AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – IE Discovery, a leading provider of comprehensive Discovery Management solutions to the legal community, announced today it has acquired a majority interest in eDirect Impact. The investment will provide eDirect Impact with additional funding for development of its market-leading discovery workflow management technology, eManage. In addition to its equity stake, IE Discovery has an exclusive license to deploy eManage workflow management technology in the corporate and government markets.

As more clients wish to deploy disparate technology solutions, eManage fills a critical need for a universal platform to connect and integrate popular e-discovery products such as IPRO and review tools such as Concordance, Summation and iConect, as well as IE Discovery’s proprietary discovery platform, InfoDox. eManage ties together the tools of choice for clients and their outside counsel, providing the management platform required for true centralized project management of discovery projects across firms, projects and technologies. “Our ultimate objective is to provide a platform that integrates seamlessly with existing e-discovery products and services,” said Chris May, CEO of IE Discovery. “This strategy will allow us to be more technology agnostic and will remove many barriers of adoption.”

eManage is built, in part, on the SharePoint platform that is already in place at more than two-thirds of companies(1). It simplifies the project management aspect of electronic discovery, while automating workflow and providing real-time reports to clients and counsel. It works across platforms and increases client control by providing real-time visibility into all discovery, no matter what technology is being applied or which law firm is handling the matter. eManage reduces discovery risk by providing detailed, real-time information enabling greater control over projects, while lowering the overall costs of discovery by creating time and cost efficiencies throughout the discovery process. IE Discovery’s equity investment will allow eDirect Impact to continue to enhance the functionality of eManage and provide greater integration with a wider array of electronic discovery applications and review platforms.

“In addition to the investment, our relationship with IE Discovery gives our clients access to additional resources,” said Sami Rahman, CEO of eDirect Impact. “IE Discovery’s expertise in consulting, processing and review allows us to fulfill our mission of creating simple, predictable and consistent results throughout each and every phase of discovery lifecycle.”

IE Discovery’s executive and development teams spent months evaluating middleware and workflow technologies before selecting eManage. “As the e-discovery market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we too must evolve to stay cutting-edge,” added May. “We believe that eDirect Impact’s expertise and state-of-the-art technology is the missing piece of the puzzle that will help us grow and stay ahead of the curve in the coming years. This relationship will enable us to iterate technology faster and ultimately, serve our clients better.”

Kenyon Group, LLC acted as M&A asvisor to eDirect Impact.

About IE Discovery, Inc.
IE Discovery provides comprehensive Discovery Management and other litigation support services to government agencies, corporate law departments and outside counsel who routinely manage complex, information-intensive litigation. Utilizing technological and legal expertise, IE Discovery helps clients improve their productivity and cost efficiency, and more accurately predict their litigation expenditures. IE Discovery is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit

About eDirect Impact, LLC:
eDirect Impact is a leading innovator for law firms and corporate legal departments and sets a new standard for best practices in the electronic discovery industry. With the expertise of a big firm, but with the cost-control and customer service of an in-house department, eDirect Impact delivers the experience and technology needed to navigate the electronic data minefield. Managed by a team of nationally recognized leaders and innovators, eDirect Impact ensures successful strategies required to manage, process, review, and produce electronic evidence quickly and efficiently. To learn more about eDirect Impact or to schedule an on-line demonstration of any services, please email or call 866.369.5059.

(1) AIIM Industry Watch report, “SharePoint – Strategies and Experiences,” July 5, 2010.