We know that the typical e-discovery process is frustratingly inefficient. Teams of temporary reviewers come in, work on the production, and are gone long before the depositions take place or the case moves along to trial. Knowledge retention is difficult. On the next case, a brand-new team comes in and has to start from scratch. The Alston Discovery process is designed to “bake in” knowledge retention. We select a 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 stay available to support your matter for the life of the case. After the case is resolved, your Core Discovery Team is ready to tackle your next case and apply what they learned with no ramp-up. Our goal is to acquire extensive knowledge of your business and become adept in your data sets. This allows us to drive efficiency and increase quality. Alston Discovery is able to effectively serve as your e-discovery team across your entire litigation portfolio, whether or not Alston & Bird is serving as merits counsel on a matter.
Seamless Legal and Technology Collaboration
Alston Discovery is a close collaboration of experienced litigation attorneys and legal technology professionals. We achieve defensible, repeatable results using a framework of standard protocols and practices. Alston Discovery is led by three litigation and e-discovery partners with decades of experience in high-profile cases. Our reviews are managed by a dedicated group of full-time staff attorney managers who are part of your Core Discovery Team. They ensure your matters are handled correctly and efficiently. With a singular focus in e-discovery, these staff attorneys deploy state-of-the-art litigation technology and project management tools to drive better results. For larger matters, these staff attorneys manage and lead dedicated teams of Alston Discovery project attorneys who are directly employed by Alston & Bird. They are rigorously screened, including comprehensive background checks, and undergo a careful training program and performance monitoring.
This legal team works hand in hand with our own technology professionals who provide thoughtful, proactive consulting and technical project management. Our discovery consultants and technology project managers are embedded in your matters to provide insight into all steps in the e-discovery cycle. Your Core Discovery Team technology professionals are able to consult with your IT group, provide data processing and data hosting management, use advanced analytics to defensibly cull data and drive efficiency in document review, and handle production. Alston Discovery uses the Relativity platform to provide a comprehensive solution for your e-discovery needs.