Shepherd Data Services (Shepherd), a Minneapolis-based leader in full-service litigation support including e-discovery and review technology, today announced that it has been recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.
Founded in 2002 by Christine Chalstrom, president and CEO of Shepherd, the 100 percent woman-owned business has grown from a one-person operation to a full-service professional firm of legal, technology, IT, software, and project management experts. Shepherd has expanded its portfolio of services, which has yielded incredible growth despite economic challenges. From its high-volume data processing to its cutting-edge portfolio of licensed legal software, the company has become a leading litigation support company in the Twin Cities.
“I am proud to be a leader in the legal technology industry and thankful to our clients and business partners for contributing to our success,” said Chalstrom. “I look forward to Shepherd’s future and hope that our certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise-owned business will lead to additional partnerships and new opportunities to build on that success.”
Certifying women-owned businesses is the foundation of the WBENC’s mission. WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. To achieve WBENC Certification, women-owned businesses complete a formal documentation and site visit process administered by one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations. WBENC Certification gives women-owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities, and other entities.
About Shepherd Data Services
Shepherd Data Services (shepherddata.com) is not just a vendor—it is part of a litigation team. With more than ten years of service to the litigation community, Shepherd provides unsurpassed professional services, guidance, expertise, cutting-edge processes, and trial support. The company offers out-of-the-box thinking, individualized and personalized attention, and advice for every aspect of the case. Shepherd meets the demands of the legal marketplace through high-quality and process-efficient production standards. Founded by veteran professionals who are experts in their fields, Shepherd combines experience in the legal industry and a thorough knowledge of programming and litigation support software programs to deliver unparalleled service for large and small cases alike.