SOURCE: Falcon Discovery

Falcon Discovery

November 05, 2013 10:00 ET

Falcon Discovery Receives Prestigious SOC 2 Type II Accreditation

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Falcon Discovery, the leading provider of managed e-discovery services for corporate legal departments, today announced that it has received the prestigious SOC 2 Type II certification for its e-discovery managed services. The SOC 2 certification replaced the historic SAS 70 certification in 2011, and is considered the gold standard for security and process control accreditation.

The certification required a complete audit and testing of 90 different controls within Falcon's discovery services operation. The audit encompassed Falcon's entire InsideOut™ managed services solution, including Falcon's dedicated hosting and management of applications such as kCura's Relativity and Clearwell for corporate law departments, data and information security, document processing, review and production management.

SOC 2 requires that organizations demonstrate the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of its internal controls. Falcon achieved the rare distinction of passing all 90 controls during the audit, with zero exceptions noted by the independent CPA audit firm, A-lign. Falcon's achievement of the SOC 2 certification sets it apart from law firms and other larger e-discovery service and consulting providers that have not received similar accreditation.

"Achieving SOC 2 certification provides our clients and partners with additional assurance that our processes and information security are sound," said Cody Greenwaldt, managing director and head of Falcon's Legal Services operation. "We are proud that Falcon is being recognized for having a rigorous information security and risk management program that qualifies for such a prestigious accreditation."

As part of its InsideOut™ managed services solution, Falcon's team of discovery attorneys and project managers work as an extension of its corporate legal department clients to perform the day-to-day discovery tasks required across all types of legal matters. Falcon's attorney and technology teams assist in-house and outside counsel in completing the following types of tasks:

  • Discovery planning & project management
  • Preservation & collection interviews
  • Collections & tracking
  • Searching & early case assessment
  • Database hosting & administration
  • Review & preparation of draft privilege/redaction logs
  • Production management
  • Pre-trial support

Falcon's InsideOut™ solution gives clients immediate control over e-discovery, without additional head count or a large capital expenditure. With InsideOut™, Falcon delivers integrated in-house enterprise e-discovery technology on a dedicated basis, rigorous proven processes, and specialized legal and technology teams to deliver both technology and litigation support services across matters.

Once in place, the InsideOut™ professional services team 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.

For example, Falcon's InsideOut™ solution yields cost savings of up to 85% below the industry average for discovery review and production costs when compared to the discovery costs summarized by the RAND Corporation's Institute for Civil Justice in a 2012 report, "Where the Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing Electronic Discovery."

About Falcon Discovery
Since 2007 Falcon Discovery has been transforming the way corporate legal departments manage discovery and compliance in the digital age. InsideOut™, Falcon's visionary legal and technology managed services program helps corporations unbundle legal services to gain transparency, reduce costs, and take control of the discovery process. Falcon's lawyers, process managers and technologists become an extension of the in-house legal team and create a unique framework that aligns people, processes and technology to optimize the discovery process and significantly reduce outside legal spend across matters. Visit www.falcondiscovery.com for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cody Greenwaldt
    Managing Director
    800.671.9210
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