McKenna Long & Aldridge signs Managed Services Agreement with Iris Data Services - Electronic Discovery Company Delivers Scalable Discovery for Law Firm

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Iris Data Services, a leading provider of discovery solutions, announced today that it has signed a managed services agreement with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA), an international law firm. Iris will provide managed electronic discovery and hosted document review services through the Iris Discovery Management program that includes discovery consulting, eDiscovery processing, data hosting using the industry leading kCura Relativity platform and Data Analytics.

“Iris has developed a portfolio of reliable and scalable discovery services, integrating best of breed litigation support tools,” said Bruce Markowitz, MLA’s Director of Practice Technology.

Iris Data Services, a leading provider of discovery solutions, announced today that it has signed a managed services agreement with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA), an international law firm. Iris will provide managed electronic discovery and hosted document review services through the Iris Discovery Management program that includes discovery consulting, eDiscovery processing, data hosting using the industry leading kCura Relativity platform and Data Analytics. Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery, managed litigation services, and document review technologies including kCura Relativity, Relativity Analytics, and Relativity Assisted Review.

“As part of our comprehensive MLA Advantage legal project management program, the firm realized we needed to find a managed services provider with significant capacity, experience and industry expertise that can provide quality discovery services to MLA’s network of U.S. offices,” said Bruce Markowitz, MLA’s Director of Practice Technology. “Iris has developed a portfolio of reliable and scalable discovery services, integrating best of breed litigation support tools such as Nuix and Relativity. The strength of what Iris has done lies in the process-driven management systems they have established around this workflow and the proprietary enhancements they have made to these tools. Having access to their management tools, such as eBoard project tracking, personnel, and developers on an on-demand basis ensures that we will be able to scale to meet short term needs while capitalizing on future innovations in process and technology.”

“MLA faces the daily challenge of providing specialized discovery services across its offices with expedient, consistent and accurate results while simultaneously providing a predictable budget for those services,” said Iris Vice President of Managed Services, Scott Berger. “Iris Discovery Management will provide the firm with a scalable and accurate, on-demand discovery process that uniquely leverages enhanced industry-standard tools with expert personnel and custom, client-driven management systems at a flat, monthly rate. Iris Discovery Management will allow MLA to spend less time managing vendors and litigation technologies and more time doing what they do best, practicing law.”

About Iris Discovery Management
Iris Discovery Management is a managed services platform for law firms and corporations who are dissatisfied with the internal capital and overhead expense or the continual investment and time spent outsourcing discovery needs. Iris Discovery Management blends best of breed solutions and technical expertise with the ability for litigation departments to evaluate current electronic discovery spend, ultimately increasing their client serving abilities. Unlike outsourcing every discovery service or paying higher capital investment to keep it internal, Iris has assembled a subscription-based package that includes Discovery Consulting, Forensics Collection & Culling, eDiscovery Processing, Data Hosting using the industry leading kCura Relativity platform, Data Analytics, and Attorney Document Review.

About Iris    
Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery, managed litigation services, and document review technologies. Lead by recognized experts in electronic discovery and document review, Iris continually strives to defensibly reduce the amount of reviewable data on every matter. As a Premium Hosting Partner and Certified Reseller for kCura Relativity®, Iris’ extensive document review expertise includes complex search consulting, computer-aided review technologies, and experienced attorney review teams. Iris’ discovery experts, project management team, and use of technology have combined to make it one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. In 2011, Iris Data Services made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest–growing private companies in America, making Iris the fastest growing eDiscovery company in the United States. Iris is headquartered in Kansas City and maintains offices throughout the United States and Asia. For more information about Iris, please visit http://www.irisds.com and follow Iris on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IrisDataService.

About McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm with more than 575 attorneys and public policy advisors in 16 offices and 14 markets. The firm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business and government, representing clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate law, energy, environment, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, private client services, public policy, real estate, and technology. To further explore the firm and its services, go to mckennalong.com.

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