With a thriving practice, the burden of growing discovery volumes was challenging to manage. Chamberlain Hrdlicka had adopted litigation document review, processing, and transcript management software years earlier; however, with exponential growth in client data volumes, the limitations of that software became glaringly evident. They experienced performance and workflow issues on many cases, resulting in a great deal of stress on human resources. As a result, they set out to optimize the firm’s litigation software technology.
Their goals when searching for a new e-discovery solution for the firm and their 125 attorneys were to:
- Increase ingestion speed by utilizing a distributed computing
- Improve reviewer efficiency and precision for their legal
- Reduce stress on their eDiscovery team
Prior to the implementation of the IPRO eDiscovery Suite, they found themselves working nights and weekends waiting for documents to upload into review. Their eDiscovery group could only take on so much work due to the time it took to prepare for review and prepare productions.
The IPRO eDiscovery Suite provided their firm with powerful processing, review and production capabilities “unlike any we’ve had before,” which allows them to give clients the relevant data they need at quicker speeds. “We’re able to maximize the integrated platform to quickly ingest, cull and search data collections, taking advantage of the advanced analytics features for e-mail threading, deduping, automated clustering and converting relevant documents to TIFF while the review is still in progress.” Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Prior to using IPRO, the process to review a current caseload would require a much larger team of reviewers; now, they can accomplish the same task in less time with significant cost savings. They can conduct a high-level ECA (Early Case Assessment) once the documents are into the review platform to know if there are gaps and whether they have everything they need for the case. The IPRO eDiscovery Suite has allowed them to handle large, intricate cases on a routine basis while mitigating significant impact to their attorneys’ workload. Despite the relatively small team, Chamberlain Hrdlicka can now optimize efficiency and productivity through the use of state-of-the-art technology, setting themselves apart from other firms – both large and small.
The IPRO eDiscovery Suite ultimately improved the firm’s ability to produce higher quality, streamlined reviews and provided the flexibility to handle cases of any size. Using IPRO, they were able to increase their caseload by hosting over 330 cases and 40TB of data, while still working fewer hours and maintaining a small team. “The workflows are well thought out and the system is intuitive to use, which minimized the learning curve for our technical staff, support personnel and attorneys as they adopted the system.” Chamberlain Hrdlicka
The addition of IPRO revolutionized how we work, what services we provide, and the number of resources required to get the work done. Upon implementation, IPRO led us to create a service provider model within our firm, allowing us to save time, resources and money and serve our clients in a more meaningful way.
They can offer their clients confidence in what the review process will cost. There won’t be any surprise expenses associated with using a third-party vendor or data hosting fees. They continue to leverage IPRO’s advanced technology to provide innovative, defensible and cost-effective eDiscovery and litigation support services. They can reduce client costs through increased productivity and reduced complexity, rather than by discounting rates.
About Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies, as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. The firm offers counsel in tax planning and tax controversy, corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, commercial and business litigation, real estate and construction law.