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The February Orange Rag is out now!

It’s been a big month for legal tech deals and investment, with Pinnacle acquiring Enable Business Solutions and DocsCorp acquiring Docuble among other acquisitions. Plus in the DMS space RPC has swapped out OpenText for iManage Cloud. We bring you a catch up of all the top stories this month, including the many movers and […]

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Breaking news: HBR Consulting acquires Keno Kozie to form 700+ legal tech advisory team

HBR Consulting has acquired Keno Kozie Associates, we can reveal, in a move that will form the largest technology consulting firm in the sector, with over 700 legal professionals. The acquisition is in response to the recent growth and anticipated further growth in the need for legal technology advice and support, plus the managed services […]

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Departing Clifford Chance Applied Solutions CEO Jeroen Plink talks legal futures

Jeroen Plink, the technology entrepreneur hired by Clifford Chance towards the end of 2018 to run its technology arm Applied Solutions, is leaving the firm. We interviewed Plink about the whys and what next.

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Comment: Lawyers Embracing Technology: Don’t Assume – Communicate

By Vince Neicho, Vice President, Legal Services at Integreon At the tail end of last year, I poked a bit of fun at lawyers in a piece about the problems we now face as a result of lawyers belatedly embracing technology. All kidding aside, the fact that, lawyers have, generally speaking, adopted and now rely […]

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Litigation strategy: LexisNexis Context launches attorney analytics solution

LexisNexis has today (1 March) launched a United States-focussed attorney analytics solution – the fifth module of its language analytics platform Context – which enables users to quickly analyse their opposing counsel’s arguments based on similar cases. Context Attorney Analytics tracks more than one million attorneys. It extracts and highlights the language an attorney has […]

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Pinsent Masons enters reseller deal with ContractPodAi

UK top 50 law firm Pinsent Masons has entered into a reseller agreement with ContractPodAi, under which it will receive a commission for introducing its clients to the contract lifecycle management platform.  While Pinsent Masons is one of the most advanced law firms globally in developing its own tech solutions, head of consulting Mike McGlinchey […]

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Aderant appoints Jairam Padmanabhan as first-ever chief product officer

Aderant has appointed Jairam Padmanabhan as its first-ever chief product officer (CPO), based at Aderant’s headquarters in Atlanta. Padmanabhan’s primary objective in this role will be to accelerate the company’s worldwide innovation across its entire product suite.   Padmanabhan is a veteran product management leader with 30+ years of experience in software strategy, marketing, and development. Throughout his career, he has specialized in creating technology for […]

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DAC Beachcroft to adopt Thirdfort to automate client onboarding process

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is automating the identification and verification part of its new client acceptance process through the use of Thirdfort, which is currently being piloted across the firm’s eight offices in England and Wales. Following the conclusion of the pilot, DACB says it intends to roll out the new automated identification and […]

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Equity management: Morgan Stanley strikes a deal with Wilson Sonsini

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has entered into an agreement with top US firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to take over the stock plans of thousands of startups using Wilson Sonsini’s proprietary capitalization management software. The companies will migrate to Morgan Stanley’s global stock option administration platform Shareworks, which offers equity management solutions for […]

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Evisort raises $35m Series B with participation from Microsoft’s venture fund

Contract management platform Evisort this week announced $35M in Series B funding following a year of 4x revenue growth, bringing its total funding to $55.5M. Global growth equity investor General Atlantic led the round, with participation from existing investors Amity Ventures, Microsoft’s venture fund M12, and Vertex Ventures. General Atlantic’s Operating Partner and former GE […]

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Linklaters appoints German COO as director of legal operations

Linklaters has appointed its German COO, Stefan Schwarz, as director of legal operations, following the resignation of Stewart Chippindale at the end of last year. Schwarz will be the magic circle firm’s first functional head based outside of the UK. The director of legal operations role was created in June 2019 to head a 400-strong […]

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Linklaters unveils CreateiQ platform following digitisation of ISDA Master Agreement

Linklaters has today (23 February) formally unveiled its new client contract automation platform, CreateiQ, which has already been applied to digitise the ISDA master agreement in the derivatives space. CreateiQ has been hard coded by Linklaters’ technology arm, Nakhoda, and is not based on third party tech. It leverages the knowledge of Linklaters lawyers in […]

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Video: Egress DLP Report 2021 – 35% of organisations have faced litigation from data subjects

Egress today (23 February) publishes its Data Loss Prevention Report 2021, which shows that 95% of organisations suffered data loss in the past year. Over eighty percent (83%) of respondents said that they had experienced email data breaches. But perhaps most surprisingly, 35% of IT leaders polled said they have faced litigation from data subjects. […]

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DMS Swapout: RPC swaps out OpenText for the iManage Cloud

UK top 50 law firm RPC has selected iManage Work 10 as its cloud-based document management system, swapping out it legacy OpenText eDOCS DMS. The international law firm has 850 legal professionals spread across offices in London, Bristol, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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Breaking news: Pinnacle acquires Enable Business Solutions

Global legal technology consultancy Pinnacle has acquired Microsoft Gold partner Enable Business Solutions, which was founded by former Tikit founder Liam Flanagan in 2013. The tie-up will see Enable’s two products, PitchPerfect and RevenueManager, embedded within the consultancy and managed services capability of Pinnacle. It is hoped that the move will accelerate the joint company’s global expansion, bringing together its risk, finance and business development expertise.

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Comment: Co-innovation at Autodesk – The digital transformation of accruals tracking

This is the story of how KP Labs and Autodesk abandoned the traditional vendor/customer relationship and created a co-innovation process to build a solution to the problem of how you manage the information around accrued expenses in real time. Oh, and, what all that has to do with a 1980s all-female pop group.

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DMS: UK top 100 firm Forsters goes live on NetDocuments

UK top 100 law firm Forsters LLP has gone live with its NetDocuments document management system (DMS) implementation, despite the challenges presented by COVID19. The implementation, first announced in July 2019 at selection, is part of a broad transformation drive kickstarted when Forsters’ management brought Janders Dean (now part of Morae Global) in to introduce a […]

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Comment: Knowledge Management for Post-Pandemic Resilience

By Dave Wilson, founder and managing director of Tiger Eye Lawyers often work in high pressure environments, dealing with highly sensitive data and frequently complex cases. Working from home, there can be a feeling of disconnect from the people they work with – particularly if there is difficulty accessing the information and documents needed. In […]

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iManage unveils results of Forrester Consulting report: “ROI of 378% over three years”

   iManage has announced the findings of a study conducted by Forrester Consulting which analyses the Total Economic Impact (TEI) and benefits realised by corporate legal departments deploying iManage Work for email and document management. We’re told that the study shows that companies attained an ROI of 378% over a three-year period, with iManage paying for itself […]

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Intelliteach rebrands as Frontline Managed Services and hires Carlos Gamez as CRO

Atlanta-headquartered legal and professional services outsourcing IT solutions provider Intelliteach has rebranded as Frontline Managed Services (FMS) and hired ex-Thomson Reuters senior director of innovation, Carlos Gamez, as chief revenue officer. “We have invested heavily into our business to add services and staff to ensure we are out in front of any new challenge and […]