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Meet Albert

Albert Barsocchini, Director of Strategic Consulting

Head of NightOwl’s consulting group since 2012, Albert is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of privacy and protection, compliance, audit and corporate investigations. He has served on the Law Technology News editorial board, as chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and as a court appointed special master. He writes and lectures frequently on industry issues.

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Meet Scott

Scott Sterkel, Director of Sales

A 20-year veteran in the sales, technology and legal fields, Scott leads our sales team to develop cost-effective solutions for managing document collections of all sizes. Prior to NightOwl, Scott served as a litigation paralegal, spent nine years in litigation support sales and management, and was National Sales Director at Quorum, a leader in digital disaster recovery. He holds a BA in Journalism/PR from Colorado State University.

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Meet Tom

Tom Palladino, President

Tom joined NightOwl in 2001 and led the effort to establish top-level electronic collection, processing, hosting and review services. An experienced strategic manager, Tom crafts NightOwl’s discovery management programs and is responsible for discovery operations. Before joining NightOwl, Tom was a co-founder of Hire Quality, Inc., where he designed major service programs for Fortune 100 Companies including UPS, Verizon, and Bank of America. He holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Now you’re ready.

NightOwl Discovery helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery management goals. Our tailored programs, technology and guidance complement and maximize existing investments in people, process and technology. We offer services spanning the EDRM spectrum and the entire case portfolio, including information lifecycle governance and data remediation. Here’s what makes us different.

Instead of repeating what’s been done for years,
NightOwl challenges convention. Through a continuous process of trial and improvement, we design solutions that make discovery smarter, faster and
more cost-effective year after year.

Innovation

Taking the lead to make your world simpler.

Look to our industry veterans to help you clarify your options and choose the best path. We don’t give you
order-takers. Our seasoned techs and project managers
know your projects intimately and are always ready
to help—day or night, weekday or weekend.

Guidance

Hands-on support and insight from people who know.

After two decades, we know to expect the unexpected. When complications arise, we cut through red tape and get tough situations unstuck. Because we aren’t wedded to one technology or approach, we keep you flexible even as your situation changes.

Agility

Ready for your impossible challenges.

We love what we do, and we care about doing it right. NightOwl gets inside your world and becomes an extension of your company, offering a quality of service other partners can’t. Everyone on our team knows your business and is empowered to support it.

Relationship

We’re in this together.

Meet the people who make it work.

With a combined 50 years of leadership from across the litigation-support industry, we know this complex landscape better than anyone. We understand what works and what doesn’t. We don’t hide from problems or tough conversations. We embrace them.

Andrea

CEO/Founder

Andrea Wallack
CEO/Founder

Andrea guides the company’s high-level direction and growth as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under her oversight, NightOwl has become a nationally recognized leader in crafting customized discovery solutions. Andrea holds a BS in Biology from Washington and Lee University and completed post-graduate work at Harvard. Andrea is fluent in English, Spanish and French and is an avid photographer and skier in her free time.

Tom

President

Tom Palladino
President

Tom joined NightOwl in 2001 and led the effort to establish top-level electronic collection, processing, hosting and review services. An experienced strategic manager, Tom crafts NightOwl’s discovery management programs and is responsible for discovery operations. Before joining NightOwl, Tom was a co-founder of Hire Quality, Inc., where he designed major service programs for Fortune 100 Companies including UPS, Verizon, and Bank of America. He holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Adam

Director of Managed Discovery

Adam Rubinger
Director of Managed Discovery

Adam leads NightOwl’s managed services division, helping our clients achieve greater control over the discovery process at a lower cost. He has over 10 years of experience working alongside corporations and law firms on large-scale discovery and information governance projects. He has written numerous articles and leads continuing legal education programs dealing with discovery, computer forensics, IT and security.

Albert

Director of Strategic Consulting

Albert Barsocchini
Director of Strategic Consulting

Head of NightOwl’s consulting group since 2012, Albert is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of privacy and protection, compliance, audit and corporate investigations. He has served on the Law Technology News editorial board, as chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and as a court appointed special master. He writes and lectures frequently on industry issues.

