Discovery Services

As a discovery counsel law firm, we are able to provide our clients a full spectrum of discovery services, from initial consultation and first-pass reviews to final privilege review and discovery management. Because we are able to go beyond the provision of legal support services, our discovery model typically saves our clients substantial legal fees compared to law firm and vendor partnerships, with our attorneys taking on much of the legal work that would otherwise be performed by expensive associates. By entrusting us with their discovery, our clients are able to rein in their litigation spend without sacrificing the quality of the work product they need to develop their case. Their responses have been overwhelmingly positive.

We guide our clients’ discovery with careful planning, comprehensive training, thorough quality control and reviewer accountability. Tanenholz & Associates works with you to outline the specific goals of the production and review. Our discovery plans’ timelines and cost projections allow our clients to better manage discovery deadlines and budgets.

We partner with and support trial counsel, providing constant management of the discovery process at lower billable rates while our partner firms focus on the remaining substantive aspects of the case, such as written discovery, depositions, legal research, motions, hearings and trial, and settlement strategy. Simply put, our model is the gold standard for management of the discovery process.

Preparation

Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC never begins a project unprepared. For document production and discovery management, proper preparation requires thoughtful analysis of all stages of litigation and a thorough assessment of the role the different types of documents will play throughout the litigation. We carefully plan the specific goals of the production and review. Our discovery plans include timelines and cost projections so our clients can manage discovery deadlines and budgets accordingly.

Let Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC get you started.

We can:

  • Advise you on the scope and potential costs of your project;
  • Draft a budget including all aspects of collection, processing, coding, quality controls, reporting, and production.

Collection

Our collections are carefully planned to withstand challenges from opposing counsel. We design reliable collection protocols consistent with our clients’ discovery obligations and objectives. Our extensive experience in the execution of complex electronic collections allows us to conduct collections with minimal disruption to daily business operations. Let us guide you through the collection process.
We can:

  • Advise and consult on document retention policies;
  • Draft collection protocols for all paper and electronic files;
  • Coordinate and conduct collections of paper, email, databases, and other electronically stored information;
  • Design interview templates for the collection of documents from company employees;
  • Minimize the disruption to employees’ normal work routine;
  • Draft subpoenas for the collection of documents from third-parties;
  • Draft FOIA requests to obtain documents from government agencies;
  • Assist in the selection and management of electronic discovery (EDD) vendors;
  • Design sensible Bates numbering and labeling schemes.

Document Review

We provide our clients a full spectrum of legal document review services, from first-pass reviews to final privilege review, with built-in legal oversight. Our attorney review teams often perform high-level review work that would otherwise be performed by expensive big firm associates.

Discovery Support

Management of documents rarely ends with the final depositions, motions, or productions. We help our clients bridge the gap between the initial document review and the ultimate disposition of the case.
A well-managed review process ensures a smooth and efficient progression from discovery through trial, and beyond.
We can:

  • Advise on the selection of document review and management software;
  • Train in-house or outside counsel on how to quickly identify and organize key documents;
  • Cull and/or summarize key documents for the development of factual themes, motions practice, preparation of witnesses and ad hoc projects;
  • Prepare exhibits for depositions and trial.