Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live: Charissa Bass of KPMG”
Charissa Bass is a Director in KPMG’s Forensic practice at the Charlotte office. For over a decade, she has provided Data Analytics consultation in eDiscovery for Fortune 100 and AmLaw 200 clientele, using innovative, multifaceted approaches that emphasize machine learning, to overcome challenges of Big Data in large-scale litigation, regulatory investigations, corporate information management, and time-sensitive internal investigations.
Charissa began the session talking about her background, her role at KPMG, and the early days of TAR. She then used the podcast to announce KPMG’s new partnership with Reveal. She discussed why they chose Reveal, testing and evaluation they did, and what they hope to do with the capabilities Reveal offers, highlighting the AI model library and the workflows they are building with Reveal. Charissa also used the podcast to talk about a new service that KPMG is offering, RCA or Rapid Communications Analysis – what it is and what it will provide to clients. She shifted to a broader discussion about analytics, including active learning, covering adoption levels, what they are doing with these capabilities, and how clients are reacting. Charissa closed with thoughts on what she is looking forward to next.