Category Archives: Electronic disclosure

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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Bob Tennant of Recommind: it’s about finding the documents that matter

It is of course a good thing that the eDiscovery software market offers competing solutions to clients. Competition means choice; it also means that software providers must strive to keep invention up and costs down. It is equally true that … Continue reading

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Eddie Sheehy of Nuix talks about the need for speed and context in investigations

Speed is important in eDiscovery whether that is for litigation or for investigations. This is partly because time is money, and anything which reduces time reduces also the cost of the investigation, but there are other reasons why the advantage … Continue reading

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Interview: US Magistrate Judge Peck on cross-border discovery after Schrems

Shortly after the Schrems judgment was published, I moderated a panel on cross-border discovery at Lawtech Europe Congress in Brussels. One of the panellists was US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, and I took the opportunity to interview him about one … Continue reading

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Education and cross-border eDiscovery at kCura’s Relativity Fest

Yes, I know it has been weeks since kCura’s Relativity Fest in Chicago, but that was the first of a series of events, each of which got in the way of reporting on the last. I gave a brief summary … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeff Herron, SVP of Client Solutions at Cicayda

Jeff Herron is Senior Vice President, Client Solutions at eDiscovery software company Cicayda. In this interview, he describes how Cicayda can help companies even before litigation begins with a view to both improving their position in future or prospective cases … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Brunch at LegalTech New York

Independent eDiscovery and privacy consultant Nigel Murray has been organising a Commonwealth Brunch at LegalTech for 10 years now. This year’s takes place on Sunday 31 January at a very civilised 10:30am. It is hoped that the venue will be … Continue reading

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Opening the kimono on legaltech words to be eradicated in 2016

I was one of those asked by Nextpoint to identify a Legaltech buzzword which should the eradicated during 2016. Some of the replies are here. My own contribution is “kimono” as in the expression “opening the kimono”, or revealing more … Continue reading

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New version of iCONECT-XERA brings multi-format production capabilities

It is not that long since I reported a round of newly-developed features for iCONECT-XERA. Yet further steps have been taken with the latest release. Most of these concern the production capabilities of iCONECT-XERA, including the ability to produce multiple … Continue reading

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You will only find deleted or overwritten data if you think to check for it

My article about InterCity Telecom Ltd and Anor v Solanki was headed A failed attempt to overwrite stolen company data and told the story of a senior salesman who stole his employer’s sales data for his own benefit and that of … Continue reading

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FTI Technology: going beyond the reactive and compliance uses for audio evidence

I wrote recently about FTI’s technology for managing social media and audio, drawing attention to the role which technology plays not only in reactive eDiscovery but in compliance, particularly where companies are under a regulatory obligation to keep such data … Continue reading

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Victor Limongelli elected chairman of AccessData

The Board of AccessData, long-established provider of digital forensics and eDiscovery software, has elected Victor Limongelli as chairman of the board. Victor Limongelli brings long experience, including seven years as President and CEO of Guidance Software, to the post. I … Continue reading

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A failed attempt to overwrite stolen company data

InterCity Telecom Ltd and Anor v Solanki is a case involving sales-related data stolen from the claimant company by the defendant and used by him for his own purposes and for the purposes of business rivals of his former employer. It … Continue reading

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2015 eDiscovery year in review from Recommind

Adam Kuhn of Recommind has written an eDiscovery review of 2015 by reference largely to Recommind’s own posts during the year. I do not know if he ranked them by order of perceived importance, but I agree with putting the … Continue reading

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Tom Palladino of NightOwl Discovery talks about the advantages of having a presence in the EU

An increasing number of US eDiscovery providers are setting up operations in the EU and in the Asia-Pacific region. Part of the objective here is to capture new work, but the main motive is usually to give a better and … Continue reading

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Interview: Roe Frazer, CEO of Cicayda on what makes Cicayda different

In this interview, I ask Roe Frazer, CEO of eDiscovery software company Cicayda, what is different about Cicayda. Roe Frazer’s answer stresses the technology, and in particular the natural language processing analytics, on which Cicayda is based. That does not … Continue reading

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Interview: Adi Elliott of Epiq Systems talks about eDiscovery managed services

In this video interview I talk to Adi Elliott, Vice President of Market Planning at Epiq Systems, about the role of managed services for eDiscovery. Adi Elliott came into Epiq with Iris Data Services, which Epiq had acquired a few … Continue reading

