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.

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.”

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.”

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…

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…

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…