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Pitney Bowes expands eDiscovery platform & capabilities

Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions (PBLS) has announced several significant enhancements to its eDiscovery and litigation services portfolio for law firms and corporate counsel. PBLS has added industry-leading early case assessment (ECA) and hosted review software and managed review services to its comprehensive eDiscovery offering, as well as made significant additional investments in its national data center and service delivery teams.

PBLS has added IPRO Allegro, an early case assessment tool that provides insight into the size, scope, and composition of data collections before the start of eDiscovery processing and review, to its offering. IPRO Allegro enables interactive, real time culling of the case data using search terms and metadata filters, which can significantly reduce the volume of relevant documents for review and save processing time by up to 95%.

In addition, PBLS has partnered with kCura to provide customers access to Relativity, a feature-rich online review platform that offers flexibility and scalability for managing complex analysis, review, and production projects.

Both Allegro and Relativity are supported by PBLS’ national data processing center in Grand Rapids, (Mich) where terabytes of data and millions of pages of documents are processed and managed annually.

“These technology partnerships complement our already-powerful portfolio of leading legal discovery solutions and provide significant additional value to our clients,” said Stephen Whetstone, Leader of Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions. “Rather than use the same hammer for every legal discovery project, Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions is determined to use the right tool at the right price at the right location for each unique job. When it comes to eDiscovery one size does not fit all.”

As part of PBLS’ ongoing effort to deliver the best service and value possible, the company has engaged the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, an independent training and verification organization, to deliver continued education and certification for its project managers, business development representatives and staff. To date, key members of the PBLS team have completed the internationally-recognized ACEDS certified training and testing program, with more staff members enrolled to complete the program in 2012.

Rounding out its full range of eDiscovery services, PBLS has enhanced its managed review capabilities via an alliance with Grand Rapids-based RCA Business Solutions to deliver flexible and scalable managed review for projects of all sizes, both on-site and off-site. This provides our clients on-demand access to a highly trained review staff, which includes former judges, in-house counsel, trial attorneys, law firm partners, patent attorneys, and other licensed U.S. attorneys, to provide managed review of large volumes of electronically stored information and paper records in litigation.