Project Highlights

  • 90 review attorneys were needed for a large document review

  • Lumen Legal’s Michigan Review Center offered talent and savings

  • Two levels of review plus additional work was completed to prepare the client for trial

Estimated Client Savings: 11 million vs. large law firm rates

The Scenario:

A national insurance company engaged Lumen Legal to perform a substantive review of approximately two million documents related to a national class action matter.

Our Solution:

  • Lumen Legal worked closely with our client and outside counsel to understand the nature of the case, the necessary timeline for production and the technology components.

  • Our solution included housing the team at the Lumen Review Center in Michigan which provides significant cost savings over other larger legal markets.

  • Lumen provided a core team of 30 experienced reviewers and two team leaders. Within 45 days, additional documents were added and Lumen responded by scaling the team to 90 reviewers, including six team leads, in order to meet pre-existing client deadlines.

  • Initially, the Lumen team performed a first level review of the documents. A second level review was then conducted based on privileged, non-privileged, further review, pivot table, responsive and non-responsive categories.

  • In order to take advantage of the intellectual capital the team had developed, the client and outside counsel retained a core group of 15 reviewers to work with the law firm to prepare for depositions, motions and witness preparation.


The project was completed in seven months. The Lumen solution provided our client with a successful outcome and an estimated cost savings of $11 million over large law firm rates.