Shepherd Data Services Earns Coveted eDiscovery Industry Award: Relativity Best in Service
POSTED ON March 30

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. March 23, 2015. Shepherd Data Services, a Minneapolis-based digital forensic and eDiscovery company, announced today that they have earned kCura’s Relativity Best in Service designation, which recognizes Relativity Premium Hosting Partners who provide an exceptional eDiscovery Relativity experience for their clients.

Christine Chalstrom, President of Shepherd Data Services, said, “The day that we learned about the Best in Service designation, a client from the League of Minnesota Cities wrote and told us, ‘You deliver high quality service, sometimes turning on a dime to meet our needs. You are simply a great partner.’ My staff’s extraordinary commitment to service ensures that we receive comments like this and the great honor that kCura has bestowed upon us. We appreciate both.”

Through a voluntary audit, Relativity Best in Service partners demonstrate their expertise and experience hosting projects in Relativity. kCura evaluates these partners in three areas: technical infrastructure, customer service, and product expertise. Additionally, Best in Service partners meet a set of requirements for their duration as a hosting partner, size of Relativity installations, and core Relativity certifications.

Andrew Sieja, president and CEO of kCura, said, “This designation shows Shepherd’s commitment to providing quality customer service and a great Relativity experience. We’re excited to recognize them as a Blue-level service partner.”

About Shepherd Data Services

Minneapolis-based Shepherd Data Services is a leading provider of electronic discovery and electronic digital forensic services to corporations, law firms, and government entities. Services include the full range of digital forensic and eDiscovery services. Christine Chalstrom, Shepherd Data Service’s President, a former litigator with a technological background, founded the company in 2002. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of William Mitchell College of Law and was chosen a 2014 Women in Business Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and a 2014 Emerging Business Leader by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Please contact Joanne Rongitsch at jrongitsch@shepherddata.com or call 612.659.1234 for more information.

About kCura

Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2014 E-Discovery Magic Quadrant, kCura are the developers of the e-discovery software Relativity. Relativity has more than 100,000 active users worldwide from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice and 195 of the Am Law 200. kCura helps corporations, law firms, and government agencies meet e-discovery challenges by installing Relativity on-premises and providing hosted, on-demand solutions through a global network of partners. kCura has been ranked the 175th fastest-growing technology company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune.  Please contact kCura at sales@kcura.com or visit www.kcura.com for more information.


About the Author Chris

Author Avatar Christine Chalstrom is the Founder, CEO, and President of Shepherd Data Services, Trustee, Mitchell Hamline Law School and Adviser, Center for Law and Business. She has spoken widely on the Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures, Digital Forensics, and eDiscovery best practices. Her credits include presentations to the American Bar Association, Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Corporate Counsel Institute, MN Association of Corporate Counsel, MN Association of Litigation Support Professionals, MN CLE, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute. She is an attorney, programmer, and forensic examiner.