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Integrated services expand eDiscovery and document review offerings for law firm and corporate legal clients of both companies

CertaTech SolutionsChicago, IL – February 21, 2018 – CertaTech Solutions, a leading provider of comprehensive eDiscovery and legal consulting solutions as well as information governance, analytics and investigations, announces its acquisition of Clearwater Legal, a managed document review services and legal staffing specialist based in Washington, D.C. The combined entity offers law firms and corporate legal departments one premier service partner for collection, processing, hosting and document review across the data life cycle. CertaTech Solutions continues to provide consulting solutions to its corporate clients in the areas of data preservation, information governance and legal spend management and now managed document review and legal staffing placements as well.

Acquiring Clearwater Legal continues CertaTech’s recent pattern of growth. The addition of document review services overall and consulting resources in the Washington, D.C., market, along with Clearwater’s legal staffing expertise, is a strategic step in CertaTech’s ongoing expansion.

“The integration of Clearwater Legal into CertaTech’s suite of services allows us to offer a complete eDiscovery solution,” agree CertaTech co-founders John Tober and Rick Avers. “Clearwater Legal is an exceptional provider of document review solutions and specialized legal staffing, which we expect will add significant value for our current and future clients in the Washington, D.C., area and beyond.”

“We are excited to be joining the CertaTech team,” says Joe Kearney, executive vice president of Clearwater Legal. “Being able to offer CertaTech’s expansive suite of eDiscovery and consulting solutions to our growing law firm and corporate client base allows us to better serve their needs. CertaTech and Clearwater are an ideal cultural fit, and we look forward to a smooth and seamless integration.”

CertaTech’s acquisition of Clearwater Legal was completed this month; terms of the deal are not disclosed. The company expects no immediate impact to clients of either company, nor are any staff reductions anticipated.


About CertaTech Solutions
CertaTech Solutions supports corporate data and workflow needs in collaboration with IT departments, general counsels’ offices of global companies as well as law firms throughout the United States. CertaTech Solutions provides products and services that solve difficult data challenges and improve cost-effective processes, programs and technology. CertaTech’s high-performance project managers, technology experts, lawyers and business consultants are skilled at addressing the business needs of corporations, as well as the production demands and analytical support required by GCs and law firms in connection with litigation and M&A matters. CertaTech combines decades of experience and broad technical expertise with strategic partnerships to help clients reach their goals with seamless integration of new technologies. For more information visit the CertaTech Solutions website.

About Clearwater Legal
Clearwater Legal provides managed document review services and specialized legal staffing solutions. Led by former practicing attorneys and litigation support professionals with a breadth of experience at Am Law 100 firms and leading service providers, Clearwater builds client trust with an unrelenting commitment to responsiveness, integrity and providing value-added solutions.