Articles & Whitepapers
Whitepaper: Rise of Law Firm Hacks Leads to More Scrutiny From Corporate Clients Third-Party Cybersecurity Assessments Help Manage Risk Karen Hornbeck, Consilio Last year was a lightning rod for law firm
The EU Transfer Two-Step: Mastering the Ever-Changing Data Dance E-discovery experts at ILTACON, including Consilio's Ben Rusch, discussed how to navigate the changing EU data transfer landscape and make regulations work for you.
Consilio’s 2016 Law Department Benchmarking Performance Series – Survey No. 2: Technology, the seventh conducted in alliance with the Texas General Counsel Forum, demonstrates a focus on further enhancement of technology in the law
In a bid to assert control over cyberspace, China passed a sweeping cybersecurity law that affects virtually every company doing business in that country. The law is set to go into effect June 1, 2017. Despite its broad reach and potential for disruption, it appears that very few legal professionals are aware of the law. A 2017 survey by Consilio showed that just a quarter of legal tech professionals are aware of the law. Just 2% are “very aware” and a scant minority (14%) are “very concerned.”
Consilio Brings Together Analytics and Human Review in In-House Cost-Containment Service In this article, Robin Snasdell discusses our new service External Spend Optimization and its use of analytics tools. This article originally appeared on Legaltechnews.com
Contracts are what make any business go, but first, they have to get to the finish line: execution. Unfortunately, in many organizations, agreements get bogged down in byzantine contracting processes that frustrate corporate counsel
eDiscovery Costs & Budgeting - Creating Order out of Chaos In this whitepaper Senior Director, Matthew Davis discusses eDiscovery cost challenges and how to control costs early on in the process. This piece originally appeared
Four Technologies Help Limit and Manage PII in Cross-Border eDiscovery With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) yet to go into effect and evolving data privacy laws, organizations face a huge challenge when it comes
What Law Firms Can Learn from The Ninth Annual Law Department Operations Survey Robin Snasdell, Managing Director, chats about how the legal operation managers’ role has flourished, growing from a profession in its infancy into
Are You Ready for the New China Cybersecurity Law? Managing Director, Dan Whitaker discusses China's comprehensive Cybersecurity Law and the implications it will have on businesses when it goes into effect in June 2017. This
The Low Down on eDiscovery in Germany: Where the Growth's at and the Cases in Question Managing Director, Michael Becker chats about e-Discovery’s German growth, key differences in European discovery and more. This article originally
Insourcing, International Due Diligence and Data-Culling This interview with Consilio's Chris Adams originally appeared in the February/March 2017 issue of Today's General Counsel. Read the full article.
Challenges in Searching Multilingual Data Sets in Global Investigations Global businesses speak many languages. While conducting business in multiple languages is necessary and inevitable, it also creates grave business risks as some of the most
Eye on Discovery – Global Businesses and Internal Investigations: The Challenges of Multilingual Keyword Searches
Eye on Discovery - Global Businesses and Internal Investigations: The Challenges of Multilingual Keyword Searches Global businesses speak many languages. Conducting business in multiple languages creates business opportunities and business risks as some of the
Entering a New Era for the Management of Legal Processes in the German Legal Market: Technically Sophisticated and Based on Division of Labour
Entering a New Era for the Management of Legal Processes in the German Legal Market: Technically Sophisticated and Based on Division of Labour [This document is a convenience translation of the original German article: “Die
Eye on Discovery -Can You Trust Your Law Firms With Your Data? Your data is only as safe as the data of your least secure link to it. Unfortunately, for many organizations, suppliers that host
Eye on Discovery - Is Office 365 Enough to Meet Your eDiscovery Needs? To claim that Office 365 is a success would be an understatement. With a 320 percent increase in enterprise users from third-quarter
Ninth Annual Law Department Operations Survey The Annual Law Department Operations Survey was created in 2008. It is the largest law department operations survey in the marketplace, with at least 80 unique data points. The
Eye on Discovery - Five Steps to Take Now to Prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation Once the European Court of Justice issued its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, businesses began scrambling
The Privacy Shield: Is It Our Destiny or the Dark Side? “Oh, I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.” With these words, the Emperor taunted Luke Skywalker, informing him
Law Department Benchmarking Performance Series Consilio and The General Counsel Forum are pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Law Department Benchmarking Performance Series. This series of short, simple performance surveys is
Eye on Discovery - 11.5 Million Reasons for Law Firms to Take Data Security Seriously In early April, we bore witness to what may be the largest data breach in history: 11.5 million confidential
Eye on Discovery - Stop the Madness: Close the Gaps Now to Avoid Discovery Mayhem Later Gaps are good if you’re a basketball team playing strong defense in the NCAA tournament. In March Madness, teams
Law Department Benchmarking Report Your comprehensive source for practices, metrics, and trends driving law department operations. 119 Companies | $2.3 Trillion in Revenue | $4.3 Billion in Legal Spend |5,900+ In-House Attorneys
GC Focus: Contract Management System vs. Document Management System: Which Technology Is Right for Your Law Department?
