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Editor’s Note: Published with permission from Logikcull, the 2019 eDiscovery Billing & Cost Recovery Survey presents an excellent and objective overview of benchmarking law approaches for capturing billable work, limiting write-offs, and handling client pushback. The report may be highly beneficial for individuals seeking to better understand the business of eDiscovery.

2019 eDiscovery Billing and Cost Recovery Survey

An Industry Report from Logikcull

Executive Summary

Too often, eDiscovery can be risky, tedious, and expensive. Defined by black-box technologies, exorbitant per-GB hosting costs, and opaque processes, it’s no wonder that clients push back against eDiscovery costs—leading to discovery cost write-offs and reduced revenue. For the many firms that struggle in this area, confusion over how to address discovery costs in a client-friendly, firm-friendly manner, combined with limited visibility into best practices, has contributed to loss of business and strained client relationships.

Logikcull’s survey of more than 100 law firms from across the Logikcull customer base and the profession at large highlights these challenges in stark black and white. From cost recovery models, to pricing challenges, to the reasons behind write-offs, this report intends to shine light on an area that is chronically under-examined, yet increasingly consequential.

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Additional Reading

Source: ComplexDiscovery


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ComplexDiscovery is a premier online publication renowned for providing essential insights and intelligence in the realms of cybersecurity, information governance, and legal discovery to professionals navigating these fields. As a leading source of information, the publication expertly combines original research with aggregated news to cater to a highly specialized audience. Committed to enhancing readers’ understanding of relevant topics, ComplexDiscovery stands as an impartial and comprehensive resource for exploring trends, technologies, and services associated with electronically stored information.

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