By Jennifer A. Beckage, originally published on 5/10/16.

Phillips Lytle’s E-Discovery IT Team Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Litigation Expenses

Phillips Lytle has long had an E-Discovery and Litigation Support Information Technology Team (“the Team”) who assists the firm’s clients and attorneys in early case assessment; harvesting, collecting and processing data; facilitating document reviews; and producing data in litigated matters in federal and state courts.

TEAM QUALIFICATIONS

The Team has decades of experience in the information technology, e-discovery and legal industries. The Team also holds various certifications with the firm’s in-house document review tool and other third-party hosted document review solutions. The Team has experience with structured data, forensics, and predictive coding, as well as emerging technologies related to document review. The Team understands the importance of quality control, communication with the attorneys and the client, and effective workflow.

ABILITY TO REVIEW LARGE AMOUNTS OF COMPLEX DATA 

Phillips Lytle has managed document reviews for a wide variety of document types, including, but not limited to, structured and unstructured data and information from legacy systems, backup tapes, social media and more. Such complex data sometimes requires additional expertise and technology assistance, which Phillips Lytle can offer. Phillips Lytle is capable of all sizes of document review and has handled cases involving a few hundred documents to those involving millions of documents and terabytes of data.

BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE WITH IN-HOUSE AND THIRD-PARTY DOCUMENT REVIEW TOOLS

Phillips Lytle can perform document review in-house with its own attorneys, technical team and in-house document review tool. Phillips Lytle has the capability to support over 50 languages and has staff and attorneys who speak a variety of languages. The firm also has extensive experience engaging and working with third-party vendors to host data, and using external document review teams. Additionally, Phillips Lytle uses predictive coding, which saves clients money by prioritizing likely relevant documents and eliminating clearly non-responsive ones.

Phillips Lytle knows it saves its clients thousands of dollars, if not more, and achieves better results when the E-Discovery and Litigation Support IT Team members are involved in the very early stages of litigation.

To learn more about Phillips Lytle’s capabilities in the area of e-discovery, please contact Jennifer A. Beckage, Phillips Lytle Business Litigation Partner, at (716) 847-7093 or jbeckage@phillipslytle.com.