Extract from H5’s article “Reduce Risk, Save Money: Accelerating Privilege Review Responsibly”
Stakes are high, and costs are growing. Sound familiar? More often than not, privilege review is the most expensive component of discovery review. It is also one of the most difficult discovery review workflows to manage efficiently. In addition to the sheer volume of documents that are subject to privilege review in modern litigation, parties are often left to tailor and justify their privilege assertions in the absence of judicial definition. Combined, these problems of data volume and unclear definition create ample room for the most well-meaning parties to introduce possible risk and errors into their privilege review process.
In many cases, the work largely begins (not ends) with the completion of responsive review.