Falcon Discovery, a legal services firm specializing in managing e-discovery in-house, today announced that a Fortune 20 company has awarded Falcon a three-year managed services contract to implement Falcon’s InsideOut™ services solution. Among other services, Falcon will provide dedicated database hosting, data processing and unbundled legal support services across matters. To support work for this and other new clients in the Upper Midwest, Falcon opened a new office in Minneapolis in November, 2012.
As part of the three-year agreement, Falcon’s team of technologists and discovery attorneys will serve as an extension of the client’s legal department with availability both on-site and near-site to the client’s facilities. Falcon’s technology team has deployed and manages a dedicated instance of kCura’s Relativity platform for the client, which will include dedicated hosting, data processing and production within Relativity. Importantly, Falcon’s team will process litigation data directly in Relativity using Relativity’s Processing software, saving the client hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in per gigabyte processing fees typically charged by other consulting and litigation support firms.
In addition, Falcon’s team of discovery attorneys and project managers will work at the direction of the in-house legal department and outside counsel to perform the day-to-day discovery tasks required across all types of legal matters. As part of these unbundled legal services, Falcon’s attorney and technology teams will assist counsel in completing the following types of tasks among others:
- Discovery planning & project management
- Preservation & collection interviews
- Searching & early case assessment
- Review & preparation of draft privilege/redaction logs
- Production management
- Pre-trial support
“I am proud and honored to announce this multi-year managed services engagement,” said Falcon’s founder and CEO, Don McLaughlin, “particularly since this Fortune 20 client already has one of the most sophisticated in-house discovery operations in the country. I believe this underscores the value and benefit that our clients are realizing through our InsideOut™ solution, both in terms of cost savings and a more effective discovery process.”
Falcon’s InsideOut™ solution gives clients immediate control over e-discovery, without additional head count or a large capital expenditure. With InsideOut™, Falcon serves as an extension of the legal department by delivering integrated, in-house enterprise e-discovery technology, rigorous, proven processes, and specialized legal and technology teams to deliver both technology and litigation support services across matters.
Since 2007, Falcon’s team has managed the enabling technology and legal support services for a wide variety of legal matters including:
- High-stakes internal investigations
- All types of employment matters
- Complex commercial & IP litigation
- Multi-district securities class actions & high-profile government investigations
- M&A reviews & HSR filings for multi-billion dollar transactions
- Multinational disputes in foreign jurisdictions
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 in-house. 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 across matters. Visit www.falcondiscovery.com for more information.