Michele Lange

Michele Lange

Kroll Ontrack Inc.

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Soaking up the Ediscovery Sun: Ing3nious NorCal 2016

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the Ing3nious NorCal Retreat on Ediscovery and Information Governance in the beautiful Pacific coast town of Half Moon Bay, California. This event signified the fifth...more

7/22/2016 - Discovery e-Discovery Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Legal Ethics New Amendments Rules of Professional Conduct Social Media State Bar Associations

6 Months of Case Law Under the New FRCP

Six months have passed since the December 1, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) took effect. What has been the impact of the new rules on civil litigation and discovery? In particular, Rule...more

6/17/2016 - Corporate Counsel Discovery Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure FRCP 26(b)(1) FRCP 37(e) New Amendments Proportionality Young Lawyers

UK High Court Approves the Use of Predictive Coding in Litigation

Legal technology providers in the UK have a lot to celebrate as the English High Court recently approved the use of predictive coding for disclosure in litigation. The judgment, handed down by Master Matthews in Pyrrho...more

4/8/2016 - Discovery Electronically Stored Information International Litigation Predictive Coding UK

Discovery Implications of the EU Data Protection Regulation

A recent article by my Kroll Ontrack colleagues from across the pond, Lawrence Ryz and Tracey Stretton, details the new EU Data Protection Regulation, which aims to solidify and unify the European Union’s data protection...more

3/10/2016 - Data Protection Discovery EU EU Data Protection Laws EU-US Privacy Shield Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Right to Privacy US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

[Webinar] 2015 Year in Review – Ediscovery Case Law & Trends - January 20, 12:00pm CST

Join industry experts from Kroll Ontrack for this webinar to make sure you start the New Year off to a fresh, and educated, start when it comes to ediscovery and technology in the law. ...more

1/8/2016 - Document Productions e-Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Predictive Coding Record Preservation Sanctions Webinars

The 2015 FRCP Amendments: ‘Tis the Season

Hoping to find the perfect gift for the ediscovery professional in your life? Look no further than the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)....more

12/2/2015 - Admissible Evidence Adverse Inference Instructions Case Management Discovery Document Productions Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure New Amendments Rule 26 Rule 34 Rule 37 Sanctions

Solving the PII Problem: Securing Rogue Data in Discovery

In a recent article, my Kroll Ontrack colleagues Jim Loveall and John Pilznienski discussed the challenges of finding and removing personally identifiable information (PII) during discovery. While most organizations recognize...more

11/18/2015 - Discovery Personally Identifiable Information PHI

A Light in the Dark: Protecting PII in Ediscovery

65% of ediscovery projects contain at least one document with the XXX-XX-XXXX number format. Accidentally disclosing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) could lead to a messy discovery process and costly penalties. Do...more

9/21/2015 - Discovery Personally Identifiable Information Redaction

Ediscovery Competency Standard Addressed by California Bar

“Electronic document creation and/or storage, and electronic communications, have become commonplace in modern life…attorneys who handle litigation may not ignore the requirements and obligations of electronic discovery. A...more

9/4/2015 - California Bar Association Competent Lawyer Standard Discovery Duties & Responsibilities Electronic Communications Electronically Stored Information Ethics

SCOTUS Approves Proposed FRCP Amendments

On April 29, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) took another step forward in the process. In a letter to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leadership, Chief Justice John Roberts submitted...more

5/28/2015 - Discovery e-Discovery Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure FRCP 37(e) New Amendments SCOTUS

Top 10 List: #LTNY15 Wrap-up

LegalTech New York 2015 is history, and, if you’re like me, you probably needed this week to recover. Below is my top 10 list of memorable moments in New York City last week, in case you missed it....more

2/8/2015 - Professional Conferences Technology

Reduce Ediscovery Storage Costs through Nearlining

Nearline. If this term isn’t in your ediscovery vocabulary, it should be. Nearlining is a feature that allows litigation teams to quickly and easily set aside irrelevant documents and keep them separate from the active...more

1/28/2015 - Discovery Electronically Stored Information

2014 Ediscovery Trends: Survey Results

With about four weeks remaining in the year, let the “2014 reflections” bombardment begin! You know what I am talking about — the close of the calendar year prompts oodles of nostalgic news stories recalling the biggest...more

11/28/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Data Protection Discovery Electronically Stored Information Internet of Things Predictive Coding Social Media

Part III – FRCP Amendments: The Long and Winding Road

Where We Are Now - On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference officially approved the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The rules are now pending before the Supreme Court, and provided...more

10/8/2014 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Proposed Amendments SCOTUS

Back to (Law) School: Ediscovery Education by the Numbers

Ediscovery Pop Quiz! Question: What do you get when you add the number of law schools with the number of ediscovery classes offered and then divide by the number of students who enroll in these classes? Answer:...more

9/4/2014 - Law School Technology

Top 10 ILTA 2014 Moments

ILTA’s 2014 “Imagine” conference is in the books, and, if you’re like me, you probably needed this week to recover. Below is my top 10 list of memorable moments in Nashville, Tennessee last week. 10: The best swag:...more

9/2/2014

FRCP Amendments: The Long and Winding Road

Just like in the Beatles song, the long and winding road leading to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) amendments took another turn on April 10th and 11th when the Advisory Committee considered the proposed rules package...more

4/19/2014 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 37

Heartbleed Won’t Bring Cardiac Arrest for Ediscovery

How do you stop a security professional’s heart from beating? Two words: security breach. In today’s “Internet of Everything” environment, the impact of a security breach can be felt around the world and back again…in...more

4/17/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection Discovery Heartbleed

Three Good Reasons Why Even the Most Cutthroat Lawyers Should Want to Cooperate

Venturing down memory lane to when I was a first year law student with a thirst for knowledge, I’m reminded of the proverbial “Aha!” moment that struck me when all the information I’d been learning about distinct areas of law...more

4/10/2014 - Clawbacks Discovery Fed. R. Evid. 502

Trekking Through LegalTech: Day Two

While the snow and ice could have put a serious damper on day two’s events at LTNY 2014, it soon became clear that attendees were willing to brave the elements when the first keynote of the day went ‘standing room only.’ But...more

2/7/2014 - Information Governance Predictive Coding Technology

5 eDiscovery Trends to Watch in 2014

For a new year perspective, we asked the team at Kroll Ontrack what they considered as trends to watch in eDiscovery in 2014. Here's what we heard back...more

1/10/2014 - Predictive Coding

Ediscovery Year(s) in Review: The Bigger Picture from 2008—2013

While there is significant value in knowing the latest trends in ediscovery case law, I’m reminded of one of my favorite law school professors who always stressed that I try to see the forest for the trees. In other words,...more

12/20/2013 - Big Data Cost-Containment Data Retention Discovery Document Productions Electronically Stored Information Record Preservation Sanctions Social Media Spoliation Technology-Assisted Review

2013 Case Law: “Back to Basics” Approach Gave Us Something to Chew On

2013 for ediscovery “was a very good year.” The courts’ unified message was simple (showing a renewed interest proportionality and cooperation), clear (attorneys in 2013 must know ediscovery), and even a bit provocative (see...more

12/12/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Discovery Document Review Electronically Stored Information Sanctions Spoliation

My (Google) Hangout with the Ediscovery Experts

What happens when seven of the smartest, most articulate ediscovery professionals come together for an hour talk about—quite frankly—whatever they want? Just yesterday Josh Gilliland, Samir Mathur, Barry Murphy, Ralph...more

12/12/2013 - Destruction of Evidence Discovery Electronic Evidence Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Predictive Coding Record Preservation Spoliation Stare Decisis Technology-Assisted Review

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