Experts in professional services leadership, innovation, and education from leading organizations —BBDO, McKinsey & Company, M Booth, as well as Harvard, Penn, and Vanderbilt law schools — share insights on adapting and thriving in a changing world PALO ALTO, Calif. — January 13, — Strategy Sphere — a podcast featuring deep-dive interviews with leaders and experts in academia, innovation, and business — launches this week. The series lets listeners tune into the real-time zeitgeist of professional services marketing, leadership, innovation, and education. The 13-episode podcast, produced by Intapp and Farone Advisors, provides deep insights for listeners interested in learning from global…
Portugal’s Largest Law Firm Expands Intapp Relationship Across Europe, Africa, and Asia PALO ALTO, Calif. and LISBON, Portugal  – January 14, 2021 – Intapp, the leader in connected firm management solutions, today announced PLMJ, a leading Portuguese law firm, as the latest addition to its growing portfolio of Intapp Time clients. Recently recognized for its innovation by The Financial Times, PLMJ, the largest law firm in Portugal, selected Intapp Time and its trusted partner, ROOX — the Portuguese provider of IT products and services to professional services companies — to assist with deployment to support the firm’s strategic growth and…
PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 11, 2020 – FTI Consulting, an industry-leading global business advisory firm with more than $3.5 billion in market capitalization, has adopted Intapp Conflicts to streamline the delivery of its comprehensive change-management, risk-mitigation, and dispute-resolution services.  When FTI Consulting made the decision to migrate to Intapp Conflicts, the firm recognized an opportunity to improve its new business acceptance and conflicts clearance processes by implementing a solution that could reduce delays in clearing new business, help practices more quickly onboard new clients and projects, and ultimately increase profitability. The firm chose Intapp Conflicts for its ability…
Matt McInerny — Our December Intapp Hero honoree —is a Client Advisory Director based in Atlanta. Matt embodies an unwavering passion for ensuring client success. He puts himself in the shoes of the client, listening to their needs and issues, and uses that intel to successfully guide and enhance product development. Matt was nominated by one of Intapp’s clients, William Schroeder, Global Financial Systems Manager for Mayer Brown LLP. “Matt is a trusted source and beacon of guidance.” – William Schroeder An Intapp Hero embodies the following characteristics: client advocate, collaborative, trust-worthy, and community supporter. Matt exemplifies all…
The Strategy Sphere podcast — brought to you by Intapp — features interviews with leading experts in academia, innovation, and business. Our hosts are Lavinia Calvert, who leads the global marketing and business development solutions business at Intapp, and Deborah Farone, a marketing strategy consultant and author. In each episode, Calvert and Farone explore today’s world of professional services marketing, leadership, innovation, and education. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. In the inaugural episode of Strategy Sphere Season One, Calvert and Farone spoke with Jennifer Leonard, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Future of…
The Strategy Sphere podcast — brought to you by Intapp — features interviews with leading experts in academia, innovation, and business. Our hosts are Lavinia Calvert, who leads the global marketing and business development solutions business at Intapp, and Deborah Farone, a marketing strategy consultant and author. In each episode, Calvert and Farone explore today’s world of professional services marketing, leadership, innovation, and education. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. In episode two of Season One, Calvert and Farone spoke with Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the law firm Orrick. Orrick…
When it comes to selecting risk management software for your firm, the stakes are high: The wrong choice can directly impact your efficiency and profitability. Although some firms invest in custom-built risk management software, they often discover the returns on this investment are far from optimal. Here are the top six reasons your firm should stick to purchasing a proven, best-in-class risk management software rather than building from scratch. 1) Cost Making the Most of Your Money Having business intake software custom-built for your firm’s risk management process is likely going to cost more than off-the-shelf risk management software, but…
As a Senior DevOps Engineer, Nipam Kothari ensures Intapp client systems run smoothly and securely, and finds ways to utilize technology to continuously improve.  Nipam Kothari joined Intapp in 2018 after responding to a LinkedIn post that sparked his curiosity. He’d focused on optimizing the cloud in his previous role and was eager to bring this experience to Intapp and help clients transition to cloud-based solutions. During the interview process, Kothari felt “at home” and was really drawn to the team. Now, 2 years later, Kothari says he is glad he followed his gut to join the Intapp DevOps team,…
