CHICAGO, IL, January 28, 2016 – OmniVere LLC, a global services firm responding to data risk management challenges, today announced that it has acquired Kiersted Systems LP, a leader in electronic discovery and legal technology consulting.

The acquisition complements and extends OmniVere’s discovery and consulting businesses and enhances OmniVere’s geographic reach and client base. Kiersted, having earned ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its information security management system (ISMS), is highly regarded for its proprietary state-of-the-art eDiscovery and legal process automation tools and has long-standing relationships with leading global corporations and law firms. Kiersted has been awarded kCura’s coveted Best in Service designation three years in a row, demonstrating an exceptional level of technical expertise, client service and knowledge of Relativity. Kiersted has locations in Houston, New York, Newport Beach and Atlanta.

Ken Merlau, Chief Executive Officer of OmniVere, said: “This acquisition strengthens our leadership in providing a complete range of discovery support and corporate data risk management services. Combining our industry expertise will allow us to further deliver on our mission of helping our clients manage corporate data risk with radical efficiency.”

Merlau added: “I have the highest regard for George Kiersted as founder of Kiersted Systems and a pioneer in the eDiscovery industry. I am looking forward to working with him and his entire team. George will continue as President of Kiersted Systems, and join OmniVere’s executive team as Chief Technology Officer.”

George Kiersted said: “Our business and the needs of our clients have evolved significantly since I started Kiersted Systems over 30 years ago. I am excited to join OmniVere and leverage the knowledge and expertise of our combined teams to continue to deliver industry-leading tools and services to support the increasingly complex and unique needs of our growing client base.”

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

About OmniVere LLC
OmniVere is a global services firm responding to the most difficult data risk management challenges. With decades of experience in all stages of the corporate data lifecycle, from pre-matter consulting through legal hold, trial and ultimate disposition of data, OmniVere is uniquely positioned to minimize corporate risk while delivering unparalleled efficiency before, during and after legal, regulatory and compliance proceedings. The firm provides services to companies in the energy, financial services, healthcare, insurance, technology and government sectors and to their legal counsel.

About Kiersted Systems, LP
Kiersted is an industry leader in electronic discovery and consulting, with three decades of exceptional service to law firms and corporate legal departments. Our seasoned professionals provide radically efficient e-Discovery, hosted review, digital forensics and legal technology consulting. Clients rely on us to help meet deadlines, manage costs, and reduce risk. As a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner with kCura’s Relativity Best in Service designation, Kiersted provides the best possible Relativity experience, combining exceptional project managers, talented developers, and a rugged, sophisticated infrastructure. In addition, Kiersted retains the ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its information security management system (ISMS). Kiersted has offices in New York, Houston, Atlanta, and Newport Beach.

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