With the goal of providing full end-to-end legal operations support to corporate clients worldwide, Integreon and UpLevel Ops have formed an alliance to offer what they are calling Legal Operations Support-as-a-Service.

The alliance combines the managed services offerings of alternative legal services provider (ALSP) Integreon with the outsourced strategic advisory services of corporate legal operations consulting firm UpLevel Ops.

The new offering builds on Integreon’s appointment in October of legal industry veteran Gabriel Buigas as executive vice president and head of tis Contracts, Compliance and Commercial (CCC) Services business unit.

Buigas is working closely with Stephanie Corey, cofounder and general partner at UpLevel Ops, to ensure Integreon can meet the needs of a thriving legal operations function, the two companies said.

Stephanie Corey

“UpLevel Ops is an ideal partner to bring this offering to market as they are a trusted partner and industry thought leader staffed by a team with deep expertise and hands-on experience in legal operations,” Buigas said.

“Integreon has a 23-year history as a trusted managed services provider to many leading corporations and CCC is similarly led by a team of practitioners with deep expertise in legal function management.”

Corey said that UpLevel Ops’ clients for whom the company has helped set up legal operations infrastructures often request that the company stay on to administer the legal ops tools and service, but the company sees that as outside its core competency of providing strategic advice.

“Partnering with Integreon allows us to bring a complete solution and tangible benefits, insights, and efficiency to the corporate legal ops market,” Corey said. “Our shared clients are sophisticated buyers addressing complex challenges. Their organizations will benefit greatly from the skillset and industry knowledge that UpLevel and Integreon bring together to meet their diverse needs.”

“The Integreon/UpLevel Ops partnership will bring an exciting new element to our support for legal operations, drawing upon the best talent, methodology and technology solutions for optimized results,” said Bob Rowe, CEO of Integreon.  “Gabriel Buigas, Stephanie Corey, and their respective teams are hitting the ground running to advance and develop this initiative and many others.”

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