Category Archives: eDiscovery

Supporting witness memory with the electronic evidence trail

Oh Lord, you will say. He’s only just given us one of his periodic lectures on the importance of understanding the trail of electronic evidence we all leave behind us. Can’t he give us a break for a few weeks? … Continue reading

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Ralph Losey: the top 22 most interesting [US] eDiscovery opinions of 2016

As I sit contemplating collecting together the 2016 eDisclosure-related judgments from England and Wales, I have to admire Ralph Losey who kicked off the year with a 30,000+ word essay on the Top 22 most interesting US eDiscovery cases of … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeffrey Seymour of Morae Legal talks about RelativityOne and corporate cloud adoption

While I was at Relativity Fest, kCura introduced me to Jeffrey Seymour of Morae Legal, and I talked to him about Morae Legal’s work with corporate legal departments and about kCura’s RelativityOne and corporate cloud adoption. Jeffrey Seymour says that … Continue reading

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Finding the evidence for hot tub murder and the red-headed children of Greendale

A murder case in which a voice-activated device may hold the vital clue prompts one of my periodic reminders that potentially-discoverable data lurks in an increasing number of devices and databases, often without our realising it. And just how long … Continue reading

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From pillar to post – the eDiscovery conferences at the end of 2016

If I did not write up each of the conferences and events of the closing months of 2016 as they happened, that is only partly because the end of each one seemed merely to herald the preparations for the next. Aggregating … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Dilgren of FRONTEO talks about the increase in applying analytics to eDiscovery

Richard Dilgren is VP Data Science and Strategy at eDiscovery provider FRONTEO. I talked to him at Relativity Fest about the use of applied analytics in eDiscovery (the interview is below). Email threading, he says, has become “ubiquitous” on large … Continue reading

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Xerox Business Services becomes Conduent

With effect from today, Xerox Business Services completes its separation from Xerox and becomes Conduent, an independent public company trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The announcement is here and there is a video here. Conduent offers business process … Continue reading

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Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Time to draw stumps for the year, not because I don’t have more to write, but because I doubt there are many people around to read it if I did. This is “our” robin, known for obvious reasons as “Fat Robs”, … Continue reading

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My SCL predictions for 2017 – the snarling of a cynical old hack

Computers & Law, the online presence of the Society for Computers & Law, asks every year for our predictions for the following year. Most people, quite properly, use this opportunity to give straight-up-and-down ideas of where we are going and … Continue reading

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FTI stored webinar: Predictive Coding, Building User Confidence

That long empty period between Christmas and New Year is a good time to catch up on webinars and other things which take time you may not have during the rest of the year. I have the answer for you. FTI Technology … Continue reading

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Patrick Burke of Seyfarth Shaw on corporate readiness for the GDPR and Privacy Shield

Patrick Burke and I have been speaking together about privacy and data protection since back in the days when US corporations and lawyers saw these subjects merely as irritations. Patrick is now eDiscovery Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw and things have … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Berger of Epiq on tailoring managed services to client needs

Scott Berger is Senior Director at Epiq. In this interview I asked him to explain what Epiq means by “managed services” and to give me an example of an implementation which worked for the benefit of the client. There are … Continue reading

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Guidance Software’s Enfuse 2017 – Early Bird Discount closes on 6 January

Guidance Software’s Enfuse Conference takes place in Las Vegas from 22 to 25 May 2017. Enfuse covers all aspects of security and digital investigations across three days. I have been going for many years (I did three panels there last … Continue reading

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FRONTEO plans expansion into the Chinese market

FRONTEO, which specialises in global eDiscovery and big data analysis services using AI, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Idea Capital Group in order to expand FRONTEO’s eDiscovery services in China. There is a press release about this here. … Continue reading

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Xerox Legal Business Services brings oversight and platform choices to corporate eDiscovery

This is the time of year when we are all asked to say what were the important developments of 2016 and to look forward to 2017. In a year which has brought further judicial approval of predictive coding, the beginnings … Continue reading

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Doing a keynote with Judge Peck at the AccessData 2017 User Summit in San Diego

There is of course much more to the AccessData 2017 User Summit than the keynote referred to in my heading, but that is what I am chiefly going there for, so I will put it at the top. The AccessData … Continue reading

