About Us

BIG’s group of companies are experts in providing secure translation services in regulated, highly technical, and non-regulated sectors

Our story

Lawlinguists was founded in 2011 by a young Italian lawyer, Riccardo Massari, and his friend Daniel Nagel, a German lawyer. The two share a passion for languages, as does Raffaele Sena, an Italian lawyer who joined them when Lawlinguists was founded.

Within a short time, they created the first and only international network made up exclusively of lawyers from all parts of the world that cooperate to offer legal translation services.

This network includes more than 2000 lawyer-translators who allow Lawlinguists to offer high quality legal translations in over 100 language combinations.

International business growth is driving the need for more content to be translated. Every day, we see the impact our services have on an organization’s influence and effectiveness. Our commitment to quality is anchored by a rigorous review methodology and a tightly managed global agent network based on long-standing relationships. 

Right from the start we have been committed to and remain focused on providing quality assurance and top-notch security. Our solutions include patent translations, foreign filing support, patent litigation support, litigation & legal transactions, antitrust and mergers & acquisitions, marketing & business development, and legal interpreting services.

Our values


Humble and respectful

Collaborative team players

Make others around you better

Results oriented

Do the
Right Thing

Integrity and honesty




By All Means

Create ‘wow’ moments

Never satisfied



Sense of urgency


Innovative and creative


Grow or die

Shift happens



Jeff Brink

Founder and CEO
Jeff Brink is an entrepreneurial executive known for leadership, strategic thinking, and innovation. Over the last 25…

Joe Mischler

Chief Revenue Officer
Joe Mischler has built, integrated, and transformed high-performing teams globally for publicly-traded and private-equity…

Dave Perlman

Chief Financial Officer
Dave Perlman is a results-driven finance executive with nearly 20 years of international finance experience across several…

Luis de la Vega

Chief Operations Officer
Luis has been a leader in the language space for 20 years overseeing strategic direction and growth for several highly successful…

Agnes Piriou

Director of Internal Quality Compliance
With more than 15 years of experience in operations, quality assurance, and compliance, Agnes Piriou works to ensure the…

Lauren Vega

Human Resources Partner
Lauren Vega joined Protranslating in 2011 as HR Business Partner, supporting the company and employees around the globe.…

Roxanne Le

VP of Global Operations
Roxanne Le brings more than 10 years of management experience in the translation and intellectual property space. Her…

Tim Moorcroft

SVP, Europe Sales
Tim Moorcroft is an energetic leader with more than 20 years of experience in both global operations and sales. His breadth…