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eDJ COVID-19 Guideline Challenge: Preserving Ephemeral CDC Guidance

The Wayback machine has taken 2,073 snapshots of the CDC’s COVID-19 Business Guidance webpage since it was launched March 6, 2020. Why would it make >11 snapshots per day (74 on August 17th)? This CDC page is the primary national level guidance for businesses that want to reopen safely. The nifty Changes tool (beta screenshot below) shows that page could have changed 2-3 times [...]

Peering into the SMB eDiscovery Market

This blog relies on two of Logikcull’s surveys, 2020 Corporate In-Housing Survey (behind the contact wall) and a curiously untitled joint survey with LegalBillReview.com. As you might expect from the snippets, their message is that in-house legal teams are focused on reducing spend and can do so with their services. While I agree with the overall idea that reducing data reduces review spend, I [...]

By |2020-08-24T16:22:53-05:00August 24th, 2020|Matter Management, SMB, United States, Management, News|0 Comments

FCPA Compliance Key – Mapping Players to Transactions

Having supported far too many FCPA investigations over the last 30 years, the hardest initial step is untangling the key employees, contractors, agents and foreign players involved in doing business overseas. The TGC article provides a solid checklist for compliance defensibility that many corporate clients would shy away from because of the heavy manual overhead required. Most enterprise content management systems now include categorization/tagging [...]

Do You Trust Your PC/TAR?

I am not recommending that you read this draft academic paper. It is pretty dry and focused mainly on societal trust of A. I. systems. Rob Robinson quotes the full introduction section that details the above four principals before diving into academic jargon.  Lack of trust and ‘explanation accuracy’ seem to be the primary adoption barriers to PC/TAR relevance determination scenarios. Counsel is fine [...]

By |2020-08-21T10:27:38-05:00August 21st, 2020|Analytics, Academic, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

How Will the Pandemic Change the Legal Tech Market?

KLDiscovery Inc.’s announcement of a roughly 18% drop in revenue for Q2 2020 is actually less than I expected. They also managed to cut operating expenses by 15.8% (which translates to a loss of people and office space). There are few publicly owned eDiscovery corporations. The majority privately owned companies tend to conceal their financial health unless they are actively soliciting a round of [...]

By |2020-08-18T12:45:30-05:00August 18th, 2020|Services, Matter Management, Purchase, Provider, Corporate, Firm, Essay|1 Comment

Free Consultations? Good Karma is Its Own Reward

I have always done free ‘good karma’ calls for former or future clients. I am happy to share off-the-cuff knowledge, contact info or resource links without any expectations. I can see why an attorney would hesitate to provide legal advice without a formal relationship. I frequently run into questions that would require my time and effort to understand their infrastructure, policies, user practices, etc. [...]

By |2020-08-12T15:23:21-05:00August 12th, 2020|Provider, Firm, News|1 Comment

Can Reveal-NexLP Analytics Solution Compete with RelOne CAAT?

When Jay Leib and team created the NexLP Story Engine™ in 2013 it only ran on top of a Relativity instance. That made sense given the team’s deep Relativity knowledge and relationships. I always wondered how long that dependence would last following kCura’s 2016 acquisition of Content Analyst. It lasted a lot longer than I initially expected. So the real question here is how [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:30:15-05:00August 11th, 2020|Platform, Analytics, Provider, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

The New Buzzword – New Law?

Always interesting to see a new marketing term floated to see if it will stick. Zack provides good context and differentiation of the ‘New Law’ solutions being spun out of firms. We have known that the traditional partner track firm model has been slowly eroding. The days of massed associates pulling 12 hours coding shifts to plow through millions of documents are ending. Many [...]

By |2020-08-05T11:59:00-05:00August 5th, 2020|Provider, Firm, Analysis, Review, News|0 Comments

eDiscovery Consolidation – HaystackID & NightOwl

The eDiscovery market continues to stratify into global players and boutique shops. The merger of HaystackID and NightOwl does seem to have potential synergy since both focused on corporate managed services at different phases of the eDiscovery lifecycle. It will be interesting to see if we have a small round of layoffs after the dust settles. Can the merged company successfully pull market share [...]

By |2020-08-04T17:02:53-05:00August 4th, 2020|Provider, United States, News|0 Comments

Pricing Bait and Switch Games

Refreshing blog calling out classic eDiscovery sales/billing/pricing games. Our industry is rife with reps who are pressured to bid low and bill high. I do not recall being called an ‘ediscovery wonk’, but if the hat fits I will wear it. Since RFP engagements regularly follow up my typical strategy assessment or health check engagements, I see these games all the time. Cat’s basic [...]

By |2020-08-04T10:30:20-05:00August 4th, 2020|Platform, Provider, Processing, Analysis, Review, Production, News|0 Comments
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