NightOwl Discovery, a world leader in discovery management, is to establish its European Centre of Excellence for eDiscovery in Dublin, leading to 25 legal and technology jobs over the next three years.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Minneapolis, NightOwl Discovery is a provider of eDiscovery services, a process of collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (ESI) before legal trials, investigations, or regulatory reviews.
The Irish centre will be NightOwl’s first non-US operations office and will be tasked with providing data operations and review facilities for its European clients.
With new offices on Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, NightOwl Discovery’s European Centre of Excellence will focus on providing managed discovery and review services to law firms and corporations, both in Ireland and across Europe. Roles for legal and forensic technology experts will be recruited immediately, in addition to staffing the document review centre with qualified solicitors and barristers.
NightOwl Discovery helps companies and law firms in the most demanding industries manage electronic documents through investigations, disputes, and regulatory reviews. Its tailored programs, technology, and guidance complement and maximise existing investments in people, process, and technology. NightOwl Discovery will offer services spanning the full discovery lifecycle and the entire case portfolio, including information lifecycle governance and data remediation.
The European Centre of Excellence will provide secure, high performance data processing, hosting, and production capabilities featuring the Relativity platform, and will also offer comprehensive review management, predictive coding, and data collection services across the EU.
NightOwl Discovery has seen significant growth fuelled by the global explosion of data volumes and the need to address affairs concerning the analysis and protection of privacy jurisdictions. The European Centre of Excellence in Dublin is a key part of the company’s expansion of its global cross-border litigation services, which includes offices in London, and a data centre in Hong Kong.
“I am excited at the prospect of establishing Ireland as a Centre of Excellence for eDiscovery services,” said Simon Collins, who leads the EU operations for NightOwl Discovery. “Ireland offers an excellent mix of highly skilled multi-lingual personnel, a well-established technology infrastructure, coupled with easy access to the entire European market, making it the ideal location to provide legal services across the EU.”
“We gave careful consideration to multiple locations for our EU Centre of Excellence and found Ireland was perfectly suited to meet our business objectives. IDA was an enormous help in supporting and facilitating our efforts, and we are very excited to be fully operational and engaging with clients,” said Andrea Wallack, CEO of NightOwl Discovery Global.