Keesal, Young & Logan’s Director of Information, Justin Hectus, was elected to the International Board of Directors of the Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standards (LEDES) Oversight Committee this week at the groups annual meeting in New York City.  The LEDES Oversight Committee is an international, voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of legal industry representatives and is charged with creating and maintaining open standard formats for the electronic exchange of billing and other information between corporations and law firms. The group is dedicated to using open standards which cater to no one organization or group of organizations to uniformly satisfy the complex needs of the legal industry based on 5 basic principles: keep it simple; make it unambiguous; diverge from existing formats as little as absolutely necessary; only ask for information the law firm is typically able to provide from their financial system; and meet the needs of corporations, law firms and legal industry software vendors to the maximum extent possible consistent with the first four criteria.
Keesal, Young & Logan is one of eight law firms represented on the LOC, which includes representatives from Microsoft Corporation, Johnson Controls, General Motors and Merrill Lynch.
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