• Summary

    Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal. Alt Legal's cloud-based software is trusted by Am Law 200 firms, boutique firms, and in-house legal departments to prepare and manage thousands of IP filings everyday. Before starting Alt Legal, Nehal practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a Python/Django developer and serves on the board of Django-NYC, a nonprofit organization with nearly 2,500 software developers as members. He is also a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.


    Nehal speaks regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology at bar associations and legal conferences, including Clio Cloud Conference, New York County Lawyers Association, and the Florida Bar. He has authored publications about how IP offices can innovate, including most recently for World Trademark Review. Nehal has also co-authored publications about the challenges of applying current antitrust law to online business models, which have appeared in the Huffington Post and in the Journal of Management and Information Systems. He was selected for the 2016 Fastcase 50 – an award that “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

    Nehal has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. He graduated Northwestern University with a double major in biology and economics.

  • Experience

    Alt Legal

    Founder & CEO, Feb 2013 - Present

    Alt Legal’s intuitive, cloud-based software is the easiest way to prepare and manage global IP filings. Developed by lawyers and IP paralegals, our software is trusted by Am Law firms, IP boutiques, and public companies to handle thousands of filings every day. Alt Legal automatically updates statuses and deadlines, seamlessly collects key client details, and instantly generates IP filings. Learn more and sign up for a free trial at http://www.altlegal.com.

    Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

    Associate, Nov 2009 - Feb 2013

    Startup Leadership Program

    Fellow, Sep 2012 - Apr 2013


    Intern, Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

    Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development. We bring brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky’s expert product design staff.

    Dining for Change

    Director of Development, Nov 2006 - May 2009

    Dining for Change was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raised funds for local charities by partnering with local venues to host graduate student networking events.

    As director of development, my responsibilities included identifying and establishing educational and commercial partnerships and organizing networking opportunities among graduate students.

    Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

    Summer Associate, May 2008 - Aug 2008

    Represented purchasers in private equity transactions and publicly traded homebuilder in its chapter 11 cases to restructure more than $2 billion in debt obligations.


    Co-founder Jan 2006 - May 2008

    Bluefreak.com was an online marketplace for higher education students. The site featured an internal messaging system and automated system for preparing flyers of listings as well as a comparison shopping tool for textbooks.

    Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

    Law Student Counselor May 2007 - Aug 2007

    Advised small business and nonprofit clients on strategic legal and business issues.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

    Certificate in Business & Public Policy 2007 - 2009

    Activities: Wharton Entrepreneurship Club, Wharton Restructuring Club

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

    Law, J.D. 2006 - 2009

    Activities: South Asian Law Students Association, Journal of Business Law, Law and Entrepreneurship Organization

    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Summer Program 2003 - 2003

    Northwestern University

    Biology; Economics, B.A.