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Sandline Discovery Acquires Frankfurt Germany-based 24legal

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.”

Consilio and Xact Data Discovery Merger Closes

“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.”

Considering Cyber Discovery? A Strategic Framework from HaystackID™

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.

20/20 Vision? The Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey

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.”

The Data Breach Horizon from Verizon? The 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report

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.”

[Legal Education Webcast] Operationalizing Data Mapping: From Practices and Protocols to Proven Processes

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.

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 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.

Smooth Sailing? A Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Transaction Update (April 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.

New Rules? European Commission Proposes New Rules and Actions for Artificial Intelligence

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.” 

Gimmal Acquires Sherpa Software

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.”

Relativity Acquires Text IQ

"We're merely scratching the surface of what the application of AI...

Sandline Discovery Acquires Frankfurt Germany-based 24legal

According to Dominic Piernot, co-founder of 24legal, “We are super excited...

Consilio and Xact Data Discovery Merger Closes

“We are very pleased to close the merger with Xact Data...

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...

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 May 2021

From cyber discovery and data breaches to business of law and...

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...

A Mushrooming Opportunity? Canopy Secures AI-Powered Data Breach Response Patent

According to Ralph Nickl, CEO and co-founder of Canopy, “Until recently,...

Exterro Launches FTK Central

According to Exterro Founder and CEO Bobby Balachandran, “FTK Central’s new processing...

The eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2021 Edition (Andrew Haslam)

Authored by industry expert Andrew Haslam, the eDisclosure Buyers Guide continues...

Relativity Acquires Text IQ

"We're merely scratching the surface of what the application of AI...

Checking Your Six? An Aggregate Overview of Six Semi-Annual eDiscovery Pricing Surveys

The anonymized aggregate results from six semi-annual surveys highlight eDiscovery pricing...

Alternative Price Styles? Summer 2021 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is...

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...