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.

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.(1) 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: May 7, 2019

“Best Of” Surveys considered and time frame for results publication. (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19)

  • New Jersey Law Journal – September 2017
  • Legal Times – November 2017
  • Daily Business Review – November 2017
  • National Law Journal – February 2018
  • Corporate Counsel – April 2018
  • Daily Report – May 2018
  • Midwest – June 2018
  • The Recorder – July 2018
  • Legal Intelligencer – August 2018
  • Connecticut Law Tribune – August 2018
  • Texas Lawyer (Austin, Dallas, and Houston) – September 2018 (Three Surveys)
  • New York Law Journal – September 2018
  • New Jersey Law Journal – October 2018
  • Legal Times – November 2018
  • Daily Business Review – November 2018
  • National Law Journal – March 2019
  • Corporate Counsel – April 2019
  • Daily Report – May 2019

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

Alphabetical listing of providers receiving a top three finish based on survey voting in at least one key eDiscovery-centric survey category.

  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. BlumShapiro
  16. Business Intelligence Associates (BIA)
  17. BVA Group
  18. Cambridge Professional Group
  19. Canon
  20. Casefleet
  21. Casepoint
  22. Citrin Cooperman Valuation and Forensic Services
  23. CloudNine Discovery (LexisNexis Litigation Solutions)
  24. Complete Discovery Source
  25. Complete Legal
  26. Conduent
  27. Consilio (Advanced Discovery)
  28. Control Risks
  29. Corodata
  30. Cornerstone Discovery
  31. Corporate Investigations, Inc.
  32. DataNovo, Inc.
  33. Decisionquest
  34. Deloitte Discovery
  35. DiGabriele, McNulty, Campanella & Co.
  36. Digital Verdict
  37. Discovery Litigation Services
  38. Diversified Legal Services
  39. Diversified Risk Management
  40. Doar Litigation Consulting
  41. Duff & Phelps
  42. Eisner Amper LLP
  43. Elite Document Technology
  44. Epiq (DTI)
  45. Ernst & Young LLP
  46. Forensic Data Services
  47. FTI Consulting/Technology
  48. Gibson Arnold & Associates
  49. GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
  50. Guidepost Solutions LLC
  51. H5
  52. Haley Stuart, LLC
  53. Hancock Firm
  54. HaystackID (Inspired Review)
  55. Hire Counsel
  56. HP (Autonomy)
  57. HR Legal Search
  58. HSSK
  59. IBM
  60. IMS Expert Services
  61. Integreon (Huron Consulting)
  62. JND eDiscovery
  63. K2 Intelligence
  64. KLDiscovery
  65. KLR Staffing
  66. KPMG
  67. Kroll
  68. Legal Hold Pro by Zapproved
  69. Legal Search Solutions
  70. LexisNexis CounselLink Legal Hold
  71. LexisNexis Legal Process Outsourcing
  72. Lighthouse (Discovia)
  73. Liquid Litigation Management
  74. LITeGATION
  75. Magna Legal Services
  76. Major Lindsey & Africa
  77. Maragell, LLC
  78. Marcum
  79. Merrill Corp.
  80. Mindcrest
  81. Mimecast
  82. Momentum Search Partners
  83. New Jersey Legal
  84. Novus Law
  85. Nuix (Ringtail)
  86. OpenText (Catalyst, Daegis)
  87. Pangea3 (Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services)
  88. Pathway Forensics
  89. Precise Inc.
  90. PwC
  91. Pye Legal Group
  92. QuisLex
  93. R3 Digitial Forensics
  94. Relativity (kCura)
  95. Ricoh Legal
  96. Robert Half Legal
  97. RVM
  98. Special Counsel (D4)
  99. Sterling Legal Search, Inc
  100. Symantec eDiscovery Exchange
  101. The Chaflin Group, Inc.
  102. The MCS Group
  103. The Partners Group
  104. Thomson Reuters (eDiscovery Point, Concourse Legal Hold)
  105. Tower Legal Staffing
  106. TransPerfect Legal Solutions
  107. Trask Consulting
  108. TR Grace
  109. Troutman Sanders eMerge
  110. TRU Staffing Partners
  111. U.S. Legal Support
  112. Veris Consulting
  113. Veritas
  114. Wegman Partners

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

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

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 eDiscovery-centric questions used for this aggregation. 

Survey Resources

(1) Best Of | Law.com. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.law.com/best-of/

(2) 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

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

(4) 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

(5) 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

(6) 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

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

(8) 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

(9) 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

(10) 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

(11) 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

(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) 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

(14) 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

(15) 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

(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) 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

(18) 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

(19) 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

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Source: ComplexDiscovery