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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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: July 3, 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)

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. 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. Discovery Litigation Services
  39. Diversified Legal Services
  40. Diversified Risk Management
  41. Doar Litigation Consulting
  42. Duff & Phelps
  43. Eisner Amper LLP
  44. Elite Document Technology
  45. Epiq (DTI)
  46. Ernst & Young LLP
  47. First Legal Investigations
  48. Forensic Data Services
  49. FTI Consulting/Technology
  50. Gibson Arnold & Associates
  51. GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC
  52. Guidepost Solutions LLC
  53. H5
  54. Haley Stuart, LLC
  55. Hancock Firm
  56. HaystackID (Inspired Review)
  57. Hire Counsel
  58. HP (Autonomy)
  59. HR Legal Search
  60. HSSK
  61. IBM
  62. IMS Expert Services
  63. Integreon (Huron Consulting)
  64. JND eDiscovery
  65. K2 Intelligence
  66. KLDiscovery
  67. KLR Staffing
  68. KPMG
  69. Kroll
  70. Legal Hold Pro by Zapproved
  71. LegalPeople
  72. Legal Search Solutions
  73. LexisNexis CounselLink Legal Hold
  74. LexisNexis Legal Process Outsourcing
  75. Lighthouse (Discovia)
  76. Liquid Litigation Management
  77. LITeGATION
  78. Magna Legal Services
  79. Major Lindsey & Africa
  80. Maragell, LLC
  81. Marcum
  82. Merrill Corp.
  83. Mindcrest
  84. Mimecast
  85. Momentum Search Partners
  86. Nathan Associates
  87. New Jersey Legal
  88. Novus Law
  89. Nuix (Ringtail)
  90. OpenText (Catalyst, Daegis)
  91. Pathway Forensics
  92. Precise Inc.
  93. PwC
  94. Pye Legal Group
  95. QuisLex
  96. R3 Digitial Forensics
  97. Relativity (kCura)
  98. Ricoh Legal
  99. Robert Half Legal
  100. RVM
  101. Special Counsel (D4)
  102. Sterling Legal Search, Inc
  103. Symantec eDiscovery Exchange
  104. The Chaflin Group, Inc.
  105. The MCS Group
  106. The Partners Group
  107. Thomson Reuters (eDiscovery Point, Concourse Legal Hold, Pangea 3)
  108. Tower Legal Staffing
  109. TransPerfect Legal Solutions
  110. Trask Consulting
  111. TR Grace
  112. Troutman Sanders eMerge
  113. TRU Staffing Partners
  114. TrustPoint.One
  115. U.S. Legal Support
  116. Veris Consulting
  117. Veritas
  118. 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 eight mentions in surveys since September of 2017.

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

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

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