In 2000 the Seattle law firm, Preston Gates & Ellis was charged with the task of managing a warehouse-worth of documents as part of a federal government antitrust investigation of Microsoft. It was brothers Dan and Bill Gallivan, then employees of the firm, who set about finding a technical solution that could sort through the thousands of documents and locate the information required for the case. When they succeeded they realized that eDiscovery as an industry held great potential as it was clear demand was only going to grow at increasingly large rates. They decided to form their own eDiscovery company with Barry O’Melia and so GGO was born.
GGO provided an industry first to legal professionals; a true end-to-end eDiscovery software application. Their software and consultation solutions provided assistance in the collection, processing, analysis and production of digital evidence in response to litigation, government investigations, M&A activity and other legal challenges of any size.
In 2010, they launched their Digital WarRoom software platform, a powerful, all-in-one eDiscovery solution aimed at making the process easy to use and more affordable for lawyers representing all size matters. For the first time this made eDiscovery possible for everyone.
Digital WarRoom began in the eDiscovery industry when it was going through many changes, and it is still developing and growing today. The future at Digital WarRoom sees existing tools and resources constantly updating to meet industry trends, particularly the growth in emerging data sources such as mobile, social media and cloud applications.