Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nicolas Economou is the Chairman and CEO of H5. In addition to being responsible for H5’s overall corporate strategy and operations, he advises general counsels’ offices and leading law firms in developing comprehensive approaches to addressing the complex challenges that the data explosion has created in litigation, investigations, and related legal information management. Mr. Economou was a pioneer in the advocacy and application of scientific methods to legal information management and response. He contributes actively to advancing 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, Mr. Economou led the design of a groundbreaking summit on law, technology, and policy, where he spoke alongside Justice Stephen Breyer. Mr. Economou is also a Senior Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Initiative at the Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School, an endeavor seeking to help shape the global policy dialogue on the development, societal impact, and control of Artificial Intelligence. He 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. 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.
Mr. Economou earned his B.A. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, and chose to forgo completion of his M.P.A at Harvard’s Kennedy School in order to co-found H5.