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Law Technology News Examines How Law Firms Effectively Control the Costs the Quality of E-Discovery

January 30, 2012

Fenwick & West's electronic information management group is highlighted and Fenwick's chief technology officer Matt Kesner is quoted in a Law Technology News article titled "Cowen Group Survey Predicts Big Revenue Spike for Litigation Support" (subscription required).

The article reports that the results of the Cowen Group's survey "Salary Survey & Market Landscape," which focused on eDiscovery staffing and evaluation of the ratio of salary to revenue, indicate a spike in e-discovery revenue and support services.

On Fenwick's reaction, Kesner says, "These results don't surprise us at all. We have seen the amounts of electronically stored information increase at a rate of 150 percent every nine months. The increasing amount of data created by all businesses seems to be the primary driver. Clients also seem more able to access the data quick." 

He also notes that Fenwick's workload for in-house litigation support is "way up."

"As our methods get better and we get faster we do seem to be helping clients resolve matters and investigations faster. In that sense it is a 'win-win'," he says.

The Fenwick electronic information management team is comprised of partners, associates and experts who are responsible for document review and successful execution of the eDiscovery process.