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Devices which tell their own eDiscovery story

I mentioned in a recent article the “Frequent Locations” feature in iPhones and iPads. Whatever you think about being tracked in this way, I cannot say that it is very accurate, at least as shown on my iPad (it was … Continue reading

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Moving from the tactical to the strategic as Consilio buys Huron Legal

“In small operations, everyone is doing something tactical every day. Now we can think strategically, with account managers focusing on the objectives of corporations and law firms, not just pushing data from the left to the right” This seemed to … Continue reading

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The SCL publishes my predictions for 2016

Computers and Law, the website of the Society for Computers and Law is publishing the 2016 predictions of those interested in IT law and IT for lawyers. Today it is my turn, and my few words (not so few, as … Continue reading

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iCONECT gets premises to match its technology

With its eDiscovery review tool iCONECT-XERA, iCONECT has emphasised the importance of software which does more than perform a function. iCONECT-XERA looks good as well. There is more to this than mere aesthetics. Users spend all day working with the … Continue reading

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Xerox Legal Services adds Relativity Premium Hosting Partnership to its eDiscovery services portfolio

Xerox Legal Services has long offered its clients its proprietary eDiscovery platforms including Viewpoint and OmniX. It has now become a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner which adds significantly to the range which can be offered to new and existing clients. … Continue reading

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Interview: Stacey Neumann, VP of Client Solutions at Cicayda

In this interview, I ask Stacey Neumann, Vice President of Client Solutions at Cicayda, to describe a typical Cicayda case. There is no such thing, she says, as a typical case size. Cicayda’s technology will handle very large cases but … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar on 17 December: reflections on 2015 and looking forward to 2016

ZyLAB and ACEDS have organised a webinar for 17 December with the title The end of the year webinar – leading eDiscovery experts reflect on 2015 and look forward to 2016. Craig Ball, George Socha, Bill Speros, Johannes Scholtes and … Continue reading

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Challenges of email archive discovery – and some recent examples

Back in the summer, I wrote an article summarising the lessons from a Nuix webinar on email archives. Nuix has now created an infographic called The challenges of email archive discovery which you can find here together with a link to … Continue reading

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FTI – managing social media and audio along with emails and the rest

It gets ever harder to describe the functionality of eDiscovery software as data-types multiply and functions expand to manage them. The marketing teams understandably want to give prominence to new features, undiluted by the wider picture, but the result is … Continue reading

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Discriminating between disclosure and discovery – a recap

Some questions come round so often that it is easiest to refer to the last time I answered them, or the time before, or the time before that. I come across Alison North at information governance events – she is … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 9 December: new product features for FTK 6.0

As I recently recorded, AccessData has released new versions of both its review application Summation and its forensic application FTK. Both are now at Version 6.0. On Wednesday 9 December at 12:00pm Mountain Standard Time, AccessData is presenting a webinar … Continue reading

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Interview: Richard Lutkus of Seyfarth Shaw on how his firm uses Relativity

If you judge it only by the awards it wins, Seyfarth Shaw is a leader in lawyer use of technology to work better for clients. Who better to talk to, then, to find out how lawyers can use eDiscovery software … Continue reading

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RBS Rights Issue Litigation: considering whether the eDisclosure process had overtaken the purpose

I don’t like these judgments where a good firm of solicitors is seriously mauled by the judge for what are seen retrospectively as project management failures in a vast eDisclosure exercise. It is hard to be kind in cases where … Continue reading

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Computers & Law seeks predictions for 2016

Laurence Eastham of Computers & Law Magazine http://www.scl.org is again inviting predictions from experts in IT law and legal IT for the coming year. He would especially value contributions from outside SCL’s normal circles – “most obviously but not exclusively from technologists … Continue reading

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Hal Marcus of Recommind talks about Recommind’s chat solution

Hal Marcus is Director of Product Marketing at Recommind. I caught up with him at ILTA in September and asked him about Recommind’s latest release of its eDiscovery application Axcelerate. One of the additions, Hal Marcus says, is a set … Continue reading

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Lawrie Hall of CYFOR talks about CYFOR’s recent expansion

Lawrie Hall is Head of Civil Investigations and eDisclosure at CYFOR. In this short interview, he talks about his role in developing business and managing eDiscovery projects at CYFOR. He also talks about CYFOR’s expansion, with offices now in London, … Continue reading

