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Advanced Discovery Acquires Legal Placements Inc. to Meet Growing Demand from Washington, D.C. Clients

January 6, 2016 | Posted at 5:00 am

As part of the rapidly expanding eDiscovery company’s client-driven growth strategy, Advanced Discovery’s latest acquisition solidifies dominance in the region

Austin, Texas— January 6, 2016 – Advanced Discovery, a leading eDiscovery service provider, announced today that it has acquired Legal Placements Inc. (LPI), a document review and legal staffing services company based in Washington D.C. LPI will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Discovery.

The addition of LPI’s Washington, D.C. document review facility adds to Advanced Discovery’s already strong D.C. area presence, which includes a data center, review center, paper services and operations facilities. Founded in 1996, LPI specializes in temporary and permanent employment opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and technical and accounting professionals. LPI operates a document review center on prestigious K Street, NW in Washington, D.C. and has offices in Northern Virginia, Ohio, with a presence in New York.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for LPI— the synergy and resources of Advanced Discovery will enable us to take our company to its full potential, benefiting our clients across the board,” said Lori DiCesare, LPI president and founder. “We are particularly excited about the opportunity to offer our clients Advanced Discovery’s extensive eDiscovery expertise and expansive services.”

The LPI acquisition is part of Advanced Discovery’s client-driven growth strategy, which continues to draw notice. For the fourth year in a row, Advanced Discovery landed on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing privately-owned businesses in the U.S.

“Lori and the experienced team at LPI are seasoned professionals with longstanding relationships in the D.C. legal community,” said David Vandygriff, CEO of Advanced Discovery. “Adding LPI’s review center and rapid lawyer staffing capabilities to our existing D.C. review centers gives clients unparalleled access to the fast, efficient review they need to meet urgent eDiscovery deadlines. Under the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, things must happen even faster now in the early stages of eDiscovery.”

The acquisition allows LPI to provide the full spectrum of eDiscovery services to its clients including forensic collections, document review, managed review services, eDiscovery technology and access to a SSAE 16 Type 2 data center in the D.C. area and a SSAE 16 Type 2 subterranean location in Kansas.

About Advanced Discovery

Advanced Discovery is an award-winning, end-to-end eDiscovery software and services provider, supporting law firms and corporations nationwide since 2002. Advanced Discovery offers project planning and budgeting, data preservation and forensic collection, early case assessment, hosted review, managed document review and more from its numerous state-of-the-art facilities across the country. The company employs leading professionals in the industry, applies defensible workflows and provides industry-proven technology across all aspects of the eDiscovery life cycle. This devotion to excellence has earned Advanced Discovery inclusion on the Inc. Magazine list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. four consecutive years and recognition as a top provider by Legal Times, Texas’ Best and other publications. More information is available at

About LPI

Founded in 1996, LPI is an industry leader in assisting law firms and corporations in staffing both their contract and permanent employment positions including contract attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, accounting and finance and technical professionals. Over the past 20 years, LPI has provided staffing services to more than 200 law firms, staffed dozens of major document reviews and successfully placed legal professionals in countless positions. It has been a leader in a wide range of civic and charitable endeavors within the legal community including principal sponsorships of “Lawyers Have Heart,” membership in the Association of Legal Administrators D.C. and Virginia chapters, Women’s Bar Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to name a few.  LPI has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Ohio, with a presence in New York, and document review centers in locations convenient and accessible to the clients it serves including the heart of Washington, D.C. More information is available at