AUSTIN, Texas — June 16, 2020
FileTrail has announced the relocation of its company headquarters to Austin, Texas. The company provides next-generation information governance and records management software for law firms and highly regulated industries. The move is due in large part to FileTrail’s growth, and the need to accommodate its recently expanded team.
“The year 2020 marks more than just FileTrail’s 20th in business; this is also the start of an exciting new chapter for our company,” says FileTrail CEO Darrell Mervau. “While the greater Bay Area will always be a special place for the FileTrail family, our recent growth prompted the need to explore options for a larger headquarters. Our new location is a great fit for our expanding team and affords us much needed flexibility for continued growth. We are grateful to the Austin community for already making us all feel welcome.”
Innovation in Information Governance and Records Management
Celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year, FileTrail is the leading provider of comprehensive IG solutions for law firms. In addition, FileTrail provides enterprise records management software for highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and energy.
The company has seen significant adoption of the FileTrail GPS (Governance Policy Suite) as the legal profession pursues a more holistic and rigorous approach to information governance and compliance. Version 2.0 of the platform, released earlier this year, now includes three core modules: Policy Manager, Records Manager and Matter Mobility Manager. Together, these modules work to advance law firm information governance.
FileTrail GPS helps law firms save money, reduce risk, and address ever-changing client and regulatory compliance obligations. The success of FileTrail GPS has driven the company’s recent growth and its need to expand development, sales and marketing, customer support and administrative operations.
Move from Silicon Valley to East Austin
FileTrail’s new headquarters is in the up-and-coming area of East Austin. The company is leasing a space twice the size of its previous office in San Jose, California, FileTrail’s home for its first 20 years in business. The new space better accommodates the company’s growing staff, already nearly double what it was a year ago. The new FileTrail HQ is also better suited for additional expansion in the coming months and years.
April 1 marked the company’s official move date to Austin. However, due to the pandemic, the transition is occurring gradually.
Mervau says “FileTrail is excited to be joining the local Austin business community but remains committed to honoring local COVID-19 restrictions.”
Employees will continue to work remotely until the stay-at-home order is lifted. Only a few members of FileTrail’s staff opted not to relocate to Texas and will continue to work remotely from California. The company also has remote staff in other parts of the United States and in London.