Technology Solutions for the Legal and Financial Industries
Since 1981 ESI Laboratory (ESILAB) has specialized in providing scalable big data solutions to financial services, legal, government, pharmaceutical, and defense industries. By combining deep domain expertise with innovative technology, we provide our clients with access and insight into the mission-critical financial and legal data generated during normal business operations. We unveil, structure, and organize data that takes center stage in the context of big-ticket litigation. At the intersection of law, finance, and technology ESILAB delivers data-driven insight to manage litigation, investigations, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
ESILAB’s Redaction Analyzer provides lawyers and litigation support professionals with the ability to identify each and every redaction in image-based eDiscovery productions in a matter of hours. Secure, user-friendly, highly automated, and scalable, the Redaction Analyzer can be run against both inbound and outbound productions and is able to identify a wide variety of redaction formats (including unlabeled black box redactions and text-based redactions).
The Redaction Analyzer results can be used to identify redacted documents produced prior to receipt of applicable redaction/privilege logs as well as to test the veracity of such logs once received. In addition to operating on a standalone basis, the Redaction Analyzer seamlessly interfaces with most major document review platform databases via its ability to generate an overlay file in industry-standard load file formats.
Additional capability is provided by the Redaction Analyzer’s advanced redaction blackline capability which provides users with the ability to identify the deletion of redactions in the event of a subsequently amended production. Easy-to-use built-in quality control tools also provide the ability to quickly identify and exclude false positives.
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Technology solutions for regulated industries
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LEGAL & FINANCIAL SERVICES
ESILAB applies the extensive litigation and transactional legal expertise gained at White Shoe and Magic Circle firms to provide highly focused big data products and services to a broad range of complex disputes (product liability, mass torts, financial services, etc.).
Our former litigators have played central roles in some of the highest-profile civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings in the United States, England, and Hong Kong.
We also have on staff former transactional lawyers who have represented global financial institutions, regulatory bodies, and trade associations in debt and equity capital markets, insurance, and derivatives (including structured products) transactions. These individuals have particular familiarity with the frequently negotiated legal, credit, and margin terms typically found in a broad range of trading agreements used to document relationships between participants in the financial markets.
LEGAL & FINANCIAL BIG DATA CONSULTING
ESILAB’s big data consulting practice addresses the complex data requirements of participants in the global financial and legal services markets. Operating in areas not typically addressed by traditional eDiscovery and BPO data vendors, ESILAB’s consultants deploy deep legal/financial domain expertise, advanced technology, and experienced project management personnel to bring legal and economic transparency to the vast amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured operational data generated during normal business operations as well as in the context of big-ticket litigation.
Following are representative of the types of engagements recently undertaken by ESILAB
Regulated Investment Fund
ESILAB performed the automated conversion of 40,000 pages of public offering materials filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The source material was in unstructured .pdf and .txt formats. Once ESILAB converted the relevant material into a structured format, certain key legal provisions were automatically identified, extracted, and incorporated into a report for further analysis by the client’s legal team.
Fortune 100 Company
After extensive due diligence by the client, ESILab was commissioned to automatically parse, normalize and extract data from semi-structured discovery-related materials. In total in excess of 1.5 million data points were delivered for export into another vendor's case management system. In addition, ESILAB was able to provide further insight into the client’s data by performing complex calculations for inclusion into reports that continue to inform the client’s overall litigation strategy.
Regulated Investment Fund
Our client required technology to assist in the re-underwriting of residential loan files. The engagement involved enriching XML data from a third-party data vendor and creating a sophisticated, user-friendly interface that presented loan file/tape data in an easy-to-read format together with blackline functionality highlighting updates to loan breach finding narratives and materiality conclusions. A major factor in improving the quality, depth, and speed of the re-underwriting review was the fact that ESILab hyperlinked the loan file data to the original data source located in underwriting guidelines, loan files, and supporting documents.
ESILAB’s project managers are responsible for managing projects within the agreed time frame and within budget. A strong project management methodology underpins all of ESILAB’s services and products. This approach has been developed using core components of industry standards such as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt professional certifications. We have modified these processes specifically to cater for the unique requirements of the legal and financial services industries.
Once engaged our goal is to integrate seamlessly into your team liaising with senior and junior client representatives, in-house and external legal counsel, project managers and technologists.
