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Becoming the Focal Point: Using E-Discovery Process and Technology to Bring Value to Business Units and Upper Management

Tom Mullane is a veteran in the e-discovery industry, currently working as the E-Discovery Process Manager at United Technologies Corporation. UTC is a global company with various business units, a quarter of a million...more

E-Discovery and Big Data Partner Up (Or How to Cut Time and Costs by 50%)

Imagine finding a specialty wrench in a garage that is clean and ordered, one where everything has a specific place and those places were chosen based on practicality and ease of use. Now imagine trying to find the same...more

Be Prepared! Don’t Show Up to Your Rule 26(F) Meet-and-Confer With Nothing But a Boilerplate

FRCP Rule 26(f) stipulates a conference of the parties so that they might plan for discover. - Who: The attorneys of record and all unrepresented parties that have appeared in the case - What: Parties must consider the...more

How Much Circumstantial Evidence is Enough for Spoliation Sanctions?

We’ve all heard, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” But how you play the game is often a big part of ending up on the winning side in e-discovery. In today’s world, it has almost become normal that...more

Boston Red Sox Caught Using Apple Watches to Steal Signals from Yankees During Games

“Boston Red Sox Used Spy Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees!” It’s a headline that you could imagine being in a 1950’s comic book, but in 2017 this type of thing has become fairly normal. In this case, the New York Times...more

How to Get Happy Clients, Effective Employees, & Lower Costs With These 8 Legal Project Management Tips

All lawyers are looking to increase revenue, but these days, with more and more clients leveraging technology and bringing tasks in-house, law firms need to break from the status quo in order to stay competitive. This is...more

What I Learned from Finding Nemo About Custodian Identification in E-Discovery Matters

In Pixar’s wonderful animated feature, “Finding Nemo,” Marlin, a clown fish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef (and is the title character’s dad), spends nearly the entire film trying to find his son, Nemo, by locating,...more

Is the single end-to-end e-discovery platform a unicorn? Not according to this legal team!

In the e-discovery world, common knowledge says that a true end-to-end in-house process/single software solution doesn’t exist. But Linda Luperchio, Director of Information Lifecycle Governance and E-Discovery at Hanover,...more

GDPR is Coming -- Are You Prepared?

What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data protection law created by the European Union and comes into effect on May 25, 2018. It replaces the Data Protection Directive. Its...more

Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dancefloor: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report Analysis

How many times in life do people recognize a good opportunity, but for whatever reason, don’t act on it? Sometimes it’s not a big deal and simply leads down a different path. But sometimes it can mean the difference between...more

Encyclopedia Brown and the Fraudulent Font: New Data Types Continue to Play a Major Role in Investigations

As a kid, I loved the Encyclopedia Brown stories, which were about a boy who ran his own detective agency and solved mysteries (for a fee of 25 cents) that arose in his school and around town. One story I remember in...more

Don’t Let Data Walk Out the Front Door: 7 Security Measures for Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave

With all the news surrounding data breaches and information leaks, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the number one path sensitive/confidential information illegally enters the public domain is when employees leave their...more

The Death of the Billable Hour: Is Microsoft Ushering in a New Era for Law Firms?

We’ve been hearing it now for a while – that clients are demanding law firms offer more for a lower cost, and one of the tips for reaching this goal is alternative fee agreements, but most people felt this would be a gradual...more

Questions About FOIA and E-Discovery? Look No Further!

Corporations struggling under mountains of electronic data and rapid fire e-discovery requests may find solace in the fact that they don't have it nearly as bad as many government agencies answering requests under the Freedom...more

Stakeholder Symphony: 4 Ways Orchestrated E-Discovery Cuts Costs, Delays, and Errors

New Tech, Old Tricks: New technologies, data types, applications, updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, case law – E-Discovery is evolving faster than ever. And while many legal teams are investing in...more

The Challenge of Releasing Legal Holds and Disposing of ESI

On paper, releasing a legal hold seems fairly straightforward. A matter reaches a resolution, preservation obligations are lifted, the legal team informs custodians and data stewards that they are no longer required to retain...more

Integrating Structured Data Into the E-Discovery Process

As data volumes increase and become more complex, having an integrated e-discovery environment where systems and data sources are automatically syncing information and exchanging data with e-discovery applications has become...more

How Smart Collaboration Can Bring Long Term Gains to Legal Teams (Guest Blogger Heidi Gardner, PhD, Harvard Law School)

On Lawyers and Collaboration: If we’re honest, lawyers have historically been rewarded much more as individuals than as team players. They are rewarded for climbing up the pyramid in a very brutal tournament system that...more

Free Visual Guide! ESI Types Found in Microsoft Office 365

Not so long ago, the idea of moving a company’s data to the cloud seemed a risky endeavor. But over the last two years, those fears have melted away, and there’s no better example of this than the large number of...more

The Heart of the Matter: Cutting E-Discovery Review Costs by Tracking Relevancy Rates (and Other Metrics)

With different fact patterns, laws, custodians, and companies, every review is going to be unique. When outside review teams are used for a company, multiple groups are doing different things in different ways, and it's very...more

The Quiet Amendment: How E-Discovery Practitioners Benefit from Upcoming Changes to FRE Rule 902

A year and a half ago, the world of e-discovery was abuzz with Federal Rules amendment talk. And rightly so – the changes then greatly affected the process, particularly with Reasonableness (Rule 37) and Proportionality (Rule...more

E-Discovery in a Galaxy Far Far Away: Information Governance in Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels

Who knew that behind the scenes of the battle against the Galactic Empire and the Dark Side of the Force, one of the biggest weapons in the arsenal of the Rebel Alliance was e-discovery. In the more recent additions to the...more

Fitbit and Other Collected ESI Helps Crack Murder Investigation: New Data Sources in E-Discovery

The discussion of new data types in e-discovery is often talked about but in a speculative way; we know that it’s possible for any relevant electronically stored information (ESI) to be requested as evidence, but most often,...more

Attention Paralegals: Do You Have an E-Discovery Case Management Checklist?

Attention E-Discovery Paralegals: chances are, you don't have an e-discovery checklist. Even though e-discovery activities tend to be sequential, full of dependencies and bound by time and resource constraints, very few legal...more

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