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Clearwell Leads E-Discovery Market as Solution of Choice for Enterprises

SEATTLE, Wash.—October 20, 2008—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced greater traction among in-house enterprise customers and plans to showcase its ground-breaking “Transparent Search” capabilities of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform at the Association of Corporate Counselors (ACC) conference in Seattle, October 20-22. Leading organizations such as Bear Stearns, Cisco, Constellation Energy, Del Monte, Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Inspector General, Experian, Johnson & Johnson, and Transatlantic Reinsurance Company have reduced the cost, time, and risk of e-discovery with Clearwell.

Available with version 4.0 of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform, Transparent Search is a set of ground-breaking capabilities that enable a more defensible e-discovery search process, and reduces the over- and under-inclusiveness of keyword search. Transparent Search caters to the unique requirements of lawyers and litigation support professionals by enabling testing, sampling, and iterative refinement of keyword searches. All search actions are automatically tracked and documented, making it easy for enterprises and law firms to ‘show their work’ in the courtroom.

“Cases like Victor Stanley, O’Keefe, and Equity Analytics demonstrate that, while keyword searches are useful for coping with the dramatic rise in the volume of ESI, there are limitations with today’s keyword search technologies,” said Deena Coffman, Discovery Director, Johnson & Johnson. “These shortcomings are addressed by Clearwell’s Transparent Search which provides attorneys and litigation support professionals with the ability to test the efficacy of their keyword lists and refine their word selection in preparation for 26(f) conferences.  This added level of insight dramatically reduces processing and review cost while bolstering defensibility to the new levels now being mandated by current case law.”

“Traction among customers has grown steadily over the years, and we’ve made tremendous inroads into the enterprise segment of the market where Clearwell is noticeably leading the industry,” said Kamal Shah, vice president of product management and marketing, Clearwell Systems. “We are committed to innovation and delivering new capabilities like transparent search that help legal teams devise more defensible search strategies, better collaborate on keyword search terms, and dramatically reduce false positives and irrelevant documents prior to review.”

To learn more about Clearwell’s Transparent Search, see a product demonstration or download the Transparent Search white paper.

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises perform e-discovery in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations. By automating the processing, analysis and review of all electronically stored information, Clearwell enables enterprises to accelerate early case assessments, lower processing costs, reduce review workload, and gain control of e-discovery. Clearwell was ranked a Top 5 e-discovery software provider overall as well as a Top 5 e-discovery provider for processing, analysis, review, and production in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. For more information, visit or read the E-discovery 2.0 blog at: