O'Melveny and H5 Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Cutting-Edge Model for Document Review

August 03, 2009

Erika Tucker
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Sandra Song

LOS ANGELES, CA ─ August 3, 2009 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a leading global law firm, and H5, a preeminent information retrieval services firm, today announced an alliance that will provide O’Melveny clients with a cost-effective, efficient and accurate alternative to traditional search methods for document discovery, review and analysis.  Under the alliance, O’Melveny and H5 will work collaboratively with O’Melveny clients that have complex litigation needs to consider possible applications of H5’s search expertise.


“Our clients face rapidly increasing litigation costs fueled in part by the mounting expense of document review,” said Richard Goetz, Chair of O’Melveny’s Class Actions practice group.

 “By teaming up with H5, O'Melveny will be able to provide a cutting-edge, highly effective and economical model for document review as an alternative to traditional review methods.  We are very excited to be able to offer our clients a strategic and financial benefit in addressing complex litigation needs today and in the future.”


H5 delivers its information retrieval services through a combination of expert processes, advanced technologies, and professionals in linguistics, natural language processing, statistics, computer science, process engineering, and e-discovery.  By combining benefits of an automated process with the expertise of specialized professionals, H5 is able to flexibly and rapidly conduct sophisticated reviews of electronic information at any volume.  Its joint effort with O’Melveny will help clients meet legal and regulatory obligations with a scientific and disciplined approach that withstands judicial scrutiny, while addressing the significant costs associated with document review and analysis today.


O’Melveny, with its premier litigation practice, regularly handles complex and high stakes litigation including consumer class actions, antitrust matters, securities litigation, labor and employment disputes, products liability claims, white-collar matters and intellectual property disputes.  O'Melveny serves clients in a range of industries including financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, transportation and consumer products.  The alliance with H5 is a demonstration of the firm’s commitment to continue delivering valuable services and cost-effective solutions for O’Melveny clients.


“We are delighted to partner with such a powerhouse litigation firm and its clients,” said H5 CEO Nicolas Economou. “By bringing together O’Melveny’s outstanding legal services with H5’s scientific information retrieval expertise, the alliance will provide value to clients in every stage of litigation.”


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

With approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.omm.com.


About H5

H5 is an information retrieval firm that helps law firms and corporations search, assess, and manage electronic information. Through a range of advisory and implementation services—including document review, data management, and analysis—H5 finds the information clients need to meet litigation, compliance, and enterprise-wide preservation and retention objectives. Our principled process combines advanced technologies with expertise in linguistics, statistics, computer science, process engineering, and e-discovery to reduce clients’ information management costs while minimizing their risk. For more information, visit www.h5.com.