eDiscovery Doesn't Have to be Complex and Expensive
When you choose RDI, you don't just get a phenomenal product, you also get...
No Funny Business
At RDI we don’t hide behind technical jargon and hidden charges that add up to large bills. We know that each case — large or small — benefits from a case-specific data and solutions driven strategic approach.
No Size Limitations
RDI has the capability, infrastructure, security, experience and technical expertise to handle your eDiscovery needs in situations ranging from the simplest to the most complex.
No Mystery Fees or Charges
Our mission is to make the process understandable and transparent to you, collaborating with you to drive effective and cost-conscious solutions to your eDiscovery needs.
What Can RDI Help You With?
From ECA to litigation, we have the experience and knowledge to help manage your eDiscovery. Review, Processing, Collection, Consulting and more.
Continuing Legal Education
Approved for 2.0 hours credit (0.5 ethics). The CLE eDiscovery Defensibility is offered as a professional courtesy to the legal community at no cost.
RDI offers a ½ day practical training session in managing eDiscovery, for law firms, government agencies, and corporate counsel.
A Product of Cross-Industry Synergy
RDI is one of the nation’s pioneers in data research and has been working with national financial institutions, research universities and other sophisticated data users since 1991. Chris Lewis founded RDI to support genetic research work in Virginia, designing and conducting survey work and managing data collection.
From there, the work expanded to serving a variety of industry needs for data collection, analysis, manipulation, use and storage.
RDI's Obsession with Data Security
In today’s world, there is more focus than ever on securing your data when it is turned over to your law firms and their vendors (like RDI). RDI is uniquely positioned to provide you comfort around your data and the security of your data.
RDI has a long history of offering data and other services to clients in the finance and banking industry, requiring us to meet demanding security requirements. All RDI employees go through frequent security training, RDI has physical security and we are SOC 2, Type 2 compliant.
Growing Our Solutions-Driven Data Management Services
It was a natural extension into eDiscovery. We know data. Chris teamed up with Michael Yager, a leading eDiscovery expert, to bring his extensive experience with eDiscovery to the RDI eDiscovery division, marrying up RDI’s data expertise with litigation know-how.
Sam Lewis, the architect of the EVOLVE™ platform, is a talented developer and programmer creating cutting-edge solutions for eDiscovery issues. This core leadership team works with our customers and staff to deliver what you need with cost-effective and transparent pricing.
Expert Legal Services Provided by Best in Class Talent
We can provide expert testimony on eDiscovery protocols and practices. Michael Yager is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. His experiences include serving for the Department of Defense, on the corporate staff of Bell Howell Corporation in Chicago, and in law firms.
Michael brings a holistic approach to solving one of the greatest challenges for corporations, law firms, and governmental agencies in the Information Age — defensibility, reliability and predictability. Michael brings over two decades of law firm experience with the last 10 years invested exclusively in working at every level of eDiscovery. His most recent tenure was with a well-known Virginia law firm where he served as Director of eDiscovery.
RDI Provides the Biggest Bang for your Buck
Unlike other eDiscovery and data management services, RDI will never ambush you with unexpected service fees or misleading bills that add up to huge amounts.
With RDI, you can trust that our staff will invest in your firm or business' success, and this includes working with you to find the right pricing to fit your needs and any limitations.
We love our clients.
Research Data, Incorporated is a recognized leader in the data collection, data management, and database marketing industries. Only a handful of companies can offer the complete suite of capabilities that RDI offers.
From concept through execution, we have the vision, experience, and knowledge to deliver measurable, sustainable results for your organization. We understand that even in large organizations, the infrastructure, resources, and expertise required to successfully implement a complex survey project, or a direct marketing program may not exist.
In some cases, even when these puzzle pieces do exist, there may be internal organizational and process constraints in place that could impede the timely deployment of a solution.
At RDI, we quickly solve business problems for our customers through the application of decades of experience, leading-edge technology, and the understanding that time is the new currency of business in today’s dynamic environment.Meet the Team
Our clients love our process.
Strategizing an Approach
We work directly with corporate legal departments, law firms and government agencies. We have an internal staff that we deploy based on your specific data needs. We can tailor our services to any project small or large.
Are you skilled at review and production?
We can ingest your data and provide a single platform for you to use as you review it. With our EVOLVE™ platform, you can run your own review from your computer, or anywhere you can access the internet.
Would you prefer to keep your old review platform?
We can ingest your data, cull it down and prepare it to be ingested back into your preferred review platform.
Do you need someone to collect data and interview witnesses?
We can provide both data collection and witness interview services with ease to help you along the eDiscovery process.
Do you need someone to help set up a review and run searches?
Yes, we can also set up a review and run searches of data for you to as you're gathering information and case details.
Looking for a partner to help you plan a strategic approach to your data?
We’ve got the experience and infrastructure to help you find the simple solutions that are out there for meeting all your eDiscovery and data needs.
Meet the Team
President and CEO
Chris Lewis is a forward thinking entrepreneur with successful businesses in commercial printing and communications. Through those businesses, Chris found a passion for automating processes many believed were to unique to standardize. He worked with internal developers to create proprietary software and systems that have made his commercial print facility state of the art. Chris brings this disruptive thinking to the eDiscovery world, working with experts in his RDI team to create proprietary systems and standardized approaches to eDiscovery. Chris believes in creating systems that can be adapted to the needs of each individual matter, empowering law firms and corporate legal departments to create the solution each individual matter needs.
Vice President of eDiscovery
Michael Yager is an expert in eDiscovery, a published author, speaker and trainer on compliance with state and federal eDiscovery protocols. Michael has spent over 20 years in eDiscovery support. If technical knowledge of standards is what you need, Michael is your resource! Michael brings to RDI a vast knowledge of eDiscovery — the ins and outs of day-to-day issues with ingestion, culling, production and review. Michael is a graduate of The College of William and Mary. His experiences include serving for the Department of Defense, on the corporate staff of Bell Howell Corporation in Chicago, and in law firms.
IT Manager/Senior Project Manager
Sam Lewis is the technical and development lead at RDI. Sam is the creative mind behind the Evolve™ platform, which he created with Michael, Chris and input from RDI’s key customers who wanted a platform that gave them access to more tools, was more intuitive and gave them control when they wanted it. Sam also powers process. Working with Chris and Michael, Sam continues to bring process and standards to eDiscovery — through software innovation as well as through control mechanisms — designed to make eDiscovery more accessible and to make large projects manageable and cost-effective.
Innovative Pricing Plans Tailored to Your eDiscovery Needs.
Hourly Fee Model
In this model, work is charged per hour based on the team member’s hourly rate. Unlike most of our competitors, RDI does not charge hosting fees under this model.
Hosted Cost Model
This model is priced based on the amount of data loaded into the pre-discovery and RDI’s EVOLVE™ eDiscovery Platform. Unlike other environments, again, there are no monthly user fees.
Managed Services Model
RDI provides managed eDiscovery services for a number of clients. In this model, RDI bills a fixed amount for a predetermined list of included services. This can be good for clients with cyclical and recurring needs for data review.
Pricing in this model is designed specifically for you and typically includes components of the hourly fee, hosted cost and managed services models.
years in eDiscovery.
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