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Founded by industry veteran Jeffrey Hewett in 2004, Granite provides professional services to the world’s leading corporations, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, energy companies and their legal counsel.  We assist clients facing high stakes litigation, arbitration, compliance investigations and regulatory matters.  We are trusted by our clients to handle the most high profile and complex matters.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our experience includes:

  •  Using creative solutions, technology and techniques to rescue, optimize, cost contain and finish troubled project phases.

  • Providing strategic planning and management of large and complex eDiscovery projects.  

  • Designing, managing and executing processes and tasks associated with the identification, collection, review, analysis and production of structured and non-structured data sets.

 

  • Providing subject matter expertise and guidance to clients in support of litigation discovery requirements. 

  • Overseeing the establishment of case/matter specific databases, including directing outside vendors and in-house resources to provide established deliverables.  

 

  • Advising clients and outside counsel on protocols and practices relating to information governance and eDiscovery issues.

 

  • Systems selection and implementation, development of customized litigation support solutions. 

 

Our team is made up of attorneys, paralegals, technologists and litigation support staff averaging over 20 years of experience managing discovery projects for law firms and corporate legal departments.

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CONSULTING

Each phase of the discovery process requires experience and planning.  

At the beginning of every project, Granite Legal consultants will meet with your team

to identify and plan the most effective and cost efficient protocols for your matter.

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Data Mapping

Data Mapping

Preservation & Hold Management

Preservation & Hold Management

Project Management

Project Management

Document Production

Document Production

Enterprise Database Discovery

Enterprise Database Discovery

ESI Collection

ESI Collection

Document Review

Document Review

Case Management Systems

Case Management Systems

Custodian Identification

Custodian Identification

eDiscovery Processing

eDiscovery Processing

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Case Settlement Systems

 

eCollector

 
DEFENSIBLE, REPEATABLE, SUPPORTABLE

eCollector is Granite’s proprietary, automated electronic discovery collection tool. The eCollector technology suite provides your legal team with fast, defensible solutions for complex document collection needs. eCollector is user friendly, easy to support and the only software like it in the legal industry.

 

Leveraging the eCollector suite, Granite consultants perform defensible collections of relevant information from laptops, workstations and network servers. eCollector automatically de-duplicates the data, stores all collected documents, their associated metadata and complete collection activity logs into a consolidated project database. eCollector has extensive reporting capabilities, performs file analysis and filtering and can import data into virtually any review application.

eCollector Enterprise is a web-based application that provides an easily administered, centralized solution for managing even the largest collection projects. It supports centralized collections, custodian self-selected collections and even web-based collections through secure internet sites and VPN connections.  

 

eCollector Enterprise simplifies and standardizes electronic discovery preservation projects by centralizing project tracking and reporting for litigation hold notice distribution, data preservation and filtering processes. eCollector Enterprise is the solution to standardizing processes for automated eDiscovery collection projects across the corporation - a single system that supports multiple projects with distinctly different requirements.  

eCollector Portable is a Java-based application that provides fast and defensible on-site or remote electronic document and email collection from laptops, workstations and any local or mapped network drives. eCollector Portable enables targeted collections at the directory, folder or individual file level and automatically creates a complete activity log for every collection, with complete metadata – including source information – for every file collected.

 

The solution for quick collection projects where eCollector Enterprise is not available, this portable application is perfect for collection projects for remote offices, distributed personnel (e.g. sales force staff) and production/lab workstations.  Collected data is easily integrated with other project materials collected with the eCollector Enterprise edition.

 

COMMUNITY

At Granite Legal Systems, our commitment to giving reflects our company mission to help people and organizations realize their full potential.  Giving of our time, money and talent is an important part of that strategy. Our philanthropy includes cash gifts, donated products and volunteerism by employees.


We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in our community. Whether it’s through the services we provide or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of our associates, we are passionate about helping people live better, one opportunity at a time.
 
Each year Granite donates $1,000 to the charity of choice in our employee’s honor.  In addition, Granite matches personal donations to eligible US charitable organizations up to $1,000.

