Author Archives: Chris Dale

About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere

Interview: Siobhan Reilly of FRONTEO on AI in eDiscovery and message review in RelativityOne

FRONTEO is an AI tech company with software and service offerings for law for lawyers. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Siobhan Reilly of FRONTEO about FRONTEO’s legal software and specifically about its use of RelativityOne. The main legal … Continue reading

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Interview: Jordan Domash of Relativity on developments in Relativity Trace

At Relativity Fest 2018, I interviewed Relativity’s Jordan Domash about the then-nascent product Relativity Trace. Twelve months later, I interviewed him again at Relativity Fest 2019, asking him what had changed since we last met. Jordan Domash said that much had … Continue reading

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Interview: Megan Rowland of Legility on the attributes of project managers, clients and eDiscovery industry recruits

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Megan Rowland of Inventus. Since the interview, Legility and Inventus have come together under the name Legility. Megan Rowland is Team Lead, Project Management at Legility. I asked her what makes a good … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 18 March: G2K Remote working hacks from the pros

Since it was taken over by Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad last year, EDRM has become a really useful source of information and guidance on a range of subjects. Most of those are necessarily about the subject implied by EDRM’s … Continue reading

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Nuix articles on the use of photographs as evidence

I write and speak quite often about photographs as evidence. This is perhaps partly because I take a lot of pictures and use their EXIF data (Exchangeable Image File Format – a specific type of extended metadata) to find and … Continue reading

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Bringing technology to communication in a narrowing world – finding positives in a pandemic

It is 27 years since I started working from home. It is hard now to remember how isolating that felt before advances in technology like email and broadband brought the world to my desk. It has become respectable since then, … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephanie Clerkin of Korein Tillery on winning the Stellar Women in eDiscovery Award at Relativity Fest

At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I interviewed Stephanie Clerkin of Korein Tillery who had just won the Stellar Women in eDiscovery award. Stephanie Clerkin was particularly pleased that the award was based on the votes of the eDiscovery community and … Continue reading

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Depp court text disclosure said to be “accidental”. Let’s wait and see before rushing to criticise

It’s been a good week for those of us who like to see discovery / disclosure stories in the mainstream media. Less so, perhaps, for the chap convicted of murder thanks to technology (my article is here) and for Johnny … Continue reading

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A crossbow murder and car insurance fraud – technology is quietly filing the evidence. What about your next case?

A decent bloke with no known enemies dies after being shot with a crossbow. How did technology lead to the killer? And what else might that technology be used for? I wrote last year about a motor insurance case called … Continue reading

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Nuix on cybersecurity breaches – the fines are just the beginning of the costs consequences

It is worth mentioning, again, that fines from regulators are not the only cost consequence of a cybersecurity breach. The point is well made in an article on the Nuix blog called Insider threat: not just a cybersecurity issue. Its … Continue reading

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Interview: Tony Chan of iCourts on winning Best Innovation Provider Award at Relativity Fest

At Relativity Fest every year, I get the opportunity to interview the winners of the Relativity Innovation Awards, whose purpose is to “recognize organizations and individuals who build innovative solutions, break down barriers for technology in the practice of law, … Continue reading

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NightOwl Global and the business value of being likeable

As a customer or client, does it matter if you like the companies you work with? If they get the job done and the price is right, do you care very much if you like the people? Looked at from … Continue reading

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Interview: Andrew Szwez of FTI Consulting on the value of using RelativityOne

I recall being invited to a meeting at a US conference, I suppose about three years ago. In the room were senior marketing people from Relativity and FTI Consulting. As always on these occasions, I tried to guess what announcement … Continue reading

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The Disclosure Pilot: narrow focus of disclosure issues and not using the disclosure pilot as an offensive weapon

I recently saw a police tweet which expressed almost admiration for the speed with which some car thieves had stripped down a couple of cars, neatly packaging the components for re-use elsewhere. Gordon Exall, author of the Civil Litigation Brief, … Continue reading

