Epiq, a global company that provides technology-enabled services to the legal industry and corporations, has acquired Fireman & Company, a leading legal industry management consulting firm, it announced today.

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, Epiq said.

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Two years ago, Epiq launched its Legal Transformation Services group, which provides legal business advisory services, flexible legal talent, legal spend analysis, contract review and analytics services, and which Epiq says has seen significant growth since its launch. In 2020, it acquired Hyperion Global Partners, a major provider of business and technology services to the legal profession.

This acquisition builds on those developments, Epiq says.

Based in Toronto and founded in 2012, Fireman & Company’s clients include major law firms and corporations, including more than half of the Am Law 100. It focuses on consulting with clients on the effective use of knowledge management resources and disciplines, with specific expertise in enterprise search, intranets, experience management, and applied AI.

“For a decade, our clients have trusted us as their partners, and together we have transformed the practice and the business of law,” said Joshua Fireman, Fireman’s president and founder. “With Epiq, we can scale and extend our innovative work with law firms and corporations around the world.”

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