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All-in-one review and processing solution from Nuix and iCONECT

In New York last February I interviewed Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, and Ian Campbell, President and CEO of iCONECT, about their plans for closer integration. The interview is below. The integration continues, both as a technical matter and in … Continue reading

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Recommind: a confident tone as the OpenText acquisition beds down

In October I interviewed Simon Price, UK managing director of Recommind, when he sounded a confident note both about the benefits of Recommind’s acquisition by OpenText and about the wider context of cloud adoption of software for eDiscovery and for … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the Brexit implications for Ireland

I did a predictive coding panel with Karyn Harty of Dublin-based firm McCann FitzGerald while we were at Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels recently. It seemed an appropriate place to ask Karyn Harty for her view on the implications of Brexit … Continue reading

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Interview: Meribeth Banaschik of Noerr talks about setting up an in-house legal team

Meribeth Banaschik is a US attorney at Noerr LLP in Düsseldorf, Germany. She is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, so she has a wider range of qualifications than most. I interviewed her at kCura’s Relativity Fest in … Continue reading

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Webinar from ACEDS and iCONECT on 19 December: selecting your next eDiscovery review platform

Ian Campbell of iCONECT and Jeff Kirksey of Sutherland Asbill join forces with ACEDS to produce a webinar on 19 December called It’s time for a change – selecting your next eDiscovery review platform is easy. iCONECT is, of course, … Continue reading

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William Butterfield dies: eDiscovery education will miss him

I am sorry to see that Bill Butterfield has died, depriving his firm, Hausfeld LLP, and the wider eDiscovery world, of a highly-respected and well-liked speaker and educator. I did not know him well, but he is one of those … Continue reading

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FTI webinar today: International data privacy – litigation and investigations in 2017 and beyond

I must have missed earlier announcements about this webinar, but it looks interesting and it is today, so I hasten to direct your attention. FTI Consulting has joined forces with Bloomberg to produce a webinar called The changing international data … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted review in Australia – two cases and a Practice Note all worth considering elsewhere

Australia has now joined the common law jurisdictions in which courts have permitted the use of technology-assisted review and got involved in prescribing the mechanics. In one case it was the judge who was the first to raise the subject. The courts … Continue reading

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Corporate Counsel Round Table 2017 on 30 January in New York

For the last two years I have taken part in a Corporate Counsel Round Table developed and run by William Belt, now at CDS. I am very pleased to have been asked to do it again in January in the … Continue reading

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Lawrie Hall of CYFOR talks about using technology to help meet deadlines in eDiscovery

Disclosure failures in the courts fall into two main categories – either someone has failed to read the rules properly or a deadline has been missed, usually because the work involved was underestimated. In this short video, one of a … Continue reading

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Guidance Software webinar on 14 December: where InfoGov meets InfoSec – new approaches to data-centric security

One of the presenters of this Guidance Software webinar is Barclay Blair, founder and Executive Director of the Information Governance Initiative. It is clear before you start reading about it, therefore, that the webinar will involve more than pure technology, … Continue reading

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Fronteo acquires Essential Discovery, Inc. and produces a new ROI Analyser

Fronteo has been busy while I have been away at the autumn’s events, not least with a client testimonial video called Great Achievements filmed with Time Warner Cable during the summer. Fronteo has acquired Essential Discovery, Inc., a boutique discovery company specialising … Continue reading

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Interview: Phil Favro talks about CTRL’s initiatives on TAR and Information Governance

CTRL is an industry forum dedicated to advancing the discussion on the use of technology and analytics in the practice of law. Its sponsors include Relativity and Recommind (now OpenText) At Relativity Fest I interviewed Philip Favro of both eDiscovery … Continue reading

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Epiq and DTI: better together

I reported in August that Epiq had been acquired by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners and that it was to be brought together with DTI to make a new and very large technology and services provider. The extent of … Continue reading

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Eaglesham v MoD attracts US attention in Seyfarth Shaw’s blog

The US has not hitherto taken very much notice of eDiscovery / eDisclosure developments outside the US, but that is beginning to change. That is partly because of the predictive coding decisions – the Irish Bank Resolution case from Ireland, … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Discovery talks about increasing client interest in analytics for eDiscovery

