Legal tech application platform Reynen Court has appointed Christian Lang, a former Davis Polk associate, to be its Head of Strategy, amid a wider announcement of the company’s full team and advisory board.
Lang is perhaps best known for being the founder of the Black Lines and Billables blog and for setting up the New York Legal Tech Meet Up group.
He has also been behind the formation of Inspire.Legal, a new conference to be held in New York on 1 Feb.
Lang told Artificial Lawyer: ‘I’m thrilled to join the team. I believe Reynen Court has the right vision at the right time for how to help law firms test, deploy, and widely adopt the best legal technologies and improve client service, and it’s driven by an immensely experienced leadership team and supported by a consortium consisting of some of the best law firms in the world. I look forward to contributing in any way that I can.’
The company, which recently received investment from Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins, added: ‘Christian is responsible for understanding and analysing available legal technology applications and bringing application vendors together with the law firms using our platform.’
Another noticeable new figure is Tom Glocer, who served as CEO of Thomson Reuters from 2001 to 2011 and will join as a Non-Executive Director. Currently he is Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Blue Voyant, a cyber security defense and APT monitoring company launched in 2017.
Latham & Watkins CIO, Ken Heaps, and Clifford Chance CIO, Paul Greenwood, are also sitting on the Reynen Court board as non-execs.
Reynen Court founder and CEO, Andrew D. Klein, commented: ‘I am immensely proud of the team that has assembled to execute on our ambitious vision to build a platform – akin to an app store – to enable firms to discover, purchase and manage third party software on a subscription basis in a safe and secure fashion. Each individual brings a unique and complementary set of skills and experiences.’
‘Together the group has great potential to accelerate digital transformation across the legal industry,’ he added.
The full team can be seen here.