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Troutman Sanders Creates eMerge Unit to Provide State-of-the-Art Electronic Data Management


ATLANTA – The law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP is pleased to announce the launch of eMerge, a wholly-owned subsidiary offering clients a multidisciplinary team of attorneys and technologists collaborating to provide strategic legal thinking with advanced technology for the management of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation and internal/governmental investigations.

eMerge provides consulting, project management and technology services related to the preservation, collection, processing, hosting, review, and production of ESI in litigation and internal/governmental investigations – all at competitive rates.

“We are excited to offer these services through a team of specialists who can ensure clients are meeting their legal obligations while using the most advanced technology, resulting in added efficiencies and reduced costs in large and small matters,” said partner Alison Grounds, who is Managing Partner of eMerge and co-leader of the firm’s E-Discovery & Data Management practice.

“The ever-increasing volumes of data generated by our clients, coupled with the constantly evolving legal and technical issues associated with e-discovery, require appropriately trained personnel and technology,” Grounds added.

eMerge offers numerous advantages, including providing Troutman Sanders-trained lawyers, project managers, and technologists with decades of e-discovery experience who understand the legal context of their work, while delivering matter-specific solutions that combine strategic legal thinking with advanced technology to reduce risks and maximize productivity.

Additional advantages include:

  • Dedicated e-discovery project management for improved accuracy, defensibility and efficiency
  • Close collaboration with case teams, clients and review teams throughout the discovery process to leverage knowledge gained from the start of the matter through its resolution
  • Proven experience in managing e-discovery in large and small matters for a diverse range of clients and matters
  • Advanced technology reduces costs and increases both the speed and accuracy of document review
  • eMerge E-Discovery Analysis & Training Center co-located with Troutman Sanders lawyers to improve communication and knowledge transfer between review teams and case teams

“Our mission is to leverage technology to reduce irrelevant data and get to the relevant documents efficiently,” Grounds said. “This reduces manual review costs and wasted fees in hosting junk.”

eMerge offers services such as strategic consulting on e-discovery issues to leverage technology, improve defensibility, and reduce costs; state-of-the-art litigation hold software and hold management; end-to-end discovery project management from collection through trial with defensible documentation; targeted remote data collection and data tracking; data processing and filtering; creation and maintenance of hosted document review databases in Relativity® - an industry-leading platform; technology-assisted document review, including advanced analytics, concept grouping, and e-mail threading; managed document review services with detailed reporting and tracking, utilizing highly qualified, cost-effective, staff and project attorneys who have been specially trained; document production in a variety of formats; and trial presentation technology and support.

Additional information is available at the eMerge web site,, or by e-mail at .

About Troutman Sanders:
Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. Founded in 1897, the firm’s lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm’s core practice areas: Business Law, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate. Firm clients range from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, federal and state agencies to foreign governments, and non-profit organizations to businesses representing virtually every sector and industry. See for more information.