SOURCE: Recommind


December 16, 2009 12:00 ET

Baker & Hostetler LLP Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search

National Law Firm Implements MindServer Search to Enhance Workflow and Knowledge Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Recommind, the leader in search-powered information risk management (IRM) software, today announced that Baker & Hostetler LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, has selected Recommind's MindServer Search™ to provide its 600 attorneys with a single access point for relevant documents across the firm's 11 regional offices. A multidisciplinary firm with five practice groups and more than 55 areas of practice strength, Baker Hostetler represents some of the largest, most influential companies in the world, including 10 of the FORTUNE 25. Implementing MindServer Search will enable Baker & Hostetler to enhance its knowledge management capabilities, minimizing the time associated with information access and ensuring employees are always working with the best and most current resources.

MindServer Search combines sophisticated, concept-based search technology with a simple user interface to provide highly accurate results that are tailored to the information requirements of the organization and its users. With the solution implemented across its network, Baker Hostetler will be able to instantly crawl, index and access information from Microsoft Sharepoint™ as well as its document management libraries, office fileshares, Exchange folders, email archives, time & billing system, docketing and additional sources. Baker & Hostetler will deploy MindServer Search as the primary search technology across all systems, making the data exponentially more usable and actionable across the organization.

Baker & Hostetler chose Recommind's MindServer Search over competing platforms because of its industry-leading concept search and intuitive, customizable interface. Vendors that rely purely on keyword search force corporate IT departments to spend precious budget and time manually customizing the system to meet their needs, not just at the initial deployment but regularly thereafter. Recommind's solutions are designed to address the fundamental flaws in this "one-size-fits-all" approach, using powerful concept search to improve relevancy and accuracy and place results in context per the needs of each individual user.

"When we evaluated enterprise search platforms, our main goal was to eliminate the need for searching multiple repositories of information separately. By eliminating multiple searches, we expect the users to spend less time looking for information and more time helping clients," said Azfar Shamsi, Senior Manager, Professional Services Group, Baker & Hostetler LLP. "With Recommind's software, busy attorneys will have one place where they can search everything at once and quickly drill down to find the precise information they need. By leveraging the information from all relevant firm systems at once, we hope to efficiently glean attorney experience and knowledge in specific areas of law. Recommind's deep knowledge of the needs of the legal industry was a deciding factor in our choice of MindServer Search."

"MindServer Search enables large enterprises and progressive law firms like Baker & Hostetler to protect their IT investments while enhancing the effectiveness of key information management systems, such as Sharepoint," said Robert Tennant, CEO, Recommind. "Implementing MindServer Search will enable Baker & Hostetler's employees to work smarter and more efficiently, making the entire organization even more agile, prepared and productive. As we begin wrapping up another strong year for Recommind, we are proud to welcome Baker & Hostetler to our growing client roster."

About Baker & Hostetler LLP

Founded almost 100 years ago in 1916, Baker Hostetler is among the nation's 100 largest law firms with 600 attorneys coast to coast. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Its five primary practice groups are Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax.

About MindServer Search

Recommind's MindServer Search substantially reduces the time and costs involved in conducting research, while improving the quality of work produced by the end user. Using Recommind's patented CORE™ platform, MindServer Search dramatically improves access to a wide variety of information across large, distributed enterprises and returns results in context for more accurate understanding and 'actionability' of the information. MindServer Search utilizes powerful concept-based search technology to connect relevant information in document management, records management, portal and email systems and myriad other applications and databases with the users that need it.

About Recommind Inc.

Recommind's search-powered Information Risk Management (IRM) platform automatically accesses, organizes, collects and analyzes large volumes of information from myriad sources to address an enterprise's critical eDiscovery, compliance, email categorization and knowledge management needs. With faster, more accurate access to and greater control over information, organizations can lower risk, improve productivity, increase the value of information assets, and improve competitiveness and profits. Recommind customers include Bertelsmann, BMW, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Novartis, Shearman & Sterling and Verizon. Recommind is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, London, and Bonn, Germany. For more information, email, or go to

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