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."
According to a 2012 Rand Corporation report ( Where the Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery ), 73 percent of eDiscovery production cost can be attributed to document review. Any efficiency that can be gained in this area can significantly benefit clients. By partnering the expert reviewers at Hudson with the Lighthouse document review technology, the companies plan to decrease the overall eDiscovery cost by driving down the volume of documents being reviewed, presenting them for maximum reviewer efficiency, and leveraging the reviewers' expertise and Hudson project management experience to deliver the highest quality of service.The integrated solution is available immediately through both Hudson Legal and Lighthouse eDiscovery. Please visit us.hudson.com/legal or www.lhediscovery.com for more information. About Lighthouse eDiscovery Lighthouse eDiscovery guides clients through every aspect of eDiscovery, from the simplest projects to the most complex, risky matters. Our experienced, dedicated client teams deliver with high velocity, unparalleled quality, and a pragmatic focus on lowering overall eDiscovery costs. We develop highly innovative applications built on leading third-party technology, making it more effective and easier to use, and we custom-engineer solutions to specific client requirements. Our client-aligned approach has enabled us to form long-term relationships with many of the world's leading corporations and top law firms who rely on Lighthouse to meet all of their eDiscovery needs. For more information, visit www.lhediscovery.com. About Hudson Legal Hudson Legal is a global full-service eDiscovery firm offering end-to-end solutions and managed review services tailored to meet the needs of each case. Specializing in complete discovery process management, Hudson Legal brings their clients a combination of expert process design, technology, qualified teams of review attorneys and workspace logistics. This approach helps to ensure the highest quality results are delivered efficiently, accurately and affordably with a practical perspective. Hudson Legal is a part of Hudson (Nasdaq:HSON), a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialized recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and eDiscovery. More information is available at http://us.hudson.com/legal About Hudson Hudson is a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialized recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management, outplacement and eDiscovery. We help our clients and candidates succeed by leveraging our expertise, deep industry and market knowledge, and proprietary assessment tools and techniques. With more than 2,000 people in 20 countries, and relationships with millions of specialized professionals, we bring an unparalleled ability to match talent with opportunities by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for our clients. We combine broad geographic presence, world-class talent solutions and a tailored, consultative approach to help businesses and professionals achieve higher performance and outstanding results. More information is available at www.hudson.com. Disclaimer Hudson Legal provides legal support services under the supervision of legal counsel representing our clients. Hudson is not a law firm and does not practice law or provide legal services. Further details regarding Hudson Legal's policy can be found at http://us.hudson.com/legal/Disclaimer.aspx.
CONTACT: Jennifer Gronwaldt Hudson Legal 281-536-1870 firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Miller Lighthouse eDiscovery 206-535-6569 email@example.com