Wright Lindsey Jennings’ e-Discovery team counsels clients on a wide range of discovery-related issues with an approach that offers a distinct competitive advantage for our clients. Preparedness is essential in any litigation matter, and the impact of new and emerging technologies heightens the need for flawless e-Discovery strategies. WLJ offers a thorough and practical approach to data protection, collection, search, review and production with competitive, reasonable rates and alternative pricing models.
We have extensive experience handling large-scale data collection and production in complex litigation. The firm’s e-Discovery team, comprised of individuals with both legal and technological backgrounds, is available to provide clients hands-on assistance in the preservation and collection of data. Our e-Discovery attorneys provide a unique set of skills to support our clients in the discovery process, while the firm’s project managers and information technology specialists have the experience and knowledge necessary to deploy tailored solutions to assist clients throughout the duration of our legal service.
Our e-Discovery team is well-positioned to assist in any type of matter, including cases where WLJ is not lead counsel. We will work with your lead counsel to develop suitable search terms and review protocols and typically serve as the primary liaison with the electronically stored information (ESI) vendor. With up to 20 WLJ attorneys and two project managers available to manage and staff a document review team at any given time, we are able to handle many document reviews using our attorneys. Alternatively, where the scale of the project or cost-efficiencies weigh in favor of using a managed review firm, we will train and oversee the managed review team, with WLJ attorneys providing second level review/quality control. The e-Discovery team also has experience using Technology Assisted Review (TAR), which has proven to be a more cost-efficient alternative to traditional attorney review in some cases.
Recent e-Discovery experience includes serving as e-Discovery counsel in several complex cases pending in three different states, including two class actions. In each of these engagements, review of significant volumes of electronically stored information was handled by a combination of WLJ attorneys and attorneys from managed review firms. In a local engagement involving more than 15 related lawsuits, we assisted our client in collecting ESI from nearly 100 custodians, resulting in the collection of 7.5 million electronically-stored files. Search terms were applied to more than 4 million electronically-stored files, and the 1 million documents returned by those terms were then reviewed by WLJ attorneys and a managed review firm.