BlackStone Discovery Establishes Strategic Alliance with UBIC North America, Inc.

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BlackStone Discovery broadens its Asian-Language based service offering, while UBIC North America delivers on Global Expansion Goals

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“BlackStone Discovery is the trusted eDiscovery Partner and our alliance will enable UBIC to deliver on its vision of becoming a premier provider of legal technologies and services in Asia and the United States,” said Naritomo Ikeue, COO of UBIC.

BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, has entered into a strategic alliance with UBIC North America, Inc. UBIC North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of UBIC, Inc., a pioneer in Asian-language eDiscovery, providing crossborder eDiscovery and digital forensics solutions and services covering the full-spectrum of EDRM for international corporations, their U.S. subsidiaries and their U.S. law firms. UBIC helps enterprises build preventive legal strategies, employing the latest technologies to address the growing legal risks faced by businesses today.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with UBIC North America, Inc,” said John Kelly, President and CEO of BlackStone Discovery. “The legal industry’s eDiscovery needs are growing exponentially and getting complicated when it comes to cross-border eDiscovery involving Asian and other international corporations and their U.S. subsidiaries. Our strategic alliance with UBIC allows us to provide the best mix of eDiscovery software and services for corporations and law firms in the U.S.”

“BlackStone Discovery is the trusted eDiscovery Partner in Silicon Valley and our alliance will enable UBIC to deliver on its vision of becoming a premier provider of legal technologies and services in Asia as well as in the United States,” said Naritomo Ikeue, President and COO of UBIC North America, Inc. “We are eager to work with a group of dedicated professionals who share our ideology of providing cost savings, reliable support and predictable results under tight deadlines for customers while understanding the value of UBIC’s Lit i View™ technology platform.”

UBIC’s extensive eDiscovery experience and innovative technology provides BlackStone with the capability to ensure data security and visibility when handling Asian-language based international projects. UBIC’s strength in customizing a Preventive Legal Strategy combined with BlackStone’s customizable Rapid Response Methodology will enable BlackStone clients to achieve faster turnaround times, cost-effective services, and allow them to better handle their discovery needs.

About UBIC
UBIC North America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based UBIC Inc. (TYO:2158), a leading eDiscovery solutions and services provider in Asia that provides extensive experience and expertise in English- and Asian language-based eDiscovery and electronic data forensic assignments related to crossborder litigation, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), international cartel investigations, intellectual property (IP) litigation and product liability (PL) investigations.

UBIC’s proprietary, advanced technology platform, Lit i View™, Version 4.0, is an innovative eDiscovery solution that accurately handles Asian-language characters, encoding schemes and native file systems. UBIC also recently launched its flexible and customizable Legal Cloud™ service to address the problem of rising costs associated with prolonged investigations and litigations and the growth and dispersion of data volumes across the globe.

With flexible, customizable end-to-end solution and services covering the entire EDRM life-cycle for corporate litigation strategy and crisis management, UBIC has assisted customers in more than 250 administrative and legal proceedings in the U.S. including DoJ, ITC and SEC investigations and more than 500 corporate investigations in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Assisted by highly experienced, U.S.-licensed litigation attorneys, UBIC provides a range of services facilitating fact discovery, patent management, security, internal audit and regulatory compliance that can provide a significant cost savings to its clients.

About BlackStone Discovery
BlackStone Discovery is Silicon Valley's preferred e-discovery and litigation support firm working with high technology corporate legal counsels and international law firms. With a wide range of services that span the entire e-discovery and document management spectrum, BlackStone delivers forensic collection, native file analysis, electronic discovery, database hosting, and traditional paper discovery services. Leveraging industry leading technology and employing their quick start and adaptable approach known as The Rapid Response Methodology, BlackStone Discovery delivers the most cost effective and defensible data available. BlackStone’s team of highly trained professionals is devoted to providing every client with a cost-effective, low risk, and defensible solution to all of their discovery needs. For additional information please call (650) 331 – 3000 or visit

Customer Contact | Sunil Mudunuri | UBIC North America, Inc. | 1-650-654-7664 | sunil_mudunuri(at)ubicna(dot)com
Media Contact | Adam Friedman | Adam Friedman Associates | 1-917-675-6250 | adam(at)adamfriedman(dot)com
Media Contact | Tracy Nguyen | BlackStone Discovery | 1-650-331-3000 | tracy(at)blackstonediscovery(dot)com

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