Kelly Atherton is Senior Analytics Review Manager at NightOwl Discovery. I interviewed her at Relativity Fest about her work and about the trends which she is seeing. The interview appears below. Kelly Atherton’s role includes helping to integrate workflows and … Continue reading

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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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One more conference and I can get back to some work

You may have noticed an increase in the number of posts on here recently. That is not entirely to do with the frequency of things to write about (although a couple of UK cases this week were a bonus); it … Continue reading

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Guidance Software webinar on 30 November – 3 Ways To Accelerate Remote Digital Investigations

Guidance Software is producing a webinar tomorrow, 30 November, with the title 3 Ways To Accelerate Remote Digital Investigations. It is based around the capabilities of Guidance Software’s EnCase Endpoint Investigator and deals with the issues which arise when the … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 1 December: the tipping point of new technology in discovery

New technology for collaboration, communication and productivity turns up at both ends of the discovery process – not just in the ever more sophisticated tools for managing discovery documents but in the proliferation of new tools, data sources and data … Continue reading

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Interview: Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald on the differing tests for discovery completeness

Karyn Harty is the partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who fought successfully for the use of predicting coding in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. She was one of the participants in a panel which I moderated at kCura’s Relativity … Continue reading

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Eaglesham v The Ministry of Defence – defence struck out for disclosure failures

I am fortunate that both Gordon Exall, in his excellent Civil Litigation Brief, and Professor Dominic Regan (his training website is here), tip me off about cases which are either about disclosure or which (harder to spot) have a disclosure … Continue reading

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Interview: Benjamin Kennedy of NuLegal – Nuix and machine learning in the cloud

While I was at ILTA, Angela Bunting, VP eDiscovery at Nuix, introduced me to Benjamin Kennedy of Australian services provider NuLegal. NuLegal have made interesting use of Nuix entirely in the cloud and I asked Benjamin Kennedy to tell me … 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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Beth Patterson of Allens talks about the applications, teams and pricing models which Allens is developing

Beth Patterson is Chief Legal & Technology Services Office at Allens. When I saw her at ILTA in Washington, Allens had just won the Janders Dean Lexis Nexis Innovation Award for its use of technology to support its lawyers and … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Campbell talks about recent developments at iCONECT

I wrote recently about the 2016 Vendors Leadership Award presented to iCONECT at the Masters Conference. Some of the reasons why iCONECT won that award are helpfully recapitulated in an interview which I did with iCONECT CEO Ian Campbell a … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference in Dublin on 2 December

On 2 December I will be taking part in eDiscovery 2016, the largest annual gathering in Ireland of those whose work involves some aspect of eDiscovery. US Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte, always a welcome addition to eDiscovery conferences, will bring … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Cohen of Winston & Strawn and Angela Bunting of Nuix on the discovery difficulties of dealing with new data types

I wrote recently about a paper called Collaborating in the Cloud: eDiscovery Risks and Opportunities by Angela Bunting, VP eDiscovery at Nuix and Scott Cohen, Director of E-Discovery Support Services at Winston & Strawn. A while back, I interviewed the pair of them about some … Continue reading

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Interview with Simon Price of Recommind: the benefits of cloud adoption for eDiscovery

eDiscovery providers are increasingly putting clients’ data in the cloud. I went to see Simon Price, UK Managing Director of Recommind, an OpenText company, to ask him to summarise the benefits of cloud adoption for clients and their lawyers. Simon … Continue reading

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Xerox Business Services: Fighting regulators’ data with corporate data analytics

I wrote in June about Analytics Hub – Analytics-As-A-Service from Xerox Legal Business Services. This is a new service which, as Xerox’s Rachel Teisch put it, allows you to consolidate masses of data across legal cases and assess up to … Continue reading

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iCONECT wins 2016 Vendor Leadership Award at Masters Conference

I was not able to attend the 10th Anniversary Masters Conference in Washington this year although, as so often, the accounts coming back from it make me wish I had been there. Among the events at this year’s Masters Conference … Continue reading

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INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels on 7-8 November

I am looking forward to taking part once again in the INsig2 LawTech Europe Congress on 7-8 November 2016. This event, originally set up in Prague by the engaging Frederick Gyebi-Ababio, is taking place in Brussels for the second year … Continue reading

