Pitney Bowes Launches Litigation and Document Services Offering
STAMFORD, Conn., January 17, 2008 - The legal solutions division of Pitney Bowes Management Services (PBMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), has combined its state-of-the-art technology, litigation support, document processing, and records management solutions into one comprehensive offering: Pitney Bowes Litigation and Document Services.
Dave Hutchinson, president, Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions (PBLS) noted that there are two key trends impacting electronic discovery. “First, as corporations transform more of their documents from physical to digital, this will generate growth in eDiscovery. Also, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will have a profound impact on eDiscovery in both the short and long term. As an industry leader with hundreds of patented products, industry experts on staff, and extensive project management expertise, our Litigation and Document Services offering will help our customers better adapt to and thrive in the new eDiscovery landscape.”
Pitney Bowes Litigation and Document Services provides law firms, corporate legal departments, and government legal with an extensive set of tools to help manage the complex and often tedious processes involved in litigation support and eDiscovery. These services encompass:
- Centralized processing, including document and data capture, scanning, and distribution through PBMS’s network of regional and national processing centers
- Certified Six Sigma quality consulting
- On-site, off-site, and off-shore document processing capabilities
- Records software
- Third-party off-site document storage
PBLS has a proven record of success with law firms and corporate legal departments alike. When the Intellectual Property office of a large Midwest corporation needed to convert more than 9 million pages (3.6 million records) to TIFF format for upcoming litigation, PBLS performed electronic discovery for the year long project. PBLS continues to provide litigation support services for the corporation, which now has a virtual file for instantaneous retrieval of discovery documents needed during the course of litigation.
The full suite of PBLS litigation support solutions was employed in a multi-million dollar construction litigation case in which high volumes of both paper and electronic information needed to be processed and reviewed under intense deadlines. PBLS achieved an 80 percent reduction of the original data collection, resulting in a manageable data set and effective and timely review by the litigation team. The client then won a significant court settlement, attributing much of their success to PBLS support.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents, and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service, and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.