Predictive Coding Slowly Becoming a Game Changer
In this article posted in JDSupra, Rachael Anna of Nexsen Pruet, PLLC, discusses the current state of predictive coding two years after Judge Peck approved its use in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe. The author provides an overview of predictive coding technology and its use to replace manual document review, reduce the number of documents for eyes on review and prioritize the identification of important documents in third party productions. Ms. Anna’s article provides concrete examples in which predictive coding significantly reduced both the time and the expense associated with document review which is calculated to account seventy percent of discovery costs. The author also addresses the role predictive coding can play in levelling the playing field for small firms by allowing them to compete in cases involving massive amounts of discovery. The author observes that some in the legal industry contend that properly used predictive coding is more accurate than manual review and also addresses the growing acceptance of the technology by the Courts and government agencies, including the DOJ and SEC.