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Whoever knows more and gets to the answer first has the advantage. Avoid Surprises & Get ahead of the issues fast. Catelas’ Early Case Intelligence & Identification platforms identify the key people and uncovers the hot documents in a dataset within hours of data load – before the any content is collected and review has begun. This allows legal counsel to define their case strategy with precision, much earlier in the process, and cut costs by focusing downstream efforts.

Outsourced review costs are significantly reduced as the collection is focused and the review process is prioritized. This is especially valuable in overseas matters where operations are not as well documented. Preservation risk & collection costs are both reduced significantly.

Early Case Intelligence

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Our approach is different

Underpinning all cases such as antitrust, FCPA, regulatory issues, fraud, contract disputes, IP theft, HR issues and so many more, are people. People and who they know are the center of all business and business disputes. Catelas patented algorithms uniquely combine Relationship Analytics, Behavioral Science and Social Network Analysis to automatically uncover how people are connected and who matters within these large datasets. The key people are identified and ‘hot documents’ isolated within hours not weeks. Our approach is different, so results are delivered faster and with greater precision.

Early Case Intelligence & Identification

Catelas’ patented relationship algorithms first isolate the key people and relationships within any dataset. This information is presented as a ‘hot network’ which shows the custodians, their connections and relationships through which they conduct business both internally and externally. The content represented by the overlap of key relationships within this network that are also responsive to the initial keywords is then tagged. Using the Catelas integration with kCura’s Relativity, these tags are exported such that the same content is tagged as ‘Priority Review’ content within the review process.

In most cases, the ‘hot documents’ lie within this network. Catelas then performs Keyword search term analysis, whereby Content Clustering technology is used to ‘discover’ the key terms and phrases used within this network. These keywords and traditional terms are then used to search all the content within the ‘hot network’ and the subsequent results are further mapped, allowing the key conversations to be visualized and understood in context. This process reduces the corpus by over 96% and allows the analyst to quickly review the most relevant content and identify the ‘hot documents’.

The resulting report is the Catelas Early Case Intelligence report detailing the key people, key words and ‘hot documents’ associated with the matter – delivered in hours, not weeks.

Early Case Intelligence

Catelas Early Case Intelligence identifies the key people and uncovers the hot documents in a dataset within hours of data load – before the review has begun. This allows legal counsel to define their case strategy with precision, much earlier in the process, and cut costs by focusing downstream efforts. Outsourced review costs are significantly reduced as the collection is focused and the review process is prioritized.

Identification

Catelas Identification allows Legal to identify the key players in any matter with precision before any data is collected. This is especially valuable in overseas matters where operations are not as well documented. Preservation risk & collection costs are both reduced significantly.

Features

1. Prioritize the Review

Prioritizes the review by quickly uncovering the ‘hot networks’ associated with the matter. Typically about 5% of the content is tagged for priority review and those tags are visible in your review tool, focusing the review early.

2. Tags the Hot Documents

that senior counsel needs to review to better understand how the evidence impacts case strategy. Reviewing the handful of ‘hot documents’ that underpin the matter, before review has begun, is critical and allows counsel to get ahead of the issues.

3. Validates the Custodian List

Validates the Custodian list by presenting a visualization map identifying the key people in the dataset and showing how they connect with the custodians. Missing custodians are identified early and unimportant custodians can be de-prioritized or eliminated.

4. Generates a Report

Generates a report detailing the ‘hot people’, how they connect and the tagged ‘hot documents’ with a number of maps illustrating how those documents were uncovered.

Features

1. BEFORE Any Email or Data is Collected

BEFORE any email or data is collected, displays the social organization chart & generates an Identification report listing all potential custodians for review by counsel and ranks these custodians in order of importance.

2. Reduces Preservation Risk

Reduces preservation risk: and avoids spoliation by ensuring that all parties involved are identified first time. The preservation list is comprehensive and includes contractors who may not even be on the organizational chart.

3. Avoids Over-Collection

Avoids over-collection: by quickly ranking key people and their relationships, providing counsel with a guide to interviews and collection.

4. Supports the Reduction of Scope

Supports the reduction of scope: by clearly illustrating who is key and how they connect, allowing counsel to justify limiting the scope to only those clearly at the center of the matter. Catelas supports counsel, by quickly and automatically providing unprecedented insight into the ‘live’ social org. chart of the company – from a browser and BEFORE any data is collected.

"Catelas Early Case Intelligence can help attorneys become more informed, earlier in the discovery process…….consider giving Catelas a test drive early in the process. You’ll be glad you did!"

− Matthew Berg, Director of IT at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks

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