Helms Mulliss & Wicker Opens New E-Discovery Facility

Helms Mulliss & Wicker announces the opening of a new E-Discovery facility in Charlotte that will house more than 40 professionals and is equipped with computer workstations specially configured to efficiently perform large-scale document reviews.

Charlotte, NC, August 31, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Helms Mulliss & Wicker PLLC (HMW) announces the opening of a new E-Discovery facility on August 27. The new 3700 square foot facility can house more than 40 professionals and is equipped with computer work stations specially configured to efficiently perform large-scale document reviews.

“This is a great step forward for an important practice initiative. We have developed a very high-end practice niche in this area,” said Bill Mayberry, a Member in the firm’s litigation practice. “Our group now has the expertise and resources to respond to client needs quickly and efficiently. We are not aware of any other law firm in this market that has a facility specifically designed to handle large document reviews, a critical component of litigation and corporate due diligence in this era of booming electronic communication and document storage. This boom and the recent changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have mandated that law firms and their clients proactively address these e-discovery issues, and this new facility puts our firm on the cutting edge in this field.”

The HMW E-Discovery Team works closely with client personnel, in-house counsel and IT professionals to understand the client’s business and their data storage systems. This ensures that electronic information is preserved and collected in accordance with legal requirements and industry standards. In addition, the team leverages a wide array of technologies to collect, review and produce electronic information for litigation in a cost-effective manner.

“The E-Discovery attorneys devote countless hours working with clients to improve risk management, produce accurate discovery results, and increase the cost-effectiveness of handling electronic records,” says Jill Griset, lead counsel for the E-Discovery Team. “The new facility will allow this crucial first step in the litigation process to run smoothly in an environment and with equipment that is conducive to the workload and tasks required.”

Photos and tours are available upon request.

For more information on E-Discovery and Helms Mulliss & Wicker, visit www.hmw.com.

About Helms Mulliss & Wicker:
HMW is recognized as one of America’s Best Law Firms by Corporate Board Member magazine, ranked as a Top Ten Bond Counsel by The Bond Buyer and is named a Go-To Law Firm by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm employs more than 135 lawyers, 20 of whom have been designated Super Lawyers in the 2007 North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. HMW focuses on three practice groups: commercial litigation, complex finance and corporate law. Within the practice groups, specialty areas include: government relations, securities, mergers & acquisitions, employer services, private equity and others. The firm represents Fortune 100 companies, the nation’s largest financial institutions as well as many high-growth and start-up companies. Helms Mulliss & Wicker maintains offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. For additional information, visit www.hmw.com.

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