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Pratik Patel to be Inducted into College of Law Practice Management

Distinguished legal industry group to honor Elevate leader among its 2017 Fellows

Oct 27, 2017

On October 27, Elevate’s Pratik Patel will be inducted as a 2017 Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, an organization that recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals, sets standards of achievement for others in the profession, and assists projects that enhance the quality of law practice management.

> See the full list of inductees…

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Cael LPM and Cael Verify Featured in Lawyers Weekly Article

Leading Australian firm innovates client service with Elevate technology

Mar 31, 2017

Lawyers Weekly examines how Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s firm-wide integration of Cael LPM will improve the firm’s ability to “ensure we deliver quality legal services on budget and on schedule,” in the words of Partner Andrew Lumsden.

The article also highlights Corrs’ collaboration with Elevate to develop Cael Verify, streamlining the process of verifying complex documents such as prospectuses.

> Read the full article…
> Read Corrs’ news release about their use of Cael apps…

Elevate Software Highlighted in Law Times Article

Law Times article highlights innovation initiatives at Osler and at Gowling WLG

Feb 13, 2017

In this article, Law Times examines how two firms are responding to the pressure to work differently (and better). Among those examples, Gowlings WLG were early adopters of Elevate’s project management software, Cael LPM.

> Read the full article…


Elevate Launches Cael Verify™ Software for Legal and Compliance Teams

New collaborative application simplifies cumbersome verification process, saving time, lowering cost, and providing audit trail.

Dec 8, 2016

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider, today announced the release of Cael Verify™ software designed to streamline the otherwise manual process of compiling and verifying the contents of complex documents such as prospectuses.

Available worldwide, Cael Verify was developed in a beta program with top-tier Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, which collaborated with Elevate to design, test and refine the software. Corrs has signed up as the product’s first user globally.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate Featured on ILTA Radio Podcast

The Evolution of the Business of Law: The Legal Supplier Ecosystem

Dec 6, 2016

Elevate’s Liam Brown and Bill Mooz appear in an exclusive podcast for ILTA Radio, providing commentary regarding the changing landscape of the legal sector.

Twenty years ago, law firms handled most of a company’s legal needs. The internet revolution and the great recession have both caused law departments to question this traditional model, and spawned a dizzying array of legal technologies and alternative legal service providers. By 2020, leading companies will have assembled a variety of these solutions into integrated ecosystems for delivering legal services with greater quality, efficiency and flexibility.

> Listen to the podcast…


Liquid Legal: Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled, and Performance Driven Industry

Nov 2016

Several subject matter experts at Elevate, including Liam Brown, Kunoor Chopra, Pratik Patel, Jack Diggle, Peter Eilhauer and Suzanne Ganier, contributed a chapter to the recent publication Liquid Legal: Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled, and Performance Driven Industry.

Edited by Kai Jacob, Dierk Schindler, and Roger Strathausen, Liquid Legal compels the legal profession to become a strategic partner for corporate executives, clients and stakeholders, transforming legal into a function that creates incremental value.

Elevate’s chapter, ‘Running the Legal Department with Business Discipline: Applying Business Best Practices to the Corporate Legal Function,’ examines how legal departments can benefit by adapting proven business management strategies.

In an exclusive introduction to the upcoming publication, IACCM hosts a webinar with editors Jacob, Schindler and Strathausen, as they discuss the book’s core principles.

