Ed Walters


Ed Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based in Washington, D.C. Fastcase is one of the world’s fastest-growing legal publishers, serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world.

Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation.

Ed earned an A.B. in government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He served as an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review. From 1996-97, he served as a judicial clerk with the Hon. Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and at Cornell Tech, where he teaches The Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology.

My Sessions

The Perils and Pitfalls of Ground Computing (Below the Cloud)

Columbus IJ

Although experts have been telling us for years that cloud computing is safe, many lawyers continue to emphasize its risks. In this session, our experts will discuss the risks of on-premises computing, the dangers of local storage, and the potential ethical implications of failing to utilize cloud computing, and will include an audit lawyers can […]

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AI in Practice – or, The Robots Are Not Your Enemy

Columbus EF

Whether you are ready or not, Artificial Intelligence is impacting the way we practice law and operate law firms. Join our AI experts as we discuss the current state of AI in the legal industry – where it is already in use, where it might go in the future, where lawyers are still safe, and […]

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