Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2015 -- BlackStone Discovery, a leading provider of managed eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions for Am Law 100 firms and Fortune 500 corporations, today announced an on-going initiative to improve the way clients can procure their eDiscovery services. By offering a new, full-service pricing model, BlackStone is able to improve their client’s experience and increase their return on investment, while still providing them with the same level of industry-leading service.
The current eDiscovery services market has become overly reliant on the outdated “à la carte” method of purchasing services. Due mainly to the unpredictability of litigation, clients find themselves constantly worrying about their lack of control over the eDiscovery process. Inefficiencies arise when clients spend unnecessary time negotiating price and terms, when instead they should be focused on the matter at hand. This model becomes even more problematic when the final agreement is incomplete and the need for different services arises.
BlackStone has created a model that resolves the uncertainty that can arise from the client-vendor relationship. With the escalating occurrence and cost of litigation, companies and legal professionals are best served by an in-house eDiscovery solution. However, such an endeavor can be cost prohibitive and limited due to a shallow pool of industry talent. BlackStone has bridged this gap and developed an arrangement that will allow clients to enjoy the benefits of hiring and developing talent from within, without the usual barriers to change.
Engaging with BlackStone in a long-term relationship has become akin to constructing an in-house eDiscovery group. BlackStone has taken special care to build a team with experienced and highly skilled personnel who practice only the most cutting-edge eDiscovery methods. By creating a strategic partnership with BlackStone, clients will be privy to a dedicated client team whose benefits are immeasurable.
“As the proliferation of business litigation cases continues, some companies and firms are attempting to bring their eDiscovery services in-house. While that’s possible for the Googles of the world, it’s just not realistic for most companies. Our model helps organizations leverage a similar relationship with BlackStone, where they can feel comfortable working with our experts without worrying about costs escalating every time they pick up the phone,” described Shaun Sullivan Director of Discovery Services at BlackStone Discovery.
With a trusted partnership, dedicated personnel, and predictable costs and budgeting, the benefits of working with BlackStone are self-evident. However, the ancillary benefits are unlimited. Because BlackStone’s model is matter agnostic and highly pliable, the relationship can constantly be adjusted to fit the ever-changing needs of their clients. Additionally, by using a dedicated vendor, clients will be able to improve analysis through the creation of consistent and dedicated metrics (to track ROI), advanced data tracking, data lifecycle management, and an overall eDiscovery maturity assessment.
Taking advantage of the BlackStone model, clients can now align the interests of their eDiscovery professional with their own interests. Said Sullivan, “Why re-invent the wheel every time you have a new matter? BlackStone is now able to offer an affordable, long-term arrangement which has not only proven to enhance value, but it also provides them the benefit of having the same people handle their unique data on a regular basis.” BlackStone provides large company efficiencies by leveraging their intimate knowledge of a client’s data and how it is structured. Derek Duarte, BlackStone Discovery’s Vice President of Technology Solutions, summarized it best: “We offer the benefits of having an in-house eDiscovery team, without the need to find a place for us to sit.”
About BlackStone Discovery
BlackStone Discovery is a leading provider of eDiscovery and litigation support services for Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 companies. BlackStone’s service offerings span the entire EDRM including Enterprise Discovery Protocols (EDP), forensic imaging, investigations, Early Data Analysis (EDA), native file processing, technology assisted review, hosting solutions, and attorney document review and production. Leveraging industry leading technology and employing a quick start and adaptable approach known as The Rapid Response Methodology “RRM”, BlackStone Discovery delivers the most cost effective and defensible data available. Additionally, BlackStone’s team of trained and certified professionals provides every client with a high quality customer experience.
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Shaun Sullivan, BlackStone Discovery, http://www.blackstonediscovery.com, +1 (650) 331-3000, [email protected]