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Artificial Intelligence – Why it matters now  [Video]

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells partner Richard Diffenthal talks to Azeem Azhar, curator of The Exponential View, about the current status and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools. They touch on numerous...more

Judge Cuts Over $10M from Attorney Fees Due to Use of Temporary Attorneys for Document Review: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

The use of temporary associates for document review (and billing at normal staff associate rates) caused a federal judge in Manhattan to reduce the request for attorney fees by $10.3 million in a settlement of a securities...more

Key Word Searching – What Is It? And How Do I Do It (Well)?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

A key word search is a basic search technique that involves searching for one or more words within or across a collection of documents/files. Typically, the purpose of a key word search in a litigation is to limit the...more

E-Discovery Nightmares: 5 Experts Share Tales of Redactions, Huge Data Sets, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

by Exterro, Inc. on

Now that the days are growing short, and the summer sun gone, leaving us with overcast skies and wind driven mists clinging to the rain-soaked hills, the mood is set for telling stories of ghouls, goblins, and other specters...more

Trees Grow Back -- Paper Your File

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Papering your file (or PDFing an electronic file) is an important, if underappreciated, method to protect both you and your clients. Regular memos to a file will help cut down time necessary to analyze a new development in...more

Nothing New for Doc Review: Federal Court Rules That Doc Review Attorney, Like Other Practicing Lawyers, is Exempt

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The lawyers in our readership are quite familiar with the fact that, as a general matter, practicing attorneys are not entitled to overtime pay under the FLSA. But does that exempt status change when an attorney is retained...more

Federal Court Says Document Review By Contract Attorney Is Exempt Work

On December 30, 2015, a federal district court in Manhattan ruled that a temporary contract attorney was not entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the New York Labor Law for the time he spent assisting in...more

Antitrust Considerations in M&A: How Documents Can Come Back to Haunt You

by Goodwin on

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sued to block Staples’ acquisition of Office Depot, the same day that General Electric withdrew from its agreement to sell its appliance unit to Electrolux due to a...more

The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2016

by DLA Piper on

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

by McGuireWoods LLP on

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

by Exterro, Inc. on

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

by Snell & Wilmer on

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'

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

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

by Conduent on

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.

by Locke Lord LLP on

In this issue: - THE THREE C’S — CONFIDENCE, CREDIBILITY AND COST - WHO CONDUCTS THE INVESTIGATION? - SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION - MINDSET AT THE OUTSET OF AN INVESTIGATION - THE NEED FOR...more

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

by McGuireWoods LLP on

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

by Conduent on

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

Business Litigation Reporter - February 2015

by Goodwin on

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

by Conduent on

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

by Cooley LLP on

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)

by Michael Volkov on

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?

by BakerHostetler on

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

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

Privileged Documents: How to Not Inadvertently Produce Them

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

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