LegalSifter and Horty Springer to offer combined intelligence solution to clients needing faster contract review

Pittsburgh, PA USA | January 9, 2018 LegalSifter and Horty Springer are proud to announce a strategic partnership to offer a new product to help hospitals and health systems in the United States review, analyze and negotiate contracts, starting with business associate agreements required by the HIPAA privacy regulations. By combining LegalSifter’s artificial intelligence with Horty Springer’s legal advice, clients will review contracts 24x7x365 quickly and confidently.
The partnership represents the first time in the history of the legal services industry in the United States that a law firm will offer artificial intelligence in a format directly used by its clients.

“It’s the next logical step in the use of artificial intelligence in the legal profession,” said Dan Mulholland, Senior Partner at Horty Springer. “Clients would like a legal review of every contract they sign, but to do so the review has to be affordable and aligned with the speed of business. Artificial intelligence, with embedded guidance designed by lawyers, is the only way to make that consistently possible.”

Clients will upload a proposed or draft contract into LegalSifter. Sifters – software trained to read text, look for specific concepts, and learn over time – read the contract and produce in-context comments written by Horty Springer lawyers in a minute or two. Clients that need additional support will contact Horty Springer for advice.

“In every contract negotiation in the world, at least one party works off the other party’s paper,” said Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter. “It’s difficult to read someone else’s writing and apply your point of view without unnecessarily missing a critical term. Our partnership launches a product that makes that process faster and less risky.”

In many health care organizations, those responsible for contract negotiation wait days or weeks to have agreements reviewed by their lawyers and colleagues. LegalSifter does it in a minute or two.

Horty Springer will offer LegalSifter-enabled solutions across a wide range of contract types. The solution will launch with business associate agreements, required under federal law of all health care entities (e.g. hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, HMOs) that use outside contractors who have access to confidential patient information. In upcoming weeks and months, Horty Springer will offer solutions for practitioner employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, software end user license agreements, supplier terms and conditions, and many others.

For additional information about the product, please contact Dan Mulholland at dmulholland@hortyspringer.com or 412-687-7677.

About LegalSifter
LegalSifter is dedicated to bringing affordable legal services to the world by empowering people with artificial intelligence. LegalSifter intends to achieve its mission by working with the legal profession, not against it. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), LegalSifter offers its products directly to organizations as well as through and with law firms.

About Horty Springer
Horty Springer is the first law firm to devote its practice exclusively to health care law. From its offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the firm’s 17 attorneys serve hospital and health system clients in all 50 states in association with their local counsel. The firm advises health system physician leaders, executives, boards and legal counsel on a wide variety of matters including medical staff bylaws, credentialing, privileging and peer review, corporate governance issues, regulatory compliance, payor relationships, mergers and acquisitions and all manner of policies and contracts, as well as representing health care clients in contract, antitrust, fraud and abuse and medical staff-related litigation.


LegalSifter launches product that reviews contract drafts on other party’s paper in a minute or two
Software-as-a-service product uses machine learning and natural language processing

Pittsburgh, PA USA | September 27, 2017  LegalSifter proudly introduces a better way to review and negotiate a contract. At least one party in every negotiation must review someone else’s contract, an unfamiliar document full of complex legal language. That party has three options: (1) ask colleagues or external counsel for help (expensive & slow), (2) review the document alone (challenging), or (3) skip the review, sign the document, and hope for the best (risky).

“People routinely review draft contracts they did not write with tight deadlines, distractions, and the expectation of perfection,” said Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter and a licensed attorney. “Our new product helps people read draft contracts faster, access the advice of their lawyers and leaders in seconds, make fewer errors, and shave days off of their contract negotiations.”

Users of LegalSifter upload the first draft of a contract to a secure website. Sifters – software trained to read text, look for a specific concept, and learn from experience – then review the document and identify important concepts that demand attention or are missing entirely. The Sifters trigger in-context advice tailored to the customer’s business and position in the negotiation. Users may export the advice for redlining.

LegalSifter sells its product directly to companies and through law firms. For companies, users tend to be general counsels looking to scale, procurement or sales team members wanting to take a more active role in a negotiation, or leaders who quickly need a second set of eyes on a contract.

Law firms are both users and resellers of the product. Junior attorneys and paralegals use LegalSifter to access the experience of their partners 24×7. Partners use LegalSifter just like pilots use checklists in airplanes – a subtle, important reminder of where they should focus their time and what not to forget.

Law firms brand and resell LegalSifter to clients who want to access their trusted advisors on low-level contract reviews at a speed and cost that aligns with their business needs. They combine their advice with the Sifters to create a powerful self-service software product for clients, and improve revenues, client satisfaction, and margins with a new product that makes them money while they sleep.

“We will achieve our mission by working with the legal profession, not against it,” said Miller. “Artificial intelligence is becoming part of our daily lives. Amazon brought AI into our homes with Alexa. Apple brought AI to our smartphones with Siri. LegalSifter will start the legal profession on its own artificial intelligence journey.”


