TrustPoint International Acquires Black Letter Discovery

Acquisition expands document review solutions and e-discovery footprint into San Francisco and Silicon Valley and adds significant Ohio-­based managed review centers.

Atlanta, GA — June 13, 2012 — TrustPoint International, an Excelerate Discovery company, and one of the nation's fastest growing e-discovery and managed review providers, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Black Letter Discovery.

TrustPoint's acquisition of Black Letter Discovery, one of the country's premiere document review companies, also known as "BLD", gives the company a strong presence and storied history in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, as well as 3 large-scale managed attorney review centers in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. Mark Hawn, Chairman and CEO of TrustPoint commented, "We are pleased to welcome a company so well respected into our family. BLD's deep client relationships and rich candidate pool come from the same commitment to quality and customer service that we embrace at TrustPoint. There are tremendous synergies between our two businesses, and we anticipate a smooth transition and integration across the country."

Ki Hwang, CEO and General Counsel of BLD added, "TrustPoint is exactly the type of company we wanted to join forces with! Their expertise in technology, e-discovery and managed review will help us better service our clients, and their existing national presence will provide a stronger foundation for our business. We are also very excited about their integration of Technology Assisted Review and Predictive Coding into their e-discovery arsenal."

BLD was founded in 2003 and has consistently been recognized as one of the most admired and well-respected document review firms by both law firms and corporate legal departments. Their approach to managed review, offering the legal talent and document review teams of contract attorneys, along with project management and turn-key facilities, has earned them a reputation as one of the nation's most trusted providers. The combined company will now have more than 90 employees nationwide and operate out of 13 offices across the US, with 10 dedicated review centers. Most recently, TrustPoint merged operations with its sister company, Excelerate Discovery, to provide a comprehensive, one-stop offering to its client base. The BLD acquisition continues their expansion and fast-paced growth into both established and flourishing markets.

About TrustPoint International, an Excelerate Discovery Company

TrustPoint International was formed by industry veterans from some of the most recognized e-discovery and attorney review companies to deliver a unique approach to clients' electronic data and document review needs in matters such as complex litigation and government investigations. For its client base of law firms and corporate legal departments, it has become a recognized leader for its service delivery combining technology, attorney review teams and project management. TrustPoint's e-discovery and review services include consulting, passport-ready computer forensics, Early Case Assessment, data filtering and processing, hosting, predictive coding and technology assisted review (TAR), legal staffing and managed review, project management, turn-key space solutions, on-shore and off-shore solutions and data production. It has offices and state-of-the-art facilities across the country and can manage any size project or review in any city. For more information about TrustPoint International, please visit us at or follow us on twitter (@TrustPointIntl) and - twitter (@XLR8Discovery). Information on Black Letter Discovery, or "BLD," can still be found at

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Alexis Grumbine
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