Tuesday, December 18, 2007

FRANKLIN DATA ACQUIRED BY HSNO

Houston, TX and Newport Beach, CA – December 18, 2007 – Franklin Data, LLC., headquartered in Houston TX, a successful pioneer in e-discovery services, today announced it has been acquired by Newport Beach, CA-based Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants PC (HSNO). HSNO is an internationally recognized forensic accounting firm that works with some of the world’s largest financial institutions and law firms. The acquisition allows HSNO to concentrate on full service forensic accounting, litigation support, insurance claims accounting and investigations. Franklin Data will operate out of HSNO’s current offices throughout the United States.

Franklin Data is known as a successful pioneer in e-discovery services and delivers litigation readiness, discovery response, computer forensics and incident response to leading corporations and law firms around the world. With their acquisition by HSNO, forensic accounting and litigation services can now strategically encompass all major phases of the litigation process — from accounting and financial investigation, to discovery, data analysis, and expert testimony. Clients have access to instantaneous response to any legal proceedings, anywhere in the world, regardless of whether a case is a simple dispute or a complex multi-party litigation. HSNO and Franklin Data have specialists available to directly engage in every case.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Established Litigation Support Company for Sale in Washington, DC

A well established, full service, litigation support company near metro in downtown NW Washington, DC. It s name is well known in the area for outstanding service and support. The business has existing contracts and works with private law firms, corporations and both the federal and local governments. Revenue growth in the past two years has been 66%. This company is perfect for a local competitor to buy and help increase their presence or for a competing business from another area that wants a presence in DC without having to build the infrastructure from scratch. The owners are willing to stay on for a while and be proactive in the change of management and lend a hand promoting and helping to make the transition a successful one.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Seagate Buys e-Discovery Company, MetaLINCS

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-December 6, 2007-Today, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire MetaLINCS, a technology leader in the fast-growing E-Discovery market. MetaLINCS’s innovative, patent-pending software helps companies respond to litigation and regulatory issues that require them to search large volumes of electronic data for relevant information. MetaLINCS will become part of the Seagate Services Group and support its mission to help business customers protect and manage valuable company information. Financial terms were not disclosed.

MetaLINCS, based in San Jose, California, was founded in 2003 and has more than 50 employees, Seagate said. Its CEO, Ramon Nunez, will be in charge of Seagate Services Group's E-Discovery unit, according to the company.

This is just the latest acquisition for Seagate in 2007. The company, which is based in Scotts Valley, California, also bought EVault, which sells online backup and archiving services to small- and medium-sized businesses.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Deloitte to Acquire Forensic Data Services

Deloitte has cemented itself as the biggest provider of forensic services to Australian companies by acquiring computer forensic and electronic discovery specialist Forensic Data for an undisclosed sum.

Companies are increasingly using forensic services to deal with a new wave of regulation, particularly when they are caught up in investigations.

To meet demand, Deloitte's is growing its forensic business at a 50 per cent a year clip, according to partner Tim Phillips.

Its purchase of Forensic Data has added 12 staff to its team of 125 people and 17 partners.

Autonomy boost for e-discovery with new product

Search giant Autonomy has launched a new document preservation tool, designed to help IT managers and legal teams in their e-discovery and compliance efforts on client devices.

Developed by the firm's Zantaz subsidiary, Desktop Legal Hold works by monitoring and locking down any relevant information including emails, PDFs and instant messages, across mobile devices such as laptops, USB devices and smartphones.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

ANACOMP AND RECOMMIND JOIN FORCES TO ACCELERATE LITIGATION REVIEW PROCESSES

San Diego and San Francisco, Ca, December 4, 2007– Anacomp® Inc., a leading business process solutions company, and Recommind®, a leading provider of enterprise search and automatic categorization systems for law firms, corporate legal departments and enterprises, today jointly announced an alliance that will combine Recommind’s Axcelerate™ eDiscovery technology with Anacomp’s CaseLogistix® litigation support solution. With the integration, CaseLogistix customers can benefit from more accurate and insightful litigation review processes and significantly reduced processing times and costs.

