Thursday, May 30, 2013

Improving Law Firm New Business Intake


Lathrop & Gage, a full-service law firm with more than 320 lawyers working across 11 offices nationally, has selected IntApp Open to streamline and automate its new business acceptance practices.
Said Lathrop CIO Sean Power:
  • "Effective business approval is the lifeblood of every law firm. We sought to invest in a product that we could deploy quickly, reconfigure easily as our needs evolve, and maintain ourselves over the long term. We considered many options and settled on IntApp Open for the high-quality user and IT experience it offers. The product aligns precisely with our larger risk management and data governance objectives. IntApp has delivered something really special here, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of a better way to manage new business intake."
Today, multiple market trends are putting new pressures on law firms to transform the way they evaluate and engage new business. These include clients with increasing service expectations, and a risk landscape with evolving regulatory rules, compliance requirements and professional standards. In response, firms are looking to increase the sophistication, efficiency and agility of their intake processes to better align client selection and terms of business with overall strategy, service models and internal policies.

IntApp Open replaces conventional workflow software with an application specifically designed to streamline how new clients are evaluated and new matters are created. It offers an intuitive, audience-specific user experience, tuned for management, lawyer, IT and risk stakeholders.

And it offers unique features, including a flexible business rules engine that enables effective management of practice-specific matter evaluation procedures as well as conflicts clearance practices that may be centralized, distributed among lawyers and practice heads, or both, depending on firm preferences.

The product also includes an integrated question library that provides visibility into the practices, standards and insights developed by industry peers. And it delivers unique value for IT, with an architecture that simplifies change management, data integration and system automation.

Commenting on Lathrop's Decision, Pat Archbold, Head of IntApp's Risk Practice Group added:
  • "We’ve seen tremendous response from the legal industry to IntApp Open as firms embrace a fresh approach to managing inception" We’re proud to count Lathrop & Gage as one of several firms adopting the product and look forward to supporting their ongoing success."
Visit IntApp.com for more information on how IntApp Open enhances law firm new business intake.

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