By Legal Futures’ Associate iManage
Combining secure information governance and collaboration to transform the firm’s operations for 13,000+ users across 6 continents.
iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced that Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms, has selected iManage to replace its on-premises document management system. Baker McKenzie will deploy iManage Work, Share, Records Manager and Threat Manager in the iManage Cloud as its comprehensive and secure productivity and governance platform for its 13,000+ professionals in 78 offices across 6 continents.
“To support our lawyers in delivering the best possible legal services to our clients, we needed a secure, world-class, cloud-based system that our attorneys can access on any device, anytime, anywhere around the world – and iManage fit the bill perfectly,” said Dan Surowiec, Chief Information Officer, Baker McKenzie. “iManage’s modern cloud architecture, intuitive interface, powerful search and robust security will help us transform our work practices and enable our attorneys to work smarter, safer and more efficiently.”
Addressing the Work Product Management Needs of an International Law Firm
As a global firm working with many Fortune 500 clients, Baker McKenzie needs to comply with many different regulatory requirements regarding the privacy and storage of sensitive client data. The iManage Cloud’s ability to meet Baker McKenzie’s unique data residency challenges in which all client information, not just documents, is stored in specific countries, was seen as a critical differentiator by Baker McKenzie. The addition of iManage Threat Manager will protect the firm from today’s threats and allow suspicious behavior to be identified and addressed in a matter of hours versus weeks or longer.
Collaboration across multiple sites and iManage’s product vision were additional key drivers in selecting the iManage platform. Using iManage Work and Share, Baker McKenzie’s attorneys will be able to more easily collaborate on work product with their colleagues as well as clients, partner firms and outside consultants without sacrificing security and governance of their clients’ critical data. Smart search capabilities powered by the RAVN AI engine will make it much easier for Baker McKenzie’s attorneys to find the information and expertise they need to better serve their clients. “We have vast amounts of knowledge accumulated within the firm and technologies like RAVN AI will enable us to tap into that knowledge to serve clients in more innovative ways,” added Surowiec. “We’re very impressed by iManage’s vision and continuing innovation. Our selection of iManage will help future-proof the firm for the coming decades.”
“Baker McKenzie’s complex operational, integration and governance requirements are typical of firms, both large and small, operating across borders” said Neil Araujo, CEO, iManage. “The ability to store all client information in specific geographies is essential. But, to operate effectively, a firm still has to enable search, access and collaboration on its information. This is why iManage continues to make significant investments in both user experience to ensure adoption and security for an unparalleled secure environment. As a result, we are privileged to now count 8 out of 10 of the leading global law firms on the iManage platform, 3 joining in the past 12 months.”