Friday, June 30, 2006

Kroll Ontrack names fourth annual electronic evidence thought leader award recipients

2006 winners represent the best and brightest in law firm, corporate and judicial leadership in electronic discovery and computer forensics

Minneapolis – June 29, 2006 – Last week, Kroll Ontrack announced the winners of the fourth annual Electronic Evidence Thought Leadership Awards during a lunch seminar at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The award winners were selected by their peers in the legal industry for their innovation, leadership and advancement of the electronic discovery and computer forensics practices. This year, the category of “Thought Leading Corporation” was added as a result of the increased focus on electronic discovery and computer forensics by in-house legal departments.

The award recipients were recognized prior to a panel discussion titled “Transatlantic E-Discovery: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities.” A keynote presentation was given by The Hon. David J. Waxse, the presiding judge in this year’s Electronic Discovery Case of the Year, Williams v. Sprint/United Mgmt Co . This case is most well known for the Court’s specific recognition of the role played by metadata, or data about the data, in an electronic discovery production.

The complete list of this year’s winners includes:

Thought Leading Law Firm – Crowell & Moring
Thought Leading Corporation – Bristol-Myers Squibb
Thought Leading Litigator – Dennis C. Brown, Esq., Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Thought Leading Antitrust Practitioner – John J. Rosenthal, Esq., Howrey LLP, Washington, DC
Thought Leading Litigation Support – Pam Roberts, Novartis
Thought Leading Scholar – Ret. Judge John Carroll
Thought Leading Electronic Discovery Case of the Year Williams v. Sprint/United Mgmt Co.
Thought Leading Computer Forensic Case of the YearParamount Pictures Corp. v. Davis

“As the best practices of electronic discovery continue to evolve through case law and technology advancements, legal professionals have a significant task to determine the best and most cost effective practices for their company or clients,” said Kristin Nimsger, Vice President of Legal Technologies at Kroll Ontrack. “We congratulate the winners of this year’s Thought Leadership Awards. These professionals are an incredible asset to their organizations and to the evolution of the electronic discovery field.”

Kroll Ontrack’s Electronic Evidence Thought Leadership Awards were designed to acknowledge those involved in the practice of electronic discovery for their significant contributions to the industry. Nominations are taken at various tradeshows, seminars and online during the first three months of each year.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack Inc. ( www.krollontrack.com) provides large scale electronic and paper-based discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery solutions to help companies, law firms, and government agencies quickly and cost-effectively review, manage and produce relevant evidence. Kroll Ontrack has been recognized as the most used electronic discovery provider by AmLaw Tech (2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005), Law Office Computing (2004 & 2005), Legal Assistant Today (2005) and received Law Technology News’ “Electronic Discovery System of the Year” award in 2004 for ElectronicDataViewer™, its proprietary online document review tool. Kroll Ontrack, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk consulting company.