Scott

Director of Sales

Scott Sterkel
Director of Sales

A 20-year veteran in the sales, technology and legal fields, Scott leads our sales team to develop cost-effective solutions for managing document collections of all sizes. Prior to NightOwl, Scott served as a litigation paralegal, spent nine years in litigation support sales and management, and was National Sales Director at Quorum, a leader in digital disaster recovery. He holds a BA in Journalism/PR from Colorado State University.

Mara

Director of Business Solutions

Mara Thomas
Director of Business Solutions

Mara helps our partners put a spectrum of business services to work in their organizations, from document management to internal staffing. Through tailored programs that streamline processes and improve efficiency, her team helps companies and law firms achieve operational best practices at a much lower cost. Mara has over a decade of experience in legal services and is active in the Twin Cities legal community. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

Tony

Chief Financial Officer

Tony Copa
Chief Financial Officer

Tony brings a diverse background in corporate finance and public accounting to his role as CFO. He began his career as an auditor with KPMG and later served as VP of Finance at Roller Blade where he drove revenue growth from $3 million to $128 million in five years. Tony is a CPA and CMA and holds an MBA and Mini Masters in Electronic Commerce from the University of St. Thomas.

David

General Counsel & Dir of Managed Review

David Wallack
General Counsel & Dir of Managed Review

David joined NightOwl in 2012 to oversee discovery-related legal matters for the company’s global clientele, from master service agreement negotiations to EU data privacy guidance. He also directs the company’s contract attorney review services group. Previously, David was Associate General Counsel to a private institutional fund. He received his JD and MBA with honors from the University of Denver and is a frequent lecturer at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Ready from collection to review to production.

We’re a partner for all the pieces. NightOwl brings the full deck of discovery capabilities you’ll need today and tomorrow, along with the best, most relevant technology and processes to help you make the most of it.

Discovery Management

When you’re ready to be proactive about discovery, NightOwl helps you take down more birds with fewer stones. Let us create a managed program that unites the end-to-end discovery services you need at a lower overall cost. By trusting us with your program at every stage, your world gets simpler, from communication to billing.

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  • Data Processing
  • Hosted Discovery
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  • Data Collection & Forensics
  • Data Mapping
  • Paper Discovery
  • Compliance Consulting
  • Discovery Response Planning
  • Production

Strategic Consulting

What’s your discovery outlook? Our veteran consultants help you see your options and the obstacles clearly. From identifying potential sources of ESI to deploying the right technology, NightOwl experts bring smart, systematic approaches and a range of strategies for putting a robust and defensible process in place.

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  • Discovery Strategy
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  • Comprehensive Litigation Hold
  • Data Mapping
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  • Technology Management
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Review Management

With a dedicated team of experienced attorneys you can rely on matter after matter, NightOwl makes review more accurate and
cost-effective. Whether you need our services for litigation, pre-litigation or compliance matters, our project leaders handle the details while giving you full control and visibility into the process.

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  • Bar-admitted attorney reviewers
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  • Expert project managers
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Business Solutions

Your records are an important business asset, as well as a potential risk. NightOwl actively manages essential documents and media for clients organization-wide, from
creation to destruction. Let us make your processes more secure and complete while freeing up your resources for more valuable use.

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    For a large company saddled with multiple discovery vendors and high costs, NightOwl vastly simplified the equation. Through a customized program of managed services, we helped them consolidate data from three platforms to one, streamlining their processes and reducing their spend by $100,000 each month.

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    When a company dealing with multiple matters and a massive volume of data came to NightOwl, we sprang into action. Our experts cut 4TBs down to 250GB in just three days and provided the first-pass review with equal efficiency. Rather than re-collect and re-review as more cases arose, we reused all the assets, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in one year.

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    Our client faced a daunting challenge: collecting a huge complex of data from disparate systems and 25 custodians in 10 countries. NightOwl accomplished the feat in 7 days, then went on to cull the reviewable records from over a million to fewer than 150,000 items—faster and more cost-effectively than anyone thought possible.

