International Litigation Services Chooses Iron Mountain eVantage for Early Case Assessment to Reduce Client Costs and Risks
Litigation Services Provider Leverages Advanced Analytics, Automated Foreign Language Organization and Seamless Transition to Hosted Substantive Review
Boston (June 14, 2010) — Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, today announced that International Litigation Services, Inc. (ILS), a premier provider of litigation support and electronic discovery services for law firms and corporate legal teams, has adopted Iron Mountain eVantage™ to augment its growing eDiscovery business. ILS will use eVantage onsite processing and powerful analytics to rapidly filter out non-responsive data according to their client’s instructions, before they transition the reduced data set to the Iron Mountain Stratify Legal Discovery® Service so their law firm clients can conduct hosted review.
Known for its specialization in international and multiparty cases, ILS sought early case assessment technology as a solution to augment its ability to manage very large volumes of multilingual data and answer a growing demand among its clients to cull and analyze data before legal review. The more data ILS can filter out using eVantage, the less its clients pay for legal review.
“The eVantage rapid onsite processing and analytical capabilities were at the heart of our decision,” said Joe Thorpe, managing director, ILS. “We can now quickly help clients eliminate non-responsive data from legal review and begin foreign language translations sooner because the solution automatically identifies them for us. We were already using the Stratify Legal Discovery review platform, so adding eVantage completes our workflow, from early assessment right through substantive review, improving efficiencies and lowering our clients’ costs.”
“We are excited that ILS has made the strategic decision to use Iron Mountain eVantage to manage the amount of client data needing costly legal review, as well as foreign language translation,” said T.M. Ravi, chief marketing officer, Iron Mountain Digital. “Litigation support service providers are looking for ways to increase efficiencies and provide high quality results to their clients at lower costs. The combination of Iron Mountain’s on-premises early case assessment and hosted legal review is proving to be a winning combination for service providers and their clients.”
Iron Mountain eVantage offers ILS these powerful analytical capabilities and benefits:
- Multi-Language Capabilities. eVantage automatically identifies multi-language documents, including Chinese, Korean and Japanese, and organizes them into folders for ILS to quickly translate the documents and emails needed for law firm substantive review.
- Concept Clustering. ILS leverages the eVantage concept clustering ability to quickly analyze data based on key issues as identified by clients. ILS clients use the search results to prepare for “meet and confer” discussions with the opposition, required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure shortly after initiation of litigation.
- Metadata Analysis. ILS uses eVantage metadata search capabilities to filter out non-responsive data per client instructions and to help clients ascertain who knew what, when. This is particularly beneficial in the class action work ILS conducts given the massive amounts of emails and documents.
- Integrated with Hosted Review. ILS partners with Iron Mountain to simplify eDiscovery. Integrated early case assessment solution with the Legal Discovery hosted review platform makes eDiscovery more efficient and simple. ILS tags (e.g. privileged, relevant, not-relevant) can be transitioned to the hosted review platform where review managers use them to improve productivity of the review workflow further lowering costs for clients.
Iron Mountain delivers a range of eDiscovery products and services including Connected® Classify & Collect for collecting laptop and desktop data; NearPoint for content archiving for retention management and legal holds; eVantage for onsite filtering, culling and analysis; and Stratify Legal Discovery® for hosted review services.
Founded in 1988, ILS is a premier provider of discovery management, electronic discovery and litigation support services to law firms and corporate legal departments. The company supports firms facing complex litigation and regulatory investigations. ILS delivers a strategic and technical advantage through advanced electronic discovery, experienced project management, and provides critical skill sets with integrated electronic and paper-based collections.
About Iron Mountain Incorporated
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The company’s solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit www.ironmountain.com or follow the company on Twitter www.twitter.com/IronMountainInc for more information.