Plus honorable mention in two additional categories

Minneapolis – November 1, 2019 – Edge Marketing, Inc., a Minneapolis-based public relations and marketing firm serving the needs of organizations in the legal and accounting industries, was recently honored with two prestigious 2019 MarCom Awards. The agency was named a Platinum Winner for a social media campaign in the Digital Media category and a Gold Winner for a public relations program in the Strategic Communications category. Submissions were for campaigns fully designed and executed by the agency on behalf of its clients.

The agency was also awarded Honorable Mention in two additional categories: Digital Media for a Business to Business website and Print Media for a Business to Business brochure.

MarCom Awards honor excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world. Each year about 6,000 print and digital entries are submitted from dozens of countries.

“We are thrilled Edge has once again been recognized as a top agency by MarCom. Our team has always believed that taking a strategic approach is the best way to exceed our clients’ expectations. As a Platinum and a Gold MarCom award winner, our agency has yet another proof point of the great results we have created with our services,” says Vicki LaBrosse, director of global public relations at Edge.

The Edge team’s past work has been recognized with MarCom Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2018, in Public Relations, Website, Logo Design, White Paper, eBook, Infographics and Social Media. The Edge Marketing team has also received a 2019 National Law Journal Award in Public Relations (Legal Marketing, Social Media).

Amy Juers, founder and CEO of Edge Marketing, states, “It is an honor being recognized alongside national and global brands like Cisco, Aflac, Dell, Hilton and IBM. Winning these awards should give our clients peace of mind that when they choose Edge, they will get the best-quality people and strategic services. While I know in my heart that we excel at what we do, having the affirmation of MarCom and the prestige of winning other industry awards will continue to energize and push us to new levels for our clients.”

About Edge Marketing
Edge Marketing delivers marketing and public relations expertise to clients in the legal and accounting markets. The company helps B2B organizations promote and sell their products and services to audience segments within each industry, including corporate legal departments, law firms, federal and state courts and legal associations, accounting firms and organizations supporting the accounting market. As a full-service agency, Edge provides strategic planning, public relations, marketing and e-marketing action plans, alliance building, website development, market research and advertising (concept and media plans). To learn more visit www.edgelegalmarketing.com or www.accountingedgemarketing.com.


Improving access to justice through the use of open source software

Denver CO, October 16, 2019—John Tredennick, longtime trial lawyer and former CEO and founder of award-winning Catalyst Repository Systems, today announced the formation of the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation. The Merlin Foundation is a nonprofit corporation in the process of registering as a 501(c)(3). Its simple mission is to improve access to justice and make legal and regulatory compliance more efficient through the use of open source software.

The Mission: Promoting Open Source for Legal

“Open source has revolutionized the way software is developed worldwide,” explained  Foundation Director John Tredennick. “It represents a new and powerful alternative to proprietary software and has great applications in legal. Teams of developers and legal professionals worldwide are collaborating to make software that improves access to justice for clients and makes legal and regulatory compliance less costly,” he continued.

“At its heart, open source is about collaboration. What makes it so powerful is that people can come together worldwide to develop and release free, fully featured software tailored to legal needs,” said Mary Mack, the former Director of ACEDS and now embarking on a new venture. “I am excited to support and be a part of this great new venture.”

The Merlin Foundation plans to achieve its mission by:

  • Fostering worldwide education about the advantages of open source software and secure cloud computing;
  • Providing a central platform for legal professionals to collaborate on open source development projects; and
  • Distributing open source software under free licenses to individuals and organizations around the world for legal and regulatory compliance processes.

The goal is to develop a central repository of active legal open source projects and provide a home for legal technologists to collaborate on great software that will benefit both the legal profession and those who need legal services at an affordable price.

“An Open Source Foundation like this has been needed for the legal profession for years,” stated Bob Ambrogi, an award-winning legal reporter, writer and podcaster who will serve on the Merlin Advisory Board. “Open source has been opening doors for efficiency and cost savings in just about every other part of the world. Legal is ripe for open source collaboration efforts. In fact, we are already seeing open source projects springing up across the globe,” he added.

Industry veteran Lew Visscher will act as Chief Financial Officer for the Foundation. Lew is a well known financial and accounting professional who served for more than a decade as Catalyst’s CFO. Before that he worked with a number of foundations and technology companies, beginning his career as a CPA with PriceWaterhouse. “As a nonprofit, Merlin has to be above reproach with respect to its financials and donations. My job will be to make sure the organization is in sound financial shape and to report on our books to the public,” Lew stated.

