CS Talk - Edward Hartman, Co-Founder of LegalZoom
Title: Computer Science, Law, Entrepreneurship and Yale
Host: Joan Feigenbaum
Eddie Hartman YC’92, co-founder of LegalZoom.com and computer science department alum, will describe his professional journey from CS-major to IT consultant, CTO, and then technical co-founder of one of the largest legal technology companies in the world. He will touch on how he has leveraged his time at Yale in the technology scene on the West Coast and why his Yale CS experience is applicable to entrepreneurship, law, and creative solutions to thorny marketplace issues. The talk is aimed at all members of the Yale community who are interested in technology, entrepreneurship, and disruptive industries.
Edward Hartman is one of the co-founders of LegalZoom, a corporation with approximately 900 employees in the US and the UK. He has served in many key roles since starting the business in 2000, including Chief Technology Officer and President of Attorney Services.
Mr. Hartman has been named a “Global 20” mentor by Founder Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training program. He is a Fellow of Stanford’s Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), and is founding Fellow of the Center for Legal Innovation at the Vermont College of Law, where he is currently writing a book on legal innovation with Professor Oliver Goodenough. In the past year, he has spoken on law and innovation at the Yale Entrepreneurial I (YEI), Yale Tech conference, Stanford FutureLaw, Stanford Law School, Notre Dame Law School, and MIT. He is a past director of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation.
Mr. Hartman is a proud graduate of Yale College, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology. He also received an MBA through the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Program for Executives, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He is a member of the California Bar.