Wednesday, February 06, 2008

LPO goes to Israel - PowerLegal Press Release

PowerLegal Support Offers Document Review and E-Discovery Services
Company relies on high-quality, U.S.-educated attorneys in Israel

NEWARK, NJ (Feb. 5, 2008) – Harvey Werblowsky, a former partner in the New York office of law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, has announced the formation of a new company, PowerLegal Support Inc.

PowerLegal Support provides electronic discovery and document review services to help corporations and their counsel control the rising costs of litigation and legal review while maintaining the quality of those services.

Based in Newark, N.J., PowerLegal Support offers the services of a pool of Israel-based attorneys, most of whom are American and were educated in U.S. law schools. PowerLegal manages the labor-intensive paper and electronic document reviews that arise during evidence discovery in litigation, government investigations, anti-trust actions and other document-intensive matters.

With the proliferation of electronic data and increased requirements for discovery, companies face dramatically rising costs for pre-trial document review, along with concern about offshore outsourcing providers. “U.S. companies have to rein in legal costs. But they still require the highest quality and efficiency in document review and e-discovery,” said Werblowsky, the company’s president.

“PowerLegal’s services are provided by highly educated professionals. Most of our attorneys have passed the bar and practiced law in the U.S.,” Werblowsky notes. “The vast majority of our attorneys are American, with the remainder admitted to the bar in the U.K. or Canada.”

PowerLegal’s attorneys are familiar with U.S. law and with the nuances of U.S. courts and procedures, ethics and protocols. The company’s attorneys are also trained on most major technology platforms.

PowerLegal helps corporate general counsel solve the chief problem they face in today’s budget-conscious environment, notes Maurice Bortz, senior vice president at PowerLegal. “PowerLegal provides a ‘virtual war room‘ for its corporate and law firm clients, and assembles a highly qualified, experienced team of attorneys. We focus on quality and efficiency, while providing a significant cost-benefit,” says Bortz.

“Our client chooses which attorneys will work on their case, reviewing their resumes and checking for any conflicts,” says Werblowsky. “Once the team is selected and confidentiality agreements are signed, the client’s attorney can introduce our attorneys to the subject matter of the case, using our video-conferencing capabilities, and follow-up calls.”

About PowerLegal Support Inc.
Based in Newark, New Jersey, PowerLegal Support provides strategic resources for document review, electronic discovery, and related review services to Fortune 1000 companies and their outside counsel. With a large, cross-disciplinary pool of experienced, U.S.-trained and native English-speaking attorneys available for a range of needs, PowerLegal provides the highest quality service in a timely and efficient way, while allowing clients to lower the costs of managing litigation. More information is at