The "we just sat down next to you at a legal conference" version.
We started in 2016, providing what we called Legal Technology Management (LTM), helping law firms manage the technology and servers, and supporting the lit support folks who make it happen.
Today, we provide LTM for Federal agencies and Law Firms and offer data hosting. We specialize in all things short-form messages—targeted collection through production.
KURO | FORENSICS
Targeted, Remote Forensics
We have partnered with trusted technology and providers to offer remote and on-site collections. The majority of our collections today are remote and done with data reduction in mind with a focus on mobile phones and conversational data.
Short-form Messages (SFM)
Over the past ten years, short-form messages have gone from rarely requested or produced to making headlines.
Recently, the number of messages sent using an application relying on SFM surpassed traditional long-form email messages.
These data types vary and change. We leverage Converse to Simplify Chat Review and normalize countless data types into any review platform. Giving your review team a consistent, defensible workflow for searching, reviewing, and producing SFM alongside traditional discovery data.
We care more. At Kuro, we evangelize and facilitate the direct acquisition of legal technology and manage an eDiscovery stack that helps OnRamp our clients. We believe that the most cost-effective way to manage a Project, Portfolio, Large Matter or Mass Tort is to make a direct investment into the people, process and technology. We remove the barriers.
Building Trust. Eliminating Barriers.
Today's eDiscovery software purchase models don't account for the wide maturity range of our consumers. We approach every engagement like we are on the case team. Because we are not shackled to a single technology, we help balance case economics with the right technology. We don't limit ourselves to a single platform for every case and neither should you.
High-stakes review and keywords were not finding expected documents.
Our team worked to uncover a misspelled keyword using conceptual analytics, practical experience, and countless hours of Star Wars knowledge to find that “Kenobi” was spelled wrong.
“I cannot thank you enough for your time and patience"
Paralegal - National Law Firm - Multi-District Litigation
KURO | LTM
Legal Technology Management (LTM)
We have yet to find a law firm or corporation that stamps out the same technology, process and people. There is an inherit conflict in pushing the same solution for every problem. Kuro is not captive to brick-and-mortar, single-technology business models. We give you a deep bench of consultants, technologists and operations. Our 40+ collective years of experience was forged in AM Law firms, eDiscovery software companies and supporting complex litigation for F500 legal teams. You have options and Options Matter.
MDL Case Study
A Study in Scarlet
We analyzed costs in three distinct areas: hosting, licensing and professional services against the cost of outsourcing using the same tools.
The results are in.
We measured two significant costs patterns over a year. When data volumes multiply and costs rise, then the initial review is complete and costs begin to settle.
The infrastructure layer. We leverage purpose built private clouds, public clouds. We also utilize existing behind the firewall solutions. Our teams has the IT chops to manage the interaction between the infrastructure and technology layer removing one of the biggest hurdles in directly acquiring a solution.
The application layer involves the selection and acquisition of technology. We craft the business need and leverage existing technology where we can. We work with you to acquire, implement and support your eDiscovery stack, from updates to workflows. As much or as little as you need.
Excellent results begins with excellent people. We think we make excellent team-mates in this process. Because we are not incentivized on hosting large data sets, we can focus on an essential approach to mitigate unnecessary costs. This allows us to consider it all without worrying about profit margins.
One of our favorite clients invested in a well known eDiscovery review platform and in subsequent years lost the core people to run the solution. We were called into revitalize the system and support newly certified admins. A month later, a multi-terabyte matter comes in, with over sixty reviewers and multiple firms accessing the data. We were not only able to handle the matter, we migrated solutions from legacy platforms, setup a cost recovery model and tracked $45-60k in savings every month against outsourcing.
KURO | OnRamp
Not ready for a Direct investment? Have a large matter with small data to start? This is exactly why we created OnRamp. OnRamp is your eDiscovery Stack. OnRamp gives you access to a consortium of legal technology, hosted in a private cloud, shrink-wrapped with Analysts, PM's, DBA's and Data Architects. We maintain access and expertise in a number of platforms so you don't have to.
The theory of practice.
New Case(s). Old Tech.
Firms leverage OnRamp to get exposure to new technology. Our design is to give fully managed experience to help decide if a Direct purchase is the right decision. We OnRamp your team while building the business case.
01 /LAW FIRM
02 / CORPORATE
No matter the case or data volumes or what types of cases you manage, technology to support it should never be the throttle economically. Leverage the right tool in the right environment.
Legal teams have many options when it comes to compliance. We help integrate existing technologies (i.e., M365 Purview and offer industry-standard legal investigation, review, and production technology.
State, Local and Federal agencies are tasked with responding to FOIA requests, congressional inquiries, and litigations, typically with different resources than the private sector. OnRamp brings people, processes, and technology.