Acquisition Adds Allegory Founder and Legal Tech Pioneer Alma Asay as Chief Innovation Officer
New York – Global alternative legal services provider Integreon today announced it has acquired Allegory, the litigation management software business founded by legal tech pioneer Alma Asay. The acquisition brings the addition of Asay – and the entire Allegory team – to Integreon’s deep bench of industry experts in the litigation management and discovery spaces. Allegory’s technology, combined with Integreon’s preeminent human capital, makes legal departments and outside counsel greater than they were before – a combination that provides the industry with an unprecedented, new resource to help manage complex litigation.
“Technology is evolving to the point where it needs to be integrated into all alternative legal services. The addition of Allegory allows Integreon to extend its growing lead in the discovery space and, for the first time, provide a true end-to-end solution for legal departments and outside counsel – for managing the entire case and all of discovery, not just the document discovery piece,” said Bob Rowe, CEO of Integreon. “Witness statements, depositions, written discovery, pleadings, hearing transcripts, court rulings and, of course, documents, are all managed and analyzed in context, in a single, collaborative platform accessible by law firms and corporate counsel. By adding Allegory’s cutting-edge technology to our services, we now provide a truly integrated, unmatched litigation management and discovery solution to the global legal market.”
For litigators and in-house counsel, Allegory’s technology offers a greater level of transparency and efficiency, providing real-time access to all litigation information in context. “That context is critical,” Rowe explained. “It’s abundantly clear that in-house counsel want more control than ever before. This collaborative environment puts everything in front of you at once – giving our clients a deep edge over the opposing side in complex litigation matters.”
In her new role as Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions at Integreon, Asay will focus on working with clients to adopt the right technologies to achieve their business goals.
“I’m excited to spend more time focused on what I’ve loved most about building Allegory – helping law firms and in-house counsel embrace innovation and deploy new technology to their advantage,” Asay said. “Integreon’s leadership team, vision and breadth of services offerings particularly impressed me. Integrating Allegory into the Integreon suite made perfect sense and expands the ways their clients can maintain and grow a competitive edge.”
Allegory was founded by Asay in 2012, following work as an attorney at Gibson Dunn under the tutelage of Partner Orin Snyder, where she started compiling extensive spreadsheets to manage and develop their cases to help win some of Snyder’s most complex cases, according to the ABA Journal’s recent profile on Asay after she was awarded the ABA’s prestigious “Legal Rebel” title.
Asay said she developed Allegory so that lawyers could manage litigation with tools built for them, connecting everything they need to be great litigators today, versus the Excel spreadsheets and shared folders that dominate traditional litigation management. The software will continue to evolve at Integreon to meet clients’ most pressing needs, continuing a user-centric tradition most recently evidenced by Allegory’s widely praised release of a suite of advanced transcripts features.
“Allegory is an invaluable tool for us and our clients. It provides deep insights and unprecedented context and amazing information access in high-stakes litigation matters,” said Andrea Neuman, Partner at Gibson Dunn. “I’m excited to see Allegory grow as a result of this acquisition – and as part of an ongoing success story being written by cutting-edge female entrepreneurship.”
Integreon’s bold move to acquire Allegory is the latest in a series of recent announcements for the global alternative legal services giant. The company is aggressively integrating market-leading solutions along with its elite processing capabilities to offer a powerful combination in which human capital meets technology to deliver higher value to customers and clients that is greater than yesterday’s service models.
In October, Integreon announced its technology partnership with Kira, a deal hailed by Artificial Lawyer as “doubly significant and perhaps marks a watershed moment for the LPO industry globally.” The combination of providing clients with the most advanced technologies and the highest level of industry expertise helps organizations realize greater efficiency and profitability than what they can achieve on their own, Rowe explained.
Looking ahead, Rowe said Integreon is on a path “that will allow us to shape our offerings around industries and technologies to solve some of the most complex problems in the regulatory and litigation sectors through innovation and deep institutional knowledge. We couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for Integreon clients and the entire legal industry.”
Integreon is a trusted, global provider of award-winning legal, document, business and research support solutions to leading law firms, legal departments, financial institutions and professional services firms. We apply a highly trained, experienced staff of 2,400 associates globally to a wide range of problems that require scale and expertise, enabling clients to become more operationally efficient by streamlining operations, maximizing investment and improving the quality of work they provide their end clients. With delivery centers on four continents, Integreon offers multi-lingual, around-the-clock support, as well as, onshore, offshore and onsite delivery of our award-winning services.