SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.

June 18, 2009 16:29 ET

Exterro, Inc. and Huron Consulting Group to Host Emerging Technology Panel at LegalTech West Coast

"Building a Smarter E-Discovery Response With Data Mapping" Will Feature Leading Experts From Fidelity National Financial and Sandia National Laboratories

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Exterro, Inc., a top provider of software solutions for the legal industry, and Huron Consulting Group, a leading provider of business consulting services, announced today that they will co-sponsor an Emerging Technology Session at LegalTech West Coast, "Building a Smarter E-Discovery Response with Data Mapping," at 1:30 p.m. PST, Wednesday, June 24. To pre-register for the session, log on to www.exterro.com.

"Each panelist will provide real-world guidelines that can help companies and their legal teams take control of litigation preparation and regulatory response, as well as reap a host of ancillary benefits by properly utilizing an enterprise data map," said Bobby Balachandran, President and CEO of Exterro.

FRCP rules require that companies today have complete knowledge of and timely access to their repositories of potentially relevant electronically stored data. The trends toward more electronically stored information, more regulation, and more extensive requests for production during litigation and regulatory inquiries leaves companies without a comprehensive data map at risk for spoliation, sanctions and accidental disclosures. For companies in highly regulated industries, a comprehensive and well-planned data map offers peace of mind for an uncertain future.

In this session, panelists will address the critical steps all companies should follow when undertaking a data mapping project, from getting buy-in from key players on the IT, legal, records management and executive teams, to using new automated technology for information gathering and critical maintenance processes. Panelists also will offer insight on how to prepare for and respond to litigation and regulation by using Huron's proven data mapping methodology to build a comprehensive data map, and how to leverage Exterro's Fusion Genome dynamic data mapping technology to properly build, utilize and maintain the data map.

"I am excited to be on this panel and to share experiences in an area that has become a growing concern and challenge for many companies. Data mapping solutions such as Exterro's Fusion Genome provide an efficient and cost-effective tool for facilitating the building of an enterprise data map," said Shawn Christen, Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group.

Panel members include: Bruce Phillips, Vice President, Information Security, Fidelity National Financial; Peter Warner, Corporate Information Security and Electronic Discovery, Sandia National Laboratories; and Shawn Christen, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group. The panel will be led by Bobby Balachandran, President and CEO of Exterro, Inc.

Exterro will be demonstrating its data mapping solution, Fusion Genome, along with its comprehensive legal process management platform, Fusion Legal Hold and Fusion Discovery Workflow Management software, at booth No. 332. To set up a private appointment, call +1 877-EXTERRO (398-3776).

About Exterro

Exterro, Inc. is the recognized leader for legal governance, risk management and compliance software solutions. Exterro's solutions enable legal teams to control risks, reduce costs, enforce compliance and streamline processes by tightening collaboration between outside counsel, in-house legal teams, cross-platform business units, service providers and experts. Exterro pioneered e-discovery workflow management technology, and continues to expand its innovative Fusion suite of applications -- Genome: Dynamic Data Map 2.0, Legal Hold, Discovery Workflow Management and FusionGo. The complete Fusion platform provides an end-to-end risk assessment and information management solution. Regardless of industry or system environment, Fusion integrates seamlessly with existing business processes and enterprise systems. Exterro solutions assure regulatory compliance and create sustainable ROI. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Exterro has operations across the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.exterro.com, or contact the company directly at +1 877-398-3776.

About Huron

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN) helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, resolve disputes, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.