So you want to better manage your organization’s contracts and are ready to invest in technology to support those efforts. But what kind of technology do you need? Is a contract lifecycle management (CLM) system
Organizations are looking to improve their contract management, both with respect to existing agreements and contract creation for new agreements and templates. Many organizations’ contracts are not centralized and largely unmanaged, leading to unmonitored risks
Of course you don’t want to micromanage how your outside counsel handles your organization’s litigation – after all, you hired them for their expertise – but if you’re paying by the hour, you do want
It is pretty clear that legal analytics are here to stay in law department management, and the ways analytics can be used are likely to increase. According to the results of a survey recently released
As organizations grow or the competitive landscape shifts, the corporate vision can evolve. Unfortunately, there is often a disconnection between a corporation’s new vision and the law department’s support of that vision. Law departments may
Our last issue discussed transforming the law department in order to align it with the corporate vision. This issue focuses on a critical aspect of that transformation – prioritizing the department’s work. Ideally, the law
A global economy brings with it global litigation—and global e-discovery. Regulatory investigations involving global data are also on the rise, with growing enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws such as the
Since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last revisited its merger review process back in 2006, many new tools have emerged on the e-discovery scene. These changes are one of the main reasons the FTC published
Articles, eDiscovery Services, Information Governance, Legal Hold Process & Program Development, Records and Information Management, Services & Consulting
Since the addition of the e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 2006, sanctions for spoliation have risen markedly. This trend seems unlikely to wane now that the 2015 amendments to Rule
Webinar: The Snowden Effect - How the Landscape of Cross-Border Discovery is Impacted by Recent Events Presented as part of the ALM Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum, this one-hour webinar, will examine how
Consilio's Ben Rusch delves into the complex topics of Risk Modelling & Antitrust Risk Assessment in this article that he penned for the Competition Law Journal.
Successfully managing encrypted data depends on the processes and technology used. With the right know-how and technology, it is possible to properly collect and decrypt data and proceed with its review. In this article, Consilio's
The continuing and rapid increase in the volumes of electronic documents generated and stored by companies means the issue of elevated costs is not going away. The only solution is to devote precious time and
Every day, the world grows smaller as companies stretch their operations around the globe. As businesses cross international borders, so does their data. Even for organizations with a smaller global footprint, the advent of technologies such as
When eDiscovery involves data from more than one country, it adds layers of complexity to an already complicated process. In this article, Jon Shaman discusses some of the many challenges counsel must overcome.
Evidence that Speaks Volumes: Best Practices for Collection, Preservation and Review of Audio Recordings
Audio evidence is powerful. Because a person's vocal tone, pace and inflection speak volumes, voice recordings often provide the most candid — and therefore damaging — evidence in a matter.
As chat apps overtake SMS text messaging as the mobile messaging method of choice, what dangers does this hold for information governance and security? Consilio's Jon Fowler discusses this matter.
Jon Fowler discusses data encryption and the problems it can potentially create for the eDiscovery process, as well as several techniques to approach decryption.
Boom Goes the Dynamite- What U.S. Companies Need to Know About the “Big Bang” in England and Wales Civil Procedure
Michael Flanagan discusses the impact of Civil Procedure Rule 31.5A on the eDiscovery process in the U.S.
The British (reforms) are coming: What US companies need to know about the new Civil Procedure Rule 31.5A
Adam Pollitt discusses the Jackson Reforms and the “keys to success under the new rule”.
Garry Bernstein or Consilio assesses the consequences of the Jackson reforms on eDisclosure. Read the full article here.
The full scope and complexity of an eDisclosure exercise often only becomes apparent much later in proceedings, and usually only after the exercise has already begun.
The trend in globalisation has given rise to cross-border litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. Companies must now litigate and respond to regulatory matters in multiple jurisdictions, each with its own unique legal requirements and cultural
August 2012 From keyword searching to email threading, to concept clustering, technology has helped corporations and law firm lower review costs without sacrificing accuracy and defensibility. A new innovation, predictive coding, promises to accelerate this
August 2012 In part one of this three-part series, we discussed some of the basic concepts and advantages that result when organizations abandon the traditional concept of data storage and move their IT infrastructure to
July 2012 In part one of this three-part series, we discussed some of the basic concepts and advantages when organizations abandon the traditional concept of data storage and move their IT infrastructure to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
July 2012 An emerging but important trend is the use of the cloud for the creation and storage of business documents, which brings with it a new host of challenges for the litigator and the
June 2012 For multinational companies, being at the sharp end of a cross-border investigation is fraught with risk. Getting the initial response right is critical to making the best of a bad situation. Read More
June 2012 In this three-part series, we will discuss some of the challenges and issues companies must recognize when litigation arises and the time comes to identify and map potentially relevant data that is stored
May 2012 As technology becomes more sophisticated and the tracking of intellectual property (IP) theft becomes more challenging, the pressure is on IT departments within companies to prepare for the worst. (Link redirects to British
February 2012 Software companies can spend enormous amounts of money and time developing new products; yet underestimate the ease of code being stolen. It is alarmingly easy to hide and transport software code. Fortunately, there
January 2012 As technology changes at a rapid pace, so too must the forensics response to e-disclosure and investigatory requests. Understanding where the data is within a company, how to back it up and how
January 2012 With the rise of international dealings in a digital environment, recruiting human translators to sift through masses of electronic data becomes an impossible task. Ineffective translation of relevant documents can also potentially harm
January 2012 Traditional e-Discovery exercises are often based on an assumption that the documents of interest are in the English language. However, in today’s globalised business environment, companies have multinational corporate parents, subsidiaries, suppliers and
September 2011 With the rise of the digital age and the widespread use of computers and electronic communication by individuals and corporations, the volume of emails and business correspondence electronically stored is growing exponentially. As
August 2011 Evidence suggests that many businesses are not taking the Bribery Act seriously: a recent European Fraud Survey found that one in seven staff polled at large UK companies was willing to offer cash
June 2011 International legal, regulatory and investigative matters often involve the collection, review and production of information from multiple jurisdictions. Problems may arise when legal requirements to produce information in response to proceedings in one
April 2011 With the introduction later this year of the Bribery Act, and increased vigilance around competition, lawyers are under pressure to negotiate effectively and respond rapidly to relevant regulatory bodies in order to mitigate
April 2011 In a globalized environment where legal and regulatory matters can involve corporate subsidiaries spanning multiple jurisdictions, moving data from one country to another in order to respond to these matters can lead to