Dow Chemical and Rockwell Automation to Discuss Strategic Benefits of e-Billing and Matter Management Solutions at ILTA 2011

Bridgeway Software's Customers Join Corporate Executives to Discuss How to Improve Productivity and Reduce Risk

Aug 22, 2011, 09:30 ET from Bridgeway Software

HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ILTA CONFERENCE, BOOTH #814 -- Bridgeway Software, the most recommended and highest rated provider of legal enterprise management solutions, today announced that legal professionals from Dow Chemical and Rockwell Automation will be available to discuss the benefits of Bridgeway solutions at the International Legal Technology Associations (ILTA) 2011 conference being held from August 21st-25th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.  Ever-increasing case loads and constrained resources have made legal matter management extremely challenging for in-house legal departments.  With Bridgeway's matter management and electronic billing products, legal teams have secure real-time insight to legal matters and greater control over processes and financials.  To learn more visit booth #814 or call 888-272-4699 to set up a meeting at the event.

At the conference, Bridgeway executives and customers will demonstrate the Company's enhanced Legal Enterprise Management Suite of solutions and explain how it is being used to manage and access all matter-related information/documents, automate key tasks and processes, track important milestones, allocate resources, collaborate with outside counsel, control spend, etc.  More specifically, the following Bridgeway customers will be available to discuss:

  • Tuesday, August 23rd from 2:30-3:30, Lisa Girmscheid, Law Department Administrator and Project Manager for Rockwell Automation.

This Fortune 500 legal department administrator has proven herself to be an innovative legal manager by leveraging technology to improve productivity, outside counsel relationships and financial performance.  

Lisa will be available to discuss how Rockwell Automation's new General Counsel set out to make the Company's legal team a valuable "information-enabled department".  At ILTA she will share how the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information enhanced their level of communication and was able to review their internal Legal Department's performance and the performance of their top 10 law firms.

  • Wednesday, August 24th from 2:30-3:30, Chad Andrews, Legal System Services Section Leader for Dow Chemical.  

Managing technology for the legal department of the largest chemical company in the U.S., this Legal System Services Section Leader improved over-all business intelligence and reporting capabilities.  Further, his efforts are a great example of how one Legal Department embraced technology to align itself with a major, corporate strategic initiative.

Dow's Legal Department has leveraged technology to improve business intelligence and reporting capabilities while reducing risk.  At the crux of the initiative, was a pursuit of several key outcomes; risk management, cost management, communications and compliance.  Chad will be available to discuss how the implementation of a new Matter Management and eBilling system focused their efforts on the value of accurate and consistent data.  He will also talk about how, by positioning the system as the hub of the department's technology framework, he and his team have been able to extend the solution's original use, and would like to share how the result has helped Dow Legal to become more globally agile, bridge any gaps in business intelligence and reduce any inconsistencies in processes.

"Bridgeway values its clients for the long term.  For the past five years, eCounsel has helped to enable our Legal Department to function more efficiently and economically around the globe. It's easy to use, highly configurable and year after year, Bridgeway sees to it that I'm empowered to keep pushing the envelope on what's possible with technology in our department," said Chad Andrews, Legal Systems Services, Dow Chemical Company.

About Bridgeway

Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recommended by customers, leading corporations and government agencies optimize productivity and reduce risk with Bridgeway's integrated technology approach for complete legal enterprise management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of electronic discovery, matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about Bridgeway eDiscovery, Bridgeway Legal Hold, eCounsel®, LawManager®, Smart Invoice, Corridor™ and Secretariat® is available at or by calling 888-272-4699.

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