Avalon Document Services Leverages Equivio Analytics Technology to Streamline Electronic Discovery Services

avalon logo smallSyracuse, NY, March 21, 2012 – Avalon Document Services (Avalon), a leading litigation support provider in the upstate New York region, today announced that it has adopted Equivio’s technology for grouping of near-duplicates and email threads. By using Equivio’s best-of-breed analytics solution, Avalon can reduce review volumes and costs, while enhancing the consistency, defensibility and quality of its e-discovery services.

Avalon has incorporated the Equivio technology as a standard component of its full-service Electronic Discovery offering, which includes identification, preservation/collection, early case assessment, data processing, review, production and presentation. Equivio’s proven near-duplicate technology helps Avalon to suppress redundant data, enabling a focused and cost-effective review process.

“To meet the increasingly complex and challenging litigation needs of our clients, we are committed to finding and using the best technologies available to ensure the highest quality and cost-effectiveness of our electronic discovery services,” said JP Midgley, CEO of Avalon Document Services. “As the de facto industry standard for near-duping, Equivio’s technology helps our clients transform mountains of electronic data into a coherent and organized document collection. By significantly reducing the number of documents that need to be reviewed, our clients enjoy faster time to results while saving costs.”

The grouping of near-duplicates and email threads allows attorneys to skip redundant data, while focusing exclusively on the unique information in each document. By enhancing the ease of data identification, Equivio reduces the risk of missing key information. The Equivio groupings also ensure similar documents are treated consistently, while increasing review productivity and helping litigators meet tight deadlines. Near-Duplicates and Email Threads are key analytics components within Zoom, Equivio’s recently launched e-discovery platform for predictive coding and analytics.

“Law firms and corporate legal departments require sophisticated analytical tools that allow them to take control of the litigation process,” said Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio. “Equivio’s world-leading technology for near-duplicates and email threads bolsters Avalon’s end-to-end electronic discovery offering, enabling it to eliminate data redundancy and drive down e-discovery costs for its clients.”

About Avalon Document Services

Avalon is based in upstate New York and provides litigation support services to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Founded in 2000, Avalon remains committed to providing high-quality service, fast turnaround, and comprehensive expertise. Avalon is a privately held company, with regional offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. It has been named to the Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for five years running. For more information, please visit www.teamavalon.com.

About Equivio

Equivio develops text analysis software for e-discovery. Users include the DoJ, the FTC, KPMG, Deloitte, plus hundreds of law firms and corporations. Equivio offers Zoom, an integrated web platform for analytics and predictive coding. Zoom organizes collections of documents in meaningful ways. So you can zoom right in and find out what’s interesting, notable and unique. Request a demo at info@equivio.com or visit us at www.equivio.com. Zoom in. Find out.


For Avalon Document Services:

Tim Welch / Ashley Koch

For Equivio:

Warwick Sharp