Top 10 Legal Technology Consulting/Services Companies - 2020

With no industry unsusceptible to the transformative effects of advanced technology, the legal profession has witnessed developments in processes, regulation, and collaboration as a direct result of new industry technology.

The availability of ubiquitous internet access, smartphones and wearable devices, cloud computing, and new digital wallet services often lead to investigations spanning international borders. Moreover, the diffusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigms, especially in the Industry 4.0 fields, has accounted for a new wave of crimes ranging from industrial infiltration to attacks jeopardizing individuals’ physical security.

To make matters worse, cyberthreats and malware are increasingly equipped with advanced antiforensics techniques. With modern digital forensics, security experts, law enforcement agencies, and academics can gather sufficient digital evidence and combat the growing number of cybercrimes.

Digital data explosion is creating challenges for enterprise IT and legal departments in efficiently managing and handling data for use in active litigation and internal investigations. The scenario has driven a demand for eDiscovery software and services among businesses of all sizes. Additionally, the need for internal investigations for compliance and regulatory purposes will also drive eDiscovery deployment in enterprises.

In this edition of CIOReview, we have compiled leading legal tech consulting/services companies in this space who can assist law companies with all their tech needs. CIOReview’s editorial board has analyzed various service providers and selected the best among them, such as TCDI and Pathway Forensics. We bring to you – “10 Most Promising Legal Tech Consulting/Services Companies - 2020."

Top Legal Technology Consulting/Services Companies

Everest Technologies is a regional eDiscovery, digital forensics, and litigation support provider. The organization has extensive experience supporting the litigation needs of major corporations and law firms. Through leading technology solutions and experienced personnel, Everest is positioned to support its clients across all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The team believes all successful projects require experienced planning, proactive thinking, and outstanding communication. Their core focus is delivering solutions that bring order to chaos and reduce litigation risk through the implementation of proven workflows and leading technologies

The company is a digital forensics firm specializing in computer forensics, cyber security, eDiscovery processing and hosting, data analysis, corporate investigations, and expert witness testimony. Founded in 2008, the company is a subsidiary of Briggs & Veselka Co., and offers a variety of forensic services. The typical cases handled by Pathway involve compliance and discovery requests in litigation and government investigations, business and employment disputes, and fraud and criminal investigations for clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, and private companies. For its client’s eDiscovery requirements, Pathway Forensics offers cost-effective solutions that not only meet the organizations' needs but also satisfy their legal obligations

A globalized business environment and a steady escalation of regulations have made legal services an inevitable requirement for enterprises today. However, one of the most challenging aspects of managing complex litigation is the increasing cost and the complex processes associated with it. Enterprises may find themselves struggling to keep up with the influx of data, which can distort effective business decision making. As a result, when it comes to managing litigation processes, enterprises often fail to locate relevant documents, which will snowball into a concern. In such a scenario, what enterprises need is a reliable partner that can help them quickly gain control over their data and navigate their litigation procedures within the dictated budget

Access Information Management

Access Information Management

Access delivers the extensive paper and digital document services with powerful technologies, analytics, and metrics to manage the lifecycle of its client’s documents. The company is the fastest-growing information management provider. Access is dedicated to delivering the very best customer experience to its clients, growth opportunities for its team members, and active involvement and service to its local communities. The company provides comprehensive solutions and the very best service that advances the way its 27,500 clients manage information. Access is the responsive partner with the proven expertise to help leverage its client's information assets

Aderant

Aderant

Aderant is a global industry leader in providing comprehensive business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. Aderant legal software offers a suite of legal business solutions that enable agility within law firms of all sizes around the globe and is the number one choice for law practice management software among the AmLaw 200. The company seeks to create an agile culture within the firm to meet the demands of today’s clients while attracting and retaining the best people. Aderant solutions are used by some of the most sophisticated firms in the world for their day-to-day business operations

ApexChat

ApexChat

ApexChat is re-envisioning the way customers interact with local businesses. ApexChat’s live chat software combines online messaging with human agents to make it convenient for prospective leads to get in contact with the client’s business. The enterprise helps over 10,000 businesses boost their website lead conversion, instantly interact with prospects 24/7 and offer more engaging buyer experiences, all in one easy-to-use package. ApexChat has partnered with brands across multiple industries, such as Owens Corning, Levin Papantonio, UniTech Training Academy, and more. Their software empowers customers to reach out to the business, giving them an advantage over the competition

Epiq

Epiq

Epiq is a worldwide provider of legal services, serving law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies—helping them streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. The company has 30 years of experience in protecting the privacy of its clients in its geographically diverse, highly secure data centers, each equipped with the most advanced security architecture and protocols. Epiq’s scalable, flexible technology is designed to help its clients quickly and efficiently turn vast amounts of data into manageable, actionable tools to meet a variety of objectives

Evolver

Evolver

Evolver, a Converged Security Solutions Company, offers cybersecurity, cloud solutions, application development, infrastructure design and management, end-user support, data analytics, and other managed technology services. The company serves the federal, commercial, and legal industries, and addresses client challenges in the present and transition clients into the future by introducing efficient and effective IT solutions. Evolver strives to embody principles of equal employment and non-discrimination as it goes about its work. The company is a nationally recognized leader in monetary risk quantification using the FAIR model and is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified and CMMI Level 3 appraised

FRONTEO

FRONTEO

FRONTEO is a publicly-traded global technology and services company specializing in big data, artificial intelligence, information governance, eDiscovery service, and business consulting. In the U.S., FRONTEO focuses on the eDiscovery market with managed review and litigation consulting. The enterprise serves AM Law 200 law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies across all phases of the e-Discovery process, including collections, processing, forensic investigation, hosted review, and production. Driven by FRONTEO’s unique AI technology KIBIT, their clients are able to proactively and predictively assess fraud, data leakage, and pre-crime events, which could cut review time significantly while improving review quality and providing better control across the document review process

Litera Microsystems

Litera Microsystems

Litera is the result of more than 25 years of experience delivering innovative document technology solutions to thousands of legal, corporate, and life sciences organizations across the globe. Litera Microsystems builds software to draft, proofread, compare, repair, and clean documents in the legal and life sciences industries. The business’s core purpose is to help professionals focus on what matters. Document creation and automation, document collaboration, metadata removal—desktop and server, PDF control and management, document comparison, spreadsheet comparison, presentation comparison, and collaborative authoring are some of Litera’s key specialties