e-Discovery

Our specialized e-Discovery Group at Cassels addresses the legal and operational needs of all organizations seeking to address their approach to information in a way that properly reflects current technological and legal requirements while controlling cost. Our goal is to help you develop the right processes and practices, and combine these with the best technology available, to cost-effectively transform data into knowledge you can use to your advantage in legal proceedings.

Discovery is no longer about collecting paper in boxes

In 2010, rules that outlined certain obligations regarding electronic information in the discovery process were introduced. Since then, case law has made it clear that — when faced with litigation or regulatory matters — a real need exists for a deeper understanding of complex and evolving e-discovery obligations.

At the same time, we recognize that our clients are looking for predictability and control over ever-escalating litigation costs, the largest portion of which is attributable to the discovery process.

We’ve responded by mobilizing our e-Discovery team and its resources to enhance our ability to control costs associated with discovery and improve our clients’ ability to navigate the discovery process effectively — ensuring that matters are dealt with in a manner that is both strategically optimal and satisfies all legal obligations.

From the identification of electronic evidence through to preservation, processing, analysis, review and production, our E-discovery team has the leading-edge technology and proven processes necessary to manage e-discovery and document review projects from start to finish — on time and on budget — regardless of the volume or complexity involved.

We provide legal and technical advice on the application of appropriate technology, compliance issues, discovery readiness, and document review projects using advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence and innovative techniques like predictive coding/technology assisted review.

Leverage our expertise to maximize efficiency and minimize cost

In today’s world, our most important information is created electronically and stored on servers, the cloud and personal devices. An understanding of the best practices and technological tools needed to deal with these records when problems occur is required; however, due in part to the sheer volume of electronic documents that are stored and shared, even the most basic document review exercises can be both time consuming and costly. Developing the proper framework to deal effectively with e-discovery obligations can seem overwhelming, while acquiring the necessary resources may be cost prohibitive.

Cassels now offers our expertise to in-house counsel, providing advice on tools, policies and procedures through our best practice guidelines. These guidelines have been developed based on our extensive practical experience with the most current standards, legislation, case law and technologies available. We provide support and guidance on best practices regarding e-discovery, software selection and technology strategies as well as counseling and training to save you time, money and frustration.

Our Team

Our interdisciplinary team approach brings together experienced litigation and information practitioners, with the very best e-discovery, records management and IT professionals, project managers and third-party vendors. We are proud to have assembled an e-Discovery team dedicated to bringing their legal acumen, technological expertise and demonstrated strength in project management — along with the highest quality client service — to each of our mandates.