CaseLogistix is the most powerful and versatile litigation review and integration platform available today, providing a complete solution for electronic document organization, annotation, discovery management and production. By incorporating Axcelerate eDiscovery’s unique, language-agnostic technologies – including First Pass Review™ and One Click Coding™ functionality – CaseLogistix users can gain deep insight into a document collection before the review process even starts. By automatically organizing and coding documents for privilege, priority, responsiveness and relationship to issues or subject codes, users save significant amounts of review time and resources. In addition, Axcelerate eDiscovery offers law firms and enterprises more accurate and extensive document culling and filtering of virtually all document types, including both structured and unstructured data. The solution automatically filters duplicates and near-duplicates between and across custodians and parties, and, by applying 17 distinct filter types, offers contextual email thread analysis, dramatically reducing the number of documents to be reviewed.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

WarRoom Document Solutions Announces Partnership with Trial Solutions to Provide Increased Technology Offerings to the Boston Market

Boston, MA and Houston, TX, December 4, 2007 – Trial Solutions, a market leader in providing single source wholesale litigation support services, On-Demand litigation document hosting and review software, computer forensics, eDiscovery, document review staffing and trial preparation services announced today that WarRoom Document Solutions, Inc (WarRoom DSI), has agreed to become a Premier Reseller and in addition to it’s current services will offer the Trial Solutions’ Litigation Support Ecosystem™ suite of products to new and existing customers.

As a Premier Reseller, WarRoom DSI will begin to offer Boston and Providence based law firms and corporate legal departments the broad array of advanced litigation services, OnDemand technologies, training and consulting available through the Trial Solutions Litigation Support Ecosystem™. In addition, they will also now have the litigation document processing power of the Trial Solutions’ global service provider network to be able to support very large and complex litigation projects with requirements for discovery, collection, translation, imaging and coding across multiple international locations.

Monday, December 03, 2007

CaseData Begins Operating as Oce Business Services Records, Compliance and Legal Solutions Division

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CaseData, Inc., a leader in electronic discovery services that was acquired by Oce Business Services last year, is now operating as the Records, Compliance and Legal Solutions division of Oce Business Services. The division offers law firms and corporations a full range of document imaging, records management, electronic and paper discovery, forensics, and Web-based data review and production services.

"In addition to a new identity, our division has a unique approach, which we term a Unified eDiscovery Platform," said Douglas Bean, Vice President and General Manager, Records, Compliance and Legal Solutions, Oce Business Services. "This approach recognizes that clients increasingly want to implement solutions that link records, compliance, and legal discovery. Our ability to meet this need is now stronger than ever."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Index Engines Announces Affordable End-to-End Automation of the EDiscovery Process

Holmdel, NJ—— November 20, 2007 —- Index Engines, the leader in enterprise discovery solutions, today announced the eDiscovery Edition of its Tape Engine which includes new features to automate the eDiscovery process for offline tape content. The eDiscovery Edition makes enterprise litigation readiness a reality by automating tape data sorting and object extraction – eliminating the time consuming and expensive process of restoring tapes in order to begin discovery. Using patent-pending technology, the Index Engines Edition directly indexes data on offline tapes without ever restoring it. As a result, corporate legal teams can now instantly search the metadata as well as full text content of difficult-to-access data archives and extract the relevant files and email in order to respond quickly to litigation requests and to mitigate risk.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ZyLAB Announces Partnership with SuperiorGlacier

Vienna, VA and New York, NY – November 19, 2007 – ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, and SuperiorGlacier, a leading and tenured provider of electronic discovery and traditional litigation support services, today announced a partnership to provide organizations with the latest integrated technology solution for efficient and effective e-discovery. This partnership provides the legal community, including law firms and corporate legal departments, access to SuperiorGlacier’s expert staff for installation, configuration, data handling and support of ZyLAB’s ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform for e-Discovery and on-line legal review.

FTI Hosting Partnership with Commonwealth Legal Extends the Ringtail Legal Channel Ecosystem into Canada

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced an enhanced FTI Partnership Program to extend the market penetration and availability of the firm’s industry-leading Ringtail® Legal™ document review technology. FTI also announced a Ringtail Hosting partnership with Commonwealth Legal, Canada’s leading national litigation support services firm, to extend the availability of Ringtail Legal’s technology offerings in Canada.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Syngence Seeks to Raise $12m From IPO

Syngence, a tiny company battling it out in the emerging electronic-discovery market, is seeking to raise up to $12m in an IPO on Nasdaq. The move comes only five months after it was acquired by a group of private investors.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Anacomp and Pitney Bowes Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

SAN DIEGO, CA, AND STAMFORD, CT, NOVEMBER 6, 2007 – Anacomp® Inc., a leading business process solutions company, today announced a strategic alliance agreement with Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions (PBLS), a leading provider of electronic discovery and corporate compliance solutions. PBLS is a division of Pitney Bowes Management Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI). Through the alliance, Anacomp will incorporate PBLS' advanced e-Discovery and processing capabilities as part of its CaseLogistix® litigation support solution, greatly expanding the footprints of both companies within the legal market. In addition, the firms will collaborate and engage on various joint go-to-market activities to develop opportunities in the litigation realm.