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Costs and procedural complexities – appeal struck out for simple disclosure failures

Although Gordon Exall (he of the excellent Civil Litigation Brief) said recently on Twitter that he wished that he covered a subject which “got [him] trips around the world”, that “overrated pastime” (as I described it in reply) has reduced … Continue reading

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Ari Kaplan survey with Recommind: Reinventing corporate legal with cloud consolidation

Ari Kaplan has established a reputation for conducting first-hand surveys of those who influence decision-making in eDiscovery and related areas. He recently teamed up with Recommind to conduct a survey of 25 large corporations for the 2015 Corporate Legal Operations … Continue reading

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Jonathan Maas of Huron Legal talks about helping lawyers identify the scope of eDisclosure

I have recently done a number of events with Jonathan Maas of Huron Legal, talking to barristers and solicitors in Leeds and London, at ILTA Insight and in Brussels. His consistent theme has been the need for lawyers to identify … Continue reading

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Xerox Legal Services opens Hong Kong data centre

Xerox Legal Services, the legal and compliance solutions division of Xerox Corp., has opened a data centre in Hong Kong to provide secure and compliant data discovery and transaction support in the Asia-Pacific region. The new initiative is driven by … Continue reading

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Relativity Fest interview: Hytham Aly of Altep talks about being a Relativity database administrator

When I was at kCura’s Relativity Fest in Chicago in October, I took the opportunity to speak to some of the people who use Relativity in different capacities. One was Hytham Aly, a database administrator at Altep, a Relativity Orange … Continue reading

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FTI webinar – Advice from Counsel: the State of Information Governance in Corporations

On 19 November, FTI Technology is presenting a webinar called Advice from Counsel: the State of Information Governance in Corporations. The label “information governance” embraces a range of disciplines, and addresses multiple issues which face corporations. The most obvious ones or, … Continue reading

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Craig Ball on the differences between US eDiscovery and UK eDisclosure

Craig Ball was the keynote speaker at IQPC’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Summit in London in May 2015. His theme in his keynote speech was an important one – the idea that lawyers who understand their documents and who know … Continue reading

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Reminder: Equinix event – improving regulatory and litigation response – London on 25 November

I wrote recently about an event taking place in London on 25th November with the title Improving regulatory and litigation response. The organiser is Equinix, whose International Business Exchange (IBX) facilities house data centres for more than 6,250 companies worldwide. … Continue reading

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Cross-border discovery, unconventional sources of data and some unexpected artificial intelligence in Brussels

The core of this post is my account of the LawTech Europe Congress in Brussels. If the opening wrap-around stuff about Brussels, Bruges, bureaucrats and a Belgian farm is not to your taste, you can skip straight to the heading … Continue reading

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Judge David Harvey on the Internet of things, information governance and IoT eDiscovery implications

Judge David Harvey of the District Court in Auckland, New Zealand, is well-known for his combination of practical technology understanding, judicial firmness and academic rigour. I have moderated two panels with him this year, one in London and one in … Continue reading

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Video: Matthew Davis of Consilio talks about his move from a law firm to Consilio

Matthew Davis has long been that rare thing, a litigation support lawyer in a law firm. Hogan Lovells has had the benefit of his expertise in this area for many years, but now he has moved out of private practice … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 10 November: eDiscovery, mobile devices and ESI – what every firm needs to know

AccessData is presenting a webinar on 10 November at 2.00pm ET with the title eDiscovery, mobile devices and ESI: what every firm needs to know. The reference to “firm” in the title implies that the target audience for the webinar … Continue reading

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iCONECT focuses on data visualisation

I wrote recently about the new release of iCONECT-XERA which, among other enhancements, has enhanced iCONECT-XERA’s already impressive data visualisation tools. There are two events coming up at which iCONECT will expand on the value of data visualisation. One is a … Continue reading

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eDiscovery conference in Dublin on 13 November

I spoke last year at an eDiscovery conference organised by LaTouche Training at Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin. The event was a success, and is being repeated this year, on Friday 13 November at the same venue. Its website is … Continue reading

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Come to ILTA Insight in London on 12 November

ILTA Insight takes place in London on 12th November at the attractive 155 Bishopsgate. ILTA Insight’s title this year is Subject Matters, and the key themes include business and strategy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, knowledge management and eDisclosure. The event is … Continue reading

