Rachel Teisch

Rachel Teisch


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Be an Analytics 50 Superstar: Revisit the Past in Your Data to Predict the Future

Studies show that it costs companies millions of dollars or more every time they re-review the same document that is part of a legal or compliance case. In fact, lawyers often review the same document dozens of times or...more

11/15/2016 - Analytics Big Data Discovery Electronically Stored Information

Begin eDiscovery with the End in Mind

In September, the Sedona Conference released the public comment version of its Commentary on Defense of Process: Principles and Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sound E-Discovery Process. Acknowledging the...more

10/6/2016 - Analytics Discovery Due Diligence Electronically Stored Information

How Safe is Your Data Center?

This was the topic of Legaltech News’ story on 10 best practices for data security and what you need to know about how and where your information is stored, by Christine Yi of Xerox Legal Business Services When you are...more

9/23/2016 - Data Security Discovery Electronically Stored Information Popular Third-Party Service Provider

Go for the Gold When It Comes to Data Security

During sensitive, expensive discovery, nothing is more critical than the security of your electronically stored information (ESI). You can have impeccable records, defensible collection practices, and the best intentions, but...more

8/10/2016 - Data Protection Data Security Electronically Stored Information

I Spy the Relevant Data: Using Analytics to Accelerate eDiscovery for Second Requests

Pikachu, Wartortle, Ivysaur, Rattata—can you catch ‘em all? With Pokémon Go, the current augmented reality app craze, your goal is to search for and capture these virtual monsters that pop up in various places using your...more

7/13/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege Discovery Electronically Stored Information Technology-Assisted Review Work-Product Doctrine

Would a Technology by Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?

What’s in a name? Many of us tend to use terms such as artificial intelligence, technology-assisted review (TAR), and predictive coding interchangeably, because there is no single vocabulary governing the field, particularly...more

6/23/2016 - Artificial Intelligence Discovery Electronically Stored Information Predictive Coding Technology-Assisted Review Young Lawyers

How Analytics Can Boost eDiscovery And Help You Protect Your Brand

Your company, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer, has just introduced a new drug to the market. Shortly after, you learn that a government agency is launching an investigation into alleged deceptive marketing practices to...more

6/8/2016 - Analytics Discovery Electronically Stored Information Technology-Assisted Review

Managed Services: eDiscovery That Tastes Great and Is Less Filling

In the 1970s, one brewer introduced its brand of light beer, and a classic debate: “tastes great” vs. “less filling.” The idea behind the campaign was that the beverage was “everything you always wanted in a beer. And...more

4/27/2016 - Data Privacy Data Security Discovery Electronically Stored Information

It’s Not Just the Internet of Things Anymore

Last year, there were an estimated 16 billion devices connected to the Internet, and predictions say that the number will rise as high as 30 billion devices by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained publicity (or...more

4/15/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Privacy Discovery Electronically Stored Information Internet of Things Popular

What’s Trending in eDiscovery

The first quarter of 2016 has been a busy one for courts adjudicating matters relating to eDiscovery. Across the pond, the English High Court approved the use of technology-assisted review, while U.S. courts have been busy...more

4/7/2016 - Attorney's Fees Discovery Electronically Stored Information FRCP 26(b)(1) FRCP 37(e) Patent Infringement Trademark Infringement

How Much Data Does Your Organization Hold?

Earlier this week Legaltech News announced the release of Xerox’s Viewpoint 6.0 eDiscovery platform with a data analytics focus. Why is this blog worthy (since we don’t typically offer unabashed plugs for our technology,...more

3/18/2016 - Analytics Big Data Data Retention Databases Digital Data e-Discovery

A Q&A with Chris Dale Regarding the UK Pyrrho Predictive Coding Judgment

Why has predictive coding or technology assisted review (TAR) been accepted just now in the courts of England and Wales? I don’t think there is a particular reason why the beginning of 2016 should bring us this...more

3/9/2016 - Corporate Counsel Discovery Electronically Stored Information International Litigation Predictive Coding Technology-Assisted Review UK Young Lawyers

Leaping Into the Future of Cross-Border Data Transfers With the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On Leap Day, the European Commission published a series of documents that, if approved, will form the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, replacing the Safe Harbor framework that was invalidated in October. The documents include a press...more

