Early Litigation Intelligence

Expert Analysis. Big Savings.

BlackStone’s team of eDiscovery and forensic experts can provide insights into and analysis from ESI before the cost of discovery becomes burdensome. Early Litigation Intelligence (ELI) reports give our clients strategic insights that enable them to understand the scope of discovery, so that an effective case strategy is developed early on. These reports cut downstream costs associated with processing and review, as well as ensuring our clients retain all relevant case information while optimizing the eDiscovery process.

Proportionality at your Fingertips

Most eDiscovery customers pay too much because of irrelevant data being loaded on to expensive processing and review platforms. At BlackStone, we’re committed to providing cost effective solutions for our clients by targeting the right data, so that you can defensibly streamline your data set without sacrificing a full preservation.


Early case assessment is all about visualizing data to identify trends and locate the most important information so that processing and review is defensible and cost efficient. BlackStone’s ELI takes this process to the next level with the following features:

  • Cull data defensibly
  • Extract data defensibly without passing over nested files
  • Natural language filtering
  • Safely accessible for multiple parties
  • Understand reviewability of data
  • Evaluate your case based on BlackStone’s data polling
  • Get recommendations for data to be processed

A closer look at the different approaches: cost to review by data classification.

Linear Review

Traditional ECA

BlackStone ELI

Sample Cases



Use the bar chart below to compare processing and hosting costs downstream.

Unlike other methods, BSD ELI leverages the cost savings of snapshot reporting at the point of collection. ELI report metrics provide objective data points to support proportionality and the unnecessary costs of processing, hosting and review.

“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