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Epiq takes systems offline after ransomware attack

eDiscovery and managed services giant Epiq has taken its systems offline globally after being hit by a ransomware attack, but says so far there is no evidence of unauthorised transfer or misuse of data.

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Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says ‘we want to be first’

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.

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Kennedys IQ – Tech co head Mike Gilpin says 'we want to be first'

Kennedys has launched a technology company called Kennedys IQ to house and deliver its tech-led client products, which it refers to as ‘Kennedys, without the lawyers.” We spoke to former IT director and now tech co head Mike Gilpin.

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Plesner selects Ascertus for iManage 10 upgrade and RAVN Insight rollout

Leading Danish law firm Plesner has selected Ascertus to upgrade to iManage 10 and rollout RAVN Insight.

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DocuSign to acquire Seal Software for $188m

Having become Seal Software’s first corporate investor in March last year with a $15m injection, New York Stock Exchange-listed eSignature provider DocuSign has announced its intention to acquire the contract analytics and AI technology provider for $188M in cash.

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GC Privacy round table – book your own event

Tonight (25 February) we are hosting a private discussion and dinner at Boisdale, Belgravia, with general counsel from some of the best-known global brands to discuss how they assure compliance with privacy law within their organisations.

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LOD Legal: ‘in-house only’ challenger law firm set for further expansion

LOD has established LOD Legal, a challenger to more traditional law firm models. Staffed by over 30 former in-house lawyers, LOD Legal is already providing external legal advice to clients in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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Skills 2020 – the highlights

Oz Benamram, currently chief knowledge officer at White & Case, brings you the highlights of the Skills 2020 knowledge management session hosted by White & Case during Legaltech20

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Global legal hackathon – the details

We weren’t going to cover this thanks to a certain hackathon malaise but have now received the press release for the 90th time (and we like the sponsors involved and there is a strong A2J angle and the Global Legal Hackathon has been created to coincide with International Women’s Day) so here it is – get involved

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#Legalweek20 – your conference pics & news!

Aside from being at Legaltech (ok Legalweek) what could be better than looking at pics of you all having fun, hey? Here are some photos with handy little snippets of news to boot! With photos and news from companies including Litera, iManage, ZERØ, Relativity, CloudNine, Evisort, The Cowen Group, and a legendary legaltech greats pic from MyCase.

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#Legalweek20 – your conference pics & news!

Aside from being at Legaltech (ok Legalweek) what could be better than looking at pics of you all having fun, hey? Here are some photos with handy little snippets of news to boot! With photos and news from companies including Litera, iManage, ZERØ, Relativity, CloudNine, Evisort, The Cowen Group, and a legendary legaltech greats pic from MyCase.

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#Legalweek20 – your conference pics & news!

Aside from being at Legaltech (ok Legalweek) what could be better than looking at pics of you all having fun, hey? Here are some photos with handy little snippets of news to boot! With photos and news from companies including Litera, iManage, ZERØ, Relativity, CloudNine, Evisort, The Cowen Group, and a legendary legaltech greats pic from MyCase.

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Oz Benamram to depart White & Case for a role as Simpson Thacher’s first CKO

White & Case’s longstanding and respected knowledge head Oz Benamram is to join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as the New York white shoe law firm’s first chief knowledge and innovation officer, we have learned.

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Oz Benamram to depart White & Case for a role as Simpson Thacher’s first CKO

White & Case’s longstanding and respected knowledge head Oz Benamram is to join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as the New York white shoe law firm’s first chief knowledge and innovation officer, we have learned.

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The January Orange Rag is out now!

Eversheds Sutherland International has selected iManage – we speak to IT director Will Jenkins. Plus we speak to Dentons’ global CIO Marcel Henri about selecting 3E and delivering on the firm’s five-year IT strategy. And so much more!

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Eversheds Sutherland International selects iManage

Following an extensive process that began in the Spring of 2019 to select a document and email management system for the 4,300 people in its international team, Eversheds Sutherland has selected iManage, we can reveal.

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DWF to acquire managed services business Mindcrest for US$18.5m

DWF is to acquire legal and managed services business Mindcrest for US$18.5m (£14.2m) in cash and shares, with the transaction expected to complete in the next 4-6 weeks subject to conditions.

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Comment: Happy Privacy Day – Fines Quadrupled in 2019 v. 2018

Keith Lipman, founder and president of Prosperoware, looks at the widening net of data privacy and cyber laws; the requirements that most privacy laws have in common; the steps that law firms and companies must take to comply; and the policies that must be in place to avoid you having “a really bad day.”

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UK legal IT win: Leading Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors invests six-figure sum in PracticeEvolve

The six-figure deal is an Advanced Legal Enterprise swap out. Requirements included a solution that the firm can continue to develop in-house. PracticeEvolve was recommended by Quiss Technology.

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Legaltech win: PwC rolls out BRYTER in Europe

Several PwC Legal entities in Europe are rolling out BRYTER’s no-code automation platform with a view to allowing their lawyers to automate complex legal workflows without any programming knowledge.