When a state agency faced potential litigation related to an agency decision, they brought in Shepherd Data Services to help their team quickly produce an administrative record. Linear review was in progress, but with 466,000 records to sort through, projected turnaround time and resource requirements exceeded time and cost limitations. Shepherd devised a new workflow—using existing work product and analytics to identify ideal relevant documents for a pre-coded seed set in Relativity Assisted Review. This seed set trained the system to make informed coding decisions, allowing the team to review half of a million records with only four reviewers in less than four days.

“Beyond the speed and cost savings, we trust the Relativity Assisted Review workflow. Relativity allows us to provide our clients with more transparency into why decisions are made by the system and ensure accuracy.”
BENJAMIN LEGATT, VP of Client Consulting

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Certified woman-owned, Minneapolis-based Shepherd Data Services (SDS) has answered the electronic discovery and electronic digital forensic service needs of corporations, law firms, and government entities since 2002. Whether using cutting edge eDiscovery or digital forensic tools, designing clever software, or expertly training and consulting on everything from preservation through production, Shepherd Data Services nimbly delivers the services that legal professionals need to thrive. Shepherd Data staff can do this for you because we understand legal professional requirements. After all, Shepherd Data’s President started her career as a litigator and started looking into the technological possibilities in the early 1990s. Not surprisingly, the Shepherd Data Services business model centers on delivery of “on-point” services as if each staffer had to pay for the work out of their own pocket. Think about it - an alliance with Shepherd Data Services may be the most valuable one a legal professional forms.