News & Events

November 30, 2016

Lowey Dannenberg Selects JND eDiscovery and Relativity to Save $2.5 Million in Class Action Case

JND eDiscovery used Relativity Analytics for nearly two million documents and ultimately save the firm millions of dollars over the course of the case.

November 14, 2016

kCura Named a Top Workplace By the Chicago Tribune for Sixth Consecutive Year

Award recognizes software company based on employee feedback regarding alignment, execution, management, career opportunities, and benefits.

November 01, 2016

Custom Developer Language.ai Joins Relativity Ecosystem

The company will provide Relativity community with access to custom text analytics and machine learning applications built on top of Relativity.

October 11, 2016

LDiscovery and Reed Smith Win 2016 Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest

kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced LDiscovery and Reed Smith are the winners of the 2016 Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest.

October 10, 2016

Guidance Software Partners with kCura to Accelerate the e-Discovery Process

Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, today announced an integration between market-leading e-discovery tools, EnCase eDiscovery and Relativity.

October 10, 2016

kCura Unveils New Releases and a Connected Future for E-Discovery at Relativity Fest

Developers of Relativity share features to better connect the e-discovery community—including a hybrid solution in the cloud and on-premises, and a Microsoft Office 365 integration—at annual user conference.

October 07, 2016

Everchron Case Management Technology Now Available in the Relativity Ecosystem

Everchron today announced that its state-of-the-art case management platform is now featured in the Relativity Ecosystem.

October 06, 2016

LDiscovery A/V Suite Recognized as Best Service Provider Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards

LDiscovery, LLC, a provider of eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions, today announced that they have been named a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Awards for Best Service Provider Solution. LDiscovery is the only provider to be a finalist three years in a row.

October 04, 2016

CDS Visual Search Recognized as Best Service Provider Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest 2016

CDS announced today that their Visual Search tool has been named a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest for Best Service Provider Solution.

October 04, 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend Recognized as Finalist for the Relativity Innovation Award for Best Law Firm Solution

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton today announced that the firm has been named a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Award for Best Law Firm Solution .

September 15, 2016

Time to Evolve the Annual Performance Review -- But with What?

kCura and Interaction Associates (IA) will present a new strategy for annual performance appraisals at the Human Capital Institute's Learning and Leadership Development Conference on September 20, 2016 in Boston.

August 23, 2016

kCura to Showcase How Relativity Brings Data Visualization and Analytics to ECA, Investigations, and Beyond e-Discovery at ILTACON 2016

Experts from kCura will share how the newest release of Relativity enables customers to gain insights into their data sooner, and how customers are using the extensibility of the complete platform to address operational challenges outside of litigation.

August 17, 2016

kCura Partners with CTRL to Propel the Use of Technology in the Practice of Law

As CTRL’s new sponsor, kCura will help drive meaningful educational initiatives—including sessions at the upcoming e-discovery conference, Relativity Fest—to advance technology in the legal field. CHICAGO, August 17, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that they are joining forces with the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), an open source community for legal practitioners, to advance the discussion on the use of technology in legal space. “We are happy to welcome kCura as our newest sponsor, helping us further drive the adoption of technology in this profession,” said Philip J. Favro, director of legal education and resources at CTRL. “kCura’s support allows us to keep empowering the legal community to learn about and use enabling technologies, and share their successes with each other.” Committed to the development of practical and proactive technology guidelines for lawyers, CTRL is also recognized for its in-depth research of advanced analytics for corporate counsel. CTRL’s most recent study showed the vast majority of practitioners (93%) believe analytics will be critical to the practice of law over the next decade. The research also confirmed that nearly one-third of legal departments are already using analytics for information governance (IG)—a sign that IG may be advancing more quickly than expected. In partnership with kCura, CTRL will present at Relativity Fest in Chicago on October 9-11. CTRL’s session, “The New IG Playbook for Addressing Threats from Personal Clouds, Cyber Attacks, and the Internet of Things,” will focus on best practices for addressing electronic threats around IG. CTRL also recently published their new 2016 Guidelines Regarding the Use of Technology-Assisted Review. The 2016 Guidelines build on the inaugural Guidelines published in 2014, which considered some of the divisive issues surrounding the use of technology-assisted review (TAR). Recently cited by one of the leading authorities on civil discovery issues, the Guidelines focus on defensible TAR workflows, whether counsel should disclose its use of TAR, and the merits of entering into a stipulated TAR use protocol. The 2016 Guidelines expand on various aspects of these issues to help outside counsel, in-house lawyers, and judges gain a better understanding of the burgeoning use of TAR. “Since its emergence, CTRL has been known for driving the adoption of advanced analytics in the practice of law and helping practitioners stay ahead of the curve,” said Dean Gonsowski, vice president of business development at kCura. “We’re excited to collaborate further with CTRL by providing insightful research and educational initiatives that will empower the entire legal community.” Relativity Fest 2016 will be held October 9-11 in Chicago, IL.  To learn more about Relativity Fest and how to participate, visit https://relativityfest.com/. ###### About kCura Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2015 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity has more than 140,000 active users in more than 40 countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and more than 190 of the Am Law 200. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies—numbering more than 11,000 organizations—meet unstructured data challenges by installing Relativity on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura was ranked as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 from 2011 to 2014 and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for five consecutive years. Please contact kCura at sales(at)kcura(dot)com or visit http://www.kcura.com for more information. About CTRL The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (www.CTRLinitiative.com) is an open source community for legal practitioners who are involved in e-discovery, investigations, and information governance. Sponsors of the initiative include the world’s leading law firms, enterprise software companies, and litigation support providers.

