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Home > Dispute Navigation Analytics (DNA℠)
Cost containment and risk management are key to the effective operation of any modern enterprise. When it comes to litigation, its potential for wildly varying expense and unmanageability can make even the most unflappable leaders rightfully uneasy. The road can be perilous, and false steps can be devastating for any organization.
Decision makers need predictability in as many facets of their operations as possible, using all the measurable factors that modern data tools can analyze. At Duane Morris, we've melded the experience of our hundreds of litigators with our advanced technological capabilities to create a diagnostic tool capable of giving clients an in-depth evaluation of risks and potential costs to help them decide whether to litigate, settle, arbitrate or mediate.
Building on a decade of work with early case assessment in varying forms, Dispute Navigation Analytics (DNA℠) represents the new generation of litigation management. The advantages of DNA℠ are that it codifies the process, offering clients a systematic, experientially-based methodology for decision making; builds a reliable road map with predictable inflection points; integrates perspectives and skill sets from non-litigation legal disciplines with potential bearing on a given case; and is founded on empirical cost data. Check out our DNA℠ Road Map for a look at the phased steps that go into producing this one-of-a-kind resource for corporate general counsel, C-suite executives and other decision makers.
DNA factors in such variables as size of possible awards and punitive damages, venue, judicial history, jury dynamics and demographics, opponents and opponents' counsel, potential cost of discovery and e-discovery, likely number and expense of witnesses and many others. Working with clients, DNA℠ can even be customized to evaluate reputational issues specific to certain industries, markets and organizations, including potential impact on customers, shareholders, business partners, investors, lenders and more.
This isn't about pre-set pricing; it's about determining likely outcomes and collaborating with our clients to determine what is their best path. DNA℠ makes Duane Morris the client's ally in aligning trial considerations with budget, corporate strategy and other issues, from routine to bet-the-company considerations. The DNA℠ tool enables us to work together to create measured estimates that allow corporate leaders to make more informed choices. Simply put, Duane Morris and DNA℠ aid in making the unmanageable, manageable.