Epiq Announces Partnership with Leading Canadian Law Firm
McKercher LLP Onboards Epiq Managed Services and Technology to Decrease eDiscovery Time, Costs
CALGARY – May 19, 2021 — Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal industry and corporations, announced today that McKercher LLP has implemented a multi-year arrangement with Epiq Managed Services, leveraging Epiq’s proprietary Arq platform and gaining unlimited access to AI-based advanced analytics capabilities. Arq enables organizations to have their own Relativity environment for a fixed monthly fee, system administration control over user and case creation, as well as robust data security and review process reporting, while being supported by a global leader in eDiscovery services.
McKercher, one of Saskatchewan’s largest and most established law firms known for innovation, is a top ranked firm by Canadian Lawyer magazine, and many of its lawyers are ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. With Epiq and its Arq platform, McKercher now has a custom Relativity environment that is a powerful eDiscovery foundation, enabling the use of analytics and artificial intelligence to streamline the process of reviewing documents. As part of this partnership, Epiq is providing McKercher LLP’s lawyers and staff with extensive, specialized training so that they can fully garner the efficiencies available within the environment. With this partnership, McKercher can access the latest eDiscovery productivity enhancing capabilities, such as email threading, Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Continuous Active Learning (CAL), as well as artificial intelligence applied to machine learning, pattern mining, enhanced threading and sentiment analysis via NexLP (now part of Reveal).
Caroline Smith, partner at McKercher, commented, "We are excited to make this innovative technology available to our clients. The volumes of data involved in litigation are increasing exponentially and Epiq’s Arq gives us the tools to intelligently and efficiently manage it."
Said Carla Swansburg, vice president and general manager, Epiq, “We’re thrilled to work with McKercher and provide them with best-in-class people, processes and technology to bring measurable transformation to how the ever-expanding volume of documents for litigation and investigations are managed. We’re looking forward to continuing to partner with them and their clients to uncover time and costs savings, through a solution that has predictable costs month over month.”
For more information on how the Epiq Managed Services team can help you streamline eDiscovery work, contact us here.
Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal industry and corporations, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at https://www.epiqglobal.com.
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