John is founder and CEO of Merlin Digital Magic, which builds AI-powered cloud software for investigations, ediscovery and regulatory compliance. Prior to that he was founder and CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, which he sold to OpenText in early 2019. For the first 20 years of his career, he was a trial lawyer and litigation partner at a national law firm. Over the past four decades he has written or edited eight books and countless articles on legal technology topics, spoken on five continents and served as Chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section. He is also the founder and Executive Director for the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, which promotes the use of open source software to improve access to justice and make legal operations and regulatory compliance more efficient.