BH Legal® Case Study

Project Management: Antitrust Second Request

Our Client, an AM Law 100 Firm based in Philadelphia, was representing a major consumer products company in a $2.5 billion merger.


The FTC issued a very broad Second Request to the Firm’s client. Substantial compliance required the review of a huge amount of data and documents in a short period of time in order to gain approval and close the deal. The Firm needed a team of contract attorneys and a review center set up quickly in order to meet their deadline.


Beacon Hill Legal’s Philadelphia team located and secured a document review center in Center City Philadelphia, just blocks from the Firm’s offices. We wired the space for high-speed Internet; provided all necessary technology, including computers, monitors, printers, etc.; furnished the office and lunch room; and supplied basic amenities such as water, coffee and office supplies. Beacon Hill’s recruiting team screened, interviewed and processed conflicts on more than 200 contract attorneys with the Firm ultimately hiring 125 reviewers. We provided three on-site project managers with substantial eDiscovery experience.

The Results

The Client saved substantial dollars utilizing contract attorneys on a five month review. The Firm was able to oversee and manage the review at a location just blocks from its offices and the parties obtained unconditional clearance for the merger following an eight-month investigation by the FTC and the Attorneys General of several states.