Somya Kaushik is the CEO and Founder of Esq.Me, Inc., a legal technology bringing BigLaw resources to small law firms and solo practitioners across the nation by exclusively giving lawyers a marketplace to buy and sell their own legal documents, while getting access to cost-effective legal services like document drafting and legal research on the platform. (www.esqme.com)
Somya is a former litigator in New York City, and has tried a range of cases from complex federal commercial trials to medical malpractice cases. Kaushik branched off to become a solo practitioner and formed Kaushik Law, PLLC, to focus on startups, blockchain and business law, while growing and scaling Esq.Me.
She graduated from New York Law School’s (NYLS) Intellectual Property and Technology Program and sits on the Board of Directors for the NYLS Alumni Association, chairing the legal technology committee. She holds a B.A. in psychology from The George Washington University and studied international law and international human rights law at The London School of Economics in London, U.K.
Somya is an expert in legal technology and speaks across the globe on topics such as, technology’s affects on the practice of law, the role of artificial intelligence in the law, entrepreneurship and leadership as a lawyer, and how to even the gender imbalance in the legal, technology, and entrepreneurial space. In 2017, she was interviewed by Forbes, the Lawyerist, Above the Law, Greenberg News, Reinventing Professionals, and Evolve Law, and spoke at NYLS, Claremont Colleges, MIT’s Sloan School of Business and Executive MBA, The George Washington’s MBA school, LegalGeek in London, and the South Asian Bar Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
She has a passion for inspiring other lawyers and entrepreneurs, and has a mission to create an advanced and collaborative approach to practicing law