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Clyde & Co appoints DiAnna Thimjon as global CIO

Following her appointment in July as interim chief information officer, Clyde & Co has today (16 November) announced the appointment of DiAnna Thimjon as its global CIO.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Nov 2018 at 11:27 am No comments

“Are there more acquisitions on the cards? Yes”: Elevate buys LexPredict

Elevate has expanded its AI and data science capabilities with the acquisition of enterprise and technology firm LexPredict. The move is the legal company’s latest deal since it received a round of debt financing from Morgan Stanley in April. More acquisitions are expected to close imminently. We speak to Elevate’s president John Croft about the acquisition and road map.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Nov 2018 at 10:15 am No comments

Orrick launches global legal tech venture fund

Orrick is the latest law firm to launch a corporate venture fund, from which it says it will make investments in promising legal tech companies globally.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Nov 2018 at 5:15 pm No comments

Legal tech deal: Elevate Acquires LexPredict

After securing growth financing this Spring, Elevate today (14 November) announced the acquisition of enterprise consulting and technology firm LexPredict, in a move that combines Elevate’s legal services offering with LexPredict’s data science team and contract analytics software.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Nov 2018 at 10:17 pm No comments

BCLP latest firm to launch legal ops division

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has become the latest law firm to launch a legal operations consultancy division. Cantilever will bring together 20 process engineers, data scientists and technologists from both sides of the Atlantic, to support the legal operations needs of inhouse counsel.

Added by Tate Chennis Colbran on the 14th Nov 2018 at 11:14 am No comments

Aderant Handshake wins: Wiggin, Sacker & DMH Stallard join Blank Rome and four more

Leading UK media, technology and IP firm Wiggin has today (13 November) signed on the dotted line with Aderant Handshake’s knowledge management solution, we can reveal, joining seven other new law firms wins including Sackers and DMH Stallard in the UK, and US top 100 firm Blank Rome.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Nov 2018 at 12:03 pm No comments

Are you aware of Reynen Court? You need to be

This article first appeared in issue 317 of the Orange Rag newsletter The single biggest bit of news in the past four weeks – and we’d argue potentially the biggest news this year – was […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Nov 2018 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Chapman and Cutler: Sale of Closing Room to NetDocuments could just be the start

Chapman and Cutler’s sale of deal management application Closing Room to NetDocuments is a rare example of a law firm selling technology to a legal tech vendor. But practice innovations and technology partner Eric Wood, the mastermind behind the app, believes that this is a model with potential as the firm eyes the possibility of developing its role as a software enterprise.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Nov 2018 at 9:39 pm No comments

Document automation. Are you ready?

Be sure to tune in to a webinar moderated by Legal IT Insider editor Caroline Hill for Thomson Reuters on all things document automation. Panellists include Hogan Lovells document automation manager Sarah Houghton; Brodies IT director Damien Behan; Penningtons Manches knowledge operations manager Charlotte Ballard; and Thomson Reuters director of product management Chris Boulter. Sign up details here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Nov 2018 at 10:12 am No comments

Legal IT Latest: All the wins, deals, launches and acquisitions you need to know about, in brief

Catch up on all our latest stories and comments in brief as well as wins and deals for DocsCorp, HighQ, Zylpha and Lexsoft, which has been selected by Womble Bond Dickinson for its knowledge management solution T3.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 12th Nov 2018 at 6:34 am No comments

“If I brought my guys another deal right now they would probably hang me”: Consilio’s CEO talks integration and opportunity

Amy Carroll gets the inside story on consolidation in the eDiscovery space from Consilio’s CEO Andy Macdonald, following Consilio’s long awaited acquisition of DiscoverReady.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 9th Nov 2018 at 10:42 am No comments

“Our partners were our guinea pigs”: Eversheds Sutherland launches crowdsourcing ideas app

Eversheds Sutherland has become the latest law firm to embrace crowdsourcing for ideas, rolling out innovation platform IdeaDrop across its 66 offices in 32 countries. IdeaDrop is a mobile and web app developed to help capture and curate ideas from employees.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Nov 2018 at 11:57 am 1 comment

Trending… NetDocuments acquires deal management application Closing Room

With its ndElevate customer and partner user conference in Utah well underway, NetDocuments has announced the acquisition of Closing Room, a deal management application developed by Chapman and Cutler to streamline transactional closing processes.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 8th Nov 2018 at 2:00 am 2 comments

Up and running: Adidas Global Legal Solutions

One of the highlights of October was attending Eversheds Sutherland’s inhouse legal 4.0 event, where the UK top 20 firm brought together a number of senior in-house counsel to discuss their technology challenges and achievements. Katherine Roseveare, EMEA GC of Adidas’ global legal team told a packed room about the creation of Global Legal Solutions – a three-strong team also led by Roseveare that was formed to take charge of legal technology, spend, knowledge and communication. Find out more here.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 7th Nov 2018 at 7:30 am No comments

BCLP launches ML-based fixed fee early case assessment service

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has today (6 November) launched a fixed price early case assessment service that packages up its existing in-house forensic capability and technology with a legal advice wrapper spread across its London and Manchester offices. We speak to development lead Nick Pryor.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 6th Nov 2018 at 11:28 am No comments