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  • Ranked as National Tier One in U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in Commercial Litigation, as well as Real Estate. Received metropolitan honors in Commercial Litigation and Real Estate in Boston and Rochester, and Construction Litigation in San Francisco.
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2013
    • “Most Feared Law Firms”—Honor Roll
    • Strong Performance—IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
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  • Benchmark: Litigation/Appellate
 

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY & DIGITAL EVIDENCE

To meet the evolving needs of clients in today’s data rich environment, we provide cost efficient and technologically advanced discovery and litigation technology services.

Our approach

e-Discovery is often the single most significant expense in large cases. By combining the legal, technical and project management resources, we help ensure that e-Discovery is planned and managed efficiently and in a way that minimizes disruptions to our clients’ business, protects our clients from the risk of discovery sanctions and uses our deep tactical insights to turn the discovery process from a burden into a valuable cost-effective tool.

We have a unique team of experienced lawyers, paralegals and technical specialists who deliver the full range of strategic advice, counsel, representation and advocacy to those facing electronic discovery issues. We offer both full-service litigation support and targeted advice on particular e-Discovery challenges as part of a case.

While many law firms claim to have some level of electronic discovery and digital evidence capabilities, few have a sophisticated understanding of the need for practical and sound advice in this sphere or the ability to leverage the combination of law and technology to meet client needs. Our attorneys are nationally recognized professionals in the field, with years of experience in both litigating disputes and shaping the emerging rules in this area of the law.

We also have built an extraordinary technical platform that allows us to host and process high-volumes of data in-house—a differentiator that provides for maximum confidentiality, coordination and integrated response for our clients. And clients reap additional value when we use innovative predictive coding technology to increase the cost savings, accuracy, speed and efficiency of the document review process—typically one of the most time-consuming and expensive parts of litigation.

We work collaboratively with our clients during all phases of discovery, including e-Discovery planning, data collection, electronic review database design, electronic document review and production of electronic documents in both civil and enforcement matters.

Who we work with

  • Fortune 100 companies in the financial services, high tech, pharmaceutical and health care industries
  • Higher education institutions
  • Government entities

Media Clips

  • Gartner Lists Top Info Security Tech
    Law Technology News | July 8, 2014
    Director of IT operations and e-discovery services John Roman provides commentary on the top 10 information security technologies as determined by leading information technology research and advisory company Gartner Inc.
  • 9 Tips to Safely Use Cloud Storage
    Law Technology News | May 29, 2014
    Director of the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Information Technology Operations team John Roman authored this column providing recommendations to consider when choosing a cloud-based file storage provider.
  • What Links in an E-Mail Chain Must Be Disclosed
    For the Defense | April 1, 2014
    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard discusses privilege issues arising out of e-mail communications.
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  • New Mass. E-discovery Rules Could Change Firms' Data Policies
    Boston Business Journal | October 22, 2013
    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses sweeping electronic discovery amendments approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Client Needs Dictate Decision to Send Some Tasks Oversees
    Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2013
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas discusses e-discovery and predictive coding benefits in this feature article.
  • Panic Panacea: Bring E-Discovery Inside Your Law Firm
    Law Technology News | September 11, 2013

    Director of IT operations and e-discovery services John Roman authored this column discussing the strategic reasons law firms should consider having electronic data discovery technical capabilities in-house.

  • Cost-Cutting: Courts Limit the Recovery of E-Discovery Expenses by a Prevailing Party
    Sidebar | September 1, 2013

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this article reviewing two recent decisions by the Third and Fourth circuits that narrowly interpret the recoverability of e-discovery costs.

  • BYOD and Social Media in the Workplace: Increasing Productivity Poses Preservation Challenges
    DRI's E-Discovery Connection | August 12, 2013

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this column discussing e-discovery challenges associated with bring your own device (BYOD) programs.

  • Intuitive Technology Makes Discovery Process Efficient
    Rochester Business Journal | June 14, 2013

    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas and director of IT operations and e-discovery John Roman discuss the use and benefits of predictive coding in this feature article.

  • Computer-assisted Review Becomes More Popular
    Lawyers USA | January 29, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses the increasing use of electronic discovery less than one year after a federal court judge issued a decision blessing the use of computer-assisted review.

  • Views from the Trenches: E-discovery
    National Law Journal | January 28, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses current trends in e-discovery.

  • MBTA Must Allow Access to Database
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 20, 2012

    Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s E-Discovery & Digital Evidence team Jon Sablone provides commentary in this article discussing a Massachusetts Superior Court judge’s decision ordering the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to make its electronic database available to plaintiff’s counsel in a negligence suit.

  • How Mobile Devices and the Cloud Change E-discovery
    Corporate Secretary | October 3, 2012

    Boston Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence team Jon Sablone discusses how mobile devices present particular concerns for e-discovery.

Ideas

Whose "likes" are they?
Social Media Law Alert | September 3, 2014

The NLRB sends a clear message to employers — think twice before striking back at employee social media comments
Social Media Law Alert | September 2, 2014

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Pared down privilege logs in New York State's Commercial Division: the future of more efficient logs?
Commercial Litigation Alert | July 10, 2014

"Get a warrant": in colorful opinion, Supreme Court announces bright-line rule protecting privacy in cell phone data
Privacy Alert | June 27, 2014

A new proposed Commercial Division rule on e-discovery from nonparties emphasizes cooperation, proportionality and easing the burden on nonparties
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | April 29, 2014

What Links in an E-mail Chain Must Be Disclosed?
April 29, 2014

The subpoena process is about to get easier
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | November 22, 2013

New rules may shift landscape—and costs—of E-Discovery
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | September 27, 2013

Plaintiffs can spoliate too
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | September 4, 2013

Diving into E-Data, Second Circuit provides guidance regarding searches of computers
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | July 22, 2013

Webinar Recording: Important Trends in Electronic Discovery
Originally recorded August 2, 2012 | August 6, 2012

Computer assisted review approved by SDNY
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | March 1, 2012

The Zubulake Preservation Standard Now Applies in the First Department
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | February 13, 2012

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