The Most Popular Providers? A Running eDiscovery Aggregation from ALM Reader Ranking Surveys

The “Best Of” reader ranking surveys were developed by ALM, an information and intelligence company, to help lawyers identify the finest legal products and service providers and to showcase the top selections in an annual edition of one of fourteen surveys. Each survey has multiple categories of products and services presented for consideration, with a subset of categories (survey questions) from each survey that directly or indirectly pertain to the eDiscovery ecosystem. The purpose of this aggregate listing is to highlight leading eDiscovery providers as determined by online voting in ALM “Best Of” surveys between September 2017 and today.

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Extract from ALM “Best Of” Surveys

The “Best Of” reader ranking surveys were developed by ALM, an information and intelligence company, to help lawyers to identify the finest legal products and service providers and to showcase the top selections in an annual edition of one of fourteen surveys. Each survey has multiple categories of products and services presented for consideration, with a subset of categories (survey questions) from each survey that directly or indirectly pertain to the eDiscovery ecosystem.

Provided below is an aggregation of results from these reader ranking surveys as highlighted in leading ALM magazines ranging from Corporate Counsel to Texas Lawyer administered to online audiences and published as special supplements between September 2017 and today.

The purpose of the aggregation is to highlight leading providers in the realm of eDiscovery as determined by online voting in these ALM “Best Of” Surveys.

Updated: December 30, 2019

“Best Of” Surveys considered and time frame for results publication.

  • New Jersey Law Journal – September 2017 (1)
  • Legal Times – November 2017 (2)
  • Daily Business Review – November 2017 (3)
  • National Law Journal – February 2018 (4)
  • Corporate Counsel – April 2018 (5)
  • Daily Report – May 2018 (6)
  • Midwest – June 2018 (7)
  • The Recorder – July 2018 (8)
  • Legal Intelligencer – August 2018 (9)
  • Connecticut Law Tribune – August 2018 (10)
  • Texas Lawyer (Austin, Dallas, and Houston) – September 2018 (Three Surveys) (11)
  • New York Law Journal – September 2018 (12)
  • New Jersey Law Journal – October 2018 (13)
  • Legal Times – November 2018 (14)
  • Daily Business Review – November 2018 (15)
  • National Law Journal – March 2019 (16)
  • Corporate Counsel – April 2019 (17)
  • Daily Report – May 2019 (18)
  • The Recorder – June 2019 (19)
  • Midwest – July 2019 (20)
  • The Legal Intelligencer – August 2019 (21)
  • Connecticut Law Tribune – August 2019 (22)
  • New York Law Journal – October 2019 (23)
  • New Jersey Law Journal – October 2019 (24)
  • Texas Lawyer (Austin, Dallas, and Houston) – October/November 2019 (Three Surveys) (25)
  • Legal Times – November 2019 (26)
  • Daily Business Review – November 2019 (27)

An overview of seventeen key eDiscovery-centric survey categories.

  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Data and Technology Management eDiscovery Provider
  • Document Review Staffing Agency
  • eDiscovery Company/Provider
  • eDiscovery Mobile Application
  • End-To-End eDiscovery Provider
  • End-To-End Litigation Consulting Firm/Services
  • Information Governance Solution
  • Legal and Litigation Support Staffing Agency
  • Legal Hold Solution
  • Legal Process Outsourcing
  • Managed Document Review Services
  • Managed eDiscovery and Litigation Support Provider
  • Online Review Platform (Document Review)
  • Predictive Coding eDiscovery Solution
  • Technology-Assisted Review E-Discovery Solution

An alphabetical listing of providers receiving at least one top-three finish in at least one key eDiscovery-centric survey category in ALM reader ranking (“Best Of”) surveys administered since September of 2017.

