It is only a little over two months since I wrote about Integreon’s acquisition of litigation management software company Allegory. Already, the resulting combination of technology and human inventiveness have produced Allegory dashboard, an evidence management tool designed to help inside and outside counsel to collaborate properly.
The dashboard allows case information to be analysed for a single matter or across all matters on a single platform, and is designed primarily to help with the management of large and complex litigation. This reinforces a trend, visible over the last three to four years, under which in house counsel want more transparency and greater control over cases which they have in hand. The dashboard includes, for example, a key events overview and a tasks and deadlines module.
There is an article about this here which summarises the purpose of the Allegory Dashboard and its origins in feedback from both corporate counsel and law firms.
In addition, Allegory’s founder, Alma Asay, was recently interviewed by Ari Kaplan, perhaps the best of the interviewers on the crossover between legal practice and technology. Alma Asay is now Chief Innovation Officer at Integreon, responsible for predictions about future trends as well as the continuing development of Allegory.
In addition to talking about trends in software and litigation management, Alma Asay talks about “opening up opportunities for women”, a subject on which she can speak with more practical authority than most. This interview is an abbreviation of a longer one on Ari Kaplan’s own site Reinventing Professionals.