"We're excited to offer our law firm and corporate counsel customers the enhanced litigation processing capabilities that are available through this alliance," said Wayne Ford, Anacomp' s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Channels, and Strategic Alliances. "We look forward to working with PBLS on all business fronts, including the product development side to investigate possible bundled services to our joint customer base in the future."

Trial Solutions Expands into Central Virginia Market via Partnership with Superior Document Services

Richmond, Virginia and Houston, Texas October 30, 2007 – Trial Solutions, a market leader in providing single source wholesale litigation support services, On-Demand litigation document hosting and review software, computer forensics, E-Discovery, litigation staffing solutions and trial preparation services announced today that Superior Document Services, one of east coast’s premier litigation support services companies, has become a Premier Reseller and will offer the Trial Solutions’ Litigation Support Ecosystem™ suite of products to new and existing customers.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Iron Mountain Buys E-Discovery Firm

Iron Mountain will shell out $158 million in cash to buy e-discovery company Stratify Inc. by the end of the year, if shareholders and regulators approve.

Iron Mountain announced the deal as part of its third-quarter earnings report this morning. It has had a partnership with Stratify since January 2007, and execs say the relationship fared well among enterprise customers from the start.

Stratify, a profitable privately held firm founded in 1999 and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., is predicted by Iron Mountain to be on track for $30 million revenues this year. It has around 110 customers and 185 employees, about half of whom reside in Bangalore, India. Iron Mountain says Stratify's profit margin is now between 20 percent and 30 percent, but the new parent plans to improve on that. Earnings from Stratify, however, will be minimally accretive to Iron Mountain's earnings in the first quarter of full ownership, execs say.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Iron Mountain To Acquire Stratify, Inc.

BOSTON and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated , the global leader in information protection and storage services, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Stratify, Inc. for approximately $158 million in cash. Stratify, a leader in advanced electronic discovery services for the legal market, offers in-depth discovery and data investigation solutions for AmLaw 200 law firms and leading Fortune 500 corporations. With this acquisition, Iron Mountain augments its suite of eDiscovery services, providing businesses with a complete, end-to-end Discovery Services solution that efficiently manages paper and digital information for discovery and data investigations, compliance and associated records management, and litigation matters.

"With today's increased litigation and regulatory investigations, businesses are facing significant pains associated with the growing cost and complexity of discovery across tremendous volumes of discoverable information," said John Clancy, president of Iron Mountain Digital, the technology arm of Iron Mountain. "In order to help meet our customers' needs in this area, we began an exhaustive search for the leading provider of electronic discovery and investigation services. We formed a partnership with Stratify that has since evolved into a natural extension of the Iron Mountain Digital portfolio."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Océ Business Services Integrates Native File Review


NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 1, 2007) – Océ Business Services, Inc. today announced that it has incorporated an integrated native file electronic document review capability into its electronic discovery platform. This enhanced functionality will help corporations and law firms increase productivity, lower risk, and significantly reduce costs.

Native file review capabilities dramatically enhance the review of large electronic document collections, significantly streamlining the process. With 90 percent of today’s information in electronic files, millions of electronic documents in various formats can be involved in the initial review of a complex litigation. File types can range from email to spreadsheets and word processing documents.

Océ Business Services has addressed these challenges by integrating native file review capability with its dataDeliver™ ASP document review system, a service offered through its CaseData electronic discovery and litigation support division. dataDeliver™ ASP is a Web-based tool that provides collaborative review and production of scanned paper and electronic files. The native file document review solution integrates seamlessly with dataDeliver™ ASP. This enables clients to quickly incorporate the ability to view high-fidelity representations of electronic native files into their document review strategy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Aptara Announces Equity Investment From American Capital Strategies Ltd.

FALLS CHURCH, VA–(MARKET WIRE)–Sep 19, 2007 — Aptara, Inc., a global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, today announced that American Capital Strategies, Ltd. (NasdaqGS:ACAS - News) has made an additional equity investment of $23 million in Aptara. Aptara will use the additional capital to recapitalize the Company and to finance growth both in the United States and overseas.

“Aptara is an innovative and dynamic company and we are pleased to be bolstering our partnership with them with this investment,” said David Steinglass, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, American Capital.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tricom Document Management (Tricom), has announced the acquisition of Apex Document Solutions

Fremont, CA, September 17, 2007 - Tricom Document Management (Tricom), a company specializing in the electronic management of legacy and current documents for a global clientele, has announced the acquisition of Apex Document Solutions (Apex), a full service national provider of litigation support services for legal professionals.

