About the NexLP Team

Perhaps the most experienced eDiscovery start-up team ever assembled.


Jay Leib | Founder

Jay Leib is the managing member of NexLP, LLC. Jay has successfully founded and lead software start-ups through-out his career. Most recently, Mr. Leib was at Chicago-based kCura Corporation as the Chief Strategy Officer.  kCura is a Chicago based company focused on the eDiscovery vertical. 

He has more than a decade of experience in the technology field, and has worked in multiple roles on some of the largest e-discovery and fraud projects in the world.  Before joining kCura, Jay was an executive at Ernst & Young's Fraud Investigative & Dispute Services practice.

Prior to Ernst & Young, Jay founded Advocate Solutions, Inc., where he invented Discovery Cracker—the world's first shrink-wrapped e-discovery processing application. Jay's software applications have been recognized by numerous surveys and awards in technology and e-discovery fields. 

As a speaker, Jay has presented on Big Data,  text analytics and predictive coding for several panels, webinars, and podcasts. His specialties also include legal hold, processing, document management, emerging technologies, and database design. Jay holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


Dr. Dan Roth | Founder

Dan Roth is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a University of Illinois Scholar. He is the director of a DHS Center for Multimodal Information Access & Synthesis (MIAS) and also has faculty positions in Statistics, Linguistics and at the School of Library and Information Sciences.

Roth is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAI and the ACL, for his contributions to machine learning and natural language processing. He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community.
Roth is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and will serve as Editor-in-Chief for a two-year term beginning in 2015. He has chaired some of the major conferences in his research areas, including AAAI and ACL, and has given keynote talks in major conferences, including AAAI (The Conference of the American Association Artificial Intelligence), EMNLP (The Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), and ECML & PKDD (the European Conference on Machine Learning and the Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery).

Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.


Kit Mackie | Founder

Prior to being a founding member of NexLP, Kit was Vice President in charge of Development at kCura. He was instrumental in the design and architecture of kCura's core product offering, Relativity, and has a deep understanding of electronic discovery review and its tools, work flow, and processes. As Vice President of Product Development, Kit was responsible for the overall quality of the Relativity platform in terms of usability, scalability, stability, and performance. His profound interest in building software is reflected throughout his career, during which he has managed the development of a diverse set of applications ranging from predictive insurance modeling, health care billing systems, hospital management, electronic discovery and mass tort management. Prior to kCura, he worked as a consultant for Accenture. Kit received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Alan Rosen | Founder

Alan Rosen is the General Counsel for NexLP, LLC. Mr. Rosen has a unique background as the former Chief Deputy Illinois Attorney General augmented with 28 years of private commercial litigation experience advising and defending corporations in high-risk complex litigation. Mr. Rosen has significant experience resolving a wide range of discovery disputes, including eDiscovery.

Ye Chen | Founder

Ye Chen previously was head of the custom development team at kCura. Prior to kCura, Ye worked for Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services. He has provided investigation and dispute services to the insurance, banking, logistics and software industry, with a focus on software development, computer forensics and document processing.  Ye holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Depaul University.