Category Archives: FTI Technology

FTI Technology webinar on 16 July: the art of cooperation: helping mitigate FCPA investigation fallout

Craig Earnshaw, London-based senior managing director at FTI Technology, is one of the speakers at a webinar run by Compliance Week on 16 July at 2:00pm ET. It is called the Art of cooperation: helping mitigate FCPA investigation fallout. In … Continue reading

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See what you’ve been missing on FTI Technology’s new website

A little way down the home page on its new website, FTI Technology has an unrecognisable blotch of pixels with the tagline “See what you’ve been missing…”. As you scroll past it, the pixels resolve into the face of a … Continue reading

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FTI webinar on 2 June: Using Ringtail Visual Analytics on Small to Midsized Matters

It is inevitable that most of the attention is paid to very big eDiscovery matters and to the tools and processes needed to manage them. Most disputes, however, do not have documents measured in millions. Legal teams must analyse collections … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 23 April: using FTI Ringtail to modernise keyword search

FTI Technology is sponsoring an EDRM webinar on 23 April (that’s today) called Using FTI Ringtail to Modernise Keyword Search for Efficiency and Better Discovery Outcomes. The presenters are JR Jenkins, senior director of FTI Consulting and Jason Ray, Managing … Continue reading

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Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014

As part of my record of the year 2014, I am publishing belatedly the photograph sets from some of the events which I attended in 2014. Among them was the Asia Technology Summit in Hong Kong in March 2014. We have had the … Continue reading

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IQPC Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit – pictures from 2014

As we get ready for the 10th Annual Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, the biggest event in the London calendar, here are a few photographs from last year’s event, starting with a couple of Sanjay Bhandari of EY who was, … Continue reading

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InnoXcell conference in Hong Kong in April 2014 – Part 2

I have made my excuses in an earlier article for waiting so long to publish these photographs of an event which took place so many months ago. By this stage, their significance, if any, is historic, part of the record of … Continue reading

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The run-up to LegalTech 2015 in New York

Apart from the big story of last week, Microsoft’s acquisition of Equivio, most of my output in the last few days has been about events planned for LegalTech 2015 which takes place in New York from 3 to 5 February. … Continue reading

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Identifying opportunities at the second ALM – ILTA Legal Technology Summit in Hong Kong

ALM and ILTA brought their second Asia Legal Technology Summit to Hong Kong in March. I make no apology for reporting on this event several weeks after it took place. I went on a long trip to the US almost immediately … Continue reading

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Washington and New York to Mitchell via privacy, Singapore and Lobachevsky

The problem with running a website which offers news and updates is that people notice when it lies silent – the essence of news is that it is new. In fact, I have never aspired to timeliness and, as I … Continue reading

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Tracking social media for eDiscovery / eDisclosure purposes

To an audience still struggling with the idea that an email is a “document” for eDiscovery / eDisclosure purposes, it comes as something of a shock to be told that a tweet or an entry in Facebook or LinkedIn is … Continue reading

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Breaking the dam: barristers moving in to eDisclosure

There are over 3,800 words here, in a detailed report on Legal IQ’s Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit, so bring coffee and a comfortable chair. If you don’t have time for that, the message can be reduced to a few … Continue reading

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A representative selection of sessions at the IQPC London Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit

I avoid lists, on the whole. Apart from the fact that one can sense the readers bleeding away, there is always the risk of omitting somebody or something, or of appearing to give an unintended priority to one thing rather … Continue reading

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FTI Report – Advice from Counsel by Ari Kaplan: Trends that will change E-Discovery

As it did last year, FTI Technology has commissioned a study by Ari Kaplan called Advice from Counsel Trends that Will Change E-Discovery (and What to Do About Them Now). This is based on interviews with 30 inside counsel with … Continue reading

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Blog posts on eDiscovery | eDisclosure in December 2012

Here is a list of my blog posts of December 2012 on eDiscovery / eDisclosure and related matters. After several months of experiments, I have abandoned my Google Plus page for my short eDiscovery posts in favour of a second … Continue reading

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Taking Predictive Discovery out of the black box

Part of my role is to help those responsible for eDiscovery / eDisclosure to identify the products and services which they might consider when deciding on the “tools and techniques” (as the UK Practice Direction 31B puts it) to be … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to end November 2012

This post summarises the posts on my Google Plus page during November 2012. I gave up on Google Plus after that for reasons given in my post here, and set up a new updates blog. A different form of index … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 27 October 2012

This is a summary of the posts about eDiscovery / eDisclosure on my Google Plus page between 21 and 28 October 2012. Those which relate to webinars etc which have now passed may lead to blind links. Where I know … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 29 September

