Price umbrellas and inefficiencies create market opportunities. At least so it seems when it comes to reviewing discovery documents in litigation. 

General counsels complain about law firm costs to review documents flowing from e-discovery (EDD). The market is listening. One year ago, I blogged about offshore options for document review. Recently I’ve come across some US companies that review discovery documents. The list here is likely not complete (identifying review companies by web searching is hard):

There are probably lines to be drawn in the market among consulting companies that focus on managing the discovery process, staffing agencies that also provide facilities (and I understand more and more are doing so), and companies focused primarily on document review.

Wherever the line my lie, it’s good news for clients who don’t want to pay law firm rates and mark-ups for high volume document review. They can investigate a range of on- and off-shore options.