  1. Accenture
  2. AccessData
  3. ACT Litigation Services
  4. Alix Partners
  5. Alliance Legal Staffing
  6. Atlanta Legal Services
  7. Aptara
  8. Attorney Resource
  9. Ave Point
  10. Axiom Law
  11. BCG Search
  12. BDO Consulting
  13. Bederson LLP
  14. Berkeley Research Group
  15. BlueStar Case Solutions
  16. BlumShapiro
  17. Business Intelligence Associates (BIA)
  18. BVA Group
  19. Cambridge Professional Group
  20. Canon
  21. Casefleet
  22. Casepoint
  23. Citrin Cooperman Valuation and Forensic Services
  24. CloudNine Discovery (LexisNexis Litigation Solutions)
  25. Complete Discovery Source
  26. Complete Legal
  27. Conduent
  28. Consilio (Advanced Discovery – DiscoverReady)
  29. Control Risks
  30. Corodata
  31. Cornerstone Discovery
  32. Corporate Investigations, Inc.
  33. DataNovo, Inc.
  34. Decisionquest
  35. Deloitte Discovery
  36. DiGabriele, McNulty, Campanella & Co.
  37. Digital Verdict
  38. Disco
  39. Discovery Litigation Services
  40. Diversified Legal Services
  41. Diversified Risk Management
  42. Doar Litigation Consulting
  43. Duff & Phelps
  44. Eisner Amper LLP
  45. Elite Document Technology
  46. Epiq (DTI)
  47. Ernst & Young LLP (Pangea)
  48. Esquire Solutions
  49. First Legal Investigations
  50. Forensic Data Services
  51. Fronteo
  52. FTI Consulting/Technology
  53. Gibson Arnold & Associates
  54. GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
  55. Guidepost Solutions LLC
  56. H5
  57. Haley Stuart, LLC
  58. Hancock Firm
  59. HaystackID (Inspired Review)
  60. Hire Counsel
  61. HP (Autonomy)
  62. HR Legal Search
  63. HSSK
  64. IBM
  65. iDiscovery Solutions (iDS)
  66. iManage
  67. IMS Expert Services
  68. Integreon (Huron Consulting)
  69. JND eDiscovery
  70. K2 Intelligence
  71. KLDiscovery
  72. KLR Staffing
  73. KPMG
  74. Kroll
  75. Legal E Employment Partners
  76. Legal Hold Pro by Zapproved
  77. LegalPeople
  78. Legal Search Solutions
  79. LexisNexis CounselLink Legal Hold
  80. LexisNexis Legal Process Outsourcing
  81. Level2Legal Solutions
  82. Lighthouse (Discovia)
  83. Liquid Litigation Management
  84. LITeGATION
  85. Magna Legal Services
  86. Major Lindsey & Africa
  87. Maragell, LLC
  88. Marcum
  89. Merrill Corp.
  90. Mindcrest
  91. Mimecast
  92. Momentum Search Partners
  93. Nardello & Co. LLC
  94. Nathan Associates
  95. NightOwl Discovery
  96. New Jersey Legal
  97. Novus Law
  98. Nuix (Ringtail)
  99. OpenText (Catalyst, Daegis)
  100. Pathway Forensics
  101. Precise Inc.
  102. PwC
  103. Pye Legal Group
  104. QuisLex
  105. R3 Digitial Forensics
  106. Relativity (kCura)
  107. Reveal Data
  108. Ricoh Legal
  109. Rimkus Consulting Group
  110. Robert Half Legal
  111. RVM
  112. Smith & Carson
  113. Special Counsel (D4)
  114. Sterling Legal Search, Inc
  115. Symantec eDiscovery Exchange
  116. The Chaflin Group, Inc.
  117. The Intelligence Group
  118. The MCS Group
  119. The Partners Group
  120. Thomson Reuters (eDiscovery Point, Concourse Legal Hold)
  121. Tower Legal Staffing
  122. TransPerfect Legal Solutions
  123. Trask Consulting
  124. TR Grace
  125. TrialWorks
  126. Troutman Sanders eMerge
  127. TRU Staffing Partners
  128. TrustPoint.One
  129. U.S. Legal Support
  130. Veris Consulting
  131. Veritas
  132. Wegman Partners

A listing of the top twenty-two providers based on the number of times mentioned as a top-three provider in the aggregate of all survey results. All top twenty-two providers had at least ten mentions in surveys since September of 2017.

  1. CloudNine Discovery (LexisNexis Litigation Solutions)
  2. FTI Consulting/Technology
  3. HaystackID (Inspired Review)
  4. Epiq (DTI)
  5. Ernst & Young LLP (Pangea 3)
  6. Elite Discovery (Elite Document Technology)
  7. Thomson Reuters (eDiscovery Point, Concourse Legal Hold)
  8. Relativity (kCura)
  9. KLDiscovery
  10. Robert Half Legal
  11. Pathway Forensics
  12. Special Counsel (D4)
  13. IMS Expert Services
  14. LITeGATION
  15. KPMG
  16. LexisNexis Legal Process Outsourcing
  17. BVA Group
  18. Deloitte
  19. IBM
  20. Major Lindsay & Africa
  21. TransPerfect Legal Solutions
  22. Consilio (Advanced Discovery – DiscoverReady)

Based on changes in provider business status between September 2017 and today, some providers/offerings may be noted with legacy names/organizations. Additionally, as organizations may have been referred to differently in different surveys, results are shared based on the names shared in the surveys. Also, there are eDiscovery organizations mentioned in the surveys, yet not highlighted in the specific seventeen eDiscovery-centric questions used for this aggregation. 

