When it comes to unexpected challenges, risks, and costs associated with ediscovery matters, we know it can be burdensome. Parties first have to evaluate where relevant data is, then preserve, collect, process, review, and produce it under court-enforced deadlines. At the same time, litigators need to find their own strategically important documents as soon as possible. Some cases present risks of delay, spoliation, unnecessarily inflated cost, and even sanctions.
Lighthouse’s Consulting team helps to reduce these challenges. With our extensive legal and technical experience, we assist clients in evaluating and improving their ediscovery systems and processes. We provide expert guidance on discrete ediscovery issues such as document preservation and collection, and offer technical training and continuing legal education on current topics in ediscovery. Our expert consultants bring years of familiarity with Fortune 500 and AM Law 100 clients to advise on any assessment or implementation clients need – whether it is going beyond what was planned and staffed for, or improving results and performance of in-house practices. Lighthouse offers a variety of consulting services that focus on specific aspects of the ediscovery process, including:
In addition, Lighthouse’s Consulting team provides a suite of service offerings around Microsoft® Office 365™ to enhance your ediscovery program and workflows. We recognize that many clients are currently using Office 365. In fact, “70% of Fortune 500 companies have purchased Office 365 within the last year,” stated Office365 Adoption (2016). However, many of the tool’s ediscovery functionalities are still fairly new to the industry, and there remains a large gap when it comes to knowledge and utilization of the Office 365 capabilities. Our team of experts help bridge that gap by acting as an extension of your team and provide expertise when and where you need it to ensure best practices and defensible workflows.
At Lighthouse, building long-term relationships and client-aligned partnerships guides everything we do. We aim to create value for each of our clients by helping to identify challenges, assessing the current state of their workflow process, developing a customized solution, and implementing that solution based on a phased approach to help solve their ediscovery needs. This philosophy and business approach extends to our consulting practices, where we have helped numerous companies to reduce total spend, while increasing predictability and visibility into their ediscovery processes.
Every Lighthouse Senior Project Manager has at least ten years of experience handling complex ediscovery matters.