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Panama Papers and Data Protection at the Nuix User Exchange

There are people, I know, who can bash out a 1,400 word report about an event in the cab on the way back to the airport, but I am not one of them. I have done four other events since … Continue reading

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FRONTEO managed review roadshow in three US cities

FRONTEO (formerly known as UBIC, Inc.) is organising a series of client-facing events in US cities focusing on managed review and staffing. The speakers, who include customers, industry authorities, and FRONTEO experts, will talk about best practices in a range … Continue reading

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Interview: Judge Peck on the potential increase in the take-up of technology-assisted review

ILTA at the beginning of September gave me a good opportunity to interview US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck about the growing use of technology-assisted review in litigation. Judge Peck had recently given his opinion in the Hyles case to the … Continue reading

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Photographs and their metadata help scuttle a shipping insurance claim

Gordon Exall, author of the authoritative Civil Litigation Brief, is always kind enough to draw my attention to judgments which involve any aspect of eDisclosure. Without his tip-off, I do not think that I would have followed up his recent … Continue reading

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Angela Bunting of Nuix talks about eDiscovery risks and opportunities from collaborating in the cloud

Angela Bunting is VP, eDiscovery at Nuix. She has just written a paper for Nuix called Collaborating in the Cloud: eDiscovery risks and opportunities. I caught up with her at ILTA and asked about some of the subjects covered by … Continue reading

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Lawrie Hall of CYFOR talks about the benefits of online review systems

Lawrie Hall is Head of Case Management at CYFOR. In this video he discusses the benefits of using an online review platform for conducting eDisclosure exercises. He begins by asking “What if you did not have a review platform?”. It … Continue reading

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Coming in to land at my desk shortly

Tired after a series of long flights for short events, I recently suggested to my wife that I might not attend one of the big annual US eDiscovery events. “But they’ll all think you’re dead or retired”, she said. She … 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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CGOC in London on 4 October: Understanding critical assets in a shifting global economy

CGOC is the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, a forum of over 3000 legal, IT, records, and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. Last year, I took part in its London meeting and am doing so again at … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar series: Privacy and security in the age of global investigations

AccessData is presenting a series of three webinars under the heading Privacy and security in the age of global investigations. Two of them are about EU requirements, the first on data security and data protection and the second on EU … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting talks about FTI’s Find Facts Fast approach to eDiscovery

There is a danger of treating discovery as a purely formal process, something done simply in order to meet an obligation. As Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting puts it in this interview (video below), the identification of facts often appears … Continue reading

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Guidance Software product video: EnCase Endpoint Investigator Overview

The format of media presentations about software products has advanced just as the products themselves move forward from year to year. I am as interested in how companies portray their products as I am in what the products themselves actually … Continue reading

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eDisclosure expert Andrew Haslam joins Squire Patton Boggs in the UK

Squire Patton Boggs is a US-led firm with a worldwide presence, with offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and beyond. Its global legal practice is well supported by appropriate technology including knowledge management and project management tools. It has … Continue reading

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Welcome for a law school eDisclosure course at the QMUL School of Law

The disclosure of documents has always been at the heart of litigation in common law countries. It is not just a procedural requirement with its own strict rules but the source of the evidence and facts on which cases turn. … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference programme on cross-border discovery and data protection in Hong Kong on 21 September

The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 is concerned with cross-border discovery and data protection laws. Its main annual event is usually held in the US or Europe (this year’s was in Berlin) but last year it took place in Hong … Continue reading

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Consilio acquires EQD to extend geographic coverage and sector expertise

In recent months, global eDiscovery provider Consilio has acquired Huron Legal and Proven, acquisitions which brought Consilio new areas of activity as well as strengthening existing expertise and reach. Now Consilio has acquired eDiscovery services provider EQD, a Houston-based eDiscovery, … Continue reading

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Interview: Hal Marcus of Recommind on predictive coding after Pyrrho

Hal Marcus is Discovery Attorney and Director of Product Marketing at Recommind (now OpenText). I caught up with him in London in May, after the publication of the judgment in Pyrrho by which the English court approved the use of … Continue reading

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ILTA 2016 – pooling proficiency in a plate-glass palace by the Potomac

