LinkedIn | Alex Shahrestani is a small business, technology, and entertainment attorney and founder of Lawtomation, a tech startup that brings legal work into the 21st century and lowers the high cost of legal services. Prior to opening his own practice, Alex founded the Journal for Law and Technology at Texas and served as president of a local 501©3. He now serves as vice president and head of governmental relations for EFF-Austin, a nonprofit digital rights group, and has been instrumental in the drafting of Texas cyber crime and ransomware legislation.
Alex has won or finalized in several pitch competitions related to his own startup. He co-runs SXSW’s legal education track, with an eye to incorporating cutting-edge topics such as Ransomware Negotiations, Blockchain Law, and Space Law, and he frequently conducts speaking engagements on the state of technology in the law. Alex’s goal in every arena is to meet seemingly intractable, age-old problems with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit.