Today Fastcase and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft are announcing a partnership which will enhance the content available to “Cadwalader Cabinet” subscribers. The “Cadwalader Cabinet “is an integrated legal research and intelligence service for financial services lawyers and compliance professionals. It provides news, workflow tools and a collection of over 250,000 documents. It was created over a decade ago to provide market-leading regulatory expertise to financial institutions, regulators, academics, and law firms. The 17,000 subscribers to the Cabinet newsletter and platform will have access to additional primary law content and alerts including access to cases from the Fastcase platform.
According to the press release, Cabinet content includes financial statutes and regulatory materials as well as commentary “provided by lawyers at Cadwalader, one of the oldest and most well-respected U.S. law firms.” A video illustrating how the Cadwalader Cabinet works can be viewed at this link.
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“This partnership has been in development for a while, but it is particularly powerful moment for us to be providing this additional resource to our users, who may not have the full use of their ordinary resources as they or their colleagues work from home,” said Steven Lofchie, a Cadwalader partner and founder of the Cabinet. “The additional materials that we are able to provide through Fastcase will take Cabinet users to the next level by providing a complete set of the materials to which they need 24/7 access.”
Fastcase VP of Product Nina Steinbrecker Jack notes: “Cadwalader and particularly the Cadwalader Cabinet has been a market leader at adding intelligent solutions to organize and deliver legal analysis from experts at the firm to the firm’s clients, an initiative that Fastcase is eager to support. Firms are often surprised to learn that Fastcase welcomes the opportunity to customize solutions that simplify the process of integrating primary law and keeping it up to date. Our conversations with recognized innovators like Steven Lofchie at law firms always lead to creative ways to collaborate and improve their services to clients.”
Building solutions directly within a firm’s products and platforms continues the extension of Fastcase to democratize the law.
“Data-driven law firms are beginning to create a new generation of legal services for clients, and Cadwalader Cabinet is a terrific example of what that future will hold,” said Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO. “Law firms contain enormous expertise and information assets, and the firms that can harness that expertise for the benefit of clients will be true leaders in a fast-changing time.”
From Treatise to Client-Centric Platform. I remember more than a decade ago when Cadwalader partner Steven Lofchie’s treatise on broker dealer regulation disappeared from a now defunct digital platform called “Books on Screen”– to the great disappointment of many broker-dealer practitioners. It is interesting to learn that Lofchie has been a driving force behind a new kind of interactive client-centric research platform– now partnering with Fastcase a leading disruptor in the legal information market.