Understand your e-discovery obligations, minimize your risks, and find ways to contain the costs of this process. Kelley Drye can develop a cost-effective, tailored solution to meet your needs.

Kelley Drye guides organizations facing complex issues dealing with electronically stored information and physical data to respond to regulatory or litigation-related requests before, during, and after litigation. We understand that document review can be a very important part of litigation—but it can be costly to a client.

At the intersection of technology and law, our dedicated discovery team works seamlessly with the firm’s litigation attorneys and case teams to provide e-discovery and document review support across practices, industries and offices.

Massive volumes of data may pose major and costly challenges to clients, courts, and lawyers involved in litigation. If needed, we have relationships with outside companies who supply temporary document review attorneys who can assist in large-scale first-level reviews.

We implement a discovery plan only after a careful evaluation of the critical issues in the case, the results of early case assessment, and the needs of case management. From the onset, we focus on the most efficient ways to identify and manage relevant and privileged information to anticipate problems and controversies that may arise as opposing sides clash over discovery requests. We consider the different types of cases and very different demands, ranging volume of data, complexity of data types, and stringent timelines.

Discovery Technology

We pride ourselves on having a robust in-house discovery services team that is extremely skilled in using a variety of e-discovery platforms. We rely on our technical and legal strengths in this area to provide legal and technological advice on how to manage and correctly budget for the e-discovery process. We make sure that our plans and processes are rightsized to the cases and that we employ the right tools when the amounts of data are very large, or the timelines are extremely short.

We also believe it is essential to use state-of-the-art technology to support our client relationships as fully as possible. Using Relativity, we have a number of tools available to improve reviewer efficiency and accuracy. These include predictive coding, email threading, concept clustering, and near duping.

Each of these tools has a particular use and is best used in certain situations and not others. Our e-discovery team is ready to provide guidance on these tools—and other aspects of Relativity—to reduce the number of documents to be reviewed and help the attorneys review faster and with more accuracy. This helps us learn the facts of the case more quickly, while controlling your costs.

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