Discovia Uses Advanced Technology to Aid SolarCity’s Internal and Government Investigations

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Combination of Brainspace Technology and Discovia Expert Services Helps Transform How Leading Clean Energy Company Approaches Electronic Discovery

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Pallab Chakraborty, eDiscovery & Information Governance Counsel for SolarCity, added, “One of our attorneys remarked that Brainspace is the single best tool he has ever used to review and analyze data.”

Discovia, a leading global provider of eDiscovery services to corporations, law firms and government entities, announced it has implemented a technology-based managed services solution for clean energy leader SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) to help optimize the way the San Mateo, California-based company approaches internal and government investigations, labor and employment matters, and antitrust issues.

Discovia empowered SolarCity attorneys to self-direct their litigation support activities by leveraging its multi-tenancy license for Relativity, one of the industry’s leading end-to-end eDiscovery platforms, and building protocols for handling smaller cases. Discovia remains available to lead case management and interaction with SolarCity’s outside counsel on larger matters according to a jointly-developed SolarCity “playbook.”

In addition to being one of the largest Relativity service providers, Discovia is an early adopter of the Brainspace visual analytics software. The combination of Discovia’s expert services and the revolutionary Brainspace technology has changed the way SolarCity approaches its investigations practices. Since data can move seamlessly between the two technology platforms, SolarCity can transfer internal investigation records in Brainspace directly into Relativity should an inquiry escalate into litigation.

Recently, SolarCity needed to quickly investigate an employee claim. The company’s inspectors sought to expedite detailed testing and sampling of a large, complex data set. To this end, they effectively utilized the Brainspace Discovery Cluster Wheel to isolate data focused on four primary search terms.

“Brainspace makes it very easy to concentrate on a specific cluster of data,” explained Pallab Chakraborty, eDiscovery & Information Governance Counsel for SolarCity. The investigators also applied Brainspace Communications Analysis to the available correspondence files to highlight the personal and corporate mailboxes through which the parties were interacting. “The tool makes it pretty easy to specify how many people are involved in a conversation,” said Chakraborty, who added, “One of our attorneys remarked that Brainspace is the single best tool he has ever used to review and analyze data.”

Through Discovia’s guidance and the power of Brainspace, SolarCity’s investigating attorneys promptly identified the main parties and their associated data. By quickly analyzing the type of communication, how it was transmitted, who received it, and the mailbox (personal or professional) used, the SolarCity team achieved what Chakraborty described as “a very quick win.”

About SolarCity
SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. Visit the company online at http://www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

About Discovia
Discovia provides electronic discovery services to corporations and law firms engaged in litigation, ITC investigations, and internal and regulatory investigations, including HSR Second Requests. Services include onsite and remote data collections, data minimization, data processing and hosting, expert application of leading technology-assisted review tools, document review management, and document productions. Discovia is one of the only eDiscovery services providers to achieve ISO 27001 certification and HIPAA/HITECH compliance for data security according to third-party auditors. Discovia is the first to publish its accuracy rate – 99.7 percent, and typically achieves data culling rates of 95 percent for repeat clients. Discovia is the first eDiscovery services firm to deliver a fixed-price managed services solution, enabling corporate legal departments and law firms to gain a world-class eDiscovery function with complete cost predictability. More information is available at (415) 392-2900 or http://www.discovia.com.

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