LexisNexis Unveils Alliance with WatchDox, Inc.
Secure Collaboration and Mobile File Sharing Technology to be Integrated into
LexisNexis Firm Manager 3.0 for Solo and Small Law Firm Practice Management
NEW YORK -- May 21, 2013
LexisNexis^® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading provider of
content and technology solutions, announced today an alliance with WatchDox,
Inc. LexisNexis will offer WatchDox’s secure file sharing, mobile productivity
and collaboration technology with LexisNexis Firm Manager®, a cloud-based
practice management solution for small law firms.
This alliance addresses critical concerns lawyers often express over the
implications of sharing or storing documents subject to attorney-client
privilege in the cloud. WatchDox permits users to securely store and share
files in the cloud and access them on any device, with full audit and tracking
controls, and the ability to revoke access. The technology provides wide
flexibility for document creators to control permissions to access, view,
edit, print, share, capture screenshots or even photograph a document
presented on any computing device.
“LexisNexis Firm Manager was specifically designed to enable solo, and small
law firms, and legal professionals on the go, to change the way they operate,”
said Susan Harman, vice president, small law practice management cloud
solutions at LexisNexis. “Existing cloud-based document storage and sharing
solutions do not instill the level of confidence that law firms need for safe
and secure client collaboration. The inclusion of WatchDox with Firm Manager
will provide a portable, safe and easy way for attorneys to share documents
with full control over viewing and sharing privilege – regardless of how it is
For example, litigators will have a viable option for sharing and controlling
confidential documents with a client or third-party, such as an expert witness
or opposing counsel, regardless of whether the document is shared on the web,
by email or a removable thumb drive. In addition, the sharing policy
established for a given document will continue to work whether or not a
computing device has internet connectivity and is changeable by the creator
even after sharing.
The inclusion of WatchDox will also provide Firm Manager users with the
*Easy file sharing across desktop, laptop and mobile devices.
*Complete control over shared confidential documents including revocation
*Expiration deadlines if a device goes offline for too long.
*Encrypted and secure cloud storage to access content at any time and on
“WatchDox’s customers include the largest enterprises in every major industry
that have the stringent document security and control requirements. We know
small law firms and corporate counsel teams alike must securely share
sensitive files with clients and other parties,” said Dan Barahona, vice
president of business development at WatchDox. “Our relationship with
LexisNexis delivers, for the first time, a simple, user-friendly and secure
collaboration technology for the legal community.”
LexisNexis Firm Manager 3.0 will be free during public beta access, which
begins in July 2013. The first 200 solo or small law practices to register for
the Firm Manager 3.0 beta release will receive one year of the use of Firm
Manager at no charge, which includes access to the WatchDox service. Visit
LexisNexis at LegalTech West Coast 2013: Booth #404.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis^® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global
provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in
legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to
make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital
pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information
online with its Lexis^® and Nexis^® services. LexisNexis helps professionals
at law firms and legal departments of all sizes manage the business element of
their practice with innovative software and mobile solutions for customer
relationship management, competitive intelligence gathering and assessment,
time and billing management, matter management, client analysis, legal holds
and more. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures
organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity,
increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, Inc.,
LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries
with 10,000 employees worldwide.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional
Frank Strong, 919-415-3071
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