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In most contexts, the story of Silicon Valley’s Venture Law Group is a cautionary tale. Founded in 1993 by Craig Johnson, previously a leading partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, VLG made a meteoric rise representing and investing in the likes of Yahoo, Cerent, Hotmail and plenty of other long-forgotten dot-com darlings. The firm scratched at a place in the Am Law 200 a mere seven years into its existence. Three years later, it merged into Heller Ehrman, its fortunes having faded when the dot-com bubble burst.

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Rhys Dipshan

CT-born, New York-based legal tech reporter covering everything from in-house technology disruption to privacy trends, blockchain, AI, cybersecurity, and ghosts-in-the-machine. Continually waiting for law to catch up with tech. (It's like waiting for Godot, but without the clowns)

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Roy Strom

Based in Chicago, Roy Strom has been reporting on the legal world since 2011. He covers law firms with a focus on how the Big Law business model is changing. He writes a weekly column for Law.com called "The Law Firm Disrupted," covering changes in the legal services market. He can be reached at rstrom@alm.com. On Twitter: @RoyWStrom

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