The future belongs to those who can harness "the unparalleled force" of generative AI, says CEO
Propelled by the legal industry’s urgent need for practical large language model (LLM) governance tools, Lega has finally launched its pioneering LLM governance platform after months of intensive working in stealth mode. Lega’s platform is designed specifically to provide law firms with a chance to explore and implement AI technologies at their own pace without compromising security or efficiency.
“The future of the legal industry belongs to those who can successfully combine deep judgment-based expertise with the unparalleled force accelerator of generative AI,” said Lega founder and CEO Christian Lang (pictured), a former corporate lawyer at Davis Polk and the mind behind legal tech forerunner Reynen Court. “Our platform empowers law firms to begin their transformation journey immediately and securely – without exorbitant investments in technology or personnel.”
Lega was created in response to what the platform called a “breakneck” pace of transformation across the AI terrain. It empowers legal organisations to take the first step into their generative AI journey by allowing them to:
- Safely explore different LLMs through a single platform,
- Build and configure API-driven solutions in a few clicks,
- Secure access points across the enterprise through single sign-on (SSO),
- Enforce policy adherence with real-time compliance checkpoints, and
- Analyse usage across different LLM solutions through a single, comprehensive audit trail.
Amidst what one expert deemed an “explosion of consumer-facing generative AI tools”, Lang found singular support for LLM governance solutions in the legal profession embodied by forward-thinking law firms, legal innovators, and robust technology partnerships.
Among Lega’s early adopters are AmLaw 100 law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, whose chief knowledge and innovation officer Bill Koch commented: “Not only does Lega provide us with the enterprise guardrails we need to feel confident exploring LLMs and their use cases; it provides a powerful set of tools to capture critical learning about where our professionals are inspired to use these models and then quickly scale the lessons learned throughout the enterprise so all of our users can benefit from breakthroughs.”
To offer Lega clients immediate access to enterprise-grade architecture and cyber security, Lega has entered a strategic deployment partnership with Betty Blocks, the leading application-development platform in the legal domain. Clients are thus ensured the use of Lega’s novel and ever-evolving SaaS tools on a tried and tested, secure application-hosting environment.
Betty Blocks’ legal enterprise clients include international law firms Clifford Chance and Norton Rose Fulbright.
“Generative AI offers a world of opportunities, but in the short term also creates real risk that Lega elegantly reduces for the enterprise,” said Nicole Bradick, one of the two legal tech visionaries anchoring Lega’s advisory board. “I’m pleased to be advising an early mover that can demonstrate a practical, simple solution that is easy to adopt and implement.”
Nicole Altman, working alongside Bradick, added: “Given the explosion of consumer-facing generative AI tools, it’s critical that enterprises like law firms quickly provide their lawyers with safe exploration pathways. Lega strikes just the right balance between facilitating critical LLM learning while providing the governance tools to help firms ensure their confidential data doesn’t end up in the wrong places.”