I was at a Washington conference for much of the week ending 22 September and the updates for that week are correspondingly reduced in number. This selection covers two weeks’ of my Google+ updates. Some of them relate to webinars … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery Updates to 9 September 2012

This adopts my experimental new format which bundles my Google Plus posts for a period (not necessarily a fixed period) and makes their text available here, together with links to the G+ posts, to the source and to some of … Continue reading

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Short eDiscovery updates to 28 August 2012

I am increasingly using Google Plus to supplement the main articles in this blog. This allows me to cover a wider range of topics, mainly links to articles by others, to webinar announcements and to other things which would otherwise … Continue reading

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London conference: Information Governance and eDiscovery for Financial Services on 10-12 September

IQPC is running an event called Information Governance and eDiscovery for Financial Services at Canary Wharf between 10 and 12 September 2012.  Recent events in the banking industry suggest that those who work in financial services, and those who advise them, … Continue reading

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FTI Predictive Coding webinar today – what does counsel really think about predictive coding?

FTI Technology is putting on a series of webcasts about predictive coding. The first of them is TODAY at 13.00 ET with the title Survey Results: What Does Counsel Really Think About Predictive Coding? The speakers are Ari Kaplan, Joe Looby of … Continue reading

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FTI and Skadden webinar: Best eDiscovery practices for international FCPA investigations

The website of Main Justice carries a recording and the slides of a webinar delivered on 11 July with the title Best e-Discovery Practices for International FCPA Investigations. The webinar was accompanied by a paper which recorded the results of … Continue reading

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Recent posts on Google+ on eDiscovery and other legal subjects

Being away, and with only random access to the Internet, focuses one’s mind on the most efficient way of capturing interesting articles as Twitter (my main source) dishes them up. Whatever its other virtues, Twitter is no good as an … Continue reading

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Notes from Hong Kong: Dinner with Richard Kershaw of FTI Technology

This is a continuation of a series of roughly chronological mini-posts following my recent visit to Hong Kong. I have reported elsewhere that I heard a rumour of a senior appointment at FTI’s Hong Kong office, and deduced that they … Continue reading

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Something for everyone at IQPC’s Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit

If you want a rounded account of IQPC’s successful Information Governance and eDisclosure Summit in London this week, this is not the place to find it. I was involved in five events over the three days and spent most of … Continue reading

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Conference topics indicate the important eDiscovery and eDisclosure themes

That part of my life which involves speaking has four elements – preparation, travel, delivery and reporting. The month of May always has a full diary of events, and this year has more than usual. Of the four elements, the … Continue reading

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Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong claiming eDiscovery attention

Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong only look close together when viewed from a long way away. They all have a common law eDiscovery tradition, but it is coincidence of timing rather than any specific commonality which groups them together … Continue reading

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Recent eDiscovery Posts on Google Plus

Arguments continue as to the value of Google Plus as a FaceBook rival. I don’t much care about that, only about its ability to attract wider audiences. It is working for me (well, something is) and I continue to put … Continue reading

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Integration the target as Guidance Software buys CaseCentral

It was Twitter, of course, which first brought the news that Guidance Software had agreed to acquire CaseCentral.  The first tweet came so early that the Guidance web page announcing the deal was a blank placeholder; its page title confirmed … Continue reading

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Forbes article: Technology assisted eDiscovery and the role of humans

I bring a fairly jaundiced eye to some of the marketing by those who sell technology solutions to lawyers. This is not so much to do with the quality of the marketing materials themselves but more to do with their … Continue reading

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FTI’s take on 2012 – fewer eDiscovery suppliers per company and more people with “Discovery” in their job title

I talked on Friday to FTI Technology’s Mike Kinnaman, to catch up with FTI’s view of the eDiscovery market in the coming year. FTI takes what you might call an evidence-based approach to prediction each year, asking Ari Kaplan to … Continue reading

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ILTA Insight in London 8 to 9 May 2012

ILTA, the International Legal Technology Association, works throughout the year to advance and share knowledge of legal technology developments, priding itself rightly on its peer to peer relationships between members. It has a major conference in the US each year … Continue reading

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IQPC Munich eDiscovery themes recur around the world

I was not sorry when my plane’s wheels touched down at Heathrow on my return from IQPC’s Information Retention and eDiscovery Exchange in Munich on Wednesday night, bringing to an end 28,000 miles of eDiscovery travel in six weeks. A … Continue reading

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I see you have done no blog updates….

