D4 and Special Counsel Announce Strategic Partnership
Alliance Addresses Top Client Concern: Achieving Quality Results Quickly While Maintaining Cost Predictability
Rochester, N.Y. (January 30, 2013) – Today, the costs associated with electronic document review represent approximately 75 percent of a typical eDiscovery budget. D4, LLC, a national leader in litigation support and eDiscovery services to law firms and corporate law departments, and Special Counsel, the nation’s leading provider of legal staffing and solutions, have formed a partnership to bring better cost predictability to eDiscovery projects without sacrificing either the speed or quality of the review. The partnership offers cost predictability for managed review services for the entire right side of the Electronic Reference Delivery Model (ERDM).
“We are very pleased to be working with Special Counsel in order to offer this tightly integrated service. Today, eDiscovery is a business-critical operation,” said John Holland, D4 CEO and founder. “The rate of corporate data growth is overwhelming. When coupled with the volume and variety of structured and unstructured data, information governance requirements and the general management of information, a company’s ability to meet court-mandated discovery deadlines is of paramount importance. Our relationship with Special Counsel ensures clients a defensible eDiscovery and review process as they work to meet these deadlines.”
“Special Counsel realizes that the most efficient review begins with the processing and platform chosen. Through this partnership with D4, we will be able to ensure the use of the best technology possible to maximize both the speed and accuracy of the review, achieving greater cost savings for our clients,” said Christopher M.Gallagher, Esq., SVP and National Director of Discovery Solutions. “Our clients will benefit greatly from two great companies each delivering services in their core competencies, a true best of breed solution.”
D4 brings its Relativity product knowledge and award-winning technical expertise to help clients’ review workflows and to assist them in managing and search case-related data. Working closely with Special Counsel, the partnership offers clients a single point of contact and predictable pricing. Additionally, clients have access to the full spectrum of eDiscovery services without the issue of managing multiple vendors or maintaining a detailed understanding of the process. The client’s legal teams are able to easily and confidently focus on legal issues, while eDiscovery work is done quickly, professionally and cost effectively.
About Special Counsel
Special Counsel is the largest provider of legal staffing services to corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide. Special Counsel services include customized staffing and project management for e-discovery and document review projects of any size and location, as well as providing experienced legal professionals for general workload management, litigation support, and business transaction support. Specialized services include search and direct hire placement of legal professionals at all levels, medical document review, TurnKey Legal Center document review space, document review management under SightManager® document review management tool, Concise® deposition digesting, and Alderson® Court Reporting. For more information, visit specialcounsel.com.
About D4, LLC
D4 is a leading national provider of electronic discovery, computer forensics and litigation support services to AMLAW200 firms and Fortune 1000 companies. D4 was one of the first providers to offer an eDiscovery Managed Services solution, eNtrust, which launched in 2011. D4 has been instrumental in helping customers realize up to a 70 percent cost reduction over previous e-discovery solutions. The company’s state-of-the-art data center operations in Rochester are complemented by electronic discovery and litigation support offices throughout the U.S. D4 has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US and is an INC 500/5000 honoree. Visit www.d4discovery.com for more information.
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