> Order book on publisher’s website…

> Order book on Amazon…


Elevate Ranked Among Fastest Growing Private Companies by Los Angeles Business Journal for Second Year Running

2016 business rankings reflect continued high growth for Elevate

Nov 16, 2016

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider, was named the No. 24 fastest growing private company in the annual top 100 ranking published by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate Services Ranks No. 53 on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

High growth makes Elevate the only legal services provider in the top tier of the 2016 Inc. 5000, placing the company within the top 2 percent

Aug 18, 2016

Inc. magazine ranked global legal service provider Elevate No. 53 on the Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies based in the United States. Headquartered in Los Angeles with operations on five continents, Elevate serves corporate legal departments and law firms worldwide.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate and Everlaw Announce Partnership
for Next Generation Technology Assisted Review

Collaboration integrates Elevate’s global document review services with Everlaw’s advanced e-discovery technology

Aug 23, 2016

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider, today announced a partnership with legal technology company Everlaw Inc. to deliver next-generation electronic discovery and review. The offering combines Elevate’s global document review services with Everlaw’s lightning fast, intuitive, cloud e-discovery technology platform to provide clients with industry-leading efficiency, user experience, and cost predictability.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate Services Hires Matt Todd, Expanding Legal Operations Consulting Capabilities

Global Head of Legal Business Solutions from JPMorgan Chase Joins Elevate

May 12, 2016

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider, announced the appointment of Matt Todd as Managing Director, Legal Business Solutions, to further expand Elevate’s legal operations consulting division serving legal departments and law firms. Todd is based in New York City.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate Services Acquires Legal OnRamp

Leading legal services provider expands quickly growing legal software business with innovative legal technology company.

Apr 28, 2016

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider to corporate legal departments and law firms, announced that it has acquired leading legal technology company OnRamp Systems Inc. Paul Lippe, founder and CEO of OnRamp, will join the Elevate advisory board to focus on strategic legal technology development and client relationships. All of OnRamp’s engineering team in Silicon Valley will join Elevate.

> Read the full news release…


Elevate Services Ranked 4th Fastest Growing Private Company by
Los Angeles Business Journal

Business ranking highlights Elevate’s success, building on momentum from other recent recognition

Dec 16, 2015

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider to corporate legal departments and law firms, was recently named the fourth fastest growing private company in the annual top 100 rankings published by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

> Read the full news release…

> Read the profile of Elevate as published by the LA Business Journal…


Cael LPM Featured in CIO Australia Article

Clayton Utz IT director discusses using Cael LPM to deliver more effectively against client expectations

May 1, 2015

Australian law firm Clayton Utz uses Cael LPM, Elevate’s legal project management technology, to gain a better understanding of historical matter data, enabling more accurate quotes, explains firm IT director.

> Read the full article…


Elevate Enters $40 Million, Multi-Year Engagement to Provide Innovative IT and Security Strategy to Law Firm

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young engages Elevate to enhance IT security, agility and cost-effectiveness

Apr 15, 2015

Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP (HPTY), a leading U.S. mass tort litigation firm, has engaged Elevate to transform the firm’s IT operations, upgrading legacy infrastructure to a more secure and cost-effective system and shifting firm-wide IT support to a managed service model.

> Read the full news release from HPTY…


Howard “Bud” Phillips Joins Elevate as CIO, Strengthening Information Technology and Security Capabilities

Apr 8, 2015

Veteran professional services technology leader brings 25 years of business and IT transformation experience from LeClairRyan, Capital One, Deloitte and Monitor Consulting.

> Read the full news release…

> View Bud’s bio alongside the rest of our executive team…


Elevate Services Ranked by Chambers as a Top Global Legal Service Provider

Mar 12, 2015

Elevate Services, a global legal service provider to law firms and corporate legal departments, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as a top Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) provider.

> Read the full news release…

> View the Chambers Guide Rankings…


Elevate Featured in 2014 IC10 List

InsideCounsel Magazine names top legal innovators, highlighting NetApp’s strategic collaboration with Elevate for the second year in a row

Nov 21, 2014

Elevate helped NetApp design an innovative, efficient system to analyze and compare proposed timekeeper rates by complexity, work type and impact, winning NetApp a return appearance on the prestigious IC10 list released yearly by InsideCounsel Magazine.