If I lighted on the words “pooling proficiency” in my title mainly for their alliterative quality, they are actually quite a good description of what ILTA (the organisation as well as this big annual event) is for. I nearly didn’t go … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: June – into Europe with Sedona and AccessData

This is my third consecutive post about the eDiscovery events which I have attended so far in 2016 (you can find the earlier ones here and here). The point, to reiterate, is not to suggest that my travels are of … Continue reading

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Why would you not use predictive coding in UK litigation? An eloquent argument from Alex Dunstan-Lee of Navigant

We have been filming videos and publishing them in parallel with conventional blog posts for a little over two years now. For some of them I participate as a questioner; for others we simply point a camera at someone with … Continue reading

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Reviewing the year so far: May: Relativity Roadshow and IICE in London and Enfuse in Las Vegas

This is the second in a short series summarising the events which I have attended so far in 2016. The first is here. The travelogue is just a peg for the real purpose of the series, which is to show … Continue reading

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Two years since Browning Marean died

Craig Ball reminds us on Facebook that it is two years since Browning Marean died. Although the eDiscovery industry is a fairly friendly place, I suspect that most of us would be forgotten within a month of turning up our … 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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FRONTEO sponsors UK launch of ACEDS International Chapter in London on 29 September

ACEDS is the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, a US-led organisation designed to encourage people to improve and certify their eDiscovery knowledge and skill, advance their careers, broaden their contacts, and increase overall competence in eDiscovery and related fields. ACEDS’ … Continue reading

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Luke Holden of CYFOR explains the importance of digital forensics in civil eDiscovery

Digital forensics, once used mainly by police and security forces, are increasingly used in civil discovery / disclosure. As Luke Holden of CYFOR explains in this video, there are two main reasons why it is important to collect data using … Continue reading

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The Sedona Conference publishes public comment version of TAR Case Law Primer

The Sedona Conference has published the public comment version of The Sedona Conference TAR Case Law Primer, a comprehensive review of court decisions addressing the use of technology-assisted review (TAR) and civil discovery. Although the primary focus is inevitably on … Continue reading

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Nuix and Consilio seminar on 24 and 25 August: eDiscovery and information governance in Office 365

Nuix and Consilio join forces on 24 August in San Francisco and on 25 August in Cupertino to lead a half-day seminar on eDiscovery and information governance challenges for Office 365 data. Those who attend will come away with strategies, … Continue reading

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Jenny Le of FRONTEO talks about the management of predictive coding cases after Pyrrho

Jennie Le is SVP Global Operations at FRONTEO USA (formerly UBIC). She was in London shortly after the publication of the UK judgment in Pyrrho which gave court blessing to the parties’ agreement to use predictive coding. Since this interview, … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Shimek of Epiq on global eDiscovery and business intelligence

Andrew Shimek is Global Managing Director, eDiscovery Solutions, at Epiq. I interviewed him about the changing expectations of clients in relation to the global presence of those who work for them and their growing need to extract business intelligence from … 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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Technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery at Relativity Fest

There is, of course, much more happening at kCura’s Relativity Fest than technology-assisted review and cross-border discovery, the two things referred to in my heading. That’s just what I am participating in – there are more than 85 sessions in all … Continue reading

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Panama Papers and cross-border data flows at the Nuix User Exchange

Everyone has their own reasons for going to the Nuix User Exchange – there is something for everyone on the Agenda, whether they are engaged in eDiscovery, law enforcement, forensics or security and whether as corporate client, lawyer, hands-on user, … Continue reading

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Judge Peck declines to order a party to use TAR. What would an English judge have done?

