Podo Legal

71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94116, United States
Contact: Dean Vanech, Partner
Areas of Practice
  • Career/Human Resources
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Financial Services
  • Investigation Services
  • Time & Billing
  • Trial Consulting
  • Video Services

Practice/Organization Description

Founded by a seasoned litigator and a veteran legal services provider, Podo Legal is an elite discovery and litigation consulting company serving corporate legal departments and law firms. Our experience from long law firm careers and subsequent independent work is at your service. This background positions us perfectly to identify opportunities that help you approach your discovery obligations more systematically and efficiently. With a firm grasp of how to marshal talent and technology to streamline the discovery process, we work with you to assess your obligations and design and implement the best customized solutions possible. Let us assist you with high-level, upfront technology and workflow consulting; and smart, cost-effective managed document review services.

Consulting & Assessment: We take the time up front to learn about your case, your client and your business goals. Then we assess your discovery obligations and work with you to develop a discovery timeline. Finally, we recommend a strategy and work with you to prepare a customized Project Design Plan (PDP). The centerpiece of your PDP is a set of key resources and references we assemble with you. These materials will include an industry primer; a factual and procedural history for your case; a review manual; and key pleadings and discovery documents. These will guide the document review team from beginning to end of your project.

Talent & Technology: With a clearly defined approach in place, we help you marshal the very best talent and technology solutions for your project. Our deep case management experience lets us offer you an array of smart, efficient options for implementing your discovery strategy. We work with you to assemble the right mix of internal and external resources: a "SWAT" team of review attorneys and other professionals. We also can engage or recommend technology solutions providers for your data collection, processing and hosting needs. Or we work with the products and vendors of your choice. We are trained on the leading review platforms.

Managed Document Review: As our team reviews documents, we keep in constant contact with the key team members at the law firm and the corporate legal department. We can manage the entire cast of vendors engaged for the case; fulfill the crucial liaison role between you and the frontline document review attorneys; or simply provide you with great contract-based professionals. We also provide regular reports on progress and details on the team's productivity and accuracy. All benchmarks and milestones are met on time. Finally, we help your team prepare the responsive, non-privileged materials for production and presentation.

Professional Associations & Memberships

California Minority Counsel Program; Certified WMBE (Women/Minority Owned Business Enterprise); San Francisco City Club

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