As comments go “I checked this morning and saw that you have done no blog updates” ranks very much higher than “Oh, do you keep a blog?”. The observation came, however, from someone who was also attending the Nuix Exchange … Continue reading

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More on Software-Assisted Review as Applied Discovery and KMPG add Equivio>Relevance

Electronic discovery company Applied Discovery and KPMG are amongst those who have recently partnered with Equivio to integrate Equivio>Relevance into their existing eDiscovery applications. These two recent announcements give me an opportunity to return to the subject of software-assisted document review … Continue reading

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Time to take the next steps: a Hong Kong eDiscovery conference

Leaving aside Australian conferences, this was my fourth AsiaPac event. Two years ago, I co-chaired a conference for LexisNexis in Singapore. Shortly after that, Jeffrey Teh and others from LexisNexis set up InnoXcell to bring business events to the region. … Continue reading

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Predictive Coding Wars: Recommind Contra Mundum

It is a novel experience to spend a whole Saturday writing a 4,330-word article whose conclusion is that none of its subject-matter is really very important to one’s readers, however much it means to the participants in the story. If … Continue reading

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Getting on with the basics at CEIC as the eDiscovery world spins a little faster

I could sit here all morning trying to come up with a succinct heading which captures everything which is going on in eDiscovery / eDisclosure at the moment. The big things happening at a corporate level have greater long-term significance … Continue reading

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UK and US EDisclosure / EDiscovery and Compliance Commonality at IQPC London

There was something for everyone at the IQPC Document Retention and EDisclosure Management Summit in London this week. The Bribery Act gave added incentive for those responsible for information management within organisations; at the other end of the process, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Filling the day and nearly getting filled with lead

One of the influential figures in US ediscovery gets very cross at references to the “ediscovery market”, as if the commercial connotations somehow sully the purity of the context of rules and judges and justice which the ediscovery / e-disclosure … Continue reading

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Davis v Grant Park – EDiscovery Sanctions just like the Advantage Rule in Rugby

I am keen on parallels and analogies which help illustrate serious subjects by drawing on historical, fictional,  cultural or any other references which may throw light on (or at least help us to remember) things we ought to know. The … Continue reading

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Cross-Border and Multi-National eDiscovery at LegalTech from FTI and Epiq

I have written already about those sessions at LegalTech 2011 in New York which have a UK element in them (see Strong UK presence at LegalTech 2011). As I said in that article, it is impossible to list, let alone … Continue reading

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To the Varsity Match with FTI to watch Oxford win (and other things)

I went yesterday via Terminal 1 at Heathrow to the Varsity Match as a guest of FTI, where Oxford beat Cambridge 21-10. The last time I watched rugby at Twickenham was 4 November 1967, when the Queen nearly ran me … Continue reading

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A useful guide to sources on EU Data Privacy Laws

The Guidance Software Newsroom carries a new article by Denise Backhouse of the eData Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP headed Master European Data Privacy Laws. I refer you to it because it is expressly intended as a guide … Continue reading

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Changes in the UK eDisclosure market: Huron acquires Trilantic just after Grant Thornton acquires Legal Inc

The consolidation of the UK and international e-discovery market took a further step today when Huron Consulting Group announced the acquisition of Trilantic. This follows the recent announcement that Grant Thornton had added Legal Inc’s people and expertise to its … Continue reading

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Another London doorway to Equivio technology

Legastat is the latest London-based e-disclosure services provider to offer Equivio’s technology for speeding up the identification of redundant data and enabling early case assessment. It is not the only such provider, and the same technology is available as integrated … Continue reading

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Having the Acuity to determine Relevance with Predictive Coding

Many commentators have lighted on the paper Crash or Soar – Will the legal community accept “predictive coding?” by Anne Kershaw and Joe Howie, in which they explored whether lawyers will be willing to abide by the results of review … Continue reading

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Technology providers strike up long-term links with clients

Since I do not purport to be a journalist, I have the luxury of letting things float around in my head until an angle evolves. Odd strands – things I read or see or which come up in discussions – … Continue reading

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Turning e-discovery news and views into a community of interest

Those of us who work in e-discovery / e-disclosure get better and better at passing information and views between ourselves.  Web sites, blogs and Twitter allow us to keep up with developments – new products, company news and cases – … Continue reading

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ILTA 2010 wrap

This is my third (and last) article about ILTA 2010 Strategic Unity which closed in Las Vegas last week. My first article was a scene-setter, designed to give the flavour of the event and to explain why I thought it … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 is the next dumping ground for lawyers to understand

Larry Briggi of FTI Technology describes Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 as “the next dumping ground”. SharePoint is already here and now and having stuff dumped in it daily. FTI’s SharePoint Harvester is one of the new products aimed at meeting the … Continue reading

