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Saint Barnabas Health Care Systems Deploys Clearwell E-Discovery Platform

Clearwell Lowers Costs and Delivers Proactive Control of E-Discovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — March 8, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced Saint Barnabas Health Care System, New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, has chosen the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform to enable an in-house e-discovery strategy. Saint Barnabas will leverage Clearwell’s processing and early case assessment capabilities to lower costs and gain greater control of its e-discovery process.

“An organization like ours—which treats more than two million patients annually—is dealing with very large volumes of electronic documents and records,” said Jonathan Barkhorn, SVP, Compliance at Saint Barnabas Health Care System. “E-discovery requests in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries and internal investigations can result in sky-rocketing costs and put a crippling demand on our resources. By deploying Clearwell, we are able to achieve a cost-effective, proactive process for dealing with e-discovery requests and reduce the time required to respond. Clearwell also provides us with early case assessment capabilities that ensure a strategic approach to cases.”

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 assessment. Clearwell’s Transparent Search, metadata filters, and people analytics enable users to quickly and defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, lowering processing costs and reducing review workload. The product’s discussion threading and concept clustering capabilities display documents in context, further increasing review throughput. In addition, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e-discovery workflow, ensuring a defensible e-discovery process.

“E-discovery is a costly and onerous process for any organization, but health care organizations tend to face additional challenges due to the sensitive nature of their business and regulatory pressures within the industry,” said Kamal Shah, VP of marketing and product management at Clearwell Systems. “With the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform, Saint Barnabas’ legal and IT teams can gain control over e-discovery and obtain rapid visibility into case facts without draining resources.”

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises and law firms perform electronic discovery (e-discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automates the processing, analysis, review, and production phases of e-discovery via a single, integrated product. Leading organizations such as Constellation Energy, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and the Department of Homeland Security / Office of Inspector General are using Clearwell to accelerate early case assessments, intelligently cull-down data, increase reviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e-discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent e-discovery industry surveys and reports, Clearwell Systems is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project and The Sedona Conference. For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/clearwell, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e-discovery-blog/.

@Symantec