> Read the IC10 write-up…


Liam Brown and Kevin Colangelo Inducted into College of Law Practice Management

Distinguished legal industry group honors two Elevate leaders among its 2014 Fellows

Oct 17, 2014

Two members of Elevate’s management team were inducted as 2014 Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management, an organization that recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals, sets standards of achievement for others in the profession, and assists projects that enhance the quality of law practice management.

> Read the full press release…


Cael LPM™ Expands to UK

UK firm asb law implements Cael LPM™ as platform for Legal Project Management initiative

Sept 2, 2014

Building on adoption by firms in North America, Cael LPM™ has been chosen by asb law to help the firm deliver greater value and transparency to their clients by scoping and tracking timeline, budget and resources for each project.

> Read the full press release from asb law


Kevin Colangelo Joins Elevate

Elevate announces hire of former Pangea3 and Am Law 100 executive Kevin Colangelo

March 20, 2014

Kevin Colangelo has joined Elevate as VP of Client Relations and Strategic Communications. He was previously at Am Law 100 law firm Proskauer Rose, where he served as Client Relations Officer. Based in New York, he will advise clients on strategies, services and technologies that improve their efficiency and quality.

> Read the full press release…


Business Down Under Surges for Legal Service Providers

The Australian interviews Elevate

March 14, 2014

Liam Brown and James Odell discuss the Australian growth surge of legal service providers, including Elevate’s plans for expansion in both Australia and in Southeast Asia. James, a former COO for Baker & McKenzie, shares his perspective on the intense cost pressures being felt by law firms and the strategic options available to them.

> Read the full article…


Law Firms Make Strides in Business Development

Elevate Interviewed in Crain’s Chicago Business

February 24, 2014

Liam Brown discusses significant improvements law firms are making in business development, including the introduction of business development officers and business development training for lawyers. However, because the impact of these programs takes time – often two years or more – firms must be patient and set expectations accordingly.

> Read the full article…


Innovation in the New Legal Market Ecosystem

ALA article examines new roles and rules for inspiring the future of legal

January 20, 2014

The time when the legal market could be defined as having two major players – law firms and corporate legal departments – is a distant memory. Now the legal sector is an ecosystem that includes a range of coexisting entities – each having an important role.

> Read the full article…


Baker & McKenzie Plans Second Shared Services Center

Elevate Estimates First Baker & McKenzie Shared Services Center Reduced Overhead Costs by $75 per Billable Hour

January 16, 2014

Baker & McKenzie LLP is planning to build another back office to handle more complex support services, after their steadily growing center in the Philippines demonstrated great ability to improve service delivery while reducing costs. Elevate comments on the strategic value of this approach.

> Read the full article…


James Odell Joins Elevate Services as Head of Australia and Asia Pacific

Expanding its business in Australia and Asia Pacific, Elevate names James Odell VP and Managing Director for the region

January 28, 2014

Elevate Services, Inc. announced the appointment of James Odell as VP and Managing Director of Australia and Asia Pacific. Odell joins Elevate from Baker & McKenzie, where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for South East Asia and Australia. Based in Sydney, Odell will lead Elevate’s growing business in Australia and Asia Pacific.

> Read the full press release…


Elevate Featured (Twice) in Legal Outsourcing Guide 2013/2014

Liam Brown discusses legal project management and innovation in this year’s Legal Outsourcing Guide from the Global Legal Post

October 9, 2013

Liam Brown discusses ‘Just Enough Project Management for Lawyers’ (page 44) and the new LPM program at Gowlings, dubbed Gowlings Practical. Liam also discusses ‘Forging a Law Department to Succeed in the New Normal’ (page 50), in an article co-authored by Madhup Goswami of ArcelorMittal.

> Read the Legal Outsourcing Guide 2013/2014…


Elevate Featured in IC-10 List

InsideCounsel Magazine names top innovators in the legal profession, citing NetApp’s strategic collaboration with Elevate

August 30, 2013

Elevate consulting and managed services give NetApp’s legal department an innovative strategic advantage, winning NetApp a place on the prestigious IC-10 list released yearly by InsideCounsel Magazine. Elevate provides highly integrated support that enables the NetApp legal department to respond quickly to business needs and operate more efficiently while maintaining a small inside team.

