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February 01, 2010 07:04 ET

Portland Office of the City Attorney Selects Legal Hold Pro to Manage High Volume of Litigation Holds Across Multiple Bureaus

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that the Office of the City Attorney in Portland has chosen Legal Hold Pro to manage litigation hold notification and compliance tracking for the City Government. As a SaaS-based tool, the City Attorney's Office is able to rapidly roll out Legal Hold Pro because no software installation or configuration is necessary.

The Office of the City Attorney has a staff of more than 50, including 34 attorneys and more than 21 paralegals and legal assistants. The City Attorney's Office handles all litigation that involves the city and its bureaus. This broad scope of responsibility leads to a high number of legal holds being issued regularly and requires a thorough system for management and compliance. The Legal Hold Pro system will be used jointly by the staff of the City Attorney's Office and Portland's Risk Management Division to improve compliance and tracking of litigation preservation notices.

"Our office handles cases for the entire city government so we frequently need to issue holds across multiple departments and bureaus," said Linda Meng, Portland's City Attorney. "We anticipate that Legal Hold Pro will help us to better manage our high volume of legal holds while reducing our expenses through improved efficiency. We believe it will enable our attorneys, risk managers and records managers to collaborate and ultimately lower our risk."

A legal hold, or litigation preservation hold, is an action taken by an organization to prevent alteration or destruction of data and documents that may be relevant to a lawsuit or governmental investigation. Failure to properly implement a legal hold by sending timely notifications to custodians of information and tracking their acknowledgment and compliance can jeopardize a case and lead to sanctions by the courts.

"Having an opportunity to collaborate with the Portland City Attorney's Office allows us to show the efficacy of Legal Hold Pro in a public agency," said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. "We see the public sector at all levels as natural customers for our SaaS-based system due to productivity enhancements and ease of implementation."

Legal Hold Pro is the first pure cloud-based system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds. The system's automated process ensures a precise and complete compliance audit trail and a highly efficient preservation workflow.

Legal Hold Pro reduces risk in litigation by tracking every action in detail while enabling best practices by making issuing and refreshing legal holds a simple process. When compared with labor-intensive manual processes, the system reduces errors and the actions needed to manage and track compliance activities.

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About Zapproved Inc.

Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider based in Portland, Ore., with a platform that adds accountability to business communications. Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration. To learn more, visit

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  • For more information, please contact:
    Chris Bright
    Vice President of Marketing
    Zapproved Inc.
    Telephone: +1 503 307-1261
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