The general case tasks the Litigation Support group handles, and its workflow throughout each stage of the litigation timeline, include:
- Review and assist Gibbons attorneys and their clients in developing document retention and/or document collection plans and policies
- Assist in drafting keyword search term lists
- Identify and refer approved e-discovery service providers
- Train attorneys and paralegals in document review systems
- Coordinate with vendors to help Gibbons attorneys and their clients determine how certain document types should be collected, processed, and reviewed
- Suggest resources, platforms, and third party service providers to best perform tasks and match case teams with most-qualified service providers based on these tasks
- Coordinate with vendors to assist in estimating potential costs and processing times during budget and deadline planning
Collection, Processing, and Review of Documents
- Assist in communicating with client’s IT during collection process
- Analyze review plan and platform post-collection, based on volume and deadlines
- Coordinate processing of ESI with service providers
Vendor Management: E-Discovery is a competitive and rapidly changing industry. The Litigation Support Department regularly vets and identifies appropriate vendors for use by our clients and keeps abreast of changing pricing structures in the industry. Accordingly, the department negotiates competitive rates for our clients with our trusted vendors and constantly reviews vendor performance and pricing to ensure that we are offering our clients outstanding value.
Factual Investigations: Our litigation support, knowledge management, and paralegal staffs are adept at accessing information to assist in the factual investigation that is standard in almost every matter the firm handles. Through online judicial, governmental, and more general resources, the ligation support group provides Gibbons attorneys and their clients with a wealth of information relevant to the matter at hand. They interact extensively on behalf of attorneys and, as a result, are highly knowledgeable about the particular rules of various courts and procedures of different agencies and individual judges, which leads to solid and very helpful professional relationships with key staff.