Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Advanced Discovery Services and American Data Services Merge

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Advanced Discovery Services and American Data Services announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company is well positioned to address the specific needs of today's law firms and corporate legal departments with regards to regulatory, investigatory and legal matters. Both companies provide services in electronic discovery, computer forensics, early case assessment, web hosting, document review and paper discovery.

The combined company will operate under the name of Advanced Discovery. David Vandygriff, chief executive officer of American Data Services, will be chief executive officer of the combined company. Thadd Hale, chief executive officer of Advanced Discovery Services, will be chief operating officer of the combined company, Advanced Discovery. The combined company will support nine strategic locations serving clients worldwide.

"This merger represents a huge win for our existing and future clients," said David Vandygriff, CEO of American Data Services. "Law firms and corporations need a true partner to help them efficiently and cost-effectively resolve their litigation support needs. We will build on our complementary strengths, resources, vision as well as proven track records to best partner with our clients."

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