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Cost savings, overextended staff attorneys, contract specialists drive increase in contract attorney teams

Whether managing complex litigation, a merger/acquisition, a governmental investigation or proactively addressing compliance, law firms and corporations throughout California seek solutions to the voluminous document review nightmare. Today's document reviews almost exclusively involve the review of electronically created documents, such as e-mails, spreadsheets, PDFs and MS Word documents and can strain even the most efficiently run law firm or corporate legal department. While some matters require millions of documents to be reviewed, a case with as few as 20,000 reviewable documents can be difficult to manage. Most firms and corporations are utilizing their associates and paralegals at full capacity and do not have the staff on hand to review massive amounts of documents. Yet questions remain as to the accepted use of contract attorneys: "Will the quality of the review be comparable to that of our own attorneys? Will contract attorneys engage the same level of commitment? Won't it take longer to bring new attorneys up to speed on a case?" Let us put your mind at ease.

Exclusively Legal, the legal staffing experts for nearly 20 years, provides teams of experienced contract attorneys who work in concert with your firm or corporate legal department to ensure that your objectives and deadlines are met. Projects last anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year and can be staffed with as many attorneys as needed. Superior project and technology consulting, on and offsite management and a focus on creative and customized collaboration are just a few of the reasons local partners and general counsel put their confidence in Exclusively Legal.

Law firms and corporations partnering together in the use of contract attorneys have found not only the cost savings attractive (reduction in costs can be upwards of 50 percent), but the sole focus on the reviews allows work to be done in much less time. Ultimately, client relationships are strengthened and increased referral business is a byproduct. Recent attorney projects include:

Patent Litigation -- on and offsite teams

Mergers & Acquisitions -- multiple with up to 75 attorneys

Internal Stock Option Review

Multiple Interim In-House Counsel Assignments

Multiple DOJ Investigations

Labor & Employment Litigation

Bilingual Review for International Client

Traveling Document Collection Teams

SEC Investigations

Additionally, Exclusively Legal is the foremost provider of temporary and direct hire management and support staff to San Diego's legal community.

For more information contact us at (619) 595-0440 or (800) 388-1178; Managing Director Renee Loheed at rloheed@exclusivelylegal.com or Attorney Recruiter Daniel Sweeney at dsweeney@exclusivelylegal.com.

Submitted by Exclusively Legal

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