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Interview: Marc Zamsky of Compliance on the benefits of RelativityOne

At RelativityFest in Chicago, I interviewed Marc Zamsky of Compliance Discovery Solutions. I asked him why Compliance had moved to RelativityOne and about the benefits which RelativityOne brings to Compliance and its clients. Marc Zamsky said that Relativity’s future lay … Continue reading

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Story Development for legal teams from FTI Technology

The assembly of detail needed for a complex film scene is similar to that required for running litigation. FTI Technology has Story Development services to help get all the elements into place. I recently watched the film 1917, notable for … Continue reading

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What does it cost and what does it look like? Relativity improves its UI and pricing

Many factors influence software buying decisions. You hear of organisations buying a particular product for the sake of one feature which it considers important. People buy software after long and detailed comparison or on the strength of what someone said … Continue reading

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Interview: Craig Carpenter of X1 on the X1 partnership with Relativity

I have known Craig Carpenter, CEO of data collection company X1, for almost as long as I have been in eDiscovery. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I at last had the opportunity to interview him. The context was a newly-announced … Continue reading

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Discovering the value of rest

In which I belatedly (after 42 years of work) consider the value of just switching off occasionally and, as a side-note, observe that while you won’t necessarily get opportunities by being there, you certainly won’t get them if you are … Continue reading

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EDRM webinar on 29 January: What to do at Legalweek

EDRM is hosting a webinar tomorrow, 29 January, at 12:00pm CT / 6:00pm GMT called What to do at Legalweek. The speakers are Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad of EDRM, Ian Campbell of iCONECT and me. Although I will not … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch at Legalweek with Consilio, Nuix and APT Search

As you may have seen in my recent article, I am not going to Legalweek in New York this year, missing it for the first time since 2007. One of the many things I will most regret is the brunch … Continue reading

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Interview: Antonia Karlan of Control Risks on the benefits of using RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Antonia Karlan, Head of Project Management at Control Risks. I asked her why Control Risks had committed to RelativityOne. The aim of Control Risks, Antonia Karlan said, was to provide the best solutions for its … Continue reading

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Missing Legalweek for the first time since 2007

I have been going to Legalweek in New York every year since 2007. I am finally forced to accept that I will not make it there this year. The short version is that I was due to have a hip … Continue reading

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EDRM announces Global Advisory Council 2020

I recently published an interview with Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad, the new owners of EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model). They had taken over EDRM only days before, and it was clear that they had plans to make EDRM … Continue reading

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Interview: Kelly Atherton of NightOwl Global on using Relativity’s Active Learning

I have interviewed Kelly Atherton, Director of Analytics and Managed Review at NightOwl Global, several times over the years, mainly about the use of Relativity’s analytics tools. She speaks with the authority of one who uses these tools every day, … Continue reading

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Consilio webinar: using magic and dragons to validate analytics

Technologists and lawyers are two groups of people who have their own arcane terminology, and it is perhaps unsurprising that they often miss each other in the dark. I am fond of analogies and examples drawn from elsewhere – one … Continue reading

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Interview: Jo Sherman of EDT on EDT’s work with artificial intelligence

At a Legaltech of long ago, I was given a demonstration of the discovery software of the company then called eDiscovery Tools. I asked if the software included a particular feature, and the demonstrator thought for a while and said … Continue reading

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DSARs and data breaches – advice on data governance from Integreon

A new article from Integreon brings us a new year reminder of the importance of looking after personal data. Called Sound governance for personal data, it is written by Clare Chalkley and Claire Frazer of Integreon’s London office. The article’s … Continue reading

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Legility and Inventus combine to deliver technology-enabled legal services globally

2020 kicks off with another piece of consolidation in the legal services / eDiscovery market, as Legility and Inventus combine. Legility is the acquiring company but its CEO, Barry Dark, says that it sees “the end-result as a merger between two … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting enhances its eDiscovery services with a partnership with Brainspace

