Specialized expertise, tools, and processes required to guide Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods & Retail clients through their toughest legal challenges
Representative Consumer Goods Expertise
The consumer goods industry is under more scrutiny than ever as regulatory and consumer demands change. A competitive, global environment mixed with an expanding online marketplace have increased brands’ focus on protecting intellectual property and reputations. We serve as trusted advisors for many Food, Beverage, Consumer Products & Retail clients, counseling them on reducing risk and controlling costs with discovery consulting services & analytics, document review, risk management & compliance, data forensics, and law department management solutions.
Specialized handling for Food & Beverage, Consumer Products & Retail litigation
Today’s manufacturers encounter legal challenges from many vectors: government investigations, consumer class-action suits, alleged ill effects of products and questionable labeling claims to name a few. These types of litigation can become excessively expensive and time-consuming as companies face the prospect of massive document collections and reviews. Consilio’s expert advisors possess the industry-specific knowledge to understand better how these threats can be managed most cost effectively.
Specific Consumer Products Matter Expertise
Packaged Food Manufacturer Case Action Motion Defeated
A large packaged food manufacturer was the defendant in a class action matter that would involve a significant amount of electronically stored information (ESI). Specifics of the industry required specialized culling techniques as well as sourcing subject-matter qualified attorneys to coordinate an effective review.
Consilio helped identify 40 custodians based on the parameters of the case, then preserved and collected over four (4) terabytes of data using remote and on-site collection tools. Consilio created a managed review protocol for the review of approximately 250,000 records, utilizing 14 subject-matter qualified attorneys and a review manager.
Using Consilio’s proprietary technology, counsel was able to reduce the 4 terabytes down to only 90 gigabytes that required processing and review – nearly a 98% reduction. The client’s counsel was able to use the evidence discovered to defeat the motion for class certification.