Morae Global Hosts Breakfast Briefing—Combining Expertise and Technology to Execute Your Digital Transformation
Morae Global and Phoenix Business Solutions hosted a breakfast
briefing on July 11 at Searcys at The Gherkin in London that gathered General Counsel,
CIOs, litigation heads and law firm leaders from the UK and globally. The
briefing followed Morae Global’s recent acquisition of professional services
information specialist Phoenix Business Solutions and highlighted opportunities
for additional growth, efficiency, digital transformation, enhanced legal
operations and improved eDiscovery.
Moderated by Shahzad Bashir, Morae Global President & Chief
Executive Officer; Mathew Crocker, President of Phoenix Business Solutions;
James Neath, President of CLUTCH Information Management & Discovery; and
Joy Saphla, President of Morae Legal, the event focused on combining expertise
and technology to execute digital transformations and collaborative vision. Morae
Global Director Magnus Becher was also in attendance as participants discussed the
state of the industry and shared industry challenges in interactive sessions.
With more than three decades of experience in legal and financial
consulting services, Bashir shared Morae Global’s history as a pioneer in the
application of business to law and how Morae Global’s market insight brings
together legal, compliance and professional services providers to capitalize on
fundamental change in the legal services supply chain. Bashir also highlighted
how the recent acquisition of Phoenix Business Solutions by Morae Global strengthens
its strategic direction and capabilities around artificial intelligence and
cloud-based technology in order to help its clients better collaborate through
the use of technology, data and information management.
consulting experience and talents as a true business enabler, solving business
problems in legal and compliance, set the tone of the event,” says Becher. “Morae
Global is young and dynamic but at the same time informed and guided by
industry veterans—a formula for success in a global, fast-paced marketplace.”
The briefing featured a practical look at digital transformation
with topics including:
Saphla and Pearson SVP/Associate General Counsel
Robert Mignanelli (via video) presented a case study of Pearson legal
department’s transformation from a Center of Excellence (COE)” to a world-class
Transaction Service Center (TSC)” addressing the need for change and the
journey to a new paradigm for delivery and management of transactional legal
services through effective use of tools, resources, processes and standards.
They also discussed Pearson’s evolution from white-glove business support to a
legal service request “legal department front door,” showcasing why and how the
Pearson legal department has redefined itself and how it supports and executes
“Joy’s case study was a case
in point for taking the plunge and trusting an organization to do right by the
corporate end client. Pearson did exactly that and generated fantastic results,
including better quality, a more relaxed legal department—as opposed to the
white-glove and always available model—and overall substantial cost savings,”
As president of Morae
Global’s CLUTCH Information Management and Discovery, Neath leads a global team
of professionals that delivers state-of-the-art, cost-effective technology
solutions in information governance, eDiscovery and managed data review for GC and
major law firms. He outlined how a senior in-house lawyer with at a minimum of
20 years of experience would think of forensics, eDiscovery and managed review.
“Jim’s business is informed by his and others’ subject matter expertise, which
positively affects our approach with technology and counsel,” adds Becher.
In the final portion of the presentation,
Crocker illustrated how to close the contract life cycle and how information in
organizations can deliver valuable business intelligence. A co-founder and
president of the Phoenix Business Solutions service line of Morae Global, he leads
the number one global iManage partner and provides strategic consultancy,
software solutions and digital transformation for organizations across the
legal and professional service markets.
“Law firm partners want to use innovation as a
differentiator. However, innovation is only true if it solves a business
problem relevant to the client,” Becher says. “Morae Global innovates to find a
solution to an intrinsic or extrinsic problem.”
The Morae Global briefing and executive
roundtable series provides a unique forum to network, learn best practices and
discuss the latest issues facing in-house counsel. If you are interested in
attending future events, please contact Magnus Becher at [email protected].
For more information about Morae Global’s upcoming events, please visit our Upcoming Events section.
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