FTI Consulting has marked the new year by entering into a partnership with analytics software company Brainspace. The start of the new decade offers an opportunity to look back at the progress made in the past 10 years. You will … Continue reading

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Interview: Cristin Traylor of McGuire Woods, Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year at Relativity Fest

Cristin Traylor is Discovery Counsel at McGuireWoods. She was the winner of the Relativity Fest 2019 award for Attorney Tech Evangelist of the Year, and I interviewed her shortly after the awards ceremony. Cristin Traylor said that her interests lie … Continue reading

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Interview: Scott Gillard of FTI Consulting on eDiscovery developments in Australia

I have known Scott Gillard of FTI Consulting for many years, mainly from brief annual conversations at Legaltech in New York. At Relativity Fest in Chicago, I had the opportunity to talk to him properly about electronic discovery in Australia … Continue reading

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David Horrigan of Relativity and Chris Dale talk about their panels at Relativity Fest

It has become a habit at Relativity Fest that my last interview is reserved for David Horrigan, Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director at Relativity. One of the reasons for leaving it until the end is that David Horrigan is … Continue reading

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Interview: Cameron Tschannen of NightOwl Discovery on the use of analytics tools to cut the time and cost of review

At Relativity Fest I interviewed Cameron Tschannen of NightOwl Discovery about the use of email threading and textual near-duplicate identification in eDiscovery. These tools, Cameron Tschannen said, are always used by default at NightOwl. They group documents together for organisational … Continue reading

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Consilio is recruiting in London, Hong Kong and elsewhere

When I interviewed Andy Macdonald, CEO of Consilio, after one of Consilio’s acquisitions, he was keen to emphasise that buying successful companies was not the only way to expand a business. Certainly, buying the right company will usually bring a … Continue reading

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Interview: Pavan Kotha of Deloitte on winning the Lit Support All-Star Award at Relativity Fest

Pavan Kotha is a manager at Deloitte. I met him at Relativity Fest in Chicago where he won Relativity’s Lit Support All-Star Award. Pavan Kotha is clearly a man who loves his job. He says that he likes to share … Continue reading

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Interview: Wendy King of FTI Consulting on RelativityOne and on the changing role of GCs

Wendy King of FTI Consulting is an interviewer’s delight, giving crisp answers which tell us all we need to know in as few words as possible. I took the opportunity to talk to her at Relativity Fest in Chicago. I … Continue reading

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Hammering the point home – the importance of social media in eDiscovery / eDisclosure

It is only a couple of weeks since I last wrote about the importance of social media in eDiscovery / eDisclosure (When the car sneaks on you and your social media betrays you). I come back to it so quickly, … Continue reading

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Sharing knowledge and ideas with Nuix Community

Like many people, I constantly need to improve my knowledge of the software I use. I am teaching myself video editing at the moment, and frequently need help either on very specific things (“Where is the menu option for this … Continue reading

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Interview: Ben Sexton of JND on how RelativityOne encourages new ideas to help clients

At Relativity Fest, I interviewed Ben Sexton of JND about JND’s use of Relativity One. What led to that decision, I asked, and what were the perceived benefits?   Ben Sexton said that JND’s primary focus was on serving clients. … Continue reading

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Interview: Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad on their plans for EDRM

I wrote recently about how Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad had turned ACEDS into “an educational force to be reckoned with”. In the same article, I reported that they had acquired EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model). I had to wait … Continue reading

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When videos come, they come not single spies but in battalions

The drafts of the 23 video interviews recorded at Relativity Fest have landed on my desktop for comment, for sending back for any amendment, and for sending out for approval. I may be some time…. Normal service will be resumed … Continue reading

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When the car sneaks on you and your social media betrays you

English barrister Gordon Exall, he of the Civil Litigation Brief who is constantly informative as @CivilLitTweet on Twitter, reports on an interesting finding of fundamental dishonesty in a claim about an alleged motor accident. The judgment is Wise -v- Hegarty & Alpha … Continue reading

