07 December 2017

DXC Technology selects UnitedLex to transform legal department

UnitedLex has been selected by DXC Technology to lead a global law function transformation.

Legal process outsourcer UnitedLex has been selected by DXC Technology to lead a global law function transformation.

Under the five-year agreement, the industry’s largest-ever managed-services legal transaction, UnitedLex will help create one unified, strategic team to support DXC, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services and solutions provider and its nearly 6000 clients. The announcement follows the April 2017 formation of DXC which brought together Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPES).

Focus areas

Working closely with DXC’s General Counsel Bill Deckelman and other key executives, UnitedLex has established a  platform of technologies, lawyers, contract and commercial professionals and subject matter experts to support DXC’s business strategy and provide greater measurability and accountability across the entire legal ecosystem. Primary focus areas for the engagement include client transactions of all sizes, litigation, immigration, and legal operations. The UnitedLex team supporting DXC is comprised of more than 250 senior professionals.

More strategic and effective law department

‘DXC Technology’s law department transformation would not have been possible without UnitedLex, which co-conceptualised and executed our shared vision for the law department of the future,’ said Mr Deckelman. ‘Through an impressive combination of process improvement, enhanced technologies, insightful data analytics and transparent financial management, UnitedLex has helped us create a more strategic and effective law department that can support our growth and future success.’

Capture value

UnitedLex’s solutions team analysed every function, resource group, process and technology used by CSC and HPES to create an ideal framework for DXC’s new law department – the ability to capture value by focusing on cost predictability, which traditional law firms and service providers were not able to do.

Law department transformation

‘UnitedLex’s engagement with DXC further demonstrates our proven ability to combine legal talent, technology and process optimisation to deliver positive business impact,’ said Dan Reed, CEO of UnitedLex. ‘The transformation of DXC’s law department is a landmark moment for the legal industry and sets a new precedent for the way legal services are provided.’

Rebranded

As part of the strategic relationship lawyers, contract and commercial professionals and other experts were rebadged from HPES and CSC to UnitedLex and, along with legacy professionals from UnitedLex, formed a core team with DXC’s in-house professionals. UnitedLex currently deploys more than 250 senior lawyers, contract and commercial professionals, engineers and other experts in support of DXC around the globe. The UnitedLex platform allows DXC to reduce required resources by more than 30 percent, while enhancing operating performance and preserving the intellectual capital and domain expertise of the larger legal organisation.

Background

UnitedLex was founded in 2006 as a legal process outsourcer for corporations, law firms and academic institutions and comprises more than 2,000 lawyers, engineers and consultants. DXC Technology is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries.