July Edition 2021
Law firms may not be thought of the same way as many businesses, but the truth remains that a law firm is a business. With that being said, in order to be a successful business in this day and age, it is important to take advantage of the technological advancements that are constantly taking place. One of the major advancements in computing and technology over the past decade has been the proliferation of cloud, or SaaS, offerings. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) is defined as a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the internet.
DISCO is one such firm that provides a cloud-native, artificial intelligence-powered legal solution that simplifies ediscovery, legal document review, and case management for enterprises, law firms, legal services providers, and governments. Its scalable, integrated solution enables legal departments to easily collect, process, and review enterprise data that is relevant or potentially relevant to legal matters. As the leading provider of software as a service solutions developed by lawyers for lawyers, DISCO is reinventing legal technology to automate and simplify complex and error-prone tasks that distract from practicing law. DISCO has been embraced by more than 400 law firms, including 75 of the top Am Law 200, as their first choice for innovative technologies that enhance the practice of law to help secure justice and win cases.
Next-Generation SaaS-Based Services Offered
DISCO Ediscovery: DISCO Ediscovery is an end-to-end ediscovery solution that provides next-generation SaaS review technology to give law firms, corporations, and government agencies total control over their data, workflows, and costs. DISCO Ediscovery is a lawyer-driven, native-cloud SaaS solution designed to give law firms, corporations, and government agencies total control over their ediscovery data, workflows, and costs with transparent, predictable pricing and a powerfully intuitive, easy-to-use technology that delivers more accurate results, faster.
DISCO AI: DISCO AI applies sophisticated, flexible advancements in both machine learning and cloud computing to solve the complex data analysis challenges presented in the practice of law. It enables reviewers to interactively visualize their entire document set, no matter how large, with zero setup. From email timelines to breakdowns of custodians and document types, you can point-and-click to explore and understand your data, instantly and intuitively. DISCO’s proprietary, multi-layer artificial network uses deep learning and an array of GPUs to unpack and process learned information quickly. DISCO AI is extremely accurate not just for responsive reviews, but adaptable for use on constantly changing reviews like compliance or anti-corruption investigations. Plus, it’s included at no additional charge, so it’s always available for your largest cases all the way down to your smallest matters.
DISCO Cloud: Powered by the most advanced cloud platform and infrastructure available to ensure security, stability, and the most feature rich technology built for the discovery challenges of today and beyond. Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud architecture, DISCO offers collection, processing, search, review, and production speeds that are unrivaled in the industry while ensuring risk mitigation keeping data secure, confidential, and accessible 24x7. DISCO’s native-cloud architecture provides the fastest and most accurate performance in the industry with 1/10-second search results and 1/3-second document viewing, regardless of database size or complex file types.
DISCO Search: Elasticsearch is the technology that Facebook, LinkedIn, and thousands more trust to deliver instant search over petabytes of data. The design of Elastic allows for each case to be sharded across multiple machines, allowing data to scale horizontally, automatically reorganize itself to manage unlimited new data, and store both unstructured and structured data together to maximize performance. By using Elastic the company is able to ensure that DISCO searches — no matter how complex — remain instant. The largest case hosted in DISCO was 24 TB with more than 100 concurrent active reviewers and no degradation in performance.
The Formidable Leader
Kiwi Camara serves as the Chief Executive Officer of DISCO. A lawyer with a B.S. in computer science, Kiwi earned his JD at 19 from Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Harris Hartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, was a PhD student in economics at Stanford, taught corporate law at Northwestern, and was a founding partner of Camara & Sibley LLP in Houston. His articles on constitutional law, corporate law, and international law have been published in the Journal of Corporation Law and the Yale Law Journal.