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Patterson Belknap Signs Managed Services Agreement with Iris

Electronic Discovery Company Delivers Scalable Relativity Environment for Law Firm


Iris Data Services, a leading provider of discovery solutions, announced today that it has signed a managed services agreement with law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Iris will provide managed electronic discovery and hosted document review services through the Iris Discovery Management program that includes discovery consulting, eDiscovery processing, and data hosting using kCura’s eDiscovery platform, Relativity. Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery, managed litigation services and document review technologies, including kCura’s Relativity, which includes Relativity Analytics and Relativity Assisted Review.

“Patterson Belknap is constantly striving to create a more efficient and cost effective way to deliver discovery services for our clients,” said Rachelle Rennagel, Director of Legal Services at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, “while at the same time utilizing best in class technologies for litigation support. Using a managed services vendor like Iris Data Services allows us to offer our clients a robust document review platform, while driving down the costs of eDiscovery.”  Rennagel went on to say, “kCura’s eDiscovery platform, Relativity, gives the firm a universal platform for document review including sophisticated data analytics and technology assisted review to streamline and cut document review costs.   Our partnership with Iris provides the firm with the backing of a company that understands eDiscovery and that has created a flexible managed services model to support our instance of Relativity.  Iris literally acts as an extension of our practice support group, allowing Patterson Belknap to focus on what we do best, practice law.”

“Iris Discovery Management will help Patterson Belknap provide significant value to their clients by having predictable costs for their discovery operations,” said the president of Iris, Major Baisden. “It will also allow Patterson Belknap to spend less time managing litigation support tools, processes and infrastructure, and more time focused on using kCura’s eDiscovery platform, Relativity, including Relativity Analytics and Relativity Assisted Review.”

About Iris Discovery Management
Iris Discovery Management (DM) is a managed services platform for law firms and corporations who are dissatisfied with the internal capital and overhead expense or the continual investment and time spent outsourcing discovery needs. Iris Discovery Management blends best of breed solutions and technical expertise with the ability for litigation departments to evaluate current electronic discovery spend, ultimately increasing their client serving abilities. Unlike outsourcing every discovery service or paying higher capital investment to keep it internal, Iris has assembled a subscription-based package that includes dedicated applications & infrastructure, discovery consulting, forensics collection & culling, eDiscovery processing, data hosting using kCura’s Relativity, data analytics, and attorney document review.

About Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is a New York City based law firm with more than 200 lawyers.  The firm is on The American Lawyer’s 2013 “A-List” of the 20 leading law firms in the United States.  Patterson Belknap delivers a full range of services across approximately 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law.  For more information, please visit

About Iris
Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery & disclosure, managed litigation services, and document review technologies. Led by recognized experts in electronic discovery and document review, Iris continually strives to defensibly reduce the amount of reviewable data on every matter. As a Premium Hosting Partner and Certified Reseller of Relativity by kCura, Iris’ extensive document review expertise includes complex search consulting, computer-aided review technologies, and experienced attorney review teams. Iris’ discovery experts, project management team, and use of technology have combined to make it one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. In 2011, Iris Data Services made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest–growing private companies in America, making Iris the fastest growing eDiscovery company in the United States. Iris’ U.S. headquarters is in Kansas City and its European headquarters is in London. Iris maintains offices throughout the United States, Europe, India and Asia.  For more information about Iris, please visit and follow Iris on Twitter at


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