About Xcential legislative technologies

Enabling efficiency, collaboration, and transparency

We transform the drafting, amending, publishing and codification of legislation, regulations and other critical government documents from antiquated 19th and 20th century technology – pencils, paper, word processors and PDFs – into the machine-processable, cloud-ready and digitally efficient platform required by today’s government counsel and citizens.

Our products enable greater efficiency, collaboration and transparency in the creation of content at the core of government.

Solving legislative and regulatory drafting challenges around the world since 2002

Xcential’s co-founders, Grant Vergottini and Bradlee Chang, began work on modernizing the California Legislature’s drafting system in 2002. That was the beginning of Xcential – and LegisPro and LegisWeb.

Starting in 2004, every legislative proposal moving through the California legislature has been drafted, amended and, if approved, published and codified on systems and software designed by Xcential.

Today – while continuing to support and help the California Legislative Counsel Bureau stay at the forefront of legislative technology, creating ever greater transparency for citizens and better work processes for drafters, representatives and staff – Xcential has brought its consulting expertise and LegisPro product line to projects at the the U.S. House, the U.S. Government Publishing Office, U.K. and Scottish Parliaments, the Nova Scotia Registry of Regulations and other governments around the world.

Working at the forefront of legislative XML standards and practices

We are committed to the implementation of open data standards – and, specifically, the promulgation of the international XML standard for legislative and regulatory documents, Akoma Ntoso (also known as LegalDocML), and its related U.S. standard, USLM (United States Legislative Markup). Xcential’s co-founder Grant Vergottini, who drives the company’s technical vision, has been an active participant in the creation of Akoma Ntoso and led our work on the creation of USLM for the U.S. House.

With headquarters in Encinitas, Calif., our team of experts in legislative document processes and the technologies behind them (XML, JavaScript, and related development tools) is spread around the globe, from Palo Alto to Montreal, Washington D.C. to Bonn. And we have developed partnerships with the top-level providers of legislative workflow tools and other government technologies to deliver the most effective and modern solutions.

Transforming Legislation Drafting Around the World

Our clients

Xcential is the world leader in legislative drafting software, delivering modern web-centric technologies for drafting, amending, publishing, and codification of legislation, regulations and other critical government documents by managing legislative and regulatory materials as data first. We work with legislatures and organizations around the world to improve the efficiency, accuracy and transparency of their legislative and regulatory drafting processes.

Our partners

Xcential partners with the world’s top providers of legislative workflow, publishing, and legal search technologies to ensure successful system modernization. And we rely on expert integrators of legislative systems to pull it all together and configure LegisPro and LegisWeb to match local traditions and requirements.

Xcential leadership

Our team has been working at the forefront of legislative standards and technology innovation since 2002.

Our leadership team has decades of experience in legislative document technology, open data standards, government modernization and transparency initiatives.

Grant Vergottini

Grant Vergottini

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bradlee Chang

Bradlee Chang

Co-founder & Chief Customer Experience Officer

Mark W.C. Stodder


Chantal Lamarre

Chief Operating Officer

Careers at Xcential

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