LeClairRyan Partners with UnitedLex in Launch of Innovative Legal Solutions Center
Collaborative venture, with more than 400 attorney and technology resources, pairs best-in-class technology and innovative quality control processes to offer broader scope, lower cost and more predictable and efficient services
Richmond, Virginia (October 30, 2013) –The national law firm of LeClairRyan and UnitedLex, a leading global provider of legal and business technology and consulting services, today jointly announce the creation of the LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center.
This collaborative venture, effective November 1, will provide a wide range of support services and incorporate best-in-class technology and quality control processes which will be uniquely integrated into the law firm's litigation and transactional practice areas. The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center is an innovative response to the rapidly evolving legal landscape and will assist clients with achieving their objectives of obtaining more comprehensive, value-based services at a lower and more predictable cost.
"The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center is an important part of our strategy to provide clients with insightful and solution-oriented legal support services that have a foundation built on efficiency, predictability and value-based budgeting," said LeClairRyan Chairman Gary LeClair.
After evaluating a broad range of partner and delivery alternatives, LeClairRyan selected UnitedLex to collaborate in the design and implementation of one of the most comprehensive legal support delivery programs in the industry. UnitedLex will assume responsibility for the operations of LeClairRyan's Discovery Solutions Practice and will provide additional capital allowing the firm to have best-in-class, end-to-end litigation support for its practices and clients on a global scale. More than 400 attorneys and litigation support technologists will transition to UnitedLex, making this solutions center launch the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center will be located in Richmond, Va.
LeClairRyan Chief Executive Officer David Freinberg added, "Innovation has long been a part of LeClairRyan's DNA, and our new Center is an outstanding example of our commitment to satisfying our clients' desire for cost effective, end-to-end solutions."
The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center benefits from UnitedLex's full technology suite, including a proprietary combination of technology and processes that empowers in-house legal teams and law firms to identify and eliminate non-responsive data at a far earlier stage in the eDiscovery process compared to any other technology in use today, which results in material cost reduction and pricing predictability for clients. UnitedLex also enables the Center with the most efficient managed document review solution in the industry. This model removes the high degree of risk, uncertainty and inefficiency associated with multiple providers being involved in various elements of a legal matter.
"Given the significant investment made by UnitedLex to ensure the solutions center model complies with all quality and ethical standards, we are highly selective of the firms we support," said UnitedLex Chief Executive Officer Daniel Reed. "LeClairRyan has a long history of having a client service mentality that is embedded within their culture. As such, we are very pleased to empower the LeClairRyan Legal Solution Center with the ability to effectively respond to client demands for a wide range of services."
As a trusted advisor, LeClairRyan (www.leclairryan.com) provides business counsel and client representation in corporate law and litigation. In this role, the firm applies its knowledge, insight and skill to help clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. With 22 national offices located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., the firm has approximately 350 attorneys representing a wide variety of clients throughout the nation.
UnitedLex (www.unitedlex.com) is a global legal services provider. The company's mission is to improve the performance of law departments, law firms and academic institutions. UnitedLex provides unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients in North America, Europe and Asia– including offerings such as Questio™, a managed service that changes the traditional approach to eDiscovery and data management. UnitedLex's more than 1,100 attorneys, engineers and consultants focus on the broadly defined areas of litigation, contracting and intellectual property to drive seven and eight figure benefits to its clients. Founded in 2006, and with more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology in supporting the world's leading corporations and law firms. UnitedLex is committed to empowering legal leadership in the design, build and execution of a spectrum of solutions in line with their immediate and long term objectives.