Last November, global legal services provider Integreon announced its acquisition of the cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory, a company founded in 2012 by former Gibson Dunn litigator Alma Asay. As I reported at the time, Asay and Integreon CEO Bob Rowe told me that one of their goals was to develop a true end-to-end solution for litigators and in-house legal departments.
Today, Integreon announced a major milestone in that development — an evidence-management dashboard for Allegory users that will allow inside and outside counsel to work collaboratively within a single platform that gives them the ability to analyze all case information for a single matter or across matters.
The dashboard is intended to address the need for corporate counsel to keep informed about the multiple cases their company is involved in and the multiple outside law firms working on those cases, as well as all the evidence, pleadings and work product used in those cases.
According to Integreon, the new Allegory dashboard includes a Key Events overview and Tasks and Deadlines module to provide insight into the day-to-day activity within a case for the entire litigation team. The design was based on feedback from corporate counsel and law firms about what functionalities they need most, Integreon said.
“This is just the first step toward a completely new user interface that, at a high level, ensures we are keeping up with what’s important to clients,” said Asay, who is now chief innovation officer at Integreon. “When we started designing the new dashboard, our core mission was to alleviate the miscommunications that can happen during litigation. In-house counsel can now log in and can see what’s happening across their cases at any time.”
Through the dashboard, for example, users can see how many depositions took place in the last week, what the most analyzed document is in a given case, and other day-to-day tasks and functions that are typically difficult for corporate counsel to track. Integreon analogizes the dashboard to a customer relationship management platform, in that it will allow inside and outside counsel to remain aligned on tasks and deadlines.
“Integreon’s technology and process facilitate both collaboration and context,” said Rowe. “Without that, you are driving up your costs, you are looking at things in a vacuum and acting on assumptions that could be invalid.”