03/09/2020: NMBL Adds Legal Tech Influencer Colin Levy to Advisory Board

CHICAGO (March 9, 2020)On the heels of a successful showing at ABA TECHSHOW 2020, NMBL Technologies LLC (pronounced “nimble”) today announced the addition of Colin Levy to its Advisory Board.  Levy, who serves as Corporate Counsel at Salary.com, is a well-known writer and speaker in the Legal Tech community.  He plans to help guide the launch and growth of Proxy, NMBL’s legal workflow management tool, and to further his and NMBL’s shared goal of driving innovation in the legal industry.  

“Colin’s passion and drive for innovation and business transformation has made him a well-known thought leader in the legal industry,” said Daniel Farris, a NMBL founder and the company’s so-called Chief Man in Suit.  “We are excited to have both his expertise and enthusiasm on our board, and we see a lot of opportunity to learn from Colin as we strive for continuous improvement of our products.” 

For Levy, the chance to serve on NMBL’s Advisory Board provides an opportunity to roll up his sleeves and get down to the business of bringing about the kind of actionable and measurable change he so often champions.  “It is one thing to speak about innovation. It is another thing to actually do it. It has always been and remains my intent to act.” 

The partnership makes sense for a lot of reasons.  Both NMBL and Levy adhere to a people and process first philosophy.  “NMBL has adopted a strategy to help empower attorneys and improve process,” said Farris.  “Proxy is different than a lot of the legal tech products hitting the market, in that it doesn’t use AI or other technologies du jour to attempt to do a lawyer’s job for her.  Instead, we try to give that lawyer the tools she needs to be more productive, efficient, and effective.” 

The clear and narrow focus is what first drew Levy to NMBL.  “The types of legal tech that are most attractive to me are those with a well-defined mission and focused on workflows. I am not a fan of one-size fits all tech” 

For NMBL, Levy also offers great insight into the daily challenges faced by in-house lawyers. “Inefficiencies brought about by antiquated processes, lack of adequate controls, poor workflow management and collaboration tools, and the generally ineffective use of technology plague the legal market,” said Farris. “Corporate legal departments feel the effects more acutely than most.” 

“Having worked in house for nearly my entire career thus far, I am well versed in the impacts of both good and bad processes, controls, collaboration, and tools.”   

NMBL and Levy see a significant opportunity to deploy legal technology like Proxy to improve legal practices, specifically in managing the delivery of legal work performed within companies by in-house counsel.  They plan to work together to speed the adoption of legal technology more broadly, bring about much-needed change in the legal services industry, and to continue to innovate to help improve the practice and experiences of in-house counsel and the outside lawyers who support them.  

About NMBL and Levy

NMBL Technologies was founded in 2018 by three Am Law 100 technology and intellectual property attorneys and two of their tech industry counterparts.  The company recently released its first product, Proxy, a cloud-based legal ops and workflow management tool for in-house corporate legal departments. The company’s goal is to disrupt the existing legal services model by improving efficiency and giving in-house lawyers greater control over their projects, documents, and stakeholder relationships.  For more information, visit www.nmbltech.com and www.proxylegalapp.com

Colin Levy is an experienced corporate attorney who practices at the intersection of business, technology, and law. He currently serves Corporate Counsel for Salary.com, which is a rapidly growing SaaS company. He loves working in-house because it allows him to be closely integrated into the business and work closely with key drivers of the business, to be entrepreneurial and highly collaborative and to grow with the business. Colin also loves legal technology. He sees technology as opening doors to new ways of thinking about and delivering legal services.