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July 2013: Knowledge Management

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS AT DECHERT Experience Matters at Dechert by Kelly Breslin and Julie Ketover of Dechert LLP It is summer: a season often associated with a plethora of appealing characterizations, several beginning with the letter "r" (relaxation, recreation and respite, to name a few). Here at Dechert, we are thinking about another "r" word: rollout. This word holds particular significance for several administrative groups at the firm as we embark on the rollout of DechertEXP (EXP) to marketing and practice group personnel, and, shortly thereafter, to our attorney population. The prototype for EXP — Dechert's branded, homegrown attorney experience application — is now developed enough for people to see first-hand how it can work for them. Flashback to 2011, when it became abundantly clear that Dechert, like many firms, needed a centralized repository of attorney experience, which would meet both external and internal objectives. In an increasingly competitive legal market, this need to harness experience more effectively required significant attention, immediate project planning and dedicated resources.

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