ESILAB is part of the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group. Since 1981 we have specialized in providing scalable big data solutions to participants in the financial services, legal, government, pharmaceutical, and defense industries. By combining deep domain expertise with scalable state-of-the-art proprietary technology developed by award-winning technologists, we provide our clients with unique access and insight into the mission-critical financial and legal data generated during normal business operations which frequently takes center stage in the context of big-ticket litigation.
CO-CEO & FOUNDER
Mark is a recognized authority on XML implementation and document conversion. As Co-CEO, Mark also serves as Project Executive, with overall responsibility for resource management and planning.
Prior to founding the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group in 1981, Mark was with the consulting practice of Arthur Young & Co. Mark has a BS in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University. He has also taught at the New York University Graduate School of Business, the New School, and Pace University. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of automated conversions to XML and SGML.
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CO-CEO & FOUNDER
Michael has a background in both law and technology. He has practiced law as both a litigator and transactional lawyer. His experience as a litigator was gained at Clifford Chance, Lloyds of London, and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. As a finance lawyer, he worked at Allen & Overy where he specialized in derivatives and structured finance. A serial entrepreneur, Michael is the founder of ESILAB’s financial services and legal big data consulting practice and is the originator of the ESILAB technology suite (including Production Analyzer) overseeing all aspects of development and commercialization.
Prior to establishing ESILAB, Michael was the founder of docGenix and co-founder of aoSphere (formerly Derivative Services LLP), where he conceived and developed the original technical architecture and document model behind the award-winning netalytics and CSAnalytics products – the defacto market standard for electronic netting and collateral legal advice which are used by 60% of the world's largest financial institutions as well as global regulatory authorities. Michael is a member of the CFTC's Data Standardization sub-committee and has advised the SEC, CFTC, and U.S. Treasury (Office of Financial Research) on matters pertaining to the machine readability of legal agreements. He has also a member of the FpML Standard CSA Working Group and is its former co-chair.
As the CFO, Judy oversees all financial and HR activities that take place at ESILAB. Judy is also CFO and co-founder of the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group. Prior to this, Judy worked at SAMI, which was a market research subsidiary of Time, Inc., and IDC, a financial data supplier, where she gained experience in the development of large marketing and financial databases. During this time, Judy's responsibilities included training clients to ensure that they were utilizing the data in their databases effectively and efficiently.
Judy holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Syracuse University and an MBA in Quantitative Analysis from New York University.
Mike is responsible for solution engineering at ESILAB. Mike has been solving digital publishing conversion problems at the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group for over twenty-five years, where he has overseen thousands of legacy conversion projects. Mike is also the chief architect of the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group's document conversion tool set, including its proprietary hub and spoke technology.
Prior to joining the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group in 1986, Mike managed the development of a US Air Force Software Development Tool Set for Advanced Computer Techniques Corporation. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the Case Institute of Technology at Case Western Reserve University.
Amy is responsible for supervising ESILAB's day-to-day business, including scheduling and managing all projects, as well as monitoring ESILAB's financial performance, customer relations, and personnel management. Amy's area of expertise is in analyzing existing operations and developing strategies, processes, and technologies to improve organizational performance.
Amy joined the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group in 1998, bringing with her more than 10 years of project management experience consulting for leading organizations worldwide. She also brings with her a combination of strategic business planning skills, as well as solid systems development qualifications that allow her to define and implement solutions to meet the challenging business demands of ESILAB's customers. Amy obtained a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Tammy is responsible for managing ESILAB’s technology department, continuing its focus on resilient, high-quality, and innovative products, while helping to grow the organization. Tammy has extensive experience in leveraging technology to deliver client value, supporting business process transformation and managing complex, large-scale programs onshore and offshore. Tammy seeks to ensure that ESILAB uses the best talent and tools in the marketplace and to implement methodologies that will consistently provide clients with superior quality.
Tammy joined the Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. Group in 2013 following three decades with Marsh and McLennan Inc. subsidiary Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC, a global leader of reinsurance and capital management, where she successfully served in numerous senior technology management roles. Her most recent position there was Managing Director in Information Technology. Tammy holds a BS in Computer Science and Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University. She is a Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified ScrumMaster.
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