Optimized Discovery

Objective: Have consistent, defensible and appropriate legal hold and release processes that reduce spoliation risk, potential sanctions and legal hold costs. Enable early decision on optimal case strategy/assessment based on quick assessment of available information. Reduce legal collection, document review, production and processing costs. Provide consistent guidelines to outside counsel and eDiscovery firms to reduce risk and control costs.

Challenge: Don’t know what we have, we can’t find it, we have no way to impose a legal hold; existing hold processes are adhoc and variable; legal holds are never released; hold processes vary with matter type, outside counsel and jurisdiction; forced to settle because cost to find and review is higher or because documents have been inadvertently deleted; potential risk of spoliation; no tools to help automate holds, search, review or collection; Overlapping and cascading holds affecting multiple custodians, repositories and documents. Inconsistent hold tracking and responses. Duplicate documents impact cost of legal review and processing; no record indexes or mapping to custodians or repositories (no ESI map). Rising expectations regarding the speed, completeness and accuracy of responses to discovery requests

Contoural: Litigation readiness assessment to identify risks and develop action plans. Create Discovery Response Plans for consistent discovery planning, tracking and implementation. Recommended Legal Hold processes, procedures and appropriate tools. Assistance in designing ESI map for commonly requested high-risk repositories. Knowledge transfer to in-house counsel/litigation support team. Strategies and processes for identifying legacy holds and providing appropriate retention and disposition of required information.


Seven Essential Storage Strategies

Outlines seven essential strategies for archiving that drive cost savings, risk reduction, and IT transformation. Also covers the reasons why archiving is important, such as data storage efficiency, information transformation, coping with eDiscovery, and regulatory requirements.

2015-11-18 Read the Summary and Request the White Paper

Is It Time to Consider Automated Classification? Part Two: Ensuring Compliance and Defensibility with Automated Classification

Outlines a workflow approach that can help organizations achieve valuable benefits in ways that are both realistic and defensible. Also covers how an organization can ensure compliance and defensibility with automated classification, the specific steps organizations can take to reap the benefits of auto-classification while ensuring compliance and defensibility, and what to expect from auto-classification.

2018-10-12 Read the Summary and Request the White Paper

Real-World Strategies for Archiving and Decommissioning Legacy Applications

Each year, Enterprises invest millions of dollars in application portfolios needed to run the business.  But as investments in the latest and greatest technology continue to grow, managing legacy systems becomes increasingly complicated and costly for IT, diverting budget from innovation and increasing risk from an ediscovery and compliance perspective. 


Developing a strategy for archiving only the data and content that is valuable or regulated and retiring legacy applications will help reduce operational cost, empower critical decision-making, and make your business more agile and efficient. 

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