Legal Innovation Zone Welcomes Andrew Arruda As Special Advisor

TORONTO, March 11, 2021 — The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University is delighted that Andrew Arruda will join us as Special Advisor.

“Andrew’s pioneering use of technology, and his work to help modernize legal regulatory structures, will amplify and support the LIZ goal to build better outcomes for consumers of legal services,” says LIZ Managing Director, Chris Bentley. “As a team, we’ve known Andrew for years and we can’t wait to start formally working together.”

“Andrew has always generously shared his experiences and expertise as a serial entrepreneur with many of our entrepreneurs and students,” says LIZ Director, Hersh Perlis. “We are excited to expand and strengthen that relationship as he continues to help guide the entire LIZ community.”

Andrew and the LIZ have shared an innovation journey in time, if not in form. Andrew stood in our new (then) space as we were ready to launch, and he was about to build ROSS Intelligence for the U.S. market. LIZ has watched and supported the outstanding work Andrew and his colleagues have done. Andrew has taken time to support many LIZ initiatives, often appearing as a guest speaker and mentor at LIZ events.

“I am very excited to be able to work closely with LIZ on the important work helping consumers get the legal support they need. What I’ve learned is that no matter the industry or the profession, technology and new business models can improve services and quality for everyone, especially in finance, medicine and law,” says Andrew. “I can’t wait to work even more closely with the LIZ team.”

About Andrew Arruda

Andrew Arruda is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of a stealth mode startup. Andrew is the former Senior Advisor, Strategy and Operations, at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and the former CEO and Co-Founder of ROSS Intelligence. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Andrew is also a member of the Board of Advisors at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and the Duke University Law School’s Center on Law and Technology. Andrew is a TED Talk speaker and a member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 list of the world’s best young innovators.

About the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is focused on building better legal solutions for consumers, both people and businesses. It helps foster, support and develop solutions and approaches to improve legal services and the justice system. The LIZ opened in May 2015 as the world’s first incubator dedicated to legal tech.


Hersh Perlis

Director, Legal Innovation Zone

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a global hub focused on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services.

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