Podcast category: e-Discovery

Paralegal Voice

What Paralegals Need to Know About Information Governance, Social Media, and Data Security

Technology has changed the world of law firms and businesses, affecting the way lawyers are required to retrieve, record, and archive information. Instead of communicating entirely by email or phone, professionals are now also exchanging valuable information by instant message, collaboration systems, or social media. It is important for paralegals to understand the ways in which this data is stored and maintained as it can often result in expensive lawsuits.

On this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews social business management expert Doug Kaminski about data recovery, ediscovery, regulatory requirements, and archiving information that is exchanged through new forms of communication like social media. He emphasizes the importance for paralegals to become technology savvy, not only to assist in relevant lawsuits, but also to expand their skill set. As communications evolve, Kaminski explains, there will be an increased amount of potential evidence passed through instant messaging and social media. Paralegals should be knowledgeable about the laws concerning data retention in order to inform on custodial interviews and depositions. And most importantly, paralegals and everyone should be aware of the consequences of online communications.

Doug Kaminski, VP of Sales at West & Canada at Actiance, specializes in litigation, electronic discovery sales management, technology security, corporate compliance, corporate governance, information governance, archiving, social media, and enterprise software. He is requested as a speaker nationwide on topics including corporate compliance and governments, social media, security, and electronic discovery.

Special thanks to our sponsors NALA and ServeNow.

ESI Report

New Mexico State Investment Council v. Bland: TAR & Predictive Coding

With 2.6 million pages, thousands of search terms, and hundreds of potential defendants, the counsel in New Mexico State Investment Council v. Bland decided traditional filtering methods would not work. As a result, they turned to Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding systems to locate relevant data. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews Cliff Nichols from Day Pitney and Tony Reichenberger from Kroll Ontrack. Together, they discuss the enhanced abilities and greater efficiencies of TAR and Predictive Coding systems. Tune in to learn more about how these automated systems tap into human expertise to add speed, drive down costs, and increase accuracy during discovery processes.

Cliff Nichols is E-Discovery Counsel for Day Pitney, where he directs all electronic investigation. A regular speaker at ediscovery conferences and events, Cliff is recognized as a leader in the cost-saving and efficient use of predictive coding and other types of technology assisted review.

Tony Reichenberger is an Advanced Review Services Team Manager at Kroll Ontrack, where he manages document review projects and consults with clients on predictive coding and technology assisted review.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Kroll Ontrack.

ESI Report

The Portfolio Management Approach to E-Discovery

For years, there was an unspoken notion that the only way to approach e-discovery was on a case-by-case basis; that every case was unique and similarly required a unique approach to discovery. But the constant cycle of collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and producing data wholly disconnected from other projects has created a lot of inefficiency. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews portfolio management experts David J. Kearny and John Winkler about an alternative approach to e-discovery.

David J. Kearney is the Director of Technology Services at Cohen & Grigsby PC, where he advises on technology, legal project management, and ediscovery litigation and support processes. David has years of experience managing technical staff while recommending, implementing, and managing hardware, software and workflow solutions, including e-discovery and project management, and has authored articles on e-discovery management practices, forensics, and other topics.

John Winkler is an Account Executive at Kroll Ontrack. He partners with law firm and corporate clients to provide sound advice and best practices in connection with the management of electronically stored information in litigation and investigation. With over 12 years of experience in legal technologies, John works with clients to effectively reduce the proposed scope of discovery.

 

ESI Report

Latest Trends in Document Review: Benchmarks, Metrics, and Drivers

With decreases in data production, increased front-end analytics, and greater emphasis on search terms, it appears that document review projects have been evolving over the past four years. Externally, public pressure to reduce costs and recent developments in law are driving smaller review teams to do more with less. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews ESI expert Eli Nelson to discuss the latest trends and predictions for the eDiscovery industry.

Eli Nelson is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge where he is responsible for developing and implementing firm-wide practice standards for electronic discovery and information governance. Eli counsels clients and attorneys on the efficient use of technology, data mining techniques, and project management practices for litigation and compliance issues.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Kroll Ontrack.

ESI Report

eDiscovery and Globalization: What Attorneys Must Know about the Asian Market Place

Are you engaged in eDiscovery in Asia? Do you think you have all your bases covered? You may want to think again. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews eDiscovery experts Jason Velasco and Kate Chan. Together, they delve into the intricacies of eDiscovery in the APAC region.

Jason Velasco is Co-Founder and Consultant for eDJGroup. He has over fifteen years of experience in electronic discovery issues and forensic investigations. Jason has conducted more than 350 computer forensic examinations and 700 CLE courses related to eDiscovery.

Kate Chan is a New York attorney who started practicing on Wall Street. She is a native of Hong Kong and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. She has eight years of experience in eDiscovery and is the current Regional Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack’s Legal Technologies unit in Asia Pacific.

ESI Report

2013 Year in Review: E-Discovery Embraces its Roots

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Although the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr certainly didn’t have legal technologies in mind when he wrote this famous epigram, his sentiments ring true to the current state of e-discovery. While 2012 was the battle ground in which the “disruptive” technology-assisted review and its early adopters emerged victorious, 2013 provided something of a “back to basics” approach as courts applied the fundamental tenets of e-discovery to the newer, more efficient technologies and methodologies that are revolutionizing e-discovery. In this edition of ESI Report, host and Director of Thought Leadership for Kroll Ontrack Michele Lange invites e-discovery expert Phil Favro to highlight this year’s key e-discovery cases, analyze key trends, and explore the predictions for the e-discovery realm of 2014.

Currently providing independent litigation counsel, Favro is a recognized expert in e-discovery, information governance, and data protection. He has advised technology companies and other enterprises regarding complex business disputes, and he has written over 50 byline articles and several law review pieces that have appeared in reputable publications such as the ACC Docket, Law Technology News, and the Michigan State Law Review.

ESI Report

Blending Early Data Assessment and Predictive Coding for More Effective E-Discovery

Most e-discovery specialists understand Early Data Assessment (EDA) and Predictive Coding as independent tools, both used to reduce data during e-discovery production. Kroll Ontrack’s experts are exploring the potential benefits of combining the efforts of EDA and Predictive Coding for a more efficient e-discovery production process. In this edition of The ESI Report, Michele Lange, Kroll Ontrack’s director of thought leadership, chats with Jonathan Sachs and Anthony Diana about syncing EDA and Predictive Coding processes.

Jonathan Sachs is a Senior Account Executive for Kroll Ontrack, where he leverages 16 years of experience consulting in the intersection of law and technology to help clients foster efficiency within their e-discovery portfolios.

Anthony Diana is a partner at Mayer Brown, where he co-leads their E-Discovery and Records Management Group. He has counseled on all aspects of the discovery and management of electronic information including collection, review, and production.

Digital Detectives

A State Judge’s Perspective On E-Discovery

The Honorable John M. Tran uses the terms digital natives and digital immigrants when referring to judges. Coined by author Marc Prensky, digital natives are those born into technology and digital immigrants are learning the field as they go. It’s not uncommon for judges to be digital immigrants, forcing them to confront issues on the bench that they have never experienced. In this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek invite long-time friend Judge Tran to discuss how his colleagues keep up to date on technology, his views on cooperative discovery as both a judge and a past litigator, and what he’s seen as the best way to address discovery in the courtroom.

Judge John M. Tran started his career at a boutique litigation law firm in Virginia where he had extensive experience in e-discovery matters, in both the state and federal court. Now he is a state judge in the Fairfax Circuit Court, in the 19th judicial circuit of Virginia. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and the George Washington University Law School.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom.

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