From Humble Beginnings When Thad Jampol, Dan Harsell, and Vera Newman co-founded Intapp — then known as Tsunami Software — in December 2000, they recognized the risk they were taking. The dot-com bubble had burst, and many people were now skeptical about investing in tech companies. Nevertheless, the three colleagues knew they could bring something unique to the industry: software that allowed firms to easily consolidate data from different sources. “Within about 6 months of starting up, we had our first customer,” remembers Harsell, who now holds the joint title of co-founder and senior vice president of technology at Intapp.…
Amid the ever-growing hype surrounding legal AI, it’s difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. To understand the importance of AI in law firms, it’s important to grasp how AI complements the nature of the professional services industry. And, pragmatically, it’s critical to understand how firms can use AI to augment the business of law. In Part 1 of our Legal AI Explained series, we’ll take you on a journey to: Get a no-nonsense understanding of the reality and hype of AI in law firms Explore the intersection of legal AI with traditional professional services business models and offer strategies to…
PALO ALTO, Calif.—December 10, 2020—Intapp, the leader in connected firm management solutions for professional and financial services firms, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Fireman & Company, renowned for its unparalleled expertise in helping law firms and legal departments achieve performance excellence through superior knowledge management strategies. The partnership weds Fireman’s decades of wide-ranging legal industry knowledge management expertise with the state-of-the-art legal tech of Intapp, enabling clients to drive revenue, productivity, and profitability improvements. With its connected client lifecycle management suite — OnePlace Marketing & Business Development — Intapp recognizes the need to bring its clients deep…
A few years ago, Intapp Risk Consulting was assessing an international law firm’s new-business inception program. When consultants asked a billing partner representing a U.S. bank how he handled his client’s outside counsel guidelines (OCGs), he said, “I sign them and throw them into my bottom desk drawer.” Seeing the consulting team’s incredulous looks, he continued, “I guess that’s not the right answer.” The need to manage a growing quantity of client commitments — including those presented in requests for proposals, OCGs, engagement letters, and waivers — has created an administrative tsunami. Nevertheless, recent research shows that a growing number…
Implementing the Process It’s tough to implement new business procedures for an area as complex as client commitment management. The complexity is compounded in that a firm needs to proceed on two fronts simultaneously: tackling a repository of several hundred executed commitments (“backfile”) that need to be categorized, and addressing new client commitments as they’re received or generated by the law firm (“in process”). Intapp recommends the following approach. Prioritize processing what’s in the backfile. For example: Commitments made to active (not inactive) clients Commitments that are in an accessible format (some materials might be so old as to require…
“You just need more experience in the construction industry. It’ll help you build more credibility with our clients,” quipped Richard to Karin, failing to recognize her repeated attempts to seek out such opportunities only to have managers overlook her in favor of her counterparts. It felt all too familiar to her: An offhand comment that reflected a culture of how things were actually said and done, far removed from the marketing campaigns that promoted the firm’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts. Although this may be a fictitious scene, it reflects the realities of individuals from underrepresented communities that are typically…
Maria Starkova and Oksana Panicheva – our November Intapp heroes – are part of our Solutions Engineer team. Intapp’s client, Allyson Drysdale, Senior Marketing Manager, Finnegan, nominated both Maria and Oksana for their client dedication and commitment to success.   Allyson said, “Maria and Oksana are reliable, trustworthy, and have never given less than 110% on our Experience project. They have been online at all hours, been available to handle any issue, and have been an integral connector between Finnegan and our implementation teams on all Intapp projects.”  Client validation is the true testament for our client satisfaction initiative. We are so proud to have Maria and Oksana on our…
Olivia Morran Ferris – our November Intapp hero – is a true business partner and leader, always pushing the status quo and helping realize the potential of Intapp’s solutions to help achieve Capstone’s objectives. Olivia brings a positive energy and attitude to all situations despite how hard or challenging something may be.   “One of the things that really strikes me about Olivia is her curiosity and her intellect to always learn and push the status quo, whether that be working with DealCloud, looking at the entire tech infrastructure and stack that Capstone Headwaters is working with, or even developing professional groups for diversity or other women’s networks.” – Kelly Catalane, Associate Director, Intapp  Always…