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Hurricane Safety Tips

September is a month synonymous with so many great things…the return of football, the start of fall weather, and fun festivals across the country. Unfortunately, September is also when hurricane season kicks into high gear and this year is no exception. As a native Floridian, I have learned that practical, thoughtful prep is key during [...]

By |2019-08-30T17:03:39+00:00August 30th, 2019|Untagged|Comments Off on Hurricane Safety Tips

The State of Cyber Security: 2019 Midpoint Update

Another “Year of the Data Breach” As the summer heats up, we begin the process of assessing the first half of 2019. As with years past, we reach this point, and immediately, the clichés begin to fly. "This is the year of the data breach…" We said this is in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Unfortunately, [...]

By |2019-07-29T10:17:17+00:00July 29th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on The State of Cyber Security: 2019 Midpoint Update

Data Trends: The Evolving Role of the eDiscovery Project Manager

Project Management is the structured application of skill, knowledge, tools and techniques to organize activities and bring about a desired outcome that meets a project or business need. Emerging software platforms and new versions of ESI that change the way we review data are constantly changing. When the technology around us changes, it is important [...]

By |2019-07-29T08:18:15+00:00July 29th, 2019|eDiscovery, eDiscovery & Technology, Employment Trends|Comments Off on Data Trends: The Evolving Role of the eDiscovery Project Manager

E-Discovery Law: Defensibility of Alternative Workflows in E-Discovery

As technology continues to improve and individuals and business continue to rely on it, we create more data that becomes time-consuming to review in traditional ways. Linear review of huge amounts of data is not always cost-effective or efficient. On the other hand, because of improving technology, there are increasingly new and better ways to [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:22:40+00:00July 25th, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on E-Discovery Law: Defensibility of Alternative Workflows in E-Discovery

What You Need to Know About Managed Review and the eDiscovery Process

With the explosion of ESI, the costs associated with document review have increased exponentially – which is why firms have been looking to identify ways to make this workflow more efficient and less expensive. With all the complexities that go into planning and executing a document review workflow, many organizations have been realizing the benefits of involving [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:03:14+00:00July 18th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Managed Review and the eDiscovery Process

Achieving New Levels of Efficiency in Culling Data in E-Discovery

Technology has revolutionized the way we do business, connect with others, and store information. The downside to this is that it creates countless files recording those activities and storing that data that are later subject to potential review and production during litigation proceedings. With even relatively small cases routinely seeing collections venture into millions of [...]

By |2019-07-07T09:53:58+00:00July 7th, 2019|Untagged|Comments Off on Achieving New Levels of Efficiency in Culling Data in E-Discovery

Our Managing Attorneys: The Real MVPs (and what they can do for you!)

The MVPs “Learning and innovation go hand in hand.  The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard Our Managing Attorneys are an elite tactical squad. They are prepared, trained, and ready to meet any challenge head on. They are fearless and ready to take the [...]

By |2019-06-29T08:26:45+00:00June 29th, 2019|eDiscovery, Employee Retention|Comments Off on Our Managing Attorneys: The Real MVPs (and what they can do for you!)

Game, Set, Match: Could metadata matching be your ace shot?

Deduplication. What a headache. Time and time again we continue to encounter identical records that refuse to deduplicate. Some contributing factors include email migration, the format in which custodians store their emails, file manipulation, and collection from multiple email clients. Did you know that collection from mobile devices usually includes images and icons as attachments versus an [...]

By |2019-06-24T09:56:07+00:00June 24th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Game, Set, Match: Could metadata matching be your ace shot?

eDiscovery Law: Courts and Emerging ESI

We see technology continuing to expand in our everyday lives. From receiving email on our phones to using social media or chat apps to drones to physical activity trackers, the ways that electronic data can be created and stored are ever-expanding, and the legal world must continue adapting by understanding how to discover and use [...]

By |2019-06-24T09:09:18+00:00June 24th, 2019|eDiscovery Law|Comments Off on eDiscovery Law: Courts and Emerging ESI

Tech Trends: Data Trends and New Types of ESI

The types of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) are rapidly evolving due to changes in the way people communicate. Traditional data forms such as a standard email with recognizable metadata fields for sender, recipient, subject and body text are being replaced by internal group chat systems, tools and devices that store and display data in ways [...]

