January 14, 2015, London, UKGalindo, Arias & Lopez (GALA), a leading international law firm has selected Workshare to streamline the document review process and easily compare and share documents on-the-go to increase attorney productivity.

With global clients in highly regulated industries such as aviation, energy, telecommunications, and financial services, attorneys at GALA handle confidential content that can only be shared with authorized recipients. Because of the mobile working requirements demanded by their attorneys, GALA needed a solution to protect client, partner and corporate content when shared outside the firewall. The firm was introduced to Workshare through Aptus Legal Systems, Workshare's premier alliance partner that helps law firms adopt Workshare solutions throughout Latin America. Now with Workshare, GALA retains complete control of what is being shared and with whom.

Workshare has saved GALA a significant amount of time, previously lost to email-based collaboration, which forced their attorneys to find and compare files manually. Workshare allows GALA attorneys to highlight changes and review document versions side by side, resulting in faster document turnaround. Combined with the ability to access and compare documents anywhere, from any device, the process is much more efficient and allows the attorneys to be more productive.

“We knew the legacy processes we used to collaborate on documents weren’t as efficient as they could be, so we looked into file sharing services,” commented Eduardo Snape, IT Director at Galindo, Arias & Lopez. “We evaluated tools like Box, Citrix and Google Drive, but we weren’t confident that they could meet the control our clients demand. We found that the coupling of Workshare’s ease-of-use with its robust security features met all of our needs. With Workshare, and support from Aptus Legal Systems during implementation, we have cut down our document review cycles by 50% and can share and compare confidential documents more efficiently.”

Anthony Foy, CEO of Workshare commented, “Galindo, Arias & Lopez is a great example of a law firm overcoming a major challenge the legal sector is facing today – balancing attorney productivity with security and control. The firm has given employees the power to securely work on confidential documents from anyplace, on any device, while staying compliant and fulfilling clients’ security needs. Workshare strikes the balance between users’ needs for a simple interface they can easily work with, and IT’s requirements for control over how content and documents are accessed and shared.”