Deloitte Legal in the UK has appointed Bruce Braude as its chief technology officer (CTO), he will be based in the London office, and report directly to the UK managing partner, Michael Castle.
Braude’s role as CTO will oversee all aspects of legal technology, including the use of technology internally to enable the firm’s lawyers to operate as efficiently as possible; the use of technology to develop new legal solutions for clients; delivering legal services via new tech-enabled offerings and the way the firm advises clients on the use of legal technology.
He will also oversee the continued rollout of proprietary technology such as dTrax, an AI-enabled contract management tool, and MyInsight, a secure client portal that enables clients to track and monitor their legal compliance services.
He joins Deloitte after eight years at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he has been director of Legal Operation Solutions and lead for its consultancy arm Cantilever in EMEA and Asia since October 2018.
Braude said: “Michael is building a fantastic team at Deloitte Legal. I am looking forward to helping clients understand how new technologies can be used effectively, and how artificial intelligence, automation and data analytics can help them navigate complex problems and improve productivity.
“When it comes to technologically-enabled legal solutions, the likes of AI and automation certainly have their part to play, but they are not panaceas in themselves. Every client has different business needs. Bespoke technology solutions, and thinking smartly about what problems need to be solved first, is the fastest way to achieve results.”