Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Standardizes on Relativity

Client demand and comprehensive text analytics were key drivers for New York firm 

Press Release – Chicago, IL and New York, NY – April 9, 2014 – kCura, developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, today announced that Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has licensed Relativity for in-house use, with hosting and infrastructure provided by Iris Data Services. Patterson Belknap has more than 200 attorneys and 20 practice groups representing a diverse client base.

As a fully featured, web-based e-discovery platform, Relativity allows Patterson Belknap to create and automate custom workflows and take advantage of a complete set of text analytics capabilities—including email threading and computer-assisted review.

“We’re always looking for ways to make attorney review time more effective for our clients,” said Rachelle Rennagel, director of legal services at Patterson Belknap. “Relativity’s near-duping and email threading are fantastic. We’re excited to use those on every case. For us, it’s a no-brainer.”

Additionally, Patterson Belknap manages cases of all sizes, and wanted a platform that could fit the needs of their diverse client base.

“A large number of clients control their own e-discovery decisions, and Relativity is the common denominator across the board for what they want to use,” Rachelle said. “It’s a universal platform—and that unanimity in this industry says a lot to us.”

“We look forward to hosting Relativity for Patterson Belknap under our managed discovery program, Iris Discovery Management," said Major Baisden, president of Iris Data Services. "Our technical expertise will bolster the firm’s litigation support services to their clients while reducing their costs."

“We’re excited to welcome Patterson Belknap to the Relativity community,” said Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura. “We look forward to helping ensure Patterson Belknap is wildly successful with the platform.”

About Patterson Belknap
Patterson Belknap is a New York City based law firm with over 200 lawyers. The firm delivers a
full range of services across approximately 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial
law. For more information, please visit

About Iris
Iris Data Services is a leading supplier of discovery solutions including electronic discovery & disclosure, managed litigation services, and document review technologies. Lead by recognized experts in electronic discovery and document review, Iris continually strives to defensibly reduce the amount of reviewable data on every matter. As a Premium Hosting Partner and Certified Reseller of Relativity by kCura, Iris' extensive document review expertise includes complex search consulting, computer-aided review technologies, and experienced attorney review teams. Iris' discovery experts, project management team, and use of technology have combined to make it one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. In 2011, Iris Data Services made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, making Iris the fastest growing eDiscovery company in the United States. Iris' U.S. headquarters is in Kansas City and its European headquarters is in London. Iris maintains offices throughout the United States, Europe, India and Asia. For more information about Iris, please visit and follow Iris on Twitter at

About kCura
Recognized as a "Leader" in Gartner's 2013 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity, a web-based platform for the processing, review, analysis, and production of electronic data. Relativity has more than 90,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and all of the top 100 law firms in the United States. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 100th fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. Please contact kCura at or visit for more information.

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