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Australian ediscovery round-up

My conclusion after my recent visit to Sydney was that every jurisdiction which engages in ediscovery thinks that it is behind the others. This is certainly not true of Australia, and  Master Whitaker and I were not merely being polite … Continue reading

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Some object-lessons from history, art and a non-discovery conference

You nearly got a grumpy old man story from me yesterday morning. You were spared only because I did not have time to write it before setting off for London. If I had known how the day would evolve, I … Continue reading

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Far and wide eDiscovery at the Chilli IQ conference in Sydney

Sometimes an unconscious theme develops during conferences. Appropriately, perhaps, given the “IQ” element in the organiser’s name, the point which recurred in Sydney was the use of human intelligence in parallel with the processing power and clever technology to get … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting partnership makes Late Shift possible for National Portrait Gallery

It is not just e-Disclosure which needs to find wider audiences. Institutions like the National Portrait Gallery also have to make their displays more accessible. The word “accessible” acquired politically correct connotations in the New Labour years, with public funds … Continue reading

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E-Disclosure law, practice and technology in one educational package

The first of the E-disclosure seminars organised jointly by Professor Dominic Regan and me took place yesterday at Ely Place Chambers. Dominic and I were joined by Senior Master Whitaker and by speakers from three technology providers, 7Safe, Legal Inc … Continue reading

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Reminder: Dominic Regan and Chris Dale on e-Disclosure at Ely Place Chambers on 12 May

Professor Dominic Regan and I will be leading a seminar from 2.00 until 5.15 on Wednesday 12th  May at Ely Place Chambers on the subject of electronic disclosure of documents. Lord Justice Jackson’s only recommendation in relation to e-disclosure was … Continue reading

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Structured data is neither as easy nor as difficult as it sounds

Lawyers tend to overlook structured data. If they think of it at all when giving disclosure, it goes into the box marked “too difficult to deal with”. A decision that it is disproportionate to handle it may be right, but … Continue reading

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New web site for e.law Asia-Pacific

I can see why it has taken e.law some time to assemble their new website following the acquisition of CCH Workflow Solutions in November 2009. The integrated business now covers a very broad range of activities across a wide geographical … Continue reading

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There is more to FTI Technology than Attenex and Ringtail

My self-imposed job description involves flitting between all the players in the electronic disclosure / electronic discovery world, picking up information and ideas from one place and dropping them in another. I talk to judges, lawyers and technology suppliers, read … Continue reading

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FTI Technology 2009 IDC Survey defines the eDiscovery challenges

FTI Technology will be out in force at LegalTech, as you would expect from a  company whose range of products and services cover the full range of eDiscovery problems and solutions. They commissioned an IDC survey which was published in … Continue reading

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Georgetown Law: Rudoy on eDiscovery certification – reality or myth?

An article by George Rudoy on the Georgetown Law site, which includes some input from me, reawakens the debate about certification of those who work in eDiscovery. Education on this subject was a key recommendation of the recent UK Jackson … Continue reading

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Posse List interviews with eDiscovery leaders

The Posse List is running a new series called “Data! Data! Data!” — Cures for a General Counsel’s ESI nightmares. The commentary, as always, is to the point. Of yet more interest is the series of interviews in which they … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the eDisclosure implications of the Jackson Report

The sections relating to disclosure and e-disclosure in the Jackson Report are a call to action for lawyers and judges without waiting for any actual amendment to the Rules. The key element which Jackson identifies is education, and we can … Continue reading

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Gartner, Hong Kong and civil servants inspire reader comments

Recent comments from readers cover the Gartner report on the litigation software market, the state of play in Hong Kong, and the bright light which has suddenly been shone on the need for government departments to approach electronic disclosure in … Continue reading

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Legal Technology Awards 2009

The Legal Technology Awards list is out. The number of categories, providers and products may seem bewildering, but their web sites give a good idea of what they do. Follow some links and see what maps to the problems which … Continue reading

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FTI webinar: financial, transactional and operational databases in e-disclosure

FTI Consulting are presenting a webinar on structured data on Thursday 19 November at 1300 GMT. The subject is perceived by some as too difficult to talk about, but it cannot be ignored. Elephants have provided a recurring theme throughout … Continue reading

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FTI webinar – Controlling E-Discovery Costs

FTI Technology are presenting a web seminar on November 5 (that’s today) at 2pm Eastern | 11.00am Pacific | 19.00 GMT. Called Advice from Counsel: In-House Pros on E-Discovery Costs Containment, it is presented by Ari Kaplan, who will present … Continue reading

