Posts Tagged ‘ediscovery’

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for May 2018

A selection of five articles shared regularly to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery and legal discovery.


LawGeex 2018 Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide for In-House Counsel

LawGeex 2018 Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide for In-House Counsel

The legal technology space has exploded, bringing unprecedented disruption to the $600 billion global legal services market. Each month dozens of companies burst onto the scene promising to transform daily legal tasks, and the pace of transformation is only accelerating. Funding of companies has increased. Consolidation and acquisitions are continuing. Meanwhile, adoption of the latest technology among in-house lawyers has become mainstream. The In-House Counsel’s Legal Tech Buyer’s Guide 2018 reflects these major developments.


E-Discovery Unfiltered: Vendor Management Trends and Impressions Survey (Ari Kaplan)

E-Discovery Unfiltered: Vendor Management Trends and Impressions Survey (Ari Kaplan)

Ari Kaplan Advisors’ annual E-Discovery Unfiltered Survey is a welcome and refreshingly readable report that provides actionable intelligence for defensible decisions on vendors and issues in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


The Workstream of eDiscovery: Considering Processes and Tasks

The Workstream of eDiscovery: Considering Processes and Tasks

Based on an aggregation of research from leading eDiscovery educators, developers, and providers, the following eDiscovery Processes and Tasks listing may be helpful in detailed thinking and planning related to the discipline of eDiscovery. The processes and tasks highlighted in this listing are not all inclusive and represent only one view of eDiscovery.


Bill Dimm on the TAR vs. Keyword Search Challenge

Bill Dimm on the TAR vs. Keyword Search Challenge

During my [Bill Dimm] presentation at the NorCal eDiscovery & IG Retreat, I challenged the audience to create keyword searches that would work better than technology-assisted review (predictive coding) for two topics.  Half of the room was tasked with finding articles about biology (science-oriented articles, excluding medical treatment) and the other half searched for articles about current law (excluding proposed laws or politics).  TAR beat keyword search across the board for both tasks. 


On-Demand Legal Education: The GDPR – Problem, Pain, and Preparedness

On-Demand Legal Education: The GDPR - Problem, Pain, and Preparedness

So where do you stand on GDPR preparedness? Join HaystackID and a panel of privacy, compliance, and eDiscovery experts to learn more about the GDPR and how you can avoid the problems and pain of unpreparedness.


Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

A non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities regarding the discipline of eDiscovery. 


A Paradigm Shift? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers

A Paradigm Shift? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers

While cost is still a major driver with some of the more routine services like document review, many organizations are also looking for expertise when deciding on more complex services such as eDiscovery.


Sonasoft Agrees to Acquire Cornerstone Technologies

Sonasoft Agrees to Acquire Cornerstone Technologies

Sonasoft Corp. (OTCPK: SSFT), a leader in eDiscovery solutions and business continuity services, announces [May 1, 2018] that it has jointly signed a purchase agreement to acquire Cornerstone Technologies and all related interests and assets. The acquisition will be finalized after both companies have their financials audited and shareholder approval is obtained.


RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation to be Acquired by HGGC

RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, today [May 1, 2018] announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $555 million.


A Logikcull Approach: Andy Wilson Explains His Legal Tech Startup’s Latest Funding

A Logikcull Approach: Andy Wilson Explains His Legal Tech Startup's Latest Funding

Logikcull raised $22 million in January, even though it didn’t need it, says Wilson. The CEO tells us it’s because Logikcull has surged in popularity in the legal world.


Budgetary Constraints Continue to Impact the Business of eDiscovery (Spring 2018)

Budgetary Constraints Continue to Impact the Business of eDiscovery (Spring 2018)

In the Spring of 2018, 22% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey. Increasing volumes of data are also of great concern, with 21% of survey respondents noting it as their greatest business concern.


For eDiscovery, Happy Days Are Here Again!

For eDiscovery, Happy Days Are Here Again!

Judging by an early peek at the data in the Blickstein Group/Exterro study, we can safely say that in-house legal departments are feeling bullish about their prospects.


