OfficeMax Deploys Clearwell For In-House E-Discovery

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2010 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif - Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e-discovery, today announced that OfficeMax Incorporated, a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products, has deployed the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform. OfficeMax's Legal and IT teams will use Clearwell to enhance its in-house e-discovery strategy for litigation, regulatory matters, and internal investigations.

    "As our e-discovery needs have increased, we saw an opportunity to proactively build on our existing in-house e-discovery processes and to minimize the costly line item of outsourced services," said Jeff Neumeyer, vice president and litigation team leader at OfficeMax. "Handling e-discovery in-house provides significant cost savings while allowing us to achieve faster and better results with our e-discovery activity. By selecting the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform for processing, analysis, review and production, we are instituting e-discovery best practices including streamlined e-discovery workflow and strategic early case assessment."

    The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform is an enterprise-class solution that was purpose-built for e-discovery. Clearwell's Pre-Processing Module summarizes overall data set characteristics, and enables users to interactively filter data by "NIST list" and several metadata properties, reducing downstream processing and review costs. Clearwell's Processing and Analysis Module provides several features such as Transparent Search, discussion threads and people analytics that enable users to significantly accelerate early case assessment, defensibly eliminate irrelevant documents and false positives, and rapidly perform first-pass review. Clearwell's Review and Production Module enables reviewers to view all related documents in context, perform one-click tagging, redact documents and apply reason codes, increasing review throughput and consistency. Responsive documents can be produced or seamlessly uploaded into litigation support databases via EDRM-compliant XML and other major load file formats. In addition, the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform automatically tracks all actions on case documents throughout the e-discovery workflow, ensuring a defensible e-discovery process.

    "E-discovery can be an expensive and onerous process that will continue to rise in cost and complexity with the inevitable and rapid growth of electronically stored information," said Kamal Shah, vice president of products and marketing at Clearwell Systems. "Rather than wait for a mission-critical e-discovery need to unfold, companies like OfficeMax are taking a proactive approach and implementing the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform to perform early case assessments and review, gain greater control over the e-discovery process, and benefit from significant return on investment."

    About Clearwell Systems

    Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises, government agencies, and law firms perform electronic discovery(e-discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E-Discovery Platform streamlines end-to-end e-discovery, providing a single product for identification, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production. Leading organizations such as Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, Cisco, the Department of Health and Human Services, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NBC Universal, OfficeMax and Toyota are using Clearwell to streamline collections, accelerateearly case assessments, intelligently cull-down data, increasereviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e-discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent e-discovery industry surveysand reports, Clearwell Systems is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project, The Sedona Conference, and the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC). For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter at, or subscribe to the E-Discovery 2.0 blog at

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