Press Releases

John Neslage Joins Equivalent DATA's Staffing and Managed Review Division

Houston, TX – June 11, 2013

Litigation support company, Equivalent DATA (EQD), hires seasoned attorney, John Neslage, as director of staffing and managed review. EQD’s staffing and managed review division specializes in attorney placement within corporations and law firms for short- and long-term engagements. “Each matter is unique. John’s experience and understanding of corporate environments and a wide variety of litigation requirements serves as an additional consultative resource for our clients,” offers Mike Medrano, President and CEO of EQD, “furthering our capabilities to provide intelligently tailored solutions that offset many of the challenges faced by both in house and outside counsel.”

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NeedleFinder® 4.3 E-Discovery Software Release Provides Increased Efficiency

Houston, TX – May 17, 2011

Equivalent DATA (EQD), a Texas based e-discovery software provider, today announced the release of NeedleFinder® 4.3. This latest release boasts numerous upgrades and enhancements such as TIFF on the fly, foldering on the fly, redesigned search protocols, greater user flexibility for reporting, and much more.

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New Features in NeedleFinder® Make Review Quicker, Easier, and Even More Defensible

Houston, TX – October 28, 2010

Today Equivalent DATA announced the release of over 30 new features in their proprietary end-to-end e-discovery platform, NeedleFinder® that make reviewing, searching, and checking one’s work easier than ever.


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New Features Bolster NeedleFinder’s Search, Review and Production Capabilities

Houston, TX – July 15, 2010

In addition to searching over 400 metadata fields, users can now search based on custom fields and save and combine search queries to streamline processes and minimize user errors. “These enhancements bring a new level of granularity in e-discovery search,” says Barry Peters, Director of Software Support and Business Development. “If it’s indexed, you can search it.” Analysis folders and culling history are now automatically available in the Review tab and are fully searchable, bringing increased simplicity and integration to the discovery process.

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NeedleFinder 4.0 Fully Integrates Analysis and Review for Seamless End-to-End E-Discovery

Houston, TX – March 25, 2010

NeedleFinder® 4.0, an end-to-end e-discovery software platform, was released today by the legal software company Equivalent DATA. Available as a hosted SaaS solution and as an in-house appliance, the new release is being recognized for its advanced functionality, ease of use, and seamless integration of analysis, review, and production.

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NeedleFinder® 3.5 E-Discovery Platform Installed In-House at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Houston, TX – August 6, 2009

Equivalent Data announced today that in-house appliances of their electronic discovery software platform NeedleFinder® 3.5 have been installed at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical). Chevron Phillips Chemical’s decision to install NeedleFinder® 3.5 was based on competitive pricing, distributed architecture, a complete audit trail feature, and ease of use.

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Equivalent DATA Announces Release of NeedleFinder® 3.5 E-Discovery Software Platform

Houston, TX – January 27, 2009

Release includes new Insight analysis technology and 50% increase in culling speed

Equivalent DATA announced today the release of version 3.5 of their electronic discovery software platform, NeedleFinder®. The new release features Insight e-discovery analysis technology, which enables attorneys and paralegals to go beyond keyword searching to make educated decisions on 100% of the data, not just where the keywords lead. Using the facts contained in the documents and the context in which they were created, teams can choose what to cut, not just what to keep, so no evidence falls through the cracks.

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Equivalent DATA Ranked as Top Electronic Discovery Provider in 2008 Socha-Gelbmann EDD Survey

Houston, TX – August 1, 2008

The Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Data Discovery (EDD) Survey, published in this month’s issue of Law Technology News, recognized Equivalent DATA as a top electronic discovery provider based on capacity. The independent, highly respected report profiled 107 electronic data discovery services and software providers, as well as 29 law firms and 19 corporations, incorporating over 350 quantitative and qualitative factors.

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E-Discovery Software and Legal Document Services Companies Merge to Deliver Integrated Discovery Software and Services

Houston, TX – July 30, 2008

Medrano & Lehane Holdings announced today their legal document services provider, The MedLeh Group, will merge with their electronic discovery software and services company, Equivalent DATA. The integrated business will operate under the name Equivalent DATA and will emerge as a comprehensive e-discovery provider.

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The USGBC Grants LEED Certification to EQD Solutions Center

It’s not easy being green. But it’s worth it.

Houston, TX – November 14, 2006

The U.S. Green Building Counsel (USGBC) took another step in promoting environmental sustainability in the greater Houston area today by announcing the official LEED Silver certification, or "Green Building" status, given to Equivalent DATA’s Solutions Center, located at I-10 and the Beltway.

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Ryan Murphy Selected as Operations Manager of Equivalent DATA

Houston, TX – November 14, 2006

Equivalent DATA, a tier one technology company specializing in electronic discovery as well as consulting, services, and products for the legal industry, announced today that Ryan Murphy has been appointed as Operations Manager.

"It is an honor to be a part of such a prestigious electronic discovery firm," said Murphy on Tuesday.

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Equivalent DATA Announces Release of NeedleFinder® Software

Houston, TX – October 20, 2006

Equivalent DATA, a tier one technology company specializing in electronic discovery as well as consulting, services, and products for the legal industry, announced today the release of its new NeedleFinder® software.

Quickly sorting through vast amounts of source data, NeedleFinder® processes hundreds of file types and emails simultaneously and quickly pinpoints pertinent, requested information.

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