Congratulations to Beau Mersereau, who has been promoted from director of applications, development, and support at Fish & Richardson, to director of legal technology solutions. He will lead the firm’s newly formed Legal Technology Solutions Group, which was spun off from Fish’s IT Department and includes application specialists, business analysts, data scientists, QA analysts, and software engineers at the firm. Mersereau will report directly to Richard Anderson, the chief operating officer at Fish.
Mersereau will be responsible for overseeing the creation of new tools to enable the firm to work better, smarter and faster. Fish said that his team will be responsible for innovations in creative technology aimed at keeping Fish on the forefront of change, and anticipating emerging technologies and market trends to meet competitive threats and opportunities.
“We created this new group and role for Beau to reinforce our ongoing commitment to be the technology and innovation leader in our industry,” said Anderson. “Technology and innovation are evolving rapidly in the legal profession, and clients expect us to find novel solutions that create value for their businesses while improving the quality and delivery of legal services. Innovation is at the core of who we are and what we do, and we will continue to invest in new, solutions-based technologies to support our clients at the highest levels.”
Mersereau has led the firm’s investment in technology for nearly two decades – developing numerous proprietary tools and solutions such as OutLaw, SharkTank and Power Docket. Fish has won numerous awards for its technological innovations, including the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Innovative Project of the Year (SharkTank), and Law Technology News’ Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Large Law Firm (Outlaw and iOutlaw). In 2017, ILTA named Mersereau its IT Professional of the Year.