KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epiq Systems (NASDAQ:EPIQ), a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, today announced that Cincinnati-based law firm Graydon Head has signed a multi-year managed services contract with Epiq Systems. The deal includes ArcSM managed services, which gives the firm its own Relativity® environment for a fixed monthly fee.
"With Arc, we are able to provide our clients with cutting-edge eDiscovery solutions, but without the price tag that is typically associated with third-party vendors," said Graydon Litigation Partner Michael Jones.
"Graydon wants to treat every client case as if it were their most important case," said Andrew Shimek, global managing director at Epiq Systems. "With Arc, they now have the ability to use one of the best review tools on the market, no matter the case size."
The rapid evolution of eDiscovery tools has created unique challenges for firms. Jones explained that rather than spending a fortune to keep up with the rapidly evolving technologies and subsequently passing that cost on to clients, Graydon opted to partner with Epiq for eDiscovery managed services, including Arc's flat-fee Relativity platform. The partnership ensures that the firm will have access to best-in-class eDiscovery services at a fraction of what it would cost to buy and maintain them internally.
"With the explosion of eDiscovery, every firm needs professional eDiscovery solutions that remain current," said Jones.
Carla Bauer, eDiscovery best practices consultant and owner of Discovery iQ, helped Graydon make the choice to move to managed services and implement Arc. Bauer has over 10 years of experience working in the legal and eDiscovery fields.
"Arc gives us the administrative control we want," said Bauer. "We now have Relativity while still retaining the ability to stay on top of the cases ourselves."
About Graydon Head
Having recently won a $100 million verdict for one of its clients in a high-profile case, Graydon has one of the deepest, and most talented, litigation practices in the region. In addition to its robust litigation practice, the Cincinnati-based general practice firm has been deftly adapting to changing market conditions for nearly 150 years. Today, its practice areas (beyond litigation) include general corporate, health care, financial institutions, real estate, labor and employment, compliance, cyber and data security, and a craft food and beverage group. The firm has proudly served some of Cincinnati's leading businesses and families for generations, and currently has three Cincinnati-area offices
About Epiq Systems
Epiq Systems (NASDAQ:EPIQ) is a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, including electronic discovery, bankruptcy, and class action and mass tort administration. We also offer full-service capabilities to support litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Our innovative technology and services, deep subject-matter expertise and global presence spanning 45 countries served from more than 30 locations allow us to provide secure, reliable solutions to the worldwide legal community. Visit us at www.epiqsystems.com.
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