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Press

  • 5/15/14
    NightOwl Discovery Opens Data Operations and Review Facility in Dublin
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    NightOwl Discovery Heads to London and Dublin as Developments in the UK and Ireland Unfold
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    eDiscovery Veteran Adam Rubinger Joins NightOwl Discovery as Director of Managed Discovery
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NightOwl Discovery Opens Data Operations and Review Facility in Dublin

Minneapolis, May 15, 2014 - NightOwl Discovery, a world leader in Discovery Management, is proud to announce the opening of its Dublin, Ireland data operations and review facilities. NightOwl’s expansion into the European Union (EU) is part of its commitment to assist its portfolio of global corporate customers with cross-border litigation and privacy compliance requirements.

The Dublin operations center will provide secure, high performance data processing, hosting and production capabilities featuring Relativity, the industry’s leading discovery platform. Review management services will include first and second tier relevance coding, issues coding, privilege detection, and privacy information redaction performed by qualified Irish solicitors and managed by NightOwl’s expert review and analytics team. The NightOwl EU operations team will also offer collection and preservation services across the entire EU footprint and direct support for Guidance EnCase® and Symantec Clearwell enterprise deployments.

Andrea Wallack, NightOwl CEO, explains the choice of Ireland as the base for EU operations. “Ireland is a full EU member with a highly motivated, technically advanced workforce and a top-notch data infrastructure,” says Wallack. Tom Palladino, NightOwl president adds, “Ireland is home to many prominent US high tech and life sciences companies including many of our current clients.”

If you would like more information regarding NightOwl’s global capabilities, please email Andrea Wallack at awallack@nightowldiscovery.com.

NightOwl Discovery Heads to London and Dublin as Developments in the UK and Ireland Unfold

Minneapolis, May 4, 2014 – NightOwl Discovery, a national leader in discovery management, is pleased to announce that Andrea Wallack, Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas Palladino, President, will kick off their UK and Ireland spring tour by participating in the Annual Information Governance & eDiscovery Summit on Tuesday, May 13 -15, 2014. The Summit will take place at the Grosvenor Square Hotel in London.

The Summit is one of the key annual strategic forums for the international business community to discuss the latest global trends in discovery and IG.  “We look forward to learning more about the important developments so we can help our clients keep up with changes and challenges in UK, European and American jurisdictions.” said Wallack, who following the conference/summit will be touring NightOwl’s new Data Center operations in Ireland.​

If you would like information on NightOwl’s global capabilities, or to meet with Wallack or Palladino next week in London or Dublin, please contact Tom Palladino at tpalladino@nightowldiscovery.com.

About NightOwl
As a national leader in Discovery Management, NightOwl is focused on providing world-class technology combined with a knowledgeable, highly trained staff to create efficient and effective Discovery Management solutions. Our unique solutions are built with the customer in mind and provide process consistency and cost predictability. Service excellence is at the core of everything we do. It starts with the dedication of each individual employee and is promoted by consistent communication and training, ensuring customer expectations are met and measurable results are achieved. Contact us today and let us create a Discovery Management solution crafted just for you that is repeatable, defensible and more cost effective than you thought possible.

In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, corporate discovery technology support and comprehensive trial consulting. NightOwl’s mission is to provide its customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs. To learn more about NightOwl’s experience and extreme service, visit www.nightowldiscovery.com.

NightOwl Discovery Earns Relativity Best in Service Designation

Minneapolis, MN, July 16, 2013 – NightOwl Discovery, a national leader in discovery management, today announced that they have earned kCura’s Relativity Best in Service designation, which recognizes Relativity Premium Hosting Partners who provide an exceptional Relativity experience for end users.

Through a voluntary audit, Relativity Best in Service partners demonstrate their expertise and experience hosting data in Relativity. kCura evaluates these partners in three areas: technical infrastructure, customer service, and product expertise. Additionally, Best in Service partners meet a set of requirements for their duration as a hosting partner, size of Relativity installations, and core Relativity certifications.

“We are pleased to have achieved the Best in Service designation,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl. “Relativity is an industry standard for advanced document hosting and this is an important milestone for our discovery management group. The NightOwl team works hard to give our clients the best possible experience they can when using the platform.”

Relativity is one of the central components in NightOwl’s Discovery Management programs. These programs help organizations build a defensible, repeatable discovery process that is applicable across all matters, both large and small. By standardizing discovery on the Relativity platform, NightOwl’s clients are able to manage critical document collections, accelerate document review, meet production schedules, collaborate with counsel, and preserve and potentially reuse work product.