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Moderating a discovery pilot panel at ILTACON Europe on 13-14 November in London

For some years, ILTA (the International Legal Technology Association) has had an event in London every November. Previously a one-day event called INSIGHT, it has been renamed ILTACON Europe and extended to two days. The website is here and the … Continue reading

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Interview: Justin Tebbe of Inventus on managing eDiscovery projects on a global basis

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Justin Tebbe who is Senior Director, Technical Solutions at Inventus. I was interested to know how he and his colleagues in other parts of Inventus work together for the benefit of the clients. … Continue reading

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News from ACEDS, EDRM and the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation

This blog falls silent when I go to foreign conferences – packing, panel preparation, travelling and the event itself push aside other things, and the post-event catch-up is inevitably tiresome. Some announcements are worth capturing now that I have settled … Continue reading

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Back from Relativity Fest with good impressions and 1.5TB of videos

I am told that we recorded 23 video interviews over the three days of Relativity Fest – I lost count, but the indefatigable Taylor Laabs of Relativity, who ran the schedule, says that that was the final total. My son … Continue reading

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EDiscovery and Legal Technology Conference in Dublin on 29 November

I am often asked which conferences are worth attending on this side of the Atlantic. There used to be several to choose from, but they have been supplanted by the events like Relativity Fest London and the Nuix Insider Conference … Continue reading

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Sedona Conference webinar on 6 November: US/UK EU cross-border data transfers after Brexit

The Sedona Conference is organising a webinar on 6 November called US – UK – EU cross-border data transfers after Brexit. As I write, it is far from clear what will happen on or before 31 October. Will there be … Continue reading

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Moderating the international panel and recording interviews at Relativity Fest 2019

A year rolls by very quickly, and it is time for Relativity Fest in Chicago once more. It runs from 20 to 23 October and the agenda, as always, is packed with sessions, panels, workshops and social events. It grows … Continue reading

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A roundup of the Nuix User Exchange: discovery is more than just…discovery

I was not at the Nuix User Exchange this year, the first one I have missed for some time. I am therefore dependent on a blog post by Corey Tomlinson of Nuix who summarised the event for us. I will … Continue reading

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FTI Technology and Relativity: corporate legal departments in 2020

FTI Technology and Relativity have joined forces with Ari Kaplan Advisors to ask chief legal officers about the future of the legal industry and about what skills and expertise will be needed by the next generation of lawyers. Ari Kaplan … Continue reading

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Inventus expands eDiscovery and legal services in Asia

I had some interesting interviews earlier this year with Paul Mankoo, CEO of Inventus. In one of them, he talked about the benefits of a UK base for a multinational eDiscovery and legal services company. My write-up of the interview … Continue reading

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The disclosure pilot – making better use of the Disclosure Guidance Hearings

I wrote last week about the session run by ACEDS and sponsored by Integreon on the first 10 months of the disclosure pilot. Vince Neicho of Integreon has also now written about it (see What We Learnt About the Disclosure … Continue reading

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OpenText: lawyers and cybersecurity risk

The practice of law and the practice of information technology have at least two things in common: both use terminology which is meaningful to insiders and incomprehensible to others; both have experts constantly reiterating concerns which audiences ought to deal … Continue reading

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Session notes: the Disclosure Pilot 10 months on

I went this week to an evening session organised by ACEDS and sponsored by Integreon whose purpose was to review the progress of the disclosure pilot in the 10 months since it began. The speakers were Ed Crosse of Simmons … Continue reading

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Interview: Erin Plante of Inventus on the growing challenges of international discovery

Erin Plante is responsible for financial crime investigations and cross-border compliance at Inventus. I interviewed her in New York in January and asked her about the development of investigations around the world and, in particular, the role Inventus plays in … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting: Predictive analytics in information governance and discovery

