ED WALTERS is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C. Under Professor Walters’s leadership, Fastcase has grown to one of the world’s largest legal publishers, serving more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world.

Before founding Fastcase, Professor Walters worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the Business Software Alliance, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation.

Professor Walters worked in the White House from 1991-1993, first in the Office of Media Affairs and then in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting. After working in the White House, he was the lead account executive in an influential Washington public relations boutique. He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The University of Chicago Law Review, The Green Bag, and Legal Times, and has spoken extensively on legal publishing around the country.


While I was hosting The Lawyerist Podcast, I had Ed on repeatedly. Partly because I really like talking with him, but mostly because he is really smart about a bunch of different subjects.

Published on January 5th, 2022. Last updated on January 6th, 2022, by Sam Glover.