Since beginning to offer Relativity in 2010, several members of the NightOwl team have received Relativity Certified Administrator and Relativity Certified Sales Professional designations, and NightOwl has earned Relativity Certified Reseller status from kCura.

“We really enjoy working with the NightOwl team, and are excited to recognize them as a Relativity Best in Service partner,” said Andrew Sieja, President and CEO of kCura. “This demonstrates their commitment to providing a great Relativity experience for their clients.”

 

About NightOwl Discovery
NightOwl is a national leader in discovery management focused on providing world-class technology combined with a knowledgeable, highly trained staff to create efficient and effective Discovery Management solutions.  Our unique solutions are built with the customer in mind and provide process consistency and cost predictability.  Service excellence is at the core of everything we do.  It starts with the dedication of each individual employee and is promoted by consistent communication and training, ensuring customer expectations are met and measurable results are achieved.  Contact us today and let us create a Discovery Management solution crafted just for you that is repeatable, defensible and more cost effective than you thought possible.  For more information, please visit www.nightowldiscovery.com.

About kCura
Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2013 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the processing, review, analysis, and production of electronic data. Relativity has more than 75,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and 95 of the top 100 law firms in the United States. Relativity also powers Method, kCura’s workflow and notification system for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 31st fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at sales@kcura.com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.

 

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NightOwl Discovery Releases nVelope™ Collection Kit

Minneapolis, MN, January 28, 2013 – NightOwl Discovery, a leading national provider of discovery management services, announced today the release of the  nVelope portable Collection Kit which allows anyone to easily collect active data from any computer for discovery, backup or investigations.  The nVelope Collection Kit doesn’t affect any data on the investigated computer, quickly collects the defined data, and securely stores it in encrypted form on the 1 TB nVelope Collection Kit.

“nVelope was specifically designed for ease of use and defensibility of the collection,” said  Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl.  “Our customers have been asking for an affordable simple to use collection kit and we delivered.”

“I have studied all available portable collection devices on the market and nVelope is by far the easiest one to use – no training required,” said Albert Barsocchini, Director of Strategic Consulting at NightOwl, who helped design nVelope.  “When the USB device is plugged into a computer, the user has three choices:  Collect all, Collect selected folders or Smart collection – collect selected folders and data types.”

NightOwl plans to license nVelope as part of its  nVisionTM managed service program and as a standalone collection kit.

 

About NightOwl
NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of discovery management services.  NightOwl brings the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI).  In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, corporate discovery technology support and comprehensive trial consulting.  NightOwl’s mission is to provide its customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.  For more information, please visit www.nightowldms.com.

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Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Discovery
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ssterkel@nightowldms.com

 

NightOwl Discovery Selected to be first Managed Service Provider of Kroll Ontrack World-Class eDiscovery Platform

Minneapolis, MN, January 29, 2013– NightOwl Discovery, a national leader in discovery management, has been selected to be the first managed services provider to offer Kroll Ontrack’s world-class eDiscovery platform. Through this partnership, NightOwl Discovery, whose recent growth has been fueled by its concentration on combining top technology with an exceptional client service team, is gaining access to the most robust processing engine in the industry, a world-class secure data center, and award-winning review technology.

“This is an important strategic initiative for NightOwl; Kroll Ontrack is a long-standing leader in ediscovery solutions,” said Andrea Wallack, CEO, NightOwl Discovery. “Offering the Kroll Ontrack platform expands our ability to serve clients with a wide range of eDiscovery needs.”

“The flexibility and expertise that are the hallmark of NightOwl’s client services group, combined with the Kroll Ontrack advanced software platform, will offer customers a highly responsive, trusted and cost-efficient option for managing eDiscovery for any size matter,” said Tom Palladino, president, NightOwl Discovery.

