In its first non-US operation office, NightOwl Discovery, a legal firm, is to establish a centre of excellence in Dublin that will create 25 legal and tech jobs over three years.
The Minneapolis-based company has established this new office with a focus on providing managed discovery and review services to law firms and corporations, both in Ireland and across Europe.
The company has said roles for legal and forensic technology experts will be recruited immediately, in addition to staffing the document review centre with qualified solicitors and barristers.
In terms of technological tasks, the company will provide secure data processing, hosting, and production capabilities featuring the Relativity platform, and will also offer comprehensive review management, predictive coding, and data collection services across the EU.
The firm is a provider of ‘e-discovery’ services, which involves the processes of collecting, preparing, reviewing, and producing electronically stored information (ESI) before legal trials, investigations, or regulatory reviews.
Speaking about the decision to establish its office in Dublin, Simon Collins, leader of NightOwl Dicovery’s EU operations said, “I am excited at the prospect of establishing Ireland as a Centre of Excellence for e-discovery services. Ireland offers an excellent mix of highly skilled multi-lingual personnel, a well-established technology infrastructure, coupled with easy access to the entire European market, making it the ideal location to provide legal services across the EU.”
Likewise, IDA Ireland’s chief executive, Martin Shanahan added, “NightOwl is bringing a spirit of innovation to a traditional part of the economy, and Ireland will benefit from its decision to expand outside the US with this new operations centre.”
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