International Law Firm Selects MetaLINCS Software to Offer Clients Advanced E-Discovery Services

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Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP has selected the MetaLINCS Enterprise E-Discovery Suite™ to provide its clients with quality E-Discovery technology.

MetaLINCS™, a leading provider of packaged E-Discovery software, today announced that the international law firm of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP has selected the MetaLINCS Enterprise E-Discovery Suite™ to provide its clients with access to a host of powerful new capabilities for rapidly finding, analyzing and reviewing key evidence buried in mountains of electronically stored information (ESI).

The MetaLINCS software suite, unveiled in early 2006, is fast emerging as the E-Discovery industry standard for organizations requiring software that is easy to use and yet provides attorneys and investigators with the latest and most powerful techniques for data processing, search, analysis and legal review -- techniques that are changing the scope and economics of the E-Discovery landscape. Thelen will initially use the MetaLINCS software on new anti-trust matters, but sees wide applicability across the wide range of client matters being handled by the firm's commercial litigation practice.

"We selected MetaLINCS software because it delivers an advanced set of integrated E-Discovery capabilities that are easy to use and puts us and our clients in the best position to address the challenging and costly requirements of finding evidence in thousands of emails and electronic documents," said Thelen attorney, Jonathan Howden, based in the firm's San Francisco headquarters office.

MetaLINCS, which has become the in-house E-Discovery software standard within the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division, is particularly popular with law firms and corporations engaged in a high degree of anti-trust activity. At the DOJ, MetaLINCS software is used to speed up the process of discovering relevant information within electronic messages and documents, and improves the accuracy of investigations. MetaLINCS software enables the DOJ to use early analysis functionality to quickly locate important information exchanges between key players prior to reviewing each document.

E-Discovery is now the most costly component of the legal and investigatory process, and as it grows in complexity, the associated costs and risks continue to soar. The ability to assess cases at their earliest stages can reveal important information quickly, reducing overall E-Discovery costs by as much as 75%. Early assessment can also lead counsel to conclude that 80% of the data they processed is irrelevant, not requiring further examination. Such early insight can inform initial strategic decision-making and drive more favorable case outcomes.

About Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP is an international law firm with approximately 630 attorneys, and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hartford, Northern New Jersey, Shanghai, and London. The firm provides superior legal services in complex commercial litigation; corporate and capital markets transactions; project and asset finance; construction; labor and employment; intellectual property; information technology; domestic and international tax; employee benefits; government affairs; and real estate.

About MetaLINCS
MetaLINCS is a leading provider of Electronic Discovery software. The company's flagship product, the MetaLINCS E-Discovery application, drives early and accurate case assessments by guiding users through the discovery process and suggesting new areas for analysis. Corporate attorneys, investigators and litigators are able to make better decisions earlier, boost discovery productivity, and ensure discovery consistency across cases. The MetaLINCS eDiscovery application is the first commercial software to visualize relationships between people, events, time, documents and communication patterns. Founded in 2003, MetaLINCS is a privately held company located in Mountain View, California and has received venture financing from ArrowPath Venture Capital, Newbury Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information about the company, visit http://www.metalincs.com.

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