> Read the IC-10 announcement…


Elevate Highlighted in ACC Value Challenge Results

Elevate plays key support role for NetApp, recently named an ACC Value Champion.

June 20, 2013

Elevate Services, Inc. played an integral role in helping NetApp achieve greater legal efficiency, according to a recent announcement by the Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) that named NetApp a 2013 ACC Value Champion. Elevate provides NetApp with legal operations consulting and managed legal support services in a relationship that the ACC described as “a game changer” for NetApp.

> Read the full press release from Elevate…

> Read the ACC announcement…


Elevate Services Announces New President John Croft

Elevate appoints John Croft as President, launching new alternative legal services provider in United Kingdom.

LOS ANGELES – April 19, 2013 – Elevate Services, Inc., a global alternative legal services provider for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the appointment of John Croft as President. Croft joins Elevate from Integreon, where he was President. He will be based in London, launching Elevate’s technology and services in the UK and European markets.

> Read the full press release…


Elevate Services Announces New CEO Lokendra Tomar

Elevate appoints Lokendra Tomar as CEO, expanding senior leadership and global growth capabilities.

LOS ANGELES – April 18, 2013 – Elevate Services, Inc., a global alternative legal services provider for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the appointment of Lokendra Tomar as CEO. Tomar comes to Elevate from Integreon, where he was COO and Head of Corporate Strategy.

> Read the full press release…


Elevate Services Appoints Tariq Hassan to Lead Procurement Services for Law Firms

Elevate launches new service line, announcing top procurement strategy veteran Tariq Hassan will lead the new service designed to help law firms reduce costs.

LOS ANGELES – March 27, 2013 – Elevate Services Inc., a global provider of consulting, managed services and technology solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the appointment of Tariq A. Hassan as Vice President of Procurement Services. Hassan joins Elevate from Integreon, where he was Chief Procurement Officer and Head of Procurement. He will be based in Boston and London, serving law firms in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

> Read the full press release…


Elevate Services Announces Beta Launch of Cael Legal Project Management Software

Cael LPM (Legal Project Management) software from Elevate Services makes project and budget management easy for lawyers and matter managers.

LOS ANGELES – January 24, 2013 – Elevate Services Inc., a global provider of consulting, managed services and technology solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the upcoming beta release of Cael LPM™, its online legal project management software. Cael LPM is designed to make project and budget management easy for matter managers and lawyers, with a simple, practical interface for collaborating on and managing progress against matter budgets and task completion.

> Read the full press release…


Elevate Services Acquires Med Legal Consulting, U.S.-Based Medical Claims and Litigation Specialist

Elevate Expands Legal Consulting, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) and Legal Project Management (LPM) Capabilities.

LOS ANGELES – December 4, 2012 – Elevate Services Inc., a global provider of consulting, managed services and technology solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the acquisition of Med Legal Consulting Source, Inc., a U.S. firm specializing in medical claims and litigation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

> Read the full press release…


Liam Brown Interviewed in Law Council Review

Elevate’s founder shares his views on the LPO industry, its current state and its future.

An in-depth interview with Liam Brown is featured in the cover article ‘Outsourced’ in Law Council Review magazine (October issue, pages 6–12).


Elevate Services Acquires Analytics Division of RFx Legal

Elevate’s acquisition expands its advisory practice to include corporate legal spend management and law firm value pricing consulting.

LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2012 – Elevate Services Inc., a global provider of consulting, managed services and technology solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, today announced the acquisition of the Analytics division of RFx Legal, a U.S.-based firm specializing in legal sourcing, procurement and staffing services. RFx Legal Analytics provides consulting services to help corporate legal departments reduce legal spend, and to help law firms increase profitability through Alternative Fee Arrangement (AFA) value pricing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

> Read the full press release…


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