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Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago?

Are We More Confident in eDiscovery Business Than We Were a Year Ago?

Winter 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Extract: Almost everyone still expects eDiscovery business conditions to be as good or better six months from now.


Sixth Circuit Drops the Beat: Social Media Relevant in Determining Likelihood of Confusion

Sixth Circuit Drops the Beat: Social Media Relevant in Determining Likelihood of Confusion

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment, holding that the plaintiff provided insufficient evidence to find that relevant consumers were likely to confuse the sources of his and the defendant’s products or that defendant diluted the plaintiff’s mark.


Is Consolidation the New “Name of the Game” for E-Discovery?

Is Consolidation the New “Name of the Game” for E-Discovery?

Organic growth in the e-discovery sector remains robust, with increased litigation activity, heightened regulatory scrutiny and data proliferation driving that expansion.


Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Why US Companies Must Prepare for the EU’s New Data Security Laws

Many US companies may not realize that they might also have to comply with this new EU data security regulation. That’s because the GDPR applies to any business that holds data about, or which markets to individuals within the EU.


eDiscovery Critical Trends: Two New Surveys from The Cowen Group

eDiscovery Critical Trends: Two New Surveys from The Cowen Group

Recently TCG completed two salient surveys that highlight eDiscovery Critical Trends for both law firms and corporations. These reports are provided for your review by permission from TCG.


A New Year with New Confidence? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey – Winter 2017 Results

A New Year with New Confidence? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey - Winter 2017 Results

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


5 Hot Takes on Future of E-Discovery in Legal Industry

5 Hot Takes on Future of E-Discovery in Legal Industry

With the vast expanse of data streams available, Francis predicted that attorneys will be likely to start bringing new kinds of data to the table in litigation. That said, without the sophistication to do cost-effective e-discovery tools to new kinds of data, the average cost of getting through relevant data is likely to trend upward.


From Cake to Cost: On and Around eDiscovery at Legaltech 2017

From Cake to Cost: On and Around eDiscovery at Legaltech 2017

Throughout its history, Legaltech has been an excellent event that orients, energizes, and focuses legal technologists at the beginning of each new year on the issues, opportunities, and players in the arena of legal technology. Legaltech 2017 continued this fine tradition and delivered a combination of content and community that will positively impact attendees and the industry in 2017.


HiPPOs, Geeks & Decision-Making in the Legal Services Industry

HiPPOs, Geeks & Decision-Making in the Legal Services Industry

Legal is the ultimate HiPPO [Highest Paid Person’s Opinion] industry — it’s based on an expertise model.


A New Source of ESI: Slack and the Enterprise Grid

A New Source of ESI: Slack and the Enterprise Grid

Enterprise Grid adapts to the way large companies are organized. A company in Grid can spin up an unlimited number of “workspaces,” which can be structured around the unique setup of their business.


Law Firm Leaders Feeling Good About 2017

Law Firm Leaders Feeling Good About 2017

For the first time since the financial crisis, a majority of law firm leaders are projecting that demand for their firm’s services will increase, according to a new survey.


A Dozen E-Discovery Strategies for Requesting and Producing Parties

A Dozen E-Discovery Strategies for Requesting and Producing Parties

In a world where less than one-in-one-hundred cases are tried, discovery strategy, particularly e-discovery strategy, is more often vital than trial strategy. Yet, strategic use of e-discovery garners little attention, perhaps because the fundamentals demand so much focus, there’s little room for flourishes.


eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A photo posted by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on Jan 29, 2017 at 8:44am PST Vendor Viability:  Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent Definition: Viable – capable of success or continuing effectiveness. (The Free Dictionary) eDiscovery is rife with risk.  Multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions, multiple ESI formats, multiple technologies and multiple vendors are […]


Leveraging Social Media? Reach, Inform, Engage, and Encourage

Leveraging Social Media? Reach, Inform, Engage, and Encourage

In today’s “sound-bite” environment in which professional organizations compete for client attention through a variety of communications conduits, it is increasingly important to consider and evaluate the potentially powerful benefits of new social media tools. However, to properly leverage their benefits, one must also understand that these new tools are just that –– tools.


Legaltech Exhibitors Are Clueless When It Comes To Marketing (With Editor’s Note)

Legaltech Exhibitors Are Clueless When It Comes To Marketing (With Editor's Note)

People learn about products, services and company leaders socially. They learn to trust a company, its leaders and their counsel through online engagement – think blogging and social networks. Don’t get me wrong. Face to face discussion is critical to sales. But accelerating relationships and your reputation makes selling much easier.


Third Annual Federal Judges Survey: eDiscovery Competence, Advice, and Feedback (Exterro)

Third Annual Federal Judges Survey: eDiscovery Competence, Advice, and Feedback (Exterro)

Today Exterro announced the results of the Third Annual Federal Judges Survey: E-Discovery Advice for Becoming a Better Attorney. Twenty-two (22) Federal Judges completed this year’s survey, conducted by Exterro, answering 25 questions about the state of e-discovery.


Microsoft E-Mail Fight With U.S. May Be Headed to Top Court

Microsoft E-Mail Fight With U.S. May Be Headed to Top Court

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, a law passed before the widespread use of e-mail, instant messages and Internet-based social networks, doesn’t permit courts to require U.S.-based Internet service providers to turn over customer e-mails stored on servers outside the country.


Lawyers’ Job Security in a Near Future World of AI

Lawyers’ Job Security in a Near Future World of AI

Does the inevitable triumph of AI robots over human reason and logic mean that the legal profession is doomed? Will Watson be the next generation’s lawyer of choice? Ralph Losey does not think so and shares his thoughts on this important topic.


Comparing eDiscovery Providers: Where to Start?

Comparing eDiscovery Providers: Where to Start?

Understanding that a provider’s organizational character is made up of more than capabilities, it seems reasonable that a common set of descriptive elements for competency, attributes, and distribution frameworks might be beneficial for the provider comparison process.


Slack: The New Platform for Business Communications…and ESI

Slack: The New Platform for Business Communications…and ESI

To collect ESI held within Slack, Slack has created an easy way for users, supervisors, and legal teams to extract data held within its platform.


eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey – Winter 2017

eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey - Winter 2017

The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific quarterly survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The Third Annual Inside E-Discovery Survey (BDO Consulting)

The third annual Inside E-Discovery & Beyond Survey by BDO Consulting examines the opinions and insights of more than 100 senior in-house counsel at corporations with revenues ranging from $100 million to over $5 billion from a variety of industries throughout the United States about changes in their approaches to e-discovery and their plans for the year ahead. The survey was conducted by ALM, an independent and impartial research firm, in the fourth quarter of 2016.


Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Finalized

On January 11, U.S. and Swiss authorities announced final agreement on the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework defines standards for handling personal data exported from Switzerland to the U.S. and enables U.S. companies to meet Swiss legal requirements to protect personal data transferred from Switzerland.


2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update

On the e-discovery vendor front, the pace of consolidation of large service providers in 2016 was unprecedented compared to prior years.