U.S. law firm takes a bold step forward as it transitions from Enterprise

Sep. 29, 2020

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal Professionals division of Thomson Reuters, today announced that U.S. law firm Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook will be transitioning from Enterprise® to 3E® Cloud. As part of the deal, the firm also will be adopting eBillingHub®, the market-leading e-billing solution from Thomson Reuters.

Headquartered in Detroit, the Kitch firm was founded in 1969 and has over 200 employees across seven offices in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Hawaii. A full-service firm, Kitch is one of the premier medical malpractice defense firms in the industry. It also advises clients in such diverse areas as commercial litigation, corporate, immigration, commercial real estate, employment law, and estate planning.

After a competitive review, the Kitch firm chose 3E Cloud for its superior data security, power and load capacity flexibility, improved disaster recovery, and enhanced risk management of business data. In addition, the firm will be able to reduce its infrastructure costs and the need for on-premises hardware while gaining flexibility to scale up or down and getting immediate access to the latest features through automated upgrades.

A long-time customer of Thomson Reuters, Kitch also will benefit from the adoption of eBillingHub, the pioneer and leading electronic billing solution from Thomson Reuters designed specifically for law firms. eBillingHub leads the market thanks to its robust rules capability, known as Greenlight. It is based on the industry’s most robust database of corporate legal billing guidelines, containing more than 16,000 discrete billing rules from more than 7,000 corporate legal departments and performing more than 3 million automated checks each month.

3E Cloud is the first Software as a Service (SaaS) financial management solution that provides large and mid-sized law firms with the robust tools to manage all operational aspects of their business. Designed with a simple and safe implementation model for firms of all sizes, 3E cloud provides an Elite-managed cloud environment using the Microsoft® Azure® platform. The Microsoft Azure platform offers cloud confidence with nearly unlimited scale, 24/7 monitoring, advanced security rigor, and innovation opportunities unmatched in the industry. For more information, visit 3E.

eBillingHub, part of the Thomson Reuters family of innovative solutions for professional services firms, integrates with 3E, Enterprise, and ProLaw® to provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach for preparing, submitting, tracking, and managing electronic invoices. eBillingHub delivers solutions to hundreds of clients, including more than 75% of the Am Law 200 firms and law firms of all sizes in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, helping them to reduce errors in the electronic billing process.?eBillingHub is a strong supporter of key industry standards as a member of the LEDES Oversight Committee and ILTA. For more information, visit eBillingHub.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.