Case Study

Seconded eDiscovery Counsel

Challenge

  • Client tasked with reducing Legal Department spend by 10%
  • No previous benchmark or metrics regarding spend
  • No eDiscovery expert onsite, but significant portion of budget related to outside counsel and provider eDiscovery work
  • Internal stakeholders using individual processes that were neither defensible nor repeatable


Solution

  • Seconded eDiscovery Counsel created department-wide auditable mechanism for outside counsel and providers to deliver metrics, budgets and track spend
  • Creation and implementation of data management system to reduce the amount of data stored, retained, collected, reviewed and produced
  • Provision of legal advice regarding discovery litigation strategies, industry standards and opportunities to contain costs
  • Recommendations regarding internal resource optimization, technology enablement and operational effectiveness and efficiency


Business Impact

  • Creation of a streamlined company policy regarding end to end data management and eDiscovery practices for internal stakeholders, outside counsel and legal services providers
  • Exceeded eDiscovery savings benchmark by 287% and achieved a seven-figure spend reduction