The need to lower costs associated with legal discovery without compromising quality is accelerating demand for outsourced document review solutions
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 2, 2009
UnitedLex, a global leader in legal consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced at LegalTech New York a strategic alliance with Huron Consulting Group, a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services. The alliance allows both companies to deliver high-quality multi-shore litigation document review services to clients facing complex commercial, intellectual property, product liability and antitrust litigation.
Through this alliance, the multi-shore combination of Huron's approximately 1,000 seats in the US with UnitedLex's 600 seats in its Indian centers will create one of the world's largest integrated document review solutions capable of cost-effectively addressing the requirements of Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 200 law firms.
"The need to lower costs associated with legal discovery without compromising quality is accelerating demand for outsourced document review solutions," said Robert Rowe, Managing Director of Huron's Legal Consulting practice. "Addressing the needs of the market, we have implemented several offshore solutions with UnitedLex, and have found them to be of measurably high performance with rapid turn-around times and managed to the highest US standards. We are excited about expanding our alliance with UnitedLex to bring these solutions and their quality and cost savings benefits to our litigation customers worldwide."
Under this business arrangement, technology and process consultants from Huron's Document Review group, together with personnel from Huron's e-Discovery group, will work closely with UnitedLex to offer a unique, fully scalable document review solution to companies worldwide. UnitedLex has dedicated a team of attorneys, project managers and Six Sigma certified quality managers to deliver document review solutions to Huron's customers who opt for the multi-shore solution.
"For the first time, clients have the ability to seamlessly enjoy best-in-class document review regardless of whether they select onshore or offshore delivery locations," said Dan Reed, CEO of UnitedLex. "Huron's reputation as the leading onshore document review company is well deserved and their methodology of delivering high quality services are very much in sync with the practices we have perfected. Additionally, the ability for UnitedLex to work closely with Huron in the area of intellectual property solutions and contracts management is exceptionally promising as it enables us to support even the largest corporate legal departments on a truly global scale."
As part of the solution, UnitedLex and Huron have jointly implemented a program, under which quality specialists from both companies closely assess each project's effectiveness and efficiency criteria in the context of training the attorney teams, and provide real-time performance measurement and feedback to clients as part of this collaborative project management.
The alliance will also include Huron's industry-pioneering integrated discovery management solution, V3locity™, and further extends the close collaboration between the two firms throughout 2009 on a range of litigation matters widely endorsed by a number of clients. If you are attending LegalTech New York, please visit UnitedLex and Huron executives at booth #1310.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN) helps clients effectively address complex challenges that arise in litigation, disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, procurement, financial distress and other sources of significant conflict or change. The Company also helps clients deliver superior customer and capital market performance through integrated strategic, operational and organizational change. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at http://www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
UnitedLex is a global leader in legal consulting, technology and outsourcing. The company empowers its clients by delivering rapid and scalable results with measurable returns in the fields of litigation, contracts and sourcing, intellectual property, immigration and law firm support. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and India, UnitedLex offers its clients the optimal blend of consulting and technology-driven outsourcing solutions. For more information, visit http://www.UnitedLex.com.
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