Integreon Bags Top Hire, Catanzaro, From Rival ALSP UnitedLex

Global ALSP Integreon has hired Jeffrey Catanzaro as Senior VP of Contracts, Compliance and Commercial Services from rival UnitedLex, where he was Vice President Legal Business Solutions.

Catanzaro (pictured above) will spearhead several initiatives, most notable of which are leading Integreon’s LIBOR Transition Readiness Task Force, ‘driving state-of-the-art technology innovations’, and ‘forging partnerships for contract services clients’.

Speaking earlier with Artificial Lawyer he said: ‘We will be developing various tech enabled services that leverage our global footprint.’

He noted that they have been testing out a variety of legal AI doc review technologies, but cannot yet announce which new applications they have decided to go with.

He added that ‘tech can only go so far’ and that there would remain an important human review element to the ALSP’s work.

Integreon CEO Bob Rowe commented on the move: ‘Jeff brings significant experience and expertise that will have a major positive impact on both our clients and our internal teams. Jeff’s reputation for being a change agent and creative problem solver adds a dimension to our service offerings and we are excited to support his endeavours, particularly the LIBOR Task Force and technology-related contract work.’

The move comes at a time of increasing competition in the ALSP world – see previous story – with ALSPs not just in competition with each other, but now increasingly with ‘traditional’ law firms and the Big Four’s own managed legal services arms.