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…read more
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.read more
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.”read more
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.”read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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.
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.read more
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.read more
ElevateNext’s Patrick Lamb and Univar General Counsel Jeffrey Carr were featured in an ABA Journal article on August 27, 2018 about leveraging their long-time relationship to improve operations and outcomes of Univar’s legal department. Both named as Legal Rebels in 2009 by national legal publication, Lamb and Carr have similar perspectives on the future of delivery of legal services to corporate law departments…read more
Elevate, makers of the Cael Enterprise Legal Management suite of apps, this week released a version of Cael Project for iPhone. Legal teams using Cael Project can now manage matters, tasks and budgets via smartphone…read more
Elevate announced the hire of Craig Conte as Managing Director, Head of Contracts Consulting. Conte brings more than a decade of experience in contract management, compliance and optimization. Conte will lead consulting services in Elevate’s contracts group, helping law departments navigate all steps of their contracts transformation journeys. He was previously at Capgemini where he served as Vice President and Head of Contract Compliance & Optimization services. Conte also has over ten years of private practice experience in New York. He is currently based in the UK…read more
Elevate announced today that it has acquired the assets of E‑STET, a U.S.-based e-discovery company. This move expands Elevate’s e‑discovery, document review and managed services capabilities serving corporate law departments and law firms around the world. The acquisition included E‑STET’s infrastructure, including colocation servers running Relativity software and office space in downtown Los Angeles, as well as several former E‑STET customers…read more
Elevate and New Law Firm ElevateNext Formed by the Founders of Valorem Law Group Join Forces to Provide Seamless Delivery of Legal Services
The founders of Valorem Law Group, Patrick Lamb and Nicole Auerbach, have created a new law firm called ElevateNext that will work alongside law company Elevate to help customers significantly reduce legal spend. ElevateNext will perform all “attorney-required” work for clients using the Valorem model, while all “attorney-not-required” work will be provided by Elevate…read more
Elevate and New Law Firm ElevateNext Collaborate with Univar to Reduce Law Department Spend By 50 Percent
Elevate today announced it has partnered with the new law firm ElevateNext, formed by the founders of Valorem Law, and with the legal team of Univar (NYSE: UNVR), to design, build and operate the law department of the future. Univar will collaborate in the development of tailored, scalable process innovations, and Elevate will develop and deploy proprietary technology, consulting and managed legal services, alongside law firm ElevateNext, with the goal of reducing legal spend by 50 percent…read more
Elevate, a global law company providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms, announced that it has secured financing from a credit fund managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Elevate will use the proceeds for strategic acquisitions, investments in its Cael enterprise legal management (ELM) software, and expansion of delivery capabilities…read more
Elevate, a law company providing consulting, technology and managed services for global law departments and law firms, today announced the hire of Christopher Sweet as Director of Consulting. A legal operations professional previously at JPMorgan Chase, Sweet also brings law firm experience having instituted legal project management at Reed Smith…read more
Elevate’s Vince Vetri and Starbucks’ Lisa Kremer-Brown for ACC Docket: You can’t manage what you can’t measure. So, how do we demonstrate the value that our legal department returns to the company through improved outside counsel management? This common question is posed frequently by legal operations professionals and there are often multiple answers. When Starbucks and Elevate considered how the legal operations team could effectively communicate the value of enhanced outside counsel management, we started by asking ourselves, “what data are available and how might we best leverage those data as the basis for decision making?”read more