Applied Discovery Adopts LEDES Codes to Simplify E-discovery Billings

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Standardized billing codes help further clarify e-discovery process, increase transparency of costs.

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“Offering this type of transparency in our billing process not only helps teach clients the ins and outs of the e-discovery industry, but also strengthens trust between the client and service provider,” Resnick, Esq. added.

Applied Discovery, a worldwide electronic discovery leader offering multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), processing, review, and production services for law firms, corporations, and government agencies, announced today their adoption of the newly approved Uniform Task Based Management System (UTBMS) e-discovery codes.

Overseen by Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standard (LEDES), the new set of codes standardizes the billings of electronic data discovery services. The codes are currently compatible with all major time billing software.

“One of the biggest complaints we hear about e-discovery companies is that bills often lump a complicated project into one large line item,” Jon Resnick, Esq., Worldwide Vice President of Field Operations and Marketing for Applied Discovery, said. “By adopting the standard LEDES codes, we can easily break down our billable hours and make sure the client understands exactly what work we have executed on their behalf.”

The 34 universally accepted e-discovery UTBMS codes are divided into five categories: identification, preservation, collection, review and project management. Along with its ACC Value Pledge, adoption of the codes represents Applied Discovery’s ongoing commitment to billings transparency.

“Offering this type of transparency in our billing process not only helps teach clients the ins and outs of the e-discovery industry, but also strengthens trust between the client and service provider,” Resnick, Esq. added.

About Applied Discovery®
Applied Discovery (http://www.applieddiscovery.com) is a worldwide electronic discovery leader offering multinational collection, early case assessment (ECA), processing, review, and production services for law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Founded in 1998 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2003, Applied Discovery is based in Bellevue, WA, with East Coast headquarters in New York City and regional offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

About LexisNexis®
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (http://www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

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