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California-based intellectual property firm LegalForce RAPC Worldwide PC filed a trademark lawsuit in federal court on Friday against the Japanese contract management platform LegalForce Inc., which closed an investment round of over $100 million just a day earlier.
A legal technology company achieving special government authorization tops this roundup of recent industry news.
The U.S. Supreme Court continued to rock the legal world this week, with rulings overturning the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, striking down a longtime New York gun law and more. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
Hogan Lovells said that it has created an interactive map of online hate speech laws around the world, including in the U.S., the U.K., Europe and China, as part of its three-year partnership with the international nonprofit PeaceTech Lab.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Mississippi abortion ban and overturned the constitutional abortion right established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for a widespread rollback of abortion rights in many statehouses around the country.
Professional services and research firm Seramount announced on Thursday the results of its latest Best Law Firms for Women survey, touting the firms that earned spots on its 2022 list.
Revamping billing, offering technology services to clients, and attracting and retaining top talent are some of the ways that U.K. law firms can grow without having to engage in mergers and acquisitions, according to a report released Thursday by LexisNexis Legal & Professional.
Foley & Lardner LLP on Wednesday announced the launch of a new tech tool that uses artificial intelligence to review contracts.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP on Thursday announced the launch of an internal entity called ClearyX whose job will be to explore the use of existing and emerging legal technologies with the goal of innovating legal services delivery.
LegalForce Inc., a contract management platform based in Japan, secured an investment of 13.7 billion Japanese yen (about $101.7 million) on Thursday.
British telecommunications giant BT Group expanded its long-standing relationship with alternative legal services provider Factor on Thursday to include more complex work.
Contract management platform Pramata announced Tuesday the hiring of a new general counsel and chief evangelist from insurance software company Vertafore.
Toronto-based legal workflow software developer Dye & Durham Ltd. announced on Tuesday the appointment of a chief communications officer and chief information officer from Provident Communications Inc. and Kyndryl Holdings Inc., respectively.
Intellectual property services group IPH Ltd. sold Practice Insight Pty Ltd. and its intelligent time capture software WiseTime to intellectual property management technology provider Anaqua Inc. on Tuesday.
Law firms may have reached a limit on how much time and energy they can take from their attorneys, as associates and partners in a recent survey voiced displeasure with a narrow focus on profit and eagerness for more human-centered management.
Law360 Pulse partnered with Major Lindsey & Africa to survey attorneys on what the idea of law firm culture means to them, what aspects of it they think their firms are good at and struggle with. Here, we take a look at our results.
Firms looking to attract and retain the best legal talent should focus on financial management, high performance expectations, client service and civic-mindedness, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Law360 and Major Lindsey & Africa.
As firm leaders continue to navigate the evolving work environment, lawyers most want to see improvements that come from the top — in transparency, training and mentorship, and diversity, a recent survey found.
E-discovery firm Exterro Inc. saw changes in its executive staff this week, announcing Tuesday the appointment of a new chief operating officer and chief research and development officer along with the retirement of its chief customer officer.
Dan Springer, the chief executive officer of DocuSign Inc., abruptly and unexpectedly agreed to step down from the contract software giant on Tuesday.
As changes in technology and attorney work habits create new challenges for the management of documents and information, many Mid-Law firms should be thinking more proactively about information governance, including how they can overcome the difference in resources compared to BigLaw, experts say.
Nearly half of legal professionals would like to improve their contracting process by upgrading their technology, but feel executives are unsupportive of their modernization, according to survey results released Tuesday by legal management software provider Onit Inc.
As the legal market adjusted to pressures of a global pandemic and saw demand for complex legal services soar, many law firms spent 2021 locked in a fierce war for talent to meet ever-expanding client needs.
The largest 200 law firms in the U.S. boosted their headcount by an average of 5.6% in 2021 — the steepest increase in five years, according to the Law360 400. Here's a look at what those numbers mean and where firms may be headed if the economy slows in the coming year.
A $51.5 million investment for a document automation platform tops this roundup of recent legal technology news.
As clients increasingly tell law firms to integrate new legal technologies, firms should consider service delivery advancements that directly address the practice of law and can truly distinguish them — both from a technology and talent perspective, say members of Axiom Consulting.
Robert Keeling at Sidley reflects on leading discovery in the litigation that followed the historic $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger and how the case highlighted the importance of having a strategic e-discovery plan in place.
As virtual reality continues to develop, litigators should consider how it will affect various aspects of law practice — from marketing and training to the courtroom itself — as well as the potential need for legal reforms to ensure metaverse-generated data is preserved and available for discovery, says Ron Carey at Esquire Deposition Solutions.
While many lawyers still believe that a manual, document-by-document review is the best approach to privilege logging, certain artificial intelligence tools can bolster the traditional review process and make this aspect of electronic document review more efficient, more accurate and less costly, say Laura Riff and Michelle Six at Kirkland.
Law firms looking to streamline matter management should consider tools that offer both employees and clients real-time access to documents, action items, task assignee information and more, overcoming many of the limitations of project communications via email, says Stephen Weyer at Stites & Harbison.
As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
Neville Eisenberg and Mark Grayson at BCLP explain how they sped up contract execution for one client by replacing email with a centralized, digital tool for negotiations and review, and how the principles they adhered to can be helpful for other law firms looking to improve poorly managed contract management processes.
Many legal technology vendors now sell artificial intelligence and machine learning tools at a premium price tag, but law firms must take the time to properly evaluate them as not all offerings generate process efficiencies or even use the technologies advertised, says Steven Magnuson at Ballard Spahr.
Every lawyer can begin incorporating aspects of software development in their day-to-day practice with little to no changes in their existing tools or workflow, and legal organizations that take steps to encourage this exploration of programming can transform into tech incubators, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.
As clients increasingly want law firms to serve as innovation platforms, firms must understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach — the key is a nimble innovation function focused on listening and knowledge sharing, says Mark Brennan at Hogan Lovells.
Law firms could combine industrial organizational psychology and machine learning to study prospective hires' analytical thinking, stress response and similar attributes — which could lead to recruiting from a more diverse candidate pool, say Ali Shahidi and Bess Sully at Sheppard Mullin.