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QuisLex

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Chief Executive Officer: Ram Vasudevan
Chief Operating Officer: Sirisha Gummaregula
Number of lawyers worldwide: 1200+
Languages: English, French, German, Mandarin, Spanish

Firm Overview:
QuisLex is the preeminent Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firm, specialising in executing complex document review, contracts management, compliance and legal operations projects for Global 500 corporations and Am Law 100 and magic circle firms. QuisLex’s services are among the most sophisticated in the industry and it is the partner of choice for clients on their bet‑the‑company matters. The company has reviewed billions of pages in support of litigation, investigatory and regulatory requests and drafted, negotiated and reviewed hundreds of thousands of contracts, including for regulatory compliance, due diligence, and pre- and post-merger M&A support.

Offices
Quislex also has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Hyderabad (India) and London (UK)

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:
The company’s litigation services focus on its core managed document review service which includes complete end-to-end project management and quality control that seamlessly integrate with outside counsel. The company’s managed review portfolio extends beyond the review of documents to include a number of sophisticated, value-added services including deployment of proprietary search methodologies and empirical algorithms to assist clients in early case assessments, intelligent document reduction, integrating new developments in artificial intelligence and helping clients to prepare for Rule 26(f), CMC or other meet and confer sessions. Additionally, QuisLex prepares privilege logs and performs redactions for privilege, trade secrets and confidentiality. The company leverages institutional knowledge of its clients and their industries to provide end-to-end trial and witness preparation assistance such as detailed pattern/trend analysis, chronologies and deposition analysis/comparisons. To date, QuisLex has reviewed more than six billion pages, created privilege logs running to tens-of-thousands of entries, worked on matters in most major jurisdictions and before regulatory agencies worldwide, and is the partner of choice for many of the world’s leading law firms. The company’s clients trust it with complex, highly visible bet-the-company matters, including global investigations in the financial services industry, defending against multi-national allegations of price fixing in the media industry, IP matters and class actions.

Regulatory & Internal Investigations:
QuisLex has assisted numerous clients in responding to high-profile, high-stakes investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, FINRA and OFAC in the US and the Financial Services Authority/Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office and Office of Fair Trading in the UK. It has also assisted in regulatory and internal investigations throughout the EU and before the European Commission. The company has developed a sophisticated specialisation in financial services investigations, including surveillance audits, and has significant experience in antitrust/competition related matters and FCPA investigations. The company has been asked on multiple occasions to represent both sides in an HSR Second Request based on the company’s demonstrated ability to execute efficiently and effectively on large-scale and complex matters.

Data Privacy:
QuisLex has assisted with DSAR processing as a regular business process, as well as in response to multinational data breaches. The company has assisted its clients with applying data privacy redactions based on several data privacy regimes, including GDPR, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, CCPA and others. QuisLex has also worked on a number of PII reviews in the incident response context, including preparing reports to facilitate notification of potentially impacted individuals.

Compliance:
QuisLex has deep experience designing and implementing contract compliance pro grams. Assessing existing contracts and contractual relationships, the company performs third‑party due diligence, revises and renegotiates contracts, and establishes controls and processes to ensure prospective compliance and speed time‑to‑market. QuisLex integrates with clients’ internal teams to design workflows, collect and analyse contracts, create appropriate documentation and assist with the ongoing contract lifecycle management. QuisLex also has expertise in open source software licensing compliance and management programs and has developed a detailed set of best practices to support the related legal and business functions.

Contracts Lifecycle Management:
QuisLex assumes end‑to‑end management responsibility for a wide spectrum of buy‑side and sell‑side contracts on behalf of its clients. QuisLex’s dedicated teams provide end‑to‑end contract management support, including creation and implementation of contracting architecture, database management, and creation of playbooks for contract drafting, negotiating guidelines, exception identification and analysis, escalation process mapping and ongoing contracts maintenance. Currently, QuisLex provides contracts services to clients on six continents and across 16 time zones.

Contracts Abstraction & Analysis:
As part of its contracts analysis services, QuisLex identifies material rights and obligations, captures deviations from standard terms and conditions, provides substantive classifications of contracts, captures key metrics required for business purposes, and creates and monitors standards and best practices. QuisLex creates additional value for its clients by capturing operational metrics to identify process improvements and enhance its clients’ substantive negotiating positions.

M&A:
QuisLex provides pre‑ and post‑merger support on both the buy and sell sides. Pre‑merger, specialised teams perform reviews of relevant contracts required for due diligence and help prepare disclosure schedules, establish data rooms, redact sensitive data and prepare target company profiles. Post-merger, QuisLex teams assist in integration review and support, analysing the acquired entities’ contracts against client standards to assist in identifying integration strategies involving renegotiation, termination and renewals, as well as preparing and sending notices to third parties. In addition to its overall expertise in analysing complex contracts, QuisLex has developed an array of best practices specifically related to spin-off and restructuring transactions.

Legal Operations Consulting & Analytics:
QuisLex supports corporate legal departments by designing and implementing scalable, repeatable, well-managed processes. The company has built on its experience standardising legal processes and creating and implementing templates, manuals, guidelines and playbooks across its core service areas to tailor them to the needs of individual clients or for a particular work stream. QuisLex also beta tests and integrates new developments in technology — especially artificial intelligence — to further improve managed document review support and contracts management support workflows for its clients. The company also analyses metrics from these processes to drive results and to identify further opportunities for process improvements and creating efficiencies.

Clients:
QuisLex’s clients include leading global financial institutions; insurance companies; major technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies; Global 500 corporations and worldwide industry leaders; and Am Law 100 and magic circle law firms.

Certifications:
ISO 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security; ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management; SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70 Type II) Certification for Compliance; EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Certified; HIPAA compliant.