If your project requires the collection of internal documents, we work with your client or its IT department to properly understand system architecture and identify potential sources of relevant electronically stored information, or “ESI.” We collect all data and documents or assist your team with collection efforts to ensure proper chain of custody protocols and defensible collection procedures. We also provide advice and consultation regarding the proper format of documents produced by litigation opponents, subpoena respondents or their e-discovery vendors. We are available to participate in pre-discovery meet and confer conferences or serve as e-discovery liaison to ensure opposing parties produce documents in an optimal format for review.
Once electronic documents and data are collected, we analyze the collection with powerful e-discovery software. This allows us to remove extraneous files that are not likely to contain relevant information. Removal of these files saves time and money because rather than reviewing every piece of information collected, only documents that potentially contain relevant information are reviewed. Document review software is also utilized to identify patterns and frequently used terms within the ESI to highlight issues and information that might have otherwise been overlooked. This process is also applied to documents received from opposing parties during discovery. By preliminarily analyzing an opponent’s documents with document review software, we are able to quickly understand the nature of the documents produced and, in consultation with the trial team, help structure document review efforts for more efficient and thorough results.
Once engaged, we work directly with your legal team to thoroughly review and identify relevant and significant documents collected internally or from your adversary. This review process includes coding and tagging documents by issue or subject matter so that they may be quickly retrieved when needed. There is no need to engage legal staffing agencies or legal recruiters because Percipient maintains an up-to-date network of high-quality document review attorneys and staffs reviews only with licensed contract attorneys. We are easily accessible and maintain open lines of communication with your trial team so that all involved are up to date with developments in the case and so that review efforts are properly focused.
After documents are reviewed and identified as being relevant to litigation or responsive to a subpoena or discovery request, Percipient also handles final processing of the documents for production to an opponent or a subpoenaing party. Files can be produced in many formats and with load files for popular e-discovery software such as Relativity, Summation or Concordance.