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Exterro Announces Strategic Investment from Leeds Equity Partners

Exterro Announces Strategic Investment from Leeds Equity Partners

Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, today [May 23, 2018] announced a strategic investment from Leeds Equity Partners, a sector-focused private equity firm with a two-decade history of investing in the knowledge industries. The investment will enable Exterro to accelerate development of its market-leading orchestrated e-discovery solution and continue to strengthen the resources required to deliver world-class support to its customers.


File Analysis Software: 2018 Market Guide Update From Gartner

File Analysis Software: 2018 Market Guide Update From Gartner

The fourth Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software (G00317005) highlights software that scans, maps and manages unstructured data stores,  enabling data and analytics leaders to make better data management decisions for unstructured data, which in turn reduces risk and lowers costs associated with data.


Considering Mergers and Acquisitions: 5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

Considering Mergers and Acquisitions: 5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

At best, mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) have a 50/50 chance of reaching their intended results. Study after study puts the failure rate closer to 70-90%. Why is the failure rate so high? Repeatedly, research cites the human factor as the leading reason why mergers and acquisitions fail.


A Call for Public Comment: Technology Assisted Review Guidelines (EDRM)

A Call for Public Comment: Technology Assisted Review Guidelines (EDRM)

Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Google+ Email A post shared by Rob Robinson (@complexdiscovery) on May 21, 2018 at 3:39pm PDT Extract of Creative Commons Content from the EDRM EDRM and the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law are seeking comments from the bench, bar, and public on a preliminary draft of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) Guidelines. Nearly 50 volunteer lawyers, […]


Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018

A selection of five articles shared regularly to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery and legal discovery.


Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Technology-Assisted Review

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Technology-Assisted Review

Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) is a concept-based method of document coding that leverages machine-learning techniques with the input of human reviewers to automate the review process.


LawGeex 2018 Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide for In-House Counsel

LawGeex 2018 Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide for In-House Counsel

The legal technology space has exploded, bringing unprecedented disruption to the $600 billion global legal services market. Each month dozens of companies burst onto the scene promising to transform daily legal tasks, and the pace of transformation is only accelerating. Funding of companies has increased. Consolidation and acquisitions are continuing. Meanwhile, adoption of the latest technology among in-house lawyers has become mainstream. The In-House Counsel’s Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide 2018 reflects these major developments.


Email Threading: Another Analytic Tool Available to Promote Efficiency In a Document Review Project

Email Threading: Another Analytic Tool Available to Promote Efficiency In a Document Review Project

Email threading provides a number of benefits, including eliminating the need to review the same content multiple times and minimizing the potential for inconsistent coding of emails.


GDPR Will Pop the Adtech Bubble (Doc Searls)

GDPR Will Pop the Adtech Bubble (Doc Searls)

Without adtech, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) would never have happened. But the GDPR did happen, and as a result websites all over the world are suddenly posting notices about their changed privacy policies, use of cookies, and opt-in choices for “relevant” or “interest-based” (translation: tracking-based) advertising. Email lists are doing the same kinds of things.


E-Discovery Unfiltered: Vendor Management Trends and Impressions Survey (Ari Kaplan)

E-Discovery Unfiltered: Vendor Management Trends and Impressions Survey (Ari Kaplan)

Ari Kaplan Advisors’ annual E-Discovery Unfiltered Survey is a welcome and refreshingly readable report that provides actionable intelligence for defensible decisions on vendors and issues in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


The Workstream of eDiscovery: Considering Processes and Tasks

The Workstream of eDiscovery: Considering Processes and Tasks

Based on an aggregation of research from leading eDiscovery educators, developers, and providers, the following eDiscovery Processes and Tasks listing may be helpful in detailed thinking and planning related to the discipline of eDiscovery. The processes and tasks highlighted in this listing are not all inclusive and represent only one view of eDiscovery.


