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Relativity Acquires Partner Innovations, Again

Relativity has long had a strategy of partner driven innovation wherein they acquire successful integrated products that are converted to module or features. Just look at Relativity Legal Hold, Collect, etc. for prior examples. I call your attention to how their announcement broadens Relativity’s corporate value proposition from simple eDiscovery to include compliance, data requests, investigations and other information governance usage scenarios. This signals [...]

By |2021-02-02T15:09:59-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Platform, Provider, News, Review, Purchase|0 Comments

Reveal: Building AI Driven eDiscovery

If you missed the news, Reveal took a $200M round of funding from K1 Capital and promptly acquired Brainspace. I was lucky enough to get an early briefing on this while brainstorming with the Reveal team on using their platform to analyze the Parler data to support the FBI investigations. In the last year Reveal acquired Mindseye (triage/ECA), LexLP (AI/ML) and even picked up [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:21:27-06:00January 27th, 2021|Platform, Provider, Analytics, Essay, Analysis, Review, Market, Purchase|0 Comments

Battling Confirmation Bias When Training TAR

In this age of division and widely divergent views of reality, I do a lot of reading trying to understand how so many of us fall down internet rabbit holes into such extreme perspectives. This short article and the prior one on cognitive bias resonated with me on an issue I see frequently when brought in to analyze/support a large TAR review or even [...]

By |2021-01-18T12:47:46-06:00January 18th, 2021|Analytics, News, Analysis, Review|0 Comments

A Crunch Time Review Scenario

First in a short series of how to articles by Shree Sharma. The focus is on key questions/decisions when gearing up for a high volume review with a tight deadline. Too many authors are scared of sharing their consulting ‘secret sauce’ when they write. Success is not about having the perfect checklist or outline. Got a favorite discovery scenario you would like explored? Send [...]

By |2020-12-15T14:42:31-06:00December 15th, 2020|Provider, News, Review|0 Comments

Nuggets of Gold from a TAR Fight – Pt 2

I wanted to take advantage of Rob Robinson’s timely release of his Winter 2021 eDiscovery Pricing Survey Results and compare a few key prices with those I calculated in my blog analysis of the TAR fight order in Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems. I appreciate and encourage Rob to keep running his surveys. Seventy nine respondents (n=79) is quite respectable given the recent proliferation of [...]

By |2020-12-08T11:27:58-06:00December 8th, 2020|Caselaw, Provider, Federal, Essay, Firm, Processing, Analysis, Review, Purchase|1 Comment

Exterro:AccessData – Reverse Food Chain?

These kinds of parallel acquisitions generally happen right after a round of funding. To provide some context, Exterro was founded in 2004 and took $100M round of funding in 2018. Zoominfo has them at $36M in revenue with 170 employees (grain of salt). Founded in 1987, AccessData was one of the first forensic tools I used during my CSI years. Owler has AD’s at [...]

Nuggets of Gold from a TAR Fight

Provider pricing and custodial metrics are often impossible to find because so much of the eDiscovery market insists on wrapping sales in NDAs.  That can be frustrating to a consultant who specializes in solution proposals, ROI analysis and RFP engagements. So you can imagine how happy I am to share the public details gleaned from digging through the actual order and Casetext’s fabulous synopsis. [...]

By |2020-12-02T16:00:45-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Caselaw, Essay, Processing, Analysis, Review|3 Comments

eDJBrief: Reveal

Reveal keeps making the eDiscovery news, so I did a briefing with Jay Leib and George Socha to get up to speed on their overall go to market strategy. Most eDiscovery providers fall into a couple well known buckets that force them to grow, evolve or fade away. Like most players, Reveal started as a service provider focused on hosting large litigation matters.(see Reveal [...]

By |2020-11-16T11:07:05-06:00November 12th, 2020|Provider, Platform, Essay, Analytics, Analysis, Review, Purchase, Search|0 Comments

You Must Export Your Advanced eDiscovery v.1.0 Matters by Dec. 30 2020

If you somehow missed the September 11, 2020 announcement (MC223426) or January’s (MC199461) admin message, Microsoft has now effectively disabled any legal matters you have in the original Advanced eDiscovery (designated v1.0). You can manually export the data, but I have yet to find any reports or convenience features that would enable a lonely litsupport manager to dump out a list of matters, custodians, [...]

eDiscovery Impact of Roadmap Teams Features

My peer Tom O’Connor spotted this post Ignite 2020 Microsoft announcement of upcoming new Teams functionality. These remind me of the recent online Word transcript feature, useful for end users and a potential headache for eDiscovery practitioners. Despite O365’s Advanced eDiscovery module, Microsoft has always focused first on end user functionality over compliance, security or legal discovery requirements. There is little doubt that the [...]

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