MT>3, a division of McCarthy Tétrault, partners with Legility to extend eDiscovery services globally
Author: Sarah Brown - Legility
… Legility will provide MT>3 with their own secure, dedicated RelativityOne environment in Canada and deliver additional proprietary software and on-demand support for global matters…
Most eDiscovery M&A is all about consolidating customer bases or creating a more exciting technology solution. Press releases focus on the ‘better together’ story and frequently skip hard details like potential redundancies or layoffs. The snippet above about a ‘dedicated RelativityOne environment in Canada’ caught my attention. Legility has not yet responded to my questions about whether this instance is Legility owned, hosted and managed vs. Relativity operated. If Relativity is supporting partner owned instances of RelativityOne, that sends a lot of interesting signals to partners and consumers. It also potentially complicates the release and support models for Relativity. I will happily update this commentary when I have clarity from Legility or Relativity.
Happy to give some clarity to this press release after a good discussion with Relativity. Customers can buy a dedicated, siloed RelOne instance, but Relativity manages the Azure infrastructure and back end code base. We knew that was possible from the roll out of RelativityOne Government and FedRamp certification, but this confirms that customers with high security issues can do the same.