Josh Becker

Josh Becker

Josh Becker, LexisNexis Head of Legal Analytics and Chairman, Lex Machina.

Josh is a long-time recognized thought leader on leveraging technology to improve the practice of law. As the Head of Legal Analytics at LexisNexis, he is responsible for defining the company’s Legal Analytics strategy and vision. Josh also leads the LexisNexis Legaltech Accelerator program.

As Chairman of Lex Machina, Josh continues in an ongoing role as an advisor. Previously, Josh served as Lex Machina’s CEO for seven years, leading strategy and operations. During his tenure, Lex Machina was acquired by LexisNexis.

Josh was part of the Founding team of Dice.com (NYSE:DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures and then a Founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital. Previously he also worked at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape.

He co-founded and remains Chair of The Full Circle Fund, a coalition of technology and business leaders that collectively funds and supports leading social entrepreneurs. In 2015, Josh received The Jefferson Award for public service for his work with Full Circle Fund.

Josh founded Startup2Startup, an entrepreneur dinner/discussion group and is active with the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs.

Josh earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.

Guest Appearances
July 22, 2019

AALL 2019: Legal Analytics—Products & Best Practices

Diana Koppang, Jean O'Grady, Michael Sander, and Josh Becker survey the litigation analytics explored in their “super session” at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

December 5, 2018

Getting Inside A Judge’s Head

Josh Becker of LexisNexis talks about the release of Context, a new tool that delivers deep insights into judicial idiosyncracies by analyzing the language of their body of work.

April 19, 2018

Moneyball for Lawyers: Changing the Game with Analytics

Josh Becker talks about legal analytics, machine learning, and the impact these new technologies will have on the legal industry.

February 1, 2016

Data Analytics: The Art of The Win

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” – Sun Tzu In the time leading up to litigation, many attorneys grapple with the pros and cons of litigation for their clients. It is often difficult to quantify the probability of success or what it will take to get there. In...