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Clearwell Systems Achieves Top-5 Software Provider Ranking In 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey

In-Depth Report Evaluates 40 Software Vendors and Names Clearwell a Top-5 Software Provider Overall, as well as a Top-5 Software Provider in Processing, Analysis, Review and Production

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—July 23, 2008Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced the company was ranked a ‘Top-5 E-Discovery Software Provider’ in the influential Socha-Gelbmann 2008 Electronic Discovery Survey. Clearwell was also ranked as a “Top-5 Electronic Discovery Software Provider” for the most expensive phases of e-discovery: Processing, Analysis, Review and Production. The independent survey evaluated 40 software vendors and based its conclusions from detailed interviews with over 150 organizations, including leading AMLAW 200 law firms and Fortune 1000 enterprises.

“Clearwell’s focus on its customers and commitment to providing processing, analysis, review and production software is reflected by this year’s rankings,” said George Socha and Tom Gelbmann, co-authors of the survey. “The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform received high marks for these capabilities, placing Clearwell in the Top-5 ranking in four software categories and as a Top-5 software provider overall.”

The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is fully operational in less than 25 minutes, and provides users with immediate visibility into case facts, significantly accelerating early case analysis. Clearwell’s advanced searching, filtering, and people analysis capabilities enable users to quickly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, safeguard privileged information, lower processing costs, and reduce review workload. The product’s review capabilities display documents in context, increasing review throughput. And finally, data can be seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML load file. All of this activity is tracked via Clearwell’s case management and reporting capabilities which monitor progress in real-time, providing greater control over the e-discovery process.

“Clearwell had one of the strongest showings among all of the electronic discovery software vendors that were evaluated in this year’s report, cementing our leadership position as a Top-5 E-Discovery Software Provider,” said Kamal Shah, vice president of product management and marketing at Clearwell Systems. “There is no more comprehensive assessment of the e-discovery industry than the Socha-Gelbmann report, and we are honored to be ranked in the Top 5 across so many categories. Our ranking reflects Clearwell’s commitment to our customers, to go beyond marketing hype by delivering immediate and tangible results for enterprises and law firms worldwide.”

A preview of the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey results is available on EDD Update and an executive summary will be published in the August issue of Law Technology News.

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises perform e-discovery in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations. By automating the processing, analysis and review of all electronically stored information, Clearwell enables enterprises to accelerate early case assessments, lower processing costs, reduce review workload, and gain control of e-discovery. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com or read the E-discovery 2.0 blog at: http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog/.

@Symantec