Equivio Deploys Near-Duplicate Detection Technology at Munger, Tolles & Olson to Help Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Document Review

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Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP will use Equivio's near-duplicate detection technology to enhance the cost-effectiveness of discovery and litigation review activities.

Equivio announced today that it has deployed technology at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP that allows the detection of near-duplicate documents. This new capability will be used to support MTO's discovery and litigation review activities. The technology was developed by Equivio Limited. MTO has already used the technology in a matter involving a large financial institution.

"MTO is committed to providing our clients with litigation services on a cost-effective basis," said Ron Best, director of Legal Information Systems. "We are sensitive to the rising costs of litigation, and the importance of controlling such costs for our clients. This is part of the reason we approached Equivio. By grouping very similar documents, Equivio's technology ensures a more systematic and efficient review process."

Near-duplicates represent an immediately-addressable cost in litigation. For example, in the matter for the financial institution client, Equivio was able to identify 28 percent near-duplicates. The result was a more efficient and effective review process.

Mr. Best added, "MTO is also committed to providing our clients with legal services of the highest quality. Equivio's technology helps us stand by this commitment. Equivio helps reviewers focus on unique documents and information, making the identification of key information easier."

"Visionary law firms recognize that efforts to achieve cost-effectiveness are rewarded in enhanced customer loyalty," said Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio. "With many law firms now enhancing their in-house electronic discovery capabilities, we have been delighted with the speed that MTO was able to implement and roll out the technology. They were up and running on a live case within days of downloading the software for the first time."

About Equivio

Equivio offers patent-pending technology to detect and group near-duplicate files. Equivio creates a compelling ROI in all business situations in which people need to analyze or manage large sets of documents. By grouping near-duplicates, Equivio enables the review of each set of similar documents as a single coherent entity, systemizing the review process and enhancing efficiency. These capabilities save time and effort, improve review quality and ensure consistent treatment of similar documents. For more information, visit our website at http://www.equivio.com.


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