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.
The creation of Elevate’s new Digital Strategy and Solutions business unit follows the 2019 acquisition of leading legal AI tools and data science consulting business, LexPredict.
“According to a 2019 Deloitte Digital Insights survey of 1200 CEOs1, digital transformation has risen to the top of their agendas, but 57% are concerned they don’t have the structure, people or processes in place,” said Brown. “Law departments and law firms face increasing pressure to operate differently, yet meeting this challenge requires help beyond their internal resources. With Brian leading our new Digital Strategy and Solutions practice, we will help our customers thrive in the coming wave of digitization.”
“The convergence of disruptive digital technologies — artificial intelligence, machine learning, the cloud, and blockchain — has created unprecedented opportunities for law departments and law firms to solve previously unaddressable business problems,” said Brian Kuhn. “Elevate has assembled a team of legal technologists, engineers, and consultants who design and build custom digital solutions. For example, while traditional analytic tools crunch the numbers of outside counsel spend; by applying AI, we analyze legal language and surface the root causes behind attorney spend. One of our first digital solutions analyzes the context and terminology used by lawyers to scale ‘human-quality’ spend and performance review, radically reducing costs and surfacing actionable insights that drive more strategic case management decision-making.”
About Brian Kuhn
A former practicing litigator and the founder and former global managing leader of the IBM Watson Legal business, Brian Kuhn is recognized as a leading figure in helping law organizations advance their business goals by developing and implementing digital strategies that adapt technology to the unique needs of companies and law firms. He was responsible for envisioning, launching, and directing all aspects of Watson Legal, serving law departments within Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies.
A frequent speaker on the practical application of AI to address business goals, Brian has keynoted ILTA and LegalTech/Legalweek. He has conducted over 140 use case identification workshops across North America, Europe, and Asia to frame the intersection point between digital solutions that legal customers are interested in pursuing and digital solutions that are feasible to build for them.
Elevate is a law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals, business professionals, and technology professionals extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Learn more at elevateservices.com.
1Ragu Gurumurthy, David Schatsky, Pivoting to Digital Maturity: Seven capabilties central to digital transformation, Deloitte Insights, March 13, 2019.