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BlackStone Discovery Early Case Consulting Group

BlackStone’s Early Case Consulting Group to Leverage LexisNexis Industry-Leading
Analytics, Clustering and Near-Duping Technologies

Silicon Valley, California -May 6, 2014- BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of managed eDiscovery services for Am Law 100 firms and Fortune 500 corporations, today announced continued development of its Early Case Consulting (ECC) group through a major investment in LexisNexis enterprise software for eDiscovery.

BlackStone’s ECC group works with corporate clients in matters involving early data and case analysis. Consulting with industry leading technology, the firm’s experienced team identifies, validates and tests data, as well as assists with early case assessment, eDiscovery budgeting and search term development strategies. ECC is trained to defensibly set the foundation for a concise data set that will keep processing and review costs low and predictable.

BlackStone recognizes the overwhelming need for early data evaluation to significantly reduce discovery and attorney review costs by providing a window into the universe of data prior to processing and review. Critical to successful early case evaluation is a combination of technology and consulting expertise.

The full implementation of LexisNexis eDiscovery software solutions to BlackStone’s established ECC group truly bridges the gap between technology and expertise. Specific software tools — such as the LexisNexis Early Data Analyzer (EDA) platform — have already made significant contributions to BlackStone’s Forensic Services Group (FSG). Full implementation of LexisNexis software has brought additional training and resources in the areas of early case analysis, clustering, near-duplicate identification, email threading and customized filters.

“Our technology acquisition group spends countless hours each year vetting eDiscovery software solutions that will benefit our clients and keep up with our client’s evolving data needs” stated John P. Kelly CEO and President of BlackStone Discovery. “LexisNexis offers the perfect platform because they have a forward-looking approach to software development and deliver unparalleled training and technical support. We count on LN’s modernization in a marketplace filled with outdated software solutions that have been either consolidated or only solve one part of the equation.”

The improved platform will enable BlackStone’s ECC Group to deliver clients uniquely customized approaches to early case analysis, filtering, indexing, and searching.

Blackstone was recently engaged by an R&D-based client involved in litigation where core intellectual property assets were at issue. Because of the extreme sensitivity of the data potentially involved in the litigation, BlackStone was requested to perform early analysis, filtering, and culling at client’s location inside of client’s secure network. BlackStone’s ECC Group was able to leverage the LexisNexis Early Data Analyzer software and the BlackStone litigation expertise to complete early data analysis of a 250 GB data set within days and achieve a cull rate of 95% on the data. This allowed the client to produce all relevant documents prior to a settlement conference and dispose of the case before significant litigation costs were incurred. The ECC Group was able to maintain the highest confidentiality standards, process the data with great efficiency, reduce the review dataset for the client, and significantly reduce client’s eDiscovery and outside legal spend.

BlackStone Discovery Names Derek M. Duarte, Esq. Newest Senior E-Discovery Consultant

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BlackStone Discovery, Silicon Valley’s E-Discovery Thought Leader, Delivers The First Comprehensive Litigation Support Services Survey

A leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, successfully launched and completed the first Litigation Support Services Survey in Silicon Valley. Read More...

Bryce M. Welke Named Forensic Services Manager

Silicon Valley, California – July 17, 2013 – BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, announces the appointment of Bryce M. Welke to Forensic Services Manager. The addition of Mr. Welke to BlackStone Discovery’s “Digital Evidence Management – Practice Group” significantly enhances the team’s expertise in data acquisition and data analysis.   Read More...

Blackstone Discovery Celebrates 10 Years

For 10 Years, from 2003 until 2013 BlackStone Discovery has delivered eDiscovery and document management solutions to its valued clients. We sincerely appreciate and value our employees, clients and community – thank you for your support.

We’ve had your back for 10 years… and counting.

Please join us in celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary
Thursday, May 30, 5PM-8PM

The Patio Restaurant
412 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Food, drinks and fun times provided!

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BlackStone Discovery and Confluence Law Partners Deliver Electronic Discovery Collection and Preservation Services at No Charge

Leading Silicon Valley eDiscovery Provider and Veteran Intellectual Property Firm Combine to Address the Challenges of Digital Data Collection and Preservation by Providing No Fee eDiscovery Capture and Assessment Offerings. Read More...

eDiscovery 3.0 Seminar: What You Really Need to Know About eDiscovery

BlackStone Discovery and UBIC North America proudly present a technology seminar delivering an in-depth look at the world of eDiscovery and international litigation. Watch Full Seminar »

Thank you for Making eDiscovery 3.0 a Success!

“I’m overwhelmed at the participation and interactive nature of eDiscovery 3.0. The event truly embraced the spirit of social and technological innovation only found in the Silicon Valley.” -Lauren Mendoza, BlackStone Discovery Read More...

BlackStone Discovery and UBIC North America, Inc. Partner on
eDiscovery 3.0

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BlackStone Discovery Proudly Announces Strategic Partnership with BIA’s – TotalDiscovery.com

BlackStone Discovery Partners with TotalDiscovery.com to provide its clients with defensible, affordable and remotely managed collections.

Silicon Valley, CA - Blackstone Discovery, a leading provider of litigation support services for law firms and corporations, has formed a strategic partnership with TotalDiscovery.com developed by Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in secure cloud legal hold and e-Discovery collections for corporations and law firms. The partnership allows BlackStone Discovery to provide its clients with TotalDiscovery.com – the industry’s only remote based collection tool that allows full control over critical e-Discovery processes while gaining predictability in costs.

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