WSGR Launches SixFifty, A New Software Subsidiary

SixFifty Blends Legal Expertise with Automation Technology

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [WSGR], the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced the formation of SixFifty, a new software subsidiary. Backed by WSGR, SixFifty is developing automated tools designed to make legal processes efficient and affordable. SixFifty operates in tandem with attorneys from WSGR to provide companies the optimal combination of automation and human expertise.

SixFifty Privacy
SixFifty Privacy – iPad App

SixFifty is led by Kimball Dean Parker, president, and Lincoln Porter, CTO, both veteran legal technologists. Most recently, Parker and Porter created GDPR IQ, an automated software solution that generated GDPR compliance documents. The company behind GDPR IQ became profitable within six weeks and serviced hundreds of clients. Prior to that, the duo developed SoloSuit, an automated software tool that helped those who have been sued for a debt in Utah file legal responses. The site surpassed its annual forecast for users in just one month. Parker and Porter also developed CO/COUNSEL, a legal crowdsourcing website, which garnered tens of thousands of contributions and is used by law schools across the U.S. and U.K.

“SixFifty is a unique endeavor that is driven by two important ingredients: human expertise and machine efficiency,” said Doug Clark, managing partner of WSGR. “With WSGR’s industry-leading legal counsel and the experience Kimball and Lincoln have in creating automated legal solutions, SixFifty is positioned to deliver innovative efficiency and affordable answers to even the most complicated legal challenges facing small businesses and emerging companies.”

SixFifty plans to develop and release multiple products, starting with SixFifty Privacy–a tool that businesses can use to assess and plan their compliance with California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). CCPA is a consumer privacy law that comes into effect on January 1, 2020, and establishes guidelines for the collection, use, disclosure, and sale of personal information. Guided by experts from WSGR’s Privacy and Data Protection practice–which includes Lydia Parnes, the former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, Chris Olsen, the former assistant director of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, and others–SixFifty will roll out a suite of automated CCPA tools later this year.

Source: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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