Founded in 2000 Tricom is a fast-growing BPO firm administering non-core business processes for its customers, allowing them to focus while building upon their core competencies, resulting in increased profitability. One of Tricom's primary strengths is litigation support services. In opting to purchase Apex, Tricom has expanded its client base by adding a well-known and respected company with an excellent image throughout the litigation support industry.

Risk consultant Kroll acquires TrialGraphix

Risk consulting company Kroll said Tuesday that it has acquired TrialGraphix from a holding company controlled by the Chicago private-equity firm Frontenac Co.

Frontenac didn't disclose terms of the definitive agreement it signed with Kroll.

TrialGraphix, with a professional staff of about 300, provides discovery, trial consulting, and courtroom presentation services for trial attorneys, litigation support teams, and corporate counsel.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Doculex Discovery Cracker Product Sold to CT, a Wolters Kluwer Business

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information and technology markets, announces that it represented DocuLex, Inc. in its sale of Discovery Cracker, an electronic discovery product, to CT, a Wolters Kluwer business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Discovery Cracker is the industry standard for electronic discovery, widely used in the legal industry for end-to-end management of the discovery process, including reviewing, searching, categorizing and producing vast quantities of electronic discovery. DocuLex, based in Winter Haven, Florida, specializes in developing innovative software solutions for the legal services industry.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Clearwell Raises $17M in Additional Funding To Fuel Growth

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clearwell Systems, Inc., the leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced it has surpassed the 100 customer mark and achieved rapid acceleration in its business entering the second half of 2007, with year-to-date revenues already far exceeding the previous year. To fuel its growth, Clearwell has raised $17M in its third round of funding, which it will use to expand its sales team, launch new partnership programs, and bolster research and development. Additionally, Clearwell today announced its E-Discovery Partner Program, which includes partnerships with industry leaders such as AccessData, EMC, HP and Symantec.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Esquire Litigation Solutions Acquires Document Services Division of The Marker Group

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Esquire Litigation Solutions, a national provider of litigation support services, today announced its acquisition of certain assets of the document services division of The Marker Group, a Houston-based provider of quality litigation support to prominent law firms and major oil and utility companies. These document services include reprographics and scanning services. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

This purchase marks the second significant acquisition by Esquire Litigation Solutions in the past year. In July 2006, the company acquired D-M Information Systems of Davis, California, as it further accelerated its growth in e-discovery and litigation document management. Additionally, the company recently announced it had upgraded its offices in several major markets, including New York and Chicago.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

eMag Solutions, LLC Announces Sale of Graham Magnetics to RBE Enterprises

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eMag Solutions LLC, a leading international electronic discovery company, announces the sale of Graham Magnetics, its tape certification division, to RBE Enterprises of Dallas, TX.

The sale reflects the final phase of eMag Solutions' transition into a pure play E-Discovery and Data Restoration services business. eMag Solutions’ customers include leading corporations, law firms, financial institutions, and government institutions whose use of information technology has fueled the expansion of the Electronic Discovery industry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Trial Solutions Expands Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics Offering through Partnership with Acquisition Data

Houston , Texas July 31, 2007 – Trial Solutions, a market leader in providing wholesale litigation support services including, On-Demand litigation document hosting and review software, computer forensics, Electronic Discovery, attorney document review staffing and trial support services announced today that its has entered into a partnership with Acquisition Data, a leading global provider of computer forensic services and training, to immediately begin providing certified forensic examiner boot camps.

These instructor-lead courses will range from one-day introductory classes and sales certifications intended to train Trial Solutions’ partners, resellers and clients on the basics of computer forensics to intensive full week Certified Computer Examiner® (CCE) Bootcamps and advanced forensic training on vendor specific tools intended for serious professional forensic investigators, law enforcement personnel, and security & network administrators that are responsible for the legal capture, analysis, and classification of digital evidence left on computer hard drives and other devices with electronic data storage capabilities.

Friday, July 27, 2007

ONSITE3 Appoints Veteran Executive As New CEO

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ONSITE3(TM), a leading global provider of eForensics, eDiscovery, eReview and consulting services offering one source litigation support for law firms and corporations, today announced the appointment of Robert C. Ballou as its chief executive officer. Mr. Ballou replaces Mark Hawn, who will continue serving the company as its chairman of the board of directors. Ballou will also serve on the corporate board of directors.

Mr. Ballou joins ONSITE3 from software leader Intuit where he led that company’s Real Estate Solutions business. During his three years at Intuit, Ballou and his team successfully transitioned an enterprise software and consulting solutions business into a global market leader while also delivering substantial growth in revenue, earnings and shareholder value. Prior to Intuit, Ballou served for over 20 years with General Electric where he led numerous acquisitions and new business development initiatives for a variety of industrial equipment and financial businesses, both in the United States and internationally.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

DolphinSearch acquired by Xiotech/Daticon

It was reported that as of June 27th, 2007 DolphinSearch, Inc. merged with Daticon, LLC a Xiotech Company.

