In 2003, BlackStone Discovery was built upon a simple set of core values. Implemented by our CEO and founder, John Kelly, BlackStone operates by a set of core principles, focused on the human element and not the bottom line. BlackStone believes the greatest asset to a successful organization is the clients they work with and true distinction is only achieved through strict adherence to EPIC values.


Believing is not achieving. Always striving for excellence through constant application of intelligence, reason and technology to fortify our clients’ cause and exceed their expectations.


Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our business. Challenging our team to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and consistently foster a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.


Being ethically unyielding, honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behavior to our words and being accountable for our actions.


Since the beginning, BlackStone has committed to serving the communities where we live and work. Supporting organizations such as the Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, San Francisco 49ers Academy, Abilities United, Bring Me A Book, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, and beyond.

Management Team

Management Team

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News & Events



Community Support

Community Support


K&L Gates

"Cost is never an issue when dealing with BlackStone, they are always focused on the smartest way to solve a problem..."

Partner, K&L Gates
Morgan Lewis

"The Blackstone team has been an invaluable extension of our litigation teams for many years. [The BlackStone Team] always take a personal interest in our work and deliver a quality product within the confines of our demanding deadlines. The Blackstone team has assisted us with document collections, discovery matters and trial preparation.  Blackstone is an excellent eDiscovery partner for us."

Stephen Gillen, Morgan Lewis
Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley

"As a longtime client, I rely on BlackStone Discovery for their comprehensive eDiscovery support services. BlackStone has the technical understanding and experienced project management to support our diverse needs. Whether it's forensic collection, early case assessment, ESI processing, hosting, or general litigation support I would highly recommend the BlackStone Discovery team."

Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner

"I have always been impressed with Blackstone's response times and the care they take to address my ediscovery issues in the most practical and efficient way possible. I have recommended colleagues to Blackstone and have received positive feedback relative to the work Blackstone has performed."

Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner
DLA Piper

"The BlackStone team took the time to fully understand our requirements for discovery and was able to come up with a custom solution to our needs. They have been nothing but professional and provided us with the some of the most powerful tools in the industry to get our data culling, tagging, filtering, and conversions done quickly and efficiently"

Senior Attorney, DLA Piper
Perkins Coie LLP

"I rely upon Blackstone because they are always ready to provide prompt, thorough, and cost efficient support. They also have the knowledge and experience to advise even our largest clients how to best tackle the clients' discovery issues."

Daniel Shvodian, Perkins Coie LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

"I've used BlackStone for years now and have nothing but the best results. From the collections to the production, the professionals at BlackStone knew exactly what they were doing and kept us in the loop throughout every phase of the project. Knowing that you are putting yourself in the hands of such professionals puts a huge weight of my shoulders and lets me focus on other parts of my business."