Foundation Software Group Builds Domain Expertise with Addition of Kate Cain as Director of Innovation and Design

Cain to leverage her rich law firm experience to help guide direction of Foundation platform

May 13, 2020 – Foundation Software Group, developer of the only firm intelligence platform for law firms, announced today the appointment of law firm knowledge management and marketing technology veteran Kate Cain as Director of Innovation and Design. Cain’s announcement comes on the heels of Hans Haglund — an established law firm business development leader — joining Foundation, further solidifying the company’s big law domain expertise.

Cain joins Foundation with 20-plus years of experience at large law firms, leading technology initiatives that spanned marketing, finance, knowledge management, and operations. She has focused on delivering intelligence to impact firm strategy, practice growth, and relationship building at firms including Sidley Austin, Winston & Strawn, and Kirkland & Ellis. A recipient of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award and the ILTA Distinguished Peer Leadership Award, Cain served six years on the ILTA Board of Directors and is a frequent speaker and writer for ILTA, Legal Marketing Association, ARK, and others.

Having worked with Kate in both law firm and volunteer settings, I know that she will add tremendous value to the Foundation team. Along with her dedication to our law firm community, she brings a deep understanding of what firms need from a process and technology perspective, as well as the ability to translate that understanding into solutions that move the needle for her constituents."

-- Joy Heath Rush, Chief Executive Officer of ILTA and former Sidley colleague

“Kate’s insights gained from a career of implementing solutions focused on experience management, CRM, and practice management will be a critical asset in her new role,” according to Brett Balmer, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Foundation Software Group. “Her knowledge of how law firms function will be invaluable to Foundation and our customers. She understands what’s needed for a solution to be adopted and actually used by lawyers to support initiatives that drive growth.”

I’m thrilled to be continuing the firm intelligence journey here at Foundation. From the very start, it was clear to me that the Foundation team understood the complexities of law firms and their data and how to leverage that data across the entire client life cycle. I am excited to apply what I have learned from practicing lawyers, firm leaders, and business professionals to Foundation’s 360° approach to clients and matters and, ultimately, to contribute to the success of our customers.”

-- Kate Cain, Director of Innovation and Design of Foundation Software Group

About Foundation Software Group

Foundation Software Group enables large law firms to transform their disparate data about clients, matters, people, and parties into usable and actionable information. Its Firm Intelligence platform includes integrated applications for Experience Management, Expertise Location, and Client Management — leveraging firm knowledge to win new business, improve client service, and gain insight into both the business and practice of law. Foundation is led by an accomplished team of professionals with deep experience in successful law firm application development.