Leveraging FTI Technology’s combined expertise in advanced analytics, predictive coding and managed review for complex cases, the law firm set out to conduct collection, analysis and review of a set of more than 500,000 documents.

To adhere to court-issued disclosure deadlines and ensure a thorough, cost-effective review, FTI Technology’s team worked closely with counsel through the start of the trial to perform:

  • Digital forensic collection of data and establishment of two document populations. Keywords and date ranges were used to create a sample of 1,000 responsive documents, which a senior associate reviewed to assess the prevalence of relevant data within the population.
  • Application of continuous active learning (CAL) predictive coding technology — using the sample as the foundation — to reduce the dataset and enable accurate review workflows.
  • First-level review of thousands of documents per day, identifying relevancy, privilege, confidentiality and issue codes.
  • Internal daily quality control checks of first-level review using random sampling, built-in analytics and advanced targeted searches based on review protocol and counsel feedback.
  • Circulation of daily reports and decision logs amongst the team and the law firm to track progress and allow counsel to identify any unexpected coding patterns early on in the review.
  • A redaction exercise involving the removal of sensitive personal data, confidential business information and privileged material from the population of disclosable documents. Documents were grouped to facilitate consistent redactions.
  • Review of the opposing party’s production via the use of analytics and targeted searches to identify key issues and prepare summary reports identifying documents in support of the client’s position.
  • Creation of reports related to key case themes, providing detailed summaries of important issues and related supporting documents from both the client’s dataset and the opposing side’s.
  • Preparation of trial exhibits, including additional confidentiality redactions and preparation of documents for use in court.