Lisa Schaures, Jessica Nguyen, Jacqueline Schafer, & Derek Goodman
Lisa Schaures | Shareholder, Technology Industry Group Leader, Board Member | Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Lisa Schaures guides businesses, social ventures, and nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest through everyday general counsel matters, quandaries, and major life cycle events. In more than 15 years of practice, she has a particular focus on social impact driven businesses, ventures, and nonprofits experiencing exponential growth. As an integral part of her client’s team, Lisa handles starting up, governance structuring, purchases, mergers, conversions, conflicts of interests, complex tax concerns, deferred compensation strategies, contract negotiations, and other general counsel matters effectively and with sensitivity to each client’s uniqueness.
Jessica Nguyen | Chief Legal Officer | Lexion
Jessica Nguyen is the Chief Legal Officer of Lexion, a contract management company powered by AI. At Lexion she wears many hats – basically everything but code. Jessica has an extensive and broad in-house legal career at companies of various sizes and stages, and primarily in the technology and B2B SaaS space. Prior to Lexion, she was the General Counsel of PayScale, a Microsoft attorney supporting Outlook email, and the first in-house attorney at Avalara. Jessica has been recognized as the 2020 “Startup GC of the Year” by Corporate Counsel magazine, a 2019 Top 100 Legal Influencers by The Business Journals, Best Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and a 2018 Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40.
Jacqueline Schafer | Founder and CEO | Clearbrief
Jacqueline Schafer is the founder and CEO of Clearbrief, a legal tech startup using AI to transform the process of writing and analyzing litigation documents (as seen in the ABA Journal and Lawsites). Jacqueline was recognized by VentureBeat as one of four semi-finalists for the 2020 Women in AI Rising Star award for founding Clearbrief, as well as for her Dec 2020 law review article describing how AI and natural language processing will transform courts and government social services. She serves as a founding board member of the Washington State CASA Association, and as an advisor to two AI organizations focused on social impact AI innovation, the Microsoft-backed startup X4Impact and Think of Us.
Derek Goodman | General Counsel | Koch Companies
Derek Goodman currently serves as General Counsel in charge of corporate and transactional matters for Koch Companies, a privately-held logistics and transportation company located in Minnesota. As part of the growth of the legal department there, he is currently working to modernize and improve systems and processes through technology investment. Previously, Derek served as Corporate Counsel for the Real Estate and Global Sourcing team at Expeditors International of Washington, where he was involved in technology initiatives in procuring new systems for that department. He also has experience in technology initiatives from previous in-house and law firm roles.