Interview: Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy on A&O’s uses for RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London I interviewed Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy. What benefits, I asked, do A&O and its clients and get from using Relativity and RelativityOne?

Christina Zachariasen said that Relativity was a leading review platform.
The decision to use it goes back more than 18 months as part of a significant transformation of both technology and people.

The decision was made to shift from being a cost centre to becoming a profit centre. There were significant benefits in having no overhead and new infrastructure which, Christina Zachariasen said, allowed them to be “fleet of foot”.

The ability to process terabytes of data within hours and then scale the result down was itself a significant benefit. RelativityOne also gave Allen & Overy access to other tools – one example is machine translation software.

There will be wider use cases in due course going beyond disputes. The technical team sits with litigation, and solving their problems is the priority. Eventually, the same tools and skills will be used whenever lawyers need to look of documents and to slice and dice them. For now, there is plenty of work to be done globally in dispute resolution.

To supplement this interview, I can point you to an A&O article called Allen & Overy invests further in Advanced Delivery offering with RelativityOne and a Relativity article headed Allen & Overy deploys proactive e-discovery with RelativityOne.


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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