Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Kroll Ontrack® wins top honors in 10th annual AmLaw tech survey

Top AmLaw 200 law firms choose Kroll Ontrack for the fourth consecutive year as their preferred electronic discovery services provider

Minneapolis – September 14, 2005The American Lawyer’s 10th Annual AmLaw Tech Survey has identified Kroll Ontrack as the industry’s most used electronic discovery provider among leading law firms for the fourth year in a row. The annual survey targets the AmLaw 200 firms to reveal trends in technology use as well as which products and services are the most popular among the country’s largest law firms.

In addition to being recognized as the most used electronic discovery provider, Kroll Ontrack’s online review software, ElectronicDataViewer™, was chosen as the second most used online document review tool for electronic discovery. In 2005, ElectronicDataViewer was chosen by 24 percent of the top firms, showing significant growth from three percent in 2004.

“We have worked very hard respond to our customers and develop some of the best electronic discovery services available to law firms, corporations and government agencies,” said Kristin Nimsger, vice president of Legal Technologies at Kroll Ontrack. “We are thrilled to be recognized by the top 200 law firms for the fourth year in a row. The recognition as their provider of choice brings continued validation to our proprietary products and services and we look forward to continuing that level of service to our customers.”

In the electronic evidence discovery provider category, 134 firms responded with 60 percent (81 firms) of respondents identifying Kroll Ontrack as their preferred electronic discovery provider. Kroll Ontrack rose from 50 percent in 2004 and 31 percent in 2003, making Kroll Ontrack one of the fastest growing electronic discovery providers.

The AmLaw Tech Survey is provided to subscribers of The American Lawyer as a supplement to the September issue. The survey, tracking legal technology trends for ten years, has uncovered significant jumps in technology usage and adoption by leading law firms.

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.

About the AmLaw Tech Survey

The American Lawyer surveyed AmLaw 200 firms in June 2005 to find out about technology trends and which products and services the firms were using. The survey received responses from 146 firms.

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Contact:

Ryan Boekelheide
Public Relations
Kroll Ontrack Inc.
9023 Columbine Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
(952) 516-3581
rboekelheide@krollontrack.com