Law Technology News Spotlights Motorola Mobility's In-House Lab for Legal
NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The cover story of the August 2013
issue of ALM's Law Technology News showcases the in-house law department of
Motorola Mobility, a unit of Motorola that was acquired last year by Google.
After the acquisition, 150 of the 250-member Motorola Mobility legal team were
either transferred to Google's corporate headquarters in California or lost
their jobs. The others will be moving from Motorola's former offices in
suburban Libertyville, Ill. to Google's new state-of-the-art regional offices
in downtown Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart.
"The law department's leadership took to heart Google's instruction to use
more technology and now operates an in-house development lab – creating custom
apps and other technologies to help the company and its clients work faster,
smarter and cheaper, with much more transparency," said Monica Bay,
editor-in-chief of LTN. "The result is an innovative in-house lab for legal
In her article, "G-Harmony,"Lisa Holton reports that the unit has already
developed a number of successful technology projects, including a game app for
mobile devices that trains employees on the company's ethics policies, a
predictive coding study that evaluates different e-discovery vendors' products
by using MM's actual data, and a global barcode-based document indexing system
that helps professionals locate legal documents worldwide.
The August 2013 issue of LTN is available online now at
Other editorial highlights from the latest issue include the following:
*"A Toast to Collaboration" – lessons learned from a unique collaboration
between McDermott Will & Emery and the Department of Justice that sped up
the approval of Constellation Brands' acquisition of the U.S. beer
businesses of Corona and related brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev.
*"Jump Drive" – a case study about Baker & McKenzie's decision to leapfrog
all the way from Office 2003 to Office 2010 -- and roll out a range of new
templates that have helped to improve productivity for lawyers and support
*"The Selling Shift" – a provocative guest commentary that tackles the
unspoken industry problem of why e-discovery vendors struggle to hire good
*"Drive Time" – a report about the possible paradigm shift underway in
which convertible tablets may soon make laptop computers obsolete.
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