Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Navigant Acquires Ignited Discovery

CHICAGO – July 19, 2011 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that it has acquired Ignited Discovery, a leading electronic evidence and discovery services provider. The Ignited Discovery team brings technology-focused expertise in collections, processing and hosting services that, combined with Navigant’s existing Technology Services practice, creates a significantly enhanced discovery services offering for clients dealing with anti-trust matters, SEC investigations, class actions and other data intensive high risk situations. The team complements Navigant’s strong New York and Washington DC presence.

“Seismic changes are occurring in the litigation support and eDiscovery marketplace. Corporate and law firm clients are demanding not only end-to-end, cost effective and predictable e-discovery capabilities, but also highly flexible custom applications,” said Jeff Green, Vice President, Navigant Dispute & Investigative Services. “With the Ignited Discovery team, we have strengthened our data collections, processing and hosting capabilities in order to support clients in managing petabytes of increasingly diverse and disperse data. The enhanced practice will strengthen our ability to manage the largest data sets across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) spectrum.”

Ignited Discovery (www.igniteddiscovery.com), founded in 2003 by Russ Kaulback and Guggan Datta, is a provider of e-Discovery services specializing in integrated collections, processing, hosting and productions. The company is known for delivering consistent, cost-effective and timely work product, using proprietary intellectual property to process data more efficiently and to manage projects more effectively.

“Having partnered with Navigant on numerous client engagements, we know that they share our view of the discovery services market,” commented Kaulback. “Technology is the enabler, and we provide clients with the most up-to-date proven solutions, and deliver quality and value through efficiency and rigor in our operations. Navigant will be a great place for us to expand our reach and continue to develop the proprietary solutions our clients have come to expect.”

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