Epiq: Offering Compliance and eDiscovery Requirements by Leveraging the Advancements of Microsoft Purview Compliance

Paul Vasquez | Senior Director | Strategic Alliances | Epiq
Paul Vasquez | Senior Director | Strategic Alliances | Epiq

Protecting data from internal and external threats is one of the most pervasive challenges in today’s global world, and businesses are under intense pressure to meet the ever-growing regulatory requirements to do so. Consider that the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a renewed focus on compliance that is designed to motivate companies to self-report misconduct. That significantly ratches up the pressure on CIOs to improve their information governance strategies. More than ever, it is imperative for organizations of all sizes to secure their data and implement strategies to adhere to global regulations.

This is where Epiq and its partnership with Microsoft can create transformational change for CIOs and their organizations. Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal industry and corporations, manages large-scale and increasingly complex tasks to execute the consistent, efficient data governance, and other compliance strategies that organizations need to mitigate risk.

Epiq provides a broad range of advisory and technology-enabled operational services for Microsoft Purview, which helps enterprises to plan, execute, and manage information governance strategies. Whether an organization is just beginning to consider information governance or has a mature program, Epiq can add value through a broad portfolio of services. Epiq combines deep legal knowledge with information governance expertise to help organizations meet compliance and eDiscovery requirements while utilizing Microsoft Purview Compliance, which safeguards all an organization’s data across platforms, applications, and clouds with comprehensive solutions for information protection, data governance, risk management, and compliance.

Epiq’s provides advisory and deployment services for Microsoft Purview Information Protection, Insider Risk Epiq’s provides advisory and deployment services for Microsoft Purview Information Protection, Insider Risk Management, Data Loss Prevention, Microsoft Information Governance, Communication Compliance, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and eDiscovery. Epiq has been a Microsoft Partner since 2018.

“One of our defining values at Epiq is ‘Relentless Service,’ and our partnership with Microsoft is an example of that,'” said Paul Vasquez, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances at Epiq. “We are deeply committed to helping customers with the increasing complexity of their information governance practices and risk management strategies.”

Empowering compliance in the modern corporate landscape

As CIOs know, data is becoming more difficult to corral, even as the pressures to do so increase. With many employees continuing to work from home, the chances of uncontrolled data increases. Employees are also utilizing more and different communications channels, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack. Those charged with overseeing corporate information must ensure they are in the strongest possible position to understand these modern challenges and respond to the ever-changing landscape of global regulatory requirements.

To do this, forward-looking corporations are harnessing the power of Epiq’s technology and expertise, which works seamlessly with Microsoft tools, to get a better understanding of their data, where it is, and how to protect it, for both on premise and data in the cloud. Epiq’s work with Microsoft has helped it rise to the top of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

(MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and services that have integrated their security products and services with Microsoft’s. Epiq has been recognized multiple times for this synergistic relationship, including:

  • 2022 Microsoft Compliance Partner of the Year Finalist
  • The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services, and devices during the past year. Epiq was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Compliance. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,900 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.
  • 2022 Excellence Awards Winner – Security Customer Champion

At the Microsoft Security Excellence 2022 Awards on June 6, 2022, Epiq won the Security Customer Champion award. At that event, Microsoft announced award winners in 10 categories honoring partner trailblazers, solution innovators, customer and technology champions, and changemakers.

The partnership with Microsoft is just one example of how Epiq is leveraging the best possible tools on behalf of customers to help them achieve the best possible outcomes. Epiq seeks to help organizations better manage any issue in their business that has legal or regulatory implications. The company is investing in developing the right people, processes, and technology to provide that value. Whether it is complying with data regulations or responding to a major e-discovery request, Epiq experts and technology-enabled teams design and implement solutions that mitigate risk and deliver value.

Epiq’s premier technology offering, Epiq Service Cloud, combines proprietary and best in breed legal and compliance offerings. Microsoft’s best in breed cloud technologies, combined with Epiq Service Cloud, exponentially increases the value each adds to customers seeking to improve information governance strategies.

The Epiq Service Cloud includes a data platform that layers Epiq’s own intellectual property—including dynamic information models built by its team of data scientists—with best-in-breed technology to create interactive business intelligence reports. Working with

Epiq and Microsoft, customers have access to key project and financial information that empower them to make better business decisions and better protect data within their organizations.

The Epiq Service Cloud is a suite of productivity and intelligence tools, services, and dashboards that provides a centralized digital experience for Epiq’s proprietary technology and other third-party industry tools. It is designed to assist with the effective and efficient management of legal technologies and legal services.

The Epiq team built the Epiq Service Cloud on Microsoft Azure, to maximize scalability, uptime, and throughput. The team also intentionally leveraged its development team’s substantial expertise in SaaS software, artificial intelligence, data and data management, security to apply the most advanced technology and technology practices available.


The need for better, more transparent, and efficient information governance is changing the way that CIOs help to lead their organizations. Yet many companies experience gaps where new tools, talent, and process can spearhead meaningful changes and increased compliance. This is an area where the partnership between Epiq and Microsoft can transform how organizations operate in this increasingly important area, by mitigating risk through innovations to execute, and manage information governance strategies, execute, and manage information governance strategies.