eDJ Brief: Redgrave Data at LegalWeek 2023
Redgrave Data has continued their explosive growth since I met with the team last October. They just lured Jeremy Pickens back to eDiscovery and are actively recruiting talent amidst eDiscovery market layoffs. CEO Mollie Nichols and CTO Mark Noel helped me understand how Redgrave Data’s unique blend of expertise and custom development is driving their growth. Redgrave Data was kick started by a massive case [...]
eDJ LegalWeek 2023 Pics and Perspectives
Keeping my perspectives short and pithy. Expect a string of concise briefing writeups. Conference impressions: Uber in: City is packed with cars. So many shops shut down and being remodeled. City in rebirth. Conference branding/banners - Reveal, Disco, ONIT , Relativity, Consilio, Everlaw, Exterro Answers the question of who is spending external to the show? "Feels like ALM has auctioned off parts of LegalWeek." The [...]
eDJ Research – M365 Records Management for Large Enterprise
“Why not just use Microsoft?” That client question kicked off a research project to understand what the new M365 Purview Records Management modules delivered and what limits my global corporate clients might need to work around. My July blog sparked an expanded research engagement and the much-revised Microsoft 365: Information Governance in Place white paper. Before you download (free/no ID paywall), please be aware that [...]
123k Tech Layoffs and Counting – Termination Nightmares
Do your employee transition workflows preserve critical communications and ESI under hold? Meta’s announcement of another 10,000 layoffs got me wondering how high the 2023 tech body count had reached. TechCrunch counts 123,000 in 10 weeks so far. Luckily ZipRecruiter says that 54% found new jobs within a month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 25-34 year old works average just 2.8 years in [...]
FOIA-DSAR Deployments Signal eDiscovery Expansion
The tight time limits of FOIA(20 days) and Subject Access Requests(31 days) are forcing government agencies and global corporations to adopt cutting edge eDiscovery technologies and AI driven workflows. The EPA expanded RelativityOne Government usage to include FOIA requests, and—although this expanded RelativityOne use is by EPA’s eDiscovery Division and not EPA’s National FOIA Office. Deloitte seems to have played a role in the migration [...]
Ready for Teams A.I. ESI?
Teams Premium ($120/year) adds A.I. notes, suggested tasks and personalized highlights powered by GPT-3.5 to address meeting fatigue. The Pandemic drove a 252% increase in weekly meeting time along with WFH professionals. All these new meetings contributed to the 77% of full-time workers who reported experiencing burnout in a Deloitte survey. Yet meetings are where decisions and consensus happen, the heart of corporate strategy success [...]
Are You an M365 Records Expert?
Seeking peers for a confidential review and feedback on a paper focusing on M365 Purview Records Management from the large enterprise adoption perspective. This is such a complicated topic that I want to get the potential advantages and gotchas right. I also want outside perspectives to make sure that I am being fair and reasonable in my opinions before publication. The paper and potentially my [...]
LegalWeek 2023 – See You There!
LegalWeek has been pushed back to March 20-23 this year. Check my availability to reserve a time slot a briefing or peer meeting. This year I am focusing on a couple major themes: Microsoft 365 sources, integrations, records management, work arounds, success stories, partners and more. Selective hold/collection scoping via AI, categorization and other techniques. Cloud app sources, collections and merging them with traditional unstructured [...]
eDJBrief: The LegalTech Fund
Zach Posner from The LegalTech Fund(TLTF) was one of the briefings lost in my botched ILTA attempt. Developments in my own startup during the delay made our conversation much more relevant. I want to start by expressing my thanks to Zach and Jon Zerden for all the investor insights. Zach, what is the LegalTech Fund? The LegalTech Fund is an early-stage investor, investing in companies [...]
Who is Stealing Your Content?
RANT WARNING- here we go again! – I have been blogging 14+ years and expect commentary, citations and other fair use partial republication of my content. WordPress plugins handily track republication and links of posts. I always check pingbacks to make sure that they do not ‘steal’ or ‘misappropriate’ content that I have labored over. Imagine my ire when I checked a pingback from ‘Anderson [...]