In a bid to bolster its knowledge and data management capabilities, Epiq has acquired Fireman & Company, a leading legal industry management consulting firm founded by well-known eponymous industry figure Joshua Fireman.
The acquisition enables Epiq to deliver broader knowledge management and data management expertise and provides Epiq with an expanded suite of strategic legal advisory services and innovative technology solutions for its clients. Since Epiq launched its Legal Transformation Services group two years ago, we’re told that it has experienced significant organic growth in legal business advisory services, flexible legal talent, legal spend analysis, contract review and analytics services. This acquisition builds upon that growth and Epiq’s 2020 acquisition of Hyperion Global Partners. In 2021, Epiq was named the best provider in Legal Operations by ALM in their inaugural LegalWeek Leaders in Tech Law Awards.
“The constant change in the legal industry has accelerated the need for law firms and businesses to gain more value from their information assets, and stronger knowledge management and data management are key drivers for gaining a competitive advantage,” said Ziad Mantoura, Epiq’s SVP, Legal & Consulting solutions. “We will always pursue opportunities to help our clients transform the delivery of legal services while meeting their strategic business goals. Fireman & Company is the global leader in knowledge and data management, and digital transformation for the legal industry, and we are thrilled to have them join the Epiq family.”
Founded in 2012, Fireman & Company partners with some of the world’s most innovative corporations and law firms – including more than half of the Am Law 100 – to provide improvements in performance through the effective use of knowledge management resources and disciplines. Fireman & Company is an industry leader in enterprise search, intranets, experience management, and the legal data models that power these solutions. An innovator in document management systems and their adoption, Fireman & Company was recently named iManage’s Large Law North America Partner of the Year for its success helping clients design, implement, and manage adoption of the iManage platform.
“Fireman & Company’s strengths are our team, our culture, and our values: empathy, collaboration, innovation, and quality. For a decade, our clients have trusted us as their partners, and together we have transformed the practice and the business of law,” said Fireman. “With Epiq, we can scale and extend our innovative work with law firms and corporations around the world.“