BDO Becomes a RelativityOne Partner

Expanded relationship enhances BDO’s e-discovery services and scalability

CHICAGO--()--BDO USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, today announced it is expanding its eight-year relationship with Relativity by adding RelativityOne, the company’s complete cloud e-discovery solution, to the firm’s services portfolio.

RelativityOne gives users the flexibility to meet diverse litigation and investigation challenges with a scalable, secure and easy-to-run SaaS product. RelativityOne features advanced analytics and visualizations, along with customizable workflows, that help users uncover the facts faster and act on what they find. Additionally, RelativityOne is built on Microsoft Azure, the leader in public cloud security with 50+ industry certifications—and both RelativityOne and Azure have achieved the ISO 27001 compliance designation, the global standard for managing information security risk.

“The shift from traditional, on-premise IT solutions to the cloud is fundamentally changing the way data is collected and stored,” said Stephanie Giammarco, Partner and National Leader of BDO’s Technology and Business Transformation Services practice. “Offered in conjunction with Relativity’s on-premise solution, the addition of RelativityOne enables BDO to tailor how we deliver services to more closely align with our clients’ evolving business models.”

Integrating with other essential cloud-based business applications, RelativityOne will streamline every aspect of the e-discovery process, translating into faster review times and better insights for clients. BDO will continue to provide robust, on-premise e-discovery capabilities or offer a hybrid solution to address the varying needs and business approaches of clients.

“By leveraging Relativity’s end-to-end cloud-based e-discovery solution, BDO will be able to expand our portfolio of services while reducing infrastructure management burden and minimizing risk,” said George Socha, Managing Director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice and co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). “Our goal is to give clients more time in their days and money in their pockets, and we expect our growing relationship with Relativity will fuel—and expand—our ability to consistently meet that goal.”

The BDO team has deep experience with Relativity, holding more than 30 Relativity certifications; including 3 professionals who have obtained the coveted Relativity Master status—a designation currently held by only 63 people in the world. For the third consecutive year, BDO has received Relativity’s Best in Service designation in the US, further demonstrating BDO’s continued focus on delivering the highest standard of service, providing exceptional quality experience, and client satisfaction.

“Further, a global expansion of RelativityOne is already underway. The expansion will augment our existing on-premise solutions in the UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Shanghai and Brazil, and will be critical to continue serving our multinational clients. This cloud solution helps us meet cross-border litigation and investigative needs, as well as local data privacy concerns, while keeping infrastructure costs low,” said Jenna Aira-Ventrella, Managing Director and leader of BDO’s Global Forensic Technology Services practice.

“We’re excited to welcome BDO as a RelativityOne Partner,” said Andrew Sieja, CEO and founder of Relativity. “BDO is a valued Relativity partner with a long history of expertise with the platform. We look forward to continue supporting their team in tackling unique data challenges across the globe with our flexible and secure cloud solution.”

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BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 550 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 73,800 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit:

About Relativity

At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 170,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at or visit for more information.


Bliss Integrated Communication
Kerry Mullen, 212-840-1661


Bliss Integrated Communication
Kerry Mullen, 212-840-1661