MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — May 24, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced that Foley Hoag, LLP, a nationally and internationally recognized leader in dispute resolution, intellectual property and corporate transactions, has selected the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform for processing, early case assessment (ECA) and first-pass review of electronically stored information (ESI). As a result, Foley Hoag’s clients are now able to achieve the much recognized benefits of early case assessment, including estimating the scope of the e-discovery effort, assessing case facts to evaluate risk and settlement value, preparing for meet and confer conferences, and culling irrelevant data to reduce review costs.
“Our clients need us to act quickly when e-discovery is required, and want rapid visibility into case facts and accurate estimates of impending scope and cost projections,” said John Palumbo, Senior Litigation Support Manager at Foley Hoag. “For us, early case assessment is a best practices standard which helps our clients immediately assess their risk and determine case strategy from the outset of the e-discovery process. With Clearwell we are now able to offer market-leading ECA capabilities that reduce risk and enable us to deliver significant cost savings to our clients.”
In a recent case, the Foley Hoag case team utilized the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform hosted at their preferred service provider Esquire Solutions. Over 700,000 documents were processed within a day and available to the case team for ECA. The case team leveraged capabilities such as auto-filters and Transparent Search to reduce the data by 87 percent post de-duplication, significantly reducing downstream costs.
“Practicing early case assessment to understand facts from the outset of the e-discovery process provides tremendous value by reducing risk and costs,” said Kamal Shah, VP of Products and Marketing at Clearwell. “Effective ECA thus becomes a central way for law firms to pass along sizeable cost savings directly to their clients. The dramatic benefits Foley Hoag realized in just one case speak to the power of ECA and mirror the significant savings that our customers continue to find in using 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 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/.
About Foley Hoag
Foley Hoag provides comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s 225 lawyers located in Boston and Washington, D.C. provide creative solutions and results-oriented advice in the bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts; corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs; labor and employment; litigation; environmental issues and land use; government strategies; intellectual property; tax, trusts and estates; and white collar and business crimes. For more information, visit www.foleyhoag.com.