|Management & Administration|
The business of Bonner Kiernan is directed by a five-person Executive Committee. Currently serving on the Executive Committee are Alan Block, Joseph Bottiglieri, John Kiernan, Michael Smith and Barry Trebach. In addition, Kevin McCarthy, CPA, CLM, the firm’s Director of Finance and Administration, manages the day-to-day administrative and finance operations of the firm.
Bonner Kiernan 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 Thomson Elite Enterprise to record our time 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.
Bonner Kiernan 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 datacenters. And of course, the Firm utilizes LexisNexis for electronic legal research.