FTI Consulting is producing some interesting articles in conjunction with Corporate Disputes Magazine. A recent one is called Building a global information governance initiative and discovery programme – predictive analytics. Its contributors are Glenn Barden and Sonia Cheng of FTI … Continue reading

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ACEDS and Integreon panel on 2 October: UK Disclosure Pilot 10 months in

The UK disclosure pilot enters its tenth month in October. We now have practical experience to add to the text of the practice direction and to the many talks and articles which heralded its arrival. It is time for a … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler Part 3: data security and future developments

This is the third and last part of my interview with Brendan Sullivan of SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore of Horison Information Systems about the increasing value of tape as an archive medium. You can find Part 1 here and Part … Continue reading

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A big eDiscovery component at OpenText Enfuse 2019

OpenText’s Enfuse 2019 takes place in Las Vegas between 11 and 14 November. Adam Kuhn, Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Discovery, has written a preview of Enfuse called Chart your eDiscovery path at Enfuse 2019 which makes it clear that … Continue reading

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Ricoh and ACEDS webinar on 8 October: using forensics to track the money

Most of what one reads about the use of forensic tracing of fraud is about the technology. This is neither surprising nor wrong in a world where crime investigators are constantly trying to catch up with technologically-skilled criminals. There is … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting expands Relativity support in Australia

The eDiscovery software and services market has developed in ways which few of us predicted. Three broad lines were, however, discernible a while back – that consolidation would reduce the number of players in the market, that the market would … Continue reading

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Integreon panel in Bristol: technology, judges and discovery

Earlier this year, I took part in a discussion panel in Bristol hosted by Integreon. The panel members were Mark Brannigan of Aon, Nicola Woodfall of Travers Smith, Emily Wyllie-Ballard of RPC, Vince Neicho of Integreon, and Clare Chalkley of … Continue reading

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How not to do it: object lessons in discovery and data protection from Her Majesty’s Government

Her Majesty’s Government has been giving us some object lessons in discovery and data protection recently. We have had documents missing at court, reluctance to swear affidavits about documents, and curious redactions. Now we have been offered spurious GDPR / … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler Part 2: New technology and new purposes for tape

This is the second part of an extended interview which I did with Brendan Sullivan of SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore of Horison Information Strategies, Inc. in which we discussed the revival of tape as an archive medium. The first part … Continue reading

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Interview: James MacGregor of Consilio on the expansion of Consilio’s business

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to James MacGregor, Managing Director at Consilio in London, about Consilio’s ambitions in the worldwide market for eDiscovery and related services. There seems to be no end to Consilio’s global ambitions and every year … Continue reading

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RelativityOne data migration services from FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting has been one of the Relativity’s most active partners in the use of Relativity’s SaaS platform RelativityOne. Some of the benefits of that are described in my most recent interview with Wendy King of FTI on the subject. … Continue reading

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AccessData webinar on 22 August: Accelerate incident response through automation

AccessData is giving a webinar on 22 August called Accelerate incident response through automation. Its subject is the need to react very quickly to data breaches, and the ability to do so by the automation of incident response using AccessData’s … Continue reading

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Funding and development news from iCONECT

iCONECT has been developing document review software for 20 years. Its iCONECT-XERA document review platform gives clients access to a secure central repository, giving worldwide access to very large volumes of documents through an interface consciously designed to make life … Continue reading

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Interview with SullivanStrickler: Unstructured data – tape, vaulting, privacy and discovery

This is the first part of an extended interview which I did with Brendan Sullivan, CEO of archiving specialist SullivanStrickler and Fred Moore, President of Horison Information Strategies, Inc. SullivanStrickler’s tagline is “Providing access to the world’s legacy data”. Over the … Continue reading

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Nuix Ringtail becomes Nuix Discover

Nearly a year has passed since Nuix acquired Ringtail from FTI. The development and marketing focus since then has, rightly, been on continuity and on expansion – continuity in the sense that development continued without a break, and expansion in … Continue reading