MATCHING DONATIONS TO ORGANIZATIONS

American Boxer Charitable Foundation 
American Cancer Society
Avon Foundation for Women
Bay Area Relay For Life

Bering Omega Community Services
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BSA Cub Scout Pack 737
Buster's Friends
Child Advocates
Children's Assessment Center
Dawson HS Band Boosters
Epik Dance Company
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
First Methodist Katy Little People School

Greyhound Adoption Las Vegas
Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation
Interlink Volunteers
KEXP 90.3 FM
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
National MS Society
Northwest Harvest
Network For Good - HOPE
New Hope Church
Partners In Health
Planned Parenthood

Granite Legal employees participated in the Dirty Girl Mud Run to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pride Houston

Rice University Annual Fund

Rogasin Institute
S.H.A.P.E.
Salvation Army Giving Tree
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Special Pals

The Beacon
The Brain Tumor Foundation
The Bridge
The Nature Conservancy
United Food Bank
War Dogs Making It Home
Weimaraner Rescue of Texas

For over 123 years The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has provided Christmas assistance for disadvantaged children and seniors in our community. Granite Legal has been honored to sponsor 20 children and seniors. 

 

NEWS & RESOURCES

Granite Legal’s Paper “Enterprise Systems Discovery Management” Selected for Inclusion in the 6th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference

Granite Legal’s abstract on “Enterprise Systems Discovery Management” has been selected as one of the winning papers to be included as part of the 6th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference.

 

The conference includes leading jurists, attorneys, and legal and technological professionals who will explore a wide array of cutting-edge issues affecting eDiscovery, information governance and data analytics.  The theme for this year’s conference is “The New Normal:  Law, Technology, and Innovation”.

 

Granite Legal CEO Jeffrey Hewett will present the paper to conference attendees.  “We are honored to have our paper selected for inclusion in this innovative conference,” said Hewett.   "I am looking forward to a robust discussion of enterprise systems, a critical - yet often overlooked - aspect of eDiscovery.”

 

Other conference speakers include The Honorable Shira Scheindlin, Michael Arkfeld, Maura Grossman, The Honorable Mitchell D. Dembin and The Honorable Xavier Rodriguez.  The conference will be held March 8-10, 2017 at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

November 14, 2016

by Jeffrey Hewett, J.D.

Legal Technology:  Looking Forward

The information sources and services associated with electronic discovery are advancing at a rapid pace – increasingly rapid when compared to the early requirements and available tools.  Changes in technology, services, cultural issues and the FCRP rules will continue to challenge the legal services industry to respond with cost-effective and legally serviceable solutions in a timely fashion.....

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Granite Legal Systems Launches New Website

 

Granite Legal Systems, a leading eDiscovery consulting firm providing professional services to the world’s leading corporations, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, energy companies and their legal counsel, announces the launch of their redesigned website at www.GraniteLegal.com.

 

“The new, modern design reflects Granite’s innovative and forward thinking approach to solving the technical challenges inherent in complex eDiscovery matters, such as high stakes litigation, arbitration, compliance and regulatory investigations,” said Jeffrey Hewett, Granite’s CEO.

"This new site will provide our visitors a very informative experience about our capabilities, including those in Enterprise Database Discovery, surmounting difficult data collection scenarios, data mapping and more.”

The revamped site is clean and intuitive, providing a user friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers quick and easy access to essential information such as product and service information   The website is rich with valuable educational resources, including robust content about eDiscovery and data management issues from industry thought-leaders and experts, presentations, webinars, blogs, case studies and white paper downloads.  The website will be updated on a regular basis, making it an important, recurring destination for legal professionals.

Granite CEO Honored by Washburn Law School

CEO Jeffrey Hewett is interviewed by his alma mater in this fascinating article about the history of Granite Legal Systems.

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Enterprise Database Systems and eDiscovery

The discovery process for enterprise database systems involves unique challenges that require expert technical assistance.  This white paper outlines Granite Legal’s disciplined and defensible approach for the efficient and accurate identification, collection, analysis, review and production of data from enterprise database systems.

Enterprise Database eDiscovery

Complimentary CLE

Significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure related to discovery took effect on December 1, 2015.  This presentation focuses on the content of the rule changes, committee notes, impact of these amendments on discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) and provides practical applications for managing ESI in e-Discovery strategies.  We also analyze the most significant ediscovery judicial opinions since the new amendments took effect.   

 

Approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of Texas. Lunch provided. Additional dates to be announced soon!

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GRANITE

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1201 Louisiana Street STE 350

Houston,  Texas 77002 

Email: info@granitelegal.com
Tel:  713-652-0881

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