Simon works at the intersection of dispute resolution and legal innovation. As a tech entrepreneur and mediator, he has founded and advised multiple legal tech companies, along with writing and teaching online dispute resolution for the past 10 years.
Simon is currently Vice President of Partnerships for Legaler. He was also appointed to serve on the State Bar of California’s Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) Task Force. He most recently served as Head of Operations and Chief of Staff, Trust & Safety at Lime. Simon was previously Co-Founder and COO at Disputly (formerly LegalWin). He also founded Magnify, a contract company summarizing terms and conditions of popular websites (recently acquired). He also was a member of the Accord Project Dispute Resolution Working Group (building guidelines and open source code for smart legal contracts). Simon was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the U.S. Department of Education's National Advisory Committee for Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). He served on NACIQI from 2013 to 2019. Simon formerly served as an advisor for NeuCourt, TermScout, BadData, and Bonayo. He also served as a mediator with Conflict Intervention Service aiming to reduce homelessness in San Francisco (along with creating the first online dispute resolution system for landlord-tenant disputes). Simon started Disputes+Blockchain (first-of-its-kind newsletter regarding all things dispute resolution and blockchain). He is a Truman Scholar, Coca-Cola Scholar, and Bezos Scholar. Simon studied at Cornell University (BS in Industrial and Labor Relations) and Mitchell Scholar at Maynooth University in Ireland (MA in Mediation and Conflict Intervention). In 2010, he led his hometown high school to win the first Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, resulting in President Barack Obama speaking at graduation (the first sitting President to do so). He currently lives in San Francisco, California.
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