Starting fast out of the gate, the Merlin Foundation has already lined up a number of leading professionals to serve on its Advisory Board. “We are going to hold back until we have the board fully established,” explained Tredennick. “But we already have top names from major law firms, legal departments and open source technologists in the U.S and the EU. We hope to recruit in Asia Pacific and Australasia as well in the next few months,” he added.  “We are actively looking for great people to join our cause.”

Increasing Complexity and Regulatory Demands

As worldwide legal and regulatory requirements increase in both scope and complexity, there is a pressing need for technology that helps legal departments and law firms meet their obligations. Open source collaboration allows legal teams from different organizations to work together to build software that they can all use for compliance processes. It can also help us reach out to consumers worldwide, helping them navigate these difficult waters.

About the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation

The Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation is dedicated to improving access to justice and making legal and regulatory compliance more efficient through the use of open source software. A worldwide, non-profit organization, the Merlin Foundation strives to foster worldwide education about the benefits of open source software; provide a central platform for legal professionals to collaborate on open source development projects; and distribute open source software under free license to individuals and organizations around the world to improve access to justice and for legal and regulatory compliance.

The Merlin Foundation is a non-profit corporation in the process of registering as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

For more information about the Merlin Foundation, go to www.MerlinFoundation.org.


Reveal Data and NexLP Combine Technology Stack to Provide All-In-One AI Solution

CHICAGO, IL – January 28, 2019 — Legal technology company Reveal Data has announced an all-new technology partnership with artificial intelligence software company NexLP. This agreement will enable Reveal the opportunity to immediately include NexLP’s AI features, and will allow NexLP the opportunity to distribute its technology through Reveal’s global footprint. This partnership exemplifies Reveal and NexLP’s commitment to addressing the complex needs of investigations and attorneys across the enterprise, law firms, and litigation service providers.

“We are excited to partner with Reveal Data to offer our Story Engine AI platform to its committed customer base worldwide. Story Engine’s authentic AI, combined with Reveal’s technology, offers a tremendous package of power and innovation to its users. At NexLP, we believe in an AI model-driven future for e-Discovery and enterprise risk mitigation, and this partnership with Reveal Data will bring this vision to tens of thousands of users on a daily basis,” said Jay Leib, NexLP Co-Founder and CEO.

NexLP’s Story Engine functionality will be marketed as “Reveal AI powered by NexLP,” and is accessible to all Reveal customers under the terms of its current licensing models — in addition to future customers. The functionality and all-in-one pricing model will be included for both on-premise and cloud-based subscriptions.

“We are proud to partner with the team at NexLP to offer its Story Engine AI platform to our loyal customer base. NexLP has been on our radar for some time and clients have asked about its AI technology. At Reveal we value client input tremendously, and we are pleased to immediately offer Reveal AI, packaged with our award-winning Reveal technology, to all of our clients around the globe,” said Wendell Jisa, Reveal Data CEO.

About Reveal Data

Reveal is a legal software company that applies the unique combination of artificial intelligence and cloud computing to legal problems solving problems faster. Available in both a SaaS and on-premise subscription, Reveal is used by legal service providers, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and law firms in more than 40 countries across five continents. For more information, visit www.revealdata.com

About NexLP

NexLP’s Story Engine™ uses AI and machine learning to derive actionable insight from structured and unstructured data to help law firms and enterprises mitigate risk and untapped opportunities faster and with a greater understanding of context. For more information, visit www.nexlp.com.

 


DISCO Shatters Records and Achieves Most Successful Year In Company History

Customer Wins, Product Innovation and Employee Growth Drive Phenomenal Success; Coupled With Latest Funding, Company is Positioned for Another Breakout Year Ahead

NEW YORK — January 30, 2018 — It’s one for the record books! Today at Legaltech, cloud legaltech leader DISCO announced record-breaking 2018 results and plans for continued expansion in 2019.

In 2018, revenue grew more than 100 percent year over year, as it has every year since DISCO was founded. DISCO hired 125 people, added 238 new corporate and law firm customers, opened its first international office in London, moved its corporate headquarters to Austin, and added new executivesfrom Offers.com, Bazaarvoice, Epiq, and Google.

