The client, a multi-million dollar investment firm, needed help preparing their response to a third-party subpoena for documents relevant to an ongoing lawsuit, and wanted to be confident that their response would not include unrelated sensitive information. The entire review universe would need to be reviewed to ensure all documents were appropriately withheld or redacted.
As the review universe for this matter was relatively small, under 4,000 documents, and each document required review, ID deployed specific analytic tools to organize the data.
Email threading allowed for chronological review of an entire email conversation at once, allowing a reviewer to identify relevant and non-relevant information throughout a thread,
ensuring privileged or confidential information is not included in the client’s final response.
Clustering increased the consistency during review by conceptually grouping similar documents so they are reviewed by a single reviewer, rather than piece-meal by multiple reviewers.
By utilizing email threading and clustering as organizational methods in this review universe, ID was able to complete this review in a shorter amount of time without sacrificing the quality of the results. ID’s application of analytics and use of legal reviewers saved the client over $17,000 when compared to a linear review performed by outside counsel.