innovation platform focused on developing, deploying, and investing in new technologies and processes to transform the practice of law around the world.”  Picking up on the discussion begun in our blog post entitled Law Firm.VC?  Law Firms Launching Legal Tech Incubators, Accelerators, and Venture Arms,” our conversation explores Nextlaw Labs’s “value-added VC” model that seeks to drive the reinvention of the practice of law via technology, examines law firms’ potential motivations for engaging with and investing in the legal tech startup ecosystem, and highlights key trends in the broader legal tech landscape.

For more information about Nextlaw Labs, please visit: http://www.nextlawlabs.com/.

The Blacklines & Billables Podcast | Exploring law firm associate success and the cutting edge of legal technology and innovation

Amid a rapidly changing market for legal services, Blacklines & Billables takes a critical look at the cutting edge of legal technology and innovation, as well as law-firm associate success and development.  An avid legal technologist and former Biglaw associate in New York and London, host Christian Lang explores the promise—and pitfalls—of an evolving legal and technological landscape with leading practitioners, legal tech founders, and other thought leaders, building upon the conversations begun on the Blacklines & Billables blog.

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