September 23, 2012

Drinker Discovery Solutions Minimizes Discovery Burden

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announces the official launch of its subsidiary for eDiscovery technology services, Drinker Discovery Solutions, LLC. Drinker Discovery Solutions will leverage powerful, state-of-the-art technology and eDiscovery experience to help clients through all stages of the eDiscovery lifecycle.

"The cost of discovery in the digital age can be enormous for corporate litigants,” says Thomas A. Lidbury, the leader of Drinker Biddle's Data Management and Discovery Group and founder of Drinker Discovery Solutions. Across the eDiscovery industry advanced technology is acknowledged as the primary tool to significantly reduce the volume of documents requiring expensive review by humans. However, the high cost of investing in that technology continues to be a barrier for most law firms.

“Drinker Biddle formed a captive eDiscovery technology company so that we can make this advanced technology affordably available to our clients,” adds Lidbury. Drinker Discovery Solutions runs on the industry-leading eDiscovery software from Autonomy, an HP company.

“We are ready to implement work flows that leverage the power of the Autonomy software, whether traditional key word searching or so-called ‘predictive coding’ is going to provide the best results for the client,” says Michael J. Boland, managing director of Drinker Discovery Solutions. "Our pricing is considerably and consistently below market, regardless of whether a volume-based pricing approach or an alternative pricing model such as a flat rate for a particular case, series of related cases or an entire U.S. litigation docket is being used,” he added.

Drinker Discovery Solutions uses this technology to provide full service eDiscovery support: process paper and electronic data; perform all of the standard data culling techniques, such as de-NISTing and de-duplication, as well as advanced culling techniques, such as mathematical concept clustering and predictive clustering; host the culled documents for review in a web accessible platform; and produce documents in any format. The technology services are provided by Drinker Discovery Solutions’ experienced technologists, including analysts and project managers.

Additionally, Drinker Biddle’s Data Management and Discovery Group have a wealth of experience in efficiently and defensibly managing eDiscovery projects.

“For more than a decade we have been pioneering defensible and efficient techniques using advanced mathematical algorithms for culling massive datasets in some of the largest and most complex cases in the country,” according to Lidbury, which is how the firm can make the eDiscovery capabilities valuable to clients.

For more information visit Drinker Discovery Solutions at

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