Team

Founders

Ansel Halliburton

Ansel Halliburton · CEO

Ansel is both a lawyer and a software engineer. While practicing technology law, Ansel counseled companies and individuals in a variety of areas, including intellectual property and securities law, and has tried cases in state and federal courts in California and elsewhere.

Before going into law, Ansel worked with Neville on Lex Machina, a litigation analytics startup, before it spun out from Stanford Law School.

Ansel was a Full Stack Legal Engineer on the Project Leibniz team at A3, the precursor to Syntexys.

Ansel also serves on the board of the non-profit Free Law Project.

Ansel earned his B.A. at UC Berkeley, and his J.D. from UC Davis School of Law.

Neville Newey

Neville Newey · CTO

Neville is an experienced data scientist, machine learning expert, and engineering leader.

Neville led the Project Leibniz team at A3, the precursor to Syntexys.

Before A3, Neville spent 5 years at eBay, where he was a Director of Data Science. He joined eBay through its acquisition of Milo.com, a local commerce startup, where he was the machine learning engineering lead. Before Milo and eBay, Neville was the lead engineer for Lex Machina, a litigation analytics startup that was later acquired by LexisNexis.

Neville earned his B.S. in computer science from the University of Cape Town.

Chris Ropers

Chris Ropers · VP R&D

Chris is an applications-focused computational linguist with extensive experience in textual data structuring and XML text encoding standards.

After earning his Ph.D. in Language Sciences, he conducted research in quantitative linguistics applied to discourse analysis and natural language processing.

Like Neville and Ansel, Chris was on the Project Leibniz team at A3 (the precursor to Syntexys).

Advisors

Harry Surden

Harry Surden

Harry Surden is a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder Colorado. He is also affiliated faculty at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX). Prior to law, Professor Surden was a software engineer. His research thus focuses on the intersection of technology and law.

More advisor announcements coming soon.