Reynen Court

These Big Law Firms Are Backing an App Store for Legal Tech Products: Reynen Court

Litigators at Latham & Watkins are used to duking it out with their peers at Clifford Chance, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom.

But those firms’ chief information officers are now banding together.

A group of 12 of the world’s most elite law firms have teamed up to nudge legal technology vendors toward adopting an infrastructure that sounds arcane, but could be a key development in unleashing a digital revolution in the practice of law.

Legal tech companies, listen up. It’s called “containerization.”

The 12 law firms have joined a consortium to support a legal tech startup called Reynen Court LLC, which is creating a platform to allow law firms to more quickly deploy legal tech tools such as contract analysis, discovery and practice management. In short, the effort is akin to creating an App Store that will allow law firms to quickly and more securely fire up third-party software.

The group is asking tech companies to, pardon the jargon, deploy containerized apps into firms’ private cloud environments or their own data centers. Applied to the legal world, the benefits of this new technology infrastructure pioneered by companies like Amazon.com Inc., Google LLC and Microsoft Corp. could include safer, less expensive storage of client data. But it could also supercharge the impact of disparate legal tech solutions by allowing them to work together. [Read More]

Source: Roy Strom | The American Lawyer

Reynen Court Consortium

The Reynen Court consortium is chaired by Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance. Paul Weiss serves as vice-chair. [source]

Consortium members include:

  • Clifford Chance
  • Covington
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Freshfields
  • Gibson Dunn
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Orrick
  • Linklaters
  • Paul Weiss
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Skadden Arps
  • White & Case

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