Norton Rose Group Selects IntApp to Bolster Firm’s Confidentiality and Compliance Initiatives
PALO ALTO, Calif.— April 15, 2008 -- IntApp Inc., the leading provider of confidentiality management, time capture and
integration software for the legal industry, today announced that international legal practice Norton Rose Group has selected
IntApp’s Wall Builder product to bolster its confidentiality and compliance initiatives.
Norton Rose Group will be deploying Wall Builder to comply with information barrier recommendations established by the
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and insider list management practices mandated by the Market Abuse Directive.
SRA Code of Conduct Rule 4 establishes strict client confidentiality standards for law firms. These rules are even more stringent
when firms represent adverse parties. In these situations, such as auction scenarios where the firm acts for multiple parties,
organisations must create information barriers to prevent inappropriate internal access of client information. They must also
enforce rigorous internal notification, acknowledgment and tracking processes.
Additionally, when serving clients who have issued qualified financial instruments that trade on regulated markets, firms must
also comply with the Market Abuse Directive. These rules require firms to maintain and produce accurate lists of all personnel
with access to insider information, as directed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
“With professional and regulatory requirements driving firms to adopt more stringent confidentiality and information audit
practices, we’ve seen tremendous interest in Wall Builder since its UK launch in 2007,” said John Hall, CEO, IntApp. “We’re
pleased to support Norton Rose’s initiatives to remain at the forefront of compliance and client protection.”
“We see an opportunity to offer our clients the most extensive confidentiality protections available,” said Kevin Mortell, COO,
Norton Rose Group. “IntApp is proving to be a ter