LONDON, July 17, 2019 – Aon (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announces Joshua Walker has been appointed Chief Product Officer for Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions.
Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions is focused on helping clients manage their intangible assets while continuing to educate the marketplace. In his new role, Joshua will lead the efforts of the team as they continue to develop and evolve a comprehensive set of consulting, valuation and risk transfer offerings in the intellectual property asset class. He will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Joshua brings a wealth of experience. He has practiced intellectual property and “big data” law in Silicon Valley for more than 16 years, including as head of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Transactions for Simpson Thacher. In part to improve U.S. transactional diligence and intellectual property litigation processes, he co-founded and led Lex Machina, Inc., and has helped establish numerous law and computer science ventures at Stanford University. He is the author of the forthcoming “On Legal AI.” Walker received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, m.c.l., and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
John Bruno, Chief Executive Officer of Aon’s Data & Analytic Services, commented: “We know that data, and more importantly the understanding of it, is now a cornerstone of every organization. Joshua’s wide-ranging experience, from building a business from the ground up to the realities of data’s impact in the courtroom, will be pivotal as we continue to change the conversation around intangible assets.”
Lewis Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions, added: “Joshua brings incredible insight to the team. We are thrilled to have him join Aon as we continue to innovate at scale, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate on solutions to identify and manage risks surrounding proprietary data and maximize value for our clients.”
Aon’s Intellectual Property Solutions is part of the firm’s New Ventures Group which focuses on the rapid incubation and delivery of new high-impact sources of value for clients. Formed in 2018, the New Ventures Group comprises a team of senior leaders, who help realize the full potential of the firm’s Aon United growth strategy.
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