LDM Global recently conducted a survey across the USA, Europe and Australia to find out what were seen as the most widespread ediscovery errors. Whilst the results will surprise no one, it is good to be reminded that the problems generally arise from relatively straightforward human failings. Top of the list were:
- Failure to communicate across teams involved in the eDiscovery process
- Inadequate and/or poorly implemented data retention policies
- Failure to perform sufficient quality control
You can read LDM Global’s report here where you will also find a link to the full results of the survey.
LDM Global has also just announced the opening of a new office in Midtown Manhattan and a significant expansion of its presence and its staff in New York and the US East Coast.
The staff include Mike Petriella as Head of US Business Development and the transfer of Nathan Hughes who joins the New York sales team after five years with LDM Global in London. I thought Nathan looked more than usually content with life when I saw him in New York at LegalTech, and now I know why.
Although LDM Global has 7 international offices (and was established 15 years ago by the Australian O’Reilly brothers Greg and Chris) I always think of it as London-based because that is where I had my connection for most of those 15 years, and I get some pleasure from seeing its expansion “abroad”. It can only help the company’s trans-Atlantic business to have in Manhattan someone who has served time in London.