Seasoned Litigator James Hanlon Joins Novus Law LLC

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Hanlon Brings More Than Two Decades of Legal Experience with AmLaw 100 Firms

Novus Law, LLC, a leading global legal services firm providing document review, management and analysis, today announced that James E. Hanlon, Jr. has joined the firm. Mr. Hanlon, who spent twenty four years practicing complex commercial litigation at two of the nation’s top law firms, will be responsible for leading Novus Law’s client development initiatives in litigation and other key practice areas.

Mr. Hanlon has a long and distinguished legal career and focused his complex commercial litigation practice on financial litigation matters. He was an Equity Partner at Katten Muchin Zavis (now Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP) where he practiced for 18 years before moving to Howrey LLP, where he was an Equity Partner for six years in the firm’s Global Litigation Group. Mr. Hanlon has extensive experience representing members of the securities industry in litigation and regulatory matters and is a former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee. He has also handled a variety of antitrust and corporate control matters, including the representation of participants in proxy fights, tender offer litigation, and other commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Hanlon’s commercial trial experience provides him with unique insight on how Novus Law’s services can help law firms and corporate legal departments both reduce costs and improve perfomance.

“As an experienced litigator who handled many complex litigation matters during the information explosion era, I was drawn to Novus Law because of its unique approach developing innovative solutions for complex and challenging litigation matters,” said Mr. Hanlon. “Litigators need real time solutions to help assess and synthesize the complex and interconnected information in today’s cases. No one in this area provides the same value for clients as Novus Law. The firm is at the forefront of developing these servicess and I am thrilled to be with a firm that is on the cutting edge of the legal industry.”

Raymond Bayley, President and CEO of Novus Law, stated: “Jim’s background as a talented litigator gives him a powerful perspective that will help us continue to deliver unparalleled results for our clients. The ever increasing complexity present in the litigation marketplace is one of the top challeneges facing law firms and corporate legal departments. It requires sophisticated solutions that turn data into useful information. Jim’s addition to Novus Law reinforces our commitment to tackling these complex problems and delivering industry-leading results for our clients.”

“Jim is an accomplished litigator with a great sense of the legal industry,” said Robert F. Ruyak, Managing Partner and CEO of Howrey LLP. “He understands the changing law firm business model and growing importance of process management. He will be a valuable addition to Novus Law.”

As the legal industry’s business model shifts, the process by which legal services are delivered and the quality and cost associated with that work product will be paramount. Novus Law remains an important ally for law firms and corporate legal departments in this area. By delivering measurably more accurate results at an affordable cost and typically ahead of schedule, the firm serves the long-term economic interests of its clients. For example, clients have reduced costs for legal document review, management and analysis up to 60-80% using the Novus Process™, the firm’s revolutionary and comprehensive process. The Novus Process™ has received a global InnovAction Award from the College of Law Practice Management and Novus Law was inducted into the College’s hall of fame, which is the first time either distinction has been awarded to an organization other than a law firm.

“I wish I had Novus Law at my disposal when I was litigating complex cases,” added Mr. Hanlon.

Mr. Hanlon and Mr. Bayley are available to speak with the media about Novus Law and Mr. Hanlon joining the firm. For additional information or to arrange an interview, please contact Andrew Ryan at 804.273.9477.

About Novus Law, LLC

Novus Law, LLC is a global legal services firm focused exclusively on providing corporations and law firms with measurably and demonstrably superior document review, management and analysis services for litigation, contract management and corporate governance. By using award-winning processes, certified quality control programs and cutting-edge knowledge management and collaboration systems, Novus Law provides its clients with quality, schedule and cost predictability and certainty. Novus Law’s quality management systems are the first in the legal industry to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification, the global benchmark for quality, from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. For more information, visit


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