E-Discovery

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E-Discovery

Taft provides electronic discovery (e-Discovery) and case management services, comprehensive information and records management, and litigation readiness support tailored to meet our clients’ needs. Our team members have earned Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credentials as well as Relativity review platform certifications. We are a diverse team of experts in e-Discovery with training and experience guiding case teams through the entire lifecycle of discovery from case initiation to trial with a defensible process aligned with industry best practices.

Advice

Taft advises clients and case teams on e-Discovery best practices and helps implement those practices throughout the lifespan of a case. Following best practices is vital for case efficiency, cost-effectiveness, defensibility and supporting loss prevention efforts. 

Preserve and Collect

Taft counsels clients on data preservation obligations and strategies and provides the necessary support to meet those obligations via litigation hold notices and client scoping interviews. We then work with clients, vendors and case teams to develop and implement a defensible and thorough data collection plan by identifying the custodians and locations of relevant information and then advising clients on the most efficient and cost-effective ways to collect the data while minimizing disruption to employees and daily operations.

Process

Taft hosts powerful and advanced e-Discovery platforms in-house, providing a cost-effective, specialized alternative to vendors. Using sophisticated e-Discovery processing tools, we process and cull the data in accordance with any discovery agreements entered into by the parties. 

Review and Produce

Taft uses our internally hosted e-Discovery platforms to conduct document reviews. Our attorneys develop review and QC plans and make decisions about the responsiveness of documents using custom workflows. We use advanced analytics and active learning technology to prioritize, isolate and analyze the most critical documents to help clients realize significant cost savings. After our attorney teams have identified responsive documents, and segregated and logged privileged information, Taft’s litigation support analysts prepare the production of documents in a format that complies with the discovery agreements.

Analyze

Taft’s attorneys analyze data throughout the discovery process and helps develop key narratives that support and drive the theory of the case. 

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