Discovery Services

The diversity and dispersion of digital information continues to grow as the legal and regulatory environments become more challenging. From pre-litigation information management to post-matter data disposition, EY teams offer managed services across the entire range of the eDiscovery life cycle.

What EY can do for you

Organizations are seeking end-to-end eDiscovery solutions to help them manage legal and compliance risks and also to reduce cost. From pre-litigation information management to post-matter data disposition, EY teams’ qualifications, experience and scale enable us to offer services across the broad range of the eDiscovery life cycle.

eDiscovery Life Cycle:

  • Identification and collection:
    • Identification of actors involved and the digital material in their possession (e.g. PCs, mail archive, network shares, smartphones, tablets).
    • Collect the identified digital material, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.
  • Processing:
    • Process acquired data, to isolate personal material, to exclude duplicates, to recover deleted material.
  • Analysis and Review:
    • Define keywords to be applied to the document basis.
    • Manual review of identified documents.
    • Optimization of keywords where necessary to reduce the number of false positives.
  • Reporting:
    • Preparation of appropriate reports and/or displays.
    • If required by the specific activity, arrange for relevant material to be exported to the requesting authority, in accordance with specific criteria and shared procedures.
  • Discovery data services

    EY teams provide a broad range of data processing services to help clients manage discovery needs on cases of all sizes, facilitated through multiple hosting options. EY services include:

    • Collecting, processing, normalizing, culling and hosting data
    • Redacting data for cross-border transfer
    • Providing efficient web-based review capability
    • Formatting select electronic records for production

    Download the EY Discovery Data Services brochure (pdf) for more details.

  • Managed review services

    EY teams of full-time and contract review professionals are led by leadership who possess deep industry, legal and technology knowledge. Striving to meet the specific needs of each matter, EY teams provide a range of services that include:

    • Scaling flexible sourcing model to a wide spectrum of matters, large or small
    • Developing and helping implement data and document review protocols that focus on cost efficiency
    • Helping implement analytics and custom workflows to assess review quality and reduce review time
    • Upholding a repeatable and consistent quality control process
    • Helping organizations improve compliance effectiveness and enhance operational efficiency through digital transformation of contract management

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  • Discovery consulting

    By focusing on cost-saving measures and efficient, proportionate processes, EY teams help organizations modernize their legal department operations. EY services include:

    • Developing customized workflows to identify and integrate diverse data sources
    • Formulating strategies to securely process and transfer data per applicable data protection and privacy regulations and laws (e.g., GDPR)
    • Balancing in-sourcing and outsourcing arrangements
    • Assessing and improving discovery programs and procedures
    • Information governance

    Download the EY Discovery Consulting brochure (pdf) for more details.

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