Shearman & Sterling is an international law firm with 20 offices in major financial markets around the world. The firm has been advising the world’s leading corporations, governmental organizations and financial institutions in high-profile matters and transactions for more than 135 years. Shearman holds numerous awards for its core practice areas including International Arbitration, Securities Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Finance.
A major challenge facing all law firms is the management of information assets and a complex web of business critical operations. A typical law firm leverages several disjointed systems to handle case management, financial management and document management. Often these systems house duplicate data required for multiple functions. Shearman had invested in several primary systems to support its global operations. One of the most critical is Elite—Shearman’s master store for client matter data. Other critical systems including Interaction and LegalKEY require client matter data from Elite. Shearman needed a solution for more effective and efficient communication between these systems.