Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal. Nehal was a practicing attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, an internationally renowned law firm. Inspired to make legal practice more efficient, Nehal taught himself programming and founded Alt Legal, a company whose cloud-based IP docketing software helps legal professionals prepare and manage hundreds of thousands of IP filings and deadlines daily.
Nehal speaks regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology and legal ethics at bar associations and conferences, including Clio Cloud Conference, New York County Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Florida Bar. He has been profiled in Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg, Above the Law, and Attorney at Work.
Nehal has authored and contributed publications about how IP offices can innovate, including most recently for World Trademark Review. He 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. Nehal 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.”
He is a Python/Django developer and serves on the board of Django-NYC, a nonprofit organization with nearly 2,500 software developer members. Nehal is a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School. He is also a member of the Trademark Law & Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
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.