Breaking: King & Spalding switches to NetDocuments
NetDocuments has won King & Spalding as a client, with the global top 40 firm set to replace its on-premises iManage document management system (DMS) with a cloud-based DMS and email management system.
The move by the circa 890-lawyer firm, which becomes NetDocuments’ highest ranking client to date according to Legal IT Insider’s records, was led by chief information officer Gene Viscelli (pictured), who said: “King & Spalding is committed to empowering our people with technology that will not only protect firm and client data, but will also elevate productivity and efficiency to better serve and collaborate with our clients.
“The NetDocuments platform addresses the challenges of global data security, sovereignty, and encryption key management, all coupled with the usability, collaboration and productivity tools our legal professionals and clients demand today.”
King & Spalding, which has a cloud-first technology strategy, has 19 offices, of which 10 are located outside of the United States. The firm is currently ranked 27th among the AmLaw 100 and 35 among the AmLaw Global 100. “Our extensive global footprint required us to find a DMS platform like NetDocuments that would support a ‘single global application’ while maintaining data sovereignty rights and regulation through flexible storage options,” said Viscelli.
In July 2016, NetDocuments announced that it had won global top 40 firm Orrick as a client. The firm cited NetDocuments’ ‘geo-aware’ storage architecture as a key factor in the decision.