Services & Solutions

E-Discovery Processing

Data Processing

BlackStone’s advanced processing technology and protocols provide the speed, efficiency, flexibility, and customization required to meet the most stringent defensibility and timeline demands. Our consultants and dedicated project managers work with our clients to customize a workflow in order to prioritize and fulfill their goals. Our unique approach ensures the highest degree of data culling in order to reduce the timeline for database hosting, attorney review, and document management.

Predictive Coding

BlackStone Discovery offers predictive coding technologies that allow for a rapid process of finding key documents, irrespective of keyword. The automated predictive review technology allows automatic tagging and coding of documents that would otherwise require linear review; ultimately increasing the speed of the review while maintaining defensibility and control.

Processing Capabilities

BlackStone provides extensive processing capabilities to extract more information, more accurately from your critical data:

  • Secure, 24/7 Data Processing Center
  • Proprietary automated QC software
  • Processing Capabilities for all Matter Sizes & Legacy File Types
  • De-Duplication & Special Data Filters
  • Data Conversion
  • Load File Preparation for all Third-Party Platforms
  • Accurate Indexes for Search & Culling
  • Document Coding
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Email Threading

Our built in email threading allows for a seamless and integrated approach to further reduce data in a defensible manner.

  • Identify Email Groups – Sort email into groups and threads, and receive information on inclusive emails that contain quoted content from prior messages. This enables you to review a smaller percentage of the total emails and still see 100 percent of the information
  • Receive Recommended Review Order – When you choose and review only unique messages and attachment content, you can cut down on the number of messages to review.
  • Efficient – Host fewer documents and achieve faster, more efficient and more consistent attorney review while increasing quality control for outgoing productions.

Near-Duplicate Identification

Documents that have the same text but different formatting will not often be identified as true duplicate documents based on typical hash value algorithms. Deploying near-duplicate identification captures electronic files with the same content but different formatting, file type, and saved versions. Identifying these documents prior to review prevents the review and tagging of duplicate documents. BlackStone has built this capability into the main processing platform to allow simultaneous integration with all other processing and culling activities. This promotes further savings and efficiency throughout the processing and attorney review phases.

International E-Discovery

BlackStone has extensive experience analyzing and processing foreign and Unicode documents, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK). Our proprietary process of virtualization to the native CJK formats allows for fully automated processing, culling, and sourcing capabilities; increasing not only the speed, but the quality of the processed data. BlackStone handles foreign language characters, encoding schemes, and native file systems while ensuring data security and visibility.

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."