Tony Lai is the CEO and Co-Founder of Legal.io, the leading provider of peer-to-peer marketplace solutions for the legal industry. He is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) working on applied research and innovation in the design of legal service delivery systems, with a focus on ecosystem engineering to support trusted exchange and the flow of value within local communities.
Previously, Tony practiced as a lawyer in an international law firm advising corporations, governments and NGOs on commercial, corporate and regulatory matters in the technology, communications and media sectors across Europe, Asia and Africa. Tony holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Modern History from Oxford University, and an LL.M. in Law Science and Technology from Stanford University. He was on the founding team of StartX, the top-tier, Stanford-affiliated startup accelerator, where he continues to advise on legal and social innovation support. He is also a resident and evangelist for The Embassy Network, a global network of intentional co-living communities.