Huron Consulting Group has extended its global eDiscovery offerings by opening a document review centre and data operations team in India. As a result, Huron now has 1,500 review seats at nine locations in the US, the UK and India.
The press release is here. One obvious point of interest to Huron’s global clients is that their needs can be serviced around the clock whether these arise after hours in the Western Hemisphere or derive from the growing amount of business coming out of the Eastern Hemisphere.
The other point of interest made in the press release is that this initiative reverses the usual sequence of events by bringing to India processes which have been developed in Europe and the US. Most such initiatives have begun in India.
If one wanted to pick out a single phrase from the press release which matters to clients it is this one: “predictable, upfront costs with measurable quality”. Few law firms, however good they are at other aspects of eDiscovery / eDisclosure, are able to provide these elements and, of course, the wider the availability of such services (and Huron is not the only big player who provides them) the less the need to depend on lawyers at all for the heavy lifting components of electronic discovery.