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Seyfarth Shaw and Blue Prism Bring Robotic Process Automation to Legal Industry

02/07/2017

Chicago and London – February 7, 2017 – Seyfarth Shaw LLP in connection with subsidiary SeyfarthLean Consulting announced today an agreement with Blue Prism, the provider of the world’s most successful digital workforce, to deploy its industry-leading robotic process automation (RPA) software to the firm, marking the first adoption of Blue Prism’s technology for the legal industry.  
 
Blue Prism is the leading choice for secure, scalable and transformational digital labor deployments. The company’s multi-skilled software robots are implemented as digital labor in the most demanding enterprise environments to eliminate low-return, high-risk, administrative and processing work to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness while reducing operating costs.
 
“We’re excited about the opportunity this creates to free our lawyers from some of the more mundane legal tasks so they can focus on helping our clients solve their most complex business issues,” explained Seyfarth’s chair emeritus Stephen Poor. “In testing various use cases, we’ve already seen how Blue Prism’s RPA software can help us create exponential gains in productivity, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities.”
 
“We are very pleased with the benefits that Seyfarth is gaining from our software. As the first law firm on our platform, it joins an increasing number of organizations that are deploying Blue Prism’s digital workforce to bring significant process improvement based on our innovative technology,” said Pat Geary, chief marketing officer, Blue Prism.
 
Expanding on these efforts, Seyfarth plans to develop robotic centers of excellence that formalize its capabilities in machine learning, RPA and artificial intelligence in order to drive new efficiencies throughout the firm. During the initial stages, Seyfarth is working closely with consulting company RPAi, an official Blue Prism partner that guides clients through the implementation of end-to-end RPA programs. 
 
“Blue Prism provides an anchor around which we can refine and test the types of robotics that immediately make our lawyers better and faster,” said Byong Kim, director of technology innovations, SeyfarthLean Consulting. “At its core, this is about arming lawyers with the best technology, and software robots are the latest evolution.”
 
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media.
 
About Blue Prism
Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software delivers the world’s most successful digital workforce, which operates within the most demanding enterprise administrative environments to automate high-risk, manual, rules-based and repetitive tasks and radically improves agility, efficiency, accuracy and compliance. Blue Prism provides a scalable and robust execution platform for best-of-breed AI and cognitive technologies and has emerged as the trusted and secure RPA platform for the digital enterprise. Blue Prism’s RPA software has executed more than one billion transactions for enterprises including Aegon, BNY Mellon, Commerzbank, IBM, ING, Maersk, Nokia, Nordea, Procter & Gamble, Raiffeisen Bank, Siemens, Westpac and Zurich. For more information, visit www.blueprism.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
 
Contacts:
 
Brian Kiefer, Director of Public Relations
(312) 460-6401, bkiefer@seyfarth.com
 
Martin Grego, Public Relations Manager
(312) 460-6659, mgrego@seyfarth.com