SimpleLegal in the News

How Legal Operations Technology is Saving Funds and Improving Efficiency for Finance

August 27, 2019 Financial Executives International

Unplanned litigation and constant regulatory changes makes it difficult for legal teams to predict spend, causing increased frustration for finance teams. This is where legal operations technology can help.

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SimpleLegal Hires Legal Technology Executive Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success

July 16, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal has announced the appointment of Craig Raeburn, Jr. as Vice President of Sales and Customer Success. In this role, he will support company objectives by spearheading efforts toward sales targets, develop strategic sales plans and promote the growth and expansion of SimpleLegal’s client base.

Nathan Wenzel & Erik Reeves Discuss End-to-End IP Solution for Legal Operations

May 29, 2019 Evolve the Law

Get double the insight, as host Ian Connett is joined by two guests: Nathan Wenzel and Erik Reeves who share how together they've cooked up an idea and teamed up to create an end-to-end IP solution for legal operations.

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Legal Tech Vendors Aiming to Be One-Stop Shops for Attorneys

May 16, 2019 Bloomberg Law

Legal technology companies are expanding their products and buying vendors with niche market expertise as they aim to become sole sources of cutting-edge tools for law firms and legal departments.

On Heels of $200M Investment, Onit Acquires Legal Ops Platform SimpleLegal

May 15, 2019 Legaltech news

Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of the Houston-based enterprise workflow company.

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Onit Buys SimpleLegal

May 15, 2019 Finsmes

Onit, Inc., a Houston, TX-based provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, acquired SimpleLegal, a Mountain View, California-based provider of legal spend, matter and vendor management software.

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Private Equity Dominates as Onit Acquires SimpleLegal

May 14, 2019 Legal IT Insider

Private equity driven deals continue to dominate the legal sector news as, following a $200m strategic investment by K1 Investment Management in January, Onit yesterday (13 May) announced that it has acquired SimpleLegal.

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Onit Acquires SimpleLegal to Modernize Global Legal Operations

May 13, 2019 GlobeNewswire

Legal industry thought leaders join forces to deliver most comprehensive product offering in the Enterprise Legal Management space.

Onit Aims to Conquer the Corporate Market with Acquisition of SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 LawSites

Four months after receiving a $200 million strategic investment, Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for large corporations and legal departments, is putting that money to good use — acquiring SimpleLegal.

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Legal Tech Consolidation Continues As Onit Buys SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 Artificial Lawyer

SimpleLegal, the spend management pioneer, which Artificial Lawyer only recently profiled, has been bought by Onit, the massive process automation and legal data management company, in further signs of consolidation in the legal tech market.

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Houston-Based Onit Announces Acquisition of Legal Tech Company SimpleLegal

May 13, 2019 Chron

Houston-based Onit announced Monday that it's acquiring the legal technology company SimpleLegal.

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Houston Enterprise Software Co. Acquires Silicon Valley-Based Competitor

May 13, 2019 Houston Business Journal

The acquisition comes after the Houston company received a $200 million private equity investment in January.

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SimpleLegal Streamlines Feedback from In-House Attorneys with Vendor Surveys

April 30, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal announces a new feature that allows customers to collect feedback from in-house attorneys on their experience working with a particular law firm or vendor.

LyondellBasell to Streamline its Worldwide Legal Operations with SimpleLegal Platform

April 16, 2019 GlobeNewswire

LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, selected SimpleLegal's platform to power their global legal department.

SimpleLegal Introduces New Capability to Automate Budget Requests with Vendors

March 26, 2019 GlobeNewswire

SimpleLegal announces Budget Request – a feature designed to streamline the process for managing matter-level budgets and provide in-house counsel with a more structured way to administer budgets and collaborate with vendors.

Google, Square Officials Point to Hot Market for Legal Operations Experts

December 13, 2018 Yahoo News

In a panel discussion held at the SimpleLegal headquarters in Mountain View, CA, local Silicon Valley legal ops leaders said professionals who can combine operational and tech savvy are in high demand.

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How to Become a Data-Driven Legal Team

November 5, 2018 The Recorder

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, was featured on "The Recorder" and shares how in-house legal teams are increasingly using data analytics for a variety of tasks. He discusses how analytics will play a crucial role in the future of the services and how legal teams can emerge as a more quantitative department.

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The Leading Platform for Legal Operations Management

October 24, 2018 Enterprise Podcast Network

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, speaks with the Legal Corner of Entrepreneur Podcast about why SimpleLegal is the leading legal operations management platform.

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SimpleLegal Launches New Capability to Help Legal Teams Manage, Automate and Control Invoice Review and Approval

October 22, 2018 Globe Newswire

SimpleLegal, a modern legal operations platform offering e-Billing and spend management, matter management and analytics software, today announced its latest product capability: Intelligent Invoice Workflow. The new feature provides legal operations teams, in-house attorneys and finance departments the ability to create programmatic and configurable rules to better enforce billing guidelines, alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), discounts and more.

