Blue Hill Research Analysts Expand Depth of Research in Legal and Compliance Technology

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Blue Hill Research Demonstrates Commitment to Legal Business and Technology.

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“Organizations are hungry for guidance that will help them understand how technology can combat compliance and legal risks and costs,” said Blue Hill CEO Ralph Rodriguez

Blue Hill Research announces recent activity expanding its reach and expertise in legal and compliance technology. In November, Blue Hill Research’s Principal Analyst David Houlihan signed the Roll of Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Houlihan is a practicing attorney whose background includes positions with the United States Attorney’s Office, Boston University, and boutique intellectual property firm GTC Law Group.

In December, Blue Hill also added attorney Alexander Halls as a Research Analyst supporting Blue Hill’s governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and legal technology practices. Blue Hill’ research in these practices have been profiled in diverse publications ranging from Corporate Counsel to Information Week. The addition of Halls further solidifies Blue Hill’s understanding of the business functions affected by investments in these technologies.

Businesses today face complex, changing, and overlapping networks of regulations. Legal risks and exposures have increased while firms are growing intolerant of unpredictable and costly legal spending. These forces are driving new investments in GRC, practice management, case management, and ediscovery solutions that help improve the efficiency of legal and compliance activities as well as reduce legal costs and exposures.

“Organizations are hungry for guidance that will help them understand how technology can combat compliance, legal risks and costs,” said Blue Hill CEO Ralph Rodriguez, “As areas where ROI is often hard to understand, Blue Hill Research represents the only analyst firm that combines dedicated, success-based research with the practitioner expertise to provide a deep understanding of how an organization’s investment will affect the execution of legal and compliance functions.”

More information about David Houlihan can be found at:

Recent Blue Hill insights in Blue Hill’s GRC and legal technology practices include:Kroll Ontrack Offers Collaboration and Control in, Is Technology the Key to Success in the New Business of Law, Can GRC Support Dodd-Frank Compliance, and Three Ways Law Schools Can Ensure their Students Complete as Legal Technology Matures.

Further information on these reports and Blue Hill Research can be found at

About Blue Hill Research
Founded in 1993, New Technologies and Associates (NTA) is a leader in industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, legal, financial services and banking as well as government at the federal level. We have provided hands-on leadership and consulting to startup companies, individual entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations that seek to identify seed and series A funding options; navigate complex legal processes related to negotiating contracts and filing USPTO applications for patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing; or develop collaborative relationships with global IT solution partners and software development firms as they build and enhance their product and service offerings.

Blue Hill Research, an NTA company, is a natural extension of the efforts that New Technologies has pursued over the past 20 years to maximize the value of unique technologies brought to market, provide end-users with a clear path to successful technology implementations, and ensure that technology deployments align with the unique governance, risk management, and compliance concerns that each organization has. By combining New Technologies’s expertise with success-based data-driven insight, Blue Hill Research provides companies with a roadmap to success for the three key stakeholders: technological, financial and line of business executives.

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