Handshake Software Adds Four New Am Law 100 Firms for SharePoint-based Portals, Enterprise Search and Expertise Location

Am Law 100 firms extending use of Microsoft SharePoint and Handshake Software for KM and Search

Alpharetta, Georgia – October 7, 2015Handshake Software, Inc., the market leading, award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market, today announced the addition of four Am Law 100 firms including Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Troutman Sanders and Seyfarth Shaw for recent licensing of Handshake Software’s portal, enterprise search and expertise location solutions.

The latest new wins, over the last 30 days, reflect the continued surge in demand for Handshake Software’s SharePoint-based portal and enterprise search solutions by Am Law 100 firms as well as recently reported new Handshake Software wins among increasingly competitive mid-market players and leading Canadian firms.

In addition to licensing the Handshake/SharePoint Portal JumpStart products as well Search within SharePoint 2013, firms will be deploying Handshake’s Expertise Locator, an add-on application to the popular SP Bridge enterprise search framework.  Expertise Locator uniquely combines information from all the firm’s systems including documents, time entries, biographies, supervising lawyers and more to allow firms to understand who has the best experience related to a client’s requirements.

Pillsbury will utilize Handshake Software’s NetDocuments integration and Troutman Sanders is set to leverage the new Handshake Software/Neudesic Firm Directory integration for Portals, Search & Expertise Locator.

“We are excited that with Handshake Software’s products, our talented team will be able to accelerate the development cycle by enabling us to quickly improve our matter pages through Handshake’s integration of disparate systems such as InterAction and Financial reporting as well as overcoming limitations in SharePoint page layouts through Handshake’s compelling visual display of the integrated information,” stated Lisa Gianakos, Director of Knowledge Management at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

“We are excited to add these new four firms to the Handshake Software family,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software’s Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing.  “The continued growth reflects firms’ needs for a framework that will grow with them, whether in their current version of SharePoint, the next version or Office 365.”

Overall, Handshake Software provides SharePoint-based intranets, extranets and enterprise search solutions to approximately 50% of the Am Law 100, and 45% of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 120,000 across firms headquartered in 10 countries.

For more information about Handshake Software, please visit The complete press release can be viewed here.

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About Handshake Software

Handshake Software is the market leading and award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market including portals, enterprise search and mobility solutions. Handshake leverages existing firm investments in practice & financial managements systems, CRM, ECM and DMS by delivering powerful system integrations with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Handshake Software greatly reduces the time, effort and cost of integrating and presenting business information with Microsoft SharePoint, Search, Microsoft Office and mobile devices. Other business benefits include rapid deployment, reduction of overall risk, unparalleled flexibility and integrated security. Handshake clients include 50% of the Am Law 100, and 45% of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 120,000 across 10 countries. The company was named 2011 Innovative Vendor of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual Distinguished Peer Awards. Handshake Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. For more information about Handshake Software,


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Handshake Software

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