The law firm was one of 50 organizations to be honored for data-driven business impact.
Philadelphia (July 13, 2023) – The Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business today announced that it has selected Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP as a 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 Award honoree. The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 is a national recognition of analytics distinction honoring 50 organizations using analytics to solve business challenges.
Pond Lehocky Giordano was recognized for the proprietary process it developed to determine the benefits and legal claims the firm could potentially pursue on behalf of prospective clients based on the information they provided to the firm about their injuries, medical treatment, and medical history.
Many clients contact the firm knowing they might have one type of legal claim they can pursue, but to a trained lawyer’s or law firm professional’s eye, their medical records and background information might suggest others. The challenge for the firm was creating a process for assessing prospective clients’ information systematically so the firm could evaluate tens of thousands of prospective clients’ files to determine the legal claims they had.
“Pond Lehocky Giordano was built to fulfill a straightforward but daunting mission: To help as many people as possible whose lives have been derailed by a health crisis receive the legal help they need so they can recover from and be compensated for their injuries,” said Pond Lehocky Giordano Managing Partner Samuel H. Pond. “This mission required us to take a holistic and scalable approach to our clients’ health and potential legal claims—an approach that would not be nearly as fruitful if not for our firm’s innovative use of analytics in the claim-identification process.”
The firm’s scalable solution came in the form of an algorithm it built that takes raw information from various parts of clients’ files and runs it against a known set of keywords that are frequently used in legal cases to flag critical pieces of information that suggest potential legal liability and damages related to mass tort cases, personal injury cases, Social Security Disability cases, workers’ compensation cases, and employment law cases. Once these terms were flagged, firm representatives alerted clients when there were additional legal claims the clients could pursue beyond the ones they contacted the firm about.
“Our analytics initiative has been a resounding success for our clients and our firm,” said Pond Lehocky Giordano CEO Shawn Lehocky, a 2023 LeBow MBA graduate. “Thousands of our clients who are experiencing one of the worst episodes of their life have been able to seek compensation for injuries or benefits they did not know they were entitled to or qualified for. At the same time, our analytics department has grown into one of the largest departments at our firm, our analytics program has allowed us to build a network of excellent law firms across the country that can handle practically any legal case imaginable that our clients have, and the program has set a new standard for how law firms can use analytics to improve outcomes for their clients.”
The 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 Award honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony later this year on Thursday, October 5.
About The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50
The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50, presented by the Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, connects academia and industry, highlights best practices, and applauds data-driven business impact. Honorees are selected by a panel of researchers and practitioners who evaluate nominations based on the complexity of the business challenge, the analytics solution implemented, and the solution’s business impact on the organization.
About Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP
Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP is the largest workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and short- and long-term disability law firm in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the U.S. The firm’s nationwide referral network, which includes over 2,000 attorneys and through which over 160,000 cases have been referred, helps injured and disabled Americans across the country obtain the legal help they need to get their lives back in order. The firm has been recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “Top Workplace,” the Philadelphia Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work,” and The Legal Intelligencer as one of the top law firms in Philadelphia for gender diversity. For more information, please visit www.pondlehocky.com.