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BigLaw firm's acquisition will produce largest information and discovery law practice in US

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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is joining with the Redgrave law firm to produce the nation’s largest and most comprehensive information and discovery law practice, the law firms announced Tuesday.

Redgrave’s lawyers, directors and advisers will join Nelson Mullins’ Encompass practice, a wholly owned subsidiary that is billed online as an e-discovery firm, according to a press release and

After the merger, the practice will be known as Encompass Redgrave and will have 130 professionals.

Encompass currently has 85 lawyers and hires 50 to 1,200 contract lawyers for document review, according to

The Encompass Redgrave team will be co-led by John Martin, who leads the Encompass practice at Nelson Mullins, and Jonathan Redgrave, co-founder and managing partner at Redgrave.

“Our bench of highly skilled attorneys and professionals will be truly unrivaled with the addition of our Redgrave colleagues,” Martin said in the press release. “Large companies facing serious challenges in e-discovery, privacy and enterprise information governance will not find a deeper bench or more seasoned team than Encompass Redgrave.”

Martin said he looks forward to expanding the team further.

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