AUSTIN, Texas, November 3, 2015 – NetApp’s legal department was recently honored as the 2015 Client Rockstar Award Winner by Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) leader Mitratech. This annual client reward recognizes Mitratech clients that have generated tangible, quantifiable value through their use of Mitratech’s products and have led their organization with an innovative approach to legal operations and management.
NetApp was specifically recognized for their innovative use of powerful data and analytics across all legal practice areas to realize significant cost savings that average 7-10% of annual legal spend and, even more importantly, to make decisions that lead to better legal outcomes. They were also recognized for their early adoption of TeamConnect 4.0’s new features, including collaborative budgeting with outside counsel and deep financial management capabilities.
“NetApp’s legal department has truly embraced the concept of moving the legal department up the value chain within the enterprise – making strategic, value-based decisions based on the deep insight and visibility made possible through the technology that they have embraced,” said Jason Parkman, Mitratech CEO.
NetApp’s legal department has consistently been recognized as the one of the best legal departments in the country, earning a 2013 ACC Value Challenge Award, 2014 Corporate Counsel award for Best Legal Department, 2014 InsideCounsel Law Department of the Future Award, and the 2015 ALM award for the Best Law Department Operations Manager of the Year for Connie Brenton, NetApp’s Senior Director of Legal Operations.
“We are thrilled that this award recognizes the hard work of our entire legal department and the various partners that we work with,” noted Brenton. “Mitratech has consistently demonstrated their commitment to helping us become a best-run legal department.”
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries. Mitratech’s products are also used by over 11,000 of its clients’ external partners, including 99 of the Global 100 and 100 percent of the Am Law 200 law firms. Mitratech’s portfolio of ELM software solutions offer end-to-end matter management, spend management, e-Billing, legal hold, contracts management, GRC, and reporting solutions. Clients are able to prove demonstrable value creation for their organization by automating legal workflows, improving business outcomes through actionable data and insight, increasing collaboration with external partners, and reducing overall legal spend. To learn more, visit mitratech.com.