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ESI Report is the leading source for e-discovery trends and developments. Each month, Kroll Ontrack’s Thought and Leadership Director Michele Lange interviews e-discovery experts on recent rulings, developments within the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and more. The goal of the show is to expose legal professionals to the most important e-discovery trends and industry changes.

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Feb 27, 2015

Predictive Coding: Recall Calculations to the Rescue

In 2015, astute ediscovery practitioners are looking for ways to take predictive coding to new heights using recall calculations. Ralph Losey, a leader in the e-discovery and predictive coding field, has devised...

Jan 5, 2015

E-Discovery Goals And Resolutions for 2015

It is the new year so everybody is talking about resolutions, even those working in the field of electronic discovery. While we all have our personal resolutions, many legal professionals also create...

Dec 29, 2014

Data Storage Costs and Nearlining

There has been a rapid growth in electronically stored information that is potentially useful for e-discovery in litigation. Because more data storage means higher costs, organizations are searching for new ways to...

Nov 24, 2014

Data Preservation, Legal Holds, and Civil Litigation

When an organization or business suddenly finds itself in the middle of a civil litigation case, it is often overwhelmed with discovery requests. Most companies don’t have the tools or processes in...

Aug 4, 2014

A Day in the Life of an E-discovery Case Manager

E-discovery is an intricate and complicated process where law and technology intersect to find solutions to complex litigation challenges. Lawyers and legal professionals going through the e-discovery process are often overwhelmed with...

May 28, 2014

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...

Mar 31, 2014

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....

Mar 7, 2014

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...

Feb 10, 2014

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...

Dec 18, 2013

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...

Nov 26, 2013

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...

Nov 1, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Effectively Managing E-Discovery Portfolios

As big data keeps getting bigger, and discovery costs keep getting higher, it’s important for the litigation team to keep the big picture in sight. With complicated cases, multi-matter management can hone...

Sep 25, 2013

Sekisui Am. Corp v. Hart: Federal Rule Makers, Take Note

Judge Shira Scheindlin, an influential voice in e-discovery, recently decided Sekisui Am. Corp. v. Hart which could serve as a new standard when it comes to e-discovery preservation requirements. Overturning Magistrate Judge...

Aug 19, 2013

EDRM: Does Your Left Side Know What Your Right Side is Doing?

The left side of the E-Discovery Reference Model is often overshadowed by the right side, Technology Assisted Review.  However, even the best TAR protocol will falter if the left side of the...

Jul 30, 2013

What Honeybaked Ham Can Teach Us About the Future of E-Discovery

Bring your own device (BYOD) and bring your own cloud (BYOC) policies have become increasingly  prevalent in the corporate world.  Analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will...

Jul 3, 2013

What’s Next for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments?

On this edition of The ESI Report,  Kroll Ontrack’s Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership Michele Lange discusses the proposed amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and what effects...

May 17, 2013

The Metrics Behind Predictive Coding

The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, attorney and director of thought leadership at Kroll Ontrack, chats with Eric Robinson, solution architect at Kroll Ontrack, about the key metrics lawyers need to understand when using...

Apr 30, 2013

CARRM: The Future of Computer Assisted Review

The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, attorney and director of thought leadership at Kroll Ontrack invited George Socha and Tom Palladino to discuss The Computer Assisted Review Reference Model (CARRM). This is EDRM’s...

Dec 26, 2012

TAR Update: Precision, Recall, F-measure & Kleen Products Revisited

The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack joins Ralph Losey, Partner at Jackson Lewis, as they take an in-depth look at how lawyers and experts...

Oct 8, 2012

The Only Constant is Change: FRCP Amendment Updates and Departures from the Zubulake Gold Standard

The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack joins Henry Kelston, Senior Counsel at the law firm of Milberg LLP, to discuss the current work of...

Aug 27, 2012

Judge Scheindlin’s Collection Case and Florida E-Discovery Amendments

One of the attributes that makes for a great e-discovery lawyer is the ability to wade through the digital mire that separates preservation from collection. The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, Attorney and...

Jul 9, 2012

Inside Data Archiving Platforms

Want to know more about data archiving platforms? The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack joins Richard Harding, senior consultant for Kroll Ontrack and David...

Jun 7, 2012

5 Vital Components to a Successful Custodian Interview

The ESI Report’s Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack, looks to two experts from Kroll Ontrack’s Discovery Consulting group: David Meadows, Managing Director, and Dave Canfield, Managing...

May 11, 2012

Advanced Searching and Technology Assisted Review

Identify the best practices for conducting smart searches by listening to The ESI Report.  Host and Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack, Michele Lange, gets expert advice for conducting...

Apr 20, 2012

Demystifying Technology Assisted Review; Taxation of Costs in Race Tires

Amidst growing data volumes and dwindling resources, traditional linear document review is quickly going the way of the dinosaur. On The ESI Report, host Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership...

