Predictive Coding Industry Heavyweights Form Partnership

DOAR Partners with OrcaTec to Bring Together Computer Assisted eDiscovery Industry Experts Herb Roitblat, Ph.D and Paul Neale

OrcatecLogoAtlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 DOAR Litigation Consulting LLC, whose CEO has been an expert on the use of predictive coding in two seminal court cases on the use of the technology in electronic discovery, and OrcaTec, the predictive coding technology that was chosen to be used in a third nationally recognized eDiscovery predictive coding case, have announced their partnership.

Paul J. Neale, DOAR’s CEO, was retained as an expert to advise on the use of predictive coding in both the Da Silva Moore and Kleen Products cases (Da Silva Moore, et al. v. Publicis Groupe, et al., No. 11 Civ. 1279, U.S. Dist. Ct. S.D.N.Y. and Kleen Products, et al. v. Packaging Corp. of America, No. 10 C 5711, U.S. Dist. Ct. N.D. Ill, Eastern Div.) The predictive coding in the OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite™ was chosen by the defense in Global Aerospace, in which the judge ordered the use of predictive coding over the plaintiff’s objection. (Global Aerospace Global Aerospace v. Landow Aviation, No. CL 61040, Va. Cir. Ct.)

“We considered all of the predictive coding options available, and I am convinced that OrcaTec’s smarter predictive coding, which doesn’t require the use of key words or seed sets, is the one that will provide our clients with the best results, the most time and cost savings, and the highest degree of transparency and defensibility,” said Neale. “In an increasingly crowded market, I believe that OrcaTec and DOAR will remain at the top of the pyramid of providers of advanced technologies.”

OrcaTec CTO and Chief Scientist Herbert L. Roitblat, Ph.D. said that he, too, was pleased with the new partnership. “We are delighted to have our OrcaTec technology associated with people who are well-respected in the eDiscovery and big data arenas,” he said. “Getting DOAR’s stamp of approval by having OrcaTec integrated into the company’s workflow shows that we truly are tops in predictive coding. But it also demonstrates OrcaTec’s value in a number of other areas as well. OrcaTec is not simply predictive coding and eDiscovery, and working with DOAR will showcase that.”

DOAR will add the OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite not just to eDiscovery, but also to its investigations, regulatory response, compliance and records management solutions. The partnership will enable DOAR to provide its clients with the time and cost savings of OrcaTec’s predictive coding, and will also give them access to OrcaTec’s advanced analytics, which help organizations and litigators understand the information they have more clearly in order to develop stronger strategies. The integration of this technology will further enhance DOAR’s ESI advisory and expert witness practice as well as strengthen its discovery management capabilities.

“Clients are increasingly presented with a raft of big data challenges related to legal and risk management, including eDiscovery cost containment, rapid effective responses to governmental inquiries, internal investigations, data privacy and intellectual property and trade secret management. The OrcaTec suite ensures that DOAR can assist clients in addressing those challenges comprehensively, transparently and accurately,” said Gerard Britton, Managing Director at DOAR. “OrcaTec’s solutions allow us to design processes with clients to move through enormous amounts of unstructured data quickly and productively, reducing cost and time to complete tasks.”

About DOAR Litigation Consulting LLC
New York-based DOAR Litigation Consulting, the nation’s preeminent litigation services company, provides Discovery Management and Trial Consulting services at the highest standards in the industry. DOAR’s Discovery Consulting division consults with law firms and corporations on the preservation, collection and management of electronically stored information, with a particular emphasis on reducing the time and cost associated with the manual review of information through the use of defensible methodologies and advanced technologies. For more information, see or call 516.823.4119.

About OrcaTec
Atlanta-based OrcaTec is reinventing eDiscovery by combining all-in-one smarter predictive coding, text analytics, ECA and multi-faceted document review either in the cloud or behind clients’ firewalls to help organizations and litigators truly understand their data. Beyond keyword searching, the concept-based OrcaTec Document Decisioning Suite™ takes data from ingestion through production using concept search, predictive coding, visual clustering, timelines, “sonar” and other advanced analytics. The Suite is currently being used in the Global Aerospace litigation in Virginia because of OrcaPredict’s predictive coding, which is unique in not requiring seed sets or pre-culling. See how OrcaTec can cut first-pass review time from weeks or months to just days with demonstrably high levels of accuracy and transparency at, or by calling 888.335.2200 x 2.

About Charles Skamser
Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.