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DISCO Appoints New CRO and CFO and Promotes Etheridge to CMO

DISCO deepens its bench of senior executives to prepare for global expansion in 2018.

Houston, TX – CS Disco Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading SaaS ediscovery solution DISCO, today appointed Andrew Shimek as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Michael Lafair as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and promoted Neil Etheridge to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

This expansion of DISCO’s leadership team follows a year of tremendous growth, including more than 85% growth in headcount and the launch of field sales and services teams in all major U.S. markets. More and more, law firms and corporate legal departments have jettisoned their legacy platforms and adopted DISCO as their firm-wide or company-wide ediscovery solution. DISCO is now the acknowledged market leader in next-generation cloud ediscovery.

“We are thrilled to bring Andrew’s and Michael’s leadership to DISCO,” said founder and CEO Kiwi Camara. “Both share our core values – what we call the Inventor’s Spirit – and both are mature, effective leaders with remarkable track records throughout their careers to prove it. In addition, I couldn’t be more proud of Neil’s accomplishments with us. When we searched for a CMO, we concluded the best candidate was already here.”

Shimek, DISCO’s new CRO, is a lawyer and a 20-year industry veteran who held successive leadership roles at LexisNexis and Epiq, ending as President of Legal Services and Electronic Discovery at Epiq. At DISCO, Shimek’s focus will be growing revenue worldwide. “I am thrilled to be here to help build out the offering and team as we expand our market footprint around the world and become the dominant player in ediscovery,” said Shimek. “When I met the DISCO team and saw a clear passion and commitment to bring product differentiation back to ediscovery, the pull was too great to resist.”

Lafair, DISCO’s new CFO, previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Offers.com and was instrumental in executing the sale of Offers.com to Ziff Davis, LLC in 2015. After the acquisition, Lafair served as Global Head of Finance, Ziff Davis B2B. Prior to Offers.com, Lafair served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of All Web Leads, Inc. and Vice President and General Counsel of Interlogix, Inc. and practiced corporate law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. With the addition of Shimek and Lafair, two thirds of the DISCO executive team are former practicing lawyers.

“Michael is both a lawyer and a highly regarded financial executive. We are delighted he will be joining DISCO,” said Camara. “He has key experiences and a unique skill set in moving companies forward from a financial and investment standpoint, and we look forward to seeing his contribution to DISCO.” Lafair said, “I am pleased to join Kiwi and his team. I was impressed by DISCO’s innovative and transformative approach to using technology to improve the practice of law. I look forward to helping this talented team continue its success.”

Etheridge, assuming the role of CMO, has been with DISCO since 2015 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company as Vice President of Marketing. In his new position, he will continue to lead DISCO’s go-to-market strategy, brand strategy, lead generation, product marketing, communications, and more – both domestically and internationally. “Neil is the kind of transformative visionary who helps businesses such as ours quickly position themselves for go-to-market success,” said Camara. “He has a track record of accomplishments in coordinating internal and external resources and stakeholders to capture and grow market share. We would not be where we are today without him.”

For more information, or to learn more about DISCO contact us today.

About DISCO

 

As the leading provider of Software as a Service solutions developed by and for lawyers and legal professionals, DISCO partners with law firms and corporate legal departments to improve legal outcomes by building and deploying great legal technology. More than 400 law firms, including over 75 of the AmLaw 200, have embraced Disco as their first choice for innovative technologies that help great lawyers and their teams secure justice and win cases.

Media Contact
Keith Schrodt
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Houston, TX 77027
T: 713 231 9100
media@csdisco.com

 


That thing you do so well.

Every law firm has got a thing – the thing that’s at its core; the reason it was created. It’s what makes the company tick and keeps it moving forward.

And, it’s super-important to hang on to that, right?

With all the competition, technology, change, and innovation, it’s easy to forget your raison d’etre and there can be many a long-serving employee who rolls their eyes when the firm they work for talks about all-things-new and forgets the importance of the thing they are known and loved for.

But, it doesn’t have to be a case of out with the old to bring in the new. More often than not, law firms need to think about evolution, not revolution when it comes to technology and innovation.


For Immediate Release:

 

Archive360 to Showcase the Industry’s Leading Legally Compliant Cloud-Based Data Archive at Legalweek New York

 

Archive2Azure Enables Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments to Ensure Legally Defensible, Regulatory Compliant, and Secure Data Archiving in the Customer’s Own Azure Cloud Subscription, While Dramatically Lowering Costs over that of Proprietary Cloud Archives

 

NEW YORK – January 23, 2018 – Archive360, the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it will showcase its Archive2Azure, cloud-based legally compliant data archive built specifically for the Microsoft Azure cloud, at next week’s Legalweek New York (January 29 – February 1, New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY).

