Berwin Leighton Paisner Rolls Out IntApp Wall Builder for Firm Risk Management, Information Barriers and Confidentiality Enforcement
PALO ALTO, Calif.--April 19, 2010--IntApp, Inc., the leading provider of risk management software for the legal industry, today announced that Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP), a full-service City law firm comprising 730 lawyers and 6 offices, has successfully deployed IntApp Wall Builder, enabling firm risk stakeholders to centrally enforce confidentiality policies and track compliance across the organisation.
Wall Builder is a web-based confidentiality management application that enables organisations to centrally control, monitor and report on user access rights across multiple applications including document management, accounting, portal, CRM, time entry and records management systems. It also automates notifications to individuals subject to specific policies and tracks acknowledgments for compliance purposes.
"We selected IntApp Wall Builder after a comprehensive review of several options. Key decision criteria for our firm included the quality of the product, its ability to meet the business and functional needs of our risk and compliance stakeholders, and the expertise of the vendor, including their ability to meet our implementation requirements," said Janet Day, IT Director, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. "IntApp distinguished itself on all fronts with a superb product, successfully adopted by many peer firms and backed by a skilled service, support and project management team that's been a pleasure to work with."
Law firms must closely manage and track internal access to client information for many reasons. These include requirements tied to rules of professional responsibility regarding conflicts (SRA Rules 3 & 4), client mandates, and regulatory rules including the EU Market Abuse and Privacy Directives.
Wall Builder replaces distributed, ad hoc approaches to information security with a centralised system that provides organisations with unprecedented capability and control over user access to specific applications, documents and other information. It's the only product for law firms that delivers real-time enforcement while updating access rights in response to lawyer behaviour to ensure that policies are kept up to date automatically.
"Our firm has made it a priority to ensure we are adopting industry best practices concerning information barriers and meeting client expectations for managing confidential information, and Wall Builder is an integral part of our response strategy," said Nicole Bigby, Head of Risk, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. "We partnered with IntApp because of their proven record and deep expertise in law firm risk management - they're a company that is providing technology solutions which support a much greater level of sophistication in how law firms are then able to ensure compliance solutions are integrated into their business of providing legal services."
"City firms face a special series of confidentiality rules, regulations and industry expectations. By adopting Wall Builder, BLP is well positioned to address current and emerging requirements," said Pat Archbold, head of IntApp's Risk Practice Group. "We're pleased to count them as another successful law firm Wall Builder client and look forward to supporting their ongoing risk management and compliance initiatives."
About Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Berwin Leighton Paisner is a leading real estate law firm based in London with an office in Brussels and alliance offices in New York, Paris, Milan and Rome. The law firm represents UK and multinational institutions and companies across a wide range of industry sectors. Berwin Leighton Paisner is committed to service innovation. It operates personalised client extranets, provides a free on-line legal briefing service through its website and has developed beprofessional, a tool offering web-based business solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, with its joint venture partner Deloitte & Touche.