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Nassau County Ensures Compliance with Amended Federal E-Discovery Rules using Clearwell

One of New York’s Largest Counties Deploys Clearwell In Response To Complex FRCP Changes Regarding Preservation and Retrieval of Electronically Stored Information

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—February 12, 2007—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in Email Intelligence, today announced that the attorney’s office for Nassau County, one of the largest counties in New York state, has deployed the Clearwell Intelligence Platform® to ensure compliance with the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) regarding electronic discovery. In addition, Clearwell’s intelligent analysis capabilities enable Nassau County to perform faster early case assessments and develop better case strategies.

The amendments to the FRCP rules 16, 26, 34 and 37, which were approved by the U.S. Supreme Court and took effect on December 1, 2006, require anyone who can be involved in litigation in federal court to retain electronic records – such as emails, instant messages and text documents – and be able to retrieve them. The rules also require all parties to present a description of all electronically stored information within 99 days of the beginning of a legal case. Failure to comply with these rules within the specified deadlines can result in fines by District Court judges.

“Our investment in Clearwell helps us meet electronic discovery requirements within the specified deadlines, reduce the risk of fines, and perform a comprehensive analysis of the electronic evidence to ensure the best case strategy,” said Lorna Goodman, Nassau County Attorney. “The Nassau County Attorney’s Office is proud to have responded to this new litigation challenge so quickly. In 2002 this office had virtually no electronic capability whatsoever. Today, we have almost every efficient modern litigation tool. ”

“Nassau County is demonstrating true leadership by understanding the implications of the FRCP rule changes and proactively taking steps to ensure compliance,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. “By embracing an innovative solution from Clearwell, Nassau County is able to meet the requirements of the new FRCP rules, streamline their e-discovery process, and reduce risk for the attorney’s office and taxpayers.”

About Clearwell Systems

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

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