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Content Assessment: Vendor Voices in eDiscovery - From Remote Collection and New Business Models to Pricing, Partnerships, and Promotions

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A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the recent Vendor Voices in eDiscovery update on selected industry press announcement and articles as highlighted by ComplexDiscovery.

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Background Note: Welcome to “Vendor Voices in eDiscovery,” a regular and trusted waypoint within the rapidly changing landscape of eDiscovery. Here, we carefully curate and distill the core essence of recent press releases and articles from selected vendors that are integral to this continually evolving ecosystem. In each Vendor Voices segment, we strive to present concise summaries, key insights, and emerging industry trends, enabling you to hear directly from the source – the eDiscovery vendors themselves. Our aim is to cut through the noise of the bustling eDiscovery domain, extracting relevant details and transforming them into an easily digestible format. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned eDiscovery veteran navigating the shifting sands of the industry, or a newcomer trying to get your bearings in this complex landscape, “Vendor Voices in eDiscovery” serves as your dependable resource.

In the multifaceted world of eDiscovery, the deluge of information can be overwhelming, and while we at ComplexDiscovery strive to provide comprehensive coverage, it’s impossible to spotlight every new development. That’s why we offer resources like ‘Vendor Voices in eDiscovery.’ This resource offers a curated approach, selecting and distilling vendor announcements of particular interest, and providing professionals with selected waypoints to navigate shifting landscape terrains. We hope it is a valuable addition to the broader eDiscovery conversation. – ComplexDiscovery

June 16, 2023 Update*

Vendor Voices in eDiscovery: From Remote Collection and New Business Models to Pricing, Partnerships, and Promotions

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A Pivotal Moment for Mobile Discovery? PME: A Powerful Tool for Targeted Remote Collections

Mobile eDiscovery is currently facing a number of challenges. The market is outdated, inefficient, inflexible, and costly. These issues result in time lost, restrictive practices, inefficient processes, security risks, inconsistent data analysis, siloed data consolidation, incomplete device datasets, and complex elements that create delay and confusion, leading to more risk, lost time and money, lost cases, and lost clients. Pivotal Mobile eDiscovery (PME) offers a solution to these challenges.

PME is a unique mobile device data collection and analysis system for eDiscovery and data discovery in highly regulated and litigated markets. The system is client and case focused, and its developers are attuned to the needs of the industry. PME is an outgrowth of patented AI technology designed, built by data scientists, and developed on a foundation of more than 12 patents in the process of being filed.

Read the original announcement.



Protiviti Joins Forces with Reveal to Deploy AI-powered Technology Solutions for Litigation, Investigations, Compliance and More

Global consulting firm Protiviti and Reveal, the global provider of the leading AI-powered eDiscovery, review and investigations platform, have established a strategic partnership. Specifically, Protiviti will utilize Reveal’s 11 platform with its custom AI modeling capabilities as part of its eDiscovery, litigation, fraud detection, investigations, audit and risk, and compliance services. Both Protiviti and Reveal clients will benefit from the partnership with the expanded access to AI-supported technology solutions to meet their legal and business operational goals and/or to accelerate organizational digital transformation.

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Nextpoint Law Group Launches Legal Services Practice at the Pivotal Intersection of Law, Data and Technology

Nextpoint understands the value of pairing advanced software solutions with top-tier legal services. It’s what we’ve learned over the past 20 years as a leading provider of cloud-based legal technology. Today, we’re excited to announce Nextpoint is expanding its service offerings with Nextpoint Law Group, an Arizona ABS law firm offering data-driven solutions for litigation.

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Grasping the New Norm? Modern Attachments in M365 eDiscovery

Jason Covey, the lead M365 eDiscovery Consultant at HaystackID, has released a new paper titled Modern Attachments in M365 eDiscovery: How Much Do They Really Matter? The paper presents insights into the increasingly significant role of modern attachments, or cloud attachments, in eDiscovery and investigation matters. These attachments, essentially hyperlinks to files stored on platforms like OneDrive or SharePoint, have emerged as a complex data source in eDiscovery due to their widespread use and the complications in handling them. 

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Onna Expands Relationship with Google Cloud, Giving Organizations on Google Cloud Marketplace a Broader eDiscovery Solution

Onna, the leading data management platform for eDiscovery, internal investigations, and information governance, is excited to announce that its entire solution is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace. This move reinforces Onna’s commitment to making data management simple and accessible for customers and marks a key milestone in its partnership with Google Cloud.

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TransPerfect Legal Solutions Acquires eDepoze

TransPerfect Legal Solutions (TLS), a global provider of litigation support solutions, has announced its acquisition of eDepoze, an electronic exhibit-sharing platform. The financial details of the deal were not revealed. eDepoze, which was founded in 2013 by litigator Shawn Kennedy, has been developed into an efficient platform for managing exhibits during depositions and legal proceedings. The acquisition aims to bolster TLS’s deposition services and allow clients to benefit from an industry-leading platform that enhances workflows for pre-trial examinations. TLS believes this deal will bring immediate benefits to their combined client base, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of legal proceedings.

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Russell Investments Group Ltd. Acquires Stake in Legal Tech Company CS Disco, Inc.: A Promising Investment in a Growing Industry

In a recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Russell Investments Group Ltd. revealed their acquisition of a new stake in CS Disco, Inc. (NYSE:LAW) during the fourth quarter. The institutional investor purchased 19,831 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $125,000. This move by Russell Investments is indicative of a larger trend in the investment world, where investors are constantly on the lookout for up-and-coming companies that have potential for growth and considerable return on investment.

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Everlaw Ranks #1 out of 115 Ediscovery Vendors in New G2 Reports

 Everlaw, the cloud-native investigation and litigation platform, today announced that it ranks first of 115 vendors across both ediscovery rankings of the industry-leading, peer-to-peer review site, G2: the G2 Summer 2023 Momentum Grid for eDiscovery and the G2 Summer 2023 eDiscovery Grid Report. Everlaw is #1 in both categories due to its high user satisfaction scores and significant market presence. As a company that has a laser focus on its customers – legal professionals in law firms, corporations and the public sector – this is validation of Everlaw’s mission and platform.

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DataParser Extends Microsoft Graph Support with Azure AD Services

 17a-4 has developed DataParser to work with Microsoft Graph and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Azure AD services centralize identity and access management to enable secure and productive access between apps, devices, services, and infrastructure. Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data in Microsoft 365. It forms a network of Microsoft 365 services and features that manage, protect, and extract data to support a wide range of scenarios including Enterprise Mobility + Security services like Azure Active Directory.

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JND Receives Patent Approvals for LayerCake and MachOne Software Analytics and Document Review Technologies

 JND Legal Administration, the U.S. leader in legal management and administration services, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two new patents, No. 11,468,006 (the ‘006  patent) and No. 11,636,088 (the ‘088  patent), for its LayerCake and MachOne applications, respectively. The patents extend the capabilities of JND’s RelativityOne environment to deliver superior efficiencies and mitigate risk in the eDiscovery analytics and document review processes.

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FRONTEO Rebrands AI Engine and Products to “KIBIT”

FRONTEO, a leading provider of AI solutions, has announced the rebranding of its AI engine and products to “KIBIT” as of April 1, 2023. The name KIBIT, a fusion of the Japanese words “kibi” (subtle movements of the human mind) and “bit” (the smallest unit of information), reflects the company’s commitment to developing AI that understands human subtleties. The rebranding is aimed at strengthening brand recognition and facilitating market penetration initiatives.

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Lighthouse Launches Advanced Managed Review Practice

Lighthouse, a leading provider of eDiscovery and information governance services, has announced the launch of its advanced Managed Review practice. This technology-driven service is intended to offer corporate and law firm partners a comprehensive suite of review options, thereby optimizing document review time and cost efficiency. The service integrates modern analytics, AI, and automation to improve document review workflows. The company has appointed Mary Newman, an industry leader with over 20 years of experience, as Executive Director to lead this new practice. This initiative reaffirms Lighthouse’s commitment to innovation and adaptation in an ever-evolving eDiscovery landscape, aiming to provide clients with cost-effective and reliable solutions for document review.

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KLDiscovery Expands Its First-of-its-kind Franchising Program to the European Ediscovery Marketplace, Creating Immediate Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the UK

KLDiscovery Inc. announced today that the company through its subsidiary is now also offering franchise opportunities in the UK eDiscovery marketplace. As a leading provider of global data management, information governance, eDiscovery, and advisory services solutions, KLDiscovery has a proven business model that leverages a global footprint, end-to-end technology throughout the EDRM, 24X7X365 client service, and an exceptionally strong company culture to help its clients navigate all their legal, regulatory, and cyber incident response engagements. After significant investments in technology, business systems, and repeatable and scalable processes, the company has created a point-of-entry for qualified entrepreneurs and companies in adjacent businesses to immediately take advantage of the company’s proven systems and business model to grow their eDiscovery footprint.

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HaystackID® Introduces Armed Forces Empowerment Program

HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm known for supporting law firms and corporate legal departments, is pleased to introduce its HaystackID Armed Forces Empowerment Program. Recognizing the unique challenges that military families often face in maintaining stable employment due to frequent relocations, this program is designed to offer opportunities, resources, and tools that help these dedicated individuals find meaningful employment and enhance their quality of life.

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Intrepid Welcomes Experienced Team to Drive eDiscovery

Intrepid Managed Discovery, a Trusted leading provider of Litigation Support Services based in Southern California, is excited to welcome James (Jim) Steene and Patrick Stevener to their bench of seasoned professionals. Jim and Patrick bring extensive experience in helping clients solve complex electronic data challenges and will help further accelerate the company’s already impressive early-stage growth.

