BCLP Cubed Celebrates Official Launch with Major Legal Tech Hire
Jody Jansen Joins as Chief Technology Officer for BCLP Cubed
BCLP Cubed, a new service for high volume, business-as-usual legal work from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), formally launched today. The initiative brings together some 150 people across the global firm for the first time.
BCLP is already recognized as an industry leader in creating innovative solutions for clients, and BCLP Cubed embodies this commitment to addressing clients’ needs by offering complex, volume and legal operations services across one platform. The integrated approach enables cost savings, faster transaction times and data-driven insights.
Neville Eisenberg, BCLP Cubed’s CEO, said: “In June we announced our intention to invest in developing this new service and today’s launch marks the start of our integrated approach to legal service delivery for business-as-usual work. BCLP Cubed gives clients the option of a one-stop-shop for their high-volume work in a way that integrates complex advice and legal operations support, all within the framework of a major law firm. In addition to speeding up transaction cycles and reducing costs, the service will enable better risk management for clients.”
BCLP Cubed will provide an initial suite of solutions in a number of areas where BCLP already has experience and in which clients typically experience high volume demands:
- Supporting real estate asset management
- Delivering commercial contract services
- Streamlining the generation and management of loan agreements
- Responding to European data access requests
Katie DeBord, BCLP’s Chief Innovation Officer, has been leading the development of the solutions. She said: ”These solutions can be quickly deployed to clients, customized to meet their needs, and the BCLP Cubed team is now working on expanding this initial range of services in order to meet other client requirements. We have been delighted with the reaction from the market to the concept. Clients immediately appreciate the issue we are addressing and we are very happy to already be working with high-profile companies on developing solutions for their business-as-usual work.”
New Hires to Support BCLP Cubed
BCLP Cubed also announced today the hire of Jody Jansen, former head of architecture and innovation of international law firm Gowling WLG. Jansen will join BCLP Cubed as its chief technology officer, having worked in legal technology and legal innovation for the past 20 years. Over the course of his career, he has led the long-term technology strategy for large international law firms as well as developing unique and innovative internal and client-facing solutions.
Jansen said: “I am delighted to be joining BCLP Cubed. It is an exciting new concept that will deliver significant benefits for clients and establishing a state-of-the-art technology platform on which to operate will be critical to its success. There’s already been a huge amount of progress in developing the new approach and I look forward to working with the team to maintain the momentum they have created.”
Eisenberg added: “We are also very pleased with the progress that we have made in establishing the new service. The hiring of Jody Jansen as the chief technology officer is very exciting and we anticipate further hires in the near future. Jody brings with him a wealth of experience and will help lead the team as we continue to develop new solutions to meet our clients’ legal and business needs.”
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Notes to Editors
BCLP Cubed brings together BCLP’s volume delivery teams in Manchester, UK and St.Louis, USA, which will collaborate with Cantilever, the firm’s legal operations consulting arm. Cantilever helps in-house legal teams redesign their operations to drive efficiency and effectiveness. As well as the globally recognized legal teams, BCLP Cubed will also draw on BCLP’s experience in innovation, process improvement, legal project management, pricing and knowledge management. BCLP Cubed is led by Neville Eisenberg. BCLP’s Chief Innovation Officer Katie DeBord, who developed the concept with Eisenberg, heads up the product development team for the new service.