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Innovation inspires everything we do.

Schwabe’s Innovation Lab, backed by the deep industry-specific knowledge of our attorneys, can help ‎transform clients’ businesses by leveraging technology and automation to improve efficiency in the ‎delivery of legal services. We provide consistent, scalable solutions that answer complex legal ‎needs.

At Schwabe, we know that the Pacific Northwest’s unique industries shape this region’s economy. That’s why our understanding of six key sectors—healthcare and life sciences; manufacturing, distribution and retail; natural resources; real estate and construction; technology; and transportation, ports and maritime—allows us to grasp the specific legal demands of our clients’ businesses. 

Innovation requires constant collaboration, improvement, feedback, transparency, and dedication. That’s why we developed Schwabe’s Innovation Lab. Staffed by attorneys and IT, Knowledge Management, and marketing professionals, our Innovation Lab seeks out opportunities to partner with and add value for our clients. From complex litigation matter management to creating streamlined and automated legal workflows, simplifying document automation and management, and establishing secure collaboration portals, Schwabe’s Innovation Lab develops solutions to meet our clients’ specific business needs. Examples of recent Innovation Lab initiatives include:

  • Litigation Matter Management Portals
    Schwabe offers a secure and centralized location for all phases of litigation, allowing stakeholders to track key documents and status, from case assessment and development, through trial and appeal. The portal can be accessed 24/7 on any device, allowing clients and team members a real-time look into key documents, evidence, case details including the cast of characters and document productions logs, status, calendars, and budgets. Stakeholders can collaborate on documents, and built-in automation creates efficiencies.
  • News and Regulatory Alert Portals
    Schwabe offers regulatory tracking and compliance portals for the purpose of providing news and regulatory alerts on key issues and industries. The portals include a news dashboard customized for each client, including companies, topics, and sources across multiple jurisdictions. They also include a curated blog of articles, taken from dozens of sources, which automatically sends an email when a new article is posted. Clients can access the portal 24/7 on any device, run unlimited searches, and access all notifications within the portal.
  • Matter Visibility and Document Management Portals
    Schwabe offers a dedicated hub for managing client matters, sharing news and updates on key topics and industries, and maintaining client corporate documents, all in one easy-to-access portal. Clients can inquire about new matters, ask questions, or check the status on existing matters, 24/7, and on any device. Collaboration is easy, with features such as version control, auditing, and reporting. Stakeholders can use workflow automation to manage tasks and create documents.
  • Contract Management Solutions
    Streamline your organization’s contract lifecycle management, from intake to signature, with Schwabe’s custom contract management solution. The portal allows for templates, such as NDAs and supply agreements, which can be customized for client-specific documents. Stakeholders can check the status of an agreement, compare redlined versions, and comment on documents for seamless collaboration within the portal. Clients can integrate their DocuSign accounts, and upload signed contracts into a repository. The repository includes key dates and metrics for tracking contract renewals and expiration dates.

Whether you are looking for an out-of-the-box solution or a custom platform tailored to your business’s key legal operations and matter management objectives, Schwabe’s Innovation Lab can help. 


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Trevor Livingston
Trevor A. Livingston