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Document Review Services

Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP*

Our Document Review professionals provide a strategic and cost effective alternative for law firms and their clients.  We provide clients with support in three key areas depending upon their needs: document preservation, collection and review.

Document Preservation
Through our understanding of information storage and the leading methodologies for confirming employee compliance with hold policies, we can assist a client with document hold procedures. This may include participating in training personnel on the importance of following the document hold procedures. Central to the effort is careful analysis of what document and data sources exist now, existed in the past, and will be generated in the future to confirm that all potential custodians and data sources are included and properly handled.
Our document preservation services include:

  • Assessing paper archiving processes
  • Assessing relevant data storage systems
  • Assisting with the preparation of backup tape procedures
  • Documenting derivation of preservation procedures and tracking mechanisms
  • Helping implement a rapid response process
  • Assisting with the preparation of electronic disclosures
  • Suggesting points for meet and confer negotiations, such as scope,  in order to minimize ongoing preservation costs while also facilitating compliance

Document Collection
As a general rule, the more precise the collection, the lower the overall costs. We help develop tight collection parameters and a detailed investigative process. From collecting hard copy in the order it was maintained in the ordinary course of business, to collecting electronic documents, to carefully handling media such as videotapes and slides, our professionals employ a variety of tools and techniques to provide full documentation.
Our document collection services include:

  • Assistance with the identification of custodians, the development of custodian tiers, and custodian interviews
  • Assistance with identifying and collecting relevant hard copy and electronic files
  • Managing keyword searching (in accordance with guidelines provided by legal counsel)
  • Assistance with the cataloguing of documents using our proprietary database technology
  • Maintaining documentation, tracking, chain-of-custody, and audit trail
  • Special handling of non-paper documents
  • Managing processing vendors
  • Managing the online repository architecture
  • Providing process metrics, analytics, and reporting

Document Review
Effective document reviews employ a rule-oriented approach to decision making. We offer a sophisticated review operation that leverages technology and follows client procedures intended to protect privilege, conceal trade secrets, and comply with privacy requirements. We have years of experience with review protocols, and our approach is focused on assisting clients to avoid sanctions while minimizing the costs of meeting production obligations.
Our document review services include:

  • Assistance with the creation of matter-specific review rules and guidelines
  • Assistance with reviewing for privilege and/or responsiveness
  • Assistance with reviewing for protection of information such as trade secrets, confidentiality, and privacy
  • Assistance with maintaining privilege logs and making recommendations based on the guidelines approved by client’s legal counsel
  • Performing issue or subject coding per your requirements—we can also assist in developing coding protocols that best suit a particular case
  • Assistance with  document review procedures
  • Customizing techniques for electronic discovery environments
  • Tracking to confirm review of all documents
  • Managing workflow and tracking productivity
  • Providing process metrics, analytics, and reporting

*Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP (DTBA) is an affiliate of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS).  DTBA is not a CPA firm.


As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, an affiliate of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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