Last October, Gartner released its first ever Magic Quadrant for “enterprise legal management” (ELM – also known as practice management for corporate legal departments). Largely speaking, I was pleased to see the company begin to cover legal technology. One thing that has stuck with me from...

Datacert, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, has appointed Shanmugam Nagappan as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, India. Based at Datacert's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Chennai, India, Nagappan has been tasked with managing all operations in...

Datacert, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for enterprise legal, claims, and compliance departments, is a silver sponsor of the 2013 CLM Claims College, which will be held in Philadelphia, September 9-11. The CLM Claims College educates claims professionals so they can do their...

Christopher Emerson represents a new breed of law firm hire: the analytics guy.

Emerson is director of practice economics at Bryan Cave LLP, a 1,200-attorney, 27-office law firm based in St. Louis, Mo. It's his job to do figure out what a legal matter should cost Bryan Cave to handle,...

Clients are doling out less work, but paying a higher rate for it, a new TyMetrix index shows.

Even as the overall demand for legal services remained flat in the second quarter, large firms sold about 10 percent more hours to corporate clients than they did during the first three months...

Legal management solutions provider Datacert has announced a new module designed to help companies reduce third-party risk and comply with regulations.

The Third-Party Risk Management Module, which is an extension of Datacert's Passport GRC platform, is supposed to protect the brand and...

Hartford analytics software maker TyMetrix has opened offices in Dubai and Paris, it announced.

The new offices will offer support services for clients and law firms using the company's enterprise legal management platform, TyMetrix 360°.

Legal fees rose 10 percent from 2010 to 2012 and increased 4.8 percent last year, according to a survey by Tymetrix and CEB, which looked at billing information from more than 4,800 law firms and 99,000 lawyers.

Finance and securities rates increased the most last year at 5.8 percent...