The Breaking Tradition series aims to provide insight into the world of New Law: the innovative ideas, the thoughtful opinions, and the alternative paths that many looking to reshape the legal industry have taken. With that in mind, we’re publishing a series of Q&As to hear directly from the major players in this space in their own words.

Today’s Q&A is with Alison Grounds, a partner with Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders and managing director of the firm’s Troutman Pepper eMerge subsidiary. Troutman Pepper eMerge offers clients integrated technology and legal solutions to address complex data-driven problems in litigation, transactional and compliance matters, and government investigations. Grounds helped found the subsidiary in 2012.