Redgrave Data has carved out the data science driven bespoke consulting niche in an eDiscovery market dominated by traditional technology, hosting services and audit firms. Jeremy Pickens and CTO Mark Noel walked me through some of their rapid growth and recent engagements. My Legal Week 2023 briefing focused on defining the newly launched business. Since then, the five founders have been on a selective hiring spree to support the market demand for “computational thinking” backed by deep discovery expertise to manage high stakes-volume litigation.

We did not deep dive into their recent partnership with Purpose Legal, but I see the client value in Purpose Legal’s broader legal services merged with Redgrave’s technology expertise. Too many rapidly growing firms forget to ‘stay in your lane’ when happy clients ask, “Can you do X?”

We spent most of the briefing talking about their engagement to design the benchmark testing and validation protocols for the early version of Relativity aiR used on a real matter. You can download the academic paper here. As many of you know, I am a firm proponent of acceptance/validation testing every element of your eDiscovery lifecycle. My ‘trust but verify’ philosophy was drilled into me during my expert witness training by then prosecutor Rusty Hardin in the early 1990’s.

Jeremy Pickens and Chief Science Officer Dave Lewis led the TAR revolution over the last decade and always had the science and metrics to back up their innovations when I cross-examined them at briefings. It is surprisingly rare to get solid answers when you ask an eDiscovery provider, “How did you test that technology?

Mark Noel indicated that Redgrave Data’s clients are asking them to start applying their expertise upstream now that many enterprise platforms have integrated AI functionality. I am hoping that the market will benefit from their academic papers and case studies on migrations, record classification and other information governance stages that impact potential discovery and compliance ESI.

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