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Clearwell Systems Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Best in E-Discovery

Clearwell E-Discovery Platform Recognized for Innovation and Industry Leadership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 28, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading information technology research and advisory guide, has named the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform the winner of the 2010 Best Products and Services Award in the E-Discovery category. The annual award honors products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of technology end-users worldwide.

“Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is a perfect example of how a new generation of tools is emerging to help enterprises remediate issues faster and more effectively than ever before. We congratulate Clearwell Systems on this award.”

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.

“With the continuing increase in the volume of electronically stored information as well as levels of litigation, e-discovery has become a core business process,” said Kamal Shah, VP of products and marketing at Clearwell. “The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform has already gained the trust of hundreds of customers and e-discovery industry experts, and we are honored to now win this award from Network Products Guide readers. The ongoing recognition our product continues to receive illustrates Clearwell’s commitment to delivering innovative capabilities that make a significant impact to reducing the cost and risk of e-discovery.”

Clearwell has received awards, accolades, and recognition from many of the industry’s leading authorities including the Socha-Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), the Cowen Group, Law Technology News, Red Herring, SC Magazine, Network World, eWEEK and more. Clearwell also earned the highest possible rating of “Strong Positive” in Gartner’s 2009 E-Discovery MarketScope Report. The company has received multiple awards in the Silicon Valley area, including the 2010 San Jose Mercury News Top Workplaces awards, where Clearwell was ranked fourth; the Silicon Valley Business Journal 2010 “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” which ranked Clearwell second in its category; and Clearwell’s CFO Anup Singh was honored as the 2009 “CFO of the Year” among venture-backed companies.

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, Constellation Energy, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NBC Universal, 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, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at

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