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Successful Law Firm Mergers Need Early CIO Participation, Law Technology News Finds

Successful Law Firm Mergers Need Early CIO Participation, Law Technology News Finds

NEW YORK – June 2, 2014 – ALM’s Law Technology News explores the key but often underestimated role of Chief Information Officers in successful law firm mergers in its June issue.

“If CIOs are not included in merger planning from day one, expect tech chaos,” said LTN’s editor-in-chief Monica Bay. “All too often, IT compatibility is an afterthought as firm managements focus solely on lawyer compatibility, firm culture and client conflicts.”

LTN’s cover story explores the ways merging firms can bobble IT integration and how they get it right. It includes war stories from technology chiefs, firm partners and consultants who have been through law firm mergers and offers advice on how to identify IT issues and grease the integration skids at the early stages of negotiation.

Other highlights of the June issue of Law Technology News include:

  • Elite law schools are jumping on the “renovate law” bandwagon. LTN reports on two key conferences at Stanford and Harvard law schools.
  • How attorney and entrepreneur Julie Pearl is automating immigration law practice.
  • A preview of LegalTech’s new “ecosystem” innovation track that will debut in Los Angeles June 24.

Law Technology News provides timely information and insight into the latest technologies, products, and services available for the legal marketplace, as well as analysis and commentary from industry experts and senior law firm and corporate counsel decision makers. It is distributed to more than 40,000 selected subscribers and available at The magazine is published by ALM.


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