Services & Solutions

Information Governance

E-Discovery

Information governance and E-Discovery have together created a unique challenge to corporate enterprises -challenges that in-house legal departments and outside counsel are left to address when litigation ensues. Most corporations know they must do something, but lack the technical knowledge or resources to execute. The situation is exacerbated by the common communication gap between IT and Legal Departments. BlackStone’s consulting team works to bridge the gap between IT and Legal to create a unified and sustainable information governance solution that incorporates eDiscovery best practices.

Data Mapping

A Data Map is the central hub through which an effective Information Governance and eDiscovery plan is executed. A Data Map enhances your organization’s knowledge of litigation-relevant ESI, serves as a platform for legal policy deployment (e.g., legal hold, records retention, etc.), and enables a more rapid litigation response.

A quality data map provides uses that extend beyond enhanced litigation responsiveness. Data maps also assist with internal HR investigations, compliance audits, identification of sensitive data, better knowledge of the impact of data breaches, and help companies avoid risky data usage patterns that result in lost data.

Benefits

  • Efficient document collection and review in litigation
  • Faster and more accurate litigation holds
  • Systematic communication and enforced policies
  • Defensible deletion and selective content margin
  • Greater accuracy and consistency in Initiation Disclosures and responses
  • Enhanced management of data security, backup, and record retention policies
  • Improved compliance with legal and regulatory obligations
  • Greater preparation for Meet-and-Confer
  • Avoid sanctions for lost data. A data map showing retention policies will Aid in preserving and maintaining potentially responsive data.
  • Managed and structured repositories
  • Proactive, repeatable E-Discovery procedures

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K&L Gates

"Cost is never an issue when dealing with BlackStone, they are always focused on the smartest way to solve a problem..."

Partner, K&L Gates
Morgan Lewis

"The Blackstone team has been an invaluable extension of our litigation teams for many years. [The BlackStone Team] always take a personal interest in our work and deliver a quality product within the confines of our demanding deadlines. The Blackstone team has assisted us with document collections, discovery matters and trial preparation.  Blackstone is an excellent eDiscovery partner for us."

Stephen Gillen, Morgan Lewis
Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley

"As a longtime client, I rely on BlackStone Discovery for their comprehensive eDiscovery support services. BlackStone has the technical understanding and experienced project management to support our diverse needs. Whether it's forensic collection, early case assessment, ESI processing, hosting, or general litigation support I would highly recommend the BlackStone Discovery team."

Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner

"I have always been impressed with Blackstone's response times and the care they take to address my ediscovery issues in the most practical and efficient way possible. I have recommended colleagues to Blackstone and have received positive feedback relative to the work Blackstone has performed."

Neda Shakoori, McManis Faulkner
DLA Piper

"The BlackStone team took the time to fully understand our requirements for discovery and was able to come up with a custom solution to our needs. They have been nothing but professional and provided us with the some of the most powerful tools in the industry to get our data culling, tagging, filtering, and conversions done quickly and efficiently"

Senior Attorney, DLA Piper
Perkins Coie LLP

"I rely upon Blackstone because they are always ready to provide prompt, thorough, and cost efficient support. They also have the knowledge and experience to advise even our largest clients how to best tackle the clients' discovery issues."

Daniel Shvodian, Perkins Coie LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

"I've used BlackStone for years now and have nothing but the best results. From the collections to the production, the professionals at BlackStone knew exactly what they were doing and kept us in the loop throughout every phase of the project. Knowing that you are putting yourself in the hands of such professionals puts a huge weight of my shoulders and lets me focus on other parts of my business."