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About Our Services
ElevateNext is a WBENC certified majority woman-owned law firm that serves as the practice of law capability for the award-winning global law company, Elevate. Together we provide customers with aligned end-to-end solutions. A novel approach for a service industry not exactly known for being novel. We currently have offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Our offering (law firm + law company) was specifically designed to meet the modern needs of our customers who must do more with less and who have determined that using traditional outside counsel or handling routine work in-house is no longer ideal.
Rather than taking the “we do everything” approach, ElevateNext specializes in handling “business as usual” portfolios that are run-the-company, not bet-the-company matters. Uniquely with Elevate, we are able to blend high-quality legal expertise with people/process/technology to significantly lower legal spend and substantially increase efficiency, without compromising outcomes. In addition to lowering costs, our goal is to free up in-house staff to focus on higher value endeavors.
We understand the importance of budget certainty, and are honored to have been named one of the “Best Firms at AFAs” by BTI Consulting in June 2020. We were also named one of the Best Law Firms in Commercial Litigation in the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers Magazine by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for 2021.
How can we help? Here are some examples of what we can do for law departments and law firms:
We handle corporate entity formation and all of the ancillary services that go hand in hand with lift off, like drating bylaws, Board resoultions, shareholder agreements and the like. We have teams who are adept at navigating the bureaucratic red tape to get your company launched and underway at lower cost and faster speed than traditional firms. That’s true planet alignment.
Litigation is rarely fun, even if you win. We are especially good at handling high volume matters that were previously handled in-house or spread across multiple firms in areas such as: breach of contract, employment disputes, consumer complaints, pro se litigation (including for companies targeted by FairShake), product liability and pre-litigation disputes.
We litigate matters in federal and state courts in the U.S., and handle arbitrations across the country. Our track record shows a substantial reduction in the fees incurred across portfolios, as well as a reduction in the time to resolution for matters. Where needed, we turn to Elevate’s e-Discovery group to lower the cost of the most expensive phase of litigation, discovery.
On all matters, we design processes and playbooks for consistent results. We use AI and technology to drive efficiency, and use the right level professionals at the right time to lower fees while still delivering great outcomes. We also use data science to help improve outcomes and identify root causes so we can not only solve your issue today, but prevent it from occurring tomorrow.
Our experience runs the gamut of high-profile, headline grabbing investigations to sexual harassment, hostile work environment, employee misconduct, hotline complaints and financial misconduct. We follow a set process to quickly and discreetly handle witness interviews, forensic analysis or document review as needed, memorialize our findings in a privileged report, and advise the law department, C-suite and/or Board of our findings.
EARLY CASE ASSESSMENTS & SETTLEMENT PROTOCOLS
We can act as settlement counsel for your matters. When settlement efforts are handled by a different team than the one handling the litigation, you get an objective perspective not mired in the weeds of the case. Using Elevate’s document review team, we quickly digest the case documents to help assess the strength of your position and advise you accordingly.
We also develop Early Case Assessment and Settlement Protocols so you know which cases should be settled early, and at what amount. Having a clear procedure to assess and resolve cases that should be resolved early will save you thousands in unnecessary litigation fees.
Subpoenas & Law Enforcement requests
One of our goals is to free up much-needed time for your staff. It is rarely the highest and best use of an in-house team to spend time responding to routine law enforcement requests, third-party subpoenas or routine employment requests. Coupled with technology, process management and a global team, we cost-effectively and efficiently take over these tasks for you.
We are well-versed in building large, dedicated teams (including those needing multiple language capabilities) for law enforcement operations work. We currently have large teams handling this work for high-profile customers where security is paramount. In the U.S., we utilize technology to help recover costs for responding to subpoenas in jurisdictions where cost recovery is available.
Expert discovery typically comes at the tail end or on the heels of fact discovery when your primary law firm is focused on dispositive motions. But the effective use of experts requires months of pre-planning. We have extensive experience identifying and vetting experts, working with them on expert reports, preparing them for depositions, preparing for or taking counter-expert depositions and drafting and responding to Daubert motions. Best of all, we play well with others, including your primary law firm, and can handle this phase of any case (or portfolio of cases) with budget certainty.
So Much More
You may have routine issues that we have not expressly addressed on our website. That doesn’t mean we can’t help. The beauty of being a law firm backed by a full-service law company like Elevate is that we can apply our experience and expertise to design the solution you need. Do you want to free up in-house staff time, lower costs, drive more efficiency, move to AFAs, or get faster and better outcomes? If you have a need we haven’t mentioned, or simply wonder if someone could do x, just holler. We’re at your service.