Meet Catalyst

For 20 years, our goal has been to help corporations and their counsel manage their complex litigation, investigations and regulatory compliance matters cost-effectively and efficiently. Our teams apply innovative technology, experience, foresight and industry expertise to navigate discovery and legal data management challenges, while putting clients in full control.


Years of building the world’s fastest, most powerful discovery tools.


Global employees to deliver the best discovery experience possible.


Year we integrated legal hold and collection to provide a complete EDRM platform.

Pioneers in E-Discovery

Catalyst was founded by John Tredennick, a trial lawyer and litigation partner from a large U.S. law firm. He and a small team started designing secure, web-based document repositories in the mid-1990s. In 2000, it was spun off as Catalyst Repository Systems. We’ve been blazing a trail in e-discovery ever since.

Today, our company is global, our technology highly refined and our team among the most experienced in the industry. We have data centers and professionals located across the U.S. and in Japan. Clients turn to us to help control litigation and regulatory costs and make review teams more effective.

Why Clients Choose Catalyst

Full EDRM Discovery

Insight Discovery spans the entire e-discovery process from legal holds and collections through to processing, review, analysis and production to lower your total cost of discovery.

Secure Hosting

We offer enterprise-class security for your hosted data. Our security has been inspected and approved by major insurance and banking companies and by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Technology Assisted Review

Insight Predict, our technology assisted review engine based on continuous active learning, helps legal teams dramatically speed document review by eliminating the need to review 50 to 90 percent of a collection, and saves clients 80% or more.

Multi-Language Capabilities

Catalyst was one of the first to offer true multi-language capabilities. We are optimized for the challenging CJK languages and can handle both Unicode and non-Unicode pages.

Analytics and Reporting

Our Insight Discovery Platform includes a central data repository, custom visual dashboards and the business intelligence tools needed for effective, timely cross-matter reporting.

End-to-End Automation

We've automated our platform from legal hold through production and put the controls in your hands. This makes it easier to meet tight deadlines, with fewer mistakes and at lower overall costs.

Come Work
with Us

We’re looking for talented people to join our team.

At Catalyst, you’ll work with scientists, data engineers, project managers, programmers and legal visionaries to shape the future of e-discovery. We offer flexible, casual, goal-focused environments with amazing benefits.


Catalyst began providing secure, scalable document repositories in 1998, when the team was part of a large law firm. Our first case involved multi-billion-dollar litigation brought against the entire oil and gas industry. It continued for almost a decade and involved over 300 professionals on the defense team. By 2000, we were providing our litigation technologies and services to law firms around the country, even in cases where our own lawyers weren't involved.

Today, clients around the world turn to Catalyst to help control litigation and regulatory costs and to make review teams more effective. We cover the entire litigation life cycle—from legal hold and collection, through processing, search, analytics, review and production.


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At the Beginning

In 1995, Holland & Hart builds one of the first electronic repositories, winning the ComputerWorld Smithsonian award for innovation in 1999. In 2000, CaseShare spins off as a private company.



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Catalyst, the Early Years

In 2005, CaseShare rebrands as Catalyst and launches Catalyst CR, the first grid-enabled document repository for discovery and winner of a Law Technology News Technology award in 2008. In 2010, we open our first Asia office and make the New York Law Journal list of top discovery providers.


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The New Era, Insight Reigns

We launch Catalyst Insight and Language Services in 2012. Insight is the first platform to be built around an XML database, and delivers lightning-fast search, visual analytics and real-time reporting.



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The Age of Machine Learning

We introduce Insight Predict, the first "real-world" technology assisted review platform. In 2015, Predict is named New Product of the Year by Legaltech News.


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White Glove Service

We launch Forensic Investigation and Collections and Catalyst Managed Review in 2016, new services that underscore a growth in capabilities. We are awarded a Legaltech Innovation award as Best Hosting Provider.



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The Future is Now

We introduce Insight Enterprise and Insight Legal Hold and Collect in 2017, becoming a full EDRM platform spanning the entire discovery process from legal holds and collections through to processing, review, analysis and production.


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About Catalyst

Catalyst designs, builds, hosts and supports the world’s fastest and most powerful e-discovery platform. For 20 years, Catalyst has helped global corporations reduce the total cost of discovery and take control of complex, large-scale discovery and regulatory compliance.

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