First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Acquisition of DLR Legal – Litigation

Leader in eDisclosure services strengthens international managed review capabilities to support growing demand from multi-national clients…

LONDON – Wednesday 21st March, 2012 – First Advantage Litigation Consulting, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and leading eDisclosure services firm, today announced the acquisition of London-based DLR Legal, a global managed review services firm. With project experience in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and over 25 other countries, DLR’s network of over 1000 lawyers and legal translators will enable First Advantage to offer its clients an end-to-end solution.

“The acquisition of DLR represents an important milestone in the growth of our firm,” said Andy Macdonald, CEO of First Advantage Litigation Consulting. “Our corporate clients and law firm partners have been asking us to extend our eDiscovery capabilities with managed review, particularly internationally, and DLR will enable us to meet their needs.” Marc Bala, STG Principal and First Advantage board member, added, “We see a tremendous growth opportunity for legal services overseas, and the DLR acquisition puts First Advantage in a position to capitalise on this trend. Their clients will benefit from a more comprehensive service offering and on the ground expertise.”

Founded in 2008 by Mathieu van Ravenstein and Io-Anna Lianos, DLR has quickly grown to a leadership position in international managed review and translation services. Key to its success has been a carefully vetted network of attorneys which enables DLR to match lawyers with subject matter and industry expertise to specific client requirements. Said Lianos, “Our large international network of specialised lawyers enables us to offer unparalleled quality and service, such as the ability to set up teams of lawyers at very short notice in any location and language.” Added van Ravenstein, “As demand for our services has accelerated, we recognised that we needed a partner with the resources and global footprint to provide our clients with a complete solution. We are excited to join the First Advantage team.”

“DLR extends our service offering for our clients worldwide,” added Macdonald. “The strength of their multi-lingual managed review offering, combined with our recent eDiscovery technology enhancements and build-out of our global footprint, enables us to create unique value for our clients and partners. In the coming months, we will continue to invest in these areas, which are crucial both to First Advantage’s continued growth and our clients’ experience.”

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