By |2019-06-15T09:33:18+00:00June 15th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Tech Trends: Data Trends and New Types of ESI

Industry Insights: New Forms of ESI and Best Practices for Preservation and eDiscovery

When “electronically stored information” or “ESI” first became a key phrase in litigation discovery, the electronic portion pertained primarily to the retention and preservation of email communications. However, as technology continues to develop, the amount of electronic data created grows exponentially. Changing trends in technology In its annual study, Domo estimates that by 2020 each [...]

By |2019-06-01T09:24:30+00:00June 1st, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Industry Insights: New Forms of ESI and Best Practices for Preservation and eDiscovery

Tech Trends: Trends in Data Breach

Data breach is on the rise According to the Identity Theft and Resource Center, there was a record high of 1,579 data breaches in 2017, and this number was an increase of 44.7 percent from the prior year. The majority of the breaches occur in the business category, followed closely by those in the Medical/Healthcare industry. While [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:47:24+00:00May 17th, 2019|Cybersecurity, eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Tech Trends: Trends in Data Breach

Five Reasons Email Deduplication isn’t Comprehensive

In today’s typical enterprise environment, collection points expand far beyond an exchange server and a share drive. From the cloud and mobile data to social media and chat, collection points are incredibly diverse, leading to data related issues that result in over collection and the proliferation of duplicates records. Deduplication defined In 2019, I am sure [...]

By |2019-04-18T14:53:14+00:00April 18th, 2019|eDiscovery, eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Five Reasons Email Deduplication isn’t Comprehensive

Data Breaches During Tax Season

United States Founding Father Ben Franklin is famously quoted as saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This idiom, while humorous, is apt for update. In a country where electronic communications and the use of the internet have become as basic as breathing and eating, the axiom [...]

By |2019-04-03T15:50:27+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Data Breaches During Tax Season

World Backup Day

In today's digital world, most legal professionals rely on electronic records and files to complete and manage their day-to-day work. If those records were lost, damaged, or accessed by an unauthorized third party, your ability to meet the demands of your job and to meet clients' needs would be in jeopardy. March 31 is “World [...]

By |2019-03-28T10:00:40+00:00March 28th, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on World Backup Day

Special Counsel Wins 6 National Law Journal “Best Of” 2019 Awards

Special Counsel, the nation's leading provider of end-to-end legal solutions, earns six top spots in the Best of 2019 Awards from The National Law Journal. About the NLJ Survey Now in its eighth year, The National Law Journal – part of American Law Media – showcases the results from its Best Of readers survey, where [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:30:15+00:00March 5th, 2019|Best of Winner|Comments Off on Special Counsel Wins 6 National Law Journal “Best Of” 2019 Awards

Self-Collection of ESI may not be Self-Authenticating

The Radicati group, a technology market research firm, estimates that 269 BILLION emails are sent daily and according to Forbes, there are 16 million text messages sent every MINUTE. With majority of communications conducted in a digital format...it's no wonder why electronically stored information (or ESI) has been so prevalent in civil litigation matters. From [...]

By |2019-02-21T11:00:30+00:00February 21st, 2019|eDiscovery & Technology|Comments Off on Self-Collection of ESI may not be Self-Authenticating

NEWS YOU CAN USE : 2018 eDiscovery Case Decision Highlights

Here are eDiscovery Case Highlights from 2018. They are “News You Can Use” because each of them comes with a caution and a best practice you can leverage in your advice to in-house counsel, outside counsel, business clients and the technology and legal teams on which you work. AL OTRO LADO, INC v NIELSEN 3:17-CV-02366-BAS-KSC [...]

By |2019-01-24T13:35:55+00:00January 24th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on NEWS YOU CAN USE : 2018 eDiscovery Case Decision Highlights

Is Now the Time for Federal Data Breach Legislation?

Amid turmoil in Washington, D.C.,with the next election cycle starting in six to ten months, and with increased rhetoric about national emergencies and homeland security, a growing predicament is going unnoticed. As of July 1, 2018, all 50 states have implemented a data breach notification law. While this may not seem like a calamity, it [...]

By |2019-01-22T15:18:44+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Cybersecurity|Comments Off on Is Now the Time for Federal Data Breach Legislation?

Legal Process Outsourcing, Staffing and eDiscovery

Legal Staffing Paralegals: Paralegals are in a hot job market! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says “Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best [...]

By |2019-01-07T14:30:32+00:00January 7th, 2019|eDiscovery|Comments Off on Legal Process Outsourcing, Staffing and eDiscovery
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