MGM Studios Selects StoredIQ for In-House eDiscovery
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”), the production and distribution company, whose name is most synonymous with Hollywood has deployed StoredIQ’s Information Intelligence Platform to gain actionable insight from its expanding electronically stored data (ESI) – allowing the IT and legal teams to better collaborate and enhance eDiscovery strategies, while reducing risk and cost in the process.
As is the case with most organizations these days we were faced with a growing amount of electronic data across our enterprise and needed to ensure complete control of that information. With StoredIQ we better understand the state of our data and work in tandem with our legal team, so they can formulate legal strategies earlier in the process and as a result significantly reduce eDiscovery-related cost.
– Carol Campbell-Larson, executive vice president and CIO, information systems at MGM
Every company deals with exponentially growing data volumes, but the entertainment industry is unique when it comes to eDiscovery and IP protection. Disputes over copyright, trademark, right of publicity and idea submission claims – to name just a few – are ever-present in the motion picture business. MGM is one of the forward-thinking companies who have moved the eDiscovery process in-house and are proactively managing their information to protect their data assets to reduce related risk and cost.
Market-leading companies like MGM use StoredIQ to respond rapidly and efficiently to legal matters, litigation, and investigations. Utilizing StoredIQ, corporate legal teams can locate, analyze and act upon unstructured electronically stored information much more comprehensively and efficiently. As a result, companies can better manage their legal risk and reduce expenses, while formulating superior legal strategies. With StoredIQ, MGM and other companies can:
- Proactively manage their corporate data assets to meet their eDiscovery and regulatory compliance mandates
- Quickly locate matter-relevant ESI with advanced search technology
- Analyze electronic documents “in the wild”, where they natively reside without having to move data to a separate location
- Leverage a user-friendly legal and IT workflow and a scoreboard that keeps track of review costs as data is identified, preserved and collected
- Preserve and collect only the smallest legally defensible dataset to a secure legal hold repository, preserving all metadata and context
- Perform first-pass reviews on documents before exporting data downstream
- Act on and manage potentially relevant data in a legally defensible manner with audit trails and a robust chain of custody.