Rick Klau, Partner, Google Ventures
Rick’s earlier professional experience includes leadership roles at several software and Internet startups. He was an early employee at FeedBurner, where he ran the publisher services team until Google acquired the company in 2007. Rick received dual degrees from Lafayette College, and while a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, he founded the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, the world’s first student-edited law journal to publish exclusively online. He serves on Richmond Law’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Outside of his love of technology, Rick is also a political junkie. He has lent technology advice to three US Presidential campaigns, ran the campaign weblog for President Barack Obama in his 2004 Senate race, and ran product strategy for Google’s presence at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote is Sponsored By:
|2013 Keynote, David Pogue||2012 Keynote, Ben Stein|
|David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science as he is immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations.||Jeremy “Ben” Stein is an American actor, writer, lawyer, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host.|
|2011 Keynote, Larry Lessig||2010 Keynote, Ari Kaplan|
|Professor Larry Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has devoted much of his career to issues of law and technology, founding Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society and serving as a founding board member at Creative Commons.||After nearly nine years practicing with large law firms in Manhattan, Kaplan, named to the inaugural Fastcase 50 list of innovators in the law, has become the leading copywriter and industry analyst in the legal community. He was the keynote speaker for the 2010 ABA Techshow, and has shared ideas with students and professionals throughout North America and the United Kingdom.|