Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) announced today that it is developing a new service that integrates complex legal advice, volume legal services and legal operations support.
The new service, called BCLP Cubed, will be led by Partner Neville Eisenberg as the full-time CEO. Eisenberg was managing partner of legacy firm BLP when it launched various pioneering innovations such as Lawyers on Demand. BCLP’s Chief Innovation Officer Katie DeBord developed the concept with Eisenberg and will head up the product development team for the new service.
BCLP Cubed will bring together the firm’s volume delivery teams in Manchester, UK, and St. Louis, USA, and Cantilever, which helps in-house legal teams redesign their operations to drive efficiency and effectiveness. Drawing on the firm’s experience in innovation, process improvement, legal project management, pricing and knowledge management, they will work alongside BCLP lawyers to create and deliver the new integrated solutions for clients.
BCLP Cubed will encompass a fully integrated platform for delivering end-to-end solutions with the objectives of speeding up transaction cycles, reducing costs and providing data insights, resulting in a direct benefit for the firm’s clients. The firm is already engaged with a number of clients in developing end-to-end solutions for commercial contracts, real estate asset management and loan agreements.
Neville Eisenberg said: “BCLP Cubed will provide a one-stop-shop service for those classes of legal work which our clients want delivered in a systematic, technology-enabled and process-oriented way. I am confident that the combination of this platform with our depth of legal experience and global reach will produce a compelling proposition for corporate legal departments interested in a new approach.”
Katie DeBord said: “BCLP has a rich history of legal innovation on both sides of the Atlantic and we have developed award-winning solutions that combine our legal knowledge with leading process improvement, technology and data analytics capabilities. That is why we are so well placed to meet this emerging client need. Using the service will provide a ‘close loop’ for continuous improvement via a single legal supplier who can collect and analyse all the data within their legal work. We believe this is the future of legal service delivery for an increasing proportion of the market.”
Lisa Mayhew, Co-Chair of BCLP, added: “Innovation is a key driver of the firm and we are constantly looking for new ways to meet clients’ needs. BCLP Cubed is a great example of the possibilities opened up by our merger and the connections we are now making globally between our teams.”