BELLEVUE, WA--(Sep 18, 2012) - Applied Discovery®, a worldwide leader in professional discovery services including multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), processing, hosting, production, and managed review services for law firms, corporations, and government agencies, announced today the launch of its Legal Hold services, which includes a strategic partnership with Zapproved to provide Legal Hold Pro™. The offering will include consulting to help corporations develop a legal hold strategy, assistance with the execution of legal holds, and implementation of Legal Hold Pro.
"We remain committed to leveraging our experience and expertise to assist our clients at all stages of the information management lifecycle, and we now have the ability to offer clients a secure, automated, and defensible process for implementing and tracking legal holds," said Al McNee, President of Applied Discovery. "This partnership with Zapproved is a great example of our strategy to apply third-party tools alongside our deep and proficient team of technology experts." Applied Discovery entered into similar agreements with Equivio, kCura, and Nuix to provide sophisticated e-discovery review technology.
"Applied Discovery will offer Legal Hold Pro together with our data collection and forensics team, which has always taken a hands-on approach to enabling clients tackle matters of all types and sizes," said Gregory Cook, National Practice Manager, Data Collection and Forensic Services. "Pairing Legal Hold Pro with our experienced collection experts will enable clients to leverage technology to build and implement a defensible and efficient legal hold strategy."
"Applied Discovery and Zapproved are both committed to providing powerful tools that are accessible and easy to use," said Monica Enand, CEO and founder of Zapproved. "Legal Hold Pro sets the standard for managing a defensible litigation hold process, and we are looking forward to helping Applied Discovery's team use it to strengthen their clients' preservation processes."
Under new ownership and leadership, Applied Discovery has energetically renewed its commitment to delivering a full, best-in-class complement of discovery solutions and services and plans to continue to expand its offerings to cover even more of the information management lifecycle.
About Applied Discovery®
Applied Discovery (http://www.applieddiscovery.com) is a worldwide electronic discovery leader offering multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), processing, hosting, production, and managed review services for law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Founded in 1998, Applied Discovery is based in Bellevue, WA, with East Coast headquarters in New York City and regional offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Austin.
About Zapproved Inc.
Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a software provider based in Portland, OR, a software provider with a powerful compliance platform for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations to efficiently manage their obligations. Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration. To learn more, visit www.zapproved.com/aboutus.
SOURCE: Applied Discovery