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Ediscovery industry consolidation part 97: CertaTech Solutions acquires Clearwater Legal

Added on the 21st Feb 2018 at 4:11 pm
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CertaTech Solutions, a provider of comprehensive eDiscovery and legal consulting solutions as well as information governance, analytics and investigations, announces its acquisition of Clearwater Legal, a managed document review services and legal staffing specialist based in Washington, D.C. The combined entity offers law firms and corporate legal departments one premier service partner for collection, processing, hosting and document review across the data life cycle. CertaTech Solutions continues to provide consulting solutions to its corporate clients in the areas of data preservation, information governance and legal spend management and now managed document review and legal staffing placements as well.

Acquiring Clearwater Legal continues CertaTech’s recent pattern of growth. The addition of document review services overall and consulting resources in the Washington, D.C., market, along with Clearwater’s legal staffing expertise, is a strategic step in CertaTech’s ongoing expansion.

“The integration of Clearwater Legal into CertaTech’s suite of services allows us to offer a complete eDiscovery solution,” agree CertaTech co-founders John Tober and Rick Avers. “Clearwater Legal is an exceptional provider of document review solutions and specialized legal staffing, which we expect will add significant value for our current and future clients in the Washington, D.C., area and beyond.”

“We are excited to be joining the CertaTech team,” says Joe Kearney, executive vice president of Clearwater Legal. “Being able to offer CertaTech’s expansive suite of eDiscovery and consulting solutions to our growing law firm and corporate client base allows us to better serve their needs. CertaTech and Clearwater are an ideal cultural fit, and we look forward to a smooth and seamless integration.”

CertaTech’s acquisition of Clearwater Legal was completed this month; terms of the deal are not disclosed. The company expects no immediate impact to clients of either company, nor are any staff reductions anticipated.

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