SOURCE: Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems

April 19, 2010 06:00 ET

Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP Selects Clearwell to Streamline E-Discovery

Leading Law Firm Utilizes Clearwell E-Discovery Platform to Accelerate Early Case Assessments and Reduce Costs for Its Clients

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced that Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, a leading law firm with more than 200 attorneys, has implemented the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform to accelerate early case assessments and reduce e-discovery costs.

"Our practice is dedicated to client service for all matters and our IT investments must make that service effective and efficient," said Leah Wajdyk, Legal Technology Specialist for Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP. "For e-discovery, we evaluated several technologies and selected Clearwell because it was the only product that provided processing, early case analysis, and first-pass review capabilities in a single, integrated product. Clearwell allows us to quickly gain insight into the electronic evidence in a case and develop winning case strategies for our clients."

The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is fully operational in less than 25 minutes and provides users with immediate visibility into case facts. Clearwell's Pre-Processing Module summarizes overall data set characteristics and enables users to interactively filter data by "NIST list" and several metadata properties, reducing downstream processing and review costs. Clearwell's Processing and Analysis Module provides several features such as Transparent Search, discussion threads and people analytics that enable users to significantly accelerate early case assessment, defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, and rapidly perform first-pass review.

Clearwell's Review Module enables reviewers to perform one-click tagging, redact documents, apply reason codes, and verify redactions prior to production. The product's discussion threading and concept clustering capabilities display documents in context, increasing review throughput. Responsive documents can be produced or seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML and other major load file formats. In addition, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e-discovery workflow, ensuring a defensible e-discovery process.

"Businesses and their law firms cannot afford to take risks by using products that weren't designed specifically to support the fluid, non-linear and iterative e-discovery process," said Kamal Shah, VP of Products and Marketing for Clearwell Systems. "With the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs has already helped clients drive optimal case strategies and lower e-discovery costs, a top priority in today's economy."

About Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
"One Firm Dedicated to Client Service." Although Wyatt traces its roots back to the early 1800's, the Firm embraces new technology to meet modern challenges. With more than 200 lawyers across our 7 offices in the South Central United States and Colorado, the Firm has the depth to serve client needs, however broad, and the technology, resources, and legal talent to make that service effective and efficient.

About Clearwell Systems
Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises and law firms perform electronic discovery (e-discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automates the processing, analysis, review, and production phases of e-discovery via a single, integrated product. Leading organizations such as Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, Cisco, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Toyota, and the Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Inspector General are using Clearwell to accelerate early case assessments, intelligently cull-down data, increase reviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e-discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent e-discovery industry surveys and reports, Clearwell is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project and The Sedona Conference. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at

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