The top 5 legal technology news of 2021 — by Nicole Black


There were also a significant number of acquisitions, resulting in the unprecedented consolidation of legal technology companies. What follows are the more notable examples, although there were many others that are not listed below.

  • Litera acquired Kira Systems, Clocktimizer, DocsCorp and  Foundation Software.
  • MyCase acquired Soluno, Casepeer and Woodpecker.
  • Clio acquired CalendarRules and Lawyaw.
  • Francisco Partners acquired Paradigm, which had previously acquired PracticePanther, Headnote, Bill4Time and MerusCase.
  • Private equity firm Warburg Pincus acquired NetDocuments.
  • Smokeball-Leap-InfoTrack Group acquired LawLytics and Lawgical.
  • ProfitSolv acquired Tabs3 (and also owns Rocket Matter, Cosmolex, LexCharge, ImagineTime and TimeSolv).
  • Veritext acquired Reportex.
  • Intapp acquired Repstor.
  • Onit acquired Bodhala and BusyLamp.
  • Consilio acquired Xact Data Discovery.

Also see:

  • Legal Transformation Is A Business Story — from by Mark Cohen
    The first step in law’s transformation journey is to align the legal function with the mission, purpose, and culture of business and to instill a customer- centric, team-oriented mindset. This is not an easy or quick process, but it is a necessary one. The legal function cannot achieve alignment unless it: speaks the language of business and understands its goals and risk profile, works proactively and at the speed of business, operates as a team (internally and across the enterprise), upskills, and adopts a customer-centric, results-oriented approach to everything it does. Legal must embrace the data-backed, tech-enabled, multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, value-creation, and customer-centricity of business.