Founded in 2008, iDS is a professional services consulting firm that specializes in Digital Forensics, e-Discovery, Structured Data, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Information Governance.
iDS is often called upon to provide expert opinions, or to serve as fact witnesses, PMK, 30(b)(6), or data neutral. Our case portfolio includes defense and plaintiff matters. The company CEO and Founder, Dan Regard, has served as special master on multiple occasions.
iDS has over 50 full-time employees working in multiple jurisdictions from the United Kingdom, to the U.S. East Coast, to the U.S. West Coast. Since its founding, iDS has worked on over 3,000 matters and on projects ranging from a single mobile device to cases involving 10,000, 40,000, or even 450,000 plaintiffs and billions of data records.
In addition to multiple awards from INC 5000 and other organizations, iDS has been honored as a Band One and Band Two consulting firm by Chambers and Partners. Our CEO and founder, Dan Regard, is also currently ranked as a Band One e-discovery consultant. iDS not only participated, but has an active leadership role in the Sedona Conference, the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI), and the Georgetown Global Advanced Electronic Discovery Institute (AEDI). We also have one of the leading and most progressive pro-bono programs in e-Discovery.
To provide our clients with a consultative experience that follows a structured process in order to provide customized solutions – giving them the opportunity to control the narrative, make informed decisions.
iDiscovery Solutions (“iDS”) was founded in Washington, DC in 2008 by industry veterans with more than 50 years of litigation and consulting experience combined.
Initial offerings from iDS included consulting, data analytics, processing and hosting of electronically stored information (ESI), in addition to providing expert services in the areas of electronic discovery, digital forensics, and enterprise applications.
From its inception the subject matter experts at iDS have been a sought-after resource, working side-by-side with their client’s in-house and outside counsel, IT departments, and legal teams to collect and analyze data, develop proactive process improvements, and create cutting-edge strategies for both corporations and law firms.
Under the leadership of founder and CEO Dan Regard, iDS has developed into a global provider of consultative data solutions, with offices in Washington, D.C., California, Georgia, and London.
Commitment to Pro Bono
iDS believes that every person with a viable case deserves to have equal justice under the law.
Electronically stored information (ESI) is a critical factor in multiple aspects of litigation. iDS believes that it is essential for all parties to have access to this type of evidence – including low income, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups that are unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.
iDS is committed to collaborating with law firms, non-profit organizations, and corporate in-house legal departments to provide quality legal services through pro bono work that serves the low-income community, the disadvantaged, and others in need. iDS is committed to establishing an annual budget for pro bono matters. iDS is committed to treating pro bono work equivalently with billable client work in performance reviews and for compensation purposes. iDS is committed to ensuring all pro bono matters receive the highest quality of services. To achieve this, we selectively accept cases based on our ability to provide that service. Money should not be a barrier in receiving a fair trial. We tailor our services to match the law firm or organization representing the clients (i.e., if the attorney donates their services, iDS will also donate our time and expertise). Equal access to legal tech services should be available to all, regardless of income or circumstances.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is foundational to the services we provide. We know that diverse talent means diverse skills, which yields better outcomes for clients. We want to ensure that every employee, collaborative partner, and client is able to bring their full and authentic self to our engagement, both in and outside of the workplace.
Every team member has the potential to positively impact iDS and our clients. We are therefore intentional at all levels of the organization, always seeking to create an engaged and inclusive environment. Policies and discussion are both important, but this intention must go beyond talk – it must result in action. This has included the formation of our DEI Committee, training events, employee resource groups and perhaps most importantly, the acknowledgement that this is a journey, not an objective.
We recognize that iDS is its own community, but also part of a larger community. Our business thrives on relationships, the same way communities thrive on relationships. Providing equitable access to and in the operation of our services can strengthen our relationships, grow our business and enrich our experiences.