In this episode of the Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Accusoft and hosted on Law.com, we’ll hear highlights from the January 27th presentation titled, Technology: Build or Buy? Learning Which is Best for Your Firm or Department. 

Is your law firm or legal department keeping up with technology innovation in order to keep up with the changing market? It’s time to take the plunge with technology. Whether it’s buying it or building it, new technology can help solve many business problems.

Zach Warren, Editor in Chief of Legaltech News; Neeraj Rajpal, Chief Information Officer at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; and Kelly Wehbi, Head of Product at Gravity Stack explore the pros and cons that come with buying or building solutions. They review considerations firms and legal departments should make when weighing whether to build custom software solutions or buy an off-the-shelf product. 

The full on-demand webcast can be found here: https://www.law.com/2020/12/29/solving-the-buy-vs-build-software-debate-important-considerations-to-explore?pc=podcast

Neeraj Rajpal | Chief Information Officer | Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

He is responsible for the firm’s Information Technology, Security, Knowledge Management, Litigation Support and e-Discovery services, and Library & Research.  He has over 20 years of experience in Global IT Business Strategy, Data Management, Application Development, Operations, and IT Infrastructure Management. Before joining Stroock, Mr. Rajpal served K&L Gates as Global CIO and prior to this, Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Managing Director and Chief Information & Privacy Officer (CIO & CPO). Mr. Rajpal holds a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering.

Kelly Wehbi | Head of Product | Gravity Stack

Kelly leads its product team and drives the vision and the product roadmap for the organization. Prior to joining Gravity Stack, Kelly was a Senior Product Manager at Relativity, where he led multiple product teams through a SaaS transformation, launching structured analytics solutions and redesigning the front-end user experience. He provides expertise in product discovery, design, and development to law firms and legal technology teams.