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(Reuters) – In the hierarchy of plum legal work, with, say, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court at the top, then document review has got to be scraping the bottom.

“Mind numbing” is a phrase that comes to mind. Little wonder firms often outsource the work or use AI to help manage reviews.

But here’s an inspiring tale for those toiling away in the e-trenches: a discovery sleuth who struck gold, unraveling a billion-dollar case with just two words buried in an innocuous document.

Take a bow, O’Melveny & Myers counsel Megan Smith. Or possibly a nap. She just had a baby and is out on maternity leave, which is why she wasn’t available for comment. But partner David Marroso walked me…

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