Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
IntApp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted ethical wall software for law firms, today announced that McKenna Long & Aldridge, an international law firm with 475 lawyers and public policy advisors, uses IntApp Wall Builder to enforce ethical screens and manage information security for client confidential matters across the firm.
Wall Builder is a web-based ethical walls and confidentiality management software application that enables organizations to centrally control, monitor and report on user access permissions 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.
“Given increasing calls for confidentiality driven by clients and other factors, our firm sought to replace a legacy software tool, which IT had been using to enforce limited security in our Open Text DM5 document management system, with a more modern application that could automate the entire confidentiality lifecycle and provide our less technical staff with a user interface they could manage themselves,” said Paul Hurdle, Sr. Counsel, Head of New Matter Intake and Conflicts, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. “We looked at several options and quickly recognized that IntApp was the industry expert and that Wall Builder was the most mature product. Today, with our intake and risk staff using Wall Builder to create, manage and report on confidentiality policies across the firm, we know we made the right choice.”
Law firms must closely manage and track internal access to client information for many reasons. These include waiver-driven ethical screens, client outside counsel guidelines, and compliance with regulations such as the HITECH Act, ITAR and several data privacy laws.
Wall Builder is the most-adopted ethical walls and confidentiality management software by law firms with 150 or more lawyers. According to an independent survey by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) of its membership, 74% of large law firms using commercial software to enforce ethical screens to secure access to confidential information use IntApp Wall Builder.
“From our perspective, it’s clear why so many firms have chosen IntApp Wall Builder – the product was easy to weave into our existing intake, screening and compliance reporting processes and has significantly enhanced our internal confidentiality practices,” said Dave Scarzafava, IT Financial Systems Manager, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. “We were particularly pleased with the skill and speed with which the IntApp services team implemented the product. Because of their past experience at other firms, IntApp was able to migrate the existing security rules from our legacy security tool and import them into Wall Builder without a hitch or hiccup.”
“McKenna Long & Aldridge is part of an ever-growing community of law firms improving confidentiality practices by upgrading legacy software and enhancing internal processes,” said Pat Archbold, head of IntApp’s Risk Practice Group. “The firm deserves special commendation for working with its peers as part of our Risk Roundtable Compliance Consortium, a group collaborating to understand and develop risk response guidelines in response to evolving industry, client and regulatory pressures.”
IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to achieve competitive advantage by exceeding client compliance requirements, increasing revenue, and reducing operational costs. IntApp's three practice groups (Risk, Revenue and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. IntApp products are the most-adopted in their respective categories - Wall Builder for ethical screens and client confidentiality management, Time Builder for time capture, and Integration Builder for application integration and master data management. IntApp serves over 230 customers, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information about IntApp, visit: http://www.intapp.com.
For more information about the Risk Roundtable Compliance Consortium, visit: http://www.RiskRoundtable.com
About McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is an international law firm with 475 attorneys and public policy advisors. The firm provides business solutions in the areas of complex litigation, corporate, government contracts, health care, intellectual property, technology, environment and energy regulations, climate change, finance, international law, public policy and real estate. To learn more about the firm and its services, go to http://www.mckennalong.com.