Project Leadership Associates and HardingLowe Announce Partnership to Provide Consulting and Implementation Services for Intapp Open

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Process Improvement

Alliance creates the leading global provider of New Business Intake (NBI) solutions for law firms

 Chicago, IL & Arlington, VA – June 11, 2014Project Leadership Associates (PLA), the largest business and technology consulting firm focused on the legal market, and HardingLowe, a boutique strategy and management consultancy serving top-tier law firms, have teamed up to implement Intapp Open, a true New Business Intake (NBI) application for law firms.

The partnership combines PLA’s holistic expertise in defining NBI and conflicts strategy, processes and best practice and delivering NBI systems to dozens of law firms over the past 10 years, with HardingLowe’s specialty in law firm process and business integration, along with its deep NBI experience.  Intapp has selected the PLA-HardingLowe team to be a preferred implementation provider for Intapp Open.

“This partnership was born from the realization that law firms need a holistic solution to NBI – one that combines changes to policies, people, processes, and technologies,” says Michael Lowe, HardingLowe’s President.  “We saw in each other the opportunity to offer that complete solution, as well as the scale and reach to serve all sizes of firms in all regions of the country. Together, we have the best positioning and experience in the global legal marketplace.”

Dan Safran, PLA Executive Vice President- Legal Solutions added, “Having worked with a majority of the NBI technology leaders over the past decade, we believe that Intapp Open offers the superior NBI technology today, and we are very pleased that Intapp has selected the PLA-HardingLowe team  as implementation partners.  We are already delivering Intapp Open to top-tier, mid-sized and small firms, and have built the tools and methodologies necessary to enable these firms to gain the most benefit from their technology investment in an expedited and cost effective manner.”

“Many firms are using Intapp Open as part of a broader strategy to transform their new business intake and conflicts management processes. Intapp Open streamlines new matter inception, as well as client and matter evaluation – all while ensuring alignment with firm-wide business objectives,” said Dan Tacone, President, Intapp. “Partners such as PLA and HardingLowe offer insight into best practices that can be adapted to the needs of individual firms. We’re excited about the momentum behind Intapp Open, and welcome the collaboration of two of our preferred implementation and consulting partners in supporting the success of our customer community.”

As a team, PLA and HardingLowe bring dozens of years of NBI strategy, process, design and implementation experience – dramatically more than any other provider in the legal marketplace.  This team has successfully delivered innovative solutions to law firms across the globe, and is recognized as experts in Risk Management and New Business Intake solutions.

About Project Leadership Associates

Project Leadership Associates (PLA) is a business and technology consulting firm specializing in Strategy and Execution, Legal Solutions, Business Operations, Applications and Infrastructure. PLA’s legal services group leads the marketplace, advising law firms and corporate law departments to leverage technology to better manage legal processes and business operations, using cost efficient and best-in-class strategies. PLA works with over 500 law firms and corporate legal department. With headquarters in Chicago and branch offices in Boston, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Sacramento and Seattle, PLA is uniquely poised to offer a broad array of solutions and work collaboratively with their clients to help them realize substantial results. For more information please contact Project Leadership Associates at (312) 441-0077 or visit

About HardingLowe

HardingLowe is a strategy and management consulting firm that helps top-tier law firms identify opportunities, solve difficult problems, build capabilities, and deliver complex projects.  For more information visit

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