July 19, 2016

Cognicion LLC--a Subsidiary of Am Law 100 Firm Hunton & Williams, LLP--Selects Relativity to Drive e-Discovery Services

Cognicion LLC is licensing kCura’s award-winning software for their e-discovery and managed document review services, leveraging the advanced analytics and visualization capabilities of Relativity in order to get to the right data faster. kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that Cognicion LLC, a subsidiary of Hunton & Williams, has chosen Relativity as their primary platform for e-discovery. Cognicion leverages time-tested project management practices and the advanced capabilities of Relativity to increase the efficiency of e-discovery. “The power of Relativity is easily matched by its customizability, allowing for a level of fine-tuning that is crucial in e-discovery,” said Chris McDaniel, chief revenue officer at Cognicion. “We believe in streamlining the e-discovery process for every unique case, and the robust nature of the platform allows us to do that.” Cognicion also selected Relativity because of its familiarity with law firms and corporations, and the fact that it’s an open platform for the industry to develop applications that further extend its functionality. The team also plans to leverage the complete Relativity Analytics feature set to quickly and easily identify essential data in a case. “We’re often dealing with time-critical situations for our customers, facing a fair amount of data to review in a short amount of time,” said Lorraine Venesky, chief operating officer at Cognicion. “The insight we can gain from Relativity’s data visualization and analytics capabilities throughout the lifecycle of a case helps us get to the truth of a matter much faster.” “With our past few releases, we’ve really focused on improving the way you can search, analyze, and act on data with Relativity—specifically through data visualizations and analytics,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer of kCura. “Cognicion is a group that sees a lot of value in leveraging these features throughout e-discovery, and we look forward to helping them deliver a first-class experience with Relativity.” To learn more about Cognicion, visit http://www.cognicion.com  

July 18, 2016

Deloitte Launches Proprietary Audio Transcription Feature for Relativity

Deloitte Discovery today announced the launch of an integrated proprietary audio handling technology—called Audio Assistant—for use with Relativity.

July 12, 2016

LDiscovery Announces Release of A/V Suite for Relativity

LDiscovery today announced that their A/V Suite is now available in the Relativity Ecosystem, simplifying the review of multimedia files.

July 12, 2016

Vanek, Vickers & Masini P.C. Licenses Relativity for Large-scale Litigation Practice

Chicago-based law firm concentrating on complex commercial issues and disputes brings in kCura's comprehensive e-discovery solution Relativity to gain efficiencies and custom offerings for clients. kCura today announced that Vanek, Vickers & Masini has licensed their e-discovery software Relativity. The boutique firm—located in downtown Chicago— has a national complex commercial litigation practice, and will leverage Relativity for all of its cases: from small cases to cases with millions of documents.

Relativity is a fully-featured e-discovery platform with comprehensive analytics and visualizations that can be leveraged to address every stage of the e-discovery lifecycle in a single system. Relativity also allows users to create and automate custom workflows and make use of fully integrated processing capabilities—so case teams can ingest data and begin review quickly without leaving the system.

“We find Relativity to be unflappable,” said David Germaine, partner at Vanek, Vickers & Masini. “In today’s market, we were seeking the most balanced solution. Relativity allows a firm of any size to handle all cases—small and large—and with the greatest amount of flexibility and scalability available.”

Vanek, Vickers & Masini cited the ease of use and familiarity with the product as a major factor in its decision-making process.

“From the beginning, we’ve architected Relativity as a flexible system that can handle matters of any size or complexity,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “We’re excited to be working with Vanek, Vickers & Masini as they make use of those capabilities to provide an even better e-discovery experience to their clients.”

To learn more about Vanek, Vickers & Masini, visit http://www.vaneklaw.com/.

