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We're On a Mission To Make Lawmaking Better

Our Team

Joel Barker – Software Developer

Joel is a lifelong native of California. As an attorney, Joel has worked on criminal defense, civil, family law, probate, and immigration cases. His technical experience spans a plethora of technologies across various industries as a senior software developer, product development manager, and chief software architect. Most recently, he has combined his legal and engineering experience to develop custom case management software for attorneys and to support Open Law Library in its mission to empower codification attorneys and the citizens they serve.


Gary Burch – Software Developer

Gary lives with his family in Northwest Wisconsin. He spent much of his formative years in Tokyo, Japan. He moved back to the United States upon graduation from high school. He has a BS degree from Auburn University in psychology with minors in political science and business. He also has a BS in applied computer science from Columbus State University. He has worked for both non-profits and commercial organizations in a variety of computer programming roles across the full-stack. He is passionate about Open Law Library’s mission to make the law accessible to all.


Vincent Chuang – Co-founder, Head of Project Development

Vincent has a BS degree in biochemistry and cell biology from University of California, San Diego and a JD degree from the University of Southern California. He was previously the technical co-founder at VetShare and at Brighten. His legal experience includes several years as a patent litigator and technology-transactions attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP and clerkships for judges in Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


David Greisen – Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David has a BS degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College, and a JD degree from the University of Chicago. David has three years of experience working in various staff offices in Congress and state legislatures in both committee and personal offices. He has five years of experience as a full-stack web programmer. He gained experience working in government technology at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He gained a detailed knowledge of codification and legal publishing through the Free Law Innovation Fellowship with the District of Columbia.


Alex Morken – Software Developer

Alex has BA degree in political science from University of Minnesota. Alex has been combining his two deepest interests of computing and politics for the past 15 years in his professional career as well as volunteering for local non-profits. He has worked as a full stack developer, application developer, systems administrator and has also spent some of that time doing data science and industrial automation.


Our Board

Leonard Bell, M.D. – Director, Secretary

Leonard is the principal founder, and currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors, of Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Under his continuous leadership from 1992, when he started the firm, through 2015 as Chief Executive Officer, the firm became a fast-growing and profitable global biopharmaceutical company. He has been a director of numerous non-profit organizations advocating for scientific innovation, as well as a leader in education and innovation as a member of the Brown University Technology Partnerships Advisory Committee and the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board of the École Polytechnique in Paris, France. Leonard has held leadership positions in economic policy and municipal finance as a member of the Woodbridge Board of Finance, Connecticut Governor’s Council on Economic Competitiveness and Technology, Connecticut Governor’s High Technology Cluster Task Force, and the Connecticut Task Force on Agricultural Technology.


Derek Dohler – Founding Director

Derek has a BS degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD degree from the University of Chicago. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Digital Projects Officer at Transparency International Georgia in Tbilisi, where he planned and executed the organization’s transformation into a regional leader in the use of technology to promote governmental transparency. Derek has over seven years of experience as a full stack developer, and three years of experience at Azavea developing software for local governments.


David Greisen – Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, Director