Akerman LLP Recognized as a 2017 Top 20 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times

Akerman LLP Recognized as a 2017 Top 20 Innovative Law Firm by Financial Times

Neota Logic is thrilled to have collaborated with Akerman LLP and Thomson Reuters on the creation of the Akerman Data Law Center, an automated inventory of data privacy and security laws.

“The Akerman Data Law Center is an opportunity to reengineer how legal services are delivered. Artificial intelligence and other non-traditional methods of delivering legal services are too often viewed as threats to the traditional law firm model. At Akerman, we see them as opportunities for our clients. If we can achieve a better result by partnering with another industry expert, the right answer is to partner. If we can automate a routine decision or document, the right answer is to automate. Client needs and client influence are guiding the development of the Akerman Data Law Center,” said Jeff Sharer, co-chair of Akerman’s Data Law Practice.

On December 7th, Akerman published the below press release after being ranked among the top four law firms in the first-ever Innovation in Collaboration category for the creation of the Akerman Data Law Center.

MIAMI, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has once again been selected as one of the nation’s most innovative law firms by the Financial Times. The firm ranked no. 20 on the 2016 FT 25 North America list, which recognizes market leaders who are driving change in the areas of the business of law, legal expertise and social responsibility. Akerman received further distinction for its commitment to client service innovation and collaboration.

Akerman was ranked among the top four law firms in the first-ever Innovation in Collaboration category for the creation of the Akerman Data Law Center, an automated inventory of data privacy and security laws developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services and Neota Logic.

The Akerman Data Law Center leverages the power of integrated “expert systems,” a form of artificial intelligence (AI), to deliver legal advice from Akerman lawyers to clients efficiently and cost-effectively. This AI-driven approach enables clients to remain on the frontlines of business-critical data laws and handle routine compliance issues in-house at a greatly reduced expense, allowing them to engage with outside counsel in even more meaningful and effective ways.

To be directed to the full press release, click here.


About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer‘s Diversity Scorecard (2015).

Akerman’s Data Law Practice helps clients stay ahead of the curve with respect to developing law, emerging technologies, and best practices surrounding Big Data. With a sophisticated understanding of the complexities that define the digital universe, Akerman advises clients on e-discovery, information governance, and data privacy and security matters across multiple sectors, including two of the most heavily regulated and most often targeted by cyberattacks – healthcare and banking/financial services – as well as real estate, insurance, retail and consumer products.

Akerman is committed to innovation and to leveraging new technologies to advance the present and future business needs of clients. More information can be found at akerman.comor twitter.com/akerman_law.

About Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services
Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services acts as an instrument of change, helping law firms and corporations evolve their business and achieve successful outcomes in their most challenging engagements. The Legal Managed Services experts proactively partner with clients to develop a solution where people, process and technology act in perfect harmony, allowing them to expand capacity, improve efficiency, and mitigate legal and operating risks. For more information, visit legalsolutions.com/lms.

About Neota Logic
Neota Logic is a global provider of an innovative expert system software platform that allows for the rapid building and deployment by non-programmers of rules-based applications. The company’s easy-to-maintain applications provide solutions, which can deliver process improvements, reduce risk, ensure compliance or support revenue generation by combining rules, reasoning, decision management and document automation. Neota Logic applications are mobile-ready, can be embedded in portals and websites and integrate easily with other systems. For more information, please visit neotalogic.com.

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