Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Manages Information Security across Firm Systems with Intapp Wall Builder

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Intapp, Inc. today announced that Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (Sterne Kessler) leverages Intapp Wall Builder to protect sensitive client information throughout the matter lifecycle.

The number one IT risk concern that keeps us up at night is our responsibility to protect our clients’ highly sensitive and confidential data.

Intapp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted matter security and confidentiality management software for law firms, today announced that Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (Sterne Kessler), a leading intellectual property law firm based in Washington DC, leverages Intapp Wall Builder to protect sensitive client information throughout the matter lifecycle.

“As an intellectual property firm, we face rigorous information security requirements mandated by export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR),” said Shawn Mitkowski, Chief Information Officer, Sterne Kessler. “Wall Builder centralizes and automates access control management across the many systems our lawyers use to create, store and manage sensitive client information. The product enables us to meet our regulatory compliance obligations, frees administrative staff from having to invest significant time to configure systems manually, and lets our IT organization focus on additional strategic projects.”

Wall Builder is a web-based information security 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.

Today, a diverse and expanding set of drivers puts an increasingly bright spotlight on law firm information security. These drivers include more stringent requirements from clients and insurers, government regulatory rules and revised rules of professional responsibility.

Wall Builder is the most-adopted information security management software by law firms with 150 or more lawyers. According to an independent survey by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), 72% of large law firms using commercial software to enforce information access controls use Intapp Wall Builder.

Intapp channels the insight and experience gained from working with its unrivaled customer community into extending the product's capability. Wall Builder customers range from regional firms with as few as 75 lawyers to global organizations with as many as 3,800 lawyers.

“As the press is currently filled with news about law firms and corporations being targeted and hacked, the number one IT risk concern that keeps us up at night is our responsibility to protect our clients’ highly sensitive and confidential data,” said Robert Burger, Chief Operating Officer, Sterne Kessler. “Wall Builder enables us to confidently take on the high-profile technology, science, and engineering companies and organizations that shape our identity as a firm. We frequently advise our clients on their information security approach, always citing Wall Builder as one of the best solutions around for implementing a content-based information security strategy. For us, Intapp is much more than a vendor; it is a strategic partner that drives business development for our firm.”

“We’re delighted that Sterne Kessler derives such value from Wall Builder to execute its information security strategy,” said Pat Archbold, Head of Intapp’s Risk Practice. “We look forward to continuing to support their compliance and client service efforts in the future.”

About Intapp
Intapp provides software products and services that enable law firms to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace by improving client service, increasing profitability, and reducing operational costs. Intapp's three practice groups (Revenue, Risk and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. Intapp products are recognized as the most advanced in their respective categories - DTE Axiom and Time Builder for time entry and recording, Integration Builder for application integration and business process automation, Wall Builder for information and matter security, and Intapp Open for new business intake and conflicts management.

Intapp serves over 450 customers, including 81% of the AmLaw 100, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information, visit:

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is one of the largest Washington, DC-based law firms specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Sterne Kessler's 150 patent attorneys, agents and technical specialists represent a broad range of entities, including emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, universities and select individuals. The firm was named to The National Law Journal’s 2012 Intellectual Property Hot List, Washington Business Journal’s 2012 Best Places to Work list, and won the Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award from the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. In 2013, Sterne Kessler celebrates its 35th year of practice. For more information about the firm, visit:

"Intapp,” “Wall Builder,” “Time Builder” and “Integration Builder” are trademarks of Intapp, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Kathryn Hume
Intapp, Inc.

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