3/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield International Data Transfers U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor 2.0 Is Here: The Privacy Shield

Two days after the deadline passed for reaching a new data-transfer agreement to replace the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor, the European Commission announced a forthcoming new framework, the Privacy Shield, designed to continue...more

2/4/2016 - Data Protection Authority Data Transfers EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Our 2016 Resolutions for eDiscovery, Part 2

Last week, we discussed four eDiscovery resolutions that counsel should make as they kick off 2016. In this blog, we offer four more pearls of wisdom for counsel to consider as they tackle the New Year....more

1/14/2016 - Analytics Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) Data Security Information Governance Technology-Assisted Review

Our 2016 Resolutions for eDiscovery, Part 1

As we welcome the new year, it’s time for many of us to make resolutions. After consulting our crystal ball, here are our suggestions for ways to handle the new normal counsel will face in 2016....more

1/8/2016 - Cross-Border Discovery Electronically Stored Information Federal Rules of Civil Procedure International Data Transfers Proportionality

The Year in eDiscovery to Music, Part II

In our last blog, we contemplated the many intersections between the top pop songs and eDiscovery developments in 2015. Today, we continue our review with more of the most popular records and legal events of the year....more

12/23/2015 - Cybersecurity Discovery Document Productions Electronically Stored Information Fed. R. Evid. 502 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Young Lawyers

The Year in eDiscovery Music, Part I

As we found out in a year jam-packed with game-changing developments affecting eDiscovery, “the players gonna play, play, play, play, play” (#18, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift). With the enactment of the new Federal Rules of...more

12/21/2015 - Data Breach Data Protection Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Popular Trans-Pacific Partnership US-EU Safe Harbor Framework Young Lawyers

A New Dawn for Data Privacy in the Old World

After the European Court of Justice gutted the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement in its landmark decision in Schrems v. Facebook, a number of EU data protection authorities (DPAs) issued clarifying statements. Here is a look at...more

12/7/2015 - CNIL Data Protection Authority EU France International Data Transfers Poland Portugal Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Spain UK

The Land of the Rising Sun—and Rising Data Protection Requirements

Between January 2016 and September 2017, a series of amendments to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) will go into effect. The amendments, which were promulgated in September 2015, are the first...more

11/16/2015 - Data Collection Data Protection Discovery International Data Transfers Japan Personal Data Popular

Will There Be an APAC Safe Harbor?

On October 5, while the European Union’s highest court was busy striking down its Safe Harbor permitting the cross-border transfer of personally identifiable information, 12 countries reached a consensus on data transfers...more

11/5/2015 - Cross-Border Data Privacy Data Transfers EU International Data Transfers Safe Harbors Trans-Pacific Partnership

A Trick-or-Treater’s Guide to the Federal Rule Amendments

Unless Congress takes action within the next month, important amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect on December 1, 2015. Several of these changes will shape how we approach e-discovery, but will...more

10/30/2015 - Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Proportionality Sanctions

Social Media Is the Kardashians of E-Discovery

Now that Taylor Swift has supplanted Kim Kardashian West as the queen of Instagram with 50.6 million followers, will people stop talking about her and the rest of the Kardashian clan? Of course not. As of October 2015, Kim...more

10/16/2015 - CNN e-Discovery Evidence Facebook Geolocation Instagram Kim Kardashian LinkedIn Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Popular Privacy Settings Selfies SnapChat Social Media Social Networks Taylor Swift Twitter WhatsApp Wireless Devices Wireless Technology

A Survival Kit for Cross-Border Discovery

“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.” This quote, from Fireside Poet and literary critic James Russell Lowell, described Shakespeare, but it applies equally to the practice of cross-border...more

9/17/2015 - Cross-Border Discovery Foreign Language Personally Identifiable Information Redaction

Around the (E-Discovery) APAC World in 80 Seconds

Although the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is generally light on rules governing e-discovery, it transforms into a heavyweight contender when U.S. litigants must collect and review data there. With an accelerated rate of...more

8/13/2015 - Asia Pacific Australia Cross-Border Discovery Hong Kong International Litigation New Zealand Singapore

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