About Us

After Founder and President Frank Giaoui suffered a devastating business loss, he discovered the unscientific and judicial uncertainty of damages compensation. To pursue the subject further, he conducted six years of legal research and two years of computer science research between The Sorbonne and Columbia University. In 2020, he founded Optimalex with Jòan Gondolo, Luv Aggarwal, and Philippe Lachkeur, to usher in a new paradigm of rationality and fairness in damages compensation and legal risk management by pioneering new techniques in legal predictive analytics.

Frank Giaoui, is an academic and entrepreneur. He has advised corporations and negotiated contracts since 1986 with Bain and Company, Oliver Wyman, King Fisher PLC, and then his own boutique investment bank Hera Finance. He was a co-founder of Apollo Invest (VC Fund) and a shareholder of Liberty Surf and MediMania. Additionally, after receiving a PhD from La Sorbonne Law School, he has served as a teaching fellow at University of Lorraine and Essec MBA, and is currently a Post Doc JSD at Columbia Law School. He is based in New York City.

 

Co-founders Jòan Gondolo, Luv Aggarwal, and Philippe Lachkeur are respectively PhD researcher teaching fellows at La Sorbonne Law School, MS in Computer Science from Columbia School of Engineering, and MS in Engineering Data Management.

Our Team

Diego Lobo

Diego Lobo

Legal Product Manager

Gabriel Martins

Gabriel Martins

Software Engineer
 

Stella Douka

Stella Douka

Data Scientist

Alex Ouillon

Alex Ouillon

Software Engineer
 

Luv Aggarwal
Luv Aggarwal
Co-founder

 
Lampros Lountzis
Lampros Lountzis
Data Scientist

 
Cameron Porter

Cameron Porter

Business Development Representative

 

Karoline Geiker

Karoline Geiker

Legal Analyst

Marketing Director

Julian Fox

Marketing Director

 

Senior Advisory Board

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Jonathan Askin

Director, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic,

Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab

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Alain Maillot

Partner / Founder

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

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Daniel Bauer
Lecturer in Computer Science,

Columbia University

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Nate Beatty

Founder of Ascent Technology Consulting

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Donald Ferguson

Adjunct Professor in Computer Science,

Columbia University

Ansys Fellow, Ansys, Inc.

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Daniel Temam

Former Chief Editor at INSEE,

the French Agency of Statistics and Economic Studies

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Norbert Giaoui

Former General Counsel

Lagardere Group

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Olivier Sorba

Former Head of risk and Chief Scientist 

Lagardere Group 
PhD in Statistics and Mathematics