Legal IT update: Wins, wins and wins

In the second week of the new financial year the main story is wins and deals as Clyde & Co selects HighQ Publisher; Brown Rudnick opts for BigHand Create as its document production solution; Marshall, Gerstein & Borun chooses Nikec Binder; LeCorpio’s IP management solution is selected by Hyperloop; LawBase’s case management system is implemented by three government departments in North America; and business standards company BSI acquires Espion. We also bring news of a promotion at Venio Systems and other industry updates and events.

Wins and deals

Clyde & Co has taken steps to enhance its key client account management and bolster business development by selecting HighQ Publisher, which helps firms produce tailored and personalised content solutions.

Nigel Lang, chief technology officer at Clyde & Co, said: “In a highly competitive marketplace, firms are looking to stand out from the crowd in order to maintain existing clients and win new business. HighQ Publisher will enable us to build innovative and unique client experiences for our existing client programmes and deliver outstanding services to help us win new clients.

“We were looking for technology that would allow us to bring together all of the relevant content and material for our key accounts. We liked Publisher for its ease of use, broad feature set and the ability to scale a single offering to one client, out to multiple accounts quickly and easily.”

Brown Rudnick is to replace its in-house template document production solution with BigHand Create to streamline the process across all global offices.

This was part of a larger technology upgrade initiative, initially across Brown Rudnick’s US offices and upon successful implementation, the firm decided to complete the firm-wide roll out in the London office.

Keith Schultz, director of IT at Brown Rudnick said: “We took an in-depth look at several solutions on the market and found that BigHand Create was the best fit for us. It came down to the fact that Create gave us the administrative flexibility that we were looking for along with an ability to quickly introduce new features and efficiencies to our end users. This, along with an attractive cost of ownership, made it an easy choice for us.”

U.S. intellectual property law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has selected Nikec Binder to enhance efficiency as part of its electronic information governance initiatives.

The Chicago-based firm is preparing to use Nikec Binder to create litigation binders for use during depositions and trials. “Fully electronic Binders are easy to use and travel with, making them mobile and ideal for use in depositions and trials. Not only has this helped the firm reach its e-records management goals, it has increased lawyers’ efficiency in streamlining the process of creating electronic review packages while making them more mobile,” a statement from Nikec said.

LawBase has announced that the company’s flagship case and matter management solution has been recently implemented by Nashville Metro; Everett, WA, Municipal Court; and Las Vegas Valley Water District.

“We are honoured to be chosen by so many different government offices across North America,” said Phil Homburger, president of LawBase. “These clients expand our growing list of government users, and we have heard that LawBase is a great addition to their offices. We look forward to further working with these agencies to bring the features and functionality they need to run their offices as efficiently as possible.”

Lecorpio, which supplies intellectual property (IP) management and analytics software solutions, has announced that high-speed transportation innovator Hyperloop Technologies has selected Lecorpio Intellectual Property Management. 

Once Lecorpio is fully rolled out at Hyperloop Tech, the software will have many benefits including streamlining its innovation gathering process, organising its patent-related data for instant reporting, and protecting its IP data with unparalleled security.

Adam Lewental, IP law clerk at Hyperloop Tech, said: “Lecorpio will help us stay on top of our IP development in an organized, efficient way as we continue to grow exponentially.  It will help us establish more transparency within Hyperloop Tech as our inventors, legal team and executives can track progress of inventions and patents.”

BSI, the business standards company, has acquired Espion Ltd and Espion UK, which manages and secures corporate information. 

The deal will see Espion, which headquartered in Dublin, become an operating subsidiary of BSI’s professional services business and will operate under the name “Espion – A BSI Professional Services Company”.

Espion is a market leader in Ireland for information management and security services including information governance, risk and compliance, R&D, eDiscovery and digital forensics, with clients also in the UK and across the rest of Europe.

Howard Kerr, chief executive at BSI comments: “This deal is about uniting Espion’s award winning technical expertise and thought leadership with BSI’s established global offering and reputation for business improvement.”

Who’s in?

Venio Systems, which provides unified electronic discovery software to corporations, law firms and service providers, has promoted Babs Deacon to vice president of training and education and chief marketing officer.

“The VenioOne unified platform allows legal professional to increase speed and reduce risk throughout the e-discovery process because there is no need to export and import data between steps,” says Deacon. “Marketing in e-discovery has always been about educating. I’m excited that Venio Systems has increased its commitment to educating our community about defensibility and accountability through the entire discovery process.”

Industry news and events

LockPath, a leading provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions, has achieved the ISO 27001 certification. Published by the International Standardization Organization, the certification is only awarded to companies that have continually demonstrated a high level of information security management and the ability to protect customer data.

“Achieving the prestigious ISO 27001 certification confirms that LockPath is continuing to provide our customers with the right systems and processes to protect their critical data,” said LockPath’s chief technology officer and co-founder, Chris Goodwin. “The global ISO 27001 certification provides assurance to our clients that LockPath securely processes and protects their most sensitive data and information.”

Enterprise content management solutions supplier DocAuto has announced the revival of their WorkSpace Manager certified engineer training course.

Originally run from 2008-2012, the training course provides attendees with the instruction and practical hands on experience needed to utilise all of WorkSpace Manager’s features and functionalities in their iManage Work environment. The next training course with be held at Stephenson Harwood’s offices in London on May 11th-13th.

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