LexisNexis Applied Discovery and Clutch Group Establish Strategic Partnership to Provide Clients with Integrated End-to-End E-Discovery and Review

Dec 15, 2010, 08:00 ET from Applied Discovery Inc.

BELLEVUE, Wash. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Discovery Inc., a division of LexisNexis and worldwide E-Discovery leader offering multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), data analysis, processing, review and production services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, and Clutch Group, a leading provider of global legal services with expertise in cost-effective litigation document review, legal staffing, contract management, corporate due diligence, and compliance services, today announced a strategic partnership to provide clients the benefit of processing through review and production with a fixed pricing model. This integrated offering brings predictability and transparency across the entire discovery and review process by using the world class Applied Discovery® Leverage™ suite and award-winning Clutch Group™ Six Sigma® Driven Document Review solution.

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"Applied Discovery recognizes that an integrated but flexible E-Discovery and document review offering is of paramount interest to our clients," says Jon Resnick, Worldwide Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Consulting at Applied Discovery®. "In searching for additional document review partners, Applied Discovery® was impressed with Clutch Group's ISO 9001 certified quality management system, its demonstrated legal expertise, and seamless domestic and offshore outsourcing experience."

"Our clients are increasingly looking to Clutch for a complete E-Discovery and document review solution that leverages our portfolio of legal service offerings. We are seeking to expand our partnerships with globally recognized E-Discovery service providers in order to better meet client needs on the most complex and document-intensive cases. With Clutch Group's proven review methodology and the Applied Discovery® market leading position in E-Discovery, our collaboration will lead to a winning solution for our clients," said Abhi Shah, Chief Executive Officer of Clutch Group.

Clutch Group

Clutch Group is a leading provider of global legal services with expertise in litigation document review, legal staffing, contract management, corporate due diligence, and compliance services. Clutch Group's proven track record for high quality, cost-effective work product, seamless project management, highly scalable infrastructure and integrated global service model allows it to provide 24/7 services and support. The company, a certified Minority Business Enterprise ranked #1 Legal Process Outsourcing firm worldwide by the Black Book of Outsourcing in 2008 and 2009, serves Fortune 500 clients and leading global law firms. Clutch Group is led by a team with demonstrated legal expertise, unparalleled domestic and offshore outsourcing experience, and superior law firm management skills. Clutch Group has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and Bangalore, India.

Applied Discovery® Inc.

Applied Discovery® is a worldwide electronic discovery leader offering multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), data analysis, processing, review, and production services for law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Founded in 1998 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2003, Applied Discovery® leverages an extensive portfolio of discovery management technology, legal expertise, support staff and research to empower clients to confidently and affordably respond to every type of complex litigation and document intensive matter.

Applied Discovery® Leverage™, the latest hosted discovery solution from Applied Discovery®, enables legal professionals to review, analyze and monitor discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) for complex litigation, investigations and HSR Second Requests.

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK) (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

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