A university engaged Buckley in a series of small investigatory matters. FORTÉ tackled large amounts of data with cost-saving e-Discovery processes to stay within budget across all matters.
A large university engaged Buckley on a number of small, discrete investigatory matters that required the review of a few hundred to several thousand documents depending on the matter. Without effective budget management and oversight of e-discovery costs, handling small investigations would quickly prove cost-prohibitive relative to the overall value of each matter.
The FORTÉ Way
The FORTÉ team worked closely with the university’s IT and business managers to assess the e-discovery needs of each case before deploying the appropriate cost-saving process and technology, such as:
- Taking a first cut and narrowing the universe of potentially relevant documents by using a full suite of analytics within an Early Case Assessment tool
- Using the full set of advanced analytics tools in Relativity, such as email threading, concept clustering, and near-duplicate analysis — at no additional cost to the client
- Avoiding hosting fees until the team had homed in on the final set of potentially relevant documents that merited attorney review
Smaller investigations often come on a shoestring e-discovery budget, even when the overall data volume to be collect or analyze does not necessarily correspond to the narrow set of issues under investigation. A creative and cost-conscious approach — one that combines cutting-edge technology and careful planning — allowed our clients to conduct a thorough inquiry on a reasonable budget.
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