We pioneer new solutions to sophisticated problems by providing our clients a formal role in the design process.

Ranked by Financial Times among the Top 20 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America, we invest in meeting the changing need of our clients through AkermanX—a framework for our structured innovation programs. It is the driving force behind Akerman's commitment to deliver exceptional value through collaborative problem solving, technology innovation, and an ongoing study of the future.

R&D Co-Venture

Client needs drive AkermanX activities through the Akerman Research and Development Council, the legal industry's first R&D co-venture with clients. This unique body connects market leaders and their insights into the firm's R&D process, providing meaningful influence into our business and innovation strategies.

We empower our people with design thinking and legal project management resources to help our lawyers and business professionals work and think differently. And through collaboration spaces across our markets, our people connect with entrepreneurs, innovators, and each other to tackle complex business challenges.

Product Innovations

  • Akerman Bench. Judicial analytics and mock oral argument product featuring one of the largest teams of former appellate judges assembled in-house by an Am Law 100 law firm.
  • Akerman Data Law Center. Data privacy and security compliance product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automate consultation and provide immediate, fact-specific legal advice across jurisdictions.
  • Akerman Matter Manager. Customizable legal project management system and collaborative workspace that leverages advanced analytics to enhance lawyer productivity and reduce legal spend.
  • Akerman TaxAbility Matrix. Tax compliance product that helps retailers and auto financing companies navigate the laws and regulations of the nearly 10,000 state and local tax jurisdictions in the United States.
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