Total investment in DISCO exceeds $135 million after a financing announced earlier this month. DISCO will use this money to invest in its core ediscovery product, broaden its product platform to litigation management, and accelerate its international expansion in Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company plans to add 400 people over the next two years, more than half of them in product and engineering.

“Legaltech is going to transform the way great lawyers deliver legal services,” said Neil Etheridge, DISCO’s chief marketing officer. “We’ve only seen the beginning of what artificial intelligence and analytics can do for the law. We are excited to partner with our customers across more and more of their practice as we expand our offerings and geographic reach.”

Aggressive Customer Growth and Expansion

DISCO’s customer base continues to expand globally as law firms and corporate legal department embrace cloud-based ediscovery. Taking on nearly 130 percent new matters in 2018 over 2017, DISCO increased its AmLaw customer base by 35 percent, working with firms such as Kennedys, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and Quarles and Brady. Its plaintiff law firm business grew by 163 percent with customers including Kahn Swick & Foti, Motley Rice and Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley.  It nearly doubled is corporate client base, and grew its litigation boutique business by nearly 50 percent.

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About DISCO

DISCO is a legal technology company that applies artificial intelligence and cloud computing to legal problems to help great lawyers and legal teams improve legal outcomes for their clients. Corporate legal departments, law firms, and government agencies around the world use DISCO as their ediscovery solution for compliance, disputes, and investigations. For more information, visit www.csdisco.com.


FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the Company’s Technology segment has expanded its e-discovery managed services offering to include the Relativity platform, enabling corporations and law firms to extend their e-discovery software and teams in a seamless and cost-effective manner.


LegalRM Limited adopts Microsoft Azure for its Cloud hosting, underscoring its focus on the North American market

CIO Forum, LegalWeek, New York and London 29th January 2019 – LegalRM Limited, announces new cloud hosting of its iCompli Records Management and Information Governance platform on Microsoft Azure, with specific cloud solutions for each region, to ensure a stronger information governance strategy.


LegalRM Limited Delivers NetDocuments Integration to Help Firms Adopt a Full Information Governance Strategy Within One Platform

LONDON – January 21, 2019 – LegalRM Limited, experts in records management and information governance solutions to law firms, has further strengthened their technology and commercial partnership with NetDocuments, the leading secure, cloud-based content services platform for law firms, corporate legal teams and compliance departments. This stronger partnership with NetDocuments will help customers adopt an end to end information governance strategy, directly within the NetDocuments platform; as part of their drive towards General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and business transformation.


Hanzo’s groundbreaking Relativity App Hub integration brings the ability to review dynamic web content within Relativity’s cloud-based ediscovery platform.

Hanzo, a pioneer of contextual collection of dynamic web content and a developer partner of Relativity, today announced Hanzo Dynamic Review™ for RelativityOne, a software application that is fully compatible with RelativityOne, the cloud version of Relativity’s ediscovery platform, in addition to Relativity versions 9.6 and 9.5.

 

In 2018, Hanzo and Relativity formed their strategic partnership which brought Hanzo into the Relativity App Hub ecosystem. Since then, Hanzo and Relativity’s development teams have built upon that foundation with a groundbreaking integration that is the first to bring dynamic native review capabilities to Relativity. (Or Click on image below to see video) Today’s announcement extends that capability fully to RelativityOne.

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Hanzo Dynamic Review, part of the Hanzo Dynamic Archive suite, improves the review process by adding easy native-content import and dynamic native review capabilities, within Relativity’s on-premise and cloud review platforms. By achieving compatibility with RelativityOne, Hanzo provides ediscovery teams access to hard-to-capture modern data sources and extends a dynamic review solution to help ediscovery professionals uncover evidence that might otherwise be missed with static document review. These natural navigation capabilities moving from one document or section to the next at the click of a link are available in a secure, performant, and accessible environment that improve review efficiency and effectiveness.

 

“As business communications fragment across platforms and data volumes grow, Hanzo is helping solve the challenge of following, capturing, and preserving dynamic conversations,” said Kevin Gibson, CEO of Hanzo. “Our partnership with Relativity brings game-changing innovation to review by making it possible to view dynamic web content directly from RelativityOne, while uncovering evidence that is often hidden in static formats, which delivers a whole new level of efficiency and effectiveness.”

