Category Archives: Regulatory investigation

Managing data with Nuix Insight

Nuix brings together the disciplines of investigations, eDiscovery, cyber security and information governance, all of which involve extracting and managing useful information from data. An article called Nuix Insight: a natural progression, traces the development of successive Nuix products to … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Earnshaw of FTI Consulting on changes in eDiscovery over his long career

Craig Earnshaw, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, has been working in FTI’s Technology segment for 10 years and had already spent ten years in the then-nascent eDiscovery and Computer Forensics world before that. I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Interview: Nick Robertson of kCura about user input into Relativity design and about the use of analytics

Nick Robertson is Chief Operating Officer at kCura. In this interview, I ask him about the input of users into the design of Relativity and about the increased use of analytics.   Nick Robertson identified some of the things which … Continue reading

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Equinix Roundtable on 25 November: Improving regulatory and litigation response

On 25 November, I am one of the speakers at a round table organised by Equinix with the title Improving regulatory and litigation response. The other speakers are Jeremy Hopkins of Clerkingwell Consulting and Ollie Imoru of Equinix UK. The broad subject of the … Continue reading

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The use of technology in regulatory investigations

Hobs Legal Docs was the sponsor of an interesting article in The Lawyer recently which emphasised the need to use technology to respond quickly to regulatory demands. Those who find themselves overwhelmed by the timetables for eDisclosure / eDiscovery in … Continue reading

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Hobs Legal Docs adds Competition work to its eDisclosure skill-set

I mentioned a while back that London legal services provider Hobs Legal Docs had taken on Patrick Rowan from Ernst & Young as sales director. The press release is here but, as I often do with press releases, I have … Continue reading

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First Advantage to host cross-border regulatory conference in Brussels

Updated on 19 April to include a link to the press release about this event including the timetable. I wrote recently about the acquisition of DLR Legal by First Advantage Litigation Consulting, which brings together FADV’s technology and consulting skills … Continue reading

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AccessData conference carries electronic discovery message to Germany

I am very much looking forward to moderating an electronic discovery conference in Frankfurt on 22 March. The hosts are AccessData and the speakers are drawn from a broad range of legal, technical and compliance backgrounds, and from well-known firms … Continue reading

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Women in eDiscovery at IQPC on 18 May

It is not too late to sign up for the women in e-Discovery session at IQPC’s Information Retention and e-Disclosure Summit on Wednesday 18 May. The conference itself runs from Monday 17 May and the Women in eDiscovery session takes … 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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Peer-to-peer networking at the IQPC Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels

The night before I left for IQPC’s Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels, I gave a short talk at an event organised by 7Safe in London. I will write about that separately, but its theme was that we are seeing a … Continue reading

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IQPC Corporate Counsel Exchange in Brussels 18 – 20 April

I am off to Brussels at the weekend for IQPC’s Corporate Counsel Exchange. The format for this conference is rather different from the conventional series of panel discussions and platform speeches – there are plenty of these, but the primary … 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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Legal Inc case study explains an e-Disclosure project

Statements of functions and benefits and descriptions of litigation support services obviously form the backbone of the marketing material of any company engaged in the handling of electronic documents. It is difficult, however, to convey in the abstract any sense … Continue reading

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Times E-Disclosure article leads with Baby P photocopier excuse

The article on E-Disclosure in today’s Times E-disclosure: how good is your filing system? by Grania Langdon-Down leads with the extraordinary “lost in the photocopier” excuse given by Ofsted as they gave late disclosure of 2,000 pages of documents in … Continue reading

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Where does a wise man hide a leaf?

What connects Father Brown’s deduction that a trusted old soldier had been a villain with Autonomy’s tracing of Jérôme Kerviel’s activities at Société Générale? Both stories involved not just hiding leaves in forests but making a forest in which to … Continue reading

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Earles v Barclays Bank reported in the Times

Earles v Barclays Bank was reported in The Times today with the heading Disclosing electronic data. I have already written about this (see Costs penalty for non-compliance with e-disclosure obligations). It is significant at several levels: unlike Digicel it is … Continue reading

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Clearing the decks before going to Brussels

I do not pretend that this job is hard work in the way that trying to reach a sales target or managing a large project is hard work. It is far too enjoyable for that. It would, however, be good … 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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Parallel and cross-border developments in eDiscovery

I have just had to turn down the opportunity to speak at a conference organised by LexisNexis in Hong Kong on 20 and 21 July. The invitation was to deliver the keynote speech at the start of the first day … Continue reading

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Recommind recommends recognising risks of e-disclosure unreadiness

I do not take a great deal of notice of press releases. If they are interesting, everyone else will gamely recycle their contents, and who wants to be like everyone else? If they are not…. you don’t need me to … Continue reading

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Ian Manning now at Raposa Consulting

As regular readers will know, Ian Manning was the initial sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project, providing continued support despite his never-ending overseas travel commitments for FoxData Ltd.   Ian’s extensive experience in forensic collections for commercial litigation and regulatory enquiries … 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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Distinguishing workplace spying from data collection

It is usually possible to reconcile employees’ legitimate privacy concerns and a company’s equally legitimate rights and obligations to collect data if you go about it properly. A story in Der Spiegel shows what happens when you get it wrong. … Continue reading

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Welcome to FTI Technology as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

It is very good to welcome FTI Technology as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project. FTI Technology is a segment of FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, and brings immense resources to bear on the acquisitions and … Continue reading

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KordaMentha picks EnCase from Guidance Software for Australian eDiscovery

Like sport and so much else, the idea of proving a legal case by discovery of documents is an old English concept which was adopted wherever the English had a hand in establishing a system of law. America kept it … 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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The FSA swoops on the unprepared

The American Museum of Natural History in New York contains many tableaux – scenes of animals and man in various stages of early development. My son and I spent an afternoon in there when LegalTech had ended and I found … Continue reading

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Autonomy panel at LegalTech points to proactive clients – and lawyers

Panel sessions at LegalTech and other conferences combine the best of all worlds so far as I am concerned. The burden is distributed – the moderator has to have a plan and the ability to herd the speakers through it, … Continue reading

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Collections trainees seek Guidance on civil e-discovery

One of the benefits of being linked to the companies who sponsor the e-Disclosure Information Project is the opportunity to talk to those who work for them. These are the people who are out meeting with and working with the … Continue reading

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Hanzo Archives show web archiving at LegalTech

So, you have got your mind round this “move to the left” bit they were all talking about at LegalTech and you are clear about the importance of information management, the first stage of the EDRM diagram as a start-point … Continue reading

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Autonomy to buy Interwoven

I am not much into instant journalism, but it is nevertheless good to be able to report on the big stories as they happen. Just my luck, then, to be stuck on a train with a day full of back-to-back … Continue reading

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Epiq opens in Brussels

Epiq Systems, Inc. have opened an office in Brussels to provide support for clients involved in pan-European and global litigation and regulatory investigations. Epiq is best known for its DocuMatrix review platform and for corporate insolvency, as well as for … Continue reading

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