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The cornerstone of Review Less is not technology. It's about improving document review workflows and sourcing the best and brightest document review attorneys in the country into small, agile teams.
Myth 1 in E-Discovery is you must use TAR (Technology Assisted Review) to reduce the costs of review. We have found that by doing a review right the first time with less second pass review time and lower cost is in everyone’s best interest -- and requires no predictive coding.
Our review teams are comprised of attorneys who are typically fixing the mistakes of the body shops' first pass reviews. We have unique workflows and methodologies that enable review to be done right the first time.
Using these techniques in the Garlock Asbestos Bankruptcy case, where Karl Schieneman was Special Master, resulted in a million dollar savings in the document review aspect of the case, which had over a billion dollars of claims at issue and was covered in LTN as a highly successful use of Special Masters.
Click here if you have experienced the pain and expense of a never-ending document review project and would like more information.
Review Less is well established in the TAR or predictive coding space as one of the first highly visible users in 2012’s highly successful Global Aerospace case, which was subsequently covered by the Wall Street Journal. We co-authored a highly cited law review article on how Rule 26(g) interplays with TAR, and a successful self-created and funded CLE tour of the country in 2013 alongside some of the top judges and e-discovery lawyers in the country.
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Review Less, LLC
One Oxford Centre, Suite 4300
301 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Review Less reflects the passion of its founder Karl Schieneman to help make e-discovery a less painful process for corporations and law firms. To do this he continues to assemble a talented and national team of accountants, lawyers, technologists and other professionals who can execute on processes to either improve document review techniques and/or leverage more technology.
Karl's education combined business and law with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was on Law Review. Following successful stints as a litigator in complex commercial litigation, and after winning awards at the Big 4 Accounting Firm Price Waterhouse, he decided to follow his passion and become an entrepreneur. His role in developing the contract attorney market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania included staffing some of the largest projects in the country. He was the first participant to develop contract attorney modeling tools (through StaffRite software) to analyze cost effectiveness, illustrate the budgeting process for contract attorneys, and provide a foundation for project management. He also publicly advocated and implemented a Midwest Sourcing strategy to national corporations outside of Pittsburgh as a cost saving option as early as 2002. After selling his corporation to a national staffing company, he quickly became their recognized e-discovery resource.
So it's no surprise that over the last several years he has built on his experiences working in the technology side of e-discovery. He has become both an advocate for the increased use of document culling technology, such as predictive coding and advanced analytical review tools, along with improving the quality of contract attorneys through better testing and education.
Review Less does more than push e-discovery forward; it remains ahead of the curve by creating national e-discovery education initiatives such as ESIBytes, by surveying and educating a national audience on predictive coding as an Adjunct Analyst with EDJ Group, and by opening Friends of E-Discovery networking groups across the United States. These efforts help keep Review Less at the forefront of e-discovery trends around the world.