Consilio Expands Global Presence and Launches Innovative Document Review Service Offerings to Meet Market Demand
Increased Client Reliance on Cost-Effective Services Drives Consilio’s Expansion
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 6, 2014 – Consilio, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and global leader in eDiscovery software and review services, today announced the expansion of its Document Review Services offering. Consilio’s extended services include developments on three fronts: augmented global reach, greater access to top-tier document reviewers, and innovative services that raise efficiency while lowering costs.
Consilio is committed to serving multinational corporations and law firms wherever they do business. To meet their needs for in-region review, Consilio has made significant investments recently to expand its global review centers. To increase capacity, the company renovated its Tokyo office and moved to new offices in London and Frankfurt. Consilio has also procured additional space in Brussels and expanded its facility in Tampa, Florida. The company is also increasing its footprint in Washington, D.C.
This investment reflects feedback from clients who already rely on Consilio for high-quality, cost-effective document review and eDiscovery services. As Adam Pollitt, Consilio’s Executive Vice President, notes, “Clients want to work with providers who can deliver cost-effective, local document review services that respect data privacy and protection obligations. Consilio’s global service centers, located in key financial markets around the globe, offer access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology that help clients expedite review and save money.”
In concert with its effort to build physical facilities to meet client demands, Consilio has committed to recruiting top-flight contract lawyers sourced by multilingual staff with unparalleled experience, such as Dr. iur. Kallia Gkavela, Consilio’s Associate Director, Document Review Services for EMEA and APAC.
According to Dr. Gkavela, the company has noted a sharp uptick in requests for document review services abroad. She added, “Great client service begins with great people. For Consilio to deliver on its promise of accurate and cost-effective review, the precondition is to have best-caliber reviewers and review managers well-versed in both local laws and demanding workflows that can generate successful outcomes. With this staff in place, Consilio has set all conditions necessary to deliver services that surpass our clients’ expectations.
To offer the lowest possible price in document review without sacrificing quality, Consilio now offers the most innovative service model on the market. Unlike the traditional hourly models used by other companies, Consilio offers clients a unique per-document pricing option: a flat rate inclusive of predictive coding licensing and a best-practice workflow to guide the process. This option can dramatically lower the cost of review–in some cases as low as $.27 per document–by eliminating irrelevant documents that would otherwise be returned in keyword searches. It also allows clients to predict their budget so they can make smarter decisions about discovery strategy earlier in litigation and investigations.
Dan DeLorenzo, a Senior Director at Consilio, remarked, “Clients want to work with providers who can lower costs and shorten the overall time of review while ensuring the process remains defensible. Consilio has accomplished these goals with its affordable per-document pricing option, where we leverage advanced technology, on behalf of our clients. Along with Consilio’s best practice workflows, we can lower the costs of document review by 20 to 50 percent compared to pricing models based on traditional, keyword-based linear review.”
For further information about Consilio’s Document Review Services, please visit http://www.consilio.com/solutions/document-review-services.
About Adam Pollitt, Executive Vice President, Consilio
Adam Pollitt leads Consilio’s Global Document Review organization directly from the newly expanded Frankfurt office. Adam contributes to the strategic direction of the company and influences the development and deployment of new services and technology. His expertise includes electronic evidence recovery, database design, and the application of technology to complex civil litigation, antitrust, and arbitration matters. He has worked on projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
About Kallia Gkavela, Associate Director, Document Review Services, EMEA and APAC
Dr. Kallia Gkavela is a multilingual qualified lawyer with a track record of successful involvement in the planning, staffing, and management of high-caliber litigation, regulatory, and internal compliance projects for international clients based in the UK, Germany, and Hong Kong.
Before joining Consilio, Kallia collaborated with a Silver Circle law firm in handling a large arbitration proceeding evaluating infringements at the interface between competition law and IP rights. She also served as a legal researcher at the University of Heidelberg. While in private practice, Kallia worked for boutique law firms in Germany and Greece with a special focus on the life sciences sector.
Kallia holds a PhD in law and an LLM with a focus on health law from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She speaks German, French, Greek, and basic Chinese.
About Dan DeLorenzo, Senior Director, Consilio
Dan DeLorenzo has significant experience supervising large-scale document review projects and using advanced review technology, including predictive coding, on behalf of law firms and corporations. He specializes in developing creative approaches to document review workflows that increase efficiency and accuracy. Dan has also served as a guest lecturer for Georgetown Law School’s Electronic Discovery Seminar.
Previously, Dan practiced law with Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients on environmental, energy, and natural resource matters and provided legislative services to clients in the financial, energy, and defense industries. He obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University.
Consilio is an international eDiscovery and managed review provider with extensive experience in litigation, antitrust, second requests, and internal and external investigations. The company supports law firms and corporations with innovative software and cost-effective, end-to-end litigation services that include data collection, computer forensics, expert testimony, multilingual and onsite data processing, hosting, and document review. Safe Harbor certified, the company can deploy its services rapidly and efficiently to clients anywhere in the world from offices and data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.consilio.com.