Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services helps you address the riskiest and costliest areas of collecting, preserving and reviewing electronic information for eDiscovery matters by delivering the right balance of people, processes, technology and controls. This approach can result in year-over-year reductions in your eDiscovery costs. With a network of over 2,000 skilled professionals and offices worldwide, we can support multifaceted, international managed review and eDiscovery projects.
Our Approach to the eDiscovery Process
Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services combines the resources of two Robert Half business units: Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and legal consulting firm, along with Protiviti, a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. Our process is focused on building productive, flexible relationships with our clients. Before we begin a project, we help you identify the necessary support for success, including the option of assigning one of our project leads to quality check all work.
Establishing key roles and responsibilities also is a priority in our electronic discovery and document review process. It is essential to have a designated person review and quality check the work. While this can be handled by a representative from the review organization, we recommend this critical role be handled by one of our skilled project leads who are accustomed to proactively managing even the most complicated eDiscovery lifecycles.
The development of a smooth, comprehensive and repeatable discovery system for meeting regulatory and legal requirements in data processing and collection is essential to maintaining stable and continuous business performance. We understand your business and can act as a critical link between IT departments, legal departments and outside counsel, facilitating communication and a unified response that contributes to a stronger and clearer end-product. We know how Electronic Discovery fits into these crucial interrelationships and work closely with you to set up predictable, defensible processes that help you mitigate risks and deliver results.
What Makes Us Different from Other eDiscovery Companies
Our team is uniquely positioned to provide you with specialized capabilities wherever and whenever you need them, anywhere in the world. From detailed computer forensics to team-focused consulting, we offer a level of response and experience that is unmatched in the marketplace. We have dedicated Electronic Discovery professionals, some who are fluent in a multitude of languages, who know how to facilitate services that are compatible with an English language-centered investigation. We can also work with your counsel to address privacy issues overseas, in harmony with multinational legal cultures and privacy laws, helping you effectively manage domestic and international legal matters.
Electronically Stored Information (ESI) often provides the most important evidence in a legal matter; therefore, lost and/or missing information can prove damaging. The challenge of identifying and capturing all relevant ESI without alteration is top of mind for both in-house and outside counsel. These parties are concerned with deletion of critical files or alteration of data by employees who may be looking to cover their tracks. In addition, there are honest mistakes made by IT departments, which, if not identified and remedied, can cause issues in a court proceeding.
We have the ability to help recover hidden, deleted or fragmented files. Our professionals provide you with the necessary chain-of-custody documentation for achieving an effective understanding of ESI handling, and can testify about the process. Our forensics teams understand how to acquire mass volumes of data from different sources in compliance with investigatory, regulatory and procedural requirements. Our specialized computer forensic capabilities are unique in the industry, and can provide you with confidence throughout the discovery lifecycle.
Working with a company that understands the business and legal context of a litigation matter accelerates the process and may yield insights that might otherwise be missed.
We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals from a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, energy, hospitality, government and professional services. Our subject-matter professionals apply decades of practical knowledge to the critical legal, technical and financial issues of your organization throughout the various phases of your review.
Large engagements can consume an organization’s financial and human resources. When matters span multiple locations, time zones, languages or a broad variety of data sources, effective project management can be the linchpin to both timely results and cost efficiency.
Our project managers bring deep experience in handling both electronic discovery and other types of litigation project management. Our professionals are well equipped to take on unforeseen challenges and assume various case and review requirements. Using industry-proven processes and procedures, our professionals can drive success in partnership with your internal team, third-party providers and/or our own subject-matter experts and capabilities. This flexibility, along with our project space capabilities, allows for a customized project management solution that accelerates the production and review of ESI, which helps you manage costs.
Many companies in the industry are recognizing that while Electronic Discovery is event driven, the event itself is not completely unpredictable. Proactively defining a system can help you achieve lower costs, reduce response time and lead to better risk management. This can be achieved through better storage and organization of information, allowing you to access the most relevant or responsive information more efficiently.
Our team works with you and your outside counsel to establish a more proactive program. We implement improvements in business processes that enhance and protect your enterprise value. Our professionals have experience implementing and configuring the technology, software, content management systems and records retention programs to help meet your demands. The result can provide more predictability in the cost and time required to respond to eDiscovery requests.