ISYS' Sixth-Generation Search Technology Implemented and Deployed
in Days to Help Private Law Firm Search and Retrieve Thousands of Documents
in Rapid Time
DENVER - Feb. 18, 2003 - ISYS Search Software Inc.,
has announced its search engine technology was instrumental in helping
bankruptcy litigation counsel at Lionel Sawyer & Collins of Las Vegas
search and retrieve thousands of documents in record time in preparation
for a three-month trial of complex commercial litigation in Las Vegas.
The case involved close to two million documents produced in discovery
and tens of thousands of documents marked as exhibits for trial.
As a global supplier of search software for businesses and public sector
organizations, ISYS has been deployed by a number of law firms across
the country to help them quickly and easily search their case documents
to locate relevant information.
In this instance, ISYS came to the aid of bankruptcy litigation specialists
at Lionel Sawyer & Collins. ISYS Search Software was used to help the firm
search through massive amounts of emails and documents produced after
the close of discovery in conjunction with a three-month trial in which
the firm defended a group of financial institutions in complex commercial
Immediately prior to trial, and well after the close of discovery, the
attorneys at Lionel Sawyer & Collins received production of thousands
of additional documents from the adverse party. Although the Bankruptcy
Court granted Lionel Sawyer's motion to continue the trial based upon
the late production of these documents, the continued trial date was less
than one month away. This left the professionals at Lionel Sawyer with
a mere two weeks to search through those voluminous documents and locate
relevant information in time to adequately prepare for the continued trial
Lionel Sawyer & Collins was given 100 CDs full of data, which included
a variety of Word documents, Adobe files, emails, attachments and more.
With only three PCs, two paralegals and ISYS Search Software, the firm searched
and retrieved a substantial amount of evidence in a short timeframe, which
in turn helped the firm overcome tremendous obstacles in preparation for
this mega trial.
"Literally on the eve of trial, we had the overwhelming task of
searching more than 100,000 files for critical evidence that would support
our clients' positions in the case," said Laurel E. Davis, a Lionel
Sawyer & Collins Partner and Bankruptcy Specialist.
"Not only did we require a search solution that could run queries
across disparate data sources simultaneously, but we also needed software
that could search emails and attachments that resided among hundreds of
Outlook profiles. ISYS proved to be exactly what we needed and it enabled
our paralegals, Christy Connor and Darin Kirby, to quickly process this
data to find a significant amount of evidence that supported our clients'
position in the case in time for trial."
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software Inc., is a global supplier
of search software for businesses and public sector organizations. The
company's award-winning ISYS product suite offers comprehensive search
solutions designed to meet the diverse information retrieval and knowledge
management needs of organizations of all sizes.
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, ISYS Search Software also maintains
offices in Denver and the UK. The company's customers include the USDA,
Boeing, the California Attorney General, Perkins Coie and the IRS. Additional
information can be obtained by phone at 800.992.4797 .
ISYS Search Software