LexisNexis Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List
August 5, 2019 — NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, today announced it was named to Fast Company magazine’s inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators list. The list recognizes 50 top organizations that have committed to empowering employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products or invent new ways of doing business. To compile the list, the magazine partnered with Accenture, which evaluated submissions for the role that innovation played in each company’s culture and operations. Winners were selected by an elite panel of Fast Company editors, renowned business leaders, and notable innovators.
“We are proud to be recognized by Fast Company for fostering a workplace environment and culture where employees feel empowered to innovate, excel, learn, grow and advance the rule of law around the world,” said Mike Walsh, CEO at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “There’s never been a more exciting time at LexisNexis. Our people are using advanced technologies, analytics and AI to uncover fresh insights, and improve productivity and decision-making for our customers. We’re focused on building a culture of innovation that makes our company a great place to work and that enables employees to create solutions that give customers a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving legal technology space.”
As part of the submission process, LexisNexis showcased its innovative culture and environment via its award-winning NPS Explorer Program, which drives improvements in product innovation and design, user experiences and overall customer satisfaction; the launch of its ground-breaking Context on Lexis Advance case-law language analytics solution; and the work of its recently launched non-profit, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation.
Other areas of LexisNexis innovation that secured its place on the Best Workplaces for Innovators list include:
- Investments: Over the last several years, LexisNexis has invested in building a state-of-the art technology infrastructure. Additional investments include the acquisition of innovative legal technology companies like -- Lex Machina, Intelligize, Ravel Law -- and its recent joint venture with Knowable, to grow its existing product portfolio with industry-leading contract analytics.
- Academic Partnerships: Partnerships with North Carolina State, Cornell, Stanford and Harvard Universities help fuel innovation at LexisNexis, creating opportunities to collaborate with law school students and faculty, connect to diverse engineering and technology talent, improve access to legal information, and grow employees with advanced technical skills and certifications.
- Legaltech Accelerator Program: Since December 2016, LexisNexis has mentored about 20 legal startups with hands-on training from LexisNexis executives, access to cutting-edge tools, data and technologies, and industry connections to help grow their organizations. The company is currently accepting applications for its fourth cohort of participants.
- R&D: LexisNexis has invested heavily in R&D to explore and develop advanced technologies including machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks/deep learning, advanced man-machine interfaces and more. The company’s global technology centers in Raleigh, London, and Shanghai are strategically located in areas with established or emerging technology centers with access to top talent.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.