Race to the Bottom: A Thoughtful Discussion on eDiscovery Pricing and the Downstream and Upstream Effects
The DC Chapter of Women in eDiscovery is pleased to present a stimulating conversation on eDiscovery pricing. What is being evaluated when selecting an eDiscovery provider? Trending upwards, more decision makers are awarding the eDiscovery service provider/vendor with the lowest price versus service and delivery. With the Great Resignation, rising inflation and economic uncertainty, squeezing profit margin is greatly effecting service providers decision making on which matters to bid on, hiring and salary to name a few. How are service providers pricing matters in highly competitive situations and are consequences being considered? Is outside counsel or client negotiating pricing? How is pricing effecting delivery? Bottom pricing will force eDiscovery providers to take a vendor approach/task taker vs service provider/consultant approach. Is it time to start changing the conversation and educating the decision makers on expectations and overall results when forcing eDiscovery providers to race to the bottom with pricing?
Moderated by Sarah Ahmad – Litigation Case Manager at Carlton Fields and Director of the DC Chapter of Women in eDiscovery
Audrey Hillyard – Manager, LegalTech Services at Clyde & Co US LLP
Jamie Weissglass – Vice President, Client Solutions at Consilio
Jane Funk – Vice President, eDiscovery Services at Consilio
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