posted by Yuri Frayman
When I founded Frayman Group I set out to help change the way law firms do business – with the next generation of risk management. Three years later, Frayman is doing just that with over 50 people and growing, working every day with more than 80 law firms around the world.
By starting this blog, I want to change the way our community talks about the way law firms do business. We need to discuss, challenge each other and have heated debates. We need to exchange know-how, best practices, and share horror stories. We need to agree, and occasionally disagree, on important issues at the core of the legal industry.
At Frayman we have a vision of the law firm of tomorrow. We need to speed up our industry’s transformation to “Law Firms 2.0” – or maybe skip straight to 3.0! And not because the technology makes it possible – but to keep competitive and keep up with the expectations of our clients. We need to transform the elements at the heart of every firm, traditionally viewed as cost centers into competitive advantages. That includes how firms manage clients, take on new business, manage conflicts, maintain high ethical standards, and conduct the business of law.
Let me introduce the Frayman blogging team who will instigate these conversations. Collectively, they have over 50 years’ experience working with and in over 250 law firms around the world, and they have many thought-provoking ideas to share!
Alp is Frayman’s Chief Marketing Officer. An enterprise software industry veteran with over 15 years of working with law firms, he brings a unique perspective to the table, with a strong appetite to challenge the norm.
Yelena is VP Risk Management Consulting at Frayman. One of the foremost experts in new business intake and lateral hire practice management software and best practices, she’s a sought after resource in the industry. Yelena thrives in bringing a proven, methodical approach to implementation of NBI processes at every firm, ensuring alignment of processes with the firm’s strategic goals.
A recent addition to Frayman as VP Product Marketing, Elizabeth spent 5 years at Microsoft, most recently running the Information Worker business unit in Canada including Microsoft Office, SharePoint & Exchange businesses. Elizabeth is known for her customer-centric approach to product requirements definition and feature prioritization, and acts as the customer advocate to ensure we build software that meets and exceeds the market’s needs.
Barry is General Counsel at Frayman Group. An unconventional mix of law firm practice, entrepreneurship and operational experience in high technology companies makes this Georgetown graduate a sought after speaker, writer and commentator at legal events and news commentary TV shows alike.
We’re looking forward to an active exchange of ideas on:
- People: How general counsel, risk managers, records managers, IT staff, attorneys and lawyers can work together to better manage risk within law firms
- Processes: New business intake, new clients and matters, new lateral hire intake, conflicts management, interactive conflicts resolution, ethical walls and information barriers, information governance, litigation holds, anti-money laundering (AML), know your client (KYC), and any other regulations and processes related to a firm’s end-to-end risk management
- Technology: The adoption and implementation of mobile technology including Blackberry and iPhone, Microsoft technology including .NET, SharePoint and Visio, risk analytics, business rules engines, workflow design, electronic forms, effective risk reporting and dashboards, system integration
What’s your vision of the law firm of tomorrow?
We invite you to the conversation.