MANAGED TECHNOLOGY FOR THE GLOBAL LEGAL PROFESSION

COMPANY NAME:

Epiq Systems

epiq systems
epiq systems

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

Epiq Systems is a leading global provider of managed technology for electronic disclosure, bankruptcy, class action and mass tort administration.

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LOCATIONS:

Epiq operates from 19 locations across the globe including New York, London, Japan and Hong Kong.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For London office:

(0) 20 7367 9191

11 Old Jewry
4th Floor
London

http://www.epiqsystems.co.uk/

KEY EXECUTIVES:

Greg Wildisen, Managing Director, International

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COMPANY:

1988: Epiq Systems, then called EPI, is founded

1995: Epiq Discovery Solutions, then known as nMatrix, is founded

1997: The company has the most successful IPO of the year

2000: The company’s name is changed to Epiq Systems

2003: Epiq expands its bankruptcy services division to include corporate restructuring

2003: Epiq ranked No. 37 on the debut list of the Investor’s Business Daily 100 Leading Companies in the United States

2004: Epiq expands its business offerings to include class action and claims solutions

2004: Fortune lists Epiq in Top 100 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies

2005: Forbes Magazine names Epiq to its Midas list of top 25 national technology companies

2007: Epiq ranks in top five electronic disclosure service providers for corporations in the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann 5th Annual Electronic Discovery Survey

2009: Epiq expands global eDisclosure operations with a full-service office in Hong Kong.

2011: Epiq expands its eDisclosure business through the acquisition of Encore Discovery Solutions and De Novo Legal

2013: Epiq expands global eDisclosure operations with a new data center in Shanghai and full-service office in Tokyo

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENCES:

Epiq is a Clearwell Systems Gold-Certified Partner, has integrated Equivio’s Relevance into its products, and is the largest worldwide distributor of Relativity with data centres in Europe, North America and Asia.

PRODUCTS/SERVICES OFFERED:

Epiq offers both third party and proprietary eDisclosure software, providing clients with highly tailored solutions to suit each matter, and enabling access to the most comprehensive suite of software, consulting and managed review services. Epiq’s clients, which include 47 of the Global 50 law firms, use these solutions to manage electronic information for disclosure, investigations, compliance, managed document review and related legal matters. As well as its flagship proprietary eDisclosure software DocuMatrix® and eDataMatrix®, Epiq also offers industry-leading third-party solutions, including Equivio’s Relevance, Nuix, Clearwell and Relativity.

CSR ACTIVITIES:

  • Our state-of-the-art email notification capabilities allow us to reduce paper output during notification efforts for class action, mass tort and restructuring communication efforts

  • Technology-assisted review enables our clients to reduce paper production for litigation, internal investigations and regulatory actions

  • We take part in charitable events and sponsor various nonprofit organizations throughout the year, including but not limited to Human Rights Campaign, Children of New York, Habitat for Humanity, City Harvest and the Robin Hood Foundation.

MAJOR PROJECTS:

Recently Epiq Systems services were engaged by MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems. MBDA is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees and industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and the United States.

An Epiq Challenge: MBDA faced the challenge of balancing the need to retain control and security over its information, which is often sensitive, with the need to disclose relevant information to the U.S. courts in support of litigation. The sheer volume of data – 300 terabytes – meant that extracting key documents in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner was a difficult task. Moreover, complex legal requirements regulating the transfer of the extracted data across borders added to the challenge.

An Epiq Solution: It was important for reasons of security that the initial review of the data took place on MBDA’s premises and that, when transferred, the data was stored within a highly secure data centre. Epiq’s professionals devised a workflow which enabled MBDA to identify and review documents either within its UK offices, by its lawyers in the U.S., or through Epiq’s Tier III+, List X data centre in London, as appropriate. By devising a flexible solution and using the most fitting software tools and techniques, Epiq was able to index and search highly sensitive data on MBDA’s premises as required. 200GBs of sensitive information were processed and reviewed on site and those parts of the information which were deemed relevant to the U.S. litigation were extracted. Thereafter the relevant documents were transferred to Epiq’s Tier IV, ITAR certified network in the U.S., where it could be loaded, searched and reviewed by MBDA’s U.S. lawyers, using Epiq’s proprietary software DocuMatrix.

With Epiq Results: MBDA was able to retrieve all relevant information and supply the relevant categories of documents to the relevant legal teams, ensuring compliance with stringent UK and U.S. legislation.

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