Bill Dimm on the TAR vs. Keyword Search Challenge

Bill Dimm on the TAR vs. Keyword Search Challenge

During my [Bill Dimm] presentation at the NorCal eDiscovery & IG Retreat, I challenged the audience to create keyword searches that would work better than technology-assisted review (predictive coding) for two topics.  Half of the room was tasked with finding articles about biology (science-oriented articles, excluding medical treatment) and the other half searched for articles about current law (excluding proposed laws or politics).  TAR beat keyword search across the board for both tasks. 


To Innovate Like a Startup, Make Decisions Like VCs Do

To Innovate Like a Startup, Make Decisions Like VCs Do

The model for creating new growth that we see in successful innovation hubs everywhere involves two sides: the entrepreneurial side, responsible for managing the discovery, validation and development of new businesses, and the venture side, responsible for managing a portfolio of these businesses with the use of investment theses and funding decisions in order to shape and ultimately capture new value. More than any particular activity or agent, it is the continual interplay between these two sides that drives growth.


On-Demand Legal Education: The GDPR – Problem, Pain, and Preparedness

On-Demand Legal Education: The GDPR - Problem, Pain, and Preparedness

So where do you stand on GDPR preparedness? Join HaystackID and a panel of privacy, compliance, and eDiscovery experts to learn more about the GDPR and how you can avoid the problems and pain of unpreparedness.


Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

A non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities regarding the discipline of eDiscovery. 


A Paradigm Shift? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers

A Paradigm Shift? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers

While cost is still a major driver with some of the more routine services like document review, many organizations are also looking for expertise when deciding on more complex services such as eDiscovery.


Five Prudent Considerations for Confidentiality in E-Communications

Five Prudent Considerations for Confidentiality in E-Communications

While the opinions provide numerous considerations and suggestions relating to the protection of client information in electronic communications, here are just a few considerations a prudent lawyer may need to make.


Former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain Convicted of Fraud

Former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain Convicted of Fraud

In a massive fall from grace for a man once crowned finance director of the year, Autonomy’s former chief financial officer and ex-Darktrace director Sushovan Hussain has been found guilty of fraud by a San Francisco court.


Sonasoft Agrees to Acquire Cornerstone Technologies

Sonasoft Agrees to Acquire Cornerstone Technologies

Sonasoft Corp. (OTCPK: SSFT), a leader in eDiscovery solutions and business continuity services, announces [May 1, 2018] that it has jointly signed a purchase agreement to acquire Cornerstone Technologies and all related interests and assets. The acquisition will be finalized after both companies have their financials audited and shareholder approval is obtained.


RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, today [May 1, 2018] announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $555 million.


2nd Annual Legal Spend Management Study Released

2nd Annual Legal Spend Management Study Released

This systematic and thoughtful study by legal technology expert researchers from the Blickstein Group and Exterro provides an interesting, insightful, and in-depth look into the state of legal spend management through the eyes of 59 in-house legal decision makers. 


A Logikcull Approach: Andy Wilson Explains His Legal Tech Startup’s Latest Funding

A Logikcull Approach: Andy Wilson Explains His Legal Tech Startup's Latest Funding

Logikcull raised $22 million in January, even though it didn’t need it, says Wilson. The CEO tells us it’s because Logikcull has surged in popularity in the legal world.


Budgetary Constraints Continue to Impact the Business of eDiscovery (Spring 2018)

Budgetary Constraints Continue to Impact the Business of eDiscovery (Spring 2018)

In the Spring of 2018, 22% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey. Increasing volumes of data are also of great concern, with 21% of survey respondents noting it as their greatest business concern.


eDiscovery Firm Dodges Rival’s Trade Secrets Suit

eDiscovery Firm Dodges Rival’s Trade Secrets Suit

E-discovery provider DTI Global can’t revive claims that four of its former sales agents conspired with a competitor to misappropriate trade secrets and solicit clients, a federal appeals court ruled.