Leading Intapp implementation partner Aurora North today (18 June) announces that a trio of legal IT veterans have joined its Intapp consulting and services organization. The new hires are Jim Boyle, David Robinson and Adam Friedman.

While many law firms have a freeze on spending and are making COVID-19 related cuts, Aurora North principal Brian Lynch told Legal IT Insider: “We learned from the 2008 recession that letting people go or passing up on the chance to grab great talent is a mistake and a debt you pay for a long time. You need to make that investment because the economy does recover.”

Jim Boyle, principal consultant

Jim Boyle joins Aurora North as principal consultant. Prior to joining Aurora North, he was the founder at Legal IT Partners, where he focused on helping law firms manage risk and optimize operations using Intapp products. Jim started his career in legal technology over 30 years ago, and spent many years working with Pepper Hamilton LLP, in a variety of capacities, including director of applications, master data architect and knowledge management committee member. Most recently, Boyle worked with Pepper Hamilton to implement Intapp Intake and Intapp Conflicts. A serial entrepreneur, he has also started several successful technology businesses over the years.

“The global health crisis has provided law firms with the opportunity and urgency to restructure faster than they ever imagined. Remote work is working and has gained legitimacy more widely. It’s a great time to be supporting firms that want to make the most of the coming months and focus on projects that will equip their organizations to operate with greater agility and enhance client service,” said Boyle. “I like the entrepreneurial spirit at Aurora North and am very excited to be working alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry.”

David Robinson, principal consultant

David Robinson also joins Aurora North as principal consultant, bringing nearly 30 years of law firm time management and integration experience.

Robinson has been involved in developing some of the leading time capture products in the legal marketplace. He was instrumental in the development of Carpe Diem while at ProSoft and then later Sage, which acquired Carpe Diem. Sage in 2010 sold Carpe Diem to Tikit. Robinson has worked on time capture systems at Advanced Productivity Software (APS), where he managed all aspects of the DTE time entry product line, and most recently at Intapp, where he started over 12 years ago as a product manager for the Time Builder time capture product line, before moving on to roles as principal consultant and senior solution consultant for Intapp Time, Intapp Pricing, and Intapp Terms/Compliant Time. He worked very briefly as vice president of products at ZERØ software.

“Time recording was historically an annoyance for most lawyers, but has changed a lot in recent years with the availability of time capture and mobile apps which have made it far less manually intensive. And now that all lawyers are working remotely, many have changed the way they record time — and see the value of using technology to make time recording even faster, more accurate and efficient, and to automate compliance with client billing guidelines,” said Robinson. “I’m very excited to be working with the consulting team at Aurora North as the time subject matter expert and to use my experience integrating with other solutions, working on implementation, upgrades and training to optimize the way firms use Intapp solutions.”

Adam Friedman, sales manager

Adam Friedman has joined Aurora North as sales manager. Based in Atlanta, Adam was previously a managing director at Intapp for seven years, working mainly with law firms in the Southeastern US. Before moving to Intapp, he worked for nearly 10 years with solution providers for risk and compliance, as well as identity verification.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I like to understand what my clients really need, and then do everything I can to make sure they are on a path to success,” said Friedman. “Aurora North is one of the most trusted Intapp services partners, with well over 700 projects completed with leading law firms. I have always felt confident recommending Aurora North and it’s great to be part of the team.”

Chris Kave, founder and principal, Aurora North said: “Honestly, I have always been proud of the caliber of talent that we have at Aurora North — our expertise in technology and business processes, as well as the integrity of our people — and firmly believe that our law firm clients will benefit tremendously from access to this expanding brain trust.”