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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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eDiscovery Technology Provider Everlaw Raises $62M

“Everlaw is changing the way legal teams uncover the truth buried in mountains of data and documents,” said Steven Sinofsky, board partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Everlaw has already established itself as a leader in the $11 billion ediscovery market, and promises to make a lasting impact defining modern work solutions for litigators.”

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Remote Possibilities? Social Distancing and the Magnification of Marketing

Organizations that are appropriately staffed, skilled, and resourced in the marketing function during times of social distancing and congregate setting restrictions may experience less revenue generation continuity challenges based on unforeseen events and incidents than organizations that have selectively neglected this crucial area.

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OpenText Buys Secure Information Exchange and Unified Communications Leader XMedius

“We welcome XMedius’s customers, strong partner network and employees to OpenText,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO. “The acquisition reaffirms our commitment to Montreal, already a strategic hub for our analytics and AI development teams. Together, we will bring leading cloud and hybrid solutions to enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses.”

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eDiscovery Business Continuity: Considerations for Remote Work

Author William Arruda highlights in a recent Forbes article that as the number of people infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) approaches a hundred thousand, and the death toll rises, companies that have been reluctant to allow their workforce to skip the office are now having to weigh workplace risks in a way they never imagined and confront the reality that productivity could take a massive dip if just one infected employee came to work. Already, some companies are getting out in front of the impending pandemic by promoting remote work.

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TCDI Receives Private Equity Investment from Trivest Partners

“We are excited to partner with TCDI and Bill Johnson to accelerate TCDI’s solid foundation and impressive track record of innovation and client retention. Trivest will assist the leadership team with an aggressive but thoughtful add-on acquisition program aimed at increasing the Company’s size, scale, presence, and capabilities in the coming years,” shared Jamie Elias, Partner at Trivest.

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What is Kratt? A Vision and Concept for Artificial Intelligence in Estonia

Published today on Independence Day in Estonia, the vision and concept paper “#KrattAI: The Next Stage of Digital Public Services in #eEstonia” highlights one country’s practical vision for how public services should digitally work in the age of artificial intelligence. Released by the Republic of Estonia GCIO Office and authored by the Government CIO, CDO, and CTO, the paper presents commentary and considerations for the problems, business challenges, and technological challenges involved integrating AI into public services. The vision and concepts shared may be useful for data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider plans, projects, and programs relating to the practical application of AI in their infrastructures and offerings.

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Excellence, Trust, and Artificial Intelligence: A European Approach

Recently published by the European Commission, the white paper “On Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust” presents a human-centric approach to the development of AI that is worth reading and reflection by data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider legal, ethical, and commercialization issues and opportunities relating to AI.

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How Many Second Requests? Adding Context to eDiscovery Provider Claims of Experience and Expertise

Taken from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) reports and data sets, the numbers represented in the following charts highlight metrics that may be useful for law firms, legal departments, and legal services providers seeking to understand the annual pulse rate of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act mandated merger transaction reviews and Second Requests. The charts may also be useful for considering the claims of eDiscovery providers regarding their expertise and experience in supporting Second Requests.

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Kenyon Group Advises Information Governance Solutions on its Sale to Access

“The IGS acquisition, together with our prior acquisition of Montaña & Associates, brings world-class solutions and services to Access clients for electronic and physical information management and compliance,” said Rob Alston, Chief Executive Officer of Access. “Information governance advisory services and software are crucial to data security and risk reduction in the entire information management lifecycle-from document management to secure record destruction.”