XMLAW Client Reed Smith Wins SharePoint Innovator of the Year Award

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XMLAW, the leading provider of SharePoint-powered information and knowledge management solutions to the legal industry, announced today that their client, Reed Smith, was named SharePoint Innovator of the Year 2009 at the International Technology Legal Association (ILTA) conference in Washington, D.C. on August 26, 2009.

XMLAW, the leading provider of SharePoint-powered information and knowledge management solutions to the legal industry, announced today that their client, Reed Smith, was named SharePoint Innovator of the Year 2009 at the International Technology Legal Association (ILTA) conference in Washington, D.C. on August 26, 2009.

The SharePoint Innovator of the Year award recognizes a law firm or corporate law department for its innovative use of Microsoft's SharePoint technology. Reed Smith's intranet portal was selected by legal industry peers at the conference, who voted on award winners from a field that was narrowed to four finalists from more than 100 submissions.

"We are extremely proud of Reed Smith," said Rob Saccone, XMLAW President and CEO. "We feel honored to partner with them on the ambitious vision they had for their portal."

The Reed Smith project team was led by Tom Baldwin, Reed Smith's Chief Knowledge Officer, and Lisa Gianakos, Reed Smith's Director of Knowledge Management. The portal leverages OneView Connect software to integrate internal and external information sources, and also provide targeted content to lawyers and staff. The targeted content requirements were based in part upon user personas created by Janders Dean, another technology vendor. The resulting portal is an intuitive way for users to find critical business information and collaborate with each other, connecting more than 3,200 people in 26 different countries.

"We couldn't have done it without XMLAW's software and services," said Tom Baldwin, Reed Smith's Chief Knowledge Officer. "Few vendors in the legal industry can accomplish a project of this scope in the timeframe we needed. Every member of the XMLAW team stepped up to the challenge to deliver the project on time, and they were excited to work on something that was creative and different."

About Reed Smith:
Reed Smith is a one of the fifteen largest law firms in the world with nearly 1,700 lawyers located in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters.

About XMLAW:
XMLAW is the leading provider of information management solutions for the legal industry. Since 2003, XMLAW has delivered world-class intranet, extranet and enterprise search solutions to some of the world's largest law firms, and continues to show rapid and consistent growth through superior client service and support, innovative products and solutions, and partnerships with other leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Interwoven, OpenText, Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis. For more information, email info(at)xmlaw(dot)net or visit http://www.xmlaw.net.

XMLAW and OneView are trademarks of XMLAW Incorporated. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the properties of their respective companies. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

For information contact:
Danielle Keith
XMLAW Incorporated
(781) 848-4844

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