PwC strengthens forensic technology practice with acquisition of Platinum Legal Group

Purchase will enhance litigation support and eDiscovery service offerings

TORONTO, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - PwC Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Platinum Legal Group (PLG), one of Canada's leading electronic discovery and litigation support firms. Led by William Platt, PLG will join PwC's Toronto office but will continue servicing clients in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. 

Platinum Legal Group specializes in electronic evidence management in litigation, competition and investigative matters.  This acquisition will strengthen PwC's Forensic Technology Service capabilities in the areas of discovery, data recovery, data analysis, and review of electronic data.  Currently, PwC offers a full complement of services from the PwC Forensic Lab including: discovery readiness assessment, investigative analytics, cyber and social network investigations, digital forensics, eDiscovery, and evidence management services.

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"We are pleased to welcome Platinum Legal Group to our growing forensics practice," says Lori-Ann Beausoleil, PwC Canada's National Forensics Co-Leader. "Their expertise complements our experience in data acquisition and analysis allowing us to expand our evidence management and e-discovery offering."

"Combining PLG's 13+ years of experience in eDiscovery and litigation support with PwC's forensics presence will allow us to increase service offerings across Canada," says William Platt, PwC Partner, eDiscovery Litigation Support.  "I am excited to be joining a team of leaders and innovators in electronic evidence management."

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PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. More than 5,800 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 195,000 people in 157 countries. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca.

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For further information: Emily Abrahams, 416 814 5734, emily.r.abrahams@ca.pwc.com; Jonathan Hicks, 413 869 2449, jonathan.hicks@ca.pwc.com

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