Greg Buckles

Greg Buckles

About Greg Buckles

Independent consultant focused on eDiscovery and IG solutions.

eDJ Brief: Casepoint FOIA and Legal Holds

Casepoint has rolled out FOIA and Legal Hold modules to solve government and corporate pain points. The key value I see is the deep integration of complex task management workflows with the underlying eDiscovery platform. I have seen many tracking systems for FOIA, DSAR and other external information requests. Few integrate both repositories (M365, Google, Box, etc.) and eDiscovery platforms. Similarly, most Legal [...]

By |2024-03-12T16:23:31-05:00March 12th, 2024|Platform, Essay, Legal Holds|0 Comments

The Supreme Cost of Lingering Metadata

Supreme Court politics aside, the lingering metadata demonstrates the potential a risk and value of editorial metadata embedded within documents that have not been ‘scrubbed’ prior to production. Even when revision history has been disabled, legal hold or retention policies may create unlimited versions based on Auto-Save settings. Using Save A Copy may retained older version history.  Revision history in SharePoint defaults to 500 [...]

Microsoft @ LegalWeek 2024

eDiscovery has grown up. That was my first thought when I saw the manned Microsoft booth at Legal Week. Google and Amazon have yet to really engage with legal, compliance and governance markets. To be fair, my friend Jack Halprin delivered the Google Vault back in 2012, but it seems to have gone quiet since his passing in 2018. The Microsoft legal department and [...]

By |2024-02-28T14:19:20-06:00February 28th, 2024|Essay, Legal Holds, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Purview Legal Holds Report – Still No Item Statistics

Click to view full size As Mike McBride recently reported, M365 Purview(Premium) is rolling out a new aggregate report for legal hold locations. It finally arrived at my testing tenant. Unfortunately, it did not restore hold item counts, which I and my corporate clients have been requesting since they vanished from the Compliance Center. So what does the new report show and [...]

By |2024-02-26T14:28:15-06:00February 26th, 2024|Essay, Legal Holds|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Exterro @ LegalWeek 2024

My Legalweek Exterro briefing with CMO Bill Piwonka focused on their recent acquisition, GenAI powered legal holds and overall data risk management brand. Since taking $100M in funding from Leeds Equity Partners in 2018, Exterro has grown by acquisition and integration of privacy and data governance, forensics, legal hold and data discovery technologies. Legalweek announcements: Exterro, a Leeds Equity Portfolio Company, Acquires Data Discovery [...]

By |2024-02-22T10:40:29-06:00February 22nd, 2024|Platform, Essay, Analytics, Collectors, Legal Holds|0 Comments

Preservation – First Do No Harm

20 years after Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, LLC, 217 F.R.D. 309, [SDNY 2003] I still encounter corporate counsel issuing ad hoc legal hold notices without automated preservation in place across their data assets. Judge Scheindlin’s adverse inference ruling was the eDiscovery shot heard by every corporate counsel, though many put their heads right back in the sand. Legal hold technology acquisitions, product/feature launches [...]

By |2024-02-21T14:36:39-06:00February 21st, 2024|Essay, Legal Holds, ESI Sources|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Redgrave Data @ LegalWeek 2024

Redgrave Data has carved out the data science driven bespoke consulting niche in an eDiscovery market dominated by traditional technology, hosting services and audit firms. Jeremy Pickens and CTO Mark Noel walked me through some of their rapid growth and recent engagements. My Legal Week 2023 briefing focused on defining the newly launched business. Since then, the five founders have been on a selective [...]

By |2024-02-20T10:20:21-06:00February 20th, 2024|Provider, Essay, Analytics|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Everlaw @ LegalWeek 2024

Everlaw seems to be an exception to the SEC’s “AI Washing” warning about the current tech hype cycle. Everlaw was called out by several Legal Week peers as one of the few to leverage AI in a practical, safe workflow. My early morning briefing with founder AJ Shankar turned into a much more philosophical technical deep dive than I expected after my first [...]

By |2024-02-20T12:06:48-06:00February 19th, 2024|Provider, Essay, Analytics|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: ModeOne @ Legal Week 2024

Matt Rasmussen ModeOne provides one of the few, possibly the only, technology for practical, selective preservation and collection of mobile content from busy corporate employees. For over a decade I have been proclaiming the need for eDiscovery workflows to address mobile device content. Beyond the technical challenges and extended time required to take full forensic images of custodial phones, the comingling [...]

By |2024-02-20T10:54:26-06:00February 16th, 2024|Caselaw, Essay, Collectors|0 Comments

Veritas Acquisition or Equity-Tech Injection

I rarely comment on M&A outside of eDiscovery market, but as a former Symantec-Veritas PM alumni I track the fate of my former products and peers. To put this in context, Carlyle Group paid $7.4 billion for Veritas in 2016. Veritas revenue and share price have stumbled recently, which may explain the massive drop in value. Underneath what looks like a fire sale is [...]

By |2024-02-08T11:39:47-06:00February 8th, 2024|News|0 Comments
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