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.).
Elevate Receives Band 1 Rankings Across Three Categories in Chambers’ Inaugural Alternative Legal Service Providers Guide
LOS ANGELES – June 10, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Elevate has achieved top (Band 1) rankings in the inaugural Chambers Alternative Legal Service Providers Guide across three categories: Flexible Legal Staffing, Litigation Services, and Contract Lifecycle Management.
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…
LOS ANGELES – April 13, 2020 – Today, law company Elevate announced that its legacy flexible resourcing businesses, previously known as ‘Elevated Lawyers’ and ‘Halebury’, have been integrated and rebranded ‘ElevateFlex’; and the Company has significantly expanded its capabilities in Australia.
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.
February 12, 2020 – An award for organizations or individuals who demonstrate passion for diversity and inclusion, have removed barriers and improved the working experience and engagement of employees and have delivered meaningful change and significant business benefit as a consequence.
LOS ANGELES – February 6, 2020 – Today, Elevate has released its second annual Equitability and Inclusion Report, with the intention to bring the law company’s Associates, customers, and vendors “into the conversation about the importance of an equitable and inclusive workplace.” The report offers..
Hogan Lovells Selects Elevate Project, Elevate’s Project Management Platform to Foster Collaboration
LONDON – January 28, 2020 – Law company Elevate announced today that Hogan Lovells has selected Elevate Project, its leading cloud-based pricing, budgeting, and project management application, to help the firm’s lawyers and legal project managers collaborate with each other and their clients on ongoing matters..
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.”
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…
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…
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.
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…
LOS ANGELES – June 17, 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has secured a $25 million minority investment from Kayne Partners to scale operations to meet increasing customer demand and to enhance its Cael enterprise legal management software. This investment brings the amount of capital deployed by Elevate to almost $60 million.
Kunoor Chopra, Janvi Patel and Nancy Fraser Michalski Shortlisted for Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Council and Awards
The Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has shortlisted Elevate’s Kunoor Chopra, Janvi Patel, and Nancy Fraser Michalski for Women’s Council Awards. The Ceremony will be held on June 20 in Los Angeles…
LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2019 – Red Herring has named Elevate in its Top 100 North America 2019 list, recognizing the most exciting and innovative private technology companies. Elevate, known for its…
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…
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.
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.”
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.”