UnitedLex Deepens Financial Services and Contracts Expertise with CrownBridge Transaction
Deal brings former COO of Deloitte FAS to management team
Overland Park, KS (May 22, 2012) – UnitedLex, a global full service provider of technology powered legal and business solutions, today announced that it has successfully acquired the assets of CrownBridge Group LLC, a leading Legal Process Outsourcing company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Founded in early 2009 and building off its ties to Deloitte, CrownBridge rapidly developed significant expertise and intellectual property in the areas of contract management and financial services transaction support. With main offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Hyderabad, India, CrownBridge serves Am Law 100 law firms, Global Fortune 500 companies and international legal organizations around the globe.
"This transaction highlights our commitment to solving increasingly complex challenges experienced by our corporate and law firm clients. In addition, we will be able to bring significant value to CrownBridge's current client roster by offering previously unavailable capability in the areas of litigation and intellectual property and broadening the scope of solutions in the area of contracts management," said Daniel Reed, UnitedLex's Chief Executive Officer. "As with any company in the services space, it is ultimately the people that make the difference – and adding Mike Burton, the CEO of CrownBridge (and former senior leader at Deloitte in tax and financial advisory services, where he was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte FAS), and other key members of CrownBridge's team to UnitedLex provides further differentiation in the marketplace."
CrownBridge has been recognized as an industry leader, attracting elite legal talent to its operations in India and the United States. The UnitedLex/CrownBridge transaction represents the exciting evolution of the legal services industry as it moves more rapidly to the intelligent stratification of service delivery.
"UnitedLex is one of the few companies we have met in the legal support services space that has a truly client centric consulting approach and which houses all requisite technology and specialized resources under one roof without needing to outsource or partner with other companies," said Mike Burton, CEO of CrownBridge. "I am also very impressed with their long history of having a multi shore delivery model to better support their clients around the clock. Such a robust platform enables a unique ability to lower risk and cost for clients while driving uniquely intelligent and effective solutions. We are excited to be part of the UnitedLex platform and provide current and prospective clients with a full suite of technology enabled legal solutions."
UnitedLex (www.unitedlex.com) is a global leader in providing technology powered legal and business solutions. We deliver excellence in the fields of litigation services, including e-discovery and document review, contract review and management, intellectual property, legal research, immigration and law firm support. Leveraging more than 750 professionals in nine global offices and two data centers, UnitedLex empowers leading global corporations and law firms by providing them with the insight and applications to reduce costs and solve complex legal and business challenges. Our solutions approach has been carefully crafted to take advantage of our unique combination of strategic insight, deep industry expertise and technology. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/UnitedLex.
About CrownBridge Group, LLC
CrownBridge Group (www.crownbridgegroup.com) is a full service legal and business outsourcing firm delivering innovation and business value to corporations and law firms. CrownBridge is a leading provider to the Global Fortune 500 with special expertise provided to the largest financial institutions in the United States. Through proprietary core technology along with tailored third party applications, CrownBridge ensures clients achieve immediate and year over year gains in risk and cost reduction. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with delivery centers in major US cities and India, CrownBridge consultants and delivery professionals provide rich domain experience in legal, tax and accounting services.