International law firm drives sweeping Knowledge Management

09 Apr 2008

Recommind, the provider of enterprise search and automated categorization systems for law firms and enterprises, announced that O'Melveny & Myers LLP, a values-driven law firm with a worldwide reach, has implemented Recommind's MindServer Legal platform to power its internal information retrieval. The MindServer Legal platform enables O'Melveny & Myers LLP' vast network of 1,000 lawyers in 13 offices spanning the globe to more effectively search, access, and manage information across the firm's entire infrastructure, subject to robust measures to protect client confidentiality.

'With the combination of our long history, our worldwide presence, and our breadth of practices, O'Melveny & Myers has amassed a very substantial body of legal and business knowledge,' said Jeffrey Rovner, Managing Director for Information at O'Melveny & Myers. 'We selected Recommind's innovative MindServer Legal platform because it enables our attorneys to access that knowledge more effectively, which is consistent with our commitment to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients. Recommind deeply understands the way lawyers work, and it shows in their products. MindServer Legal improves our efficiency and makes it easy for each of our lawyers to draw from the full intellectual power of the firm.'

Recommind's MindServer Legal solution is a comprehensive software suite that integrates a law firm's critical information repositories, enabling fast, easy access to relevant information. The platform substantially reduces the time and costs involved in conducting legal research, while improving the quality of work delivered to the end client. Using sophisticated search and categorization technology, MindServer Legal improves access to a wide variety of information across large, distributed law firms and legal departments and returns results in context for more accurate understanding and actionability of the information. O'Melveny & Myers has selected the following MindServer Legal components:

* Enterprise Search utilizes powerful concept-based search capabilities to connect relevant information in document management, records management, portal and e-mail systems and myriad other applications and databases with the attorneys that need it.

* Matters & Expertise provides a comprehensive, firm-wide view of matters, deals, cases, and the vast array of expertise contained within a firm by tapping into a variety of information systems such as time & billing systems, CRM applications, intranets, internal firm databases and other sources.

* Auto-File automatically extracts key legal information and populates numerous data fields, saving valuable time and ensuring that electronic documents are accurately filed.

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