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Nuix Proof Finder adds functionality and operating systems as it passes the $250,000 mark

In 2011, Nuix launched a version of its digital discovery and investigations software called Proof Finder, priced at $100 per year. It was not just the price which was remarkable: all the receipts went to a charity called Room to … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of eDiscovery for Financial Services

A new resource called the Chronicle of eDiscovery for Financial Services has begun publication with the ambition to bring together experts in the fields of eDiscovery, data forensics and information management and governance with a particular focus on financial services. Its … Continue reading

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FTI on the collection of mobile device data for eDiscovery and investigations

This is my second post of today about the need to collect data from mobile devices for eDiscovery and investigations which gives some idea how important the subject is becoming. FTI has a new page about mobile device data with the … Continue reading

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Integrated analytics, predictive review, customisation and visualisation for iCONECT-XERA

I turn my back for a week to go abroad and iCONECT makes not one but two big announcements about developments to iCONECT-XERA The first is a significant licensing change which means that all new XERA licenses will include XERA’s analytic … Continue reading

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AccessData launches Summation 6.0 and FTK 6.0 simultaneously

Summation is AccessData’s long-standing eDiscovery tool combining predictive coding, advanced analytics, data processing, early case assessment, case management, final review and transcript management. FTK is its Forensic Toolkit, well known for many years as an industry-standard tool for collecting data … Continue reading

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Nuix product demos webinar series

Nuix is now delivering weekly 30 minute webinars about the features in its latest products. The webinars are presented by Nuix engineers and subject-matter experts, and aim to address commonly-asked technical questions on product features. The webinars can be found … Continue reading

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Recommind webinar on 20 October: No Safe Harbor – 5 strategies for cross-border eDiscovery

Recommind is presenting a webinar on 20 October (that is, TODAY) with the name No Safe Harbor – 5 strategies for cross-border eDiscovery. The subject, of course, is the transfer of data from the EU to the US following the … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery manager in London

A global international eDiscovery consulting company with offices in London is looking for a senior project manager for their eDiscovery department. The role requires the project manager to give practice support services to clients, sharing expertise and helping with clients’ … Continue reading

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More on Schrems as panic gives way to constructive thought

As anticipated, there has been a lot of comment on the implications for safe harbour and for data transfers to the US following this week’s decision in Schrems. I wrote briefly about it here, deliberately avoiding substantive comment, and there … Continue reading

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FTK and Summation: AccessData US and international world tour

AccessData’s Chief Evangelist, Tim Leehealey, is undertaking a tour of cities in the US and around the world to bring users and prospective users up to date with developments in FTK and Summation 6.0. The sessions will cover the state … 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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Refer a friend to APT Search and get a MacBook Air

APT Search specialises in the recruitment of people with eDiscovery information governance skills. Founder Amit Pandit is one of the best-connected people I know in eDiscovery, as well as one of the best informed. I get quite a lot of requests … Continue reading

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QuisLex named for managed review and LPO in NYLJ reader rankings

I do not normally make reference to individual companies appearing in surveys or rankings, partly because lists themselves are not particularly exciting, and partly for fear of omitting someone whom I should mention. I make an exception for QuisLex’s double appearance … Continue reading

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CYFOR opens in Dublin

CYFOR, specialists in forensics, eDisclosure and data security, has opened a new office in Dublin. This is CYFOR’s third new office in the last 12 months which indicates expansion and ambition. Dublin is increasingly interesting in eDiscovery terms. That is … Continue reading

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eDiscovery talks in Leeds and London with Zenith Chambers, Hardwicke and Huron Legal

Did you hear the one about the party who lost a £50m claim, without any discussion of the pleaded issues, thanks to disclosure failures? Or the case where the judge decided against hearing an expensive application for specific disclosure, saying that the party allegedly … Continue reading

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Recommind webinar on 23 September: Complete Communications Analysis for eDiscovery

Recommind is giving a webinar on 23 September at 8:00am Pacific  /  11:00am Eastern  /  4:00pm BST  / called Chat is the New Email: Complete Communications Analysis for eDiscovery. Recommind’s Axcelerate 5.5 includes new Smart Processing technology which lets you analyze and review chat and recorded data such as Bloomberg Chat and Skype. In this … 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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Consilio acquires predictive coding company Backstop

