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Fannie Mae Selects LexisNexis CounselLink Software for Legal Matter Management and e-Billing

CounselLink Provides Fannie Mae Cost-Effective Solution for Managing External Legal Spend, Matters and Law Firms

October 26, 2011 — NEW YORK ā€“ LexisNexis (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement to provide its CounselLink? software to Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. LexisNexis® CounselLink® enables corporate law departments to more effectively and efficiently manage their legal spend and matters, while at the same time optimizing their outside counsel relationships. The service consists of robust e-billing capabilities, comprehensive matter management functionality, actionable reporting and analysis tools, and various outside counsel collaboration features.

"We’ve seen tremendous interest in our CounselLink product in recent months particularly within the financial services vertical, and we’re honored that Fannie Mae has chosen CounselLink to help them manage their outside legal matters and costs," said Jeff Schuett, General Manager and Vice President Corporate Counsel Solutions, LexisNexis.

"Fannie Mae is constantly looking for ways to reduce our costs and streamline our operations," said Amy S. Barry, Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, Fannie Mae. "One of the main reasons we chose LexisNexis CounselLink was the software’s ability to provide a single solution for matter management, e-billing and analytics."

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About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis helps professionals at law firms and legal departments of all sizes manage the business element of their practice with innovative software and mobile solutions for customer relationship management, competitive intelligence gathering and assessment, time and billing management, matter management, client analysis, legal holds and more.

About Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.

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