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ThinkSmart Hosts LegalCIO Panel during LegalWeek; The New Inside and Outside Counsel Ecosystem

Executives from Google, NetApp, Michigan State University College of Law, Keesal, Young & Logan and ThinkSmart to Present Exclusive Case Study for the First Time

San Francisco, CA – January 31, 2017ThinkSmart, a leading provider of powerful Digital Transaction Management (DTM) software and solutions that help people work smarter, not harder, will host the Legal Services and Operations session, “The New Inside and Outside Counsel Ecosystem” at Legalweek LegalCIO in New York Hilton Midtown, February 1, 1:30PM ET. As an event sponsor, ThinkSmart, along with legal professionals from Google, NetApp, Keesal, Young & Logan, and LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation (Michigan State University College of Law), will introduce an exclusive Legal Services and Operations case study highlighting real-world ways for inside and outside counsels to work quickly and efficiently together.

During this session, “The New Inside and Outside Counsel Ecosystem”, attendees will learn how it is possible to quickly connect processes into one secure, collaborative digitized workflow using the ThinkSmart Automation Platform (TAP). Panelists will address tools and techniques for rapid application development, and illustrate for the first time how collaboration between a law firm, in-house legal ops and third party partners can result in a win-win for the entire legal ecosystem. The session panelists include:

  • Moderator: Mary O’ Carroll, Head Legal Operations, Google
  • Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff, Director of Legal Operations, NetApp, and Co-founder, CLOC
  • Justin Hectus, CIO/CISO, Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Daniel W. Linna Jr., Director of LegalRnD, Professor of Law in Residence, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Paul Hirner, CEO, ThinkSmart

“As service providers, law firms and inside Legal Ops are internally empowered to build workflows to serve their clients. However, a secure and trusted bridge is needed between the two groups to be more successful in processing workflow transactions together,” said Paul Hirner, CEO, ThinkSmart. “The power of collaboration does not come easily, but when it is there its impact is immediate. Our clients realize that by introducing TAP, the communication walls come down. Decision makers are able to manage workflows faster and better with increased insight and compliance across the departments they serve.”

“Implementing TAP digital workflows offers more than improved efficiencies – it facilitates a re-imagining of previously complex and disconnected processes and increases the effectiveness and quality of their output,” said Justin Hectus, CIO/CISO, Keesal, Young & Logan. “With a centralized place to design, build and manage custom workflows for operational and client needs, the possibilities are limitless.”

“Technology can actually bring internal and external legal services together and create more collaboration and creativity. TAP made us think differently, internally, how we worked with outside counsel and the way we looked at our workflows,” commented Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff, Director of Legal Operations, NetApp, and Co-founder, CLOC.

“The New Inside and Outside Counsel Ecosystem” session and the exclusive case study will be presented at Legalweek LegalCIO in New York City, February 1, at 1:30pm ET. Download CIO Case Study detailing this collaboration. To learn more about ThinkSmart and its TAP digital transaction solution, visit Table #7 at the event, February 1-2, 2017, New York Hilton Midtown, New York City.

The award-winning TAP offers an elegant digital solution, enabling companies to successfully automate any business process. ThinkSmart’s platform includes sets of predefined self-service workflows to get companies up and running in a fraction of the time it would normally take. Some examples include, but are not limited to, Self-Service NDA, contract lifecycle automation, advanced approvals, matter management, and SOX reporting.

About ThinkSmart

ThinkSmart LLC, a leader in Digital Transaction Management (DTM), provides an Automation Platform (TAP) to companies seeking to automate and digitize business processes. The TAP solution provides intuitive drag and drop tools enabling companies to very quickly design, build and implement any workflow. Integration with client internal systems, and top tier eSign companies, makes TAP an attractive option for organizations interested in optimizing the business using cost effective automation tools. In 2016, ThinkSmart was named as an Aragon Research Hot Vendor in DTM.

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