This is Legal Design was founded in 2018.
Our mission to re-design the legal industry had formed long before. Already back in law school, we imagined making a difference by approaching law from a new angle. This inspired us to acquire further knowledge, abilities and experience in innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking, adding to our broad spectrum of legal specializations. We now seek to scale our work & mindset on a global level. Offering Legal Innovation Services for law firms, legal departments, NGOs and governments. Providing a Think Tank for exchange & collaboration on all things Legal Design.
Co-Founder – Managing Partner
Lina is an experienced Innovation Consultant from Berlin, Germany with a background in law, driving the impact of Legal Design (Thinking) on law and legal tech.
After graduating from law-school in 2016 she studied Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute "D-School" and was part of the SAP AppHaus Berlin – contributing to the co-creation of innovative and human-centered software solutions.
As a Trainee Lawyer she i.a. worked for the "Committee on the Digital Agenda" (German Parliament), and LAWLIFT GmbH, a document automation & knowledge management software for law firms and legal departments.
As "Miss AI Ambassador", Lina supports Miss AI's mission of humanizing and diversifying AI across Europe.
Co-Founder – Lawyer – Researcher (HPI-Stanford)
Joaquín is a research associate at HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. His work focuses on making creativity theory tangible and actionable. As part of connecting research and practice, he teaches at the Design Thinking Academy in Potsdam, Germany.
As one of the founders of This is Legal Design he brings together his legal background and innovation expertise. Joaquín studied Law in Chile. After completing his legal habilitation, he joined an innovative-nomad consultancy group as an entrepreneurship consultant. This life-changing experience of building entrepreneurial ecosystems in places like Panama City and Istanbul made him dive deeper into Design Thinking.
Joaquín believes that lawyers excel in all the skills required to be good creative thinkers and Legal Design enables and activates these skill sets.
Alisha Andert, LL.M.
Co-Founder – Lawyer
Alisha is Head of Legal Innovation at Chevalier.
Driven by her interest in European and international correlations, she went to the University of Amsterdam for the LL.M-program European Private Law, where she graduated in 2016. Her final thesis within the field of Corporate Law focused on behavioral scientific and psychological aspects within corporate governance while designing incentive structures.
Alisha believes that human aspects and needs are too often neglected when new systems, ideas and innovations are being implemented. This is where she sees major improvement potential in applying Legal Design as an implementation tool, which is what she pursues as a co-founder of This is Legal Design.
During her legal clerkship in Berlin Alisha worked for the German Parliament as well as the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.
Innovation Strategist – Lawyer
Dario is a Lawyer and Legal Innovation Strategist connecting law and tech for law firms, legal departments and public administration. He aims to create unique environments for the successful implementation of legal technology by unlocking the potentials of teamwork, creativity and analytical thinking.
After his first legal state exam he worked as an intern for a Spanish law firm in Barcelona. Back in Germany he started working as first employee and Trainee Lawyer at LAWLIFT GmbH, implementing automation software at high level law firms and legal departments. Through his work he developed a deep understanding of the structural challenges of law firms and legal departments dealing with digitization. As a Partner at This is Legal Design he now leverages his insights & experience in the consulting of legal innovation enterprises.
Dario is member of the board of the German Israeli lawyers association.