Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Eckert Seamans names Kroll Ontrack its ediscovery partner of choice

Firm takes ediscovery to a new level of consistency and predictability with a repeatable approach for its portfolio of ediscovery matters

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 4, 2014Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, a full-service national law firm, and Kroll Ontrack today announced Kroll Ontrack has been selected as Eckert Seamans’ ediscovery partner of choice for all its ediscovery matters. As a portfolio partner, Eckert Seamans is moving beyond the industry’s traditional case-by-case approach to standardize ediscovery practices with the most current, innovative technologies, maximize resource and infrastructure allocation, and achieve total cost predictability.

“For several years, Kroll Ontrack has been the company we have turned to for our biggest and most complex ediscovery matters. Now, as a portfolio partner, Eckert Seamans has state-of-the-art technology and a repeatable and reliable process for all of its matters,” said Brian Calla, member, Eckert Seamans. “This gives us the ability to hit the ground running right away on any ediscovery project with confidence that our clients are receiving the best results for the best value.”

As a portfolio partner, Eckert Seamans and its corporate clients benefit from:

  • One process: A standardized approach achieved through consistent processes and centralized collaboration from any device.
  • One platform: The ability to conduct early data assessment, analysis, review and production in the integrated ediscovery.com platform, exercising control of data volumes and costs with ediscovery.com Review and interacting with real-time spend and data metrics across your entire portfolio with ediscovery.com Manage.
  • One team: A unified and dedicated ediscovery team with an average of 10 years of ediscovery industry tenure that provide training, support, professional services and best practices consultation.
  • One price: One simple fixed price that leverages the breakthrough concept of reusable capacity to predict and accurately budget for ediscovery spend.

“The ediscovery industry has been asking for a method to control costs without sacrificing quality,” added Calla. “Leveraging Kroll Ontrack’s portfolio solution gives our firm and its clients the best of both worlds. With Kroll Ontrack, we gain complete cost predictability in addition to the best technology out there. As a portfolio client and ediscovery.com Review user, we can process all project data, without incurring costs, and then apply Kroll Ontrack’s leading predictive coding technology and innovative nearline functionality to control volume. It is freedom and power like we’ve never had it before.”

“Law firms, like Eckert Seamans, and corporations alike are recognizing the value of establishing a consistent, repeatable ediscovery process at a fixed price,” said Dean Hager, president and CEO, Kroll Ontrack. “Viewing all your ediscovery matters as a portfolio addresses the unpredictability and inconsistencies often associated with the ediscovery industry today. It is through this lens, coupled with powerful technology, that we are able to help law firms and corporations transform their ediscovery approach from an art to a science.”

For more information on these products, visit: www.ediscovery.com.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.ediscovery.com or follow @KrollOntrack on Twitter.

About Eckert Seamans
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC has more than 375 attorneys located in 14 offices throughout the United States, including Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Southpointe, Pa.; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Va.; Wilmington, Del.; Newark and Trenton, N.J.; White Plains, N.Y.; Providence, R.I., Troy, Mich. and Charleston, W.Va.  The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of litigation, including mass tort and products liability litigation, corporate and business law, intellectual property law, labor and employment relations, aviation law, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, employee benefits, environmental law, construction law, municipal finance, real estate, tax and estate law, trucking and transportation law.  Eckert Seamans' practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country's business and social fabric. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents numerous federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. In order to provide global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve clients’ needs around the globe, Eckert Seamans has partnered with Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, with a network of 160 member firms in more than 100 countries and offices in 600 business centers around the world; as well as SCG Legal, a global network of over 145 independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys. For more information about the firm, please visit www.eckertseamans.com.


Media Contact: Kristin Husom, 952-516-3581, khusom@krollontrack.com

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