Employment Law Alliance
Tenrec worked with the Employment Law Alliance to transform the association’s use of online technology. The firm approached Tenrec when the outdated content management system they were using became too cumbersome and costly to keep using. We engaged with the ELA and Blattel Communications to plan out how the new website should work and how it would replicate the extensive custom functionality for maintaining their member directory, global handbook and secure registration processes.
The new website that Tenrec implemented for the ELA was designed by Twist Design in San Francisco and is built on the Darwin SM system. Using Darwin SM for the website provided the ELA with flexible, customized features to meet all the group’s requirements.
ELA’s members can now log in securely to the association website. They can manage their profiles, edit the content on their firm pages and manage their sections of the global employer handbook.
The ELA has all the tools it needs to publish content, manage users, post webinars and push content to their members through various channels.
Tenrec provides ongoing maintenance, hosting and consulting services for the ELA and helps them to continue to succeed and evolve in their use of web-based technology.
Oregon Community Foundation
Tenrec is proud to be the web technology provider for the Oregon Community Foundation. OCF, the sixth largest community foundation in the U.S., has worked with Tenrec for several years and through two iterations of the foundation website.
OCF engaged Tenrec in 2008 to help the non-profit re-architect its website and to integrate the site with a better, more flexible content management system. Over several months, Tenrec and OCF parsed through the foundation’s content and current site functionality to create a new information architecture and site navigation structure. Tenrec’s designer, Casey Krimmel, designed a new look and feel for the website and our engineers, lead by Greg Clapp, built the site on Darwin Site Manager.
In 2011 OCF’s need for a mobile site and overall design facelift brought us out of site maintenance mode and together with the organization for another project. This time around the project was much smaller as the design, site organization and website management system only needed updating. But, in addition to these updates, we also designed and built a mobile site for the organization giving smartphone browsers easy access to all OCF’s key content.
The OCF website contains dozens of Darwin SM customizations and many unique features. The home page features a multi-tab area that dynamically pulls in the organization’s social media content. The site also includes secure online donation forms, event registration features and a tool for browsing content by the different regions of OR.
The Cozen O’Connor website was designed by Right Hat and developed by Tenrec using the Darwin Site Management system. The site prominently features the firm’s case studies and past experience content. Using Darwin SM’s advanced tools for relating pages and controlling how those relationships are displayed, Cozen O’Connor is able to create and maintain specialized content across the site.
Darwin SM is fully portable and can be maintained and hosted by Tenrec or any capable provider. Cozen O’Connor chose to host their website internally and the firm maintains the site, including all the Darwin SM code, with its IT team. Tenrec provides ongoing support and consulting for the firm on an as-needed basis.
Cozen O’Connor Subrogation Microsite
Cozen O’Connor wanted to incorporate a microsite for its subrogation practice group into the main website that Tenrec was building for the firm.
This new microsite was to be integrated with and managed by the same content management system as the main site and it needed to be closely integrated with the main site database. The attorney profiles for the microsite would pull biographical data from the attorney profiles on the main site. The news on the microsite would have the option to be published on the main site. And finally publications on the microsite would sometimes be published on the main site as well but some of those publications were secure, and required that a visitor be registered and logged in before viewing those documents.
Tenrec worked with Right Hat and Cozen’s internal marketing and business development group to define and design this application. The Darwin SM’s robust and flexible capabilities allowed for our developers to create the microsite to meet all of Cozen’s stringent requirements.
Fenwick & West Flex Microsite
Tenrec helped Fenwick & West create the firm’s Flex website, which markets the firm’s innovative method for providing legal services to small and mid-sized companies in their early stages of growth.
For this project, we helped architect the site and worked with Fenwick’s internal marketing and design team to create the final look and feel for the site as well as its page hierarchy and organization. After the designing and planning stages were completed, we developed the site and have been helping Fenwick to maintain it ever since.
When Gordon & Rees was looking to implement a mobile version of their current website, they interviewed Tenrec for the project. After careful consideration and a review of the Darwin Site Management system, Gordon Rees selected us as the web development provider for the project.
Designed by Right Hat, the new mobile site for Gordon & Rees provides mobile users with a beautiful and easy-to-navigate site built for small screen browsers. The site uses accordion-style menus and targeted search tools for finding content quickly.
The mobile site and main website were both engineered to work with Darwin SM, giving Gordon & Rees’ marketing staff complete control over the content on both sites through one administration tool. In addition, the site database was integrated with the firm’s internal HR system. That system feeds updated attorney profile information directly into the new website database.
Greenberg Glusker has called on Tenrec to design and develop the past three versions of the firm’s website. Rather than rebuilding the site from the ground up every three to five years, the firm has taken the wise approach of creating ‘new’ sites that build off of and improve the current site, both in terms of design and functionality. Aiding this approach is the Darwin Site Management system. Because our tool was meeting the firm’s needs as a content management system, the firm could focus on updating their look and feel, adding new content areas to the site and improving aspects of the user experience such as search tools and browsability.
The result is that the latest version of www.greenbergglusker.com is a completely responsive site with a very contemporary and elegant look and feel. The work required to evolve the site to its current form was streamlined and cost effective because the backend never needed to be replaced or rebuilt. There were also no time-consuming and costly content migrations between each iteration of the website, thus preserving budget for all the new features and design revisions the firm wanted.
Tenrec continues to assist Greenberg Glusker in maintaining the site and we look forward to creating version number four.
Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies
Cozen O’Connor engaged Tenrec for a series of projects beginning with the development of this microsite for the firm’s government relations practice group.
