Major, Lindsey & Africa Releases New Service to Help Companies Assess Their Business Health

Hanover, MD – (March 28, 2018) – Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s largest legal search firm, today released Smart-Look Analytics™, a new service that helps companies assess their business health and vulnerabilities, as well as their risk exposure. Powered by Exego Select from Planet Data Solutions, the Smart-Look Analytics review service combines powerful search tools with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s deep understanding of the legal industry to conduct a thorough analysis of businesses and develop custom solutions for a broad spectrum of business challenges. Leveraging Exego Select’s ability to search and deduplicate on the clause and paragraph level lets Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Smart-Look Analytics project teams perform precise and substantive document review that delivers better results at a lower cost.

“Often, companies have a limited understanding of their vulnerabilities and contractual obligations. They may understand payment terms and potential costs, but they lack the resources needed to navigate all of the obstacles they face or understand the full extent of their exposure,” said Mark Yacano, Global Practice Leader of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Managed Legal Services team. “Our Smart-Look Analytics service goes further than traditional assessments by filling the knowledge gaps and offering a complete picture of a business’s health.”

By pairing sophisticated technology and with nimble teams of subject-matter experts from Major, Lindsey & Africa, the Smart-Look Analytics review service assists businesses with legacy data clean-up in contract management implementations, contract review in M&A-related activities, regulatory compliance work and proactive assessments of contractual and legal risk when a business does not have a contract management system. The service gives companies a very precise review of their business risk.

“If a company goes through an acquisition and needs to make sure it fully understands the contractual and regulatory obligations it acquired, or it wants to decrease unnecessary legal spend, by using our Smart-Look Analytics service, the company will be able to utilize a holistic approach to navigating any risk facing the business,” said Chris Tkach, Director of Analytics for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Managed Legal Services team. “Our technology and the expertise of our team allows companies facing these challenges and many more to evaluate their risk with speed and surgical precision in a cost-effective way.”

Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Managed Legal Services team is part of a growing suite of advisory services offered under the MLA Transform umbrella.  MLA Transform services enable law firms and legal departments to manage business risks through custom, nimble solutions best suited to their needs. By designing systems, processes and labor solutions, the Managed Legal Services team helps businesses and law firms alike understand their risk profile and develop clear steps to mitigate or eliminate threats to their business’s health.

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About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

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