The Alston & Bird Advantage
The typical e-discovery process is inefficient, and you may feel forced to choose between quality and cost. Teams of temporary reviewers are hired with varying experience. They may review and code documents quickly (if not accurately) to hit deadlines and targets. These temporary lawyers are released once the document review is over and have moved on to other assignments long before the depositions or trial begins. While this staffing process can lower costs in the short term, the variability in quality and the loss of case knowledge means documents may have to be re-reviewed by different teams, repeatedly and often at higher rates. Furthermore, on the next case, a brand-new temporary team comes in and starts from scratch. This ramp-up to learn about your business for each new matter is expensive and inefficient.
Our approach is different: On all our projects, Alston Discovery utilizes the latest technology at no added charge to you so that there is no cost barrier to using every tool to streamline the review. Our staffing is also designed to ensure quality from the start and “bake in” knowledge retention. We select a core team of professionals with the best experience and skills to work on all your matters. These review attorneys and technology professionals form your dedicated Core Discovery Team and support your matter for the life of the case, reducing the need for costly re-review. After the case is resolved, your Core Discovery Team is ready to tackle your next case and apply what they learned with no expensive ramp-up. Our goal is to acquire extensive knowledge of your business and become adept in your data sets and apply it to your cases. With our focus on efficiency and quality, Alston Discovery is uniquely positioned to serve as your e-discovery team across your entire litigation portfolio, whether or not Alston & Bird is serving as merits counsel on any specific matter.
We believe you shouldn’t have to choose between lowering your cost or having confidence in the quality of your discovery process. Our mission is to partner with you to deliver better results, drive budget predictability, and help you manage complexity with confidence.