As the amount of data retained by companies grows, corporate legal departments face increased pressure to control the costs associated with e-discovery. One way they are looking to cut e-discovery spend is by questioning outside counsel, according to high-level in-house lawyers.

On a panel Wednesday at ALM’s LegalWeek, The Experience event in New York City, Jacob Herstek, vice president and senior legal counsel at HSBC Bank USA, said examining what outside counsel are doing not only leads to savings, but also helps to show the value of his in-house e-discovery team. “The No. 1 thing that we’ve done [to reduce costs], with help from vendors, is watch what our outside counsel are doing on a second level of review,” Herstek said.

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