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Crowe named a Market Leader in Legal Operations by ALM Intelligence

Firm receives high ranking in the 2021-2022 research report

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CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2021) – Crowe, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm in the U.S. with offices around the world, has been identified as a Market Leader in the recently released report, “ALM Pacesetter Research: Legal Departments - Legal Operations 2021-2022.” Crowe ranks among leading multiservice firms for bringing together their multiple service lines to provide clients with a strategic legal operations approach. The report assesses providers’ services and capabilities and their ability to deliver client impact in legal services. Among the 18 providers identified by the ALM Pacesetter Advisory Council and analyzed within the report, Crowe was one of five multiservice firms rated as a Market Leader, placing Crowe among those evaluated as having a high impact for clients.

ALM Intelligence determines Pacesetter status by evaluating providers against five criteria: business model, value proposition, service delivery, client enablement and brand eminence. Crowe received a high Pacesetter Impact Score, driven by the firm’s scope of services and ability to help clients achieve growth through evidence-based solutions.

Crowe recently established its legal management consulting (LMC) group, including the appointment of George Rudoy, an advisory principal for Crowe, as the leader of the LMC team.

“While Crowe has a strong background in operations consulting and forensic investigations, we’ve only recently begun offering legal operations support, so it’s an incredible achievement to be recognized by ALM Intelligence for the quality of service we provide to our clients,” said Chad Kellar, managing partner of advisory at Crowe. “By adding George and his recognized industry expertise to our team, and now being named a Market Leader by ALM, we have incredible momentum, which we’ll continue to maximize as we grow this service line and our LMC technology offerings.”

According to the report, “Proactive services offered by Crowe focus on technology, efficiencies, and systems and Crowe’s underlying expertise in risk management, digital transformation and operations shine here. Reactive services around information governance, e-discovery and forensic technology rely on subject matter expertise specific to the legal industry.”

Crowe has an established record of creating and bringing to market technology solutions with deep industry expertise, which is critical to LMC clients, according to Rudoy. “Our LMC team advises corporate legal departments and law firms on how to reach their optimal operational maturity by developing strategic solutions that are sustainable and reduce costs,” said Rudoy. “In addition, our e-discovery, data analytics, information governance and forensic services deliver case-specific legal technology solutions to our clients.”

The report states, “The focus is on assessing current resources and changing the way the legal teams access and bring in those resources on projects, allowing them to make the business model more profitable while being able to demonstrate concrete ROI, leading to innovative transformation. Crowe’s ongoing support for reactive projects completes the LMC cycle and allows their clients to realize their investment in digital transformation via a cost and time-efficient response to legal actions against them.”

For more information, a summary of the report can be downloaded here.

About Crowe

Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory and consulting services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the best places to work in the U.S. As an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, Crowe serves clients worldwide. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.


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