Luminance announces departure of CEO Emily Foges

20 May 2020 |

Jason Brennan to take on role of acting CEO

Foges to join Luminance’s European Advisory Board

-[20 May 2020]– Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for lawyers, today announced that Jason Brennan will become acting CEO, following Emily Foges’ departure. Jason will focus on expanding the business in the United States, as well as consolidating its leadership position in Europe and APAC. Emily will be joining Luminance’s European Advisory Board.

Luminance’s powerful machine learning technology is currently used by more than 230 organisations working in 80 languages across a wide range of practice areas, including over one fifth of The Global 100 law firms and all of the Big Four. From its initial focus in M&A transactions, today Luminance offers unrivalled support in other legal processes such as eDiscovery, property portfolio analysis and employment contract review. Jason will lead Luminance’s expansion into the United States, building on the company’s growing presence in the region, based in New York.

Jason Brennan, who has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry across various law firm, in-house and consulting roles, said: “Having conquered much of the European and a large part of the Asian legal market, Emily has built a strong foundation for future growth. We now recognise that the opportunity for Luminance’s next phase of growth lies in the US and I look forward to leading the company through this important chapter.”

“Emily has succeeded in taking the company from an innovative start-up out of Cambridge University into a global business at the centre of the legal profession,” added Vanessa Colomar, Partner at Invoke Capital and Luminance Board member. “We wish Emily all the best in her new role and look forward to Jason steering Luminance through another exciting year of expansion.”

Founded by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance has developed the Legal Inference Transformation Engine (LITE), combining pattern-recognition technology with supervised and unsupervised machine learning to read and understand human language. The company is backed by Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May, and has offices in London, Cambridge, New York and Singapore to support its international client base.