SOURCE: Recommind


February 02, 2010 13:11 ET

Bryan Cave LLP Revolutionizes Document Review With Axcelerate eDiscovery

International Law Firm Changes the Economics of Review and Analysis With Predictive Coding™ Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Recommind, the leader in search-powered information risk management (IRM) software, today announced that Bryan Cave LLP, an international, multiservice law firm with 19 offices around the world, has selected Recommind's Axcelerate eDiscovery™ to dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with document review and analysis. With offices in every corner of the globe and more than 50 distinct practice areas, Bryan Cave services and consults some of the most influential and important companies in the world. Axcelerate eDiscovery will provide the firm with a streamlined and dynamic end-to-end eDiscovery platform with game-changing Predictive Coding™ functionality as well as built-in processing, culling, filtering, review, analysis and production capabilities.

Using its SmartReview™ technology, Axcelerate eDiscovery automatically assesses document responsiveness, privilege and issue relation before the review process begins. This reduces the amount of time required to prioritize ESI (electronically stored information) when conducting document review and analysis, while simultaneously increasing review accuracy and consistency. Using Axcelerate eDiscovery's unique Predictive Coding methodology, the system also automatically prioritizes and codes documents based on their responsiveness, relevance, privileged nature and/or relationship to any issue. As a result, Axcelerate eDiscovery dramatically improves the speed and accuracy of document review and reduces the overall cost of eDiscovery.

"Our attorneys trust the accuracy of Recommind technology which we use when searching our internal systems, so the decision to use the same technology for our eDiscovery process was a natural step. Using concept-based search is a necessary move for the legal industry; concept searching is both far more powerful than conventional keyword searching, and it also makes possible advanced eDiscovery techniques that are simply not achievable by conventional means. For example, using Axcelerate eDiscovery with Predictive Coding results in dramatic productivity gains and reduced costs at several distinct points in the review process," said John Alber, Technology Partner at Bryan Cave. "Our ability to advise our clients and help them control costs throughout the rigors of eDiscovery has always been one of our core strengths. With Axcelerate eDiscovery, that strength is now one of our most compelling competitive differentiators."

"With the difficulties and threats of eDiscovery growing more rigorous and dangerous by the day, enterprises and professional service firms need to ensure they are using technology that can solve the challenges of today and tomorrow," said Robert Tennant, CEO, Recommind. "That puts the onus on finding not only the right technology but also partnering with a vendor who brings to the partnership the acumen to spot developments before they happen and advise and adjust accordingly. We pride ourselves on having both the technology and the knowledge to help our customers implement a successful eDiscovery program and the fact that game-changing firms like Bryan Cave rely on us for their eDiscovery needs is tremendous validation of that position."

About Bryan Cave LLP

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave's more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in 26 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients' needs in the world's leading business and financial markets.

About Recommind Inc.

Recommind's search-powered Information Risk Management (IRM) platform automatically accesses, organizes, collects and analyzes large volumes of information from myriad sources to address an enterprise's critical eDiscovery, compliance, email categorization and knowledge management needs. With faster, more accurate access to and greater control over information, organizations can lower risk, improve productivity, increase the value of information assets, and improve competitiveness and profits. Recommind customers include Bayer, BMW, DLA Piper, Eversheds, Marathon Oil, Morgan Lewis, Shearman & Sterling and Verizon. Recommind is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, London, and Bonn, Germany. For more information, email, or go to

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