March 10, 2010 09:00 ET

Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP Standardize on Relativity as Its e-Discovery Document Review Platform of Choice

Relativity by kCura Selected by Leading Litigation Firm for Best-in-Class Ease of Use, Scalability, and Extensibility

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - kCura, developers of the e-discovery review platform Relativity, announced today that Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP, a national litigation and dispute resolution law firm, has standardized on Relativity as its e-discovery review platform of choice. After an extensive five-month review process, Zelle Hofmann chose Relativity over its competitors based on ease-of-use, reliability, predictability, scalability and the power to quickly create custom applications.

"As a litigation firm, we wanted to implement an innovative document review platform that could handle both the volume and complexities of our cases," said Eric P. Mandel, Zelle Hofmann's Director of E-Discovery and Litigation Support. "Relativity not only provides the features, scalability and stability we require, it also enables improvements in our review process, which saves time and cost. The cost savings created by the improvements in our review process using this software will benefit our clients and could pay for itself after just one large case."

Zelle Hofmann chose Relativity for the following benefits it delivers:

  • Ease of Use and Extensibility: Relativity is able to support geographically dispersed review teams, experts, co-counsel and client representatives, who can all securely access the system regardless of location. New users can be up and running on Relativity in less than an hour. Attorneys find the platform makes it much easier to move from document to document and make decisions during review. All users prefer the look and feel of the Relativity user interface and overall ease-of-use over other platforms. The firm's attorneys are much more confident in their ability to tackle larger, more complex cases using Relativity than they were with their previous software.
  • Stability and Scalability: Relativity is highly stable and scalable, allowing users to simply add additional hardware to expand capacity quickly and efficiently. 
  • Ability to Customize: Through Relativity's innovative Dynamic Objects feature set, the firm's litigation support professionals are able to build custom applications in Relativity to track and manage many different types of structured information, and to address the various demands of their litigation projects. Using Relativity Dynamic Objects, the firm has already built an application to improve the reliability and predictability required for managing large-scale reviews. The firm also created an application to better track the information generated during document productions, increasing the efficiency of their process. Relativity Dynamic Objects gives the firm the power to develop custom database applications and then directly integrate those applications with the myriad of case documents stored in Relativity. The result is that their trial team now has access to all discovery materials, trial documents, attorney work product, and case intelligence all in one superior, unified platform.

"Zelle Hofmann has always been known as one of the more innovative litigation firms in the country, especially when it comes to technology," said Andrew Sieja, CEO and President of kCura. "We're excited they have selected Relativity as their review platform of choice. They have really embraced the full functionality of the software and are extending it to meet a variety of challenges beyond document review."

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About kCura
kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity is a web-based application servicing the analysis, review and production stages of the EDRM. kCura helps corporations and law firms with e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity on-premises, as well as providing hosted on-demand solutions through a global network of partners in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. For more information about Relativity, contact kCura Corporation at or visit

About Zelle Hofmann
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP is a national litigation and dispute resolution law firm with offices in Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The Firm excels at handling complex litigation and disputes on a national and international basis. The Firm has an international presence through its affiliate offices in Shanghai and Beijing, People's Republic of China. For more information about Zelle Hofmann, visit

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