Daticon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xiotech Corporation and has offices in Norwich, CT, Vancouver, WA, Eden Prairie, MN and Hyderabad, India.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pangea3 secures $7mn Series C funding from Sequoia Capital

Pangea3 LLC, the global leader in legal process outsourcing to corporate in-house counsel and U.S. law firms, announced today that it has closed $7 million in Series C funding, funded by Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital’s investment underscores the significant demand among legal departments and law firms for outsourced legal services as a solution to increasing legal fees. Sumir Chadha, managing director of Sequoia Capital India, will join Pangea3’s board of directors.

The additional financing will be used to fund the company’s continued expansion and aggressive recruitment of superior quality legal talent in India and in the U.S., increase its service offerings and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Market applauds as Autonomy buys ZANTAZ for $375m; says Q2 to exceed expectations

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND and PLEASANTON, CA - 3 July 2007 - Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced an agreement to acquire ZANTAZ, Inc., a global leader in content archiving and electronic discovery solutions and software as a service. The combination of the two companies will redefine information risk management by proactively automating the full spectrum of consolidated archiving, e-discovery, analytics and real-time policy management uniquely in one system. Customers' information will simultaneously be available in operational systems and consolidated archives, allowing rapid e-discovery and analytics to be run seamlessly across all information sources using advanced methods such as conceptual search, clustering and alerting.

Acquisition Highlights
Purchase price of approximately $375 million in cash after certain deductions, funded by an underwritten placing, a term loan and a portion of Autonomy's cash reserves.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Surpassing Search: New Xerox Text Mining Software Goes Beyond "Keywords" To Deliver More Relevant Information

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 20, 2007 -- Researchers at Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today unveiled FactSpotter, new document search software that goes beyond conventional "keyword" search, enabling it, in effect, to spot the one or two golden nuggets among the pebbles on the shore.

Developed in Grenoble, France, by researchers at the Xerox Research Centre Europe, the new text mining software combines a powerful linguistic engine with an easy-to-use interface so that anyone can query the system in everyday language. Unlike traditional enterprise search tools, FactSpotter looks not only for the keywords contained in a query but also the context of the document those words contain. For example, if searching for documents that reference Angelina Jolie, FactSpotter will also return results where the pronoun "she" is used instead of Jolie's full name.

The "smart" search engine can comb through almost any document regardless of the language, location, format or type; take advantage of the way humans think, speak and ask questions; and discriminate the results highlighting just a handful of relevant answers instead of returning thousands of unrelated responses.

Trial Solutions Releases Version 9.0 of ImageDepot™ to Address Lawyers’ Requests for On-Demand Software

Houston , Texas June 27, 2007 – Trial Solutions, a leader in the litigation support software market, has released its on-demand version 9.0 of ImageDepot™, its easy-to-use and highly secure Internet-based solution. On-demand software, also referred to as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), allows the user immediate access to the software with subscription and requires no purchase. ImageDepot™ serves litigation teams with document repository projects who need support from worldwide locations via the Internet.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kroll Ontrack Launches Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Consulting Practice

Minneapolis – June 20, 2007 – Kroll Ontrack® , the industry’s largest provider of electronic and paper-based document discovery and computer forensics services, today launched its electronically stored information (ESI) consulting practice –Ontrack Consulting – at LegalTech West Coast in Los Angeles. This new team of consultants will help corporations and outside counsel navigate through technical intricacies and legal standards associated with the accessibility of electronically stored information and other technical issues relating to electronic discovery. Ultimately, this service will help attorneys establish best practices for data management and for all stages of the electronic discovery process to reduce the burden and cost associated with discovery.

The December 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure underscore the important role of electronically stored information in modern litigation, while requiring a heightened level of discovery readiness. Attorneys are now faced with new legally mandated responsibilities to understand the technical realities of ESI. Leveraging Kroll Ontrack’s ESI expertise and the experience of the company’s consultants, attorneys can be confident they are prepared to manage e-discovery and effectively advocate on behalf of the parties they represent.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Epiq Systems Launches New Version of eDiscovery Software

New York (June 13, 2007) – Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ), a leading provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced the availability of DocuMatrix™ 11.5, an upgraded version of its flagship eDiscovery platform. The company added new features based on feedback from corporate and law firm clients to help review teams quickly and more efficiently review documents pertinent for trial or financial transactions.

