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Ed Fiducia

Ed Fiducia
Ed Fiducia - Regional Vice President and Senior E-Discovery Consultant Throughout his 21-year career in the legal technology space, Ed has been a technology expert while also possessing a solid understanding of the legal discovery process – a rare combination. Beginning with document coding in the early 90’s, through the evolution of database creation, e-discovery, hosted applications and concept search technologies, Ed has worked in virtually every aspect of the industry. Ed currently works with Inventus clients and the whole Project Management team to customize review workflows and determine appropriate e-discovery solutions from both a technology and Discovery Management standpoint.
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5 Ways to Use Concept Searching that You Might Have Missed

Posted 06/23/17 1:54 PM by Ed Fiducia

Though it took a number of years to gain initial acceptance, “concept search” technology has now matured to the point where it is deployed in the vast majority of document review platforms in the industry.

Ed's Top Ten "Reveal Codes"

Posted 05/4/16 7:00 PM by Ed Fiducia

 During a recent presentation to a client, the conversation turned to all of the advancements in “technology” that we have used for litigation support over the past couple of decades. I put the word “technology” in quotes because it wasn’t all that long ago that the “state of the art” for document review involved post-it tape flags (red for privilege, green for responsive, etc.), typewritten privilege logs and mechanical Bates® stamps (I still have mine).

The Harbor is No Longer Safe

Posted 11/4/15 6:05 PM by Ed Fiducia

As a child in the 60’s, I remember reading Hildegarde Swift’s classic children’s story “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.” As the story begins, the Little Red Lighthouse is so proud! With his light and fog bell, he warns the ships that are passing by of the nearby rocks.

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Posted 07/15/15 2:37 PM by Ed Fiducia

In the 50’ and 60’s, one of the staples of daytime television was Art Linkletter’s House Party. For its time, it was a cutting edge, daytime variety show. One of the most famous recurring segments was “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. Art would ask the children innocuous questions and just stand back and wait for the children to answer - usually to hilarious and unexpected results. Needless to say, a child’s view of the world is somewhat different than that of a grown up. 

Asking the Right Questions Can Make All the Difference

Posted 05/27/15 8:56 PM by Ed Fiducia

I grew up in Connecticut. When I was 12 years old, I started to “work” for Doctor and Mrs. Wilcox, a retired couple in their 70’s who lived down the street. I would shovel the driveway in winter, plant the garden in spring, mow the lawn in summer and rake leaves in the fall. They were wonderful people who made me feel like an adopted son. I worked for them right up to the day I left for the Marines, where I learned a valuable life lesson that I want to share with you. One summer, Mrs. Wilcox wanted a low area in the yard leveled in, so she had a “load” of fill dirt delivered. The pile was taller than I was. I began to move the dirt one shovelful at a time from the top of the pile to the low area in the yard. A few hours (and blisters) later, she took pity on me and called in a local handyman, named Joe. Within minutes of showing up, Joe asked me two very important questions:

Alice v CLS Bank: Not The Whole Story

Posted 03/25/15 3:00 PM by Ed Fiducia

In Martin Scorsese’s 1974 film, recently widowed Alice and her son Tommy pack up their belongings and set out on the road from Socorro, New Mexico to her hometown of Monterey, California so that she can renew her long abandoned plans for a singing career.  Of course, life gets in the way, and she ends up a waitress in Mel’s Diner where she ultimately falls in love with David, a local rancher.  It’s a wonderful story of redemption and second chances.

The Light is Better Over Here - A Look at Predictive Coding

Posted 01/29/15 3:57 PM by Ed Fiducia

A man is looking for his lost keys under a street light. A cop walking by bends down to help. After a few minutes with no luck, he asks the man if he is sure about where he dropped them, and the man replies,

Get on the Bus, Gus: How to Succeed in an Era of Corporate Growth

Posted 01/6/15 5:52 PM by Ed Fiducia

In 1956, Greyhound launched an advertising campaign with the “Go Greyhound and Leave the Driving to Us” tagline that would become their lead advertising slogan for decades. The campaign was wildly successful in attracting millions of travelers who could not afford air travel as well as those that needed to travel long distance, but did not have the luxury of a second family car. Greyhound was the king of the market.

Then, with a one-two punch, the market changed.  

2014 in E-Discovery: The Wins, The Losses and What's Next

Posted 12/15/14 11:21 PM by Ed Fiducia

As 2014 draws to a close, we look back over the past year to celebrate our wins, mourn our losses and try to envision what is next. Looking forward, we do our best to predict something that is by its very nature unpredictable: the future. Here is my contribution to the effort.


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