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GeorgeJon welcomes Tom Matarelli as Chief Sales Officer

GeorgeJon, the expert in eDiscovery data platforms, management, and support, is proud to announce the hiring of Tom Matarelli as Chief Sales Officer. Tom brings 15+ years of experience in Governance Risk Compliance and Legal Technology to GJ and will become a key member of the Leadership Team. An innovator, thought leader, and longstanding contributor to the eDiscovery community, Tom’s leadership skills, global perspective and technical knowledge will immediately expand GeorgeJon’s capabilities and benefit customers worldwide.

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Information Governance Leaders Gimmal and Kindato Partner Together with Migration-as-a-Service (MaaS) Solution, Allowing Seamless Transition from Legacy ECM Systems into the Microsoft Ecosystem

Gimmal LLC, the market’s only end-to-end information governance platform, has teamed up with Kindato Corp, a trailblazer in Microsoft 365 information governance, eDiscovery, and knowledge management, to significantly bolster clients’ information governance and compliance capabilities through their joint Migration-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering. MaaS is the first turnkey packaging of software and services to provide enterprise, federal, and local government customers a single, expert source for streamlined migrations with proper governance from beginning to end. 

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Proteus Discovery Group Becomes RelativityOne Silver Partner

Proteus Discovery Group, a litigator-led eDiscovery services and consulting firm, today announced that it has become a RelativityOne Silver Partner for providing exceptional service experience to its RelativityOne end users. With a dramatically simplified pricing structure compared to industry norms, proactive solutions delivered by their team of attorneys and technologists, and litigator-led culture, Proteus is uniquely positioned to support law firms and corporate legal teams facing complex eDiscovery projects.

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Everest Discovery LLC Becomes a RelativityOne Silver Partner

 Everest Discovery LLC, a top women-owned national provider of eDiscovery and litigation support services, announced today that it has become a RelativityOne Silver Partner for providing an exceptional service experience to its RelativityOne end users. Everest Discovery’s attainment of the RelativityOne Silver Partner status not only highlights the company’s unwavering commitment to excellence but also solidifies its position as a premier provider of cutting-edge solutions in the ever-evolving legal technology landscape.

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Conduent Teams with Relativity to Expand eDiscovery Capabilities Offering

Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), a global technology-led business solutions and services company, today announced it is expanding its suite of eDiscovery technology solutions with the addition of Relativity’s cloud-based eDiscovery solution, RelativityOne. With the integration of RelativityOne, Conduent provides clients enhanced data protection with a single, secure SaaS platform that spans the full breadth of eDiscovery – from legal hold through to production.

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L2 Services Welcomes New Chief Technology Officer

We welcome Joe Martinez to the L2 Services team as our new Chief Technology Officer. With over two decades of experience in technology and security, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. His background in information security, technology management, corporate compliance, digital investigations, and data management will be instrumental in driving our technology innovation and implementation. Joe’s role at L2 Services will be pivotal in leading our technology innovation and implementation for legal discovery, litigation support, and business support offerings. His extensive experience in creating and managing computer forensic and digital evidence processing laboratories, overseeing eDiscovery services and client consultations will be invaluable as we expand and enhance our services.

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Sandline Global Hires Cross-Border Discovery Expert Dan Whitaker as Senior Vice President & Head of APAC

Sandline Global, a premier e-discovery services company, announced today that it has hired Dan Whitaker as its Senior Vice President and Head of APAC. With over a decade of e-discovery, cross border, and APAC legal experience, Whitaker brings extensive knowledge and expertise to Sandline’s expanding operations in the Asia-Pacific region. With an established office in Taipei, Taiwan, Sandline’s expansion into China enables Sandline to better serve multi-national corporations with offices in China, as well as those law firms with cross-border discovery needs, and China practices.

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Women in eDiscovery™ Expands Leadership Team

Women in eDiscovery, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, announced today the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of three positions. Patti Zerwas has been named director of programming. Maribel Rivera has been named director of special events. Emily Bartkowicz has been selected as director of charity.

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Illumination Zone: HaystackID’s Kevin Clark Sits Down with EDRM Leaders Kaylee Walstad and Mary Mack

Kevin M. Clark, Discovery Counsel and Vice President of Analytics and Review Operations for EDRM’s Trusted Partner, HaystackID, sits down with Mary and Kaylee to talk about his journey to eDiscovery, the Masters Conference, and HaystackID’s use of advanced processes and tools to improve the client experience.

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Summer 2023 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Reveals Insights into Pricing Expectations for Legal Professionals 

ComplexDiscovery, a leading source for eDiscovery news and analysis, has recently published the results of its highly anticipated semi-annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey. One of the key takeaways from the eDiscovery Pricing Survey is the inherent complexity of pricing within the eDiscovery ecosystem, influenced by a multitude of factors. The survey, conducted from May 6 to May 26, 2023, garnered responses from 60 individuals working in various roles within the eDiscovery ecosystem. With its comprehensive analysis of pricing expectations, this survey equips legal professionals with valuable insights to make informed decisions and maximize the value they receive from eDiscovery services. 

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