New Orleans-Based Boutique Litigation Firm Jones Swanson Chooses Iris Arc(SM) for Its Legal eDiscovery Managed Services Environment

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iris Data Services, an Epiq Systems company (NASDAQ:EPIQ) and the leader in eDiscovery managed services, today announced that Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC has signed a multi-year managed services contract. The deal includes Iris ArcSM managed services, giving the New Orleans-based boutique litigation firm an in-house Relativity®environment without the capital expenditure.

Jones Swanson retains a sharp focus on the representation of smaller businesses and individuals, while also representing many of Louisiana’s and the Southeast’s largest business entrepreneurs and landholders. Managing Member Lynn Swanson was named one of New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine‘s “Leaders in Law” and a “Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation” in New Orleans Magazine.

“Arc has given us scalability, easier collaboration and the ability to access our data from anywhere. We no longer have to rely on outside vendors,” said Managing Member Lynn Swanson. “There is a level of integrity and support that we haven’t experienced before. The fact that the team at Iris is always available to answer our questions has really given us peace of mind.”

“Who Iris is as a company is what sold us — they make us feel important,” said Member Katie Lasky, who was named a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine. “The Iris team prepared a whole training session around my questions and the basics of being an administrator. I don’t think we’ve had that kind of training — ever, from anyone.”

“Jones Swanson is a firm that wants the best of both worlds: saving their clients money while also using the best review tool on every case, no matter the size,” said Major Baisden, managing director of managed services and Asia-Pacific at Epiq Systems. “We specifically designed Iris Arc as a robust solution for both of those requirements, and we are honored to be a part of their vision.”

About Jones Swanson

Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC is a boutique litigation law firm based in New Orleans, with a second office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The firm primarily handles complex commercial and environmental/property disputes. In those litigation arenas, the firm has a strong nationwide presence, continues to represent many of Louisiana’s and the Southeast’s largest and most active business entrepreneurs and landholders, and retains a sharp focus on the customized representation of smaller businesses and individuals. Jones Swanson has served as lead counsel in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California and Texas, as well as in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana.

About Iris

Iris Data Services, an Epiq Systems company, is the leader in eDiscovery managed services — no other provider has more clients, experience or focus. Iris’ suite of products includes HorizonSM managed services processing, which seamlessly integrates best-in-class applications, and Iris ArcSM managed services, a private Relativity® environment for a fixed monthly fee. Iris’ European headquarters is in London and its U.S. headquarters is in Kansas City. Iris provides global services through locations in Europe, Asia, the United States, India and China. For more information about Iris, visit www.irisds.com

About Epiq Systems

Epiq Systems (NASDAQ:EPIQ) is a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession, including electronic discovery, bankruptcy and class action and mass tort administration. We also offer full-service capabilities to support litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Our innovative technology and services, deep subject-matter expertise and global presence spanning 45 countries served from more than 20 locations allow us to provide secure, reliable solutions to the worldwide legal community. Visit us at www.epiqsystems.com.

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