Box Announces New Alliances in Legal

In two posts last year, I wrote about Box, the file sharing and collaboration platform, making a push into the legal industry through integrations with several mobile and web legal platforms (here and here). Today, two weeks before its major BoxWorks2014 user conference in San Francisco and just a few days before the International Legal Technology Association conference in Nashville, the company announced major new clients in the legal field and new law-related partnerships and integrations.

In today’s announcement, Box said that the law firms DLA Piper, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Perkins Coie and Stoel Rives have chosen Box to manage, access and share information for various purposes.

The law firms moving to Box represent a diverse set of use cases. DLA Piper, the world’s largest law firm, is leveraging Box to improve file sharing security gaps and replace unsanctioned tools with a secure end-user friendly collaboration tool. Additionally, through Box and Intapp’s partnership announced last year, DLA is using Intapp’s Integration Builder to integrate Box with HP Worksite and enable its mobile workforce to be productive from anywhere, while still protecting IP. Both Hinshaw & Culbertson and Stoel Rives rely on Box for external collaboration between hospitals and healthcare providers who need access to patient information for legal cases.

Box also announced a new relationship with HBR Consulting, a firm that provides strategic, technology and information management consulting services to the legal sector. Through the relationship, Box and HBR Consulting will work together to offer custom-built cloud-based storage and collaboration tools for law firms.

Also today, Box announced new integrations with e-discovery platforms Recommind and Logikcull. Box will now integrate with Axcelerate, Recommind’s review and analysis platform, to enable organizations to collect, analyze and review information stored in the cloud. With Logikcull, Box is enabling one-click integration that will allow its users to transfer documents and metadata from Box into Logikcull for use in e-discovery and investigations.

Logikcull’s cloud discovery and integrations platform directly integrates with Box APIs, eliminating multiple manual steps and allows users to easily search, collect and preserve ESI maintained in Box as part of litigation or regulatory matter. Additionally, Logikcull’s Culling Intelligence engine automatically categorizes Box documents into smart search filters like languages, email domains, custodians, and document types. Using these smart filters, legal teams can quickly get to the facts of their case and narrow their search to the right documents for review.

To read more about other legal products that can integrate with Box, see my earlier post: Box Furthers its Push into Legal with New Integrations.

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