In challenging times, a disciplined process can make all the difference.
A client of ours in the mining industry was facing hundreds of products liability cases across multiple jurisdictions. After engaging multiple local counsel spread throughout the country, the client found it challenging to track critical information while maintaining version control of a single master spreadsheet.
Building a single source of truth.
Alston & Bird built a custom, secure tool to manage every case and help the client track every deadline and case status. Key features of the solution include:
- Consolidating spreadsheets within an extranet so that there was a single source of information for matters, products, plaintiffs, expert witnesses, claims, local counsel, and opposing counsel.
- Providing intelligence to calculate case values and other information important to the client.
- Providing secure site access to enable local counsel to manage their assigned cases.
- Creating data visualization dashboards to allow the client and attorneys an at-a-glance view of all litigation.
Streamlining the effort.
The tool greatly reduced the effort required to manage the entirety of the caseload from a single platform, saving significant time and resources. Now the client has real-time visibility into the overall landscape of the litigation—and counsel across the country can collaborate effectively and securely.