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Interview: Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy on A&O’s uses for RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London I interviewed Christina Zachariasen of Allen & Overy. What benefits, I asked, do A&O and its clients and get from using Relativity and RelativityOne? Christina Zachariasen said that Relativity was a leading review platform. The … Continue reading

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FTI Consulting on building a global IG and discovery program

A recent article in Corporate Disputes Magazine looks at some of the factors – notably leadership and strategy – involved in building a global information governance and discovery programme. It includes input from Craig Earnshaw and Sonia Cheng of FTI … Continue reading

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August – the Long Vacation and all falls quiet

“Did you know that, until about 1990, time didn’t run for pleadings from 1 August to 1 September?” This tweet from a barrister prompted this reply from me: Note: Generally, the English don’t have “vacations”, but holidays. This use is … Continue reading

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Interview: Wendy King of FTI Consulting on managing international eDiscovery with RelativityOne

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Wendy King of FTI Consulting’s Technology segment about FTI’s use of RelativityOne. FTI is a global consultancy, offering Relativity across four continents. Most of its matters span multiple jurisdictions, Wendy King said, and … Continue reading

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Picking the best of recent OpenText announcements and articles

It has been quite difficult to keep up with the spate of announcements and other output from OpenText. It is a big company, which reaches into almost every corner of Enterprise Information Management (a subtle but important change from the … Continue reading

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Interview: Jon Chan of Anexsys on “cloud-first” strategy and the use of RelativityOne

Jon Chan is Director of Technical Services at Anexsys. I spoke to him at Relativity Fest in London about Anexsys’s partnership with Relativity and specifically in relation to its use of Relativity’s SaaS product, RelativityOne. Jon Chan said that Anexsys … Continue reading

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ACEDS London event on 2 October: Disclosure Pilot – 10 Months in

The UK chapter of ACEDS (the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists) is running an event in London on 2 October called Disclosure pilot – 10 months in. The title is self-explanatory – by the beginning of October, the disclosure pilot … Continue reading

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Interview: David Horrigan of Relativity reviews Relativity Fest London 2019

As Relativity Fest in London drew to a close, I interviewed David Horrigan, eDiscovery Counsel and Legal Education Director at Relativity, about the event. Writing up that interview gives me an excuse to summarise some of the points which seemed … Continue reading

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Interview: Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons on the Disclosure Review Document and the importance of issues in disclosure

Ed Crosse of Simmons & Simmons is one of the members of the working party which drafted the draft eDisclosure rule now being piloted. At Relativity Fest in London in May, he gave a lively interview on stage with David Horrigan … Continue reading

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Interview: Susanna Blancke of NightOwl Discovery on foreign language discovery

Susanna Blancke is Associate Director, Litigation and Client Services at NightOwl Discovery. At Relativity Fest in London I talked to her about different types of eDiscovery projects and, in particular, about multilingual eDiscovery. There is, Susanna Blancke said, no such … Continue reading

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Nuix on-demand webinar: Nine ways to comply and get ahead

Brian Tuemmler is Information Governance Solution Manager at Nuix. He and I recently recorded a webinar called 9 ways to comply and get ahead. Its theme is that organisations face increasing requirements from all sides and in all jurisdictions, with … Continue reading

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OpenText on-demand webinar: Is TAR 1.0 Dead?

