KPMG Ranked Number One in Litigation and E-Discovery Services by National Law Journal "Best of Chicago" Reader Rankings

Aug 28, 2014, 13:58 ET from KPMG LLP

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Annual National Law Journal "Best of Chicago" 2014 Reader Rankings found KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, the number one service provider in four categories for its suite of litigation and E-Discovery service offerings, and among the top three in 12 additional categories.

"Amid an increasingly complex global business landscape operating under constantly changing regulations, organizations are challenged to manage the risks and costs of fraud, misconduct and litigation," said Richard H. Girgenti, National and Americas Leader for Forensic Advisory Services for KPMG.  "Particularly in this environment, we are honored to be recognized as a preeminent provider of forensic advisory and E-Discovery solutions."

KPMG's Forensic Advisory Services professionals help clients discover facts underlying concerns about fraud and other forms of misconduct and assists them in assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities to such activities. The firm provides forensic services that help to prevent and resolve commercial disputes and provides expert witness services. It also deploys sophisticated technology tools to help organizations address the risks and costs involved with evidence and discovery management, as well as the acquisition, management, and analysis of large data sets, applying advanced analytics to assist with the detection of fraud and misconduct.

"As organizations undergo global and technological transformations, they face a new set of challenges including the management and protection of a flood of digital information, the navigation of regulations in multiple jurisdictions and the need to understand the risks of conducting business in new markets," added Girgenti.  "KPMG has the breadth of capabilities and deep well of talented forensic professionals needed to provide organizations critical assistance in this changing business landscape, whether it involves helping them to respond to regulatory enforcement actions, conducting investigations or supporting litigation."

KPMG Rankings -- National Law Journal "Best of Chicago" 2014 Reader Rankings 

Number One:

  • Data & Technology Management E-Discovery Provider
  • Managed E-Discovery & Litigation Support
  • End-to-End Litigation Consulting Firm
  • Litigation Valuation Provider

Number Two:

  • End-to-End E-Discovery Provider
  • Managed Document Review
  • Online Review Platform
  • Data Recovery Solution Provider
  • E-Discovery Mobile App
  • Global Risk & Investigations Consultant
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Consultant
  • Business Accounting Provider
  • Expert Witness Provider

Number Three:

  • Litigation Dispute Advisory Services Consultant
  • Corporate Investigations Provider
  • Predictive Coding E-Discovery Solution
  • E-Discovery Mobile App (for Discovery Radar)

"KPMG's top rankings in numerous E-Discovery categories clearly demonstrate a high level of satisfaction in our cutting edge E-Discovery solutions and a great degree of confidence in the knowledge and experience of our Forensic Technology team," said Kelli J. Brooks, KPMG's U.S. co-leader for Forensic Technology Services. "Recognition such as this is a testament to KPMG's ability to help clients manage and protect valuable electronic information in a cost effective manner."

This latest recognition by The National Law Journal comes on the heels of  KPMG being cited earlier this year as one of the top providers of forensic services in 12 categories by The National Law Journal in its 2014 Readers Rankings, placing first in six of those categories. KPMG's Forensic Services received the top honor in the "Best of the National Law Journal" rankings in the Forensic Accounting Provider, Data & Technology Management E-Discovery Provider, Managed Document Review, E-Discovery Mobile App, Litigation Dispute Advisory Services Consultant and End-to-End Litigation Consulting Firm categories. The firm also placed second or third in six other categories: End-to-End E-Discovery Provider; Predictive Coding E-Discovery Provider; Managed E-Discovery & Litigation Support; Global Risk & Investigations Consultants; Litigation Valuation Provider; and Business Accounting Provider.

About the "Best of Chicago" Reader Rankings

KPMG was selected as a result of votes casted by more than 1,200 National Law Journal readers and was among over 450 businesses listed on the official ballot in 65 categories encompassing the areas of Technology, Research, Litigation Consulting, Accounting, Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Litigation Support, Education, Law Firm Marketing & Communications, ADR & Mediation, and Recruiting & Staffing.

From data technology products and banking services to law firm marketing and legal research, NLJ's "Best of Chicago" Reader Rankings showcase the firms who prevailed among their competitors in providing essential services in today's legal market.

Editor's note: KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide legal services.

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.


Michael Rudnick