Macfarlanes LLP Selects Milan InfoGov for Modern Confidentiality Management

Prosperoware, a leading enterprise software company delivering innovative technology transforming legal and professional services, today announces distinctive city firm, Macfarlanes LLP, has selected Milan InfoGov (IG), the industry’s most comprehensive confidentiality management platform, to replace its legacy ethical wall solution. Milan IG’s modern architecture was designed to compartmentalize data and provide powerful self-service capabilities to solve today’s firms’ security challenges and improve productivity. Its extensive feature set also includes more robust ethical wall functionality than legacy, single-purpose solutions.

Law firms have experienced a recent significant increase in clients’ demands that their data be locked down to only those with authorised access. Some clients now build these requirements into their Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCGs). For many firms, this means a real increase in the volume of matters needing to be secured, further complicated by the need to accommodate more fluid and dynamic teams.

Macfarlanes selected Milan IG to replace its legacy ethical wall platform. The firm wanted a flexible and robust solution to address its clients’ demands to lock down data in the firm’s various information repositories, as well as one that would enhance workflow and productivity. Macfarlanes selected Milan InfoGov for its modern architecture, flexibility to accommodate dynamic and fluid teams, and ability to support all of the firm’s systems (including finance, time entry, and iManage).

Milan IG was designed to ease the burden on IT and Risk Teams; its self-service features allow Heads of Risk to set policy and determine who can manage daily matter access – Matter Owner, Head of Risk, or Matter Team – even at the document level. Milan IG is the industry’s only multi-system platform capable of securing data across all systems including iManage, NetDocs, eDocs, Elite, Aderant, IntApp Time, Windows File Shares, SharePoint, and others. Its innovative architecture compartmentalizes data and its self-service features enhance firm workflow.

Andrew Powell, Head of IT at Macfarlanes, comments, “Today’s security challenges for law firms are well-known, and Milan InfoGov puts our firm on the leading edge of satisfying our clients’ needs for confidentiality while providing for the proper workflow to allow our professionals to do their jobs.”

Prosperoware VP of Sales, John Kenyon, comments, “We are delighted to be working with a firm of the calibre of Macfarlanes who is seeking leading-edge solutions in the new era of security challenges. Legacy platforms simply were not designed for today’s law firms’ dynamic staff structures, nor the types and consistency of threats to firms’ information repositories. Milan InfoGov does what law firms need it to do: protect client data, protect the firm, and allow people to work. We look forward to working with the Macfarlanes team and their achievements.”

About Prosperoware
Prosperoware is an enterprise software company focused on law firms, corporate legal departments, and professional services firms. Our customers include half of the G20 and AmLaw 100 firms as well as large global corporations and Big Four accounting firms. Our innovative software transforms how professionals work and enables firms to deliver more value to clients while protecting profitability. We empower firms to reduce costs, improve profitability, and better compete by:

• Improving relationships with clients by delivering predictable fees and beneficial insight into work performed
• Empowering professionals to price and budget while leveraging modern profitability metrics
• Evolving to a “need to know” security model without impacting workflow
• Simplifying iManage administration and improving user adoption of electronic files

Our teams work primarily from offices in London, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Our 270+ customers range in size from small firms with just a handful of users to those with more than 14,000. Prosperoware customers include: Akin Gump, Goodwin Procter, Baker Botts, Hill Dickinson, Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA Piper, Duane Morris, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Sheppard Mullin, Comcast, and NBCUniversal.