Version 11.5 gives administrators new control to create document workflows that automatically disseminate files to review teams. Once documents are reviewed, the software forwards them to the next review team, significantly reducing wait time. And, users evaluate related documents in “batches,” increasing consistency and accuracy. Administrators and users can now focus on the review, not workflow management.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Image Capture Engineering, Inc. Becomes Part of LexisNexis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, today announced that LexisNexis® Applied Discovery® has acquired Image Capture Engineering, Inc. – the industry pioneer and market leader in the development of discovery document processing software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Image Capture Engineering’s newest product, LAW 5.0 PreDiscovery™ software, inventories, culls and extracts information from paper and electronic legal documents – processing them into an electronic “load file” for delivery to law firms and corporations for use with discovery software such as LexisNexis® Concordance™ and others.

“Adding LAW 5.0 PreDiscovery processing capabilities to our portfolio of desktop software, hosted and full service online discovery offerings is a clear example of our commitment to our Total Practice Solutions strategy of helping litigators win by offering them the most complete set off litigation support tools and services,” said Michele Vivona, senior vice president of the LexisNexis® Litigation Services organization.

AccessData & Clearwell Systems Partner to Streamline E-Discovery and Corporate Investigations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LINDON, Utah—June 4, 2007—Clearwell Systems, Inc., and AccessData Corporation, a pioneer in the digital forensic industry, today announced a strategic partnership to streamline legal e-discovery and corporate investigations. The E-Discovery and Investigative Suiteä, which includes AccessData’s forensic suite and the Clearwell Intelligence Platform®, provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for the collection, analysis and review of electronic evidence. The joint solution enables enterprises and government agencies to reduce processing and review costs by up to 80 percent, and solve investigations up to 85 percent faster.

“The challenges posed by the increasing volume of electronic information are amplified by significant growth in litigation and corporate investigations,” said Kent Millington, president and CEO of AccessData. “By partnering with Clearwell, we are responding to our customers’ needs by providing market leading analysis and review capabilities along with AccessData’s industry leading computer forensic and password recovery solutions. The E-Discovery and Investigative Suite is a combined, proven solution that will deliver an immediate return on investment to our customers both today and in the future.”

Monday, June 04, 2007

Document Technologies, Inc. and Skyline Legal Technologies Announce Merger

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Document Technologies Inc. (DTI), a comprehensive document and technology solutions provider for legal professionals and select corporate clients, and Skyline Legal Technologies, a New York-based leader in document management services that provides a wide range of litigation support services to the NY legal community, today announced the merger of their two companies. The merger went into effect June 1, 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DTI is an end-to-end national legal solutions provider offering a full range of litigation support services including electronic discovery, document productions nationwide, professional and IT solutions and facilities management services. Skyline is a leading provider of legal technology and litigation support solutions to clients in New York and throughout the U.S.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Syngence LLC Acquired by Investment Group

DALLAS and SEATTLE, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of private investors led by a team including former executives from Microsoft and Adobe announced today that they have acquired the assets of Syngence LLC, an emerging leader in search and navigation technology.

Syngence provides an integrated suite of powerful electronic search and related document management tools that allow law firms, enterprise legal staff and their litigation support teams to navigate very large and complex document collections more efficiently, with greater precision and reduced potential for costly omission and error.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Anacomp Completes Acquisition of CaseLogistix

SAN DIEGO, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anacomp Inc. (OTC: ANCPA - News), a leader in document and business process management solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of CaseLogistix Inc., a leading provider of evidence and litigation management solutions. CaseLogistix market leading solutions allow legal teams to quickly collect, review and produce any amount and type of discovery information.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Shepherd Data Services Acquires Marathon Document Solutions

Minneapolis, MN – May 23, 2007 – Shepherd Data Services a leading provider of litigation support services, software sales and training, and computer forensics to the Twin Cities legal market, has announced its recent acquisition of Minneapolis-based Marathon Document Services. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition occurred in December 2006, and the two companies have successfully achieved their operational integration ahead of schedule. The new, combined company has expanded Marathon’s location in the Rand Tower in downtown Minneapolis.

Founded in 1998, Marathon Document Solutions became a leading provider of document services to the Minneapolis legal community employing a unique focus on customer service and employee satisfaction. Shepherd Data Services will leverage Marathon’s expertise in document services to complement their existing software and technology offerings.

Law firms and corporations alike are feeling the effects of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure passed in 2006, just as they did when Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted a few years earlier. Many companies prefer to work with a single service provider that can deliver both paper and electronic discovery and document management. While the Twin Cities is home to many Fortune 500 corporations and boasts strong business and legal communities, Shepherd is one of only a few companies that deliver the wide range of legal support services for which those companies are looking.

