Sunday, November 28, 2010

DIGITS LLC and Avalon Merge to Form Strategic Partnership

Syracuse, NY. — Avalon and DIGITS LLC announced the completion of a Strategic Partnership, which will effect the merger of their high-end technology service offerings across New York State. Avalon has unmatched capacity for large and complex litigation productions and E-Discovery processing, which will complement the wide-ranging computer forensics, corporate investigations and network advisory services offered by DIGITS LLC. This partnership will combine Avalon’s statewide capacity for large and complex litigation productions with DIGITS’ unparalleled experience in computer forensics and complex corporate computer investigations gained from over 115 years of combined federal and state law enforcement careers. The partnership will allow both companies to enhance and support the services offered to their clients.

Avalon Legal Technology's President, J.P. Midgley, is excited about this new partnership stating, “The combined professionalism, court-recognized expertise, and qualifications of DIGITS LLC will bring additional value to our clients in the corporate and legal industries. Our alliance with DIGITS LLC will provide an additional enhancement to safeguard the data used to create these reports. DIGITS LLC experience in the law enforcement arena will allow our clients to talk to the cops without going to the police.”

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thomson Reuters acquires Pangea3

Thomson Reuters today announced that it has acquired Pangea3, a legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider serving corporate legal departments and law firms worldwide. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Pangea3 is is growing at more than 20 percent annually and projected to exceed $1 billion this year.

The firm is headquartered in New York and Mumbai, and has 650 employees at its major delivery centers.

Its client base includes Am Law 250 law firms and some of the world’s largest financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage, technology and consumer goods companies.

The firm offers a variety of services in areas like legal document review; corporate transactions; intellectual property; and risk management and compliance.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

KPMG Acquires Ledjit Consulting

TORONTO, Nov. 16 - KPMG LLP (Canada) announced today that it has acquired Ledjit Consulting Inc., Canada's premiere e-Discovery and Information Management (EDD/IM) firm specialized in the business of Bridging the Gap between IT and the Law®. With this acquisition, KPMG becomes Canada's first firm offering all of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), expanding on the services in which the firm is already a recognized leader. Ledjit's client base, including a variety of multi-national corporations, will benefit from KPMG's depth and breadth of Advisory knowledge and skills.

"The addition of Ledjit professionals and their e-discovery skills positions KPMG as a leading Advisor to corporations and law firms on how to proactively manage records from creation to destruction, and in the course of litigation and investigation. We are building on our ability to deliver strategies that enable organizations to become more efficient and effective in all sectors," said Bill Thomas, CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG.

Ledjit's former president, Dominic Jaar, is one of the few Canadians to be recognized as a North American thought leader in the information management field. He and his Ledjit colleagues are highly regarded in the legal community across the country and abroad. All members of the Ledjit team have joined KPMG and will work with the firm's existing E-Discovery practice by complementing it with an information management specialty.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Huron Consulting Group Acquires TRILANTIC

CHICAGO--Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced the acquisition of TRILANTIC International Limited, a top e-discovery business providing best of breed technology solutions to clients in Europe and the Middle East. The purchase further enhances the Company’s discovery offerings for clients globally.

“The addition of TRILANTIC bolsters our already robust document review services and Huron’s streamlined e-discovery solution, V3locity,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “TRILANTIC’s expertise in Europe and the Gulf region will allow us to better serve our global clients on discovery and related legal matters. We are pleased to welcome TRILANTIC to Huron’s Legal Consulting team.”

TRILANTIC, based in London, specializes in e-discovery services and delivers solutions to law firms and legal departments worldwide that combine IT proficiency and a detailed knowledge of the EU data protection rules. Approximately 15 employees will join the Company, including Nigel Murray who will serve as a Huron managing director. Murray began his career in legal technology and has been at the forefront of electronic document management services since the early 1990s. Murray is considered a leader in the e-discovery industry in Europe. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.