|Management & Administration|
The business of Kiernan Trebach is directed by a five-person Executive Committee. Currently serving on the Executive Committee are Alan Block, Heather Deane, John Kiernan, Mark Lockett and Michael Smith. Heather Deane is the Firm's Managing Partner and is responsible for overall leadership, strategy and policy in coordination with the Executive Committee. Alan Block and Michael Smith are the firm's co-chairs. In addition, Kevin McCarthy, CPA, CLM, the firm’s Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, manages the day-to-day administrative and finance operations of the firm. Michael Chefitz serves as the firm's General Counsel.
Kiernan Trebach is committed to the use of technology as a tool in driving our success and we continually enhance our capabilities in this area. All of the firm's offices are connected through a virtual private network (VPN) allowing for high speed electronic communication and data transfer between offices. We also have the ability to set up individual attorneys with the latest technology in their homes to connect to our office via the secure VPN. Client documents are electronically stored in a cloud based document management system that provides enterprise-level security, mobility, disaster recovery and collaboration. Content in the document management system is organized into collaborative workspaces based on our client matter number for easy access and searchability. Documents can be accessed by all of the individuals that have the appropriate security rights, and the system retains document history and audit trail data.
We utilize SurePoint's cloud-based Legal Management System for timekeeping and billing which provides access for time entry from any web browser, and provides matter management functionality to attorneys. The firm creates electronic bills in several formats to meet client requirements including Ledes 98, TyMetrix, Adobe PDF and Ariba formats. We currently submit electronic invoices through Advocator, BottomLine Legal Exchange, Allegient, TyMetrix 360, Serengeti, CounselLink, Legal Precision, Litigation Advisor and Ariba Supplier Network.
The firm uses both Summation and Concordance for trial preparation on complex cases. In addition, most litigation graphics and trial exhibits are prepared in-house by experienced paralegals.
Kiernan Trebach uses Carbonite's Server Backup system which continually backs up all files on our physical and virtual servers. Carbonite uses advanced encryption to protect data during transmission and while it is stored at their secure, offsite data centers. The Firm utilizes LexisNexis for electronic legal research.