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The Multiple Vendor and Multiple Bid Processes are Not in Your Best Interests, Part 2

Published Mon, July 23, 2012 by Brian McManus, J.D.

Last week I wrote about the common practice in this industry of clients employing many ediscovery partners over time, and the practice of some law firms to get multiple bids on every ediscovery project.  I wrote that this was a monumental waste of time and effort and produced far from optimal results.  Instead, I noted that working closely with one or two ediscovery partners would produce far better results. I gave an example from our experience at Lighthouse where we reduced a client’s cost per project by 35%, and improved the speed by 80%...

The Multiple Vendor and Multiple Bid Processes are Not in Your Best Interests, Part 1

Published Mon, July 16, 2012 by Brian McManus, J.D.

About a year ago, I joined Lighthouse eDiscovery as Managing Partner.  I had previously been involved in running technology companies for about 20 years, and before that was a partner in a Seattle law firm.  As I started talking with clients and prospects, I was surprised to hear many examples of legal decision-makers discussing a process of having many ediscovery partners. Many asked three different ediscovery service firms to bid on each project.  My initial thought was, “What a monumental waste of time and effort.”  As time has passed...

Speaking the Same Language

The Benefits of Cross-Functional Communication

Published Fri, July 06, 2012 by Nathaniel Byington

Have you ever been in a foreign city where you don’t speak the language? Even with a phrase book, clear enunciation, and a full range of pantomime, your communications are limited to the most basic concepts. You’ll be able to ask things like “Where is the nearest bus station?” or “Is this really edible?”, but until you learn the language or find someone who speaks your language, you’ll never be able to discuss more complex (and more interesting) concepts like culture, history, or politics. While it’s less obvious, this same language gap...

TAR and Review of Opposition Documents

Published Fri, June 22, 2012 by Beau Holt, Esq.

Many vendors, law firms and clients think of TAR primarily as a means of reducing costs associated with review of unproduced documents.  However, legal technology pundits, litigators, in-house counsel and judges are still working through defensibility issues associated with use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in discovery settings.  Many corporate clients are not yet ready to risk judicial rejection of TAR-based reviews and still shy away from TAR.  Many law firms are equally risk-averse.  Other law firms are unsure how to leverage TAR...

Is Linear Review a Thing of the Past?

Published Fri, June 08, 2012 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

With all the TAR postings in the last couple of months, you may be wondering whether linear review is passé.  Quite the contrary, we actually believe linear review has a valuable place in ediscovery.  There are phases of review, certain data sizes, and specific data types well suited to linear review.  It can be a very powerful tool when utilized in a thoughtful and deliberate manner.

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