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Prestigious Law Firm Uses Clearwell for Rapid and Cost-effective E-Discovery

Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform Reduces Costs by 82 Percent for Clients

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—August 14, 2006—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in the emerging Email Intelligence market, today announced Pooley Oliver, LLP, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation, has deployed the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform™ to deliver powerful and efficient email review and analysis for its clients. Pooley & Oliver has sustained its competitive edge and reputation as a tech-savvy firm by adopting cutting-edge technology solutions that reduce costs and enable faster, more accurate decisions during litigation. With Clearwell, Pooley & Oliver has further strengthened client service, by reducing costs by 82 percent.

Since deploying the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform, Pooley & Oliver has realized immediate value from its advanced analysis capabilities. Clearwell automatically eliminates duplicate messages and attachments, reducing the number of emails to be analyzed by 25 to 40 percent. In one specific case, Clearwell cut the number of messages from 150,000 to 105,000 emails simply by eliminating duplicates. Clearwell links relevant messages together into discussion threads, enabling legal professionals to easily follow an email thread and pinpoint exactly who was involved in a particular discussion, what they knew, and when. Another feature providing time and cost savings to Pooley & Oliver clients is the ability to classify entire email threads into relevant categories—“responsive,” “non-responsive,” “privileged” and “hot docs”—further speeding the email review and analysis process.

“I’ve seen the difference that thorough email review and analysis can make in the outcome of a case, and there is no question that Clearwell is the best solution for analyzing large volumes of email,” said Scott Oliver, partner at Pooley & Oliver. “Clearwell reduced the duration and cost of email review and analysis, delivering significant savings for our clients, and labor savings that we are able to re-invest back into our practice to serve our clients.”

“Industry-wide, email review and analysis accounts for approximately 20 to 50 percent of total case expenses; it can reach up to $5 million in a single high-profile case,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. “Clearwell streamlines and automates email analysis, and has delivered significant value for law firms and their clients, by reducing the time spent on the process and lowering costs by 82 percent.”

About Pooley & Oliver LLP
Pooley & Oliver LLP (http://www.pooleyoliver.com) is a law firm situated in Silicon Valley, specializing in the litigation and trial of patent, trade secret, copyright, and technology-related commercial disputes, in state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission. The firm has a substantial counseling and licensing practice for intellectual property matters, and lawyers at the firm have been named 2003 Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine, recognized in the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts and in Chambers’ America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and named repeatedly as among California’s top IP lawyers by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

 

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises discover, organize and analyze the information captured in corporate email systems. By automating the email review and analysis process, Clearwell enables business and IT executives to reduce the cost, time and risk of email analysis for legal requests, regulatory inquiries and corporate investigations. Large energy companies, major financial institutions, leading high-technology companies, governmental agencies and E-Discovery service providers have realized immediate and significant value within days of their production deployments. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com.