• Federal Court Endorses Computer-Assisted Review in E-Discovery
  • March 8, 2012 | Authors: Mason A. Barney; Kyle C. Bisceglie
  • Law Firm: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP - New York Office
  • Clients facing litigation with large amounts of electronic discovery need a new approach to reduce the legal costs of traditional human-based linear review. Results of several studies suggest that computer-assisted review could offer significant cost and time savings with less human error than linear review. Despite the promising results from these studies, we were concerned about the efficacy of computer-assisted review and whether we could defend it in court if challenged after the fact. On February 24, 2012, Magistrate Judge Peck from the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, became the first judge to expressly endorse the parties’ use of computerassisted document review. The decision promises to increase the use of technologyassisted review and makes it more defensible.