 

Business, legal and IT professionals attending Legalweek New York that visit Archive360’s Booth #2006 will see firsthand how its Archive2Azure enables them to ensure all data is maintained in their Azure account in a legally defensible, regulatory compliant and secure manner that preserves legal chain of custody while mitigating risk – onsite and/or in the cloud. With Archive2Azure, clients can migrate, store, manage, and search large legal data sets with 100% data fidelity and security including native format storage with full encryption of data at rest using their own encryption keys and, full preservation of all metadata and content is authenticated with legally defensible audit reporting. Archive2Azure includes case management functionality including search, review, tagging, legal hold, and export in several formats including EDRM, XML, and CSV formats.

 

“Archive2Azure enables law firms and corporate legal departments to securely store, manage, search and work with case-related data for just pennies per GB per month — a huge capabilities improvement accompanied by an enormous savings over traditional on premise and proprietary cloud storage,” said Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing, Archive360. “With Archive2Azure, law firms and legal departments can can ensure full data fidelity, while speeding access to eDiscovery result sets. Moreover, by moving email archives, file shares, SharePoint data and other unstructured data to the low cost Azure cloud for legal data storage, law firms can free up valuable floor space for billable attorneys.”

 

Legalweek New York brings together the entire team that manages the business of law to explore the business and regulatory trends, technology, and talent drivers impacting the industry. To learn more about the event, please visit: http://www.legalweekshow.com/.

 

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About Archive360
Archive360 is the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud.  Since 2012, Archive360 has securely migrated data into the Microsoft Cloud with record-breaking speed, verifiable data fidelity and legally defensible chain of custody. Archive360’s Archive2AzureTM solution is the compliance and unstructured data storage and management solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform. Archive360 is a global organization that delivers its solutions both directly and through a worldwide network of partners. Archive360 is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and the Archive2AzureTM solution is Microsoft Azure Certified. To learn more, please visit: www.archive360.com.

 

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Responding to Cyber Attacks: LegalCIO 2018 Roundtable Offers Practical Advice for Law Firms and Legal IT Professionals   

Delta Risk Experts to Share Best Practices on February 1 at LegalCIO 2018 Conference in New York

SAN ANTONIO, TX — January 23, 2018 Delta Risk, a global provider of cyber security and risk management services, announced today that it will host a roundtable on incident response best practices on February 1 as part of the LegalCIO conference. The conference is held in conjunction with Legalweek New York 2018 January 29 – February 1 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Delta Risk experts John Hawley, VP of Product Strategy and Andrew Cook, Manager, ActiveResponse, will lead a discussion on, “Is Your Organization Prepared for a Cyber Attack? Key Takeaways from Real-Life Incidents.”

Hawley and Cook will share learnings from recent incident response engagements with participants, along with insights on best practices. Other topics of discussion will include:

  • How incidents occur and key warning signs
  • The pros and cons of migrating to cloud services
  • Practical steps for prevention, preparation, and mitigation

“Law firms and legal professionals are under significant pressure to reduce cyber risk and demonstrate that they have documented incident response plans,” said Hawley. “As we’ve seen in our work with legal clients, even a single ransomware attack, for example, can have a dramatic impact on the day-to-day business.”

As a sponsor, Delta Risk is offering registrants discount codes for a Legalweek MasterPass or Exhibit Plus Pass. The Legalweek MasterPass offers attendees all-access privileges to all events at Legalweek New York 2018, including LegalCIO. Legalweek features 14 educational tracks, three interactive keynote sessions, 100+ speakers, 75+ sessions, and extensive networking opportunities, and is expected to draw more than 9,000 legal professionals. Delta Risk will also be at table three in the LegalCIO exhibit area.

About the Speakers
John Hawley, Vice President of Product Strategy, has been in the security space for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Delta Risk in 2017, he served as Vice President, Portfolio Strategy for the Worldwide Security business at CA Technologies. Prior to CA, John founded and managed a venture funded SaaS company providing performance monitoring for cloud applications. Before this, he served in senior leadership roles at UUNET/WorldCom and Ernst & Young, LLC. John holds an MBA from the KATZ School of Business at University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Information Systems from Virginia Tech.

Andrew Cook is the Manager of Delta Risk’s ActiveResponse service. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s solutions to discover, investigate, contain, and eradicate incidents and intrusions on customer networks. In addition, he provides defensive and offensive cyber security training and exercises to commercial and government clients. Drawing from his Air Force background, he is one of the firm’s leading subject matter experts in cyber threat hunting and incident response.

About Delta Risk
Delta Risk LLC, a Chertoff Group company, provides customized and flexible cyber security and risk management services to government and private sector clients worldwide. Founded in 2007, we are a U.S.-based firm offering a wide range of advisory services as well as managed security services. Our roots are based in military expertise, and that background continues to drive our mission focus. We are passionate about keeping our clients safe and secure. For more information, visit https://www.deltarisk.com.

 

 

 


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DiscoverReady is exhibiting and leading Legaltech Education Sessions at Legalweek 2018 with a spotlight on Data Privacy, IoT and Emerging Technologies. Get more information on our sessions here http://bit.ly/2DlaAdC