The look and feel of this microsite was created by the Right Hat design team. The site was developed on the Darwin Site Management system. The site is closely integrated with the practice group’s blog, which built by the LexBlog team.
Keker & Van Nest
Keker & Van Nest is the premier litigation firm in Northern California. Tenrec and Right Hat collaborated to create a unique, stand out website and brand for the firm that together conveyed the firm’s powerhouse qualities.
The home page combines custom illustrations with feeds of news, experience and testimonial content. On the site attorney bios and practice profiles prominently feature related “Cases of Note.” Attorney profiles contain separate tabs or sections of content that can be turned on or off and labeled uniquely for each attorney. Through the site management system, Keker’s website administrators are able to control all of this content including setting the exact order that experience or news items appear on individual pages.
The Keker & Van Nest website is built on the Darwin Site Manager system and the firm utilizes the system’s experience database and proposal generator components.
Best Best & Krieger Knowledge Center
The law firm of Best Best & Krieger is known for its work in public agency law, representing and advising municipalities throughout California and the west.
When the firm decided to highlight its expertise and experience through a microsite publishing their extensive material on public agency issues, emerging trends and hot topics, they turned to Tenrec to design and develop the site.
The new BBK Knowledge Center was built to be completely responsive, adapting to whatever screen size and browser a visitor uses. We used a modified WordPress theme to create a clean, organized look and feel for BBK without breeaking their budget. We also built on existing WordPress routines to create custom features and functionality to engage visitors with the content and make publishing articles and insights painless for the firm’s marketing team.
The NYC-based firm of Wilk Auslander turned to Right Hat to design a new brand and website for the firm. Right Hat recommended Tenrec to provide information architecture, programming and testing services for the website portion of the project.
The new website at www.wilkauslander.com is built on the Darwin Site Management system and features rich mega menus, customized attorney profiles and a targeted tools for publishing the firm’s news and insights.
Fish Richardson Litigation Blog
Fish Richardson needed a new blog built in WordPress. The new blog would need to closely match an existing blog, also built in WordPress. Right Hat was working with Fish Richardson to create that matching design but they needed a development team to handle the programming aspects of the project and to handle the WordPress customizations.
Tenrec was able to step in and provide development services on short notice and we were able to complete the project on a tight schedule and within a limited budget.
Archer Norris has trusted Tenrec to develop and maintain its websites since 2000. The current website is the fourth iteration of www.archernorris.com that Tenrec has been fortunate to build and maintain.
Archer Norris has also been using our website managmeent system, Darwin SM, as long or longer than any client we have and the firm has experienced many versions of the tool during that time.
Designed by Greenfield Belser, the current website features a distinct and vibrant interface that highlights the firm’s top notch attorneys and their focus on California business and real estate law.
On the backend, the website management system provides Archer Norris with granular-level control over content and page relationships. The system also includes a complete experience database allowing the firm’s marketing staff to create new experience items, connect them with attorneys and practices and even rank them to show in a custom order on each page.
Drinker Biddle & Reath
The law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath engaged Tenrec after considering several different website management solutions and not finding one that fit the firm’s needs. In reviewing Darwin SM, the firm found a system that had the flexibility to meet the specific functional requirements that the new website demanded and one that provided the features and benefits the firm hadn’t anticipated wanting.
The design for the Drinker Biddle website was created internally by the firm’s graphic designer. Tenrec worked closely with this designer and the firm’s marketing staff to flesh out the site hierarchy and to establish and document the bevavior of the site’s many page types.
The resulting website boasts an elegant design that sets it apart from most all other law firm sites today. The home page offers visitors an engaging and interactive matrix of the news, issues and content that may be of interest to them. Drinker and Biddle has also created side bar navigation for visitors looking to find information by what the firm is trending at the time.
Tenrec works with Drinker Biddle to maintain the site and to extend its functionality.
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
Tenrec implemented a WordPress-based website for this leading plaintiff firm in San Francisco. The site was designed by Herdah Warner and conveys the distinct and sophisticated personality of the firm to the site’s visitors.
We provide ongoing consulting, hosting and development services to Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn including search engine optimization (SEO) and social media monitoring services in conjunction with our partner Thrive Business Marketing.
Munger Tolles & Olson
Munger, Tolles & Olson is a highly regarded law firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Their client list includes international Fortune 50 companies and they work on some of the most high profile and precendent-setting cases in the country.
Munger Tolles turned to Tenrec to be the firm’s web technology and services provider. We built their Right Hat-designed website, mobile site and content management system using the Darwin SM system. We continue to provide the firm ongoing hosting, engineering and consulting services. Munger Tolles counts on us to monitor their applications, to keep them secure and up-to-date and to advance their systems as new technologies and opportunities become available.
Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West and Tenrec have worked together for many years. With the latest iteration of the firm’s website, our team was one of a few groups that worked together to design and develop this online project. Tenrec had been maintaining Fenwick’s previous website and was brought in on the new project primarily to help with planning the new site and to be prepared to maintain it post launch.
The new site was built in Microsoft Sharepoint and, as the project progressed, our engineers ended up taking on significant portion of development work, collaborating with Fenwick & West’s internal Sharepoint developers to help bring the project to a successful completion.
The result of everyone’s work is a dynamic and powerful website that uses content tagging, topic areas and targeted search forms to give visitors an easy browsing experience and tools for finding exactly the information they seek.
Tenrec continues to provide ongoing consulting and development services to Fenwick & West as we maintain this site and other online applications for the firm.