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Cybersecurity Comment: Risking a Meltdown? Dealing with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities present some unique issues for cloud services. Whether cloud service providers are acting in as a data controller or a data processor, they will likely be obliged to consider patching affected systems.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Feb 2018 at 2:23 pm No comments

R3 launches Corda blockchain center of excellence to collaborate with law firms

Financial blockchain coalition R3 has launched the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE): a platform to help educate and collaborate with the legal global community on blockchain technology. Ten law firms have joined the LCoE, including Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Crowell & Moring, Fasken, Holland & Knight, Perkins Coie, Shearman & Sterling, Stroock, and White & Case.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Feb 2018 at 11:32 am 1 comment

Getting the band back together: Foundation Software Group hires Sidley’s CMO Barry Solomon as president

Barry Solomon, the chief marketing officer of US giant Sidley Austin, is joining Foundation Software Group as president, effective immediately, as the Colorado-headquartered experience management vendor ‘gets the Interface Software band back together.’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 20th Feb 2018 at 11:30 am No comments

Clayton Utz selects Intapp for strategic client on-boarding and risk management

Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz has selected Intapp’s cloud-based business acceptance solution as part of its risk management and AML/KYC compliance programs, we can reveal. The firm will be deploying the Intapp professional services platform in […]

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 at 5:00 pm No comments

Exclusive: Kennedys blockchain white paper – Reinventing insurance for the mobile generation

Kennedys is fast distinguishing itself as a law firm leader when it comes to blockchain. In this white paper, sent first to Legal IT Insider in the legal sector, the UK top 40 firm looks at how blockchain technology offers the potential to break down many of the structural issues that have created frictions and a lack of trust in insurance markets and gives examples of its current uses. The paper is packed with useful information from basic explanations around blockchain, to how how it can solve privacy issues, and it highlights some of the innovations taking place in the insurance sector that are relevant whether you work in the sector or not.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 at 11:20 am No comments

Legal Leaders IT Forum Gleneagles countdown – our fabulous speaker line-up!

With just a few days to go until our GlenLegal annual CIO conference at Gleneagles kicks off, here is our fabulous speaker line-up, many of whom will also help us lead workshops on the topics being discussed. Hashtag #GlenLegal & @GlenLegal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 19th Feb 2018 at 9:42 am No comments

“NewLaw and BigLaw are stronger together”: Stephen Allen on Hogan Lovells’ flexible lawyering partnership with Elevate

After Hogan Lovells yesterday (15 February) launched a new flexible lawyering programme in the UK in partnership with Elevate Services, we caught up with the global law firm’s head of legal service delivery, Stephen Allen, to find out more.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Feb 2018 at 3:32 pm No comments

Fieldfisher rolls out Transact and takes it on US roadshow

Fieldfisher is in the process of rolling out Workshare’s deal collaboration and checklist platform Transact across its corporate department and is taking it on a US roadshow to promote the software to law firms and clients alike. We spoke in depth to Fieldfisher corporate partner Tim Bird about how Transact is being used and why the firm is getting behind it.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Feb 2018 at 8:13 am No comments

McCullough Robertson adopts Luminance’s AI technology

Another win for Luminance, this time leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson, which has deployed Luminance’s machine learning technology for due diligence in corporate M&A transactions. Luminance – which, because of its plug and play technology can be used on a transactional basis and in addition to other similar technology – has also worked with top Australian firms such as Gilbert + Tobin and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Feb 2018 at 12:00 pm No comments

Comment: Clifford Chance’s acquisition of Carillion’s managed legal services arm is both a relief and a huge opportunity

I feel an oddly personal sense of relief at the news yesterday (14 February) that Clifford Chance has acquired Carillion’s Newcastle-based managed legal services arm Carillion Advice Services (CAS), in what has the potential to become not just a lower cost UK hub but a centre for innovation and change. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Feb 2018 at 9:20 am No comments

Littler launches pay equity assessment tool + global data analytics director Zev Eigen departs

In a very topical application of data analytics, US employment leader Littler has announced the launch of the Littler Pay Equity Assessment, which combines the 1300+ lawyer firm’s experience in employment law and compensation with proprietary technology to identify pay gaps and, ergo, risks of litigation. The tool comes as it emerges that Dr. Zev Eigen, Littler’s former global director of data analytics, has just left the firm for people analytics startup Syndio, which he co-founded in January 2016.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2018 at 4:43 pm No comments

In brief: Ceva Santé Animale signs up with ANAQUA IP

Ceva Santé Animale, one of the world’s fastest growing animal healthcare companies, has entered into a multi-year agreement to use the ANAQUA IP platform to manage its global portfolio of patents, inventions, trademarks, and awards.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2018 at 8:35 am No comments

Contract Express wins Freshfields, NRF & HSF as clients

This article first appeared in the January Legal IT Insider newsletter

Thomson Reuters Contract Express has expanded its client base by over 40% from 90 to 130 in the past year, including winning the business of global giants Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Norton Rose Fulbright, Herbert Smith Freehills, Mayer Brown and EY Legal, we can reveal.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Feb 2018 at 7:58 am No comments

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global innovation chief Mike Rebeiro to join Macfarlanes

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global and European head of technology and innovation (and our regular and much loved conference chair) Mike Rebeiro is to join Macfarlanes as senior adviser – head of digital and innovation. 

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2018 at 5:30 pm No comments

Fasken joins as founding member of Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

Top Canadian law firm Fasken has joined as one of the founding members of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), the non-profit group positioned to lead standards and governance for the adoption of blockchain technology in the legal industry. Other members include BakerHostetler, IBM and Integra.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 13th Feb 2018 at 2:35 pm No comments
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