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Navigant Acquires Ignited Discovery
Marks an important step in Navigant’s evolving technology offering designed to provide dynamic solutions for the shifting e-discovery and data management demands of its clients involved in disputes, investigations and regulatory proceedings.
CHICAGO – July 19, 2011 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that it has acquired Ignited Discovery, a leading electronic evidence and discovery services provider. The Ignited Discovery team brings technology-focused expertise in collections, processing and hosting services that, combined with Navigant’s existing Technology Services practice, creates a significantly enhanced discovery services offering for clients dealing with anti-trust matters, SEC investigations, class actions and other data intensive high risk situations. The team complements Navigant’s strong New York and Washington DC presence.
“Seismic changes are occurring in the litigation support and eDiscovery marketplace. Corporate and law firm clients are demanding not only end-to-end, cost effective and predictable e-discovery capabilities, but also highly flexible custom applications,” said Jeff Green, Vice President, Navigant Dispute & Investigative Services. “With the Ignited Discovery team, we have strengthened our data collections, processing and hosting capabilities in order to support clients in managing petabytes of increasingly diverse and disperse data. The enhanced practice will strengthen our ability to manage the largest data sets across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) spectrum.”
Ignited Discovery (www.igniteddiscovery.com), founded in 2003 by Russ Kaulback and Guggan Datta, is a provider of e-Discovery services specializing in integrated collections, processing, hosting and productions. The company is known for delivering consistent, cost-effective and timely work product, using proprietary intellectual property to process data more efficiently and to manage projects more effectively.
“Having partnered with Navigant on numerous client engagements, we know that they share our view of the discovery services market,” commented Kaulback. “Technology is the enabler, and we provide clients with the most up-to-date proven solutions, and deliver quality and value through efficiency and rigor in our operations. Navigant will be a great place for us to expand our reach and continue to develop the proprietary solutions our clients have come to expect.”
Navigant’s Technology Services practice works with companies and their counsel on event driven and long-term data management issues. The team works with clients on both an in-sourced and outsourced basis providing highly flexible custom applications to meet the needs of each situation. The Technology Services group is part of Navigant’s Disputes and Investigations practice, which is comprised of more than 500 dedicated professionals who work with companies and their legal counsel to provide litigation consulting, investigative assistance and expert testimony in complex disputes, forensic accounting and regulatory matters.
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Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant Consulting professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigant.com.