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Apple Enters Strategic Partnership with Clearwell to Bring E-Discovery to the iPad

Clearwell for the iPad ushers in new era of e-discovery productivity for enterprises and law firms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — April 1, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced a strategic partnership with Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAGIC) where Apple and Clearwell will jointly develop and provide Clearwell’s E-Discovery Platform on the iPad device. As a result of this ground-breaking integration, enterprises and law firms can leverage Clearwell’s E-Discovery Platform for the collection, processing, analysis, review, and production of electronically stored information (ESI) using the new Apple iPad.

“Enterprises and law firms don’t often consider their e-discovery work to be truly magical, and that’s where this integration with Clearwell comes in,” said Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple. “Clearwell for the iPad creates a new paradigm for electronic discovery that fuses the awesomeness of the iPad with the dullness of e-discovery to create an exciting and revolutionary experience.”

Clearwell for the iPad is the best way to experience the web, email, and e-discovery. Key features include:

With Clearwell for the iPad, collecting documents on the iPad is as simple as you can imagine. Just pass the iPad over the device from which you wish to collect and the data is instantly transferred to the iPad in a forensically defensible manner. This collection methodology is not limited to traditional electronic devices. Simply pass the iPad over the heads of relevant custodians to collect their intellectual content in easily-searchable, digital form. Users can provide criteria to filter electronic data and intellectual content by keyword, concept, or date range.

With Clearwell for the iPad, processing is lightning-fast. And if you need it to be even faster, the next-generation multi-touch interface is capable of transforming the kinetic energy contained in even the most delicate hand motions into additional processing power.

For analytics, Clearwell for the iPad introduces the E-Discovery Expert Store. Modeled after the iBook store, it allows you to incorporate the wisdom of top eDiscovery experts directly into your early case assessment. On day one, the E-Discovery Expert Store will ship with George Socha, Ralph Losey, and Craig Ball. Prices on additional downloadable experts may vary extensively based on the person’s level of expertise, with a large number likely to be free.

Reviewing documents with Clearwell for the iPad is a snap. With its Fingertip Redaction, users can redact documents faster than ever before. A new Shuffle feature allows reviewers to get a statistically significant sampling of documents by shaking the device. After coding those documents, the results are then automatically applied to similar documents in the review set.

E-Discovery Anywhere, Anytime
Tests have shown that dramatic improvements in e-discovery productivity are possible with Clearwell for the iPad, since the device’s unique form factor allows practitioners to be productive anywhere, anytime. Users can perform e-discovery in the comfort of their own home, while commuting to work, or even while eating breakfast.

“Clearwell’s integration with the Apple iPad enables leading enterprises and law firms to do e-discovery on their own terms — anywhere, anytime,” said Aaref Hilaly, CEO of Clearwell Systems. “It ushers in a new era of productivity where IT managers and lawyers and can focus on e-discovery at work, at home, on the road, with their kids, at play, even during meals — and look cool doing it.”

Clearwell for the iPad has been approved for distribution on the AppStore and will be widely available along with the iPad on April 3. Pre-order today by visiting

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. Now available on the iPad, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automates the processing, analysis, review, and production phases of e-discovery via a single, integrated product. Leading organizations 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 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, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at