Litigation Readiness and Optimized Discovery

Discovery Claims a Large and Growing Share of Litigation Costs

For most companies discovery is a burdensome, inefficient process that, because of its urgency, can be disruptive to routine business operations. By failing to produce documents in a timely manner, organizations face the risk of sanctions and fines. Inadvertent deletion leads to the risk of spoliation. Potentially discoverable documents are difficult to identify and often duplicated in many places. Expensive outside counsel may be called in for routine document review, distracting them from higher-value activities.

All of these factors drive the cost of litigation beyond expectations and budgets. Yet few organizations have tried to establish disciplined discovery processes that can help reduce these costs.

Discovery Can Be a Repeatable and Measureable Business Process

To optimize discovery, Contoural’s attorneys and records management specialists work with clients to develop consistent, defensible and appropriate legal hold and release processes to reduce spoliation risk, potential sanctions and costs. We identify ways to reduce the data “footprint.” This shrinks the amount of potentially discoverable information, thus reducing the task of sifting through irrelevant content, saving on storage costs and enabling better early decisions on case strategy.

This metrics-based approach allows collection, review, production and processing costs for discovery, as well as the expense of outside counsel, to be reduced.

Why Contoural?

Contoural serves as trusted advisors, providing independent advice based on client’s needs. Discovery need not be a burden; we can help it become a measurable and repeatable process that requires a reduced level of resources, expertise and investment.

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