Comprised of 26 team members — including attorneys, project managers, data analysts, and up to 60 contract attorneys — Kilpatrick Townsend’s E-Discovery Team comes uniquely qualified to handle any e-discovery project in an accurate, efficient, cost-effective, thorough, and defensible manner. We provide counsel on the latest technological advances in early case assessments and offer streamlined discovery, including analytics, technology-assisted reviews, and predictive coding. Moreover, we regularly provide advice and testimony on preservation strategies, international data privacy and cross-border concerns, collection methodologies, and metadata production, among others. Because of our expanding numbers, much of the team is preparing to move into a building on Kilpatrick’s Winston-Salem campus that will be dedicated to the E-Discovery Team.
Our attorneys average more than 15 years of litigation and e-discovery experience, having worked as in-house counsel, vendor-based project leaders, and as attorneys at other top-tier law firms. Many team members hold certifications in operational e-discovery services (e.g., 10 relativity certified administrators, nine relativity certified users, and all project managers are certified PMPs); have advanced technical and business degrees (MIS, MBA, etc.) in addition to law degrees; and frequently lead presentations on legal and operational e-discovery issues.
Why Clients Choose Our E-Discovery Team
Clients prefer Kilpatrick Townsend’s E-Discovery Team to handle their e-discovery, consulting, and information governance needs for five primary reasons:
Firm Reputation. Kilpatrick Townsend provides the highest quality legal services for some of the world’s most technologically-advanced companies. We guide our clients and litigation teams through every stage of discovery in litigation matters and investigations, including identification, preservation, collection, process, review, and production of relevant information.
Comprehensive Experience. We offer a cross-functional national team comprised of internationally-recognized experts in both legal and operational e-discovery that provides a wide range of e-discovery related services. Our proven expertise across practice areas, industries, and global venues enables us to handle — often at a moment’s notice — the most complicated discovery matters.
Collaborative Approach. Our case teams work closely with clients to gain valuable insight and institutional knowledge to assess their e-discovery needs and data practices, which enables us to create efficiencies and cost-savings. Internally, we further leverage our collaborative mindset to strategically manage projects, technologies, quality control, costs, efficiencies, and client expectations.
Industry-Leading Billing Model. Our billing model — tracked by an award-winning proprietary dashboard system developed by our E-Discovery Team — offers significant discounts from the market and flattens budgets, allowing clients to focus on underlying matters rather than controlling e-discovery costs. Moreover, by heavily relying on our own internal resources, we can also reduce security risks.
All-Inclusive Services. Our one-stop-shop covers all aspects of e-discovery related services, including end-to-end operational e-discovery (preservation, collection, analytics, predictive coding, and production), legal e-discovery, and document review. To further reduce costs, we often package our services in a discovery counsel role for a flat fee.