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Discover smarter.

Forward-looking companies look to NightOwl to manage their complete discovery program, from holds to review to production. Let us show you a faster, more cost-effective path to defensible results.

Discovery Management

As a leader in corporate discovery for 20 years, NightOwl knows this high-stakes arena better than anyone. Our end-to-end discovery services combine the most advanced technology and proven processes with accessible 24/7 support from our licensed attorneys and certified eDiscovery specialists. Work with us on a project-by-project basis or maximize the value of our services with a managed program built around your needs, processes and long-term goals.

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  • Data Processing
  • Hosted Discovery
  • Legal Hold
  • Data Collection & Forensics
  • Data Mapping
  • Paper Discovery
  • Compliance Consulting
  • Discovery Response Planning
  • Production
Review Management

Document review can represent the greatest commitment of time and money in the litigation process. But using trained attorneys specially deployed for the purpose can reduce the costs significantly. NightOwl offers comprehensive attorney document review services in support of litigation, pre-litigation and compliance matters. Our project leaders handle every detail while giving you full control and visibility throughout the process. The result is a faster, more accurate, more cost-effective solution.

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  • Bar-admitted attorney reviewers
  • Technology assisted review
  • Professional review facilities
  • Real-time project visibility
  • Expert project managers
  • Forensic Accounting

Strategic Consulting

What’s your company’s discovery strategy? Let NightOwl be your guide in this ever-changing landscape. Our seasoned consultants can evaluate your readiness for legal hold and recommend the tactics and resources you need to implement a robust and defensible process. From identifying potential sources of ESI to helping you deploy and manage your discovery technology, NightOwl experts bring a simple, smart and systematic approach.

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  • Discovery Strategy
  • Compliance Audits
  • EnCase Enterprise Consulting
  • Discovery Compliance
  • Comprehensive Litigation Hold
  • Data Mapping
  • Technology Deployment
  • Technology Management
  • Litigation Readiness
  • Discovery Response Planning

Partnership that spans matters and decades.

Since 1991, NightOwl has helped industry leaders manage their discovery across the full spectrum of litigation areas. We’re a partner to large and mid-sized companies in the field’s most demanding industries—from finance to construction to life sciences—some we’ve had the pleasure of serving for over twenty years.

Our relationship with NightOwl keeps growing in value. They’ve dramatically simplified how we prepare for complex litigation from matter to matter and year to year.”

Shane Hoffman, Director of Discovery Services, Ecolab
  • Case Study

    Discovery Consolidation

    For a large company saddled with multiple discovery vendors and high costs, NightOwl vastly simplified the equation. Through a customized program of managed services, we helped them consolidate data from three platforms to one, streamlining their processes and reducing their spend by $100,000 each month.

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  • Case Study

    Data Reduction & Reuse

    When a company dealing with multiple matters and a massive volume of data came to NightOwl, we sprang into action. Our experts cut 4TBs down to 250GB in just three days and provided the first-pass review with equal efficiency. Rather than re-collect and re-review as more cases arose, we reused all the assets, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in one year.

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  • Case Study

    Rapid Remote Collection

    Our client faced a daunting challenge: collecting a huge complex of data from disparate systems and 25 custodians in 10 countries. NightOwl accomplished the feat in 7 days, then went on to cull the reviewable records from over a million to fewer than 150,000 items—faster and more cost-effectively than anyone thought possible.

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The most trusted tools, backed by experience.

NightOwl employs the industry’s leading technologies for legal hold, processing and review—solutions we choose and customize based on your project. We’ve honed our expertise with these tools in hundreds of litigation matters over the past 10 years.


Go-to people. Global capability.

NightOwl is a collaborative group of certified discovery experts (CEDS), licensed attorneys, and highly trained technical personnel operating at our Minneapolis headquarters and offices in San Francisco, New York City, London and Dublin. Our executive team combines over 50 years of experience from across the litigation support industry. Meet them below.

Andrea Wallack, CEO/Founder

Andrea guides the company’s high-level direction and growth as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under her oversight, NightOwl has become a nationally recognized leader in crafting customized discovery solutions. Andrea holds a BS in Biology from Washington and Lee University and completed post-graduate work at Harvard.

Andrea is fluent in English, Spanish and French and is an avid photographer and skier in her free time.

Tom Palladino, President

Tom joined NightOwl in 2001 and led the effort to establish top-level electronic collection, processing, hosting and review services. An experienced strategic manager, Tom crafts NightOwl’s discovery management programs and is responsible for discovery operations. Before joining NightOwl, Tom was a co-founder of Hire Quality, Inc., where he designed major service programs for Fortune 100 Companies including UPS, Verizon, and Bank of America. He holds a BA from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Tony Copa, Chief Financial Officer

Tony brings a diverse background in corporate finance and public accounting to his role as CFO. He began his career as an auditor with KPMG and later served as VP of Finance at Roller Blade where he drove revenue growth from $3 million to $128 million in five years. Tony is a CPA and CMA and holds an MBA and Mini Masters in Electronic Commerce from the University of St. Thomas.

Scott Sterkel, Director of Sales

A 20-year veteran in the sales, technology and legal fields, Scott leads our sales team to develop cost-effective solutions for managing document collections of all sizes. Prior to NightOwl, Scott served as a litigation paralegal, spent nine years in litigation support sales and management, and was National Sales Director at Quorum, a leader in digital disaster recovery. He holds a BA in Journalism/PR from Colorado State University.

Albert Barsocchini, Director of Strategic Consulting

Head of NightOwl’s consulting group since 2012, Albert is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of privacy and protection, compliance, audit and corporate investigations. He has served on the Law Technology News editorial board, as chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Section, and as a court appointed special master. He writes and lectures frequently on industry issues.

Adam Rubinger, Director of Managed Discovery

Adam leads NightOwl’s managed services division, helping our clients achieve greater control over the discovery process at a lower cost. He has over 10 years of experience working alongside corporations and law firms on large-scale discovery and information governance projects. He has written numerous articles and leads continuing legal education programs dealing with discovery, computer forensics, IT and security.

Smarter discovery starts here.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2014 Conference on Preservation ExcellenceSeptember 10 – 11, 2014, Portland, OR
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network 2014 Riverfront CelebrationSeptember 11, 2014, Minneapolis, MN
  • Argyle 2014 Chief Legal Officer Leadership ForumSeptember 17, 2014, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Namwolf Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo September 21, 2014, Philadelphia, PA