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The Privacy Firm Managing Attorney’s Newest Award Solidifies His Reputation as a Legal Innovator and Tech Leader

July 14, 2017 | New York, NY — Joseph Bahgat, managing attorney of The Privacy Firm PC, was named a 2017 “Fastcase 50” honoree. Compiled by legal publisher Fastcase, the ranking highlights professionals who are charting a new course for delivering legal services.

According to Fastcase’s nomination criteria, Joe stood out among hundreds of nominees for being one of the “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” With offices in New Jersey and Ohio, his firm represents business owners, high-net-worth individuals, lawyers, and anyone affected by matters of internet and privacy law, including BitTorrent/ISP subpoena defense, defending against intellectual property trolls, cyber-defamation, and related IP litigation in entertainment and media law.

“I am honored to be featured in the Fastcase 50 along with industry leaders whom I deeply admire. Past honorees have included other lawyers, respected law professors, and many non-lawyers who truly inspire me to build bridges between my chosen profession and the modern world. I’m also humbled because this is a peer nomination, which also puts my name alongside these great legal innovators,” Joe said. “My mission is to change public perception about lawyers. I use technology to carry out that mission, and receiving this award is proof of its effectiveness.”

A rising star in New Jersey’s legal community, Joe has been one of the state’s most outspoken advocates for its courts to implement electronic filing systems, which would improve efficiency, and encourage transparency. Since joining his firm in 2010, he has lectured at the local, state, and national levels, encouraging law firms to embrace cloud-based practice management systems, and calling for courts to overhaul legal practice rules to reflect how forward-thinking lawyers use technology to deliver real-time legal services.

In 2014, Joe was a featured speaker at the inaugural Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago. He regularly blogs and writes about specific issues that need to be addressed by courts and other rulemaking bodies, including the American Bar Association, which eventually garnered the attention of the ABA Law Practice Division and resulted in his appointment to the #ABATECHSHOW Planning Board in 2014.

“I want our industry to embrace technology. When we realize its potential, it enables us to better serve our clients. This is possible because of efficiency that was unimagined 30 years ago, back when I knew I was destined to be an attorney,” Joe said. “We are at the precipice of a legal industry that looks nothing like it did even 10 years ago. The attorneys who’ll continue to survive and thrive will be the ones who embrace change. Through that, we can evolve our practices to focus on providing the legal services that can’t be replaced by technology.”

About Fastcase and the Fastcase 50

An American company based in Washington, D.C., Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Since the inaugural awards in 2011, the Fastcase 50 has spotlighted and applauded the most fascinating trailblazers and architects of the future of law and legal technology. For more information, visit and the Fastcase 50 award winners list.

About The Privacy Firm

The Privacy Firm (fka Bahgat + Bahgat LLC) focuses matters involving Internet and Privacy, BitTorrent/ISP Subpoena Defense and various aspects of Business Law, from offices in Philadelphia, Central New Jersey, and Ohio. The firm was founded in 1987 by Abe Bahgat, a renowned presence in Ohio’s criminal justice system. He was joined by son, Joseph in 2010, who has helped expand the firm’s practice areas. Recognized in the industry as an innovative law practice, The Privacy Firm is powered by a cloud practice management system and produces many freelance legal technology articles and popular blog, which helps other attorneys stay on top of protecting client information and discover the latest practice management news. Visit for more information.