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 Deloittes 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.