Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2019, 8:51 AM

Microsoft Embraced Law Firm Alternative, But Many Still Fearful

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

The relationship between Microsoft Corp. and Integreon Inc. has grown dramatically since the software giant took a chance on the nascent alternative legal service industry a decade ago, but there’s disagreement about whether such a model will take off widely enough to truly disrupt law firms.

What started in 2009 as a seven-member group of Integreon lawyers and paralegals in North Dakota handling small, English-language procurement contracts for Microsoft has expanded to a team of more than 80 based in offices across the continents who review 20,000 contracts a year in 15 languages.

Partnerships on the scale of Microsoft’s and ...

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