SOURCE: Falcon Discovery

Falcon Discovery

January 26, 2010 14:19 ET

Falcon Discovery Unveils InsideOut™, an "Insourced" e-Discovery Services Practice

In-House e-Discovery Team That Helped Save Qwest Communications Substantial Sums Now Available to Other Law Departments as a Managed Service

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Falcon Discovery, a niche legal service provider specializing in managing e-discovery in-house, today introduced InsideOut™, its groundbreaking in-house e-discovery managed service. InsideOut™ gives companies instant control over e-discovery, without additional headcount or capital expenditure. With InsideOut™, Falcon serves as an extension of the legal department by delivering integrated in-house enterprise e-discovery technology, rigorous, proven processes, and specialized legal and technology teams to manage both cases and technology across the entire e-discovery lifecycle.

As advancing technology and electronic data sources have increased the volume of information relevant to litigation, companies face staggering costs as they struggle to keep up with the practices, technologies, and staff required to cost-effectively manage e-discovery. Some larger law departments have responded by hiring full-time "discovery managers" and positioning them to manage both cases and technology. Others have been unable to do so due to hiring freezes and limitations on capital expenditures.

Falcon Discovery helps companies overcome these problems by allowing them to leverage the unique insourced, managed service and team originally developed for Qwest Communications. In 2004, the telecom provider faced several high-stakes legal situations. "We were brought in as an extension of Qwest's law department to identify why costs were so high and to better manage discovery across matters," said Don McLaughlin, CEO of Falcon Discovery. "The default approach of outside counsel managing the discovery process from outside the company was inefficient, cost prohibitive and unsustainable because each new law firm had to spend time trying to understand the client's IT infrastructure and then hire different third-party consultants or vendors to collect, search, review and host e-documents for each matter."

Falcon's team worked to create a streamlined process for in-house e-discovery and provides that process to Qwest as a managed service. The result is InsideOut™, Falcon's innovative in-house e-discovery service managed by Falcon's team of lawyers and technology specialists. In 2008, Corporate Counsel magazine selected Qwest's legal department as Legal Department of the Year, specifically citing its innovative relationship with Falcon Discovery.

Through the use of intensive process engineering and in-house technology most suitable for each client, Falcon's clients receive the benefits of advanced in-house e-discovery technology with the expertise of an outsourced e-discovery team that can quickly ramp up or down for individual matters. Falcon's InsideOut™ delivers a highly coordinated e-discovery capability that's efficient, and defensible, and can be implemented onsite or near-site by Falcon's own staff. The InsideOut™ managed service optimizes each step in the e-discovery lifecycle, including:

--  Preservation, Collection & Forensics
--  Processing & Culling
--  Search & Early Case Analysis
--  Review & Production Management
    

Once in-place, the InsideOut™ managed service can often respond to internal investigations or urgent discovery requests in a matter of hours -- not days or weeks. Both in-house and outside counsel understand cases far more quickly, and Falcon's repeatable in-house processes, legal acumen and expertise using advanced technology make every step more efficient and cost-effective. "The cost savings delivered by InsideOut™ are astonishing," said McLaughlin, "even when compared to companies that are already using preferred outsourcing providers for e-discovery services or requiring outside counsel to use contract attorneys for document review."

Falcon's team frequently speaks on e-discovery topics around the country and is actively involved in key industry organizations, such as The Sedona Conference®, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and Women in eDiscovery.

Falcon's senior management will introduce InsideOut™ at LegalTech New York on February 1-3. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please visit: www.falcondiscovery.com or call 800.671.9210.

About Falcon Discovery

Falcon Discovery is a niche legal service provider specializing in managing e-discovery in-house. E-discovery is the single largest cost in litigation today and our groundbreaking InsideOut™ managed service gives forward-thinking companies an in-house e-discovery capability that delivers astonishing cost savings while significantly enhancing defensibility and the accuracy of results, with no additional headcount or capital expenditure. For more information, please visit: www.falcondiscovery.com.

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