Category Archives: Relativity

Interview: Ed Spencer of Taylor Wessing on choosing and getting approval for the use of technology

Ed Spencer is the associate at Taylor Wessing who took the initiative in proposing the use of predictive coding in the Pyrrho case. He took part in a panel which I moderated at Relativity Fest in Chicago, and I took the … Continue reading

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Interview: Dan Wyatt of RPC on cooperation in the Pyrrho predictive coding case

At Relativity Fest, I moderated a panel on predictive coding whose members included two of the lawyers on opposite sides in the Pyrrho litigation. The parties to Pyrrho had first debated whether or not to use predictive coding and, then, … Continue reading

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Interview: Loren Harper of Simmons & Simmons on the firm’s use of Relativity

Loren Harper is Head of eDiscovery Solutions at Simmons & Simmons. Simmons was the first law firm outside the US to take Relativity in house and I was interested to hear from Loren Harper about how the firm was using … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of kCura on predictive coding, GDPR and other Relativity Fest attractions

I caught up with David Horrigan at ILTA. He is eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura and gets involved in that capacity in planning for the legal practice sessions at Relativity Fest. This interview is about those sessions. … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: February to April – New York, Hong Kong and London

August may seem a strange time to review the year, but it is quite a good standpoint for me before the eDiscovery events from February to May recede into a jumble of airports and slide sets, and as I pause … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about helping Relativity users find the functions they need

When I interviewed Dean Gonsowski, VP, Business Development at kCura I asked him about kCura’s educational initiatives. Dean Gonsowski said that there is a “consumption gap” between the available tools and what some users are actually doing. There are, for example, an … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest 2016 early bird registration includes the cost of a Relativity exam

The early bird registration rate of $950 for Relativity Fest remains open until 30 June. That price includes the cost of one Relativity exam as well as access to the many technical, legal and practical sessions. On top of that, there … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 20 June: Mid-year briefing: 2016 data discovery case law

kCura is presenting a webinar on 20 June at 1:00pm ET whose purpose is to review data discovery case law at the half year point. Judicial decisions continue to shape the practice of law. 2015 brought the US yet further … Continue reading

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Dean Gonsowski of kCura talks about the increasing role of clients in the management of eDiscovery

I have known Dean Gonsowski seemingly for ever as he combines business development with user and market education. He is now VP, Business Development at kCura, and I interviewed him at LegalTech New York about his role, and about changing … Continue reading

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Pyrrho, GDPR, banking compliance and US-UK differences at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

I have written about the Relativity Spring Roadshow and linked to the products announced at it. I turn now to the four sessions which preceded CEO Andrew Sieja’s keynote. I will not try and summarise each of the panels, not … Continue reading

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Panel sessions supplement the product announcements at the Relativity Spring Roadshow in London

We marvelled last year that kCura assembled an audience of 490 for its London Spring Roadshow. This year, more than 600 people assembled for what is kCura’s biggest event apart from Relativity Fest. Part of that increase reflects growing take-up … Continue reading

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Information management, investigations, compliance and eDiscovery in London on 18 to 19 May

The conference brand previously known as Information Governance and eDiscovery or, more colloquially, just “IQPC”, is this year called IICE – Information Management. Investigations. Compliance. EDiscovery. It takes place in London on 18 and 19 May and, as its predecessors … Continue reading

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Conversations on privacy and Pyrrho at the Relativity Spring Roadshow

kCura’s Relativity Spring Roadshow takes place on Tuesday 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel London. I have already written about it, but thought it worth observing that the Industry Sessions programme is now published in its full form and … Continue reading

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Relativity Spring Roadshow in London on 3 May

Last year’s London Relativity Spring Roadshow was probably the largest single gathering of eDiscovery providers and users seen in the UK. This year’s Roadshow, taking place on 3 May at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, will probably be even larger. Along … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of kCura talks about Relativity as a platform and about the Relativity Academic Program

Nick Robertson is VP of Product Marketing at kCura. I saw him at Legaltech, and took the opportunity to ask him about two subjects which are important to kCura – the concept of Relativity as a platform, and kCura’s Academic … Continue reading

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Relativity webinar on 4 April: The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies

kCura, developers of the Relativity eDiscovery software, are presenting a webinar on 4 April with the title The law of mobile, social and emerging technologies. The relevant law which is discussed will be primarily that of the United States, but … Continue reading

