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.

“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)

  • 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

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

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Source: ComplexDiscovery