“The addition of Marathon’s service capabilities and dedicated staff has already made a positive impact to our customers and our business as a whole. We are excited to offer the expanded services many of our clients need,” said Christine Chalstrom, president and CEO of Shepherd Data Services. “The integration of our two companies has gone better than planned, with high marks for satisfaction coming from existing and new clients,” she added.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

RLS Records Division Joins Keais Records Service

(PRLog.Org) – HOUSTON, TX – April 5, 2007: In an effort to focus more fully on electronic discovery, RLS Legal Solutions has joined its entire records retrieval operation and customer service support with Keais Records Service, Inc. – a premier nationwide litigation support agency, and inventors of Case Management Protocol™, a way of streamlining records retrieval from the inside out.

“For the past 10 years, Keais has been a dominant player on the market,” said Michael Lehane, President of Keais. “We will provide improved technology and order tracking for the RLS customer, which will translate into a faster turnaround time and more usable records.”“As the legal support business continues to evolve RLS has become a leader in Electronic Data and Document Discovery (EDD) as well as collateral services like litigation specific reprographics, trial presentations and advanced court reporting.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Oce Business Services Launches New York City Litigation Support Processing Facility

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oce Business Services, Inc.(Nasdaq: OCENY) today announced that it has opened a new litigation supportprocessing facility in Manhattan. The new satellite facility enables thecompany's CaseData eDiscovery and litigation support division to bring itscapabilities closer to law firm and corporate clients located in thenortheast.

The new facility will provide a range of litigation support servicessuch as high-capacity document imaging, blowback and production; electronicdiscovery including consultation, data collection and 24X7 data processing;and support for the full spectrum of CaseData products and services. Thefacility combines the speed and flexibility of a local operation with thepower and technical expertise of the company's main processing facilitiesin Utah and the Philippines. Because their technology infrastructures areconnected, project workflow demands can be shifted between the facilities.

Friday, March 23, 2007

DOAR spin-off to focus on e-discovery

DOAR Litigation Consulting of Lynbrook has spun off a new company to focus on the booming legal field of e-discovery.

Inference Data will help clients pore through voluminous electronic files to find relevant information, said DOAR President Nick Croce. While remaining DOAR’s top executive, Croce is devoting most of his efforts to the new firm; while some new employees have been hired, most of Inference Data’s 20-strong staff came from DOAR’s 130 employees.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Norwood-based Salix Data Solutions is purchasing Copy Plex Inc.

Salix Data Solutions said Wednesday that it is purchasing Copy Plex Inc., a Cincinnati-based company that provides litigation support services to law firms. The sale is expected to be finalized March 30.

Norwood-based Salix will consolidate Copy Plex's Walnut Street location and staff with its own, according to a news release. The combined company will provide content management, electronic data discovery, coding, scanning, image conversion, trial technology services and computer forensics, among others.

RenewData Completes Internal Round of Funding to Support Continued Rapid Growth

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RenewData(R), a leader indiscovery services for law firms and corporations, announced today that ithad raised $5 million in a Series D financing from existing investors ABSCapital Partners and CIBC Capital Partners. Since its previous financing inAugust 2006, the Company has named Ellery Buchanan, an experiencedexecutive, as CEO; recruited several new senior managers; enhanced itsboard of directors -- all while experiencing significant growth. Thecapital will be used to support management's forward plan -- includingplanned investments in technology, quality initiatives, and sales &marketing.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mirus Capital Advisors Serves as Advisor on Sale of Lextranet

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mirus Capital Advisors, a middle-market investment bank, announced today that it has advised Lextranet®, a leading provider of hosted litigation support software, on its sale to Merrill Corporation, a global provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial, real estate and other corporate markets.

Boston-based Lextranet offers a suite of advanced Web-based tools that help corporate and law firm attorneys review documents, manage transcripts, share case materials, track discovery productions, process evidence, organize case files, archive data, and streamline collaboration. Clients include two-thirds of the nation's top 50 firms and five of the Fortune 500's top 10 companies. Lextranet and its 60 employees will remain in Boston after the sale.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Merrill Corporation Announces Acquisition of Lextranet(R)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation, a leadingglobal provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial,real estate and other corporate markets, today announced the acquisition ofLextranet(R), a leading provider of Web-based litigation support and casemanagement systems. Lextranet's Web-based platform and premium transcriptand case management tools will increase Merrill's capacity to provideclients with a complete set of world-class litigation support solutions tomanage the growing amount of discoverable documents.

"The volume and complexity of discoverable material is expandingrapidly," said Mike James, President, Merrill Legal Solutions. "With theaddition of Lextranet, Merrill now offers a more robust set of litigationsupport services, sparing our clients the risk, cost and complexity ofmultiple providers. Moreover, the combined technical expertise of bothcompanies will yield state-of-the-art product development in the comingmonths and years."

