In this episode of the Expert Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Lex Machina and hosted on, we’ll hear highlights from the August 28th presentation titled, Legal Analytics for Consumer Protection Case Strategies. 

Whether you represent consumers or companies, learn how legal analytics can help you succeed in consumer protection litigation. Protect your clients against unfair trade, inaccurate information and unethical business with data-driven strategies, so your legal team can be more competitive and efficient.

The speakers in this presentation — Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist and General Counsel at Lex Machina; Laura Hopkins, Legal Data Expert at Lex Machina; Jessica E. Salisbury-Copper, Partner at Thompson Hine; and Timothy P. Kingsbury, Associate Attorney at McGuire Law P.C. — explore how legal analytics can help build a strategy and develop your litigation plan. 

The full on-demand webcast can be found here:

Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, Lex Machina

Owen Byrd is Lex Machina’s Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. He provides thought leadership about 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 manages Lex Machina’s legal affairs and serves as a member of the its leadership committee. He has previously led the company’s operations, customer success, sales, and marketing functions.

He is also a leader in the legal tech industry, serving on the board of Upsolve (bankruptcy), the advisory boards of DealWIP (legal service delivery) and High Performance Counsel (media), and co-leading 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.

Laura Hopkins, Legal Data Expert, Lex Machina

As a Legal Data Expert, Laura focuses on developing and maintaining Lex Machina’s bankruptcy database to deliver useful data analytics and ensure data integrity.

Before joining Lex Machina, Laura served as a bankruptcy practitioner for over ten years in the Western District of Pennsylvania and District of Maine. Laura also practiced in employment discrimination and general civil litigation. Laura received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her BA in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University.

Jessica E. Salisbury-Copper, Partner, Thompson Hine

Jessica’s practice focuses on consumer financial services litigation and compliance, product liability litigation, and complex commercial disputes. Her willingness to dig deep and get her hands dirty allows her to unravel complex situations. She focuses on outstanding client care, which makes her the choice for many of the Firm’s clients. She is known in the litigation practice group for her intelligence, organizational skills, and dedication to clients who are facing complex litigation issues. Her ability to collaborate and work as part of a team allows her to identify the appropriate Thompson Hine lawyers to support clients’ needs in every aspect of running their business.

Timothy P. Kingsbury, Associate Attorney, McGuire Law, P.C.

Timothy Kingsbury is an associate attorney at McGuire Law, P.C. where he concentrates his practice on class action and mass tort litigation. Prior to joining McGuire Law, Tim clerked for a leading Chicago area defense firm and apprenticed in the legal department of one of the country’s largest franchisors.

Tim received his J.D., Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as an editor of the Illinois Law Review and as a member of the Community Preservation Clinic of Champaign-Urbana where he represented the underprivileged in foreclosure proceedings.

Tim received his B.A. from Princeton University. A native of the Chicago area, Tim is a member of the Illinois Bar.

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