June 30, 2016

kCura Launches Relativity ECA and Investigation--a Comprehensive Solution with Complete Text Analytics Capabilities Built In

ECA and Investigation is now available alongside today’s release of Relativity 9.4, helping legal teams assess risk and make informed decisions at the start of a matter; the new release also includes 170 enhancements across the platform. kCura today announced the release of Relativity ECA and Investigation—a brand new solution for early case assessment (ECA) and digital investigations. Fully integrated in Relativity, ECA and Investigation allows users to take advantage of all of Relativity’s analytics and visualization capabilities to better understand the context of a data collection. By turning to analytics at any point—including email threading and near-duplicate detection—it’s simple to isolate potentially relevant items, reveal context, and prioritize what’s most important. “Corporations today struggle with large amounts of custodial data. Relativity ECA and Investigation provides a straightforward way to whittle down that data so our attorneys aren’t wasting time on irrelevant information,” said Tina Garbarino, e-discovery manager at NBC Universal. A centralized dashboard provides real-time insight into how an analysis is progressing and customizable templates help guide any workflow. Additionally, it’s easy to share ECA and Investigation data and collaborate with external law firms or service providers that use Relativity. “ECA has been around for a while, so we wanted to deliver an altogether new solution that really adapted to the fact that corporate data is continuing to grow in both size and complexity,” said Dean Gonsowski, vice president of business development at kCura.  “By building Relativity ECA and Investigation seamlessly into our platform, customers can use the most relevant and valuable investigatory features available today—such as analytics and data visualizations—to gain quicker insights and to predict the risks and cost of potential litigation better than they ever could before.” Relativity ECA and Investigation was originally announced at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London this May as part of Relativity 9.4, which includes a total of 170 new features and enhancements that simplify the process of understanding and taking action on data, such as:

  • Bringing analytics visualizations together with document metadata within a dashboard, so users can clearly and easily see how concepts and themes intersect with important pieces of information—providing powerful search and analysis capabilities.
  • More granular security controls in Legal Hold to grant unique project and communication permissions to users.
  • Improved overall speeds of processing, production, and the document viewer, with storage requirements for processing reduced by up to 50 percent.

For more information about Relativity 9.4, visit this page.  

June 21, 2016

Siskinds Installs Relativity In-house as Comprehensive e-Discovery Solution for Class Action Group

Ontario-based law firm licenses Relativity for processing through production, including comprehensive analytics capabilities. CHICAGO, IL and LONDON, ON - June X, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that Siskinds LLP has licensed Relativity. Siskinds is a Canada-based firm practicing in more than 25 areas of law, and will use Relativity in their class action group to better manage and analyze documents used for litigation and investigations. Relativity is a fully-featured e-discovery platform with comprehensive analytics and visualizations that can be leveraged to address every stage of the e-discovery lifecycle in a single system. Relativity allows users to create and automate custom workflows, take advantage of a complete set of text analytics capabilities including computer-assisted review, and make use of fully integrated processing capabilities—so case teams can ingest data and begin review quickly without leaving the system. “It was important to us to have a robust e-discovery platform where we could manage our data all in one repository,” said Dawn Sullivan, e-discovery counsel at Siskinds. “Having the right tools to find the relevant information is key in a fast-moving practice, and the extensive analytics tools will help us speed up the review process significantly.” Additionally, Siskinds was drawn to Relativity for the accompanying support and vast community built around the product. “I’ve implemented a lot of new technologies, and a huge differentiator for our experience with kCura was the community of partners available to offer expertise and resources, and the level of customer support provided through every step of the process,” said Ryan Bryson, manager of information technology for Siskinds. “It was a seamless transition to migrate our cases to Relativity, understand the existing functionality, and immediately start simplifying the e-discovery process for our own customers.” “We’ve always seen the community around Relativity as being a critical part of our customers’ success with our software,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “It’s important to us to foster an engaged and connected community of users—and it’s great that Siskinds is excited to be a part of it.” To learn more about the Siskinds class action group, visit http://www.siskinds.com/class-actions/.

June 15, 2016

kCura Opens Application for 10 Student Scholarships to Join 2,000 Legal Professionals at e-Discovery Conference, Relativity Fest

The scholarships, open to anyone attending an ABA-approved law school or paralegal program in the US, provides future lawyers and paralegals the opportunity to network with and learn from the brightest minds and top employers in the e-discovery industry. CHICAGO - July 15th, 2016 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced 10 Relativity Fest student scholarships that will provide an opportunity for future lawyers and paralegals to attend the annual e-discovery conference Relativity Fest. Both undergraduate and graduate students from law schools and paralegal programs approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) are eligible to apply for the scholarship by August 15, 2016. The award covers transportation, lodging, meals, and event registration. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must complete an application and secure a recommendation from a litigation or e-discovery professor. Scholarship recipients will be announced on September 1, 2016. “Relativity Fest provides a unique educational opportunity for the lawyers and paralegals of tomorrow,” said Nick Robertson, chief operating officer at kCura. “We’re excited to assist students and educational institutions in developing practical technology and e-discovery skills and, as a result, help the industry advance overall.” The inaugural Relativity Fest student scholarships came out of the Relativity Academic Partner program, an educational initiative that provides law schools and paralegal programs with free access to hands-on training in Relativity and helps prepare students for future roles in the field. Announced during Relativity Fest last year, the program started with 50 schools, and more than 20 schools have since joined. As part of the program, universities and their instructors have access to additional educational and informational resources, including in-person training, the Relativity Customer Portal, and kCura’s support team. Relativity Fest will take place in Chicago on October 9-11, 2016.  The conference is designed to educate and connect the e-discovery community through engaging panel discussions, hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and more.    


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