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From e-mail messages and word processing documents to spreadsheets and computer files, there is an ever-growing amount of information that today’s organizations create and store. And when faced with an electronic discovery request, it can be an overwhelming task to collect, filter, process, and produce this information without the right assistance.
ident_option_FINALDSU Discovery draws from its proven processes and leading-edge technologies to help you seamlessly navigate the electronic discovery process. This starts with ensuring that the parameters of your project are clearly defined. From there, our project managers will work with our legal and technical experts to collect the necessary information as your project necessitates—ensuring that the path to your information is as efficient as it is effective.


ESI CONSULTING

Through a full range of end-to-end electronic discovery services, DSU Discovery is connecting corporations and litigators to their relevant case information. Given the large amount of information today’s organizations must manage and store, we understand that navigating the electronic discovery process on your own can be costly and time consuming. That’s why we take a proactive approach from the beginning to efficiently, effectively guide your project, every step of the way.
ident_option_FINALRegardless of the size or complexity of a case, at DSU Discovery, delivering complete transparency is our primary goal. From the outset, our team of project managers works with you to assess the parameters of your case and establish a strategic plan for discovery. In addition to consistent, proactive communication with the DSU Discovery team, the InControl™project manager software gives you direct, up-to-the-minute access to all of your information throughout the discovery process. This high level of visibility and control ensures you can make the more informed decisions to achieve the best results.

It’s estimated that organizations’ electronic information is growing by 60 percent a year—compounded by the volume of data being retained for compliance, business intelligence, and data protection purposes. If you are required to produce any of your electronically stored information (ESI), it’s imperative that you know at any given time where it’s stored and how to access it, while having the best processes in place to execute discovery. The DSU Discovery team blends litigation support expertise with real-world technology experience to help you plan for and manage your information. We are here to help you navigate the volumes of data your organization is accumulating, and create a proactive plan and process to ensure your company is litigation ready.

With the highest level of professionalism, the DSU Discovery team brings years of experience working on litigation cases for both legal and corporate clients. We know how to effectively implement processes and tools to provide optimal value on every project. With the innovative tools developed by our industry experts, and the industry knowledge provided by our consultants, we use an established, seamless process to manage, communicate, and handle ESI.


DATA REDUCTION

Given the amount of data organizations must manage and store, extracting only the most essential information is a critical first step in the discovery process. Because over-collection of data can drastically increase processing and review costs, DSU Discovery’s project management team works closely with you to clarify exactly what you need before collection begins.
ident_option_FINALFrom identifying the active and relevant data to developing a defensible and documented filtering strategy, you’re part of the process at every turn. Using myriad parameters (de-duplication, near-duplicate identification, e-mail threading, concept clustering, system/application file removal (de-NIST), keywords, date ranges, file types, and custodians), we cull the total data volume to remove irrelevant data and all known system or application files. We can also use your searching criteria to pre-filter potentially privileged documents, refine searches, and re-run queries to produce the exact evidence your case requires.


DATA PROCESSING

Upon efficiently narrowing the data using our data reduction techniques, DSU Discovery will process the relevant and potentially responsive information. Then, once the data has been processed, we will work with you and your team to determine the exact specifications for deliverables, which include searchable text and native files (if appropriate), as well as associated metadata and specified load files.
ident_option_FINALJust as there is rich information to be extracted from electronic data, today’s organizations also still have an extensive volume of paper documents. To effectively and properly integrate your paper and electronic discovery, DSU Discovery offers an extensive document processing service—helping you uncover and track information on paper documents through hard copy imaging, document coding (domestic and off shore), optical character recognition, and even translation services.


EARLY CASE ASSESSMENT

The DSU Discovery team recognizes that each project and case is unique. With the volume of data growing and the cost to manage it burgeoning, it’s critical that companies take the right steps early to reduce unnecessary costs and mitigate risks.
ident_option_FINALThat’s why we work closely with you from the beginning to conduct a thorough assessment of your specific needs. While this assessment reveals the information that’s central to your case, our experience also shows the importance of navigating the discovery process using a proven strategy—one built upon a framework of transparency, flexibility, and constant communication.

With our high speed data processing software, we will give you access to your indexed data in a secure online environment quickly so you can determine whether your case has enough merit to litigate or if you should be considering a settlement strategy.


DOCUMENT PRODUCTION

Because each case is unique, DSU Discovery offers a high level of flexibility. Our project managers collaborate directly with you to deliver exactly what you need—in the format you need it. We can accommodate a range of media and environment types, such as TIFF, searchable text, PDFs, native files, or even paper, if required.
ident_option_FINALWe can also deliver data and documents to counsel for the preferred litigation support application, including Concordance, Summation, Ringtail, IPRO, iCONECT, Relativity, and Introspect—plus as many other platforms as needed. And all deliverables are tracked and updated through InControl™, making it even easier for you to access your information from anywhere—at any time.


DATA REPOSITORY

Oftentimes, one case or project leads to another. And as your project data accumulates over time, it’s an enormous convenience—not to mention cost and time savings—for you to be able to draw from this stored information to build your next case. DSU Discovery’s data repository services offer the perfect solution.
ident_option_FINALWith DSU Discovery, you can efficiently re-use your information without having to reprocess it. And rather than store your information in decentralized repositories through different vendors, we have the capacity to securely house all your data in a central repository for an extended period of time. That means you can easily search and manipulate your stored data, giving you a high level of flexibility and control over time.

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