Through the partnership, NightOwl clients will benefit from the following Kroll Ontrack advantages:

  • Robust Processing and Production: Unmatched ability to meet complex client requirements, including processing and producing over 7,000 file types and scaling to more than 6 million documents with 52 million pages of electronic data per day.
  • Industry-Leading Data Center: Physical security 365x24x7 coupled with stringent security protocols, including bio-metric hand scanning to identify approved personnel, and fully redundant power ensure world-class data storage.
  • Award-Winning Review Technology: Complete with rich technology assisted review (TAR) functionality known as intelligent review technology (IRT), where documents are automatically distributed to review teams according to sophisticated specifications and then prioritized and categorized using a hybrid solution of human reviewers and smart technology, the Ontrack® Inview™ review tool maximizes review speed, consistency and accuracy.

“I rely on the NightOwl team for expert discovery services. They understand my needs for clear communication, quick response and flexibility,” said Leif T. Simonson, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels. “The combination of NightOwl’s team and Kroll Ontrack’s technology offers me outstanding service and performance – all in one cost-effective solution.”

“Too often clients are forced to choose between managed service providers they have great relationships with and software providers that offer choice technology,” said Dean Hager, president and CEO, Kroll Ontrack. “Through partnerships, clients don’t have to choose. They get the best of both worlds – leading software and support to exceed their expectations and needs.”

For more information about this joint offering, visit www.nightowldiscovery.com or www.krollontrack.com.

 

About NightOwl Discovery
NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of discovery management services. NightOwl brings the most advanced tools in the industry together with a highly responsive client service team to help customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information. In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, technology selection, and corporate discovery technology support and optimization. For more information about NightOwl Discovery please visit: www.nightowldiscovery.com.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, backup, search, analyze and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data backup, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. Kroll Ontrack is a subsidiary of Altegrity, an industry-leading provider of information solutions. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit: www.krollontrack.com.

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NightOwl Adds Legal Hold System to Managed Services Offering

Minneapolis, MN, September 26, 2012 – NightOwl Discovery, a leading national provider of innovative discovery management solutions, announced today that it has added kCura’s Method legal hold application to its suite of hosted discovery services.  Method is a legal hold management system that addresses both the workflow and risk assessment challenges corporations face when creating a defensible and repeatable legal hold process.

Built on Relativity, kCura’s eDiscovery review platform, Method helps organize the hold process into a straightforward, repeatable progression.  Instead of using several software products, spreadsheets, locally saved documents, and individual email accounts, users can centralize their processes and hold-related information using one web-based application. With Method, users can send out legal hold notifications by email, interview custodians to gather information, track and analyze responses, and generate reports to maintain a defensibly sound audit trail of all communications with custodians and other relevant parties.

“NightOwl is pleased to provide our clients with a comprehensive legal hold notification system,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl.  “Method addresses an important piece of the discovery process that is a struggle for many corporations.  Method compliments the services NightOwl already provides to corporations and allows us to engage with them earlier in the discovery process.”

NightOwl plans to offer Method as a fully managed service to clients in conjunction with, and independent, of Relativity.

“We’re excited to see NightOwl now offering Method,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. “Using Method, NightOwl can provide improvements in efficiency and defensibility for legal hold processes without requiring a major investment. We look forward to helping them expand their service offering as they provide this option to their clients.”

 

About NightOwl
NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of discovery management services. NightOwl brings the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, corporate discovery technology support and comprehensive trial consulting. NightOwl’s mission is to provide its customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.

About KCura
kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the review, analysis, and production of electronic data.  Relativity has more than 65,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and 95 of the top 100 law firms in the United States.  Relativity also powers Method, kCura’s workflow and notification system for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners.  kCura has been ranked the 42nd fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune.  Please contact kCura at info@kcura.com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.

Contact Information
Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448
ssterkel@nightowldms.com

eDiscovery Veteran Adam Rubinger Joins NightOwl Discovery as Director of Managed Discovery

Minneapolis, MN, September 11, 2012 – To help with the increasing need for corporations to gain control of the eDiscovery process, Adam Rubinger has joined NightOwl Discovery to serve as the Director of Managed Discovery.

With corporation’s increasing demand for lower costs and greater control over the eDiscovery process, organizations are looking at new alternatives to project-based solutions. Corporate counsel is under greater pressure to ensure compliance and create defensible, repeatable processes to effectively manage the costs, risks, and time involved in eDiscovery. This can be achieved through managed services programs that create cost predictably, lowered risk and consistent best practices.

