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2010 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey

It is not too late to participate in the 2010 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.

We want your input (if we don’t have it already).

You can tell us about your organization’s electronic discovery activities. And give us your thoughts about the state of electronic discovery last year, this year, and in the years to come. All via a website that you should find easy to use; in a phone call with one of us; or both.

We will gather information for this year’s report through the end of June 2010.

If you are interested, contact us at: Web site and interview Web site only Interview only


George and Tom

2009 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report Now Available

The full 2009 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report is now available for purchase.  For detail, please contact George Socha (, 651.690.1739) or Tom Gelbmann (, 651.483.0022).

We are in the final stages of preparing the participant report and will be distributing that to participants in the near future.

The Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Continues

We may be killing our rankings, but our survey continues on.  We will be replacing the rankings we have used for the past six years with a new and improved way to assess providers and their capabilities.

Where we plan to go with the survey

First and foremost, we will continue to conduct our survey.

We will continue to do much of what we have done in for the last six years.  We will prepare assessments of the size of the electronic discovery market.  We will put together projections as to growth or shrinkage of the market.  We will analyze and report on trends in the electronic discovery market.

We will replace our ranking systems with an approach that we hope will offer a better, more nuanced, and more sophisticated means for the evaluation of providers.  We are not quite ready to announce exactly what we have in mind, but look to announcements in the near future.

What you can do

We have asked for comments and suggestions.  We have received feedback from a number of folks and we would like to thank those who have been so generous as to share their thoughts with us.  It helps up greatly as we work to create a replacement for our ranking system.

For anyone who would like to have a say in where we take this project, please send your thoughts to  We welcome them.

Encore Legal Solutions Recognized as Fast-Growing Provider of Electronic Discovery Services

Press release:  Percentage of Law Firms Using Encore for e-Discovery Services Soars in Past Year According to Twelfth AmLaw Tech Survey Highlighted Links

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – October 5, 2007) – Encore Legal Solutions, a leading national provider of electronic discovery and related services, has been listed as one of the fastest growing electronic data discovery services providers in the 2007 AmLaw Tech Survey. Of the 115 law firms responding to the survey, 18 percent listed Encore when asked, “What electronic evidence data discovery vendors does the firm use?” Encore’s penetration of leading law firms increased by 700 basis points (a 64% increase for Encore) versus 2006 levels. Continue reading

JurInnov Rated a Top-Twenty Electronic Discovery Service Provider in 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Survey

Press release:  Cleveland, OH (OPENPRESS) September 10, 2007 — JurInnov Ltd. ( , a legal technology consulting practice specializing in the management of electronically stored information (“ ESI ”), today announced its recognition as a Top-Twenty Electronic Discovery Service Provider Based on Experience in the 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey ( ). JurInnov’s top-twenty ranking reflects its leadership in the industry and the experience attained while providing legal technology solutions to law firms and corporate legal departments since the year 2000. Continue reading

eMag Solutions Ranked Among Top 20 Overall Service Providers in Socha-Gelbmann Survey

Press release:  Atlanta, GA (OPENPRESS) September 22, 2007 — eMag Solutions, LLC, a leading international electronic discovery company, announces the company was recently ranked among the legal industry’s top 20 “Overall Service Providers” in the fifth annual Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report, released in August 2007. Continue reading

CaseCentral Named One of Top Three eDiscovery Vendors in 12th Annual Am Law Tech Survey

Press release:  New Ranking follows last month’s citing of CaseCentral as one of the world’s “Top 20 Electronic Discovery Service Providers” as ranked by both corporations and law firms

SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2007 – CaseCentral, a leader in hosted discovery lifecycle management solutions for corporations and major law firms, today announced that it has again been named one of the nation’s top three eDiscovery vendors in the 12th Annual Am Law Tech Survey.  The survey, conducted by ALM’s Law Firm Inc. magazine, is the most comprehensive analysis of the technology used by the largest and most successful law firms in America. Continue reading

Clearwell Soars Past 100 Customer Mark and Raises $17M in Additional Funding To Fuel Growth

Press release: Leader in Intelligent E-Discovery Closes Record-Breaking Quarter and Successfully Launches E-Discovery Partner Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Clearwell Systems, Inc., the leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced it has surpassed the 100 customer mark and achieved rapid acceleration in its business entering the second half of 2007, with year-to-date revenues already far exceeding the previous year. To fuel its growth, Clearwell has raised $17M in its third round of funding, which it will use to expand its sales team, launch new partnership programs, and bolster research and development. Additionally, Clearwell today announced its E-Discovery Partner Program, which includes partnerships with industry leaders such as AccessData, EMC, HP and Symantec. Continue reading

Equivio Ranked as Top 10 Software Vendor by Law Firms and Corporations in Socha Gelbmann 2007 Electronic Discovery Survey

Press release, August 17, 2007:  Equivio has been ranked as one of the Top 10 software vendors by law firms and corporations in the Socha-Gelbmann 2007 Electronic Discovery Survey. Based on the survey results, Equivio is also one of the Top 5 software vendors based on processing capabilities, and among the Top 20 vendors overall. In addition, Equivio is used by nine of the Top 20 service providers named in the report.

Kensington, MD (PRWEB) August 17, 2007 — Equivio, the provider of near-duplicate detection software, announced today that it has been ranked as one of the Top 10 software vendors by law firms and corporations in the Socha-Gelbmann 2007 Electronic Discovery Survey. Continue reading

In the recent 2007 Socha-Gelbmann Survey TRILANTIC is cited as a top eDiscovery provider

Press release:  TRILANTIC scoops a double ranking for both Presentation and Law Firm recommendation

Orlando, FL, August 18, 2007: TRILANTIC – a leading provider of European legal eDiscovery services – has been officially recognized as a major player.  In the recent, highly respected and comprehensive ‘2007 Socha-Gelbmann 5th Annual Electronic Discovery Survey’, TRILANTIC was ranked as a Top 20 eDiscovery provider based on Law Firm recognition.  In addition, they were cited as a Top 10 provider in the (trial) presentation category. Continue reading