Dan Reed has a different way of looking at the legal industry. By focusing on it as a business, integrating technology in the litigation process and streamlining operating processes, he has been able to transform the global legal industry and fill a previously unmet gap.
CEO of UnitedLex Corp., Reed founded the Overland Park, Kan.-based consulting, technology and outsourcing provider of legal services in 2006. Instead of using the traditional law firm or BPO model for delivery of services, he built a company that has a management consultancy front end, a technology development and integration enablement group and a centralized resource-outsourcing engine for delivery execution.
Within five months of its start, UnitedLex boasted a client portfolio that included Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft and Marriott Hotels. The company has continued to grow, with a staff of almost 700 serving law firms and corporate legal counsel around the globe in the areas of corporate legal support, litigation support, intellectual property and immigration.
UnitedLex’s customers, many of them Fortune 500, benefit from the lower costs achieved through more efficient processes and risk reduction due to better processes. The company employs customizable creative solutions, such as a dashboard portal allowing clients to view workflows and the status of projects, while maintaining all databases and applications under one common platform — keeping UnitedLex a single point of knowledge.
Already operating in the United States, India, Israel and the United Kingdom, Reed aims to expand UnitedLex into other geographies, including Costa Rica or Brazil, as well as Eastern and Western Europe. In 2011, the company was ranked in the Inc. 500 fastest-growing private companies in America.
How to reach: UnitedLex Corp., www.unitedlex.com