Contract discovery and analytics provider Seal Software has appointed Merck’s president of emerging businesses and global CIO, Clark Golestani to its board of directors.
Sixteen-partner Newcastle law firm Square One Law has selected Peppermint Technology as a cornerstone of the scale up and development of its business.
There is an old adage in the legal profession: Ignorance of the law is no defence. So, General Counsel (GC) – be they from software/Internet of Things (IoT) corporations, or organisations that develop their own software – and law firms (that advise on IT, Intellectual Property (IP), IoT and/or security) need to beware. Most are not aware of the risk of unexpected open source components in software, and their corresponding compliance status.
Market research by LexisNexis and Legal IT Insider into the drafting habits of lawyers has revealed that lawyers still rely heavily on email for sharing confidential documents and that there is very little firm-wide uniformity in the way client documents and precedents are handled, despite the huge risks that data leaks present to law firms.
Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other leading tech companies have filed an amicus brief opposing President Trump’s immigration ban, in the case brought by Minnesota and Washington state challenging Trump’s executive order.
Baker McKenzie has launched a global innovation programme that will see it look to ‘design thinking’ to help it reimagine the practice of law.
With changes under the General Data Protection Regulation looming, DocsCorp has partnered with technology consultant and 2twenty4 Consulting founder Tim Hyman to publish an in-depth white paper entitled Dark Data: The Hidden Risk to GDPR Non-Compliance.
HotDocs has entered into partnership with Codec-dss, a provider of enterprise scale applications and infrastructure that has served the Irish market for more than 30 years.
With the usual raft of announcements at Legaltech New York it’s easy to miss out on key news stories. Here are the bite-sized highlights of the past legal IT week, including eDiscovery updates and a new platform alert. We’ll be bringing you insights into a number of the closed streams over the next week.
Winter Scott requires a smooth, responsive and efficient running IT infrastructure so its staff members can successfully conduct international business. Unfortunately this was not the case since the practice had migrated of all its IT hardware and software into a public cloud facility.
The late comedian Bill Hicks accused marketing of being ‘the ruiner of all things good’. In fact, he went much further but we’ll leave the reference at that. Suffice it to say that there are some out there, whose views on ‘innovation in legal services’ have not been too dissimilar.
London-headquartered disaster recovery specialists DataBarracks says that 80% of its significant recoveries in 2016 involved helping clients including law firms to recover from cyberattacks.
The LexisNexis announcement that it has integrated its legal drafting and review solution Microsoft Office with Microsoft Office 365, came with a fair degree of fanfare at Microsoft’s flagship store in central Manhattan on day two of Legaltech New York (1 February).
Phoenix Business Solutions just announced that Jason Petrucci has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Roger Pickett, Phoenix’s founder and former Managing Director, who retired at the end of 2016.
Neota Logic, a provider of a expert system software platform for the automation of expertise and business processes, just announced they have been selected by law firm Baker Donelson, to develop an automated solution that will match entrepreneurs with the right investor within minutes.