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Skadden selects NetDocuments as new document management system
Fri, 8th Dec 2023

Leading global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has selected NetDocuments, a trusted cloud platform, as its new document management system (DMS). The move will enable the firm to better support its 1,700 lawyers across 21 global offices, helping them maintain their commitment to excellence in legal and client services.

One of the world's preeminent law firms, Skadden becomes the third Am Law 100 firm within the last six months to switch to NetDocuments. The decision came after thorough review and evaluation across various functions, such as security, administration, change and transition, innovation, and system migration. Following this process, NetDocuments was unanimously selected due to its cloud platform and proven track record.

Peter Lesser, Chief Information Officer at Skadden, elaborated on the selection, saying, "The new technology we equip our users with must be flexible and intuitive while seamlessly integrating with our internally developed platforms and applications – all while addressing the various and specific needs of our practice groups. NetDocuments achieves just that, and has an impressive track record of innovation that will provide our firm with a future-proof solution."

Josh Baxter, CEO of NetDocuments, expressed excitement about the partnership: “We are very excited to work with a global leader like Skadden, who took a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to finding the best technology for their firm, its users, and their clients. Our partnership aligns with the firm's cloud-first strategy, and we are pleased to see that they endorse our platform and vision for the future.”

As part of their due diligence, Skadden engaged actively with the NetDocuments’ product teams, UI/UX engineers, and other leaders in order to properly assess the cloud platform. Harris Tilevitz, Chief Technology Officer at Skadden, stressed the importance of the relationships formed during this process, stating “In selecting technology, in large part it comes down to the people we’ll be working with moving forward. That’s what makes a change successful. Throughout our meetings and conversations, we had a comfort level with the NetDocuments team."

This move underscores the growing popularity of NetDocuments, a native cloud platform that delivers consistent, dependable innovation – from secure collaboration and seamless integrations with other professional tools, to its latest generative AI-enabled features via ndMAX and PatternBuilder MAX.