NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Legal, a global provider of eDiscovery solutions, managed review and legal staffing, and Lighthouse eDiscovery, a leader in technology-enabled eDiscovery services, today announced a partnership that will provide a premier, fully-integrated eDiscovery solution built around the Relativity review platform and proprietary middleware developed by Lighthouse. "After working in tandem with Lighthouse on dozens of complex eDiscovery projects, partnership was a natural next step for us," said Mark Yacano, Executive Vice President, Hudson Legal. Both Hudson and Lighthouse have evolved their businesses over the years, optimizing them to leverage technology and adapt to changes in the practice of eDiscovery. Working from the very beginning with large technology companies, innovation became a hallmark of Lighthouse operations. The company has since developed award winning applications, built on third-party technology, which streamline the discovery process. "We have long recognized the aptitude of the highly credentialed Hudson review teams, and admired the Hudson focus on finding and creating efficiencies during the review process," said Brian McManus, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse eDiscovery. Today Hudson frequently employs the popular middleware tools developed by Lighthouse, built upon the powerful Relativity Review Platform. "The knowledge and experience of the Lighthouse team in the domain of eDiscovery is world-class, and their tools reflect this," said Yacano. Lighthouse middleware additions to Relativity, such as the Lighthouse SmartSeries technology, have been shown to save corporate clients significant review time and, in some instances, over 50% of the cost of their reviews. As partners Lighthouse and Hudson will provide a collaborative solution to clients that further streamlines eDiscovery processes, enhances quality control and uncovers cost savings. "Partnering with Hudson Legal is a continuation of our effort to be best of breed across the spectrum of electronic discovery services," said McManus. "Our long history of working together, along with our cultural compatibility, allows us to offer combined solutions with seamless and efficient management of all aspects of a project."