Chairman & CEO
Nicolas Economou is the Chairman and CEO of H5, a Silicon Valley-based firm which, as early as the late 1990s, pioneered the application of artificial intelligence to Big Data analytics in litigation, regulatory investigations and compliance undertakings. In addition to leading H5, Nicolas contributes actively to advancing the dialogue on public policy challenges at the intersection of law, science, and technology. Working with Harvard Law Professor Arthur R. Miller and Georgetown University Law Center, he led the design of a groundbreaking summit on law, technology, and policy, where he spoke alongside Justice Stephen Breyer. Nicolas has been featured in Forbes magazine and is the author of a number of published articles on issues relating to information risk management, technology, and the practice of law. He has spoken before legal audiences at a wide variety of conferences and organizations, including Stanford Law School, the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Economou directs H5’s participation in The Sedona Conference’s Electronic Document Retention and Production Working Group. He has also served on both corporate and non-profit boards, and was a member of the Law and Judiciary policy committee for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Nicolas holds a B.A. in international public law and political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of Business. He chose to forgo completion of an MPA at Harvard’s Kennedy School in order to found H5.