Empowering Clients with eDiscovery Expertise
Intellectual Data is committed to empowering our clients including but not limited to Asian companies
with the expertise they need to navigate the complex world of eDiscovery.
Many companies in Asia, such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and other countries, are not familiar with
the US legal procedures and eDiscovery requirements.
This can make challenging for them to comply with the necessary measures and actions during litigation.

To address this challenge, Intellectual Data takes on a critical role in educating our clients in Asia Pacific.
We work directly with our clients to explain the eDiscovery process and help them understand the steps they need to take and avoid during litigation.
By providing our clients with the knowledge and expertise they need,
we help them to more effectively manage their electronic data discovery needs and comply with legal requirements.

At Intellectual Data, we understand that eDiscovery is a critical legal proceeding under the common law, held before the trial begins.
This means that parties involved in litigation must mutually share evidence and documents to clarify points of dispute.
Our team of experts is dedicated to helping our clients legally and efficiently satisfy all such requirements in a cost-effective manner.
With our comprehensive services covering the full spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM),
from data collection to document review and production, we provide reliable and professional solutions
to help our clients manage their electronic data discovery needs.

US(California) Civil Litigation Timeline
The parties may mediate at any time- approx. 80% resolves with alternative dispute resolutions
  • Complaint
  • Answer
  • Interrogatories
  • Meet and Confer
  • Document Request
  • Deposition
  • Case Management Conference
  • Expert Demand
  • Mediation/Settlement
  • Trial
    30+ DAYS

[8~10month Continuation]

How eDiscovery Works
  • 1
    Forensic Collection

    Forensic collection is the process to collect the
    electronic data storage devices(PC, mobile device, or
    external storage drive) of a custodian who has connections
    with the trial or subject matter.

  • 2
    Upload, Process and Extract

    From the collected data, documents relevant to the trial
    are uploaded to a specialized solution for eDiscovery and
    processed. Through this process, the documents collected
    from various sources are converted into a format enabling
    extraction from the database upon search.

  • 3
    Search, Find and Review

    From the documents which were collected without any filtering,
    documents that are actually relevant to the trial or subject
    matter are searched, found and reviewed. Out of such documents,
    there is a review process so that the documents which may be
    acknowledged by the court as Privileged Documents may be excluded.

  • 4
    Redact, Convert and Produce

    From the documents to be produced, partial redaction of
    personally identifiable information or sensitive information
    not relevant to the trial is possible. The source data is
    converted into the appropriate format, and produced to the
    agencies (court, government investigative agencies and etc).

The Role of eDiscovery in Trial
  • 01 Efficiency

    Discovery allows both parties involved to exchange information and identify trials with no ground or means of defense. As a result, when the trial proceeds, one has a certain level of understanding about gain and loss or unfavorable standing in the case. This can accelerate voluntary resolution of dispute from the parties concerned early on in the trial.

  • 02 Fairness

    Unlike the Law of South Korea which the party concerned needs to prove one’s argument, Discovery under the Common Law requires information and records pertaining to the trial be produced as evidence and shared with one another based on the Good Faith Principle to clarify the points of dispute. This makes it possible to have fair arguments based on facts.

  • 03 Convenience

    After the amendment to FRCP in 2006, the previous paper-based discovery has been changed to Electronically Stored Information(ESI). Evidence converted into digital format has made the data analysis and identifying the points of dispute much easier and faster.