Our High-Level Approach to Managing a Second Request

Client Challenge

The stakes were high when a Second Request required Hire Counsel to procure staff, technology and infrastructure in a single market within a week.

Hire Counsel Solution

We tapped our national database of 50,000 legal professionals to source a candidate pool of 1,500 experienced document reviewers. We employed more than 300 legal professionals, all of whom were prepared for work on time and within the client’s budget. Simultaneously, Hire Counsel acquired a 12,000 square foot review center, equipped it with state-of the art technology and software, and ensured that all security measures were in place. We stocked the office with supplies and amenities to make it a comfortable working environment for the review staff. The review center was open 7 days/week from 6am to midnight for several months to accommodate the large number of document reviewers.


Hire Counsel’s ability to provide efficiency, speed, and cost-effectiveness were valuable resources to our client’s Second Request needs.

  • Timeliness of Response: Hire Counsel has national scalability and flexibility to implement Second Requests anywhere, anytime. With a 96% staffing fill rate on Day 1 (vs. 64% industry average*), our team is ready when you need them.
  • Qualified Review Staff: Our deep pool of experienced candidates have significant experience in anti-trust and Second Request matters. And Hire Counsel Project Managers are attorneys in good standing and Certified E-Discovery Specialists.
  • Security Measures: Hire Counsel security protocols ensure your matter is kept confidential. From environmental controls and visitor management, to secure server connections and data system protection, our data control and security staff manages information and certifies that documents are secure and data is protected.
  • Defensible and Reliable Process: Hire Counsel’s project management, workflow, quality control and documentation processes are aimed at reducing risk to our clients and increasing output of the review team while also providing a defensible process on time and on budget.

*Bullhorn 2018 North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report: The Industry’s Outlook for 2018.