LexisNexis launched a strategic business unit to create solutions to verify identity, predict and manage risk, and support law enforcement and homeland security initiatives. The business unit is now called the Risk & Information Analytics Group.
A year later LexisNexis acquired CourtLink Corporation and their electronic access and electronic filing and service products. LexisNexis Courtlink Strategic Profiles help legal professionals gain insight into the litigation history of a company, attorney experience on a particular nature or suit, or map out federal litigation trends.
LexisNexis Butterworths Canada and Quicklaw Inc., Canada's leading online legal research service, agreed to merge. Late in the year, they were formally joined to become LexisNexis Canada.
MBO Verlag is acquired, the first major step to develop a legal information business in Germany. MBO developed a comprehensive database of German legislation and had a wide range of jurisprudence and other legal, tax and regulatory information products.
LexisNexis launches a global technology platform for online products around the world to speed delivery of its portfolio of highly regarded research and information tools to corporations, lawyers and information professionals in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America. Customers realize the benefits of LexisNexis local and global products with enhanced functionality, advanced taxonomy and more seamless searching and linking.
Seisint is acquired for its data analytics supercomputer technology and various content. Seisint is integrated into LexisNexis's strategic risk management business unit now called LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group.
Customers of this business include financial institutions, insurance companies, collections agencies, law enforcement and federal government. Products and services of this business unit help to verify identity, prevent and detect fraud, locate criminals, solve federal and law enforcement cases, and manage the risk within customer development and business processes. The business unit products and services are known for its depth and breadth of information, data analytics, and sub-second linking and matching capabilities.
LexisNexis® introduces Total Solutions–a strategy that offers innovative products and services to address specific customer needs in order to improve productivity, increase profitability and stimulate growth.
The company's first Chinese language online service, called LexisNexis® China Online, is launched for the Chinese market to help customers quickly and easily find relevant information, particularly on rapidly changing legal and regulatory issues in China.
LexisNexis Japan Co., Ltd., announced a new online legal information service in the Japanese language called LexisNexis® JP. The initial coverage of the LexisNexis® JP database includes 206,000 judgments dating from 1862; 42,000 case commentaries as published in prestigious law journals, and all of the current 7,200 Japanese statutes, codes and laws.
LexisNexis Total Practice Advantage™ is launched–the first online legal practice solution integrating key areas of business from calendaring, research to case assessment in order to improve law firms' productivity and efficiency.
A Japanese lawyer directory, "martindale.jp," is introduced to allow users to find lawyers by criteria such as practice area, education and career history. The Japanese legal market is undergoing dramatic changes, including thriving M&A, Corporate and Intellectual Property practices; a large increase in the number of attorneys; establishment of U.S. style law schools; and the introduction of a jury system.
LexisNexis is at the forefront in recognizing these changes have created a strong demand for a Japanese version of martindale.com®
LexisNexis launches TotalPatent™ to bring together relevant content, expertise and legal research capabilities all in one place. For the first time ever, users have access to the full text of 22 of the world's major patent authorities–three times more than has been available from other providers.
Designed with input from Intellectual Property (IP) experts from around the world, TotalPatent is a single online destination featuring the most complete and up-to-date domestic and international IP content available, including a timely collection of patent, scientific and other prior art information. The TotalPatent service also offers expert legal analysis, tools and document retrieval services.
LexisNexis realigns its global and U.S. organizational structure and implements new initiatives to expand its Total Solutions strategy.
Significant changes include: creation of Global Solutions organization to effectively serve all of the company's diverse markets and multi-national customers; creation of a single U.S. legal business to streamline decision making, optimize resources and align legal solutions for all U.S. markets; global oversight of operations to effectively ensure "best practices" and optimization of product development, editorial and production, customer support, and infrastructure across all LexisNexis businesses.