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Learning in good company at IQPC e-Disclosure Conference in Brussels

I got back late on Thursday from IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels. I was on three panels on the first day, attended several others, met or re-met countless people, and yet seemed in retrospect to … Continue reading

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e-Disclosure is like opera – you do not start with Wagner

I am fond of analogies, as you know, and everything from motorway signs to Roman bridges gets pulled into service to illustrate e-disclosure points. It seems to be catching: Craig Earnshaw of FTI Technology in London came up with another … Continue reading

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More than one reason for new FTI Paris presence

It is interesting to find FTI Consulting, Inc. opening a new forensic and litigation consulting practice in Paris. There is more to this, I suspect, than the economic truism that, for those who can afford it, recession is the best … Continue reading

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The UK is well-placed between the EU and the rest of the eDiscovery world

The first big eDiscovery conference of the autumn is IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Disclosure Management Europe conference in Brussels on 30 September and 1 October. I am going there mainly to take part in a panel organised by Guidance Software … Continue reading

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How was ILTA for you?

There are two halves to the question “How was ILTA for you?”. One is the personal reaction. Did I learn something and see some interesting technology? Did I meet interesting people? Did I have fun? The answer to all these … Continue reading

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News from the front at ILTA

It overstates it more than a little to call this news. There are rumours of news but, as I write this on Monday, the vendor stands are still being put up and, if there are announcements being made, I am … Continue reading

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Show me more like this

Guidance Software’s new EnCase Portable is interesting enough for itself. The way in which they are promoting it is even more so. The industry as a whole could make use of YouTube’s ability to point users to related material. I … Continue reading

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Web demos allow interest without commitment

Technology companies make little use of technology to deliver their messages. Web demos may lack the personal touch of a face-to-face show, but you can reach many more people. They offer unparalleled opportunities to show off your products without the … Continue reading

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Jackson Litigation Costs Review consultation ends

A few seconds before midnight on Friday, an e-mail arrived from Abigail Pilkington, the Clerk to the Review of Civil Litigation Costs. It was a bit eerie, really. The East Wing of the Royal Courts of Justice is a cavernous, … Continue reading

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Australia at the centre of the discovery world

The default map of the world shows Britain in the middle and near the top, with Alaska at top left and New Zealand at bottom right. Perhaps that is because Europe invented the Greenwich Meridian; maybe it is a legacy … Continue reading

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Everything and everyone at the IQPC Information Retention and E-Discovery Management Conference

I reached IQPC’s Information Retention and E-Discovery Management  Conference 2009 just as the first speaker stood up on Wednesday morning, feeling rather like Phileas Fogg as he burst into the Reform Club with seconds to spare. Although I had not … Continue reading

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Guidance Software survey for IQPC

The Information Retention and e-Disclosure Conference run by IQPC is usually one of the best in the calendar, with a better-than-usual mix of corporate users and information professionals. It take place this year on 20 and 21 May at Le … Continue reading

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Welcome to Legal Inc as e-Disclosure Information Project sponsor

I am delighted to welcome Legal Inc as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, joining a group which is increasingly representative of the full range of e-disclosure suppliers and service providers. Legal Inc was set up by Lisa Burton … Continue reading

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Catching up with KPMG

Part of the function of the e-Disclosure Information Project is to keep up with what the providers of software and services are doing. Given my emphasis on the human aspects of this business (which recurs in this blog and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Attenex round every corner

Attenex is not the only provider of heavy-duty processing and analysis software for chewing through very large amounts of electronic data, but the name has become a kind of shorthand for that function. As Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, so … Continue reading

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No UK law firms at ILTA 2008

After this February’s LegalTech in New York, I wrote a piece called Why no UK lawyers at LegalTech? in which I suggested that UK law firms – partners and/or their senior IT staff – would benefit enormously from a few … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting to acquire Attenex

As I write this (kindly tipped off by the ever-alert Jonathan Maas of DLA Piper UK LLP) FTI Consulting is running a Webcast about its proposed acquisition of Attenex Corporation announced yesterday. The acquisition is subject to the relevant US … Continue reading

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T3 – Trial Tactics and Technology in London

A mock eDiscovery hearing yesterday in front of real judges would have put UK litigation lawyers on notice of rough rides ahead if they are less than fully prepared to justify what has been done or not done to control … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting meets EU Safe Harbor Standard

FTI Consulting is a global company advising businesses on investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and the like. They are perhaps best known in the UK litigation market as suppliers of Ringtail Legal, the well-established litigation document management platform. … Continue reading

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