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Legal Bills, Technology and the Weak Buyer Problem

September 11, 2018 Artificial Lawyer

Richard Tromans, Founder of the Artificial Lawyer, interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discussing all things legal technology and the need for a more data-driven and quantitative legal department to drive cost savings.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How Technology is Changing the Role of General Counsel and the Rise of Legal Operations

August 7, 2018 IT Briefcase

In this interview, SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, discusses the changing role of GCs. He also outlines the importance of legal operations, a growing function within modern legal departments, and shares how legal teams can best leverage technology to amplify their work.

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Evolve Law Podcast: SimpleLegal

July 18, 2018 Above the Law

In this podcast, Nathan Wenzel and Ian Connett discuss the origins of SimpleLegal, why legal is one of the last "black holes," and how Nathan's business background helps him to find unique legal tech improvements.

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SimpleLegal Launches “Legal Requests” to Modernize Matter Intake Process for Corporate Counsel

April 19, 2018

SimpleLegal announces the launch of Legal Requests, a new offering that helps organizations and in-house legal teams understand the "why" behind their legal spend and improves communication throughout all departments around legal needs.

SimpleLegal Named One of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers” by CIOReview

March 1, 2018 CIOReview

Shining a spotlight on legal technology providers and their impact on the industry, CIOReview named SimpleLegal one of the “Top 20 Most Promising Legal Technology Providers”.

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Evolve Law: Member Spotlight with Nathan Wenzel

February 1, 2018 Evolve Law

In Evolve Law's 100th podcast episode, host Mary Jutten interviews SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, to learn more about SimpleLegal's legal operations software and how it helps data-driven legal departments make informed decisions, streamline processes, and uncover valuable insights for improved legal spend management.

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Started With Nathan Wenzel, CEO of SimpleLegal

October 2, 2017

CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me" series, created by Yitzi Weiner. He shares his personal backstory, who he admires most and why, and more.

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The Recorder: 4 Tools Your In-House Legal Team Needs

September 20, 2017 The Recorder

CEO Nathan Wenzel is featured on the "The Recorder" and leverages his experiencing working with legal departments of all sizes to provide his list of top tools every legal department needs to streamline legal operations, drive efficiencies, and reduce costs.

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Talking Tech Savvy In-House Counsel in Silicon Valley

September 18, 2017 Evolve Law

Evolve Law was back in Silicon Valley for another great tech event, this one focused on the "Tech Savvy In-House Counsel." The event kicked off with a Darwin Talk from Tina Fan of SimpleLegal who presented on "Best Practices for Implementing Legal Operations Software" and was followed by a panel discussing the role of general counsel and the legal operations department in the current environment, how it could improve, and where it's headed in the future.

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Outlier AI Podcast: I Fought the Law and the Data Won (Legal Operations)

August 31, 2017 Outlier

Join our CEO, Nathan Wenzel, on the Data Driven Discussions podcast with host and Outlier CEO, Sean Byrnes, to learn about the recent (and tremendous) growth of the legal operations function, the need for legal to shift from the traditional qualitative mindset to a more quantitative approach, and how data is changing the way companies run their corporate legal departments.

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Twenty Minute VC Podcast: Construct Your Fundraising Process To Get 3 Term Sheets in 36 Hours, Why Slow and Steady Can Be Best For Startups & Why All Startups Must Know Their Zero Cash Day

July 28, 2017 Twenty Minute VC

SimpleLegal CEO, Nathan Wenzel, joins host, Harry Stebbings, on The Twenty Minute VC to talk about SimpleLegal’s journey from the very beginning as a services-based consulting company, to our Y Combinator experience, and finally, getting three term sheets in 36 hours.

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Above The Law: SimpleLegal Announces $10M Series A: Live Conversation with CEO Nathan Wenzel

June 29, 2017 Above the Law

Zach Abramowitz, CEO and co-founder of, spoke with SimpleLegal CEO Nathan Wenzel on the recent Series A funding led by Emergence Capital, what the company plans to do with the funds, the growth of legal ops, and more.

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Evolve Law Now Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation with Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal

November 10, 2016 Evolve Law

Evolve Law Now Podcast host, Mary Juetten, sits down to talk to Nathan Wenzel, CEO and Co-Founder of SimpleLegal, about his product, his team's background, and the feedback he has been receiving from his customers. Tune in to find out more about the technological innovations happening in the legal field now!

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IPfolio Integrates with SimpleLegal to Further Unify the IP Management Process

October 18, 2016

IPfolio Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based Intellectual Property Management Software, and SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal operations software for in-house legal departments, integrate their offerings to improve process efficiency for corporate Legal and IP groups.