Wilmer Hale sets new standards for law firm eDiscovery web sites

Take a look at Wilmer Hale’s eDiscovery Solutions website. When I first saw it I put up a tweet to the effect that any litigation law firm not doing something like this would be dead within two years.

The website sets out succinctly (in five bullet points) what methodology Wilmer Hale uses on behalf of its clients and what the benefits are. More importantly – very much more importantly in some ways – it sets out the pricing for different types of case and situation. It includes a case study involving the use of Recommind’s Axcelerate which describes what was done and what was saved in terms of the defensible reduction of reviewable documents. Lastly, it introduces readers to the (very large) team who comprise and lead eDiscovery exercises.

There are a handful of other firms who can compete with Wilmer Hale for their commitment to a properly structured, properly equipped and properly staffed team. None of them, however good, matches the clarity with which Wilmer Hale describes what it does for its clients. Other firms may care to put themselves in the position of clients who, increasingly, are able to take much of this work in-house and / or outsource it to providers and document review companies without troubling the lawyers too much. The only possible law firm reaction to this is to deprive clients of the incentive by offering a set of services in the way that Wilmer Hale has done.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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