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NetDocuments the Best Fit for Skadden’s Practice Groups

NetDocuments, the world’s #1 trusted cloud platform where legal professionals do their best work, announces that Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the world’s preeminent law firms, has selected NetDocuments to support its 1,700 lawyers in 21 offices across 50-plus disciplines, as part of the global firm’s commitment to excellence in legal and client services.

In choosing its new firm-wide document management system (DMS), Skadden evaluated cloud solutions, seeking technological innovation that meets them where they are to ensure that their user experience enables them to produce their best work.

As part of the DMS review and selection process, the firm assembled a cross-functional committee comprising lawyers and staff that focused on UI/UX, security, administration, change and transition, innovation, and system migration, among other functions. The committee members, who, in moving to a DMS reflected distinct priorities and goals, unanimously agreed that NetDocuments was the preferred cloud platform with a proven track record.

“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,” shared Peter Lesser, Chief Information Officer, Skadden.

“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,” said Josh Baxter, CEO of NetDocuments.

As part of Skadden’s due diligence, the firm spent considerable time meeting with NetDocuments’ product teams, UI/UX engineers, and other leaders to properly assess the cloud platform.

“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,” stated Harris Tilevitz, Chief Technology Officer at Skadden. “Throughout our meetings and conversations, we had a comfort level with the NetDocuments team. And this sentiment was echoed by existing NetDocuments customers that we engaged with as part of our due diligence process.”

Skadden is the third Am Law 100 law firm over the past six months to move off their former DMS to NetDocuments. This underscores the popularity of the native cloud platform that delivers consistent, dependable innovation with capabilities ranging from secure collaboration and seamless integrations with M365 to its latest generative AI-enabled features via ndMAX and PatternBuilder MAX.

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