Elevate Unveils ELM Software

A Legal Operations Platform for Law Departments and Law Firms

LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2020 – Law company Elevate today launched its Ecosystem Legal Management (ELM) software, an easy-to-use, cloud-based legal operations platform to streamline the way law departments and law firms manage legal work and collaborate.

Digital transformation is a priority for CEOs, but corporations often overlook enterprise software for law departments. Instead, General Counsel typically operate a patchwork of different legal technologies to manage legal requests from the business, manage budgets and billing, manage outside counsel, manage contracts, and manage their global legal team. Workflow is often manual, leading to overflowing email inboxes, with no easy way to track who is working on what – or the status of a project. Reporting often relies on time-consuming manual work to gather and assemble relevant data from siloed systems (billing, staffing, project management, etc.).

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Stephen Allen Joins Elevate as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and Get Sh*t Done

Legal Services Innovator Will Focus on Consulting and Enterprise Solutions

LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2020 – Law company Elevate today announced that Stephen Allen will join the company on July 1, as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Get Sh*t Done, with responsibility for consulting, enterprise solutions, strategic pricing, and account management. He will join Elevate as a member of Elevate’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and will report to Liam Brown, Elevate’s Chairman and CEO…

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ElevateNext To Offer Higher Ed Legal Management Services

CHICAGO – March 10, 2020 – Today ElevateNext, the law firm that provides the “practice of law” capability for global law company, Elevate announced that it is expanding its offerings to include legal and litigation management services for higher education and has hired Phil Harris to lead the initiative.

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Brian Kuhn Joins Elevate as VP of New Digital Strategy and Solutions Business Unit

LOS ANGELES, January 9, 2020 – Law company Elevate today announced that Brian Kuhn has joined the company as Vice President of Elevate’s new Digital Strategy and Solutions business unit, focused on helping law departments and law firms capitalize on the digital technologies and related best practices that are transforming legal business models and operations. Kuhn will report to Liam Brown, Elevate’s Chairman and CEO.

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Simon Heyrick Joins Elevate as CFO

LOS ANGELES – December 17, 2019 – Global law company Elevate announced today that Simon Heyrick has joined as Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Liam Brown, Elevate’s Chairman and CEO. Prior to joining Elevate, Heyrick had been CEO and CFO of a number of international services and software businesses and brings extensive experience working with private growth and public companies in managing treasury, risk, operational accounting, and financial planning and analysis…

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Christina Blacklaws joins Elevate Advisory Board

Past President of Law Society of England and Wales brings innovation and diversity and inclusion expertise 

LONDON – November 12, 2019 – Elevate today announced that legal innovation expert Christina Blacklaws has joined the company’s Advisory Board. Most recently past President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Ms. Blacklaws brings extensive experience in developing and managing law firms, directing law firm innovation, and advising legal organisations on transformational change, technological developments, and diversity and inclusion…

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Ashurst Collaborates with Elevate on Flex Resourcing Platform

LONDON – November 8, 2019 – Elevate today announced a collaboration with leading multinational law firm Ashurst to launch a new flexible resourcing platform as part of the Firm’s Ashurst Advance capability. The platform will enable Ashurst to source contract lawyers as an extension to Ashurst’s practice areas and will also allow Ashurst clients to access technical expertise for secondments…

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Elevate Takes Home Three Trophies at the IACCM Innovation and Excellence Awards 2019

Phoenix, Arizona – November 6, 2019 – Elevate was honored to win the Awards for Outstanding Service Provider (Americas and Global) as well as the Award for Operational Improvement (Global), jointly with VMware, at the 2019 IACCM Annual Americas Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on November 4-6, 2019. The IACCM Innovation & Excellence Awards program recognizes “individuals and teams who are raising the profile of contract and commercial capability within their organizations” and “celebrates innovation in contract and commercial practices.”

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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 Wins The Recorder’s California Leaders in Tech Law & Innovation Award as Alternative Service Provider of the Year (LPO)

The Recorder has announced that Elevate has won this year’s Alternative Service Provider of the Year (LPO) Award. The awards “celebrate the achievements of lawyers and companies leading technology innovation and the profession as a whole.” Elevate received this honor for initiatives to drive innovation by taking a fresh look at different ways to optimize people, process, and technology to deliver better outcomes at California tech companies Dolby, Juniper Networks and NetApp…

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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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