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Homburger Selects Clearwell To Streamline

Leading Swiss Law Firm Utilizes Clearwell E–Discovery Platform to Accelerate Early Case Assessments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — November 2, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e–discovery, today announced that Homburger, one of Switzerland’s premier law firms, has implemented the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform for processing, early case assessment (ECA), review and production of electronically stored information (ESI). Clearwell is being used to streamline the e–discovery process as conducted by the Homburger White Collar | Investigations team on matters involving compliance, internal and regulatory investigations, and white collar crime. As a result, Homburger’s clients are now able to more rapidly respond to litigation and regulatory document requests while benefiting from significantly lower e–discovery costs.

“When helping our clients handle the e–discovery processes related to pending litigation or time–sensitive regulatory inquiries, it is critical that we deliver results in an efficient, accurate and cost–effective manner,” said Flavio Romerio, partner and head of the White Collar | Investigations Working Group at Homburger. “For this reason, we are now using Clearwell which enables us to perform processing, early case assessment, review and production capabilities within a single product and in the efficient, defensible manner that our clients need. With the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform, we can quickly gain insight into the electronic data involved in a case, develop appropriate case strategies, and deliver significant cost savings to our clients.”

The Clearwell E–Discovery Platform is an enterprise–class solution that was purpose–built for e–discovery. Clearwell’s Pre–Processing Module summarizes overall data set characteristics and enables users to interactively filter data by “NIST list” and several metadata properties, reducing downstream processing and review costs. Clearwell’s Processing and Analysis Module provides several features such as Transparent Search, discussion threads and people analytics that enable users to significantly accelerate early case assessment, defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, and rapidly perform first–pass review.

Clearwell’s Review and Production Module enables reviewers to view all related documents in context, perform one–click tagging, redact documents and apply reason codes, increasing review throughput and consistency. Responsive documents can be produced or seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM–compliant XML and other major load file formats. In addition, the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e–discovery workflow, enabling robust end–to–end reporting and analytics and ensuring a defensible e–discovery process. 

“Corporations and their law firms can significantly improve their e–discovery efforts by using a product designed specifically to support the fluid, non–linear and iterative e–discovery process,” said Kamal Shah, vice president of products and marketing for Clearwell Systems. “With the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform, Homburger has enhanced its commitment to solving complex legal issues by helping its clients drive optimal case strategies and lower their e–discovery costs.”

About Homburger
The origins of Homburger date back to 1957, when founder Eric Homburger established a practice. The firm evolved rapidly into one of Switzerland’s premier business law firms with over 100 professionals, advising and representing Swiss and international corporate clients and individual entrepreneurs on key aspects of business law.

The Homburger White Collar | Investigations team represents corporations and their directors and managers in matters involving compliance, internal and regulatory investigations, and white collar crime.

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises, government agencies, and law firms perform electronic discovery (e–discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E–Discovery Platform streamlines end–to–end e–discovery, providing a single product for identification, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production. Leading organizations such as Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NBC Universal, and Toyota are using Clearwell to streamline collections, 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, The Sedona Conference, and the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC). 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/.