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June 3, 2019

Encompass Receives Top Ranking in The Legal 500

The Legal 500

COLUMBIA, S.C. – June 3, 2019 – Nelson Mullins Encompass is pleased to announce that it has been recognized in 2019 with a Tier 1 national ranking for Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery by The Legal 500, a UK-based legal directory that has been analyzing the strengths of law firms in 150 jurisdictions globally for the past 32 years.

Partners John D. Martin, Lucile H. Cohen and Heyward D. Bonyata have been recognized as top practitioners in this practice area by The Legal 500.

According to The Legal 500, “The Columbia-based team at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP receives praise for its scalable document review platform, which complements the group's 'good depth' of litigators.”

Martin is a litigation partner whose practice focuses on the interplay of high-stakes litigation, electronic discovery, information management, and cybersecurity. He is a leader of the Nelson Mullins Electronic Discovery and Information Management practice group, Nelson Mullins Encompass.

Cohen is a partner who serves as discovery counsel to clients in complex litigation matters, developing discovery response strategies, negotiating ESI protocols and other discovery orders, and advocating on behalf of clients regarding scope of discovery.

Bonyata practices in the areas of electronic discovery, information management, business litigation, antitrust litigation, and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

Selections for the publication are based on The Legal 500’s research into the legal market, including interviews with law firm commercial clients and attorney peers, according to the organization. The UK-based reference guide has been published annually for more than 25 years. Learn about their methodology.

Nelson Mullins Encompass is a division of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.  Established in 2007, Encompass provides clients facing large cases, government investigations, and transactions with end-to-end e-discovery technology, document review, and integrated counsel and advocacy.  For more information on Encompass, go to

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