Justus Group to Explore Corporate Strategies for eDiscovery Cost and Risk Reduction – Unique Peer Benchmark Research Funded by CDS

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Justus Group will explore corporate strategies for eDiscovery cost and risk reduction through a unique peer benchmark research program funded by CDS.

Peter Florian of CDS said, “Because this is research of the corporate legal community, by the community and for the community, we see this as a unique opportunity for CDS to make a meaningful contribution.”

Justus group_llc, a research and analysis firm specializing in digital risk management markets, announced today that it had been awarded an underwriting grant from Complete Discovery Source (CDS), a leading eDiscovery services provider. The grant will fund a primary research project to benchmark strategies used by corporate legal departments to control mounting litigation risk exposure and costs associated with eDiscovery.

“The market is changing in response to rapidly increasing eDiscovery volumes and new technologies,” said Peter Florian, SVP Marketing & Sales at CDS. “One of the things we’re hearing from corporate legal executives is that there’s a lack of reliable information on what strategies their peers are employing to control costs and risks and, most importantly, what’s working and what’s not. Given justus_group’s demonstrated expertise in the legal risk domain and its unique research platform, we’re confident this project will bridge both trust and information gaps.”

According to justus_group’s managing partner, Michael A. Clark, the research will use the firm’s uni_communitiessm peer engagement platform which was released last month following year-long, in-market testing. Commenting on its new research model, Clark identified the firm’s four objectives as “putting the information consumer at the center (rather than the researcher or sponsor); realigning incentives to remove sponsor bias; reporting results in context while adding ‘sense-making’ – interpreting what the results mean and what should be done as a result; and lastly, using full transparency to promote ‘information consumerism’ while re-asserting the importance of methodological standards.”

“For example,” Clark continued, “Research questions will be determined based on what the participants want to learn from their peers and the full results will only be made available to the participants in the study. We will be providing participants with not only results but analysis and recommendations as well as access to the raw research data. Now that technology and social media enables everyone to self-publish professional- and authoritative-looking infographics and surveys, we all need to be smarter consumers of information because not all information is created equal.”

Florian added, “Because this is research of the corporate legal community, by the community and for the community, we see this as a unique opportunity for CDS to make a meaningful contribution.”

Slated to launch in April, the first phase of the program will focus on establishing a steering group of senior corporate legal decision-makers which will provide inputs on the specific dimensions to be researched. Interested corporate legal executives can contact corporatelegalstrategies(at)unicommunities(dot)com for additional information on participation.

About Complete Discovery Source
Complete Discovery Source (CDS) is a leading eDiscovery company. Regularly recognized as a best-of-breed provider by publications including the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal, CDS is a trusted partner to the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500. With our team of seasoned legal experts and technicians, CDS uses advanced, tested, and defensible services and software to support all stages and types of eDiscovery. CDS is headquartered in New York with regional offices across the United States. The company maintains highly secure ISO 27001 certified hosting and an SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 audited data center environment. Complete Discovery Source’s web site is http://www.cdslegal.com.

About justus_group and uni_communitiessm
justus_group is an expert market information, strategy and transaction consulting firm focusing on the intersection of litigation, compliance and cyber risk management. The firm’s expertise is delivered through proprietary b2b platforms and methodologies designed to create, unlock and extract maximum market value for clients.
uni_communitiessm is a platform for creating and curating executive communities seeking to benchmark peer attitudes and behaviors around discrete problem spaces. It is a foundational component in a six-fold expert services delivery platform the firm has named the next_new_normalsm. Inquiries to info(at)justusgroup(dot)com.

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