Complete Discovery Source (CDS Legal)
eDiscovery is a critical part of your case. From proactive litigation-readiness to managed review, the process must be fast, efficient, and focused on reducing costs. Choosing the right partner to ensure a strategic and defensible approach gives you the first advantage. Having experts manage the course of action puts you one step ahead from start to finish.
CDS is the first choice of more than 75% of AM 100 Law Firms
Complete Discovery Source uses the most advanced, analytic technology available. Our hands-on experts personally shepherd your evidence through time-tested processes to provide clear strategies and superior outcomes. From accessible project managers, who you know by name, to our SAS 70 Type II audited, secure data centers, everything we do is about providing you with unmatched peace of mind.
One quarter of the Fortune 500 partners with CDS
eDiscovery requirements are changing fast. Companies and law firms must be prepared for today’s complex discovery requests while anticipating what’s next. CDS partners with legal teams to establish proactive information management through better data retention and destruction policies. Shrinking data volumes before a complaint is filed makes you faster out of the gate, reduces costs, and offers you better command of even the most demanding discovery requests.
26(f) Meet and Confer
Approach your Meet and Confer with the confidence and assertiveness that only true ESI intelligence can offer. Be prepared to cooperate with other parties. We help you to understand clearly what you have, what you need, and what you are able to produce. CDS has the early insight tools that reduce costs and time and establish unprecedented levels of clarity.
Data Identification and Reduction
Superior data identification helps determine your strategies. With it, a corporation can authenticate its retention plan, and the data map is the first line of defense for demonstrating the feasibility and proportionality of specific discovery requests.
CDS’s eM@S and other analytic tools filter data to reduce the volumes prior to processing. Reducing data before processing means shorter review times and significantly lower costs.
CDS is one of the few eDiscovery providers that has established protocols to maintain and re-use data. We keep processed evidence at our secure data centers and can re-use portions of previous datasets for serial litigants. That equates to seriously lower processing expense, and streamlined workflows for subsequent complaints.
eM@S™ and Early Case Assessment
eM@S is CDS’ proprietary data analysis system. This software indexes documents at lightning speed, so you can start evaluating data before most other systems have finished ingesting. Multi-threading and our distributive architecture allow your CDS team to analyze multiple data sources simultaneously. Detailed reports, de-duplication, and extensive filtering tools mean that the dataset can be drastically reduced prior to processing. eM@S delivers time and cost savings that are just one part of the ECA process.
Processing and Production
eDiscovery that is fast, efficient, and defensible allows your litigation team to focus on more manageable volumes of meaningful evidence. Our project managers and engineers use best-in-breed hardware and software to expertly guide your evidence through the process. Size does not matter. We can scale our services from a single CD to terabytes of ESI.
Time has direct implications on eDiscovery cost and resources. CDS offers unmatched processing speeds at competitive prices. Our capacity and dedication turn most projects around in the time that it takes the competition to get started.
• High-speed multi-thread processing
• Real-time reporting
• Full redaction tools
• Native and image file production
• Concordance or EDRM compliant XML load files
• Integrated production services
Review Hosting and Managed Review
If you’re working around the clock, so are we. We support our three highly secure SAS 70 Type II data centers 24/7. And rest assured that we employ the most advanced technologies and protocols to protect sensitive data from damage by malice, accident or error.
CDS partners with the industry’s leading review tool developers and contract review staff to meet your case’s specific needs. For complex projects, our experienced PMs and Director of Managed Review work with case teams to tailor workflows—from reviewer training to trial preparation.
Global Coverage and Trans-border eDiscovery/eDisclosure
The world is getting smaller, but the demands of global electronic discovery are growing. Multi-national corporations involved in U.S. litigation can be required to collect data that is subject to EU directives. CDS’s international eDisclosure program merges EU-based eDisclosure specialists with our proven U.S.-based eDiscovery firm, to seamlessly carry you through the process. And CDS’s Safe Harbor certification ensures that data which reaches the U.S. remains compliant with EU privacy regulations. From collection to production, our solutions are ready for your overseas needs.
Our Unicode-compliant technology provides multi-lingual capabilities. It automatically identifies the languages within documents and provides detailed reports. Reviewers can search documents in Roman, Asian, and Cyrillic languages.