SOURCE: Attenex

August 22, 2005 10:50 ET

Attenex Unveils New Project Management Application for Electronic Discovery

Ignited by Partner and Customer Feedback, Attenex Enriches Its Product Platform With the Introduction of New Application in Attenex Patterns 3.0

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- Attenex® Corp., a leading software developer of unstructured content analysis and visualization tools for electronic discovery, today announced the release and immediate availability of Attenex® Patterns® 3.0. An innovative solution for corporations, their law firms and government agencies involved in litigation, investigations and regulatory response, the Attenex Patterns 3.0 software suite now includes Matter Manager™, an application designed to bridge the communication gap between senior attorneys and project managers by providing up-to-the-minute project status and other review efficiencies.

"Navigating and managing large collections of e-mail and other electronic content makes project management an essential element in any electronic discovery situation," said Mike Kinnaman, vice president of marketing for Attenex. "Input from Attenex Advantage Partners and our customers drove the development of Matter Manager, a new addition to the Attenex Patterns software suite. Matter Manager provides the entire review team with fast and accurate insight into the process to better manage electronic discovery projects and client expectations."

For corporations and their law firms frustrated by the escalating cost of document discovery in litigation, investigations and regulatory response, Attenex Patterns is electronic document discovery software that enables the more rapid identification of relevant content -- preserving valuable resources for case strategy and preparation.

"Fueled by the ongoing growth in massive volumes of data susceptible to electronic discovery, the total electronic discovery market is projected to grow from $1.28B in 2005 to $2.78B in 2007," said George Socha, founder, Socha Consulting LLC and co-author of the 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. "This continued growth is driving new concerns that according to our recent survey include project management, quality, cost and general inexperience with electronic discovery from attorneys, clients and the judiciary. Electronic discovery consumers could benefit from new solutions that can successfully bridge this gap, enabling projects to be better managed through ongoing communication, education and the ability to reduce and understand expected and ongoing electronic discovery costs."

Attenex Patterns combines patented content analysis and visualization technology with a powerful processing engine to automate the bulk of the clerical and technical processing involved in electronic discovery. The addition of Matter Manager provides case leads and project managers with a project management tool that provides easy access to the current status of a matter and pre-built reports to provide all involved parties with an accurate view of the matter and its progress. In addition, Matter Manager provides new tools to help case leads keep the review prioritized, productive and on schedule.

"The complex nature of today's electronic discovery requests involves a great deal of management and communication between individual reviewers, attorneys and clients in a compressed timeframe," said Quentin Leckelt, ESQ., senior manager of technical services at LIT Group Inc. "Attenex's new Matter Manager application combines the vision and technical sophistication crucial to keeping the process of electronic discovery as efficient and effective as possible."

"The incorporation of Matter Manager into Attenex's already rich product platform increases the level of visibility and communication between all parties involved in a matter," continued Dennis Brooks, digital operations manager, RLS Legal Solutions. "Moreover, Attenex Patterns 3.0 now allows us to deliver clients with valuable pre-analyzing information, an important tool used in the early stages of a matter to help identify the most effective case strategy."

According to Joe Looby, senior managing director in FTI's Electronic Evidence Consulting group, "Our electronic evidence professionals always assess the best resources to help clients face time-sensitive situations related to electronic data, databases, networks and systems. Attenex Patterns is an excellent tool for expeditiously responding to issues involving investigation, review and analysis of e-mail and electronic documents."

About Attenex

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Attenex Corporation develops and markets software to help corporations, law firms, legal service providers and government agencies improve the efficiency of processing and reviewing electronic documents. Attenex software combines patented document analysis and visualization technology with a powerful processing engine to accelerate the identification of relevant information in its native format. Leading legal service providers and consulting organizations offer Attenex software to dramatically reduce the total cost of discovery for their clients. For more information about the company and its products, call (206) 373-6565 or visit

About Attenex Advantage Partners

The Attenex Advantage Partner Program is a growing network of experienced legal industry service providers and consulting organizations that enables you to select the team that best fits your case and strategy requirements. Advantage Partners host Attenex Patterns along with your data and provide online access for document review, as well as help you efficiently manage discovery projects, ultimately lowering your total cost of discovery. For a complete list of approved service providers, visit

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