Team & Investors

Jay Mandal

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Jay is the CEO and Co-Founder of LawPivot. Prior to LawPivot, Jay was the lead mergers and acquisitions lawyer and a commercial law team member at Apple Inc. He has over nine years of experience as a corporate lawyer, including experience at the law firms of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, and Nishith Desai Associates. He was also a founding team member at IPpro, a patent outsourcing company. Jay holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Stanford University, and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to India.


Nitin Gupta

Vice President of Business Development and Co-Founder

Nitin is the Vice President of Business Development and Co-Founder of LawPivot. He was previously an intellectual property litigation lawyer at Townsend & Townsend & Crew, a top national intellectual property law firm, and worked at Applied Materials. Nitin holds a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.


Steven Kam

Vice President of Engineering, Founding Member

Steven is the Vice President of Engineering of LawPivot. Prior to LawPivot, Steven worked at Silicon Valley startups as a software engineer and architect, and as an intellectual property litigation lawyer at Townsend & Townsend & Crew. Steven holds a J.D. and a double B.A. in Computer Science and Economics with Highest Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford.


Amit Bakshi

Vice President of Marketing

Amit is the Vice President of Marketing of LawPivot. Prior to LawPivot, Amit was a Product Marketing Manager at oDesk, responsible for customer acquisition. His role there encompassed online marketing, product management, and strategic positioning / evangelism. He has also held technology consulting and sales roles at Accenture and General Electric. Amit holds an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management, and a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Kenny Leu

Senior Software Engineer, Founding Member

Kenny is LawPivot's first full-time engineer, and handles all of LawPivot's design & presentation, as well as implementation. He loves to wear many hats and currently runs user experience testing, recruiting, and writes backend code as well. Prior to joining LawPivot, he worked as a consultant for Hitachi Consulting, and worked on a few stealth startups with friends. Kenny holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


Kevin Lowe

Senior Software Engineer, Founding Member

Kevin is LawPivot's primary backend engineer. He leads development, operations, and IT efforts in the company, and is also our resident ping-pong, pool, and martial arts expert. Prior to joining LawPivot, he worked as a programmer at UC Davis Crocker, a lab for nuclear research. Kevin holds a degree in English from the University of California, Davis.


Benton Wong

Business Development Manager, Founding Member

Benton handles business development, community relations, and customer service at LawPivot. Besides taking care of his family and being an avid runner, he is busy at LawPivot interfacing with businesses and lawyers in our LawPivot community. Prior to joining LawPivot, he was a litigation attorney at Townsend & Townsend and Crew, LLP. Benton holds a degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.


LawPivot's Investors

David Austin
Founder Sunair Ventures »
Nishith Desai
Founder Nishith Desai Associates »
Don Hutchison
Angel Investor »
David Li
Co-Founder and CEO Third Ave Labs »
Nick Mehta
CEO LiveOffice »
Allen Morgan
Managing Director, New Ventures Group Idealab »
Deep Nishar
Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience LinkedIn »
David Tisch
Managing Director Techstars NYC »
Chris Yeh
Managing Partner Wasabi Ventures »
Richard Chen
Angel Investor »