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In “Silicon Valley” versus in the Real World

Posted 09/15/16 8:09 PM by Quan Luc

In the episode, “Binding Arbitration,” from the HBO television show “Silicon Valley,” Thomas Middleditch, the founder of Pied Piper and Gavin Belson, the CEO of Hooli, agreed to participate in binding arbitration to resolve their pending litigation issues. 

Five Ways a Digital Caddy Can Help Your E-discovery Game

Posted 08/26/16 8:14 PM by Tony Scavera

 In a lot of ways, e-discovery is like golf: the pressure is on, the rules are confusing, equipment can be expensive, and penalties are severe. Professional golfers don’t compete without caddies, and neither should corporate legal departments.

The Singularity is Near, But Not Just Yet

Posted 08/11/16 6:35 PM by Alex Jacobs

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  - Mother Teresa

Much has been said about how technology is going to disrupt the practice of law. While there have been many advancements to date, a promise of new software on the horizon always creates a paradigm shift in how attorneys manage litigation. In the very reactive business of litigation, thinking ahead and trying to be proactive can be challenging.

BYOD: The E-discovery Implications of a “Bring Your Own Device” Policy in the Workplace

Posted 08/5/16 7:29 PM by Sarah Sawyer

The use of mobile devices in the workplace is an ever-evolving practice.  When organizations first started taking advantage of increasing mobile technology, particularly cell phones and laptops, most implemented “Company Owned, Personally Enabled” (“COPE”) policies.  The mobile device remained the property of the organization, and the employee used it primarily for work-related tasks.  With COPE, the type and scope of mobile devices can be restricted, affording the organization the ability to fully understand the technology of a limited number of devices and thus providing them with predictability when the data stored on those devices becomes discoverable.  

The Billable Hour: How to Make Your Legal Operations More Efficient

Posted 07/6/16 8:57 PM by Tom Spaulding

The legal industry has long been accused of being a model of inefficiency. It’s easy to see why: the foundational metric -the billable hour - dictates that the more time something takes, the more revenue is accrued.

Opposing Production Received…Now What?

Posted 06/27/16 9:30 PM by Alisa McLellan

Your opposing counsel has just delivered a production volume. You could just hand it off to your vendor or project manager to get it loaded into your review platform ASAP.  Before having it loaded, however, some items to note might include:

Collection: A Look at Different Approaches to Cut Cost

Posted 05/27/16 8:56 PM by Matthew Flickinger

With the proliferation of data, we are often asked to perform collections at the request of client’s and/or their counsel. These collections can be performed in a variety of ways, but the scope and type of collection always drives the overall processing, hosting, review, and production costs. So what’s the best collection strategy for reducing discovery costs while fulfilling your client’s discovery obligations? Is it the broad collection approach, the targeted collection methodology, or the hybrid approach?

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).

Service Still Plays a Role

Posted 04/15/16 7:05 PM by Al Sisemore

Service… It’s a simple word we all know and have used thousands of times in the past. However, for many of us, service is more than a word. As consumers, we attach an adjective to it (terrible, average or great) and it will be an important factor when deciding how or where we spend our money. We consider it when choosing a restaurant for the evening or where to buy a new automobile, which stores we shop at or which airlines we decide to fly. For most consumers, I would guess that it plays a critical role in our decision-making process.

How to Choose Your Ediscovery Bracket

Posted 03/31/16 5:27 PM by Megan Rowland

Recently a co-worker asked me, “How do you pick the teams that will move forward in your March Madness bracket?” I replied, “A lot is good guessing mixed in with strategy based on prior performance.” I realized this approach could also be applied to data culling in eDiscovery.


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