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kCura buys Content Analyst to enhance Relativity Analytics

kCura’s has acquired Content Analyst, developers of the CAAT® analytics engine which kCura has long used to drive the analytics in Relativity. If this tells us something about kCura’s ambitions, it also emphasises the growing importance of analytics in eDiscovery. kCura’s own … Continue reading

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Interview: Bruce Markowitz of Evolver at Relativity Fest

Bruce Markowitz is the VP for Legal Services at Evolver. Evolver is a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner, and I had the opportunity to talk to Bruce Markowitz at Relativity Fest. I asked him first why he goes to Relativity Fest; … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan, Legal Content Director at kCura

At the tail end of last summer, I had the opportunity to talk to David Horrigan, General Counsel and Legal Content Director at kCura. I asked him first what his plans were for education in his new role. David Horrigan … Continue reading

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Sessions, speakers and Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest 2015

kCura’s Relativity Fest is taking place in Chicago from 11 to 14 October. I will be there, making some videos and taking part in a panel called Cross-border challenges in a changing world along with David Horrigan of kCura and … Continue reading

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Iris Data Services releases new version of Iris Arc

Iris Data Services is now part of Epiq Systems, bringing to Epiq its expertise in the provision of managed services along with the software tools which it has developed. These most notably include Iris Arc which gives users the ability … Continue reading

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Wide range of subjects and speakers at InSig2 Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels in October

Lawtech Europe Congress, rebranded as InSig2 Lawtech 2015, has hitherto taken place in Prague. This year it moves to Brussels, taking place at the Management Centre Europe on 26-27 October 2015. There are two keynote speakers. The first is by … Continue reading

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Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit in London on 12-14 May

This year sees the 10th anniversary of the Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit, to be held at the Waldorf Hilton in London between 12 and 14 May. This event is, by a wide margin, the biggest event in the UK … Continue reading

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kCura launches Relativity 9.2 at its Spring Roadshow in London

I was one of around 350 guests at kCura’s Relativity Spring Launch in London last week. Before saying anything about the event or the product, I should note that an assembly of this size with a sole focus on eDiscovery / eDisclosure (never … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems grows its eDiscovery managed services by acquiring Iris Data Services

Although I cannot claim to have predicted that Epiq Systems would buy Iris Data Services, it is one of those acquisitions whose logic seems entirely obvious as soon as it is reported. Epiq has long shown inventiveness and consistency in … Continue reading

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Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest

kCura’s Relativity Fest takes place this year between 11 and 14 October in Chicago. kCura has announced the 2015 competition for the Relativity Innovation Awards, open to customers who are building outstanding applications and integrations on top of the Relativity … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference agenda focuses on non-conventional data sources

In offering you the agenda of the Third Annual Electronic Discovery Conference at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, I am not seeking to encourage you to attend – you will have to run, since it takes … Continue reading

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kCura London launch May 2014

kCura held its Spring Launch party in London in May 2014. CEO Andrew Sieja took us through the new features of Relativity 8.2, demo stations allowed visual explanations, and there was a good party. I wrote about it here. Below … 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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Welcome to Iris Data Services as a sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project

IRIS Data Services, a Kansas-based eDiscovery services provider with a world-wide footprint, has now opened in London. I am very pleased to welcome Iris as the latest sponsor of the eDisclosure Information Project. IRIS was established in 2007 by President … Continue reading

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Bringing the right tools and methods to the eDiscovery madness

There are, we know, still many lawyers using some rather basic tools to undertake eDiscovery exercises. Adam Rubinger of NightOwl Discovery, in an article called A Method to the Madness tells of organisations using spreadsheets and emails to collect and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong (again) with Epiq and pending events with iCONECT, Cicayda and kCura

I have just been back to Hong Kong, this time to moderate a panel of litigation lawyers brought together by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business and by Epiq Systems. Epiq’s Celeste Kemper was in the chair. Our agenda was cut … Continue reading

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Getting to know you: the importance of personal relationships in choosing eDisclosure providers

An eDiscovery software event in London gives me the excuse to revisit a point which I made when I first met kCura’s CEO Andrew Sieja, one which applies beyond any one provider and to the whole business of choosing eDisclosure … Continue reading

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