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Clearwell Distills Best Practices to Accelerate Early Case Assessment (ECA) in Latest Release of E-Discovery Platform

Pre-built Templates Capture Proven Workflows from Leading Enterprises, Government Agencies and Law Firms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 11, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced the availability of pre-built templates in its latest product release, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform Version 5.5. These templates incorporate best practice workflows gathered from hundreds of enterprises, government agencies and law firms who have successfully streamlined their e-discovery processes using Clearwell. As a result, IT and legal teams looking to bring the e-discovery process in-house for the first time, or with limited resources, can now do so in a defensible, cost-effective manner.

“The ability to achieve the tremendous benefits of early case assessment and in-house e-discovery depends on two critical elements: a) an enterprise-class e-discovery product and b) a well defined e-discovery workflow,” said Shawn Cheadle, General Counsel, Surveillance & Navigation Systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. “Any product that includes best-practice workflows and pre-defined templates delivers a unique and compelling way for legal professionals to efficiently take control over their e-discovery process and deliver significant cost savings to their organizations.”

The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform Version 5.5 is generally available and provides several additional features including:

  • Unmatched Performance and Scalability: Processes data at the speed of 1 terabyte per day and supports up to 100 million documents per case on a single appliance. Additional appliances can be easily linked together in a Clearwell Cluster and centrally managed via a single, unified administrative interface.
  • Expanded Email Support: Supports diverse email file formats such as MBOX, OST, and EMLX — eliminating the need to convert data with external tools.
  • PKI Encrypted Email Support: Users can process, analyze, search and review digitally encrypted emails after simply uploading PKI digital certificates.
  • OCR Support: Integrated optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities extract text from image files including PDF, in multiple languages, during processing.
  • Review Enhancements: Delivers several offerings, such as hidden content notification and auto-prompting for required tags, to increase reviewer productivity.
  • Mixed-Mode Productions: Provides flexibility in the handling of complex document types. Users can choose to produce some file types as images while leaving others in their native formats.

“As more enterprises make the strategic decision to lower costs by bringing e-discovery in-house, it is important that they address e-discovery as a critical business process,” said Kamal Shah, VP of Products and Marketing at Clearwell Systems. “This requires striking the right balance between strong processes and market-leading technologies. With Clearwells latest release, our new customers can stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before them and take advantage of the cumulative best practices gleaned from hundreds of organizations and across thousands of cases.”

To learn more about the new capabilities, email or call 1-877-CLEARWELL.

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 Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, and the Department of Health and Human Services / 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 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