A tremor rolled through the legal industry recently when Thomson Reuters announced that it had sold its managed services business, Pangea3, to global Big Four professional services firm Ernst & Young, a sign of Ernst & Young’s increasing expansion into legal services.

On the latest episode of LawNext, I speak with two of the leaders of Pangea3, Joe Borstein, global director at Pangea3, and Ed Sohn, vice president of product and partner management there. They provide further details on the deal and discuss its broader implications for the legal industry.

Joe Borstein is a global director with Pangea3, helping to oversee over 1,000 full-time legal, compliance, and technology professionals in offices across the globe, and also director of innovation for Thomson Reuters’ corporate segment. Prior to joining Pangea3, Borstein practiced law at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP, where he managed complex litigation in federal, state, and administrative courts. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Ed Sohn is the vice president of product management and partnerships for Pangea3. He oversees an award-winning product portfolio that tech-enable managed services, products built in-house or from third-party partners. Sohn has served in a variety of leadership roles within Pangea3. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, he was a business litigation associate at King & Spalding in Atlanta, GA, where he is still based. Sohn has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Borstein and Sohn also co-author the alt.legal column on Above the Law, where they write about innovative technologies and businesses in the legal industry.


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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.