ElevateNext Law Receives Women’s Business Enterprise Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council

LOS ANGELES – September 17, 2019 – ElevateNext Law, a new model law firm that sits alongside the award-winning, global full-service law company, Elevate Services, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

A Women’s Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women, and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise. By recognizing WBENC certification, and including women-owned businesses among their vendors, clients confirm their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier and vendor diversity programs…

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Elevate Brings Three Products to Legal Tech App Platform Reynen Court

LOS ANGELES – August 15, 2019 – Law company Elevate announced today that it will make three of its technology products available on the legal tech app platform Reynen Court, which enables law firms to deploy pre-vetted, security-tested applications quickly within their own technology environments, either on premise or in the cloud. The three Elevate products include legal AI and document analytics tool kit ContraxSuite, legal project management app Cael Project, and paperless pro forma billing app Cael BillPrep.

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Clifford Chance Selects Legal AI Platform ContraxSuite by Elevate to Power the Firm’s New Data Science Lab

LONDON – July 16, 2019 – Law company Elevate announced today that its legal AI platform ContraxSuite has been selected by Clifford Chance to power its new data science lab. Building on the firm’s existing AI capabilities, Clifford Chance will use ContraxSuite to provide new solutions for its clients, enabling more efficient handling of legal matters that involve complex document analysis…

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Kunoor Chopra Chosen as a “Women of Legal Tech” 2019 Honoree

The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has named Elevate Co-Founder and Vice President of Legal Services Kunoor Chopra on its 2019 list of “Women of Legal Tech.” This year, the LTRC Board selected 15 women out of 100 nominees. Chopra will be recognized on February 27 in Chicago at the Women of Legal Tech Summit…

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Elevate Acquires Cognatio Law, Launching Operations in Hong Kong

Flexible lawyering provider Cognatio extends Elevate’s global capabilities in Asia Pacific market

HONG KONG – January 25, 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Cognatio Law, a Hong Kong-based flexible lawyering and legal consulting business serving in-house legal & compliance teams and law firms across Asia Pacific. Cognatio will integrate its operations into Elevate’s business, which provides consulting, technology, tech-enabled managed services and flexible lawyering support to the legal sector globally. This move expands Elevate’s reach and local expertise in to Hong Kong and Singapore, building upon the company’s operations that already serve customers on four continents.

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Elevate Acquires Yerra Solutions

Acquisition of law company leader expands financial services and life sciences sector focus at Elevate

LONDON – January 21, 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Yerra Solutions. Elevate and Yerra will fully integrate their respective service offerings, which closely parallel each other in consulting, technology and tech-enabled managed services for law departments and law firms. The Yerra leadership team have all joined Elevate, whose combined 1,200 team members, fluent in over 20 languages, serve customers from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Elevate CEO Lokendra Tomar commented, “Customers have told us they want consulting, technology, and tech-enabled services from one provider that has experience working with peers in their specific industries. We have built a full range of capabilities that a Global 1000 general counsel can draw upon, and we are increasingly focused on the sector-specific nuances of running a law department. Yerra’s team deepens our financial services and life sciences sector expertise.”

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Elevate Acquires Halebury, Expanding Flexible Lawyering Platform and Resourcing Capacity

Acquisition of pioneering UK NewLaw firm marks third deal in three months by law company Elevate

LONDON – January 8, 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Halebury, the UK NewLaw legal resourcing firm. Halebury will operate as an Elevate business, retaining its team. With UK‑regulated Halebury on board, Elevate provides both in-house legal teams and law firms with a 360‑degree service offering spanning talent, resourcing, consulting, technology and managed services.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Croft, President of Elevate, said, “Halebury’s expert talent gives our customers access to an even deeper pool of senior in-house resources and a combined team that can lead and manage complex legal projects from end to end.”

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Elevate Acquires Sumati, Expanding Capabilities and Scale in Contract Lifecycle Management Support

LOS ANGELES – December 5, 2018 – Law company Elevate today announced the acquisition of Sumati Group, a leading provider of contract lifecycle management (CLM) managed services. The move expands Elevate’s existing contracts support capabilities globally with over 200 Sumati lawyers and technologists providing contract review and analysis, and CLM managed services on over 20 leading CLM platforms. The deal also adds Sumati’s proprietary software for contract review and analysis to Elevate’s technology arsenal, which was recently expanded by Elevate’s acquisition of enterprise legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict.

“The combination with Sumati provides us additional capabilities and capacity to meet growing customer demand for contracts support solutions across the contract lifecycle continuum,” says Kunoor Chopra, VP of Legal Services at Elevate…

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Steve Harmon Joins Elevate as General Counsel

LOS ANGELES – November 27, 2018 – Global law company Elevate announced today that Steve Harmon has joined as General Counsel.

Harmon currently leads multiple practice areas in the Cisco law department, where he has worked with Cisco’s Chief Legal Officer Mark Chandler for 19 years. He will divide his time going forward, continuing to lead non-Elevate portions of the Legal Operations portfolio at Cisco while serving at Elevate. Harmon is also a co-founder and Board member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) whose broad mission is to promote collaboration among in-house legal operations professionals…

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Elevate Acquires LexPredict, Expanding Capabilities in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

LOS ANGELES – November 14, 2018 – Global law company Elevate today announced the acquisition of enterprise legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict. The move combines the comprehensive legal services offering of Elevate with the data science team and AI engine of LexPredict, creating more sophisticated technology-enabled solutions for law departments and law firms.

“Elevate and LexPredict have been collaborating closely for over a year, leveraging AI to improve speed and accuracy in M&A due diligence and contract analysis for Cisco,” says Pratik Patel, VP of Innovation at Elevate. “We’re merging our businesses to increase the pace at which we are integrating AI into our enterprise legal management suite, Cael ELM and collaborating on solutions that are ‘AI + HI’ – artificial intelligence plus human intelligence…

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Elevate Appoints Sharath Beedu as Vice President, Products

LOS ANGELES – Global law company Elevate announced the appointment of Sharath Beedu as Vice President, Products. Primarily, Sharath will set the vision and lead the growth of the Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) products business. Sharath is based in Fremont, California…

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Elevate Expands Consulting Capabilities in Asia-Pacific with Hire of Steven Walker

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Global law company Elevate announced the appointment of Steven Walker as Managing Director, Law Department and Contracts Consulting, Asia Pacific, to further expand Elevate’s consulting practice serving law departments and law firms.

Walker served for several years as Vice President and South Pacific General Counsel for Hewlett Packard and was instrumental in the company’s global legal transformation and contracting optimisation programs. Most recently, his consulting business, Gen2Law, has helped law departments and firms navigate strategy and technology, and he will continue to work with these customers at Elevate…

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Kunoor Chopra Inducted into College of Law Practice Management

Distinguished legal industry group to honor Elevate leader among its 2018 Fellows
On October 25, Elevate’s Kunoor Chopra will be inducted as a 2018 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.

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Rick Learman Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s CFO Awards 2018

The LABJ has recognized Elevate CFO Rick Learman as a finalist in the 12th annual CFO Awards. The CFO Awards honor finance professionals in LA County for their ongoing efforts and contributions to their organizations. Given the challenging and ever-changing economic climate, CFOs serve as essential members of a company’s core leadership team.

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Elevate Expands Global Footprint, Launching Operations in Poland

LOS ANGELES – September 14, 2018 – Global law company Elevate announced that it has expanded its geographic footprint by launching operations in Krakow, Poland. This move provides Elevate’s global customers with extended time zone coverage and access to a strong talent pool in Poland. It also adds an EU-based center of excellence to the company’s existing global network of operations in the US, UK, India and the Philippines.

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