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck has just declined to order an unwilling party to use technology-assisted review in a case called Hyles v New York City. I think that an English court would have made the order in analogous circumstances. I … Continue reading

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Epiq to be acquired and to be combined with DTI to make a big global player

We are unlikely to see bigger eDiscovery market news in 2016. Epiq Systems has reached agreement to be acquired by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners, LP in a transaction valued at approximately $1 billion. The acquirers are majority shareholders … Continue reading

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Interview: Michael Jeffrey Glick of FRONTEO talks about the use of managed services in eDiscovery

Michael Jeffrey Glick is Senior Vice President – Managed Services at FRONTEO USA, formerly UBIC North America. I interviewed him when he was in London recently and asked him what is meant by the term “managed services”. A very wide … Continue reading

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A disputed predictive coding case from the UK – BCA Trading

We were a long time waiting for the publication of the judgment in Brown v BCA Trading and others, the first occasion, publicly at least, where the use of predictive coding was ordered by the court in the face of … Continue reading

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Discovery of video and audio: Ian Campbell demonstrates with iCONECT-XERA

Video turns up twice in this short story, once as the subject of an interview and once as the medium by which the interview is given. Let’s take the presentation medium first. What we have here is Bill Hamilton of the … Continue reading

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QuisLex opens large-scale review centre in New York

QuisLex is a legal services provider offering managed document review, contract and compliance management, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting services. Its largest operations centre is in Hyderabad where its core operational teams include a quality management team, a … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 3 August: Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery

On Wednesday 3 August at 2.00pm ET, AccessData joins forces with Oklahoma law firm Crowe & Dunlevy to present a webinar called Law firm best practices for simplifying eDiscovery. Crowe & Dunlevy has recently implemented AccessData’s eDiscovery product Summation to … Continue reading

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Recommind is now OpenText

An article by Mark Barrenechea, CEO and CTO of OpenText, with the heading OpenText Expands eDiscovery, Content Analytics, and Cloud with Recommind Acquisition marks the completion of OpenText’s acquisition of Recommind. OpenText is already a leading provider of Enterprise Information Management … Continue reading

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Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald: eDiscovery in Ireland and the Irish Bank Resolution case

Karyn Harty is the Partner at McCann FitzGerald in Dublin who won the predictive coding argument in Irish Bank Resolution v Quinn. I interviewed her recently about that case and about the wider subject of eDiscovery in Ireland. Taking the … Continue reading

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Q&A: Reasons for using Viewpoint from Xerox Legal Business Services

LDM Global’s Joey Friedmann discusses how Xerox’s Viewpoint eDisclosure platform helps clients achieve greater efficiencies in eDisclosure projects. Viewpoint is an eDiscovery platform of Xerox Legal Business Services. It is available as a hosted platform or used behind the client’s … Continue reading

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The Microsoft Warrant appeal decision and US exceptionalism in a changing world

A kind person sent me the appeal decision in Microsoft v United States before the metaphorical ink was dry. Usually I could drop everything and deal with it, but its arrival coincided with one of those rare blog posts which … Continue reading

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iCONECT secures multi-million dollar funding to support development of iCONECT-XERA and other initiatives

The big eDiscovery business news of the week has been the multi-million dollar funding agreement announced by iCONECT. The agreement was reached with Fraser Mackenzie Merchant Capital who emphasised their faith both in the potential of iCONECT and in the strength … Continue reading

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Epiq talk on 15 July to Hong Kong Academy of Law about handling digital data

I have only just seen this the notice about a talk to be given tomorrow, 15 July, to the Hong Kong Academy of Law by Epiq about handling digital data with secure and forensically sound practices. The Hong Kong Academy … Continue reading

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Disclosing native files by default – proportionate common sense in any jurisdiction

From time to time, I mock the curious assertion that “US discovery is two years ahead of the UK and the rest of the world”. I did it most recently in my article about Legaltech Hong Kong where I referred … Continue reading

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Consilio paper: How technology can support data protection compliance

Today, the European Commission launched the EU–US Privacy Shield with the headline “Stronger protection for transatlantic data flows”. The European Commission press release is here and the reciprocal Remarks by the US Secretary of Commerce are here. This seems a … Continue reading

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The UK summer of 2016 explained for foreigners…oh, hold on, there’s news coming in..

I started this morning to write something about the UK for the benefit of those outside it who might be a bit confused with the multiple strands of chaos and confusion running in the few days since the Brexit referendum. … Continue reading

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Fronteo and Nuix partnership brings Nuix processing power to Fronteo products

I wrote recently about UBIC’s rebranding as Fronteo. Fronteo has got off to a good start with a strategic discovery partnership with Nuix. The agreement allows Fronteo to bring the speed and processing power of Nuix to the ever-growing volumes … Continue reading

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