SOURCE: Clearwell Systems

March 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Clearwell Delivers Powerful E-Discovery Solution to DLA Piper

Clearwell E-Discovery Platform Accelerates Early Case Assessments and Lowers Processing Costs for Law Firm and Enterprise Clients

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in Intelligent E-Discovery, today announced that DLA Piper has achieved significant e-discovery efficiencies with the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform®. Based on Thomson Litigation Consulting's strategic advice, DLA Piper, the world's largest law firm, utilized Clearwell to respond to a large last-minute data request within a five-day court-appointed deadline, a task that would have taken weeks if handled through traditional processes. With Clearwell, Thomson Litigation Consulting and DLA Piper processed and analyzed over 570,000 documents across 11 custodians, culled them down to 3,070 relevant documents, and then produced them -- all in less than four days.

"On this case, the combination of Thomson Litigation Consulting's strategic consulting and Clearwell's technology was invaluable," said Mary Pat Poteet, director of Litigation Support at DLA Piper. "Based on our experience, implementing technology for e-discovery is an absolute must, as it costs far less than the penalties of a sanction or a missed deadline. We could not have responded to this data request without Thomson and Clearwell, and definitely expect to use this approach again under similar circumstances."

The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is fully operational in less than 25 minutes and provides users with immediate visibility into case facts, significantly accelerating early case analysis. Clearwell's advanced searching, culling and filtering capabilities enable enterprises to quickly eliminate irrelevant documents, false positives and privileged information, lowering processing costs and reducing review workload. Clearwell's case management and reporting capabilities monitor progress in real-time, providing greater control of the e-discovery process. Further, Clearwell seamlessly integrates with litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML load file.

"With Clearwell, Thomson Litigation Consulting's ability to quickly and efficiently manage the processing and analysis of electronic data is greatly enhanced, allowing us to provide our clients with accelerated early case analysis and lower processing costs," said Joe Mann, senior vice president at Thomson Litigation Consulting. "The case with DLA Piper is just one example of the immense value that Thomson Litigation Consulting and Clearwell can jointly deliver for any e-discovery request."

"DLA Piper's selection of Clearwell is a strong endorsement of our value in accelerating early case analysis and reducing the overall cost and risk of e-discovery," said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. "The combination of Clearwell's market-leading product and Thomson Litigation Consulting's strategic services provide a powerful solution for law firms and enterprises in need of next-generation e-discovery capabilities."

About Clearwell Systems

Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises perform e-discovery in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and corporate investigations. By automating the processing, analysis and review of all electronically stored information, Clearwell enables enterprises to accelerate early case assessments, lower processing costs, reduce review workload, and gain control of e-discovery. In 2007, Clearwell was named a top 5 e-discovery software provider for corporations by the prestigious Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. For more information, visit, or learn about E-Discovery 2.0 at

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