McDermott is reinventing eDiscovery by harnessing the most advanced technologies, real-world legal knowledge and decades of discovery experience to cut straight to the information clients need. We offer eDiscovery solutions internationally (supporting many languages) and tailored to each client’s need. We work closely with clients to uncover legally defensible solutions that let clients assess cases and develop effective strategies faster, and ensure litigation readiness.
Uncommon Discovery Experience
McDermott Discovery is one of the largest services of its kind with lawyers who specialize exclusively in the constantly evolving law of discovery. Our lawyers are committed for the life of case – from project planning to depositions and trial preparation through motions and trial. And when a case ends, that institutional knowledge stays in-house for clients to leverage again and again. That’s what differentiates us from contract lawyers who disappear long before a matter is complete, taking that case knowledge with them.
Our lawyers are trained on privilege, data protection, HIPPA, privacy and cyber-security. We have extensive experience doing discovery in projects involving large-scale litigation, due diligence reviews, internal investigations, ongoing compliance obligations and governmental records requests. We also counsel clients on litigation readiness, records management, defensible preservation, pre-trial conference preparation, cross-border data production issues, budgeting and vendor management.
When necessary, we can quickly scale up to support the highest-volume, most complex cases. We have developed a pool of more than a thousand vetted lawyers to assist in early stages of eDiscovery. Careful quality-control processes and close oversight by our in-house eDiscovery lawyers enable us to deliver higher-quality results than eDiscovery vendors and temp agencies.
Reduced Costs and Complexities
At McDermott, human expertise and artificial intelligence combine to make discovery simpler, more affordable and more precise. Manual review costs can be reduced significantly. Document review volumes are cut substantially. Risk is minimized. Inconsistencies are flagged and eliminated. Lawyers can more quickly and easily find and use key documents throughout the legal process.
Our advanced technology, combined with our expertise in estimating eDiscovery costs, also ensures there are no surprises when it comes to billing. We have established a process that ensures we are consistently coming in, at, or below cost estimates.
Skilled Project Management
Surging document and data volumes have made discovery more challenging than ever. Our project managers use proven best practices and creative solutions to ensure case teams are well-prepared, deliver quality results, and minimize the risk of costly errors. We develop and implement project plans carefully tailored to case needs, and design databases to accommodate those unique needs.