Deloitte Acquires IE Discovery to Boost Services Portfolio

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-06-25 Print this article Print

IE Discovery will bring 22 years of experience in discovery management and litigation support to Deloitte.

International accounting, auditing and financial advisory services firm Deloitte revealed June 25 that it has acquired the key assets of IE Discovery, a federal government provider of electronic discovery management and litigation support software.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, was the division making the buy.

E-discovery is the process by which records are gathered and processed for litigation. This includes anything digital: word processing files, photos, email, audio and video files, instant messaging transcripts, Internet bookmarks, and even data center users' logs.


IE Discovery is one of the oldest and most established electronic data discovery companies in the business. It will bring its 22 years of experience in discovery management and litigation support to Deloitte€™s e-discovery portfolio, said David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services.

Austin, Texas-based IE Discovery provides government and corporate legal teams with e-discovery services so that teams can focus on formulating and executing case strategy. The company also has offices in Arlington, Va.

About 500 Deloitte staff members already work in analytics and forensic technology services such as e-discovery, and more than 6,600 total Deloitte employees work with U.S. federal agencies, the company said.

"IE Discovery has supported e-discovery for thousands of matters in support of U.S. federal government agencies," said Robin Lineberger, CEO, Federal Government Services practice, Deloitte LLP.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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