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Brightflag Brings Safe, Simple Diversity & Inclusion Tracking to In-House Legal Teams

Secure data collection pairs with easy benchmark reporting in new product update

(October 15, 2020) Brightflag, the AI-powered legal spend management platform, today announced a product update that provides in-house legal teams with a more efficient and effective way to track diversity and inclusion among their outside counsel partners. The comprehensive solution safeguards sensitive personal data while presenting both parties with the objective insights they need to make meaningful progress.

“Our customers realize that the work of fostering true diversity and inclusion must go beyond the four walls of their department,” said Yi Lin Pei, Director of Product Marketing at Brightflag. “By designing an easier process and providing clearer reports, Brightflag is helping in-house legal teams and their outside counsel quickly align around a crucial industry conversation.”

Brightflag simplifies data collection with a standardized survey that securely gathers details related to a timekeeper’s gender, ethnicity, military service, LGBTQ+, and disability statuses. This data is then aggregated and presented at a law firm level to facilitate analysis and benchmarking. Key Brightflag reports include:

  • Headcount by diversity attribute
  • Hours billed by diversity attribute
  • Amount billed by diversity attribute

Considering the heightened sensitivity of diversity and inclusion issues, Brightflag is also taking extraordinary measures to protect timekeeper privacy. Individual survey responses are pseudonymized, encrypted, and never shared with clients nor colleagues. Additionally, timekeepers have the right to opt out of the survey in whole or in part.

These new features are currently available only to Brightflag customers based in the United States. For an expanded explanation and a visual product tour, please visit: brightflag.com/resources/diversity-inclusion-product-update/ 

About Brightflag

Brightflag enables organizations to take control of their legal spend with AI-powered software that’s easy to use and backed by proactive customer support. Brightflag processes billions of dollars of legal spend annually on behalf of its customers, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and tens of thousands of hours in avoided administrative work. Founded in 2014, Brightflag serves a global community of in-house legal teams and their vendors from its offices in Dublin, New York, and Sydney.