“NightOwl Discovery has been working with corporate clients to leverage best-of-breed technology and provide innovative and cost-effective approaches to solving their discovery related issues,” stated Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl Discovery. “As the challenges continue to grow for corporations, Adam’s role will be to assist corporations by creating managed services programs that can be tailored to each client’s needs. Managed service programs are a significant benefit to corporations that need to get cost and process under control.”

Adam brings over a decade of experience working with top corporations and law firms on large-scale electronic discovery projects and information governance, with expertise in computer forensics, electronic discovery, and IT security. He has written numerous articles as well as led CLE programs dealing with a multitude of eDiscovery issues. Adam has consulted on DOJ second requests, complex patent disputes, and large-scale document reviews.

NightOwl is a national leader in corporate discovery management. NightOwl’s innovative nVision program bundles legal hold notification, data collection, data processing and case hosting into a single, turn-key, subscription-based service offering that requires no up-front capital investment and no increase in internal head count. Corporations simply take control of their discovery data and budgets. NightOwl Discovery’s nVision program is the future of managed discovery!

 

About NightOwl 

NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of discovery management services. NightOwl brings the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, corporate discovery technology support and comprehensive trial consulting. NightOwl’s mission is to provide its customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.

NightOwl Hires Industry Expert as Law Firm Practice Manager

Minneapolis, MN, August 17, 2012 – NightOwl Discovery, a leading national provider of eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has hired Laura Danielson as NightOwl’s Law Firm Practice Manager. Her primary roles will be as NightOwl’s manager for trial support, trial technology and client training for hosted software solutions such as Concordance, Summation, Clearwell, and Relativity. Laura will also have a leadership role in project management.

Former Twin Cities Chapter Director of Women in eDiscovery and partner at DLS, Danielson brings with her over 22 years of experience in litigation technology and trial support. Having participated in over 100 trials in both Federal and State Courts throughout the country, Laura has experience in all areas of litigation in a variety of contexts. Her background includes litigation paralegal, project management and consulting, and law firm operations management. In addition, Danielson is a published author, a frequent speaker and instructor, and is considered an industry expert. She is a founding member of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter Women In eDiscovery (WIE) and served as Chapter Director 2010-2011. Laura is the WIE National Central Regional Director for 2012-2013, and is a member of the National Board of Directors. Laura is a member of Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP), and the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals (MALSP).

Danielson’s expertise includes:

  • Project Management of over 100 projects, including a JDG consisting of 179 members.
  • Large-scale document reviews, in which her largest case involved over 19 million pages that was reviewed and produced in a hosted environment.
  • Implementing eDiscovery and best practices for corporations, law firms, and litigation support technology vendors.
  • Records management and litigation readiness consulting.
  • Trial consulting and support in both Federal and State Courts nationally.

Laura will continue to collaborate with DLS, an alliance partner of NightOwl Discovery for expanded trial support services.

“We are excited to bring on someone with Laura’s qualifications to lead our practice support team,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl. “The practice support division will provide clients with needed expertise in the areas of trial support, trial technology and software training – all a natural extension of the discovery management services NightOwl provides.”

 

About NightOwl
NightOwl Discovery is a leading national provider of discovery management services. NightOwl brings the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). In addition, NightOwl’s professional services group offers strategic discovery consulting, corporate discovery technology support and comprehensive trial consulting. NightOwl’s mission is to provide its customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs. For more information, please visit  www.nightowldms.com.

NightOwl Opens San Francisco Office

Minneapolis, MN, July 19, 2012 – NightOwl Data Management Services, a leading national provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has opened an office in San Francisco.

Located at One Market Street, the new office provides a sales presence for NightOwl to better support clients in the San Francisco area.

“We are excited to open an office in San Francisco, which is home to several current and targeted corporate clients,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl.  “Being in closer proximity to these companies will enable us to meet their needs more efficiently.”

Albert Barsocchini, NightOwl’s Director of Strategic Consulting Services, will lead the San Francisco office.  Barsocchini oversees NightOwl’s professional consulting group which delivers strategic leadership relating to information governance and best practices in managing a wide range of eDiscovery challenges.  NightOwl’s consulting team helps corporations craft systematic, repeatable and defensible in-house processes which optimize eDiscovery workflow and decision making processes. The team also provides technology evaluation, implementation and management.

