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Legility 09 / 19 / 19

Oklahoma trusts Legility in nation's first opioid trial 

Blueprint for success results in nearly $1 Billion recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 19, 2019 – The ongoing opioid crisis has had a devastating impact on communities across the nation. Oklahoma's Attorney General recently set the standard for abatement efforts by way of a first-of-its-kind trial in Cleveland County, OK, resulting in the recovery of nearly $1 billion.

Legility is perfectly suited to pairing technology with data sets for successful outcomes in high-stakes, time-sensitive litigation matters involving complex data sets across many state agencies.

This outcome allows the state of Oklahoma and its partners to turn to helping victims heal and preventing others from addiction. But getting to this successful outcome was a complicated process that required an aligned partner with extensive capabilities dealing with massive amounts and types of data in a variety of environments. 

Legility was selected by Nix Patterson to execute this complex, highly sensitive data forensics, collection, hosting and review matter. 

"The importance, complexity, scale and sensitivity of this project made it a perfect fit for Legility," said Barry Dark, CEO, Legility. "It was crucial to support the strategy and dedication of the AG's Office and the Nix team with our expertise in efficiently utilizing people, processes and technology to get to the data that mattered most."

The entire process had a strict 13-month deadline, so focused efficiency was essential.

To begin -- and working closely with Nix Patterson -- Legility deployed numerous forensics experts and team members to Oklahoma, collecting data across more than a dozen state agencies using remote and onsite collection capabilities, including Legility's proprietary Remote Governance Collection platform (RGC). In short order, Legility's experts conducted dozens of interviews, set up a highly secure data collection, processing and hosting environment, and coordinated it with all the agencies involved. 

Of great benefit was the fact that Legility's Data Solutions team included professionals who not only had forensics expertise, but understood corporate data infrastructure and how to quickly access and assess it.

This baseline of sound forensics collection and processing set the stage for Legility's review team to utilize cutting-edge technology to quickly identify relevant materials and provide them to the trial team. Legility's expertise with industry leading review technologies allowed for the creation of a diverse and nimble solution to meet the unique needs of the litigation and its 30-terabyte data footprint. Ultimately, the advanced analytics and AI features of the suite of tools Legility deployed allowed for a rapid assembly and review of relevant data. 

"In high-stakes, time-sensitive litigation matters involving complex data sets across many state agencies, it's crucial to have multiple, robust technology platforms at our fingertips to meet any demand," said Dark. "Legility's ability to objectively and seamlessly pair different technologies with the data at hand is something that truly differentiates us."

In the end, the state of Oklahoma was able to satisfy the expedited discovery schedule and retain its trial date, resulting in funding for addiction research and treatment as part of a broad statewide abatement plan.



Legility, the global, independent new law company, delivers transformative legal solutions that build business value and set our clients apart. Our global network comprises 30 locations on three continents, 1500 legal experts, and our legal operations work spans every industry and practice area. We have world-class data, strategy, and talent operations. For corporate legal departments and law firms, we provide consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent engagement services to improve operational efficiency. By combining people, processes, and technology, Legility offers innovative and bundled solutions that align with how the legal market is looking to engage.

Sarah Brown
Vice President of Marketing
+1 312.819.2533

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Legility, a leading provider of technology-enabled legal services, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. The company has more than 1,000 lawyers, engineers, consultants, technology and data specialists, and operational experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. Legility helps its clients improve operational efficiency. By combining people, processes, and technology, Legility offers innovative and bundled solutions that align with how the legal market is increasingly looking to engage.

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