September 1, 2011

Los Angeles, California – Advanced Discovery, LLC and CP Document Technologies, LLC announced today that each has entered into an agreement to merge.

Operating under the Advanced Discovery™ brand, the combined companies are poised to advance their existing experience in effectively managing the ever-shifting needs of corporate legal departments and law firms. Each company is already an established, premier provider, of professional services in electronic discovery; including forensic data collection, early data assessment, electronic data processing, hosted document review and managed contract review/coding services.

David Vandygriff, the current CEO of Advanced Discovery, will share a cooperative Chief Executive Officer role with Michael Driver, the current CEO of CP Document Technologies. Jeremy Lindahl, the current COO of CP Document Technologies, will become an Executive Vice President of Advanced Discovery. Thadd Hale will continue in his role as the COO of Advanced Discovery.

“This merger of two electronic discovery marketplace anchors will leverage seasoned professionals and collective technical strength for the benefit of corporations and law firms nation-wide,” said David Vandygriff, “CP Document Technologies has an excellent team and both organizations are eager to realize the greater breadth of opportunities that will be brought through the expansion and growth that this merger provides.”

“Combining forces with Advanced Discovery stood-out as an opportunity that offers both outstanding benefits in service to our clients and additional resources to our dedicated team members. We are all energized and looking forward to leveraging the strength of our newly combined resources,” stated Michael Driver.

Thadd Hale believes that “Technology plays a tremendous role in defensibly handling electronically stored information in litigation. Our commitment to corporations and law firms is that they will both continue to benefit from engaging Advanced Discovery and enjoy the additional leverage in technology and workflow prowess that the newly combined forces brings.”

About Advanced Discovery Advanced Discovery is a leading provider of eDiscovery services to clients worldwide in both the legal and corporate communities. Our services include computer forensics, electronic discovery, early case assessment, web hosting, document review and paper discovery. Advanced Discovery offers technology solutions that assist law firms and corporations to quickly and accurately reduce vast amounts of electronically stored information into essential and searchable data sets effectively providing a high value product at a low comparative cost. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Advanced Discovery also maintains California locations in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Century City and Orange County. Locations outside of California include Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; and, Overland Park, Kansas. More information is available at

Thadd Hale
Chief Operating Officer