RLS Records Division Joins Keais Records Service

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an effort to focus more fully on electronic discovery, RLS Legal Solutions has joined its entire records retrieval operation and customer service support with Keais Records Service, Inc. – a premier nationwide litigation support agency, and inventors of Case Management Protocol™, a way of streamlining records retrieval from the inside out.

“For the past 10 years, Keais has been a dominant player on the market,” said Michael Lehane, President of Keais. “We will provide improved technology and order tracking for the RLS customer, which will translate into a faster turnaround time and more usable records.”

“As the legal support business continues to evolve RLS has become a leader in Electronic Data and Document Discovery (EDD) as well as collateral services like litigation specific reprographics, trial presentations and advanced court reporting. By joining the RLS Records Retrieval Division with a nationwide industry leader in Records Retrieval like Keais, we are able to focus on our technology driven legal solutions and continue to provide the superior level of customer service our customers have come to expect,” says Richard Saldivar, President of RLS.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Merrill Corporation Announces Further Expansion in the Southeast

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrill Corporation, a leading global provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial, real estate and other corporate markets, today announced it is expanding its presence in the southeast market with the acquisition of Document Resources, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with an office in Miami, specializing in litigation support services.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Exterro Receives Series-A Funding

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 26, 2007 -- Exterro, a leading provider of litigation support and discovery management technology to the legal industry, today announced the receipt of a major investment in Series-A funding from private investors to expand operations and launch its products. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has offices and a development center in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Coimbatore, India. The funding allowed Exterro to hire a leading expert in the legal industry, in addition to marketing and development staff. Future plans include offices in New York/Washington, D.C. and other strategic locations during 2007, as well as speeding the development of new and innovative products.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Special Counsel to Acquire the Esquire Group

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpecialCounsel(R), the legal staffing unit of MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MPS), todayannounced that it has acquired the legal placement, staffing and outsourceddocument review units of the Esquire Group. Terms of the deal were notdisclosed. The Esquire Group is the leading legal recruiting and consulting firmheadquartered in Minneapolis. Founded in 1989 by Patricia Comeford, Esq.,the Esquire Group works with leading law firms and in-house legaldepartments to recruit the best attorneys, paralegals, legal support staff,litigation support and project professionals and has been recognized byleading legal publications for its unique services and success.

Trial Solutions Acquires Discovery Law to Form National Full Service Litigation Support Organization

HOUSTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Trial Solutions, an established player in the nationwide online document hosting, electronic discovery and trial consulting services market today announced that it has acquired Discovery Law, an emerging leader in the US wholesale litigation support services market. The Company reported that Discovery Law has been its national distributor for ImageDepot, Trial Solutions' industry-leading online review software, and the two companies have been successfully partnering for the past three years with Discovery Law handling large-scale coding projects, nationwide production coordination and project management through its National Alliance Network of litigation support service providers.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala picks up stake in Inventurus

MUMBAI: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has picked up a stake in the Mumbai-based Inventurus Knowledge Solutions for $5.5 million. Inventurus is a start-up BPO company, focusing on healthcare and legal process outsourcing.

The company was founded by Nitin Gupta, Sachin Gupta and Joe Benardello. Jeffrey P Freimark, EVP and CFO of Intelsat has joined the company as non-executive chairman. Jeffrey Freimark says, “Both Nitin and Sachin have worked for me in outsourcing contract and they did a good job of managing it. Now, that they are venturing out on their own, I have decided to help them.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ivize, Action Legal and Summit Document Services Merge

CHARLESTON -- Action Legal Document Services, Ivize and Summit Document Services on Tuesday announced they have merged to create a legal document services company that provides support, technology and advisory services to law firms, government organizations and corporate customers in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

The combined company -- Ivize -- is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and has 16 regional offices, including Charleston. As part of the merger, Action Legal Document Services of Charleston will adopt the Ivize name.

Stroz Friedberg, LLC Secures $30 Million Investment from Greenhill Capital Partners

Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a national consulting and technical services firm specializing in digital forensics, electronic discovery, cyber-crime response, and investigations is pleased to announce a $30 million investment from Greenhill Capital Partners, LLC, an affiliate of Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL).

The investment by this blue-chip private equity firm will fuel plans for the growth of Stroz Friedberg's service offerings and geographic footprint. A key element of the transaction is the establishment of an employee equity incentive plan to reward the signature high-quality talent at Stroz Friedberg, and attract additional high-caliber talent to continue Stroz Friedberg's tradition of setting the standard for excellence in its field.