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Securities litigation is often complex and involves many documents. During the discovery phase of securities litigation, these documents are exchanged between the plaintiff and the defendant via production requests, interrogatories, requests for admissions, and depositions.
A temporary document review attorney that is experienced in the securities area of law is a big asset to firms that take large securities cases. The document review attorney reviews documents for content—confidentiality issues and privileged information.
If a confidential document is inadvertently produced to opposing counsel, this opens the door for requests for other documents that are related to the produced document. This action could easily negatively affect the outcome of a settlement or litigation.
The securities litigation attorneys are experienced in document review and are supervised by the firm that retained them. They provided a valuable service to firms working on securities litigation matters in that they save the firm hours of time, which in turn, allows the firm to work on other aspects of the case or allows the firm to work with or take additional clients.