UK top 60 full-service commercial law firm Freeths has selected Hubshare from Nikec Solutions as its collaborative project management portal.
Described by online US publication Legal Evolution as the Godfather of legal operations, David Cambria has left Fortune 500 company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to become Baker McKenzie’s first ever global director of legal operations, a role that has been developed within and is normally associated with corporate counsel legal teams.
DLA Piper’s former chief information officer and director of business transformation Daniel Pollick is to join DWF in the newly-created role of CIO, we can reveal, as the UK top 25 firm considers floating on the London stock exchange in order to raise money to invest in technology and its Connected Services division.
Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Duncan Eadie as director of information technology.
Eadie was formerly IT director at Foot Anstey and in 2015 was made an equity partner at the UK top 100 firm. He is still one of the few UK IT directors to be awarded partner status.
Only slightly behind schedule following its acquisition of Ravel Law in June 2017, LexisNexis today (28 June) announced the launch of a new data visualization technology, Ravel View, into its flagship Lexis Advance online legal research platform.
Gateley has selected LexisOne as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, we understand, although contracts have yet to be formally signed and as a listed company Gateley said that it is unable to confirm the selection or comment in advance of any formal notice to the market.
The June 2018 issue of the Orange Rag – the Legal IT Insider newsletter – is out now – read it here free!
Top stories in the latest Insider newsletter include: Gateley select LexisOne + The Law Society moves to Office 365 & Azure cloud + Duncan Eadie joins Charles Russell Speechlys
Exclusively in the Orange Rag, out this morning (27 June)…
LexisNexis’ director of solutions Nigel Rea has joined LOD (Lawyers on Demand) we can reveal, helping the flexible legal services adviser to develop its growing projects-based managed solutions business.
Mishcon de Reya has joined the ranks of law firms with high-level in-house data science capability, hiring UCL computer scientist Alastair Moore as head of analytics and machine learning.
The third edition of the Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker Legal Department Operations (LDO) Index was published yesterday (25 June), revealing a continuing ‘more for less’ agenda among US corporate legal departments, with document management and contract lifecycle management on top of the list of solutions they are seeking to buy and diversity barely registering in the outside counsel selection process.
Congratulations to Ashley Bolender, who has taken on the role of director of legal operations at GE, responsible for overseeing outside counsel management, technology strategy development, contract and knowledge management, and operational support for the broader legal function.
Legal IT Insider has been working with industry security experts including Accenture as well as a number of CIOs in order to develop and now soft launch CyLok, an interactive tool that allows contributing firms from across all segments of the market to compare their security setup against industry benchmarks and understand their CyLok cyber-security rating. Our research is on-going and we plan to release a regular report on the benchmark and LITI CyLok Index, with comments from key experts. Here’s how you can get involved.
Barclays will be scoring its law firms on their innovation and technology offering as part of its last ever panel review next month, with group general counsel Bob Hoyt actively involved in driving the bank’s strategy on legal technology.
In a huge vote of confidence in Seal Software’s technology, existing investor Toba Capital has extended its investment in the contract discovery provider by a further $3om as Seal unveils a global partnership with DocuSign in which Seal’s software will underpin a cradle-to-grave automated platform for agreements to be prepared, signed, enacted and managed.
Barclays last night (19 June) formally launched its Eagle Lab legal tech incubator in partnership with The Law Society, which at its core is an attempt to help the legal sector catch up with its fintech peers and “turbo-charge London’s law-tech ecosystem.”