In February, Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini announced the launch of SixFifty, a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies. Named president of SixFifty was Kimball Dean Parker, the lawyer who helped develop the innovative LawX design lab at BYU Law School.

On this episode of LawNext, I visit Parker in SixFifty’s Lehi, Utah, office, where we discuss Wilson Sonsini’s reasons for creating a software subsidiary and for locating it in Utah, the privacy tool SixFifty is developing for businesses to comply with California’s Consumer Privacy Act, and other products on SixFifty’s roadmap, including several to enhance access to justice.

Parker also talks about the LawX Lab and its work to develop SoloSuit, an online tool to help debtors respond to collection lawsuits; Parsons Behle Lab, the subsidiary he started for his former law firm, and its GDPR compliance tool; and his first start-up CO/COUNSEL, a legal education and crowdsourcing site.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Parker began his legal career as an associate with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in San Francisco. He returned to his home state of Utah in 2016, where he was with the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer until starting SixFifty this year.

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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…

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.