NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stroz Friedberg's Electronic Discovery and Disclosure business today announced significant enhancements to its Managed Services solution, a single platform that manages and automates legal discovery projects across all stages of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The newly released Managed Services solution fully integrates tracking legal hold and data collections efforts to the existing data processing, review and budget forecasting capabilities, bringing together the full spectrum of the EDRM process.
"In-house and outside counsel struggle to manage what they cannot measure," said Stephen Whetstone, Executive Managing Director and Leader of Stroz Friedberg's Electronic Discovery and Disclosure practice. "They must deal with disparate point technologies, service offerings, and data sets, leading to unpredictable costs, missed deadlines, and critical mistakes. Our Managed Services offering tackles these issues head-on by seamlessly tracking client project data and spend across EDRM stages and technologies – in real time – alleviating eDiscovery's most chronic pain. No other solution manages eDiscovery data volumes and expenses like it."
The new legal hold capability, delivered through a partnership with Zapproved's award-winning Legal Hold Pro, effectively improves the ability of in-house and external legal teams to identify and preserve data through automating legal hold notification, collection request tracking, and terminated employee data preservation.
The new collections capability leverages Stroz Friedberg's existing expertise in digital forensics, and provides clients with the earliest possible insight into data volumes and cost forecasts for a forensics project, tracking both Stroz Friedberg-conducted collections activities and external forensic efforts. The collections dashboard provides detailed data metrics and coordinated infographics by project and custodian, and unifies that critical information with prior preservation and subsequent processing and review efforts.
"We are excited to work with Stroz Friedberg in order to tap our industry leading Legal Hold Pro software to provide critical status information on litigation holds to the Managed Services platform," said Brad Harris, Vice President of Products at Zapproved. "This extensive platform will now span the EDRM, giving clients more transparency and control over their litigation response process by monitoring and auditing preservation efforts."
About Stroz Friedberg eDiscovery Managed Services:
Stroz Friedberg eDiscovery Managed Services is an integrated eDiscovery platform that reduces the complexity associated with multi-vendor eDiscovery, providing companies 24/7 with a comprehensive matter management resource that facilitates better and earlier decision-making. It includes real-time reporting, interactive infographics, and metrics. Global professional services are available to consult on evolving needs. Clients deploy eDiscovery Managed Services across a variety of industries including banking and finance, oil and gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and securities firms.
Stroz Friedberg, LLC
Founded in 2000, Stroz Friedberg is a specialized risk management firm built to help clients solve the complex challenges prevalent in today's digital, connected, and regulated business world. A global leader in the fields of cybersecurity, with leading experts in digital forensics, incident response, and security science; investigations; eDiscovery; and due diligence, Stroz Friedberg works to maximize the health of an organization, ensuring its longevity, protection and resilience. With thirteen offices across nine U.S. cities, London, Zurich, Dubai, and Hong Kong, Stroz Friedberg serves Fortune 100 companies, 80% of the AmLaw 100, and the Top 20 UK law firms. Learn more at www.strozfriedberg.com.
Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved Inc. is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery Platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company's flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition as the Best E-Discovery Legal Hold Product at the 2015 and 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards, in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best of the National Law Journal and the 2013 and 2014 Best of Legal Times. Zapproved was recognized in the 2014 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named as a "vendor to watch" in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery.
Notes to Editors:
Stroz Friedberg Managed Services 1.0
Managed Services solution 1.0, released in early 2016, enabled enterprises and law firms to track and monitor highly variable legal discovery data sets across multiple matters, in real time on a dashboard. Managed Services solution 1.0 also enabled clients to model data processing and review cost scenarios, and measure actual results against estimates.
Stroz Friedberg Managed Services 1.5
The new Managed Services solution 1.5 includes additional dashboard to enable tracking of legal hold and data collections efforts across multiple matters, bringing together the full spectrum of the EDRM process. Stroz Friedberg has partnered with Zapproved to integrate Legal Hold Pro directly into the Managed Services dashboard.
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