Services for Law Departments

Helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of legal work.

Litigation Document Review

Elevate’s document review teams are highly process-driven experts in project management, with extensive experience working with corporate legal teams and law firms across a wide variety of matters. The distinctiveness of every lawsuit requires different strategies; accordingly, the Elevate project management team works collaboratively with our clients to tailor scope, review strategies, workflows, and resource estimates for each project.

We systematize our processes to ensure high quality, efficiency, predictability and cost control, and we can provide support both onshore and offshore. Our review and quality control processes are designed for defensibility, and we collaborate with outside counsel to ensure their ethical obligations are met. We thoroughly track each reviewer’s performance across projects and staff future projects with an optimal mix of our highest performing reviewers. Our Six Sigma approach to quality ensures continuous improvement of our people and processes, delivering excellence and dependability for our clients.

Elevate offers both linear and non-linear review methodologies, and we are flexible as to which review tool we use. To best suit the needs of every project, Elevate offers consulting on the most effective approach to document review, including considerations around the use of technology assisted review. To enable our clients to better plan and predict costs, we offer alternative fee arrangements that are transparent and flexible, and we also offer pricing per unit (document, page, or size), per hour, and per project.

With Elevate Document Review, GCs and outside counsel alike can depend on efficient, high quality results and predictable cost control.

  • Class action suits
  • Regulatory investigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Patent infringement
  • Environmental litigation
  • Product liability
  • Antitrust matters

Contract Management

Increasingly, corporate legal departments are seeking to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their service delivery model. Elevate helps corporations achieve these goals by providing the right amount of support for contracts, tailored to our clients’ needs. Clients can outsource the entire contract management lifecycle to Elevate or they can choose to delegate only specific steps of the process to Elevate. Our expert global teams act as an extension of the client’s own in-house resources, providing dependable support that can shorten cycle times and enable more experienced client staff to focus on higher value activities.
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  • Template Management
  • Negotiation Playbooks and Support
  • RFx Support
  • Contract Management and Abstraction
  • Contract Drafting and Revision
  • Contract Review and Redline
  • Contract Administration

Due Diligence

Mergers and acquisitions occupy a key role in modern business, which makes due diligence an absolutely critical function. By nature, M&A transactions require due diligence to be simultaneously rigorous, efficient, and cost-conscious, presenting significant business and legal challenges to GCs and outside counsel alike.

Elevate’s Due Diligence Support enables GCs and outside counsel alike to do more with less, staying focused on comprehensive strategy and risk assessment without being distracted by the operational minutia of due diligence projects. We can assemble large teams on short notice, onshore or offshore. Our expertise and methodical approach ensure effective, efficient and timely due diligence support that enables our clients to manage cost while meeting deadlines and successfully executing business-critical transactions.

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  • Documentation Review
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Post M&A Contract Integration

Compliance

Self-governance, compliance regulations, and best practices are among the fastest evolving landscapes in the legal and business world. The challenge of staying abreast of, and enforcing, local and global requirements often requires costs, expertise, and resources beyond what is internally available to many departments. Our team at Elevate specializes in providing managed project solutions, including consulting and designing comprehensive GRC Programs, for companies and law firms around the globe.
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Governance

  • Subsidiary Maintenance
  • Filing Preparation

Risk

  • Contract Provision Capture and Remediation, including Resolution Impacting Provisions
  • Vendor Management
  • Data Capture into Contract Management Software

Compliance

  • Gifts and Gratuities
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Communication Surveillance, including FINRA e‑surveillance
  • KYC/Due Diligence
  • BSA/AML/Sanctions Compliance, including CIP, CDD, EDD, Sanctions, OFAC, PEP Screening, Transaction Monitoring
  • QFC reporting
  • GDPR and US Data Privacy
  • HIPAA
  • Regulatory Research
  • Regulatory Mapping

Practice areas include:

  • Financial Services, including FINRA Compliance
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy, including Oil and Gas
  • Metals and Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Technology

IP Support

Elevate offers a wide range of intellectual property services, enabling both in-house counsel and law firms to achieve greater legal efficiency and cost control. We leverage the expertise of U.S. Attorneys with global IP attorneys and patent, trademark and engineering professionals, and our teams work with the most advanced research and analysis tools available. Our methodical, systemized approach ensures high quality, repeatable results in in all aspects of patent and trademark support. With extensive technical expertise and drafting experience, our team delivers high quality applications across a wide range of technologies.

Across the broad range of our IP services, Elevate helps GCs and law firms alike to reinvent their service delivery model, reducing overhead, controlling costs, increasing legal efficiency, and delivering high quality results.

  • Patent Research and Analytics
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution Support
  • IP Portfolio Management and Administrative Support
  • IP Licensing and Transaction Support
  • IP Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright Services

Elevated Lawyers™

Experienced, talented lawyers and legal professionals, available for a fixed or indefinite period of time, working onsite at our customers’ offices or from any Elevate location worldwide.

Mergers and acquisitions expert with 9 years PQE in the telecommunications sector who speaks fluent Italian, working onsite at customer office in London

Team of eight commercial lawyers each with 6 years PQE, fluent in both English and French, working at Elevate’s office in Oxford, UK

Contract negotiation specialist with 15 years PQE, experienced with MSAs and SOWs in the technology sector, working at customer office in Silicon Valley

eDiscovery program manager (non-lawyer) with 15 years experience, familiar with financial sector regulations, working at customer office in New York City

The Need

Increasingly, corporate legal teams want to hire the right person, at the right time, for the right piece of work, but without going down the only route historically available to them: increasing their permanent headcount. The rest of the business world expects more flexibility than that, and the legal world is in need of more options.

The Solution

Elevate has experienced lawyers (from 2 years to 15+ years experience) with backgrounds in top law firms and in-house legal departments, who have chosen not to follow a traditional career path but to join Elevate as a next generation provider of legal services. Now, our customer can hire very specific skill sets for either fixed or open-ended periods of time to work on site within their legal department, all supported by our systematic approach to managing people and quality.

The Opportunity

(for lawyers and legal professionals)

Being an Elevated Lawyer gives you the opportunity to do interesting work with blue chip customer. We offer benefits and flex time, and we’re an energetic team who are passionate about customer service. Elevate is committed to fostering a culture that motivates our Associates to stay and develop professionally.

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