Consilio provides eDiscovery and document review services based on its own proprietary eDiscovery review platform Global RPM. Since 2013, Consilio has integrated ‘s technology-assisted review and predictive coding technology from Backstop into global rpm. This has been so successful that Consilio … Continue reading

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Documents win cases! Huron Legal and Zenith Chambers join forces to discuss eDisclosure in Leeds on 20 October

On 20 October, Huron Legal, in conjunction with Zenith Chambers and with me, will be talking about the disclosure and evidence in Leeds with in a session entitled Documents win cases! The event starts at 4:00pm with a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Fraudulent assertions undermined by YouTube

Most of us leave traces of our everyday activities on the Internet, often without realising it. Internet chat, Facebook posts, calendar entries and photograph metadata are often available to contradict assertions about our whereabouts and lifestyle. The defendant in Cirencester … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems opens eDiscovery office in Frankfurt

Epiq Systems has announced the opening of a new office in Frankfurt as part of its plans to expand its international service offerings. Epiq is already well-established in the US, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. The full range … Continue reading

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QuisLex brings its litigation and corporate support services to London

Legal services provider QuisLex has been offering litigation and corporate support services since 2004. I come across it because of its litigation support services focused on document review and related aspects of electronic discovery, but it also offers a range … Continue reading

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Consilio extends its document review services in Asia-Pacific

Consilio’s recent partnership with Shamrock Capital Advisors brought with it the promise of yet further expansion for an eDiscovery company whose reach extends year by year. Consilio already has review centres in Hong Kong and Tokyo amongst the nine such … Continue reading

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The importance of instant messaging data for eDiscovery – advanced analytics for IM data from Recommind

Recommind has announced that Axcelerate 5.5 includes advanced analysis of instant messaging data which can be used for the discovery of platforms such as Instant Bloomberg, Skype and Google Chat. Whilst Bloomberg data is relevant only to the financial industry, … Continue reading

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Judge Peck and former Senior Master Whitaker discuss eDiscovery vs eDisclosure in the US and UK

So far as I am aware, there is no competition to find the most regular participant in panels and webinars devoted to cross-border discovery and the comparative requirements of the US and UK. If there was such a contest, I would … Continue reading

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CEIC 2015 – forensics, eDiscovery and cybersecurity all in one place

Guidance Software’s long-running annual event CEIC will henceforth be known as Enfuse. My account below of the 2015 show was written before that news broke – I held it back so that I could include links to some of the … Continue reading

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Getting the eDiscovery / eDisclosure terminology right when selling to lawyers

Huron Legal has republished the useful article called eDiscovery / eDisclosure in the EU  written for ILTA by Jonathan Maas of Huron Legal and Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy. It begins with a guide to what “Europe” is, aimed … Continue reading

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Roger Angarita of Guidance Software talks about EnCase 8

Roger Angarita is Director of Product Management at Guidance Software. In this interview, I ask him about to tell me about some of the features and benefits of the forthcoming release of EnCase 8. As Roger Angarita makes clear, EnCase … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 21 August: Summation and FTK: streamline your eDiscovery and investigation needs

AccessData is producing a webinar on Friday 21 August at 10.00am Mountain Daylight Time with the title Summation and FTK: streamline your eDiscovery and investigation needs. You can read about Summation here and about FTK here. An article published recently … Continue reading

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Metadata matters in eDisclosure / eDiscovery. But what is it?

An article by Cicayda’s Aaron Vick asks the question “What is metadata?”. Those in the UK who might hope that the question is irrelevant to them might first count the number of times the word “metadata” turns up in the practice … Continue reading

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Useful lessons from a Nuix webinar on email archives

I don’t know about you, but my heart doesn’t exactly race at the thought of listening for an hour to a webinar on email archives. On the face of it, email archives fall into the category known as “worthy but … Continue reading

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CYFOR helping clients with swaps claims

I was away for part of July and missed an article by eDiscovery and forensics experts CYFOR about work they are doing to help clients involved in swap / interest rate hedging product disputes. The article by eDisclosure consultant Lydia … Continue reading

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Xerox Litigation Services: corporate involvement in eDiscovery, TAR implementations and eDiscovery managed services

Gabriela Baron, Esq. is Senior Vice President at Xerox Litigation Services. Xerox Litigation Services offers a range of eDiscovery solutions including software, services and consulting increasingly (as we will see below) to corporate clients. Its software includes the Viewpoint Software, OmniX … Continue reading

