01 July 2019 at 06:18 BST

Lawyer jumps into lawtech role

Allen & Overy lawyer joins iManage in AI practice role.


In a global hire, iManage, a company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, has announced that Stephanie Vaughan is joining the company as global legal AI practice director for iManage RAVN.

“Intimate knowledge”

Ms Vaughan is joining iManage from international law firm, Allen & Overy, where she worked in the market innovations group and the derivatives and structured finance group, delivering global technology focused projects to clients. In her new role, Ms Vaughan will engage with customers to help them understand and adopt artificial intelligence technology in a practical manner while fostering a culture of innovation in their organisations. At A&O, she was involved in everything from design to delivery and ongoing running of the programs. She started her career in law at Allen & Overy in the banking group and has been on a number of client secondments to major international banks. “Stephanie’s appointment is key for iManage and we are delighted that she has already hit the ground running,” said Nick Thomson, general manager, iManage RAVN. “Her intimate knowledge of law firm operation alongside their challenges, business drivers and approach to innovation is already proving valuable for us as we continuously evolve and hone our offering,” he added.

“Holistic view”

Over the last three years, iManage has grown more than threefold. Across the business, iManage provides opportunities to work with the latest technologies, including artificial intelligence, cloud and cyber security to solve real-world problems for professionals. “Law firms recognise that technology isn’t the only element that is needed to nurture a culture of innovation,” said Mr Vaughan. “Firms are taking a holistic view of innovation so that they can run their business with efficiency and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to dealing with evolving challenges, including competition, recruitment, talent retention and more. iManage has the technology and vision to support firms with all this and more – it’s an exciting time to join iManage as we continue to grow.”


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