“Our new San Francisco office reflects the rapid growth NightOwl is experiencing on the West Coast and will be a good base for expansion into the Asian-Pacific region as well,” said Barsocchini.

Barsocchini brings with him over 25 years of strategic global legal and technology experience in eDiscovery, information governance and digital investigations.  He has been a member of ALM Law Technology News’ editorial board and frequent contributor to EDD Update, past chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and a court appointed special master.  Until 2011, he spent over seven years as Senior Director and Assistant general Counsel at Guidance Software Inc.  This last year he provided strategic consulting to fortune 500 companies nationwide.

Contact information for Barsocchini in the San Francisco office is:
Spear Tower
One Market Street, 35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Office:  415-293-8130
Mobile:  415-456-8318
Email:  albert@nightowldms.com

 

About NightOwl
NightOwl is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services.  We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI).  Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors.  Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.  To this end, NightOwl’s professional consulting services deliver strategic advice and best practices to corporations enabling them to optimize eDiscovery workflow, decision making and litigation support technology to become better prepared to fulfill their electronic discovery obligations.  For more information, please visit www.nightowldms.com.

 

Contact Information
Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448
ssterkel@nightowldms.com

NightOwl Featured in Law Technology News Cover Story

Minneapolis, MN, June 12, 2012 -Law Technology News, one of the most preeminent publications in the legal industry, is featuring NightOwl Document Management Services, a leading national provider of innovative eDiscovery services, in the cover story of its June issue. The article, entitled “Unleashed”, focuses on the growing trend among law departments, law firms and technology vendors to have employees working remotely from locations outside of the traditional office setting.

“We are honored to have been chosen by LTN for their June cover story,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl. “It affirms the progressive approach NightOwl brings to eDiscovery and our commitment to meeting the dynamic needs of our clients and employees.”

Launched 21 years ago, NightOwl’s roster of eDiscovery offerings includes managed services for corporations, data collection, forensics, processing and hosting, and review – as well as paper discovery and facilities management. NightOwl currently has 140 full-time staff. Of the 20 remote workers, most are IT, production management, and customer service staff. Ten of the employees work out of state, including Albert Barsocchini who recently joined NightOwl as Director of Strategic Consulting and works remotely from San Francisco.

Anticipating growth both on site and off, the company is remodeling its 20,000-square-foot discovery facility to add “hot seating,” where staff can change workstations depending upon current project needs. New “computer bars” will accommodate about 20 workers who prefer to stand or sit on a tall stool as they work.

NightOwl expects to add five new project managers and five technicians over the next 18 months. Three of the project managers are likely to work remotely, in regions outside Minnesota, and will probably be paired with three new sales representatives. “As we grow nationally, having employees closer to our customers is critical to our plans,” says Barsocchini.

In the eDiscovery community, “no one spends the day sitting behind a desk pushing paper – the sales team is always in the field, the executive team is on the go, and the rest are knee-deep in the discovery process; so in some ways it is a myth to believe that there is still a traditional office environment anymore,” says Barsocchini.

The entire Law Technology News article can be read at
http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/current_issue.jsp.

 
About NightOwl
NightOwl is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services. We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors. Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs. To this end, NightOwl’s professional consulting services deliver strategic advice and best practices to corporations enabling them to optimize eDiscovery workflow, decision making and litigation support technology to become better prepared to fulfill their electronic discovery obligations. For more information, please visit www.nightowldms.com.

Contact Information
Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448
ssterkel@nightowldms.com

Albert Barsocchini joins NightOwl as Head of Strategic Consulting

Minneapolis, MN, April 16, 2012 – NightOwl Document Management Services, a leading national provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has added Albert Barsocchini as Director of Strategic Consulting Services.  Barsocchini will oversee the launch of NightOwl’s professional consulting group which will deliver strategic leadership relating to information governance and best practices in managing a wide range of eDiscovery challenges.  NightOwl’s consulting team will help corporations craft systematic, repeatable and defensible in-house processes which optimize eDiscovery workflow and decision making processes. The team will also provide technology evaluation, implementation and management.