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Interviewing Chad McManamy about Guidance Software’s 2015 Second Annual eDiscovery Survey

In this video, I interview Chad McManamy, VP of eDiscovery at Guidance Software. The main topic of our discussion was Guidance Software’s 2015 Second Annual eDiscovery Survey which collected answers from nearly 100 in-house legal departments and eDiscovery service providers … Continue reading

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Philip Favro of Recommind interviews English barrister Gordon Exall

It is easy for eDiscovery people to treat the management of litigation documents as an end in itself, overlooking or ignoring the fact that discovery is one of many components of litigation. It is also easy (I get eloquent about … 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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Reminder: Guidance Software webinar on 30 July – Inside Counsel Takes Control: The 2015 E-Discovery Survey

I have already written about the Guidance Software webinar due to take place on 30 July at 11.00am PDT with the title Inside Counsel Takes Control: The 2015 E-Discovery Survey. A blog post from Guidance Software called Panel of Experts … Continue reading

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Iris, Nuix and Recommind are winners at ALM Legaltech LTN Innovation Awards

I was preparing to go away when news broke of the award winners in ALM’s 2015 LTN Innovation awards, and so come to them rather late. IRIS Data Services won the award for Best eDiscovery Managed Services Provider with it’s … Continue reading

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Nuix webinar on 28 July: eDiscovery best practices when dealing with email archives

On 28 July, Nuix is presenting a webinar called eDiscovery best practices when dealing with email archives. It it addresses a problem faced by many organisations: very large volumes of email are gathered over many years; they are the source … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for an eDiscovery sales director in London

APT Search, which specialises in recruitment for eDiscovery / eDisclosure posts, is looking for someone to take the role of eDiscovery sales director for an international client. The successful applicant will become part of the client’s international business development team. … Continue reading

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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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Major Baisden of Iris Data Services talks about the Iris fixed price model for eDiscovery

Iris Data Services offers fixed prices for eDiscovery matters together with a managed services model which is designed to allow corporations and their lawyers to focus on the issues, the strategy and tactics of a dispute or investigation. In this … Continue reading

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Smailes v McNally again: relief from sanctions refused after serial eDisclosure failures

Just before Christmas, I wrote an article called Smailes v McNally: eDisclosure consequences of failure to comply with Unless Order. It followed the delayed publication of the Court of Appeal’s judgment Smailes & Anor v McNally & Anor [2014] EWCA … Continue reading

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APT Search is looking for a review manager in London

APT Search, who specialise in eDiscovery / eDisclosure recruitment, are seeking someone to take the role of management review leader / review manager based in London. The successful applicant will have a legal background and at least seven years’ experience … Continue reading

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ZyLAB webinar on 30 June: eDiscovery-proof your email archive

ZyLAB is presenting a webinar on Tuesday 30 June at 1:00 PM EDT with the title eDiscovery-proof your email archive. There is not much room for dispute about the importance of maintaining an email archive of messages needed to meet … Continue reading

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Recommind eDisclosure webinar: powering through investigations from LIBOR to FIFA

Those whose work consists only of litigation, of whatever size, generally think that the eDisclosure burdens placed on them are onerous. Those burdens, and in particular the timelines, can look pretty relaxed when compared with what has to be done, … Continue reading

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kCura webinar on 24 June: Second Requests demystified: using assistive review in HSR filings

HSR stands for Hart-Scott-Rodino and to the Antitrust Improvements Act which bears these names. The act requires companies to file detailed information in certain circumstances with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice who might then request further … Continue reading

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Contrasting “that whole truth and justice approach that us Yanks have” with the rest of the world. Really?

Those who skim articles rather than read them might conclude that this post is anti-US in tone. It is not – half my audience comes from the US and I am interested in balanced views not competing claims for purity. … Continue reading

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Part 2 of iCONECT white paper: 4 reasons why they say you shouldn’t use predictive review

I wrote here about a webinar produced by iCONECT, makers of the iCONECT-XERA review platform, in which iCONECT addresses some of the reasons – excuses may be a better word – which lawyers give for not using predictive review. That webinar … 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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An interview with US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck

US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck is a tireless promoter of eDiscovery best practices. Although best known for his Da Silva Moore and Rio Tinto Opinions on the use of technology-assisted review, he is authoritative also on subjects as diverse as … Continue reading

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