Nextpoint Acquires WarRoom from LaunchPad Lab

According to Scott Weisman, chief operating officer of LaunchPad Lab and co-founder of WarRoom, “Nextpoint has always been a leader in the eDiscovery and litigation software space, so we’re excited to continue shaping the future of legal technology with their team. We look forward to working with them to bring additional enhancements for lawyers around the world.”

Consilio Launches Complete Security

According to Jonathan Fowler, Chief Information Security Officer at Consilio, “To deliver a secure client experience and meet our client’s end-to-end security needs, we have developed a worldwide enterprise security framework that meets all the latest guidelines of modern best practices and operates at a global scale for robust protection against the catastrophic risks of data security threats. Our enhanced offering is built into the framework of every Consilio engagement and allows us to provide high-touch, total value to our clients.”

Help Wanted? Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Fall 2021 Overview

In the fall of 2021, 27.4% of respondents viewed lack of personnel 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 fall 2021 survey. This percentage is also the highest concern rating in the area of lack of personnel since the inception of the survey in the winter of 2016.

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for October 2021

From artificial intelligence and predictive coding to eDiscovery business confidence and industry operational metrics, the October 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform cybersecurity, information governance, and eDiscovery professionals on cyber, data, and legal discovery.

Moving Forward? A Running Listing of eDiscovery Events in 2022

Based on research and tracking by ComplexDiscovery, this non-comprehensive planning list highlighting selected eDiscovery-related events, conferences, and meetings may be beneficial for individuals and organizations in the eDiscovery ecosystem evaluating sponsorship, support, and attendance plans for 2022.

[Legal Education Webcast] Going for the Gold? Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab for Mobile Devices

Companies poring over high-stakes investigations and litigation now have immediate access to a powerful new service to assist in identifying and analyzing digital clues from mobile devices through HaystackID’s Mobile Elite Discovery and Analysis Lab (MEDAL). In this on-demand educational presentation, digital forensics experts John Wilson and Rene Novoa share considerations for full-file system and physical extractions from both Android and iOS devices with HaystackID’s MEDAL service.

Beyond Foibles and Fatigue? The Use of Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery

According to David Cohen, partner, Reed Smith LLP, and chair of EDRM’s project trustees, “There is so much hype about the use of AI in the legal field and whether it may even replace human lawyers. Many legal professionals, however, don’t really understand AI and its practical applications. This paper provides a concise and understandable introduction to AI, its current and future applications in litigation discovery and related ethical considerations.”

Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 67 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. 47.0% of respondents reported increasing Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). This is the highest percentage of respondents reporting MRR as increasing since the introduction of operational metric questions into the business confidence survey in the winter of 2019.

Hanzo Announces Preserve-In-Place Support for Slack eDiscovery

According to Brad Harris, VP of Product at Hanzo, “Preserving data in Slack gives enterprise legal teams the flexibility they need to balance risk and cost by limiting the copies of data. We take an approach that always seeks to empower the customer to control the amount of data they collect and reuse it across matters once collected which limits exposure from overcollection and redundant data.”

FTC Updates Model Second Request Introductory Guide

As highlighted in the September 28, 2021, blog post “Making the Second Request Process Both More Streamlined and More Rigorous During this Unprecedented Merger Wave” by the new director of the Bureau of Competition Holly Vedova, the FTC has been anticipating publishing a revision to the Model Second Request. The latest revision is now available for consideration and use by business, legal, and eDiscovery professionals involved in potential or actual Second Request investigations.

From Russia (and China) with Love? The UK National Cyber Security Centre Annual Review

According to the NCSC Annual Review, China remained a highly sophisticated...

New Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks

According to Matt Hartman, Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, "The...

A Surge in Cybercriminality? The Annual ENISA Threat Landscape Report – 9th Edition

According to EU Agency for Cybersecurity Executive Director Juhan Lepassaar, “Given...

Considering Zero Trust? November 2021 Cyber Events Report from NATO CCDCOE

Computer security professionals love to say that there is no such...

A Long Runway? KLDiscovery Files for Initial Public Offering

On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, KLDiscovery took a strong step toward...

Modus Secures Working Capital Facility from J.P. Morgan

According to Steven Horan, Chairman, and CEO of Modus, “Having the...

Driven and Innovative Discovery Merge

According to the announcement, Silver Oak Services Partners, a private equity...

Smarsh Acquires Digital Safe Product Line from Micro Focus

According to Smarsh CEO Brian Cramer, “Solving the sophisticated archiving, compliance...

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2021-2026 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

From market retraction in 2020 to resurgence in 2021, the worldwide...

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...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for November 2021

From worldwide eDiscovery market sizing and discovery intelligence to cybersecurity playbooks...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for October 2021

From artificial intelligence and predictive coding to eDiscovery business confidence and...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for September 2021

From countering ransomware to predictive coding and packaged services, the September...

Five Great Reads on Cyber, Data, and Legal Discovery for August 2021

From the interplay of digital forensics in eDiscovery to collecting online...

Alternative Reality? Winter 2022 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results

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

Calm Before the Storm? Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 71.2% of survey respondents felt that...

Help Wanted? Issues Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: A Fall 2021 Overview

In the fall of 2021, 27.4% of respondents viewed lack of...

Harvest Time? eDiscovery Operational Metrics in the Fall of 2021

In the fall of 2021, 67 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants...