First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Acquisition of DLR Legal

Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:00am EDT

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First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Acquisition of DLR Legal

…Leader in eDiscovery services strengthens international managed review capabilities to support growing demand from multi-national clients …

First Advantage Litigation Consulting, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and leading eDiscovery services firm, today announced the acquisition of London-based DLR Legal, a global managed review services firm. With project experience in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and over 25 other countries, DLR’s network of over 1,000 attorneys and legal translators will enable First Advantage to offer its clients an end-to-end solution.

“The acquisition of DLR represents an important milestone in the growth of our firm,” said Andy Macdonald, CEO of First Advantage Litigation Consulting. “Our corporate clients and law firm partners have been asking us to extend our eDiscovery capabilities with managed review, particularly internationally, and DLR will enable us to meet their needs.” Marc Bala, STG Principal and First Advantage board member, added, “We see a tremendous growth opportunity for legal services overseas, and the DLR acquisition puts First Advantage in a position to capitalize on this trend. Their clients will benefit from a more comprehensive service offering and on the ground expertise.”

Founded in 2008 by Mathieu van Ravenstein and Io-Anna Lianos, DLR has quickly grown to a leadership position in international managed review and translation services. Key to its success has been a carefully vetted network of attorneys which enables DLR to match lawyers with subject matter and industry expertise to specific client requirements. Said Lianos, “Our large international network of specialized lawyers enables us to offer unparalleled quality and service, such as the ability to set up teams of lawyers at very short notice in any location and language.” Added van Ravenstein, “As demand for our services has accelerated, we recognized that we needed a partner with the resources and global footprint to provide our clients with a complete solution. We are excited to join the First Advantage team.”

“DLR extends our service offering for our clients worldwide,” added Macdonald. “The strength of their multi-lingual managed review offering, combined with our recent eDiscovery technology enhancements and build-out of our global footprint, enables us to create unique value for our clients and partners. In the coming months, we will continue to invest in these areas, which are crucial both to First Advantage’s continued growth and our clients’ experience.”

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About First Advantage Litigation Consulting

First Advantage Litigation Consulting is an international eDiscovery and managed review provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, second requests, and internal and external investigations. The company supports law firms and corporations with cost-effective, end-to-end litigation services that include data collection, computer forensics, expert testimony, multi-lingual and on-site data processing, hosting and document review. Safe Harbor certified, the company can deploy its services rapidly and efficiently to clients anywhere in the world from offices and data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.fadvlit.com.

About DLR Legal

DLR Legal offers cost-effective expertise in compliance, litigation and languages to law firms and legal departments seeking assistance with the gathering of crucial information and any form of legal process outsourcing. With a significant network of multilingual lawyers and paralegals, DLR draws on lawyers qualified in many international jurisdictions, all with expertise not only in document review but also in specific areas of law. Professional experience ranges from private practice and in-house positions in jurisdictions around the world, to legal expert roles, policy development and negotiation roles within international organizations. DLR also provides legal translation services either as a part of a document review project or as a separate service. For more information, please visit www.fadvlit.com/dlr.

About Symphony Technology Group

Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. In addition to capital, STG provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to their clients, to drive growth through innovation, to retain and attract the best talent and to achieve best in class business performance. STG’s current portfolio consists of 14 global companies. For more information, please visit http://www.symphonytg.com/.

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