Human-guided artificial intelligence reduces costs, risks and unpredictable outcomes, pinpointing incisive information needed to win cases
We understand the frustration and uncertainty that often comes with discovery. That’s why we’ve developed a better way to do it.
McDermott has saved clients millions of dollars in discovery fees by combining the most advanced technology with one of the most experienced eDiscovery teams in the world. Unlike conventional eDiscovery solutions, our platform uses cognitive computing and active machine learning to mine huge volumes of data and quickly uncover the most critical information needed to litigate cases successfully.
We then apply the proven discovery experience of a major international law firm. Our team of dedicated eDiscovery lawyers and technology professionals is one of the most sophisticated in the legal profession. We’ve designed processes and workflows that add speed and precision to document review—all while maintaining the highest standards of quality—and we can quickly scale to support the largest, most complex cases. This unique fusion of smart people, processes and technology results in higher quality, lower compliance risks, and predictable discovery costs.
Advanced technology, keen legal minds and deep discovery experience in action
We offer full eDiscovery service that has been proven across numerous national and international client engagements. We have deep experience with challenges stemming from a range of legal disputes—from traditional litigation to arbitrations, investigations, and governmental and regulatory proceedings. Some of our client successes include:
Achieving compliance with DOJ Second Request
McDermott represented a large construction materials company in a recent Department of Justice “Second Request” as part of an antitrust investigation. We successfully used AI predictive coding to fully comply with the request while completing the project in 37 days, from collection of over 1.3 million documents through production. The metrics for the project demonstrated the efficiency of our advanced technology and workflow processes.
A multinational manufacturing company faced a government investigation into antitrust and obstruction charges. The case involved complex forensic electronic evidence issues, including potential spoliation. We worked with forensic experts and counsel to understand key issues of the case, interviewed clients on international travel, crafted a preservation plan and negotiated with the government regarding processes for forensic evidence production. Our assistance allowed the legal team to provide the most informed and successful defense possible, contributing to a successful outcome for the client.
Defending a SEC investigation
The SEC conducted a two-year investigation involving a client’s potential FCPA violations and tax restatement issues. McDermott conducted more than 14 document reviews involving 100+ custodians and a workspace containing nearly 14 million documents. Because the investigation reached subsidiaries in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, we had to manage multiple review teams comprised of more than 130 lawyers across three geographic regions and time zones, and in multiple languages. We utilized predictive coding to reduce review sets by several million documents and applied effective search terms to data not included in the technology-assisted review project. Our efforts significantly reduced the scope of the search criteria and defensibly reduced manual review needs. We also identified documents for witness interviews and a presentation to the SEC.