Alexander Gallo Adds On

Alexander Gallo Holdings, an Atlanta-based provider of court reporting and litigation support services, has acquired Verdict Systems LLC, a Tempe, Ariz.-based maker of trial presentation software. No financial terms were disclosed. Alexander Gallo is a portfolio company of Accel-KKR.



Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC, the nation’s leading provider of court reporting and litigation support services, announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Verdict Systems LLC of Tempe, Ariz., developers of the award-winning trial presentation software, Sanction®, and the more comprehensive Verdical® package. The transaction includes all subsidiaries of Verdict Systems, including the service arm, Sanction Solutions LLC.


“We have always believed that first-class technology was essential to providing our clients the best service and support possible,” said President and CEO Alexander J. Gallo. “This acquisition fulfills one of our primary goals, which is to offer our clients a complete suite of services to handle all of their litigation needs from discovery through trial. We are excited to now offer the industry’s best software coupled with our second-to-none customer service and litigation and deposition services.”


Verdict Systems’ Sanction software enables clients to organize cases for litigation and trial presentation. The software allows the incorporation of audio, video, deposition transcripts, scrolling text, images, documents, animations and other forms of evidence for trial presentation with the simple click of a mouse. It also features annotation, zoom and hundreds of other capabilities to help dynamically engage the jury, which has been shown to substantially increase jurors’ ability to understand and retain information.


Sanction, the flagship software product of Verdict Systems, which debuted in 1999, is used by the U.S. Department of Justice, federal and local agencies, and thousands of law firms nationwide. Verdict Systems’ latest product, Verdical, is scalable for any size law firm, and not only provides the same functionality as Sanction but offers document and case management, transcript management, online hosting repository and dual monitor presentation capabilities.


“We are looking forward to the opportunities available to us as members of the Alexander Gallo Holdings family,” says Verdict Systems Managing Director Mike Hahn. “We’ve had many options to expand our company over the years, and because of Alexander Gallo Holdings’ experience, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and investment in the legal industry, we are confident that we have found the right fit. We are excited to be part of such an industry-leading organization and look forward to contributing our expertise.”


About Alexander Gallo Holdings LLC


Based in Atlanta, Alexander Gallo Holdings (AGH) is the leading privately-held court reporting and litigation support services firm in the United States. With the largest base of court reporters in the country, Alexander Gallo Holdings has more experience than any other firm, offering court reporting, legal video, eDiscovery, document management, trial presentation and staffing services from coast to coast. This expertise, coupled with the company’s entrepreneurial spirit and focus on superior client service, has helped the company to provide quality litigation support services to clients since 1999.


Subsidiaries of Alexander Gallo Holdings include Associated Reporters, Brown & Gallo, DepoNet, Esquire Deposition Services, Esquire Litigation Solutions, Esquire Solutions, The Hobart West Group, Hobart West Solutions, Jack Daniel Reporting & Video Services, LRI, Paulson Reporting & Litigation Services, SetDepo and Tankoos Reporting.


About Verdict Systems LLC


Verdict Systems develops advanced, yet easy-to-use litigation-related software, and offers a variety of support services including video and data conversion. Verdical®, the next generation of litigation software, builds on the company’s award-winning Sanction® technology using a powerful SQL platform, with user-friendly tools for evidence and transcript management, and for presenting cases at trial or arbitration. In addition to innovative software solutions, Verdict Systems also provides expert trial consulting, database configuration and software training.