Forgive me Father, for it has been over five months since my last posting on this blog… This morning I received this email from my friend Joe Kanka, who is a Vice President over at eTERA Consulting:
I am writing a series of blog postings on What Do Contract and Staff Attorneys Think. My first blog posting will cover document review tools.
I would appreciate you taking just a couple of minutes to tell me what your favorite document review software tool is and the reasons why.
Many thanks in advance!
Vice President, Corporate Development
Feel free to email Joe at email@example.com.
Sorry I haven’t kept up with this website the last few weeks, but I wante to make sure to mention EPIQ, especially in the the wake of the new acquisition of Encore Discovery last month. Also it seems they are up 10% in revenue in the first quarter of this year from the first quarter last year.
Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIQ) today announced results of operations for the first quarter 2011 with first quarter operating revenue (total revenue before operating revenue from reimbursed direct costs) of $54.2 million, up 10% compared to $49.1 million for the same period last year. Operating revenue was consistent with the company’s first quarter objectives.
Here is a little more on EPIQ and their e-discovery capabilities from their website:
Your document review can be conducted in our DocuMatrix™ discovery management platform, proven to accelerate review speeds and cut costs. Or we can review in any other hosted platform you choose.
To identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your project, Epiq can assist in the platform selection, strategic testing of key words and other cull methodologies and create efficient workflow processes that benefit not only the document reviewers but the whole legal team.
kCura, the inventors of Relativity are quickly dominating the e-discovery review industry. Their latest conquest was partnering with TechLaw Solutions to wrap up an agreement with the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys of the DOJ.
kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, announced with TechLaw Solutions today that the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), has adopted Relativity for the review and analysis of electronic and paper-based documents…
…Relativity is being deployed in EOUSA’s Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC) to provide electronic discovery services for all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, which include over 6,000 attorneys nationwide.
Also, I have have it on very good sources that Relativity is also being used for at least one side of a major “telecom” merger that’s occurring at the moment.
I am sure many people have met someone or another in e-discovery they think is certifiable, but that’s a whole other matter entirely. Here is my latest post from Above The Law:
Recently on my blog I have been posting different viewpoints as to whether the e-discovery industry should have its own specialized certification. In the past year there has been a push by several organizations to establish standards of testing in the industry. In fact, a few weeks ago, the newly formed Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists or ACEDS (prenounced “A-Saids”) held an inaugural conference in Hollywood, Florida. Although ACEDS was just founded last year by the Intriago Group, led by a former McDermott Will & Emery partner, Charles Intriago, the meeting had over 300 attendees — not bad for a first conference.
I had the chance to speak with two attorneys who spoke at the ACEDS meeting. They provided me with a better understanding of whether the movement toward certification is simply a 0assing trend or a sign of things to come…
Continue reading over at Above The Law…
It seems Document Technologies Inc. has landed DC and industry veteran Chris del Rosario as their new the managing director of their technology center in the Reagan Building.
Mr. Del Rosario will manage DTI’s local litigation support service delivery at the company’s Regional Technology Center located in the renowned Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue. The center features a state-of-the-art forensics lab and a full-scale processing center for both electronic and paper discovery projects. The facility also includes an 80-plus-seat discovery review center including appropriate amenities to ensure the comfort of legal teams required to work extensive hours and offers Lit Works™ certified training and staffing solutions.
Mr. Del Rosario brings to DTI more than 20 years of legal experience in operations, sales and consulting, serving the needs of the Washington, D.C. legal community as well as legal markets across the United States. Mr. Del Rosario most recently served in sales management roles at Esquire Solutions and Litigation Systems, Inc. Previously, he held director and general manager positions for IKON’s outsourcing division serving the Mid-Atlantic territory.