is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its subscription-based Lexis
Across the globe, LexisNexis provides customers with access to billions of searchable documents and records from legal, news and business sources.
LexisNexis' world headquarters is located in New York, United States.
In 1818, Henry Butterworth founded Butterworth's in London. Matthew Bender was founded in 1866 in Albany, New York while Martindale-Hubbell was created in 1868 in Summit, New Jersey. These authoritative legal publishers eventually became part of LexisNexis.
In 1967, Data Corp was contracted by the Ohio State Bar Association to provide a "free-text" search and retrieval system. This development drew the attention of the Mead corporation who would purchase Data Corp a year later. In 1970, Mead Data Central was spun off as a subsidiary of Mead, providing the long-term strategic and operation plans for the initial Lexis database. Mead Data Central introduces Lexis in 1973 providing the full text of Ohio and New York codes and cases, the U.S. code, and some federal case law. The following year Lexis service pioneers online legal research by allowing attorneys to search case law database in firm via private telecommunications network.
LexisNexis UBIQ was introduced in 1979 giving attorneys first-ever desktop access to Lexis service. The Nexis news database service was also introduced providing The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, Dun's Review and Reuters and Associated Press news wires.
Reed Elsevier Inc. acquired LexisNexis in 1994. In 1997, LexisNexis debuted the first Web-based service for U.S. legal professionals. LexisNexis empowers customers to access legal research materials via the Internet.
In 2004, LexisNexis launched a global technology platform for online products around the world to speed delivery of its portfolio of highly regarded research and information tools to corporations, lawyers and information professionals in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America.