Created by lawyers for lawyers
THE SYSTEM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK FOR YOU
Who We Are
MetaJure was founded by lawyers with the specific intent of creating technology tools that improve the quality, productivity and efficiency of lawyers and law firms. Grounded in the challenges of eDiscovery and finding “needles in the haystack”, MetaJure’s founders have been at the forefront of legal technology for over 20 years.
Our mission is to enable lawyers and their staff to spend their days focused on the high value tasks they were trained to undertake and not waste their days looking for or recreating pre-existing knowledge and documents. Saving time and effort lowers client fees, improves turnaround times, enables a host of possible new fee arrangements, and lets lawyers focus on the high value tasks they were trained to undertake.
MetaJure is a proven technology built on the premise that the volume of law firm information will continue to grow exponentially while the time available to manage, organize and sort through it is shrinking. Our team is committed to innovate along this vision and to enable easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy solutions that are cost effective in any organization.
Meet The Directors
William “Bill” Ide, Chair
A Partner with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, Bill represents boards of directors, audit committees and management with special investigations, crisis management, ethics, corporate governance and strategic projects. In addition to chairing MetaJure’s board, he also chairs the Board of Directors of Rimidi Diabetes, the Advisory Board to the Conference Board’s Governance Center, and is a senior fellow and co-founder of Emory University’s Directors Institute, and a member of the Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees. Formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Monsanto Company, Bill also served as Counsel to the United States Olympic Committee and President of the American Bar Association.
Kevin Harrang, Director
Kevin previously worked at Microsoft Corporation for 18 years, including as Deputy General Counsel for Legal Operations, with oversight for managing internal operations and the outside counsel network for a worldwide legal group that included over 900 employees with a nine-figure annual budget. In that capacity he managed the IT team that developed and implemented transformational changes at Microsoft, including a 100% paperless electronic billing system for outside counsel, a department-wide matter management system, a corporate wide email management system beta, and an inaugural preferred provider network. Kevin currently is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Washington School of Law.
Marty Smith, Director
A former partner at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP (now K&L Gates) and founder of that firm’s IP department, Marty served as chief outside intellectual property transactional counsel for Microsoft for 24 years. He is co-founder and a former director of Attenex Corporation, a leading provider of electronic discovery software and is the holder of two patents. Marty currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Center for Innovation in Chicago. The Center was created late last year following recommendations from the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. He has been serving as a member of the ABA innovation center governing council since its creation. Marty is also a former member of the board of The Technology Alliance, a statewide, non-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s technology-based businesses and research institutions.
Meet The Executive Team
President and CEO
Rob is the former President and CEO of Geospiza, Inc., a leader in cloud computing solutions for genetic analysis. Geospiza was successfully sold to Perkin Elmer in May of 2011. Prior to Geospiza, Rob founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Crossport Systems, a leader in Internet security providing complete security solutions for broadband. Earlier, Rob led the successful sale of Crossport to Lineo/Metrowerks, a division of Motorola. Before founding Crossport, Rob co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of ST Labs, Inc., which was sold to Data Dimensions, Inc. (DDI). Rob also serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Technology Alliance.
V.P. of Channel Sales
Dan has over 28 years of sales and business development experience in technology and legal services, as well as founding several successful businesses. Most recently, as Vice President of Sales, Dan grew PCI Services, a small Workers’ Compensation services business, into a major force in the industry in just five years. Prior to PCI, Dan led all sales efforts for NTM, a leading distribution consulting firm in the Northwest, repositioning the company and quadrupling revenues in just two years. Dan is also the founder of FastFocus Sytems, Inc. As Vice President, Business Development, he developed all strategic alliances and channel partnerships for this Internet software firm, including forging relationships with Microsoft, HP and Oracle.
Over the past 25 years, Dave has managed the finance and operations functions for a wide range of companies, from early stage startups to public entities. His primary focus has been software companies such as DocuSign, PayScale, Starwave, and Aldus/Adobe.
V.P. of Product Management
Vincent has spent the past 10 years in the legal services industry and brings to MetaJure a proven track record in sales and customer service. Most recently Vincent managed the LexisNexis AppliedDiscovery professional services division. In this role, Vincent built a nation-wide team responsible for managing multiple large data collection consulting engagements. Vincent also has a strong technical background and spent several years as a software developer and systems analyst.
V.P. of Marketing
Leslie has more than two decades of marketing leadership experience in the legal services industry, both inside two large law firms and as a consultant to a multitude of specialized small and mid-size firms. Leslie recently completed two years as a Director on the International Board of the Legal Marketing Association after serving as an officer for the regional chapter for several years. Leslie is the immediate past Board Chair of Leadership Tomorrow, one of the oldest community leadership development programs in the country.