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Yerra Solutions Expands Swiss Management Team and Hires Intellectual Property Practice Head in France

Yerra Solutions AG, a global provider of innovative solutions for corporate legal and IP departments, has announced the promotion of Nadine Stuttle to managing director of Switzerland and the addition of Julie Thompson as global IP practice manager. Ms. Stuttle will manage day-to-day operations of the Yerra team in Switzerland and the rest of Continental Europe, as well as leverage her background in IP to work with Ms.Thompson to expand the company’s intellectual property offerings.

Together, Ms. Stuttle and Ms. Thompson have in excess of 25 years of experience in intellectual property operations, strategy and technology implementations. After commencing her career in private practice, Ms. Stuttle then held management positions at several multinational companies, later moving into consultancy. Over her career she has worked with many corporations including General Electric, Novartis, Syngenta and Roche. Ms. Thompson began her career in IP training CPA Global clients and moved from training to strategic account management, spending time with IP technology providers, Anaqua and AISTEMOS Limited, in addition to CPA Global.

“Nadine’s well-deserved promotion expands her role beyond IP and will support growth in all areas of the company, while continuing to focus on her area of her expertise to benefit our clients,” states Rajitha Boer, president and CEO of Yerra Solutions AG. “Julie brings a wealth of IP technology knowledge and expands our team in Paris, which will be hugely beneficial in growing our IP business. Given my own background in IP, the growth of this part of our company is especially exciting to me” Both appointments are effective immediately. See Nadine Stuttle and Julie Thompson on LinkedIn for more details and to connect.

 

Yerra Solutions Launches Yerra Clearly to Offer Legal Departments a More Comprehensive Legal Spend Management Solution

BASEL, Switzerland – 1 February 2016 – Yerra Solutions AG, a global Legal and IP services company providing consulting, managed services and technology solutions to Global Fortune® 500 clients, has announced that it will launch a new service offering called Yerra Clearly at the Legaltech New York show taking place 2-4 of February at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Yerra Clearly combines process management, proprietary software and expert consulting to deliver superior management of a company’s legal spend and improved cost-control results. The hybrid approach provides in-house legal teams with a level of support and sophisticated analysis typically missing in purely technology-driven solutions and more traditional outsourcing operations.

Both technological innovation and human intelligence is leveraged in the Yerra Clearly legal spend management process.

1.       Legal invoices are received in any format, the data is codified, standardised and loaded into Yerra’s proprietary analytics tool with no requirement for complicated technological integrations with other systems.

2.       Invoices go through both system and human review by Yerra’s trained staff in managed service centers around the world.

3.       Yerra’s highly experienced legal spend management specialists perform in-depth analysis of spend metrics to identify additional strategic savings and make recommendations on how to implement new processes and policies to accomplish those savings. Yerra Clearly incorporates data from a variety of systems and provide a complete view of legal spend from every angle.

4.       Yerra’s legal and procurement specialists negotiate with law firms directly on your behalf, saving you time and money. Yerra Clearly is system agnostic and is compatible with, and adds value to, whatever eBilling, legal spend management or enterprise legal management system a legal department is running. Clients have full visibility into their invoice data and reports at all times. Clients may also choose to have Yerra administer an existing eBilling system as part of this managed services engagement, eliminating the administrative burdens on legal department staff that have exploded in the decades since eBilling systems were introduced. Expert consulting services are included in cost of implementation, eliminating the need for costly external consultants.

Yerra invites all attendees at Legaltech New York to stop by booth 401 for more information.

Yerra Solutions Acquires London-Based Lex Connect and Appoints Jerome Raguin Global Chief Operating Officer

Yerra Solutions AG, a global Legal and IP consultancy providing consulting, managed services and technology solutions to Global Fortune® 500 clients, has announced that it has acquired Lex Connect, an online resource designed to help legal and IP departments gain knowledge about operational best practises and identify the most suitable solutions to solve their challenges. The terms of the deal are undisclosed. Lex Connect founder, Jerome Raguin, has joined Yerra Solutions as the global chief operating officer effective 25 January 2016.

Lex Connect is widely used by in-house leaders in Europe and beyond to better understand the vendor and solution landscape available to them. The site includes a matrix of information about technology and services important to managing a legal and IP department, including those for Enterprise Legal Management, Matter Management, eBilling, eDiscovery, Digital Forensics and others. Lex Connect also provides education through partnerships with associations and media outlets, such as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) whose members regularly receive curated reading lists generated by the site.

“The addition of Lex Connect’s knowledge centre, and Jerome’s expertise, is perfectly in line with the Yerra mission of educating our clients and the in-house community to help legal leaders make the best decisions possible for their legal operations,” states Rajitha Boer, president & CEO of Yerra Solutions AG. Mr. Raguin will be responsible for managing the operations of Yerra solutions across all of its offices in Europe and Asia and will help to oversee a planned expansion to the United States in 2016. He will also continue to provide to clients and prospective clients the market expertise that led him to start Lex Connect. “Yerra is vendor agnostic when it comes to performing solution evaluations and implementations,” remarks Jerome. “This move will make it easier for Yerra consultants to leverage Lex Connect’s resources in making recommendations to clients, so it was a natural fit to join forces.”

 

Yerra Solutions to Exhibit at Legaltech New York and Host In-House Legal Networking Event

Yerra Solutions AG, a global Legal and IP consultancy providing consulting, managed services and technology solutions to Global Fortune® 500 clients, has announced that it will exhibit at the Legaltech New York show taking place 2-4 of February at the New York Hilton Midtown. The company will be in booth 401 and will host a happy hour for in-house legal, IP and eDiscovery professionals on the 3rd of February.

Yerra Solutions currently has offices and operations in Switzerland, UK, Singapore and Poland and is planning an expansion to the United States in 2016. The company will highlight its managed services and technology solutions for legal spend management and eDiscovery at the show. Experts will be on hand to discuss all of Yerra's solution offerings that address costs and operational efficiency for legal, IP, compliance, claims, eDiscovery and legal procurement.

Yerra invites in-house legal, IP and eDiscovery professionals to register for the in-house networking happy hour: http://madmimi.com/signups/180855/join

Event details:
Wednesday, February 3rd
5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Roof at Viceroy Hotel
124 W. 57th Street

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