Level Legal was an interesting briefing first time briefing. On first impression, they appear to be a regional boutique managed review firm based in the eastern Texas ‘rocket docket’ district. Their website focuses on relationship quality and ‘Delivering Delight in eDiscovery’. What a contrast to Logikcull’s ‘eDiscovery Sucks’ campaign. Daniel Bonner, Director of Client Services, doubled down that Level Legal’s customer-centric approach has driven their [...]
Phil Saunders The Relativity executive team (joined by CEO Phil Saunders and CAO/CLO Adam Weiss) shared their broader vision for the Relativity platform. That vision stays focused on organizing data, extracting the truth, and making it actionable. Adam Weiss Adam Weiss, "As a lawyer, I feel especially fortunate to be part of a cutting-edge legal technology used by almost every major law firm in America [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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