Ed Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based (in non-pandemic times) in Washington, D.C. Fastcase is one of the world’s fastest-growing legal publishers, serving more than 1.1 million subscribers from around the world.
Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation.
Ed earned an A.B. in government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He served as an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review. From 1996-97, he served as a judicial clerk with the Hon. Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ed worked in The White House from 1991-93 in the Office of Media Affairs and the Office of Presidential Speechwriting.
He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and at Cornell Tech, where he teaches The Law of Autonomous Vehicles, a class about the frontiers of law and technology. He is the author and editor of Data-Driven Law (Taylor & Francis 2018), and a contributing author for Legal Informatics (Cambridge 2021).