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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown is a legal technology thought leader with more than a decade of experience in the eDiscovery and information management fields. At Legility, her primary focus is on driving awareness for the company’s innovative services and solutions. Prior to Legility, Brown spent eight years as head of marketing communications at Epiq, where she led global marketing communications and built thought leadership, PR, and analyst relations programs. Prior to Epiq, she led marketing communications at Exterro, an eDiscovery software company, where she founded and led their content-driven marketing organization. She has a journalism background and holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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Recent Posts

eDiscovery project management: Going from good to great

Posted 03/31/20 2:55 PM by Sarah Brown

What makes a good legal project manager? You take it for granted that they are knowledgeable, but they must also have good communication skills, be flexible, approachable and personable.


The ability to be consultative, to build a strong working relationship with clients, and to truly care about the person on the other end of the phone is what makes the difference between a "good" project manager, and a "great" project manager.


Three Key Takeaways From Legaltech New York 2020

Posted 02/17/20 10:05 AM by Sarah Brown


Now that the dust has settled on yet another great Legalweek New York and we’ve had a chance to reflect on all we saw and absorbed, we wanted to share some of what our team took away from the event. It’s always a hectic schedule and it’s hard to see everything, but here are a few of our top takeaways from the first LegalTech of the new decade:

The potential of automated translation in multilingual litigation

Posted 01/13/20 11:31 AM by Sarah Brown

During a recent webcast presented by Inventus, eDiscovery experts discussed ways firms and organizations can overcome the obstacles of multilingual litigation – a growing trend in the legal field as litigation increasingly goes global.

Using Data to Drive Decisions in eDiscovery

Posted 12/16/19 2:43 PM by Sarah Brown

In legal matters, practitioners have access to a lot of data. But deriving meaning from that data, and harnessing it into actionable tasks is another matter entirely. Watch this video with Inventus expert Alisa McLellan, who explains how dashboarding tools can work to the benefit of eDiscovery teams looking to make smarter decisions from start to finish.


The CCPA is Coming. Are you Ready?

Posted 12/3/19 11:00 AM by Sarah Brown

During a recent CLE presented by Natalya Northrip, Global Chief Privacy Officer at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; David Shonka, Partner at Redgrave LLP; Alex Pilmer, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP; and Erin Plante, Director of Strategy & Consulting at Inventus, we learned a lot about the pending California Consumer Privacy Act – from what it covers (and what it doesn’t), who is subject to its regulations, what the consequences for noncompliance may entail, and some of the steps we should be taking to prepare. Read on below for some of our key takeaways.


Set to go into effect next month, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will grant Californians the right to see what data a company holds on them. It has many similarities to the 2018 European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which lets Europeans access and delete their data in many circumstances.


Even though the law is a California one, it affects every significant business that may hold the personal data of California residents – essentially extending to any medium to large-size company that has, does, or ever will do business in or sell products or services to citizens of California.


eDiscovery Gone Global: Best Practices for Legal Service Providers

Posted 11/5/19 8:00 AM by Sarah Brown

Managing and analyzing large volumes of data in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, or internal investigations is no easy task. Legal professionals must be able to find and collect data quickly, protect it once they have it, and handle it according to best practices - which vary by jurisdiction, country, state or region, and even between organizations.

As you might expect, eDiscovery tasks may become even more difficult when the discovery involves data sources across international borders, raising important questions about how to organize and conduct eDiscovery activities.


Relativity Fest 2019: Top Buzzed-About eDiscovery and Legal Trends

Posted 10/25/19 9:00 AM by Sarah Brown

This week we attended the tenth annual Relativity Fest – the annual gathering of eDiscovery wonks of all stripes in Chicago – to talk technology, legal services, and all things discovery with clients and colleagues from all over the world.


It’s not often we eDiscovery wonks get to really let our geek flags fly – and as one of the biggest gatherings of eDiscovery experts in North America, Relativity Fest is one of our favorite events for doing exactly that. From the big-production fanfare of the keynote and the real talk of the judicial panel to the down-and-dirty details of the panels and presentations in between, it’s always a great time for learning and celebrating everything we as an eDiscovery community can do.


International eDiscovery & Cross-Border Compliance: Expert Perspective

Posted 10/16/19 11:00 AM by Sarah Brown

Wrongdoers know no international borders - so investigators of wrongdoing must be able to operate nimbly across borders, too. In particular, it behooves international organizations - and the law firms that service them - to pay particularly close attention to high-risk geographies and ensure they have the expertise and infrastructure needed to quickly respond to any incidents that arise.


When it comes to multinational investigations and eDiscovery response, there are a few best practices that legal and compliance practitioners should look for. Chris Dale, of the eDisclosure Information Project, sat down with Inventus expert Erin Plante recently for a video interview on the topic.


Legal Supplier Diversity: Top Takeaways from NAMWOLF 2019

Posted 10/1/19 10:35 AM by Sarah Brown

This year’s National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual meeting took place last week in sunny Los Angeles, attracting some of the best legal minds from all over the U.S. It was a star-studded event, kicking off the same night as the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. In between celebrity sightings, attendees arriving on Sunday took part in the traditional Amazing Race scavenger hunt around the city – getting to know their fellow attendees and see some of the sights around the city. 


How Lawyers Can Help Keep Sensitive Data Safe from Hackers

Posted 09/11/19 1:31 PM by Sarah Brown

Keeping data safe used to be the sole job of dedicated departments within companies – typically not something lawyers were trained on. The largest companies would have specialized teams focused on the task of securing confidential information – while smaller organizations and even law firms might not have any certified security officers on staff at all.



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