LeClairRyan Partners with UnitedLex in Launch of Innovative Legal Solutions Center

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October 30, 2013

The national law firm of LeClairRyan and UnitedLex, a leading global provider of legal and business technology and consulting services, today jointly announce the creation of the LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center.

This collaborative venture, effective November 1, will provide a wide range of support services and incorporate best-in-class technology and quality control processes which will be uniquely integrated into the law firm's litigation and transactional practice areas.

The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center is an innovative response to the rapidly evolving legal landscape and will assist clients with achieving their objectives of obtaining more comprehensive, value-based services at a lower and more predictable cost.

"The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center is an important part of our strategy to provide clients with insightful and solution-oriented legal support services that have a foundation built on efficiency, predictability and value-based budgeting," said LeClairRyan Chairman Gary LeClair.

After evaluating a broad range of partner and delivery alternatives, LeClairRyan selected UnitedLex to collaborate in the design and implementation of one of the most comprehensive legal support delivery programs in the industry. UnitedLex will assume responsibility for the operations of LeClairRyan's Discovery Solutions Practice and will provide additional capital allowing the firm to have best-in-class, end-to-end litigation support for its practices and clients on a global scale. More than 400 attorneys and litigation support technologists will transition to UnitedLex, making this solutions center launch the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.

The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center will be located in Richmond, Va. LeClairRyan Chief Executive Officer David Freinberg added, "Innovation has long been a part of LeClairRyan's DNA, and our new Center is an outstanding example of our commitment to satisfying our clients' desire for cost effective, end-to-end solutions."

The LeClairRyan Legal Solutions Center benefits from UnitedLex's full technology suite, including a proprietary combination of technology and processes that empowers in-house legal teams and law firms to identify and eliminate non-responsive data at a far earlier stage in the eDiscovery process compared to any other technology in use today, which results in material cost reduction and pricing predictability for clients.

UnitedLex also enables the Center with the most efficient managed document review solution in the industry. This model removes the high degree of risk, uncertainty and inefficiency associated with multiple providers being involved in various elements of a legal matter.

"Given the significant investment made by UnitedLex to ensure the solutions center model complies with all quality and ethical standards, we are highly selective of the firms we support," said UnitedLex Chief Executive Officer Daniel Reed. "LeClairRyan has a long history of having a client service mentality that is embedded within their culture. As such, we are very pleased to empower the LeClairRyan Legal Solution Center with the ability to effectively respond to client demands for a wide range of services."