There’s been further integration this week for global alternative legal services provider Integreon, which has broadened out its discovery offering with the acquisition of Allegory, the litigation management software business founded by legal tech pioneer Alma Asay. Asay, a former commercial litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has been appointed as chief innovation officer, legal solutions at Integreon.
Allegory, which Asay founded in 2011 and until now had raised just under a million from contacts to fund, is a cloud-based litigation management tool that means the documents and evidence in cases are accessible across all mobile devices. It’s partners include Relativity, for which it has a Relativity Plug-in. The ambition at Integreon is to create an end to end solution for legal departments and outside counsel for managing the entire case, not just the document discovery piece, leveraging Integreon’s human capital and Allegory’s technology.
Bob Rowe, CEO of Integreon said: “Witness statements, depositions, written discovery, pleadings, hearing transcripts, court rulings and, of course, documents, are all managed and analyzed in context, in a single, collaborative platform accessible by law firms and corporate counsel. By adding Allegory’s cutting-edge technology to our services, we now provide a truly integrated, unmatched litigation management and discovery solution to the global legal market.”
For litigators and in-house counsel, Allegory’s technology, which is used by clients including Gibson Dunn, offers a greater level of transparency and efficiency, providing real-time access to all litigation information in context. “That context is critical,” Rowe explained. “It’s abundantly clear that in-house counsel want more control than ever before. This collaborative environment puts everything in front of you at once – giving our clients a deep edge over the opposing side in complex litigation matters.”
Integreon’s move to acquire Allegory is the latest in a series of recent announcements for the global alternative legal services giant, having in October announced its technology partnership with Kira.
Looking ahead, Rowe said Integreon is on a path “that will allow us to shape our offerings around industries and technologies to solve some of the most complex problems in the regulatory and litigation sectors through innovation and deep institutional knowledge. We couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for Integreon clients and the entire legal industry.”