Mar 26, 2012

Global E-Discovery & Da Silva Moore Technology Assisted Review Case Overview

The era of globalization is colliding with the complexity of litigation, investigations, regulation, arbitration, and compliance in the digital age. In international matters, when the data protection and privacy laws of one...

Mar 8, 2012

Ethical Obligations within E-Discovery

On The ESI Report, host Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at Kroll Ontrack welcomes special guest, Judge Lisa Margaret Smith, from the Southern District of New York, to take...

Jan 12, 2012

A Look Back at 2011 E-Discovery News and Hot ESI Trends for 2012

In 2012, we anticipate a riveting period of progression and change in the rapidly evolving context of e-discovery. On The ESI Report, host Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Thought Leadership at...

Dec 21, 2011

DIY Discovery Trends & the Federal Circuit’s New Model Order on E-Discovery

E-discovery is constantly evolving, so if organizations stand still, they will lose ground. Many corporations and law firms are now re-examining their e-discovery processes and tools. On The ESI Report, host Michele...

Nov 17, 2011

Cloud-Based E-Discovery, Survey Results & Taxation of Costs

On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Erin Nardo, Senior Manager for Product Delivery Management with Kroll Ontrack and...

Nov 1, 2011

Computer-Assisted Coding Implementation, Judicial Commentary & Cloud Computing

On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Jessica Jones, Litigation Support Senior Analyst at Ropes & Gray, and Allison...

Sep 30, 2011

Preservation Problems, Federal Rulemaking Efforts & E-Discovery in Criminal Actions

On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Tom Allman, Attorney and Consultant, and Bill Butterfield, Partner with Hausfeld LLP...

Aug 31, 2011

E-Discovery Hot Trends: Social Media, Costs and Cooperation

Want to know what’s “hot” in the world of e-discovery? On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Sarah Jane Gillett, Shareholder...

Jul 28, 2011

Educational Programs, E-Discovery Certifications & In-House Counsel Sanctions

Interested in e-discovery education, but unsure where to begin? On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes the Honorable David Waxse, United...

Jun 22, 2011

Data Migrations, Risk Management & “Unheard of” Sanctions

Concerned whether migrating data will lead to legal ramifications? On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes John Connell, Managing Consultant at...

May 23, 2011

Global E-discovery Rules and Challenges

Interested in e-discovery rules across the globe? On this May edition of The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Mark Surguy, Partner...

Apr 25, 2011

Automated Review Technology, Defensibility & Self-Collection Dangers

Struggling to control the mounting costs of document review? On this April edition of The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Gary...

Mar 21, 2011

Smart Data Management, Discovery Repositories & the Fourth Amendment

On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack is joined by Marc Fulkert, Associate at Jones Day and Tom McCaffrey, Director of Archiving...

Jan 25, 2011

2010 Case Law, 2011 Predictions & International Discovery

On this edition of The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Andrea Marshall, Senior Discovery Services consultant for Kroll Ontrack and Megan...

Dec 21, 2010

ESI Trends, Technology & Document Retention Obligations

On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Alex Buck, Discovery and Technology Counsel for Bartlit Beck Herman...

Nov 22, 2010

Hosted Discovery Repository, Archiving & Billion Dollar Sanctions

On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Wayne Wong, Managing Consultant in Kroll Ontrack’s ESI Consulting Group...

Oct 26, 2010

Hyperlinked Briefs, Document Review Assistance & “Friending”

On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Terry Wit, Partner at Quinn Emanuel and Christine Falcicchio, Product...

Sep 27, 2010

Intelligent Review Technology, Severe Sanctions & Preservation Struggles

On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes John Woods and Jonathan Wilan, Partners at Hunton & Williams...

Aug 24, 2010

Duty to Preserve Voicemail, Text and Social Media Data

In the recent case of State v.Huggett, failure to preserve voicemail data resulted in the dismissal of a second degree murder charge. On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla,...

Jul 27, 2010

Decade of E-Discovery, Compliance Challenges & Privacy

In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Kimberly Marin, Security Analyst and E-Discovery Specialist with the Hershey...

Jun 18, 2010

Early Case Assessment, Cost Savings & Privilege Problems

In this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Mark Coulson, Principal with Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and Gina...

May 21, 2010

Cloud Computing, Data Breaches & Case Update

In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Todd Ruback, Of Counsel with DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman,...

Apr 23, 2010

Archiving, Legal Holds & Cross-Border Discovery

In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Attorney John Jablonski, Partner with Goldberg Segalla, LLP and Wayne...

Mar 26, 2010

Efficient Document Review, Advanced Technologies & Intentional Destruction

In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Donald Ramsay, Of Counsel with Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and...

Mar 2, 2010

Trial Teams, Technology & Preservation Troubles

In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Doug Cohen, Senior Director of Business Development for Kroll Ontrack/TrialGraphix...

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Michele Lange

Michele Lange is Kroll Ontrack’s Director of Thought and Leadership and a nationally recognized e-discovery expert. Kroll...