Cozen O'Connor Signs Managed Services Deal with Epiq

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 15:56

Kansas City, Kan. Feb. 1, 2016 — Epiq (NASDAQ: EPIQ), a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions and services for the legal profession, today announced their partnership with full-service, multinational law firm Cozen O’Connor. The three-year managed services contract includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), giving the firm the ability to scale their Relativity® platform as needed.

Every year, Cozen O’Connor experiences a significant increase in eDiscovery clients, projects and data volume. Richard Pachella, director of eDiscovery and practice advisory services at Cozen O’Connor, found that project managers were increasingly spending time tending to technical issues.

“We were looking for a provider that could optimize our environment and take the burden of support off our shoulders,” Pachella said. “By partnering with Epiq, we don’t have to worry about upgrades, backups or scalability—our relationship with Epiq extends the capabilities of our department.”

Cozen O’Connor opted to partner with Epiq for eDiscovery managed services, which ensures that the firm will have access to best-in-class eDiscovery services at a fraction of what it would cost to maintain the technology themselves. “We’d rather our project managers spend their time with the case teams and interacting with clients. Epiq managed services gives us that flexibility,” Pachella said.

“Cozen O’Connor is a firm that continually strives to be the best at what they do. They want to focus on practicing law and providing value to their clients, not maintaining an internal eDiscovery platform,” said Andrew Shimek, managing director of eDiscovery at Epiq. “Epiq managed services allows Cozen O’Connor to leverage their assets while avoiding the long-term maintenance that comes with hosting Relativity in-house.”

About Cozen O'Connor
Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 600 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 24 offices across two continents.

About Epiq
Epiq (NASDAQ: EPIQ) is a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, including electronic discovery, bankruptcy, and class action and mass tort administration. Our innovative solutions are designed to streamline the administration of litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Epiq’s subject-matter experts bring clarity to complexity, create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to our clients around the world. For more information, visit us at