Predictive Coding Execution

When Review Less was formed in 2011, we knew that in order for document review cost, time, and quality to improve, technology had to be used more frequently. We had a background as innovators in document review when contract attorneys first became recognized as a cost-effective strategy for e-discovery. In 2002, we staffed one of the largest examples of a Midwest push review in the country, with over 200 contract attorneys on a case that lasted over 5 years from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Most clients can’t afford this much discovery, so we embarked on an aggressive education campaign to learn all of the different technologies in the Predictive Coding world.

Our research and consulting work on predictive coding or TAR culminated in 2012 with the successful Global Aerospace case. We litigated against a highly respected law firm and won the right to use predictive coding before there were any successful cases using the technology. We then did a production in 120 days based on a 5,000-document review from a collection of 2 million records. The total number of responsive documents which had to be reviewed after we trained the predictive coding was less than 200,000 -- or 10 % of the collection.

This cull rate of 90% and recall rate of 81% were great results, and fully delivered on the promise of predictive coding. This case was subsequently covered favorably in two articles in the Wall Street Journal. Click here if you are Stuck in TAR, suffering from too much unproductive, perpetual motion practice!

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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.

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