Earlier this week, as I reported here, the online legal services company LegalZoom announced a $500 million secondary investment, the largest investment ever in a legal technology company. It comes as the company continues to expand both its services and its geographic reach. With a valuation of $2 billion and a customer base of 4 million, what will this investment mean for LegalZoom now and into the future?

In this episode of my new podcast LawNext, I speak with Chas Rampenthal, general counsel and corporate secretary of LegalZoom. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talk about the investment, LegalZoom’s mission, it battles with state bars, its expansion overseas, its growing network of outside attorneys, and the need for disruption in legal services delivery.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.

  • Kevin S. Gillespie

    “It shouldn’t matter how much you make. It should matter what your legal problem is. It doesn’t matter If you have a lawyer in the family. You should have access to . . . high quality legal advice at terms you can afford.” Apparently we share the same mission LegalZoom.