Well-known German lawyer and legal tech expert, Tom Braegelmann, has left his role as General Counsel (GC) of legal AI company, Leverton, to return to private practice.
Braegelmann joined Leverton last year to be the AI company’s GC from global law firm, DLA Piper. He has now joined German law firm BBL Bernsau Brockdorff.
Peter Jark, a partner at the new firm, said: ‘Tom is an outstanding lawyer and we are proud that he joined our firm. He will significantly strengthen our international practice and our footprint in the market of technological development.’
Speaking to Artificial Lawyer about the surprise move Braegelmann explained that he had seen a great opportunity in joining a cutting edge legal tech company such as Leverton, but that he realised he enjoyed being a lawyer in private practice just too much.
‘It’s funny because at first I was so excited I wouldn’t have to fill in a time sheet again and it was great to be part of Leverton, which is growing very quickly. The diverse team of experts that they have built there is an awesome crowd from all over the world, and I wish them all the best!’
‘Given this chance of a lifetime, I just had to give it a try, but I’ve realised that it can also be good to be in a law firm. Maybe once a lawyer, always a lawyer,’ he added.
The hope now is that with Braegelmann’s unique experience, as both a business lawyer and with experience of working inside a legal AI company, he will have added value to his clients.
Artificial Lawyer is sure this will be the case and wishes him well.