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Can innovation take legal technology into the future?

The past decade has seen extraordinary change in how legal services are delivered and consumed. From my early experience as national technical editor of the first Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) to my more recent experience in the emerging legal operations profession, I’ve had a front row seat. I’ve recently taken on the role of chief innovation officer at Epiq. With approximately $1 billion in revenue last year from more than 40 countries supported by 7,000 employees, we have a unique perspective from which we can evaluate opportunities for innovation in the legal industry.

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Booming While Others Go Bust: The Debt Restructuring Industry Takes Off

It’s been a long, gloomy spell for the sectors trying to stay afloat in a rapidly changing market. For many businesses still struggling to weather the storm, it does not appear that the rough weather is blowing over just yet. According to Epiq’s 2017 bankruptcy trends data, there were 149,280 national filings in March and April—the largest two-month total since March/April 2015. Does that mean that debt restructuring will be the biggest success story of 2017?

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Post-Holiday Post-Mortem: The State of Retail Bankruptcies

The brick-and-mortar retail industry could see up to 40 bankruptcies in 2017. Heavy debt loads, rising rents and the loss of brick-and-mortar shoppers to online retailers have eaten away at many clothing companies. Appliance retailers, too, have been hit hard. What will 2017 hold for Chapter 11s in the retail industry? Read on to find out.

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Bankruptcies, the Affordable Care Act, and What’s Next for the Health Care Industry

Since the Affordable Care Act was launched in 2013, the industry has seen a steady wave of Chapter 11 and Chapter 9 filings. Now, with the future of the ACA in doubt, the health care industry, reimbursement companies and insurers are understandably apprehensive about what their financial future holds. In this article, we take the financial temperature of the health care industry and explore what the current administration may have in store for the health care industry in the near future.

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