one of the key factors in considering the Cerulean acquisition was that the addition of David Cochran and Michael Wade significantly enhances the experience and ability of the Planet Data management team which is one of the leading management teams in the industry
Elmsford, NY (Vocus) October 7, 2008
Planet Data Solutions, Inc., a global provider of integrated litigation data support services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, today announced the acquisition of Cerulean, LLC, a technology firm specializing in litigation data processing. Cerulean’s management, development staff and proprietary, Unicode-compliant processing engine, which maintains a strict chain of custody and exceeds industry best practice standards will significantly increase Planet Data's capacity, processing speed and flexibility in providing customized solutions. Planet Data operates multiple processing and hosting facilities in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
According to Howard Reissner, Esq., Planet Data CEO, “The Cerulean acquisition solidifies Planet Data’s position at the top of the market. It has enhanced our ability to offer law firms and corporations a world-class staff and technology that is accurate, defensible, multi-lingual and fast. The Cerulean development team also enhances our ability to customize our services to client needs on an individualized basis”.
David Cochran, President and CEO of Cerulean and a 23 year veteran of the litigation data support services industry, stated that, "The addition of Cerulean's EDD software and entire staff to Planet Data's operation makes a very strong statement to the industry that Planet Data is positioned for global growth and expansion”. Mr. Cochran will join Planet Data as EVP and Chief Operating Officer. Michael Wade, Chief Technology Officer at Cerulean, brings 23 years of development experience to Planet Data where he will serve as Chief Technology Officer. Zoltan Horvath, President of Planet Data, commented that “one of the key factors in considering the Cerulean acquisition was that the addition of David Cochran and Michael Wade significantly enhances the experience and ability of the Planet Data management team which is one of the leading management teams in the industry”.
About Planet Data Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Planet Data Solutions, Inc. is an international leader in litigation support technology and data management services for law firms, corporations and government agencies. Planet Data has a strong reputation for flexibility, high quality, cost effective services with an emphasis on client focus. Planet Data operates state-of-the-art data processing and hosting centers with document management and retrieval solutions that minimize risk and reduce costs associated with large data collections. The company also provides high-level consulting, technical support and project management for large, complex litigations, investigations and bankruptcies. Planet Data is certified under the U.S. Safe Harbor with substantial experience involving multi-lingual and unstructured data including Unicode.