According to Dominic Piernot, co-founder of 24legal, “We are super excited to merge 24legal into Sandline, as our clients’ demands are growing to the boundaries of the EDRM. This is the ideal consultancy that can assist clients from information governance and document management through investigations and litigation support.”
“We are very pleased to close the merger with Xact Data Discovery and to see this major milestone in our evolution come to fruition,” said Andy Macdonald, CEO of Consilio who will continue as CEO of the combined company. “Employees will benefit from the increased resources and scale of the combined business which will allow them to focus on what matters most – providing world-class service and solutions for our clients.”
Developed based on the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) framework for artificial intelligence lifecycle stages and modified through the lens of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), the HaystackID Cyber Discovery Framework defines, depicts, and discusses a strategic framework that may be useful for understanding and applying the discipline of data and legal discovery in support of cybersecurity-centric challenges.
According to Chris Cartrett, Executive Vice President at Aderant, “Our 2020 Survey showed that law firms did phenomenally well at transforming their businesses and achieving strong business continuity during the pandemic. However, the challenges of last year were a wake-up call for firms to realize that efficiency concerns, process improvement, and technology adoption required greater investment. As one of Aderant’s busiest years on record, 2020 provided us with the unique opportunity to equip clients to better leverage technology to serve firm employees and remotely manage internal processes.”
According to Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many of the security challenges organizations are currently facing. As the number of companies switching business-critical functions to the cloud increases, the potential threat to their operations may become more pronounced, as malicious actors look to exploit human vulnerabilities and leverage an increased dependency on digital infrastructures.”
Complex information governance challenges require a comprehensive and complete approach to understanding an organization’s data profile through the lenses of compliance, privacy, and litigation. Data mapping is a critical component of this understanding. The practices, protocols, and processes around this vital component can make the difference between an organization’s comfort or concern regarding its data profile.
From Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to the recent flurry of legal tech consolidations, Mike Bryant, an industry veteran and partner at Knox Capital Holdings, and John Jacobs, a managing member of Marks Baughan Securities, share information, intelligence, and insight into the legal tech investment landscape during this 20-minute educational presentation and discussion as part of the 2021 Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) Europe conference on April 29, 2021.
Increased interest in levels of M&A activity has resulted in the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) publishing the monthly figures for Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act transactions. The latest monthly update from the PNO is for April 2021 and noted 266 reported transactions. This is the highest number of monthly reported transactions in any April between FY 2010 and FY 2021. It is also the fourth-highest number of reported transactions in any month since October 2010.
According to Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, “AI is a means, not an end. It has been around for decades but has reached new capacities fueled by computing power. This offers immense potential in areas as diverse as health, transport, energy, agriculture, tourism or cyber security. It also presents a number of risks. Today’s proposals aim to strengthen Europe’s position as a global hub of excellence in AI from the lab to the market, ensure that AI in Europe respects our values and rules, and harness the potential of AI for industrial use.”
According to Mark Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Gimmal, “With the addition of Sherpa, we are able to offer a unique combination of information governance capabilities to the market. Our feature-rich solution set, combined with deep subject matter expertise, sets us apart from any other information governance solution provider today.”