SOURCE: Align Matters

Align matters, GPS for Legal

May 05, 2015 07:00 ET

Align Matters Taps H5 Expertise in Developing Planning Cloud for Legal

Align's Platform, Built on Microsoft Azure, Gives GCs the Power and Control They Need to Manage Law Departments

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 05, 2015) - Align Matters is the first company to deliver business-driven legal management. Dedicated to providing real-time data analytics, Align helps lawyers make informed decisions and mitigate budget overruns that cost organizations $40 billion a year worldwide. Similar to a GPS, Align is a dashboard that automatically maps out matter plans, timelines and budgets, and tracks progress in real-time. It estimates risk and flags operational issues for general counsel at the department level and attorneys managing legal matters. 

Align was developed in conjunction with H5, a leading eDiscovery firm, whose experience addressing complex data-driven decisions to control legal spend provided insight into the strategic risk management objectives of the product. Recognized as two companies with expertise at the cutting edge of legal data and analytics, Align Matters and H5 formed a natural partnership. A shared goal of the partnership is to develop intuitive solutions that provide the right data and insights at the right time for GCs to make informed decisions, achieve better outcomes and plan and budget legal affairs with confidence.

"Companies today are overwhelmed with data, resulting in excess cost, risk, and suboptimal outcomes for their legal departments," said Nicolas Economou, CEO of H5. "Both H5 and Align Matters provide data analysis solutions in our respective domains that tackle this challenge head on, providing actionable information that legal departments and law firms can use for effective decision making, whether it be for discovery or matter management. Align's matter analytics provide those powerful insights that can help counsel successfully navigate the complexities they currently face."   

"We asked ourselves, can we use data and analytics to help with costs and put everyone -- both inside and outside -- on the same page?" said Alan Nathanson, founder and CEO of Align Matters. "We can. Because legal experts build matter workflows and models in Align for everyone to use and no tedious manual input is required. Metrics are generated in real-time to flag and analyze issues with budget, timeline, resources and risk. All of the activity is in one place to drive legal decision-making and improve operational efficiency."

Align Matters 
Align Matters is the global planning cloud for legal. We put the legal consumer first and designed the platform to help lawyers become better business leaders. It aligns inside and outside counsel with client business objectives and prevents massive budget overruns. Think of Align as a GPS for legal to help make decisions with confidence and save time. It guides you effectively and efficiently through each legal "journey" and crowdsources global data from all "journeys" for continuous improvement. Built on the secure Microsoft Azure cloud, Align provides accurate data and analytics to course correct matters on the fly and stay ahead of legal and business issues. We empower organizations to improve legal performance and business outcomes worldwide. To learn more visit www.alignmatters.com or contact us at align@alignmatters.com.

About H5
H5 (www.h5.com) is a leading provider of global eDiscovery and technology-assisted review services. With expertise in all aspects of the eDiscovery process, H5 excels at managing and delivering processing, hosting and related services. In addition, H5 is dedicated to finding information that clients need to win cases, meet regulatory requirements and address risks before they become liabilities. By combining advanced technologies with expertise in search and information analysis, H5 delivers customized solutions to help corporations and law firms meet their litigation discovery, legal compliance and information management objectives. Numerous independent studies have proven that H5's approach delivers greater cost savings and more accurate results than any alternative. Please contact info@h5.com for more information.

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