SOURCE: Recommind


September 09, 2009 16:53 ET

Stikeman Elliott Selects Recommind to Strengthen Knowledge Management Infrastructure

Leading International Law Firm Implements MindServer® Search to Leverage Intellectual Capital

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Recommind, the leader in search-powered Information Risk Management (IRM) software, today announced that Stikeman Elliott LLP, one of Canada's leading large law firms, recognized nationally and internationally for the sophistication of its business law practice, has selected Recommind's MindServer® Search solution to improve its global knowledge management efforts. The firm has also selected Recommind's Matters & Expertise™ module to provide instant access to additional expertise and project-based information across the entire firm. As a long-standing leader in knowledge management, Stikeman Elliott needed a search platform that would support its sophisticated knowledge management infrastructure in multiple languages and across eight offices in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia, ensuring that its 1,500 employees are always working with the best and most current resources available.

MindServer Search combines sophisticated concept search technology with a simple user interface that provides highly accurate results tailored to the information requirements of the organization and individual users. Secure, rules-based access will enable Stikeman Elliott to customize results for each user, ensuring optimal relevancy as well as increased control over the display and ranking of information. And with MindServer Search's Matters and Expertise module, Stikeman Elliott's employees will have access to a comprehensive, firm-wide view of matters, deals, cases and the vast array of expertise contained within the firm through the automated integration of information from myriad sources, including time and billing systems, HR and CRM applications and other information repositories.

"Our offices frequently work together on major transactions and litigation files, and regularly collaborate with prominent U.S. and international law firms on cross-border transactions of global significance. It is critical that we provide our clients with advice of the highest quality, grounded in the accumulated expertise of Stikeman Elliott's national and international practice," said Andrea Alliston, Director of Knowledge Management (Toronto) at Stikeman Elliott. "MindServer Search enables us to leverage the investments that we have made in our intellectual capital, provides our lawyers with accurate and relevant results and connects all of our offices and systems together in one centralized, scalable and easy-to-use application. Additionally, the ability to quickly and accurately find experts and relevant past experience throughout the firm with the touch of a button is incredibly helpful."

MindServer Search is built on Recommind's CORE™ (Context Optimized Relevance Engine) platform, a comprehensive software suite that integrates an enterprise's numerous applications and information repositories, enabling fast, easy access to relevant information irrespective of keywords. The platform substantially reduces the time and costs involved in conducting legal research, while improving the quality of work delivered to the end client. Using patented search technology, MindServer Search dramatically improves access to a wide variety of information across large, distributed organizations and returns results in context for more accurate understanding and 'actionability' of the information.

"In today's challenging economic and business environment, leading companies are recognizing the critical role played by access to timely, accurate information and how they can achieve growth by empowering employees. MindServer Search was created to enable organizations to achieve this goal quickly and cost-effectively, uniting data, expertise and other resources together in one cohesive environment," said Robert Tennant, CEO, Recommind. "In addition to helping Stikeman Elliott's employees collaborate more efficiently and work more productively, MindServer Search will also help the firm maximize existing investments in their knowledge management systems. The cost savings that result from having instant access to relevant and accurate information and expertise can be shared directly with their current and prospective clients."

About Stikeman Elliott LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP is recognized internationally as one of Canada's leading business law firms with over 500 lawyers in its offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney. The firm is a leader in each of its core practice areas -- corporate finance, M&A, banking, corporate commercial, real estate, tax, insolvency, structured finance, competition, telecommunications, intellectual property, employment and litigation -- and has developed in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries from banking, manufacturing and insurance to energy, mining and technology. Stikeman Elliott was named as Canada's Best Corporate and Commercial Team by World Finance magazine and is frequently recognized as a leader in Canadian capital markets, domestic and international M&A and business litigation by industry league tables and directories. For more information, please visit

About Recommind

Recommind's search-powered Information Risk Management (IRM) software automatically organizes, accesses, collects and analyzes large volumes of information from myriad sources to address an enterprise's critical eDiscovery, compliance, records management 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, Littler Mendelson, Novartis, and Shearman & Sterling. 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 info@recommind or go to

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