 

RelativityOne is the secure and performant way experts run ediscovery in the cloud. It’s backed by the functionality, customer support, and global user community that enables users to do it all with one solution. With easy to use search, analytics, and visualizations, RelativityOne’s trusted platform delivers intelligence about data, so users gain insights sooner and drive more effective outcomes. Integrations and products from partners like Hanzo are found in the Relativity App Hub, where users can pick and choose solutions to solve data challenges in ediscovery or beyond.

 

“We’re thrilled that Hanzo has now integrated their Dynamic Review tools with RelativityOne,” said Drew Deitch, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Relativity.  “Hanzo’s robust review for data sources such as SharePoint, Jira, Facebook, and other dynamic web content, combined with the flexibility of our SaaS product, will ensure that users are able to comprehend and take action on their data sources – faster.”

Hanzo supports the current RelativityOne release as well as Relativity versions 9.5 and 9.6 and will continue to provide customers with the best possible service and support with all future releases.

See Hanzo Dynamic Review for RelativityOne in action along with Hanzo’s new dynamic suite during Legalweek at Legaltech Booth #2301 schedule a personal meeting or request a demo.

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ABOUT HANZO

Hanzo is solving the single biggest challenge in legally defensible compliance and litigation today — contextual investigation, collection, and preservation of dynamic web content. Through one sophisticated platform, Hanzo captures and preserves team messaging data, social media engagement, and interactive web content then archives it in legally-defensible native format for analysis and review. Launched in 2009, Hanzo serves government agencies, enterprises, and top law firms across the globe. Learn more at hanzo.co.

ABOUT RELATIVITY

At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our ediscovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. Relativity’s cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for eight consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at sales@relativity.com or visit http://www.relativity.com for more information.


Company Name: CloudNine (www.ediscovery.co)
Booth#: 310-312
Booth Activity: NineForum Discovery Education Series

Description/Dates:

Discovery automation software provider CloudNine™ will launch its new NineForum Discovery Education Series at Legaltech New York. On Tuesday, January 29th and Wednesday, January 30th, prominent and highly respected eDiscovery and litigation support experts will deliver 9 TED-style talks, 20 minutes each, covering important topics impacting law firms and their clients. All sessions will take place at CloudNine’s Legaltech booth (#310-312) and will be free-of-charge to all show attendees. A complete schedule of speakers and topics can be found below.
NINEFORUM SPEAKER SCHEDULE (all sessions held at CloudNine’s Legaltech NY Booth# 310-312)
Tuesday, January 29 
Session 1: 10:30-10:50am 
Speaker: Kelly Twigger, ESI Attorneys & eDiscovery Assistant
Topic: Five Most Significant eDiscovery Cases of 2018: Their Impact on 2019 and Beyond
Session 2: 10:50-11:10am 
Speakers: Janice Jaco, Keesal Young & Logan and Amy Sellars, Walmart
Topic: 2019 State of the eDiscovery Union Address: Issues Facing Large Law Departments and Strategies for Law Firms’ Response
Session 3: 2:00-2:20pm 
Speaker: Craig Ball, Craig Ball, P.C.
Topic: Mobile to the Mainstream: Meeting Today’s Mobile Device Discovery Challenges
Session 4: 2:20-2:40pm
Speaker: Mike Quartararo, eDPM Advisory Services
Topic: Recent eDiscovery Disasters and How to Avoid Them: Don’t Let This Happen to You!
Session 5: 3:30-3:50pm 
Speaker: Doug Austin, CloudNine
Topic: Discovery Isn’t Just for Litigation Anymore: Why Waiting Until the Case is Filed May Now be Too Late
Wednesday, January 30 
Session 6: 9:40-10:00am 
Speaker: Trent Livingston, ESI Analyst
Topic: Connecting the Dots in Investigations: Empowering your ESI Technology Investment with Metadata Analysis
Session 7: 10:00-10:20am 
Speaker: Brandon Law, Oasis Discovery
Topic: eDiscovery Today from a Service Provider Point of View
Session 8: 2:30-2:50pm 
Speaker: Mary Mack, ACEDS
Topic: Bold eDiscovery Predictions for 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare for It
Session 9: 2:50-3:10pm 
Speaker: Tom O’Connor, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center
Topic: The State of eDiscovery Education Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
For more information about CloudNine and NineForum, email info@eDiscovery.co.