BRANDL TALOS Continues to Successfully Use Luminance for AI-Powered eDiscovery in Criminal Investigations

20 December 2022 |

20 December 2022 | BRANDL TALOS, one of Austria's leading law firms, has decided to permanently implement Luminance's AI powered eDiscovery platform in its white-collar crime practice after several successful probationary projects. The software is being used to enhance and expedite a range of matters across the firm, including internal investigations and white-collar crime proceedings.

For over twenty years, BRANDL TALOS has provided expert legal services to clients across a wide range of practice areas, from corporate law and capital markets to white-collar crime. Faced with exploding volumes of documents and digital evidence to review during investigations, BRANDL TALOS required a next-generation technology that would deliver rapid and comprehensive insight into large, diverse, and unstructured datasets.

Therefore, BRANDL TALOS uses Luminance in both internal investigations, for the analysis of potentially criminal or otherwise unlawful behaviour in clients’ organisations, and for data reviews in the context of white-collar criminal proceedings. With Luminance’s AI-powered Early Case Assessment and Technology Assisted review functionalities culling irrelevant information, BRANDL TALOS can rapidly identify critical findings from the outset that would otherwise be buried within mountains of data. Luminance’s Communications Map further provides the team with a 3D visualisation of email traffic and other threads of communication, allowing BRANDL TALOS to rapidly zero-in on individuals of interest.

With Luminance’s AI, BRANDL TALOS can mirror the prosecution’s review of seized data and documents to determine whether authorities are investigating effectively and giving sufficient consideration to exculpatory evidence. Indeed, BRANDL TALOS was recently able to analyse over 100,000 files released by the public prosecution after an investigation failed to progress. Not only did Luminance’s AI instantly surface all key information found by the prosecution during the past two years, but it also identified further critical evidence that had been missed by the prosecution during manual review.

We started working with Luminance during this year after having used other solutions before and are really excited about it. Luminance helps us to quickly structure data and enables us to get a clear picture of the evidence we are working with at first glance,” said Alexander Stücklberger, Attorney at law at BRANDL TALOS. “Luminance’s AI-powered search functionalities are top-notch and allow us to filter hundreds of gigabytes of data within seconds, meaning we can be highly cost-effective and focus our attention where it matters. The platform’s visualisation of data has also been crucial, making it easy to spot any outliers in our datasets. We have continually been amazed by the technology.”

Orianne Auger, Head of Discovery at Luminance, added: “We are thrilled to have BRANDL TALOS on board. With the explosion of data storage and generation, legal teams are contending with more discoverable data than ever before. Luminance’s next-generation AI, which can read and understand diverse evidentiary material, is essential for lawyers looking to achieve unparalleled insight into their datasets. I am excited to see Luminance generate continued value for BRANDL TALOS and their clients.”

About Luminance

Luminance is the world’s most advanced AI technology for the legal processing of contracts and documents. Founded by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance’s AI reads and forms a conceptual understanding of documents in any language. Luminance uses this understanding to augment the spectrum of legal matters, from AI-powered contract drafting, negotiation and review to investigations and eDiscovery. Luminance is trusted by over 500 customers in 60 countries, including all of the Big Four consultancy firms, a quarter of the world’s largest law firms and multinational organisations.


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