Technology-assisted review is by now established as an appropriate way to meet discovery requirements for litigation and regulatory purposes in most jurisdictions. As with predecessor technologies, TAR has incited debate, filled conference schedules, and appeared in court judgments and opinions. … Continue reading

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Interview: Paul Mankoo of Inventus on truly international discovery

The Inventus website shows 11 US office locations, plus one in the UK, two in Germany, one in Japan and one in Taiwan. Judging solely by the preponderance of US offices, one might expect it to have a US CEO … Continue reading

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The Nuix User Exchange at Huntington Beach – the word “Exchange” is deliberately chosen

The annual Nuix User Exchange takes place at Huntington Beach in California from 15 to 17 September. In a blog post called 2019 Nuix User Exchange – Focus on Community and Growing Together, Andrew Nester of Nuix writes about the … Continue reading

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Interview: Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting on the uses of Relativity Trace

At Relativity Fest in London, I spoke to Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting about FTI’s use of Relativity Trace on behalf of clients. I began by asking what Relativity Trace is. Brian Stuart said that Relativity Trace … Continue reading

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Interview: Dera Nevin on helping lawyers to choose and use legal technology

I am very lucky in the panels I am asked to moderate. The speakers are either people I know already, or are experts whose reputation has gone before them so that I know to expect interesting things from them. Dera … Continue reading

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Interview: Al Park of Control Risks on the use of Relativity and RelativityOne for investigations

At Legaltech in New York, I interviewed Al Park, Global Technology Consulting Leader at Control Risks. Control Risks is a major Relativity partner and, Al Park said, often has several investigations running concurrently. It needs the stability and security which … Continue reading

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Appointment of new CEO at Relativity allows Andrew Sieja to go back to his roots

I was away speaking at a discovery event when the news broke that Relativity has appointed a new CEO and that Andrew Sieja is moving up to be executive chairman. Since I have no aspirations to be a first-with-the-news journalist, … Continue reading

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Integreon blog post on innovation as a warm-up for our Bristol eDiscovery panel on 26 June

As I have reported more than once (most recently here), I am taking part in a panel in Bristol with Integreon on Wednesday called eDiscovery, technology and the judiciary. Its theme may be deduced from the title. Those responsible for … Continue reading

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Hot crime scenes, Snowballs and the cloud – AccessData on the collection of evidence anywhere

AccessData has been collecting data for criminal and civil purposes for decades. A lot has changed over that time – not just volumes, and the types and sources of data, but the urgency with which it must be collected and … Continue reading

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Inventus webinar and articles on multilingual eDisclosure

Inventus is producing a webinar on 16 July called Accelerating International eDiscovery: The Challenges of Multilingual Litigation. The speakers are Dominic Piernot, eDiscovery Consultant Germany/France at Inventus, John Tinsley, CEO of Iconic Translation Machines, and Jérôme Torres-Lozano, Director of Professional Services … Continue reading

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Interview: Rishi Khullar of Heretik on Heretik Forge and its use with RelativityOne

Rishi Khullar is Director of Product Management at Heretik. I interviewed him at Relativity Fest in London about Heretik’s new product, Heretik Forge, because Heretik Forge uses RelativityOne.   Rishi Khullar said that Heretik Forge is the first solution for … Continue reading

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Reminder: Integreon eDiscovery / eDisclosure panel in Bristol on 26 June

I wrote recently about a discussion panel which Integreon is putting on in Bristol on 26 June. That is now just over a week away. Although we will be looking at the new discovery rule, the focus is much more on … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Brunnquell of OpenText on the growing importance of document security

eDiscovery, originally the main focus of this blog, has properly become seen as a subset of wider document management functions. OpenText’s roots lie in document management, and it has met the changing market by acquiring eDiscovery and forensics companies (notably … Continue reading

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Interview: Sean Lynch of Ricoh on the mutual dependence of AI and human input

At Legaltech in New York I spoke to Sean Lynch, who is is Director, Review Services, at Ricoh eDiscovery in Canada. One of the most discussed topics at Legaltech was artificial intelligence, and I asked Sean Lynch what was happening … Continue reading

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Integreon panel in Bristol on 26 June: eDiscovery, technology and the judiciary

Integreon has assembled a panel to visit Bristol on 26 June to talk about technology and effective resourcing, primarily in the context of the disclosure pilot scheme. The focus will be on practical things – on getting the disclosure job … Continue reading

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