Thursday, March 29, 2012

RVM Acquires e-Discovery Consulting Firm EDiscover-E

New York, NY — March 28, 2012 RVM, a leading provider of litigation support and corporate solutions, announces its acquisition of litigation consulting firm, EDiscover-E. This acquisition will enhance RVM’s growing suite of electronic discovery services, adding a best practice section concentrating on corporate litigation readiness, e-Discovery response process, and individual case management.

EDiscover-e, an electronic discovery consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio concentrates on in-depth analysis of corporate and law firm e-Discovery current processes and procedures. EDiscover-e specializes in understanding the corporate culture and creating defensible, repeatable internal processes geared toward minimizing the risk and reducing the cost associated with electronic discovery.

“We are excited about the combined talent of RVM and EDiscover-e Inc. within the professional services offering,” states Vinnie Brunetti, President and CEO. RVM has increased the level of expertise in an area that our clients find the most challenging. There is a demand for seasoned professionals to help corporations address the daunting tasks of scoping for litigation hold, preservation and collection caused by the ever increasing amount of data sources as technology continues to evolve.

We understand the demands made on General Counsel and IT to get costs under control. However, with the voluminous amounts of data on devices, these types of tasks outpace the allocated or internal resources that many corporations have available to tackle these projects. “With the combination of RVM and EDiscover-e’s e-Discovery professionals, we excel in assisting corporations through all phases of these processes,” states Vinnie Brunetti.

Now, with the infusion of EDiscover-e, RVM has augmented both its expertise, and the scope of its Mid-West presence, specifically in Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Indianapolis, IN.

“The combination of RVM’s forensic collection and processing expertise, best of breed analytical and review tools with the experienced consultants of EDiscover-e will enable RVM to deliver services customized at the client matter level. This combination will allow solutions, tailored to the dynamics of a specific organization, its people, processes and technologies. Our process involves analyzing those internal factors and how to leverage them for mitigating risks, improving efficiencies and reducing e-Discovery costs,” added David Porter, Senior e-Discovery Consultant for RVM, formerly Managing Partner, EDiscover-e.

As best-in-class providers RVM and EDiscover-e continually strive to enhance their offerings to meet the dynamic needs of their clients. By joining forces, two best-in-class providers just got better.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

D4 Acquires Detroit Legal Imaging

ROCHESTER, NY and DETROIT, MI – March 15, 2012 – D4, LLC, a national leader in litigation support and e-discovery services to law firms and corporate law departments, today announced its further expansion in Michigan with the acquisition of Detroit Legal Imaging in Detroit. D4 will serve law firms and corporate clients in the Detroit Metro area and throughout Michigan from its office in Grand Rapids and this new office in Detroit.

“We have experienced a tremendous need for D4’s unique e-discovery and litigation capabilities throughout the U.S.,” said John Holland, CEO and founder, D4. “The addition of one of Michigan’s flagship companies, Detroit Legal Imaging, known for its consultative approach and long-standing relationships in its market, will enhance our presence in the region and enable us to deliver on our vision of providing a comprehensive suite of litigation support solutions to clients everywhere.”

With this acquisition, D4 is expanding its offerings in Michigan, while investing in and growing the practice that Troy Richard and his team have created. Detroit Legal Imaging is well regarded for delivering customized litigation support, e-discovery and document management solutions that utilize expert resources and forward-thinking technology. Becoming a part of the D4 family strengthens the company’s ability to better serve law firm and corporate clients in Michigan, while expanding D4’s national footprint to support local and national sales and service delivery efforts.

“For over 20 years, Detroit Legal Imaging has served Detroit and the region and we are excited to grow with D4,” said Troy Richard, managing director, D4 Detroit. “We believe our clients will immediately benefit from having direct access to the resources and expertise of a larger, national company.” Richard will continue to lead initiatives to support and advise customers in the region from the Detroit office.

Detroit Legal Imaging specializes in document imaging, electronic discovery, photocopying and litigation presentation materials and has consistently adapted its offerings based on the evolving needs of the Detroit legal community, while maintaining a strong presence in the state’s legal community.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ivize and Modus Announce Merger

Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA -- March 07, 2012

Modus, LLC, an industry-leading provider of electronic discovery services and Ivize Services, Inc., a national litigation support organization recognized for excellent service, announce the companies have merged. By combining Modus’ electronic discovery expertise and Ivize’s national presence, the merged company will provide world-class, end-to-end litigation support across the country. Modus and Ivize are positioned to effectively manage the evolving litigation support needs of corporate legal departments and law firms worldwide.

Abtin Buergari, the founder and CEO of Modus, will become CEO of the combined organization. Under the leadership of Rick Hutchinson as COO, Mark Marmon as CFO, and Evan Craghead as CTO, Modus and Ivize are poised for rapid growth.

“By combining operations and discovery solutions, Ivize and Modus will become stronger in both client-facing and delivery capabilities, becoming more valuable to all of our existing and new clients,” says Abtin Buergari. “Together we can now offer clients the most comprehensive and technologically advanced solutions in the litigation support industry.”

According to Mark Marmon, “The merger will create a platform of services focused on cost-efficient processes through cutting-edge technology and unsurpassed service.”

Modus and Ivize will employ 200 litigation support professionals in 13 markets around the U.S. Both companies will retain their original names.

About Modus, LLC

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Modus provides law firms, corporations, and government entities industry-leading technology solutions encompassing all phases of the litigation lifecycle. Founded in 2008, Modus is a client-focused, results-driven team of consultants, project managers, data engineers and developers whose combined knowledge of the legal industry and information systems provide an incomparable ability to design solutions tailored to meet the uniqueness of every case.

About Ivize Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Ivize is a national litigation support and discovery management company. Founded in 1995, Ivize currently operates 10 locations throughout the Midwest and Southeast including a national data center in Kansas City, MO. It services law firms, corporations, and government entities to prepare for and respond to their most critical discovery and litigation needs while committing to the highest defensibility, quality, and cost-efficiency standards.