Two Legal Rebels Join Forces to Design the Legal Department of the Future

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…

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Elevate Expands Contract Management Expertise with Hire of Craig Conte

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…

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Elevate Acquires E-STET Assets to Expand E-Discovery and Document Review Capabilities

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…

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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…

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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…

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Elevate Secures Growth Financing from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

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…

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Why Everyone Needs a Legal Spend Assessment: Actionable Insights Driven by Data Analysis

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?”

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Elevate Receives Top Ranking in 2018 Chambers Global Guide

Elevate, a law company providing consulting and technology services for global law departments and law firms, has been ranked in ‘Band 1’ by Chambers & Partners in the publication’s category for global legal services providers. This is the fourth year the law company has been ranked by Chambers and the first year it has been positioned in ‘Band 1,’ the highest ranking possible based on Chambers’ in-depth, objective research with lawyers and customers.

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How Outside Companies Are Taking Over In-House Legal

Kunoor Chopra interviewed for Law360 - A major technology company recently inked a deal that places the reins of its entire in-house legal department largely in the hands of an alternative legal services provider, an arrangement many say may be the wave of the future....

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How to Get the Most ROI Out of Legal Analytics

Vince Vetri interviewed for Law.com - Legal analytics is on the upswing: A recent study found that, over the next five years, the market will grow to $1.85 billion — a compound annual rate of 32.7 percent. Clearly, law firms and corporate legal departments are primed...

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5 Myths About Legal Analytics, Busted

Vince Vetri interviewed for Law.com - As more law firms and corporate legal departments use analytics to mine data and extract usable insights, many misconceptions have emerged about what analytics can do, how the technology might be used in the future and the...

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