On-Demand Legal Education: Getting Off the Sidelines and into the Game using Technology Assisted Review

On-Demand Legal Education: Getting Off the Sidelines and into the Game using Technology Assisted Review

The use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) has been accepted in the courts for several years, but most lawyers still don’t use it and many still don’t know what it is or how it works. Why not? Are the terms TAR and predictive coding synonymous or are there other forms of TAR that can also facilitate review? This CLE-approved webcast session will discuss what TAR really is, when it may be appropriate to consider for your case, what challenges can impact the use of TAR and how to get started.


Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for April 2018

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for April 2018

A selection of five articles shared regularly to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery and legal discovery.


HaystackID Acquires eDiscovery Providers Inspired Review and Envision Discovery

HaystackID Acquires eDiscovery Providers Inspired Review and Envision Discovery

HaystackID, a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law firms find, listen, and learn from data when they face complex, data-intensive investigations and litigation, today announced it has acquired Inspired Review, an innovative managed review services company and Envision Discovery, a leading eDiscovery and managed services company. The company also announced the formation of Haystack Holdings, a private-equity backed holding company, via a significant investment from management, Knox Capital, ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, and Maranon Capital, L.P.


Admissibility of Electronic Evidence: Grimm-Brady Evidence Admissibility Chart

Admissibility of Electronic Evidence: Grimm-Brady Evidence Admissibility Chart

The recently published Admissibility of Electronic Evidence chart by Paul W. Grimm and Kevin F. Brady is a concise yet complete guide for helping legal and information professionals consider the legal admissibility of electronically stored information (ESI) as evidence.


Consilio and Advanced Discovery Merger Complete

Consilio and Advanced Discovery Merger Complete

Consilio and Advanced Discovery have announced [April 17, 2018] that the transaction to merge the companies is now complete. The combined company is now the world’s second largest services provider for information governance, risk management, eDiscovery and document and contract review.


Information Governance and eDiscovery Packaged Services: Six Example Offerings

Information Governance and eDiscovery Packaged Services: Six Example Offerings

Packaged services may help legal technology service providers bridge the gap between traditional hourly consulting offerings and fully managed services. They may also provide a strong opportunity to create additional sales entry points and potential new revenue streams by making access to current consulting offerings easier to understand, easier to evaluate, and easier to purchase.


Epiq Announces New Data Products Group

Epiq Announces New Data Products Group

“While the legal industry has been an early adopter of analytics in eDiscovery, we are still in the early stages of exploration when it comes to the value that can be derived from legal data. By focusing this new investment in data science on emerging areas such as legal process improvement and risk analysis, we will be prepared to deliver incredible value to our clients,” said Cliff Dutton, chief innovation officer of Epiq.


Australian Law Firm Launches eDiscovery Startup Telesto

Australian Law Firm Launches eDiscovery Startup Telesto

A new name in e-discovery has been launched by Corrs Chambers Westgarth [Australia]. Telesto will operate as a separate business from the law firm but was created by its Legal Technology Solutions Group and will benefit from Corrs’ innovations and expertise in the sector.


Zix Acquires Erado, Expands Unified Archiving, eDiscovery and Compliance Solutions

Zix Acquires Erado, Expands Unified Archiving, eDiscovery and Compliance Solutions

Zix Corporation (Zix), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email security, has acquired Seattle-based Erado, a provider of archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the financial sector. With the acquisition, Zix strengthens its comprehensive archiving solutions with unified archiving, supervision, security, and messaging solutions for customers that demand bundled services. With more than 18,000 customers across the financial services vertical, Erado’s long-time focus on helping its customers comply with FINRA and SEC regulations will help further strengthen Zix’s offering for customers with compliance requirements.


eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2018

eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q1 2018

ComplexDiscovery findings, data points, and tracking information that may be useful for understanding M&A+I activity patterns in the eDiscovery ecosystem from January 1, 2018, through March 31, 2018.


Lighthouse Expands, Acquires Forexus

Lighthouse Expands, Acquires Forexus

Lighthouse today [March 29, 2018] announced that it has acquired Forexus, a rapidly growing provider of consulting services and chat processing software located in Zürich, Switzerland.