BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs Successfully Deploy iCONECT Review Platform

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Reston, VA (February 21, 2013)

Case Study Profiles Strategies Used to Address eDiscovery Data Management Challenges

iCONECT Development, LLC, a global market leader in producing cutting-edge, innovative eDiscovery software products and services for the legal industry, was selected to manage the analysis, review and production activities for the 2010 BP Oil Spill litigation case. One of iCONECT’s worldwide hosting providers, Avansic: E-Discovery and Digital Forensics, was chosen as the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee’s eDiscovery and litigation support consultants to assist in defining the optimal litigation support and business processes.

Our involvement in the extensive BP Oil Spill case provided solid affirmation for our review platform software,” states Ian Campbell, iCONECT’s Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder. “The sheer magnitude and volume of records involved in the case were staggering. As expected, our iCONECT software provided a flexible, accurate and scalable solution to help hundreds of reviewers manage what turned out to be one of the largest electronic discovery litigation cases in our nation’s history.”

Download “Complex Multidistrict Litigation – BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs Employ iCONECT nXT” Case Study

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 people and causing the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. This catastrophic event resulted in the filing of lawsuits by over 116,000 businesses and individuals whose livelihoods were adversely impacted. The five states on the Gulf (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas) also sued BP over the damage to their environment and economies.

The selection of iCONECT’s nXT review platform was based upon its ability to handle scale (the analysis and review of billions of relevant pages was required), performance, granular security, cost constraints and complex business workflow requirements. iCONECT’s easy-to-use and flexible interface accommodated multiple different review workflows and supported concurrent access to the database from hundreds of review teams who were geographically dispersed.

To read more about how iCONECT’s review platform was utilized to solve the critical and technical process challenges of the BP Oil Spill litigation, please click here.

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iCONECT Development, LLC is a global market leader and the first to provide a combination of innovative eDiscovery software products, client support services and strategic partnership programs to empower litigation professionals within the legal industry to maximize financial returns, minimize costs and streamline processes.

As early innovators of eDiscovery review software since 1999, and with the recent release of its revolutionary
web-based, XERA eDiscovery Review Platform, iCONECT continues to raise the bar for the advancement in new technologies through a genuine, consultative approach with legal service providers (LSPs), law firms, government agencies and corporations across multiple markets. iCONECT’s worldwide corporate headquarters are based in Reston, VA (Washington, D.C.) with satellite offices in Los Angeles, California and London, Canada.

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