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The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2016

It goes without saying that wrongful conduct in a corporate setting can have drastic and irreparable legal, commercial and reputational consequences for the individuals and entities involved. Internal investigations, which...more

E-Discovery Update: Email Threading Cuts Costs, Reduces Production of Irrelevant, Potentially Privileged Documents

Email threading is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of e-discovery. It can be a valuable tool for cost-saving and efficiency in document review and production. Many parties are not familiar with or do not...more

Finding the Smoking Gun: 4 Search Tips for Quickly Finding Relevant Documents

In a recent survey conducted by Exterro, 39% (the largest group of respondents) said that searching through large amounts of data was the biggest obstacle they face in locating responsive data. To help legal professionals...more

IRS Announces Changes to Determination Letter Process for Individually Designed Retirement Plans

In Announcement 2015-19, the IRS announced the elimination of the five year remedial amendment cycle for individually designed retirement plans effective as of January 1, 2017. This means that after January 1, 2017,...more

It May Be A Lawyer Doing Work At A Law Firm…But Don't Call It 'Legal Work'

As e-discovery issues abound, the increased number of contract lawyers combing through massive document productions for privilege and relevance has developed into a cottage industry in the past decade. Companies helping law...more

Document Review Attorneys May Not Be Exempt From OT, Court Says

Large law firms and legal services vendors often hire stables of contract lawyers to do document review in big cases. Sometimes, the lawyers who do the review are actually reading and analyzing the documents in light of the...more

How to Keep Review Moving Along While the Sun Shines

Complying with deadlines in data-intensive discovery and regulatory matters is challenging enough, but when your timeframe and budget is also limited, it can be entirely challenging to identify, collect, review, and produce...more

Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.


E-Discovery Update: To Globally Dedupe or Not ... That is the Question

When lawyers are asked by a document review vendor whether they want to dedupe “globally” or “by custodian,” they may not appreciate the difference between the two methods and the impact to the case, in terms of both...more

Streaming At The Edge Of The Law

One of this year’s themes at the South by Southwest (SxSW) festival is “Surviving the Shift: Rethinking Music and Data.” The music industry is transforming itself as the trend in buying music shifts from digital download to...more

Bust these 4 Myths on Your Next Document Review

Conducting an effective and efficient legal document review requires a hybrid of rocket science, brain chemistry and hot coffee. With ediscovery technology and best practices constantly evolving, if your document review...more

Business Litigation Reporter - February 2015

Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Reporter provides timely summaries of key cases and other developments within dedicated Business Litigation sessions and related courts throughout the country – courts within which...more

The Fastest Document Reviewer in the World

Every four years, the Summer Olympic Games crowns the winners of the 100-meter dash and dubs them the fastest man and woman in the world. Currently, the world record for the men’s event is 9.58 seconds, while the women’s...more

Why You Can’t Afford To Be Disorganized

Investors, buyers and underwriters all insist on doing pre-transaction diligence to ensure that you have copies of all of your key documents and to assess whether these documents contain any unusual provisions. ...more

Let The Games Begin: Conducting Witness Interviews (Part III Of IV)

Investigators can be nerds. Some enjoy reading documents; others enjoy conducting witness interviews. Both are challenging tasks. Each requires a separate set of skills. Some investigators are able to master a document...more

Are You Facing the Prospect of a Merger Investigation?

If your organization is facing the prospect of a merger investigation and your lawyers haven’t raised the prospect of technology-assisted document review (“TAR”), then maybe you should be talking with someone...more

A Workflow for Managing Large-Scale Document Reviews

Lawyers don’t like to think of themselves as assembly line workers. It isn’t that legal work is necessarily more complicated than assembly line work. Rather, the reason is that lawyers are trained to be generalists, and as a...more

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

7 Tips To Cut EDiscovery Dollars

A recent study looked at how the shift from paper documents to electronically stored information (ESI) has led to sharper increases in discovery costs.* The study found that for every dollar spent on ESI production,...more

A Quick Pulse on the State of Ediscovery

Recently, while digging through pages of informational content on the state of electronic discovery, two things became abundantly clear: first, litigation costs are on the rise as “Big Data” continues to get bigger, and...more

Privileged Documents: How to Not Inadvertently Produce Them

All of the recent talk about privileged documents has been about the importance of clawback agreements. While important, it is more important to not produce privileged documents in the first place....more

Growing Judicial Acceptance of Predictive Coding Highlights the Need for Inside and Outside Counsel to Consider Its Use in...

When predictive coding technology made its way into the public consciousness in or about 2011, the biggest barrier to its widespread use – and probably the second most common question for attorneys following these issues,...more

Are Search Terms Work Product?

Parties conduct electronic discovery often by using search terms or keywords to locate relevant information during litigation. With the advent of electronic discovery, courts must now answer the question of whether the search...more

BABC eDiscovery Newsletter - April 2013

In this issue: - The Firm’s Ediscovery Team Attorneys - Case Insights - Editor’s Corner - Excerpt from Peerless Industries, Inc. v. Crimson Av, LLC, Case No. 1:11-cv-1768, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...more

Court Permits Combination of Predictive Coding and Keyword Search

Focusing on precision rather than recall, district court finds that process complies with discovery obligations....more

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