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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

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

M365 Roadmap: January 2024

I really should have done January before the LegalWeek craziness. Microsoft made 391 new or updated roadmap items with a couple that should be on your radar. The Purview team told me to watch for the new Purview eDiscovery (Premium) legal hold reports due to hit GA end of February. This has been a pain point since the platform stopped reporting metrics on [...]

By |2024-02-06T15:15:08-06:00February 6th, 2024|Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

eDJ Fast Take – LegalWeek 2024

LegalWeek is BACK. The crowds. The energy. Packed exhibit floor booths. If the founding legal technology conference is a market indicator, 2024 will be a boom year for eDiscovery. 2023’s atmosphere felt tentative and unsure with booths reporting dead time and reduced prospects. All three exhibit floors were packed every time I managed to make a pass. A well-known exhibitor, “We reached our event [...]

By |2024-02-05T18:25:33-06:00February 5th, 2024|Essay|0 Comments
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