Webinar: Handling Information Defensibly in the Global Economy: Best Practices for Data Discovery in Cross-Border Matters

Webinar: Handling Information Defensibly in the Global Economy: Best Practices for Data Discovery in Cross-Border Matters In today’s global business environment, it’s common for US legal matters to involve documents and data

Corporate Counsel Guide to End-to-End eDiscovery

As an in-house attorney, eDiscovery can often feel like a distraction from the substantive work you want to be doing, but successfully managing eDiscovery – including choosing the right partners – can result in finding better information, more quickly, and less expensively across all your matters.

When the Game is Afoot: Investigations and eDiscovery

The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations. Although the available ESI and eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations can be different in some ways important ways.

Clear the Final Merger Hurdle: A Guide to Second Requests in the Age of Analytics

Second Requests are high velocity, high volume, and high visibility — under normal circumstances. Now, as legal departments are facing an unprecedented post-pandemic economy and an ever-growing reliance on digital communication, the demands in this final merger step are higher than ever.

Digital Data Collections in Accordance with the Disclosure Pilot Scheme

The preservation and collection of ESI is the foundation of any disclosure exercise. In the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, the gathering of ESI must be conducted in accordance with the Practice Direction 51U - Disclosure Pilot Scheme.

ED107 – The Final Countdown: Production Fundamentals

Production is another discovery activity, like collection and processing, in which technical decisions can have logistical and legal effects. For this reason, it is important for practitioners to understand the fundamentals of production.

ED105 – Clearing the Fog of War: ECA Fundamentals

The fog of war is apt shorthand for the state of uncertainty that exists early in a new legal matter: What are the facts? What are the risks? What evidence exists, and what does it show? Early case assessment (ECA) is how we start to answer those questions.

ED104 – Time to Make the Donuts: Processing Fundamentals

The range of potential ESI sources is continually multiplying and diversifying. Processing is how we work with that diverse range of materials without using as many different pieces of software as there are types of sources and how we enable searching and document identification across different source types.

Webinar: In the Beginning: Identification and Preservation Fundamentals

ESI spoliation remains a frequent issue – particularly in the gray area where new devices, applications, or services are transitioning from niche adoption to mainstream use. Hence the importance of these phases in an eDiscovery effort: almost every other type of failure can be fixed with adequate time and money, but once unique, relevant ESI is gone, it’s gone.

ED102 – In the Beginning: Identification and Preservation Fundamentals

Identification and preservation are the first and most fundamental phases of an electronic discovery effort. The duty of (identification and) preservation is a foundational concept in our legal system that grows out of the common law concept of “spoliation,” which is nearly 300 years old.

ED101 – The Evolving Duty of Technology Competence

In discovery specifically, and in legal practice generally, the role of electronically-stored information (ESI) and new technology has grown exponentially over the past decade, as new sources have proliferated, new tools have become normalized, and new communication channels have supplanted the old.

Case Study: Mitigating Risk & Cost of an Overstretched Existing Team / Vendor During COVID-19

Mitigating Risk & Cost of an Overstretched Existing Team / Vendor During COVID-19 Client Challenge A global food processing & packaging company involved in an antitrust class action was experiencing workflow