Epiq Systems and Contoural Announce Global Partnership to Deliver Information Governance Solutions

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epiq Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPIQ), a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced a strategic partnership with Contoural, Inc., the largest independent provider of information governance consulting services, to deliver integrated solutions to corporate clients worldwide.

Epiq and Contoural will offer the full spectrum of information governance services that combine Contoural's expertise in strategic information governance consulting with Epiq's technology, eDiscovery, litigation management and legal hold experience.

Integrated information governance solutions ensure compliance, reduce storage and maintenance costs, and mitigate information-related risk, including data breach. The partnership builds on Epiq and Contoural's industry-leading capabilities to develop and implement full-lifecycle information governance and records management programs, including:

  • Information governance assessment and roadmap development
  • Legacy data and paper disposition
  • Data mapping
  • Records policy and schedule development
  • Data placement and taxonomy development
  • Legal hold hosting and implementation
  • Data security classification policy development
  • Litigation readiness and process development
  • Technology requirements and adoption
  • Enterprise behavior change management
  • Information governance organizational development and governance

"We are pleased to further enhance our global eDiscovery offering with Contoural's highly specialized expertise and services that are an excellent complement to our information governance offering," said Adam Seskis, senior vice president, corporate strategy and administration, Epiq Systems. "Our combined information governance solutions build on a proactive, comprehensive approach to helping organizations govern an increasingly high volume of information in a more productive and secure manner."

"Contoural is very excited to make our services available to Epiq's clients and expand our customer reach," said Mark Diamond, president and CEO, Contoural. "We look forward to working with the Epiq information governance team to help organizations drive effective control of their information and data."

Corporate clients interested in more information may contact David Rohde, senior director, consulting services at Epiq at +1 212-710-6908 or drohde@epiqsystems.com.

About Epiq Systems

Epiq Systems is a leading global provider of technology-enabled solutions for electronic discovery, bankruptcy and class action administration. We offer full-service capabilities to support litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Our innovative technology and services, combined with deep subject-matter expertise, provide reliable solutions for the professionals we serve. Visit us online at www.epiqsystems.com.

About Contoural

Contoural is the largest independent provider of Information Governance Services focused on Records and Information Management, Litigation and Regulatory Inquiry Readiness and Control of Sensitive Information. Contoural does not sell any product nor take referral fees, store any documents. In this capacity Contoural is a trusted advisor to clients providing unbiased advice. Contoural has served more than 30% of the Fortune 500 as clients, including those in the Global 50, many mid-sized organizations, as well as federal agencies and state and local governments. Information is available at www.contoural.com.

CONTACT: Investor/Media Contacts Kelly Bailey Epiq Systems 913-621-9500 ir@epiqsystems.com Chris Eddy, David Collins Catalyst Global 212-924-9800 epiq@catalyst-ir.com

Source:Epiq Systems, Inc.