Services & Solutions

Early Data Analysis


Divergent to tradition approaches, BlackStone’s analytics and filtering process begins before documents are collected and imported for processing. Early analysis allows clients to rapidly gain insight into strategic issues regarding data size, scope, content, patterns, and budget. BlackStone is able to perform these tasks at industry leading speeds due to our development and experience with cutting edge early data analyzer technology. Allowing our clients to stay ahead of the opposition and be exceptionally prepared for any case conference early in a matter. This insight ultimately aids our clients in avoiding significant issues surrounding E-Discovery budget and burden.

Real Time Results 

BlackStone has customized software and processes that have the ability to provide real time results at industry leading speeds in order to quickly guide collection and analysis efforts. In the event where budgeting and data sensitivity are paramount BlackStone has successfully targeted data and performed data Early Data Analysis on-site as well as in our lab. This enables real time results on data location, content, and volume. It also allows the team to quickly make informed decisions on whether to proceed with pending collections. Decisions that typically require vetting and extensive verification steps can be confirmed at rapid speeds and conveyed in a clear and concise manner.

Strategic Search Filter Filtering Fields

  • Custodian
  • Document Domain
  • Import Sessions
  • NIST
  • Language
  • Tags
  • Folder or File
  • File Type
  • ID-Target
  • Date: Master, Sent, Received, Modified, Created, etc...
  • Key Terms

Advanced Data Reporting

The purpose of EDA is to provide advanced data insight to our clients in order to make informed decisions. BlackStone provides detailed content customized to each client and their unique requirements. This includes complex and custom hit reports, helping clients thoroughly assess their case data. When filtering and analysis is complete, all non-qualified data is removed and the qualified report is released for review. Reports provide key data analysis and assist with budget preparation.

  • File Data & File Summaries
  • Search Term Privilege & Responsive
  • File Counts
  • File Expansion Rates
  • Email and Family Counts
  • De-Dupe Summaries & More  


K&L Gates

"Cost is never an issue when dealing with BlackStone, they are always focused on the smartest way to solve a problem..."

Partner, K&L Gates
Morgan Lewis

"The Blackstone team has been an invaluable extension of our litigation teams for many years. [The BlackStone Team] always take a personal interest in our work and deliver a quality product within the confines of our demanding deadlines. The Blackstone team has assisted us with document collections, discovery matters and trial preparation.  Blackstone is an excellent eDiscovery partner for us."

Stephen Gillen, Morgan Lewis
Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley

"As a longtime client, I rely on BlackStone Discovery for their comprehensive eDiscovery support services. BlackStone has the technical understanding and experienced project management to support our diverse needs. Whether it's forensic collection, early case assessment, ESI processing, hosting, or general litigation support I would highly recommend the BlackStone Discovery team."

Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner

"I have always been impressed with Blackstone's response times and the care they take to address my ediscovery issues in the most practical and efficient way possible. I have recommended colleagues to Blackstone and have received positive feedback relative to the work Blackstone has performed."

Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner
DLA Piper

"The BlackStone team took the time to fully understand our requirements for discovery and was able to come up with a custom solution to our needs. They have been nothing but professional and provided us with the some of the most powerful tools in the industry to get our data culling, tagging, filtering, and conversions done quickly and efficiently"

Senior Attorney, DLA Piper
Perkins Coie LLP

"I rely upon Blackstone because they are always ready to provide prompt, thorough, and cost efficient support. They also have the knowledge and experience to advise even our largest clients how to best tackle the clients' discovery issues."

Daniel Shvodian, Perkins Coie LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

"I've used BlackStone for years now and have nothing but the best results. From the collections to the production, the professionals at BlackStone knew exactly what they were doing and kept us in the loop throughout every phase of the project. Knowing that you are putting yourself in the hands of such professionals puts a huge weight of my shoulders and lets me focus on other parts of my business."