Leading International Law Firm Deploys Open Text Legal Solutions Enterprise Wide for Proactive Compliance



    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Utilizes LegalKEY(R) Records
    Management, Conflicts Management and New Business Intake Solutions to
    Centralize and Automate Processes and Help Mitigate Risk

    Open Text Customer Recognized As "Champion of Technology" by Law
    Technology News

    LEGALTECH(R) 2007, NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation
(NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise
content management (ECM) software and solutions, today announced that
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world's most prominent law
firms, is expanding its LegalKEY(R) deployment with the addition of the New
Business Intake(TM) (NBI) system from Open Text's legal solutions suite. NBI
will provide the firm's 1,800 lawyers and legal staff with an automated,
rules-based workflow for opening new business and help streamline approval
processes so attorneys can begin billable work faster.
    Cadwalader has been reaping the benefits of the LegalKEY Records
Management(TM) and Conflicts Management(TM) systems for more than a decade.
The solution now includes New Business Intake and is seamlessly integrated
with the firm's document, e-mail, and records management systems, along with
the time and billing software, which enables the firm to replicate all new and
updated information to the LegalKEY system. This ensures the most up to date
information possible for conducting conflicts searches and accelerating the
new business intake process.
    The single enterprise wide information management environment enables the
firm to improve efficiencies, mitigate risks, and help meet its team
collaboration goals and compliance requirements.
    John J. Kruse, Director of Records and Conflicts Administration at
Cadwalader, joined forces with the founders of LegalKEY Technologies in the
early '90s to collaborate in the development and design of the conflicts and
records management systems. Mr. Kruse envisioned a comprehensive client-matter
database for conflicts checking, and a flexible and easy to use records
management system that would help enhance efficiencies and improve operations
at Cadwalader.
    As a result of his work with the LegalKEY team, and his role in the
development of Cadwalader's user-friendly integrated information management
environment for document, email, and client relationship management, Mr. Kruse
was named the 2006 Champion of Technology by Law Technology News. The award
recognizes the non-IT professional who best championed a technology project at
their law firm. Mr. Kruse received the honor last night at a special ceremony
at the LegalTech conference in New York to celebrate the successes of the
individuals, law firms and legal vendors over the past year.
    "I developed an interest in designing technology solutions in 1988 when I
assumed responsibility for Cadwalader's conflicts checking database and wanted
to improve the firm's information management capability. When I saw an early
prototype of the LegalKEY automated records management system, I realized that
this system would be the perfect foundation for our conflicts management
system," said Kruse. "Over the years, I've continued to collaborate with the
programmers at LegalKEY. There have been many enhancements to the information
management capabilities which have been deployed at the firm. I am thrilled to
be recognized for my efforts in helping Cadwalader continue to adapt to the
ever-changing information management culture."
    This month, Cadwalader began rolling out LegalKEY New Business Intake
across the firm, using a model Kruse customized to enhance its current system
and help improve the firm's risk management.
    The LegalKEY NBI automated workflow process brings several improvements
to the law firm. For example, a broadcast email can be sent to all partners
directly from the application as a supplemental conflicts check; if an NBI
submission is being held up, a partner can view the status of the new matter
submission to see exactly where it is in the process. The system also enables
end users or partners to quickly fill out characteristics of their new matters
from drop-down menus. This feature will enhance the firm's database of client
matter information and can be useful to the partners for business development
purposes.

    Introducing a Matter-Centric Way of Working
    Recently, Cadwalader introduced a matter-centric environment at the law
firm, which required a change in how personnel manage information.
"Previously, attorneys organized their information according to the tools they
had available to them. Their client information was not necessarily stored in
a matter-centric way," said Kruse. "Now, all content is stored in a single
repository in matter-centric views. Distributed teams have seamless access to
the matter folders irrespective of where they are located, resulting in
greater efficiencies."
    Cadwalader personnel are able to save email alongside documents, thereby
collecting all matter-critical material in a single place. This practice
enables easy access to information to meet new compliance requirements and
helps lawyers do their work more effectively.
    "The matter-centric environment gives end users an integrated view of
their email system, their document management system and, behind the scenes,
the records management, conflicts, new business intake, time and billing and
accounting systems," said Kruse. "The integration all occurs behind the
scenes, so for the end user, it is one seamless system. Each one of these
systems plays a critical role in supporting this new environment."
    Kruse concludes: "For a law firm, the benefits of having systems like
this means improved risk management. We need applications that enable us to
easily manage vast amounts of very complex information. We need to know who
our clients are, what we do for them, and all the attributes that are
associated with client matters, and have this information populate other
systems that are dependent upon it. This is the key to better risk
management."
    "John interacts with end users on a day-to-day basis and has a deep
understanding of business processes throughout the firm. We congratulate John
in winning the 2006 Champion of Technology Award from Law Technology News,"
said Bill Forquer, Executive Vice President, Compliance Solutions Business at
Open Text. "It is the collaboration and cooperation with our clients that
distinguishes Open Text from other vendors as it enables us to deliver
products and solutions that meet the needs of today's law firms."

    About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the
world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London,
Charlotte, Washington and Beijing. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base,
including many of the world's top financial institutions, undertaking business
in more than 50 countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise
in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate
governance, environmental, healthcare, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance,
litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private client, private equity, real
estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More
information about Cadwalader can be found at www.cadwalader.com.

    About Open Text
    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The Company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

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