NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced it will offer Managed Review Services, reinforcing the company's eDiscovery services for law firms and corporate counsel seeking to outsource the entire process to a single, highly qualified vendor.
Managed review is the initial review of information, both paper and electronic, that is relevant to pending litigation. With Ricoh's new Managed Review Services, clients can now come to Ricoh for this and all of their eDiscovery needs rather than introducing potential complications, delays, errors and unnecessary costs by hiring multiple vendors.
Ricoh announced the new service today at LegalTech® New York 2014, the premier conference and trade show for technology in the legal community, where it is exhibiting in Booth # 224/226.
"With attorney review consuming such a large portion of litigation budgets, we've carefully developed a service based on best practices in document management and staffing to help meet our clients' demanding standards," said Bob Brock, Vice President, Legal and Managed Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Our Managed Review Services help unify eDiscovery, from identification to production, helping make it quick and cost-effective for our clients."
Ricoh Managed Review Services include:
- A single point of support. Ricoh's project management team coordinates the project workflow from data capture, data reduction and processing through the managed review.
- Secure review locations. Ricoh provides multiple urban locations across the United States that include all necessary equipment, software training, data security, screening, contract attorneys, review managers and staff oversight.
- Experienced Relativity® Premium Partners. Ricoh blends just-in-time attorney staffing with its review platforms offering and expert consulting to improve first level review results. To reduce time and cost of review, Ricoh employs predictive coding options (clustering, email threading, assisted review) and enhances the Relativity interface to improve metadata tagging and information security.
A key partnership
Ricoh is partnering with Hudson Legal, an acknowledged leader in first level review, to provide the service. The award-winning company offers fully screened contract attorneys, locations around the country, expert project managers, efficient review centers and comprehensive productivity tracking.
Ricoh Managed Review Services are especially agile and flexible. For example, Ricoh orchestrated an emergency project over Thanksgiving weekend last year to respond to an organization's data breach. The project team reviewed and coded more than 70,000 documents containing personally identifying and private health information on clients, employees and donors. The project was successfully and accurately completed in time for notification of affected parties within aggressive HIPAA Omnibus and IRS reporting windows.
"In any situation, emergency or not, Ricoh, in partnership with Hudson Legal, can provide a quick and cost-effective first level review either separately or as part of a full eDiscovery service offering," said Brock. "We look forward to continuing to deliver to this high standard."
Ricoh is one of the largest providers of legal document services in the country, providing a full suite of services for law firms and corporate counsel. Customers include the majority of the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 250 firms, and the legal departments of many Fortune 1000 companies.
For more information on Ricoh's legal solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/legal.
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Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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