Huron Legal Named Datacert's 2013 Partner of the Year

Firm helps drive Datacert's Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) success through global client advisory services and Passport implementation expertise

Feb 11, 2014, 09:15 ET from Datacert, Inc.

HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that Huron Legal has been named Datacert's 2013 Partner of the Year.  This annual award recognizes and honors those members of the Datacert Partner Program that contribute most significantly to Datacert's success during the year.  The award was presented to Huron Legal by Datacert President and CEO, Jim Tallman, on February 5th at LegalTech® New York, the largest annual conference for legal technology vendors and professionals and legal executives.


The Datacert Partner Program consists of a global network of more than 40 companies that provide solutions that complement Datacert's patented technology platform, Passport®, extending its capabilities and ecosystem, and/or services that enable Datacert clients to achieve the greatest value from their technology acquisition.  As a Datacert Solution Provider partner since 2011, Huron Legal has lead or co-delivered numerous Passport professional service engagements, advised and consulted mutual clients, and provided significant input and expertise to help guide Datacert's product direction and strategy.  Huron Legal is a Passport Implementation Certified partner.

"Being recognized by Datacert, a dominant global leader in ELM, is an honor for us," said Joy Saphla, Managing Director, Huron Legal. "This award underscores the success we have achieved in jointly serving our clients in North America and Europe over the past several years.  Our goal is to provide an excellent Passport experience to our mutual customers and to continue to work with Datacert to create new and beneficial ways to serve the legal and compliance markets together."

As the world's dominant enterprise legal management and law department management firms, the two companies are actively focused on aligning their strategies and growth plans, including plans for new market penetration.  Leveraging impactful thought leadership, Huron and Datacert are translating client and general legal market needs into innovative joint strategic solutions, several of which are targeted to launch in 2014 in both North America and Europe. 

"Huron Legal is a leader in legal advisory and eDiscovery services, and we are pleased to enjoy a strong, long-standing, and mutually-beneficial partnership with them," said Mark Poag, SVP, legal, marketing, and strategic alliances, Datacert.  "Over numerous Passport client engagements, they have proven their expertise in advising and guiding large corporate legal departments, educating them about Passport's strengths and value, and then implementing a successful solution into production.  This is no small feat given the stringent legal data and security requirements often demanded by our customers, many of whom are the world's largest and most prestigious corporations and governmental organizations."

Passport is a patented technology platform that unites systems commonly used by legal, compliance, and insurance claims departments onto a single, collaborative framework.  It optimizes interoperability, improves collaboration, and enables visibility and reporting for more strategic management.  Its suite of toolkits supports changing business requirements, while features such as its Outlook Module provide usability that simplifies the way staffs work.

For information about Datacert or its products or services, please call +1 800-780-3681 or e-mail (North American inquiries) or (international inquiries).

About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, and risk departments and claims organizations to operate more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, and collaborate with external service providers.  Datacert's offerings include its patented technology platform, Passport®, solutions to manage legal matters, mitigate risk, and control legal and claims spend, as well as innovative business intelligence offerings for organizations that require advanced legal decision support.  Datacert solutions are used by Fortune® 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations, 100 percent of the AmLaw 200, and thousands of legal suppliers around the world.  Headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 140 countries.  Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates at

About Huron Legal
Huron Legal provides advisory and business services to assist law departments and law firms to enhance organizational effectiveness and reduce legal spend. Huron Legal advises on and implements strategy, organizational design and development, outside counsel management, operational efficiency, and discovery solutions, and provides services relating to the management of matters, contracts, documents, records, digital evidence, and e-discovery. For more information, visit or follow them on Twitter @HuronLegal.

Datacert Media Contact:
Debra Marino
Datacert, Inc.
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