For corporate litigants, the expense of document review amounts to nearly three-quarters of all discovery costs.
In recent years, as data volumes have grown exponentially and technology has become increasingly sophisticated, managed review service providers have proliferated as a cost-effective alternative to in-house document review.
In the same way that a general contractor on a home renovation project coordinates and manages the work of electricians, plumbers, and other specialists, managed review providers streamline the efforts of the attorneys, first-level reviewers, and e-discovery providers historically involved in document review. The goal is not just efficient document disposition. It’s also to mitigate risk by protecting information and helping the client and counsel understand what the documents actually say—so they can achieve the results they want to achieve in a litigation.
Modern technology, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, has shaped managed review—but the value of the technology depends on intelligent, smart, engaged reviewers to guide it. The future of managed review is an increased role for technology and further refinement of the project management aspect, all with a focus on understanding the case.
Learn more about how the right mix of technology and talent can optimize the managed review process here.