Ascent eDiscovery


Comprehensive eDiscovery Solutions, Services, and Support


Ascent eDiscovery brings together the hosted eDiscovery solutions, services, and hands-on support that you need to tackle your most complex document review projects.

Operating as virtual members of your in-house litigation team, Questel’s Ascent eDiscovery experts take care of everything from culling and processing raw data to creating productions while proactively working with clients to define and implement eDiscovery strategies that take full advantage of the best legal technology available.

Questel’s Ascent eDiscovery uses enterprise-class legal technology focused on actively working with clients to leverage eDiscovery technology that: 

  • Minimize the Review Burden 

  • Improve Review Efficiency and Accuracy

  • Reduce Litigation Costs


Comprehensive eDiscovery coverage with expertly-guided technology


Each Ascent eDiscovery project is expertly processed under one roof by highly experienced Discovery technicians with deep knowledge of legal technology solutions.

Let our experts support your in-house teams through the eDiscovery lifecycle.  We help optimize the “document review process” – from Processing through Production.

Eliminate the Obvious: Processing

Processing the “raw” data associated with an eDiscovery project is the first step in minimizing the review burden and can eliminate more irrelevant documents than any other document review task.  Knowing this, Questel’s Ascent eDiscovery team takes a consultive approach to processing by working with your in-house team to define, refine, and execute processing strategies that return accurate and comprehensive results.

Ascent eDiscovery processing includes:

  • De-NISTing and removal of non-user system files
  • Metadata and text are extracted, images are created
  • Documents culled using client-specific search terms, date ranges, file types, etc.
  • Removal of duplicate documents in accordance with client preferences
  • Uploading of processed documents to Questel’s secure review environment

Did you know?

The data processing resources used by Questel’s Ascent eDiscovery team recognizes more than 500 file types.  That means Orbit eDiscovery clients can be analyzing and reviewing responsive documents in a fraction of the time required by other processing methods. 

By the way –

On average, 72% of all costs associated with complex litigation can be attributed to document review. Questel’s Ascent eDiscovery team helps clients reduce review costs by as much as 91%.

Find What’s Hiding: Visual Search and Early Case Assessment

  • The Ascent eDiscovery environment includes a powerful document review solution that combines a unique “Visual Search” and powerful Early Case Assessment (ECA) functionality that makes it extremely easy for you to leverage advanced analytics.

This tool allows you and your team to:

  • Combine concepts, timelines, and documents using similarity matching
  • Gain deeper insight into related data and communication patterns
  • More accurately determine dataset strengths and weaknesses 

Identify the Relevant: Document Review

Ascent eDiscovery’s document review environment puts search results and documents at the center of attention with a modern intuitive interface.  Search results are neatly displayed in a configurable document table along with pre-selected metadata allowing you to assess whether your search criteria captured the sought-after documents. 

A user-friendly “Document Viewer” displays search results as they would appear in their native application. The advanced features allow you to:

  • Gain additional insight
  • Quickly tag documents for relevance,
  • Assign issue codes
  • Apply redactions
  • Create production sets

Understand How It’s All Related: Analytics and Reporting

Analytics and Reporting are included (at no additional charge) with all Ascent eDiscovery projects, so you can count on our project team to work with you to improve your review efficiency by leveraging other powerful functions like email threading, near-duplicate detection & document comparisons, coding form rules, and mass actions like bulk tagging. 

Advanced analytics are used to identify document relationships and expedite the review process.

  • Email threading to identify related messages and “most-inclusive” email
  • Document families, parent-child relationships
  • Near duplicate detection and document comparisons
  • Privilege reports, redaction indexes, and other complex reports can be generated in seconds

Bring It All Together: Creating Productions

Ascent eDiscovery specialists will reduce your litigation expenses and save you valuable time by creating your productions and making sure they get delivered to all the appropriate parties.

Our Ascent eDiscovery production services include:

• Productions are formatted and generated according to client specifications
• Pages numbers, bates labels, date/time stamps, endorsements, etc.
• Images with redactions and/or image place-holders are created
• Load files are generated, audited/proofread, and delivered


Why use Ascent eDiscovery for your litigation?


Onsite, Private Tier-3 Data Center

Safeguarding your data is our top priority. Questel hosts and manages data in our secure, onsite Tier-3 data center. Clients have 24/7 access to their litigation information from any web-enabled device. Collaborate with all case parties throughout the eDiscovery process.

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Complete eDiscovery Services & Support

Ascent eDiscovery technicians work as an extension of your own in-house legal team to help plan for the eDiscovery lifecycle. Drawing on deep experience, our experts assist your team through the eDiscovery process. Questel handles the processing, you focus on the case.

Comprehensive eDiscovery Tech

Ascent eDiscovery is the trusted, comprehensive solution that places the eDiscovery process under one roof. Using best-in-class capabilities, including advanced analytics & TAR, proven industry experience increases processing accuracy and reduces costs by up to 50%.

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