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Innovation acceleration: A&O announces Fuse line-up and LexisNexis calls for next round of startups

Allen & Overy has confirmed the eight companies which will work in its tech innovation space Fuse – with RAVN Systems (now iManage) confirmed as one of those companies – as  LexisNexis yesterday (24 August) announced a call for a new round of applicants interested in participating in its second legal accelerator program in Silicon Valley.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 25th Aug 2017 at 10:54 am 2 comments

LEVERTON makes double senior leadership promotion ahead of “significant growth”

AI-driven document extraction and management vendor LEVERTON has promoted Abhinav ‘Abe’ Somani to chief revenue officer and Richard Belgrave as head of Europe as the company, which counts Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie as clients, anticipates “significant growth” on the Continent.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 24th Aug 2017 at 10:31 am No comments

The ILTA sessions: LexisNexis talk Big Data

In our second ILTA briefing we caught up with Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of product management at LexisNexis, who discusses how big data is the challenge for lawyers today and how Lexis is rising to the challenge. Already in-house teams such as Apple and Microsoft are using analytics to drive change among their outside counsel and the adoption curve is notably widening in what Pfeifer describes as a “pivot” in the industry.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 23rd Aug 2017 at 11:34 am No comments

The ILTA sessions: Tikit talk forecasting in Carpe, integration with NetDocuments, and cloud complexities

In the first of a series of high level ILTA briefings, Legal IT Insider caught up with chief operating officer Simon Hill and development director Mark Garnish, who reveal that Tikit has developed a new two-way integration with NetDocuments; discuss the expense capture and forecasting functionality in the new version of Carpe Diem; and say that law firms are starting to realise the complexities involved in their vendors moving to the cloud and are beginning to ask some tough questions.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 22nd Aug 2017 at 11:02 am No comments

Peppermint splits up cloud offering & signs iTrain as a training partner

Peppermint Technology will for the first time enable large law firms to take a modular approach to rolling out its cloud services, with new services including PeppCRM, PeppCase and PeppPMS able to integrate with existing law firm applications including back office practice management & accounts systems and document management systems.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 21st Aug 2017 at 11:43 am No comments

Friday News Round-up with Opus 2 + Intapp + Epona

Opus 2 International has received a significant minority investment from Five Arrows Principal Investments, the corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking which is the investment arm of Rothschild & Co.

Added by Charles Christian on the 18th Aug 2017 at 11:28 am No comments

Workshare announces new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud

In a major announcement for Workshare, the London-headquartered document comparison and review provider will today (16 August) at ILTA announce a brand new collaboration with G Suite by Google Cloud, which will see part of its Compare Everywhere solution integrated with Google’s suite of intelligent apps  to deliver fast and accurate file comparison. In a further announcement, Compare Everywhere will be embedded within HighQ Collaborate, as it moves to help users access Workshare’s comparison tools without leaving third party providers’ platforms.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Aug 2017 at 11:00 am No comments

ILTACON17 – Day one news and views

ILTA day one is over and we’ve predictably been inundated with wins and deals and people move announcements which we bring you here in bite size form. There’s also some news here that you won’t hear (yet) elsewhere.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 15th Aug 2017 at 3:05 pm No comments

reallymoving acquires comparison site TheLawSuperstore

Property services comparison site has acquired the – the UK’s first full service comparison website for legal services – from Winn Holdings Ltd, the parent company of personal injury firm Winn Solicitors. TheLawSuperstore was launched in August 2016 to make it easier for personal and business consumers to compare and select legal services from across the UK.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 11:10 am No comments

Cybersecurity: Corrs Cyber launched amid rising attacks

Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has today launched Corrs Cyber, Australia’s first multidisciplinary cyber security team to defend Australian businesses from cyber-attacks. Corrs Cyber provides businesses with unparalleled access to a combined team of data breach management specialists, including legal advisors, IT forensic investigation specialists, cyber risk, incident response consultants, and crisis and reputation management services.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Aug 2017 at 9:38 am 1 comment

K1 acquires Litera and Sackett Group to add to Microsystems and XRef stable

Off the back of its acquisition of Microsystems and XRef in September 2016, Los Angeles-headquartered private equity house K1 has acquired Litera and the Sackett Group in a move that will significantly shake up the document creation and review market.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 14th Aug 2017 at 2:00 pm 2 comments

LexisNexis & Janders Dean announces finalists of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index

The finalists of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index have been announced today by LexisNexis Pacific and Janders Dean. The Index seeks to recognise the most innovative firms and legal professionals in Australia and New Zealand that have delivered unique solutions and added value for their clients, setting their organisation apart from the competition.

Added by Charles Christian on the 14th Aug 2017 at 10:05 am No comments

Comment: Greg Bufithis on how to run a Legal IT conference – the lessons for ILTACON & LegalTech

The message is not whether or not ILTACON and LegalTech are dead but that the world has moved on and both of these tech conferences need to get out into the wider world. But more importantly: law firms and in-house counsel … and legal technology vendors … need to break away from their safe, cloistered view of the market.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Aug 2017 at 5:21 pm 3 comments

The #ILTACON Meltdown: ILTA/VSLUG veteran Rick Hellers sends an open letter to the ILTA leadership

Vendors and service providers who used to be treated as peers — as they should be considering how much they add to the conversation — are now ghettoized and treated as cash cows. An organization whose mission is to encourage partnership, education and support now seems to focus more on pushing attendance at ILTACON and bringing in sponsorship dollars.

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Aug 2017 at 3:47 pm No comments

iManage: Seyfarth Shaw closes Extract deal and Hughes Hubbard selects Threat Manager

iManage yesterday (11 August) announced that Am Law 100 firm Seyfarth Shaw in conjunction with its consulting arm Seyfarth Lean has selected iManage Extract – formerly RAVN Extract – as it also announced that distinguished New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed has selected iManage Threat Manager to better protect sensitive client data across its global offices.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 11th Aug 2017 at 11:15 am No comments
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