By Thomson Litigation Consulting
EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 4, 2008 - Thomson Litigation Consulting, a leading provider of e-discovery and litigation management services, is bringing substantial new capabilities to its consulting business. Part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), Thomson Litigation Consulting was established in 2007 to address electronic discovery and litigation management needs of corporations and large law firms.
Expanded E-Discovery Offerings
Thomson Litigation Consulting is adding new technology capabilities to uniquely address the growing need for better e-discovery management. A significant enhancement to its portfolio is the analytics and review platform developed by Inference Data, an innovative provider of e-discovery services for analytics-driven risk assessment and cost-effective review.
Using this platform, Thomson Litigation Consulting will help clients identify key documents more quickly while mitigating litigation review costs. "Many of our clients operate in litigation-intensive sectors all over the world, generating a massive amount of electronic discovery information in multiple languages," said John Sweeney, president of Thomson Litigation Consulting. "This tool gives us the ability to deliver powerful analytics and review technology with comprehensive foreign language capabilities in a Web-based environment for our clients."
In addition, Thomson Litigation Consulting will offer E-Discovery Platform from Clearwell Systems, Inc. for early case assessment to streamline the processing and analysis of electronic information. Clearwell provides immediate visibility into case facts; its advanced searching, culling and filtering capabilities enable clients to quickly eliminate irrelevant documents, false positives and privileged information to help lower processing costs and reduce review workload.
Significant Cost Savings
Another addition to its portfolio of litigation management services is the Vestigate™ document review platform from Digital Mandate, LLC. Vestigate is designed to more accurately and rapidly analyze electronically stored information. It accelerates access to key documents and provides measurable accuracy to ensure that relevant documents aren't overlooked, while significantly reducing the time it takes for attorney review. These enhancements help law firms and corporate counsel reduce the associated costs and risks of litigation.
"We are committed to providing our clients with creative solutions to their e-discovery challenges," said Joe Mann, senior vice president of Thomson Litigation Consulting. "We believe Vestigate provides a very compelling approach to document review workflow and we're pleased to introduce it to our clients at a time when risk and cost are of critical importance."
Thomson Litigation Consulting has also integrated the esteemed litigation consulting team from Baker Robbins & Company to help law firms and corporations navigate the increasingly complex technology and litigation landscape. It offers proprietary and innovative e-discovery services, built upon proven workflow processes that can support the most demanding litigation needs. Specific services include e-discovery consulting, corporate litigation readiness, vendor management, data processing, data hosting, data analytics, document review coordination and computer forensics.
"By adding Inference, Clearwell and Digital Mandate to our technology offerings, we continue to expand our capability to provide clients with the most innovative solutions for their litigation needs," said Sweeney. "We have the expertise and resources to help law firms and corporations manage the entire discovery lifecycle and gain a competitive edge."
Thomson Litigation Consulting has offices in Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to www.thomsonligitationconsulting.com.
Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. For more information, please visit the Thomson West Web site at http://west.thomson.com.
The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).