Barsocchini brings with him over 25 years of strategic global legal and technology experience in eDiscovery, information governance and digital investigations.  He has been a member of ALM Law Technology News’ editorial board and frequent contributor to EDD Update, past chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and a court appointed special master.  Until 2011, he spent over seven years as Senior Director and Assistant general Counsel at Guidance Software Inc.  This last year he provided strategic consulting to fortune 500 companies nationwide.

“I have spent the last year as a neutral observer evaluating top providers on the following criteria: strong vision, growth potential, healthy company culture, quality of service and the flexibility and skill to work with all leading eDiscovery technology,” said Albert Barsocchini.  “NightOwl came out on top and is positioned for strong national growth.”

“We are excited to bring on someone with Albert’s qualifications to lead our consulting team,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl.  “The consulting division will provide our clients with needed expert advice on lowering risk, reducing cost and optimizing in house performance in eDiscovery.”

 

About NightOwl
NightOwl is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services.  We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI).  Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs.  Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors.  For more information, please visit www.nightowldms.com.


Contact Information

Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448
ssterkel@nightowldms.com

NightOwl Powers Document Reviews with Predictive Coding Technology

Minneapolis, MN, January 4, 2012 – NightOwl Document Management Services, a leading national provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, announced today that it has added Relativity Assisted Review technology to its Relativity hosted review service.

When compared to traditional document review, Relativity Assisted Review helps case teams achieve significant time and cost savings by applying text analytics technology to their existing review process. It gives them a means of prioritizing relevant documents, and a way to efficiently delegate or make swift decisions on large batches of non-responsive material.

“We believe that predictive coding is the new frontier in document review,” said Tom Palladino, President of NightOwl. “When we’ve compared Relativity Assisted Review to our traditional review methods, we’ve found that it has the potential to save clients 50-70% of review costs. The fact that Assisted Review is integrated into Relativity, a platform clients are already familiar with, is an added bonus that will help make using the technology seamless.”

“We’re excited that NightOwl has decided to offer Relativity Assisted Review,” said Andrew Sieja, President and CEO of kCura, developers of Relativity. “There’s a lot of momentum behind this technology, and we are thrilled to see a growing number of partners providing the advanced review workflow to their clients.”

NightOwl plans to offer Relativity Assisted Review as a fully managed service to clients using Relativity for hosted review and in conjunction with the company’s contract attorney review services.

How Assisted Review Works
Relativity Assisted Review combines technology and process, allowing users to train Relativity on relevant issues by coding statistically sampled subsets of documents. Relativity’s text analytics engine categorizes the remaining documents in the case, based on the small subset of examples. The technology works behind the scenes, so case teams can continue to review documents the same way they always have.

Administrators can validate the accuracy of Relativity’s document categorization by manually reviewing statistically relevant subsets of documents. They can also use reporting tools to gauge review progress and determine whether or not further rounds of review are necessary. Because batches of documents coded by Relativity are randomly sampled using statistical analysis, clients can be confident in their results.

 

About NightOwl

NightOwl is a leading national provider of technology-driven litigation support services. We bring the most advanced tools and highest level of customer service in the industry together to help our customers identify, collect, manage, review and produce electronically stored information (ESI). Our mission is to provide our customers with the right solution to fit both their legal and business needs. Our success formula has been to pair our staff’s extensive experience with world-class, industry-leading technology tools to deliver solutions at twice the speed, twice the service and at half the cost of our national competitors. For more information, please visit www.nightowldms.com.

About kCura
Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2011 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the eDiscovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the review, analysis, and production of electronic data. Relativity has more than 52,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and 95 of the top 100 law firms in the United States. Relativity also powers Method, kCura’s workflow and notification system for managing legal hold and risk assessment processes. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet eDiscovery challenges by installing Relativity and Method on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 42nd fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at info@kcura.com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.

Contact Information
Scott Sterkel
Director of Marketing
NightOwl Document Management Services
(612) 337-0448
ssterkel@nightowldms.com

Media

  • 6/13/14
    NightOwl Strategic Consulting Director Albert Barsocchini speaking at Legal Tech New York, 2014.
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