FTI Consulting and Ari Kaplan have established a reputation between them for producing reports on ediscovery trends which are simultaneously comprehensive, properly sourced and interesting to read. They are based on input from corporate counsel at major US and international corporations, and reflect the views and experiences of those who are most interested in efficient, defensible and cost-effective solutions.
The most recent report, just published, is called Achieving and Maintaining eDiscovery Fitness. Its topics, summarised by FTI here, include the implementation of information governance programmes for proactive control of very large volumes, the repurposing of input between cases to reduce duplicated effort from case to case, the use of technology like analytics and predictive coding, controlling and predicting eDiscovery costs, and dealing with the legal and practical implications of international discovery.
These reports have a long shelf life – I find myself referring to them long after their publication date – and this one is particularly useful. We do not need to make generalised and unsourced assertions about the view from corporate counsel when we can refer to Ari Kaplan’s reports.