The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE): March 2021 Cyber Events Report

The ninth installment in a series published by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) designed for military and national security decision-makers looks at the potential damage of limited or near-total shutdown of the internet during a crisis, the takedown of a major botnet, the hacking of the control system of a water plant in Florida, and several other incidents. The CCDCOE report highlights takeaways for the senior leaders in order to be better prepared for emerging cyber threats.

XDD Acquires eDiscovery Business of Zeledon-Castillo

According to Jorge Zeledon-Castillo, CEO at Zeledon-Castillo, “Joining forces with XDD further empowers our ability to provide advanced eDiscovery and litigation support services to our clients in southern Texas. XDD’s reputation for instilling optimized processes and communications is second to none. Coupled with their advanced technologies, we look forward to integrating our people and clients into the XDD ecosystem.”

A Splash of Optimism? Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

This is the twenty-second quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. It is also the fifth time the survey has been conducted during the current pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter life as we know it. It also continues to alter the business landscape of everyone in the eDiscovery ecosystem. 2,432 individual responses have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem since the inception of the survey. 100 respondents shared their splashingly optimistic opinions as part of the most recent survey.

37 Points of Light? 2021 Gartner Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions

Published on April 7, 2021, by the research and analyst firm Gartner, the new Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions report (G00731953) shares information and insight on the eDiscovery market and a limited number of representative software vendor and service providers. This information and insight may be useful for infrastructure and operations professionals as they consider eDiscovery solutions for their specific data discovery and legal discovery needs.

Gaslighting: Litigation, Manipulation, and Projection

Gaslighting is a sophisticated manipulation tactic which certain types of personalities use to create doubt in the minds of others. Recognizing and appropriately responding to it can be critical to reducing its impact in environments ranging from the courtroom to the c-suite. If not dealt with properly, gaslighting can have a negative impact on relationships, performance, and communications, directly impacting organizational and individual productivity, revenue, and outcomes.

SPAC Attack? Cellebrite Moves Toward Becoming a Public Company

According to Adam Clammer, Chief Executive Officer of TWC Tech Holdings, said: “At True Wind Capital we are focused on investing in leading technology companies, and the Cellebrite opportunity ticks all the boxes on our wish list for a long-term investment in a public company. Cellebrite empowers public and private sector customers to drive digital transformation of the investigative workflow through its advanced technology. Importantly, Cellebrite’s technology helps bring justice to victims of crimes, including cases of child exploitation, violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault, drug and human trafficking, fraud and financial crime. We are proud to be partnering with a company that is having a real impact on these issues.”

Cobra Legal Solutions Receives Investment from Blue Sage Capital

According to Eric Weiner, Partner at Blue Sage, “We are excited to partner with Candice [Corby] and her best-in-class team and to support Cobra in the next stage of its evolution. The Cobra platform stands out in its commitment to service, responsiveness, and flexibility in managing its customers’ eDiscovery and legal services needs. Together we will focus on organic growth and acquisitions to expand Cobra’s service offering and build a leader in the eDiscovery and legal services industry.”

Ahead of Schedule? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (March 2021)

Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has warranted that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) share the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. This increased activity can be seen in the running update of HSR transaction numbers between October 2019 and today. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for March 2021 and noted 323 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any March between FY 2010 and FY 2021. The 323 reported transactions number is also the second-highest reported monthly transactions number for any month between October 2010 and today, only trailing the 424 reported transactions in November 2020.

Corporation Z? Zapproved Releases of ZDiscovery Platform

According to the announcement, Monica Enand, Zapproved Founder and CEO, shared, “The future of ediscovery requires the ability to defensibly manage a company’s critical and foundational legal hold work, plus handle skyrocketing data volumes from a variety of places, increased security needs, and even wholly unexpected events like the quick shift to remote workforces in 2020. ZDiscovery has been built to help our customers solve these challenges today, and stay ahead of them in the future.”

Head in the Clouds? CloudNine Releases Review Updates

According to Tony Caputo, CEO of CloudNine, “CloudNine is 100% dedicated to providing the best eDiscovery offerings on the market. We are very proud to be acknowledged as a ‘most trusted eDiscovery vendor’ in the IDC Survey. Combining our internal resources with the substantial capabilities of our service partners, CloudNine strives to set the highest standard in eDiscovery technology products and services. The enhancements in the latest Review release make it an indispensable and practical option for legal and eDiscovery professionals, where time and cost have a critical impact on their bottom line.”

A SOLID Look from Europe? Legal Tech Merger and Acquisition Activity with Mike Bryant and John Jacobs

From Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to the recent flurry of...

Gimmal Acquires Sherpa Software

According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, "With the...

Magnet Forensics Closes $115 Million IPO

According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics' CEO, "I'm proud of the...

XDD Acquires Paralaw

According to Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, “As part of...

A New Era in eDiscovery? Framing Market Growth Through the Lens of Six Eras

There are many excellent resources for considering chronological and historiographical approaches...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2020-2025 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

While the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for worldwide eDiscovery software...

Resetting the Baseline? eDiscovery Market Size Adjustments for 2020

An unanticipated pandemeconomic-driven retraction in eDiscovery spending during 2020 has resulted...

Home or Away? New eDiscovery Collection Market Sizing and Pricing Considerations

One of the key home (onsite) or away (remote) decisions that...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for April 2021

From X-Road® and risk management to business confidence and cybersecurity, the...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for March 2021

From data breach economics and vulnerabilities to private-equity investments and vendor...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for February 2021

From litigation trends and legal tech investing to facial recognition and...

Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for January 2021

From eDiscovery business confidence and operational metrics to merger and acquisition...

Gimmal Acquires Sherpa Software

According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, "With the...

Got Interoperability? CloudNine Launches Discovery Portal

According to Jacob Hesse, VP of Product at CloudNine, “Discovery Portal...

Magnet Forensics Closes $115 Million IPO

According to Adam Belsher, Magnet Forensics' CEO, "I'm proud of the...

XDD Acquires Paralaw

According to Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, “As part of...

Ready for Takeoff? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Spring of 2021

In the spring of 2021, 60.0% of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey...

Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Spring 2021 Overview

In the spring of 2021, 25.0% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints...

Happy Days are Near Again? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Spring of 2021

In the spring of 2021, 93 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants...

A Splash of Optimism? Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

This is the twenty-second quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by...