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A Crisis of Confidence? The Spring 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Since January 2016, more than 1,900 individual responses to seventeen quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. This spring survey will provide important insight into the business confidence of executive leaders, operational managers, and tactical execution professionals as we collectively seek to understand the impact of the current global COVID-19 pandemic on the business of eDiscovery. 

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The Race to the Starting Line? Recent Secure Remote Review Announcements

Not all secure remote review offerings are equal as the apparent experience a provider has in delivering and supporting secure remote review services, when viewed through the veil of branding or the halo effect of other eDiscovery offerings, may vary greatly from the reality of actual provider experience.

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eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2020

From HaystackID and Everlaw to Cellebrite and Carbonite, ComplexDiscovery findings, data points, and tracking information from January 1, 2020, to March 29, 2020, may be useful for understanding merger, acquisition, and investment activity patterns in the eDiscovery ecosystem during the first calendar quarter of 2020.

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Are You Experienced? Considering Remote eDiscovery Services

Carefully and courteously confronting remote eDiscovery service assertions with questions that extend beyond technological capabilities and into the practical and proven experiences of providers in actually delivering on asserted skills may be beneficial in considering, comparing, and choosing remote eDiscovery services and providers.  

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Pandemic Drives Temporary Changes in Antitrust Investigations from DOJ and FTC

For mergers currently pending or that may be proposed, the DOJ Antitrust Division is requesting from merging parties an additional 30 days to timing agreements to complete its review of transactions after the parties have complied with document requests. If circumstances require, the Division may revisit its timing agreements with merging parties in light of further developments.

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Beyond the Baby? A Vision for Next-Generation Government Technology

Authored by Kristo Vaher, the Government Chief Technology Officer for the Republic of Estonia, the vision paper “Next-Generation Digital Government Architecture” presents an intriguing picture of how the ability of governments to be there for their citizens in time of need may be enhanced with a digital government ecosystem that supports the whole range of citizen experiences.

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COVIDancellations? A Running Listing of eDiscovery Event Updates

Based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery, this non-comprehensive planning list highlighting eDiscovery-related events, conferences, and meetings, along with their current known scheduling status, may be beneficial for individuals and organizations evaluating sponsorship, support, and attendance plans in light of the recent developments and restrictions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Evaluating Communication Approaches: A Principled Look

These principles have been adapted from the work of Christopher E. Van Avery in his writings on the importance of expanding the principles of warfare to take into consideration the fluidity and complexity of future battlefields. While communication in the business arena is certainly not war, the principles of war have always served as a solid framework for considering marketing communication efforts.