Survey Resources

(1) New Jersey Law Journal Best of 2017. (2017). New Jersey Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nj/supplements/Best_NJLJ/mobile/index.html

(2) Legal Times Best of 2017. (2017). Legal Times, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/Best_LT_2017/mobile/index.html

(3) Daily Business Review Best of 2017. (2017). Daily Business Review, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/dailybusinessreview/supplements/Best_DBR_2017/mobile/index.html

(4) The National Law Journal Best of 2018. (2018). The National Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/supplements/Best_NLJ_2018/mobile/index.html

(5) Corporate Counsel Best of 2018. (2018). Corporate Counsel, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/cc/supplements/Best_CC_2018/mobile/index.html

(6) Daily Report Best of 2018. (2018). Daily Report, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/dailyreport/supplements/Best_DR_2018/mobile/index.html

(7) The National Law Journal Midwest Best of 2018. (2018). The National Law Journal – Midwest, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/supplements/Best_Midwest_2018/mobile/index.html

(8) The Recorder Best of 2018. (2018). The Recorder, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/therecorder/supplements/Best_TR_2018/mobile/index.html

(9) The Legal Intelligencer Best of 2018. (2018). The Legal Intelligencer, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/thelegalintelligencer/supplements/Best_TLI_2018/mobile/index.html

(10) Connecticut Law Tribune Best of 2018. (2018). Connecticut Law Tribune, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/ctlawtribune/supplements/Best_CLT_2018/mobile/index.html

(11) Texas Lawyer Best of 2018. (2018). Texas Lawyer, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/texaslawyer/supplements/Best_TX_2018/mobile/index.html

(12) New York Law Journal Best of 2018. (2018). New York Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from http://nylawyer.nylj.com/adgifs/specials/NYLJ_2018_0924_Bestof2018/mobile/index.html

(13) New Jersey Law Journal Best of 2018. (2018). New Jersey Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/newjerseylawjournal/supplements/Best_NJLJ_2018/mobile/index.html

(14) Legal Times Best of 2018. (2018). Legal Times, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/Best_LT_2018/mobile/index.html

(15) Daily Business Review Best of 2018. (2018). Daily Business Review, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/dailybusinessreview/supplements/Best_DBR_2018/mobile/index.html

(16) The National Law Journal Best of 2019. (2019). The National Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/Best_NLJ_2019/mobile/index.html

(17) Corporate Counsel Best of 2019. (2019). Corporate Counsel, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/cc/supplements/Best_CC_2019/mobile/index.html

(18) Daily Report Best of 2019. (2019). Daily Report, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/dailyreport/supplements/Best_DR_2019/mobile/index.html

(19) The Recorder Best of 2019. (2019). The Recorder, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/therecorder/supplements/Best_TR_2019/mobile/index.html

(20) The National Law Journal Midwest Best of 2019. (2019). The National Law Journal – Midwest, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/Best_Midwest_2019/mobile/index.html

(21) The Legal Intelligencer Best of 2019. (2019). The Legal Intelligencer, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/thelegalintelligencer/supplements/Best_TLI_2019/mobile/index.html

(22) Connecticut Law Tribune Best of New England 2019. (2019). Connecticut Law Tribune, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/ctlawtribune/supplements/Best_NE_2019/mobile/index.html

(23) New York Law Journal Best of 2019. (2019). New York Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/newyorklawjournal/supplements/Best_NYLJ_2019/mobile/index.html

(24) New Jersey Law Journal Best of 2019. (2019). New Jersey Law Journal, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/newjerseylawjournal/supplements/Best_NJLJ_2019/mobile/index.html

(25) Texas Lawyer Best of 2019. (2019). Texas Lawyer, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/texaslawyer/supplements/Best_TX_2019/mobile/index.html

(26) Legal Times Best of 2019. (2019). Legal Times, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/Best_Legaltimes_2019/mobile/index.html

(27) Daily Business Review Best of 2019. (2019). Daily Business Review, (Special Supplement). Retrieved from https://images.law.com/media/dailybusinessreview/supplements/Best_DBR_2019/mobile/index.html

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