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pfavro | 07 Mar 2013 | 3 comments

At eDiscovery 2.0, we have consistently followed the reports that Gibson Dunn has released on the state of eDiscovery. This is for good reason given its reputation as an excellent source of information on the trends affecting individual organizations and the industry as a whole.

The recently released 2012 annual report is no different, except that the overall tone is more positive. Instead of spotlighting the continuing problem of sanctions, the report showcases...

Matthew Nelson | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

The 7th Circuit Pilot Program sponsored an educational mock hearing and expert panel discussion in Chicago last May to tackle important issues related to the use of predictive coding technology. The long awaited video footage of the event is finally here and available for review courtesy of Symantec.

The event begins with U.S. Chief Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, James F. Holderman, welcoming a courtroom packed full of...

Matthew Nelson | 14 Feb 2013 | 4 comments

A federal judge for the Southern District of California rang in the month of February by ordering plaintiffs in a patent related case to pay a whopping $12 million in attorney fees. The award included more than $2.8 million in “computer assisted” review fees and to add insult to injury, the judge tacked on an additional $64,316.50 in Rule 11 sanctions against defendants’ local counsel. Plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal on February 13th, but regardless of the final outcome, the case is chock-full of important lessons about patent litigation, eDiscovery and the use of predictive coding technology.

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AlliWalt | 11 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

Q. On a daily basis I discuss the EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) with customers, of course attributing credit to you two, and I find it is a very actionable and helpful paradigm to describe eDiscovery and Information Governance. Not too long ago, the EDRM was supplemented by the IGRM- can you explain the history of both? 

Tom: IGRM...

pfavro | 06 Feb 2013 | 3 comments

You have heard this one before. Changes to the Federal Rules are in the works that could alleviate the eDiscovery burdens of organizations. Greeting this news with skepticism would probably be justified. After all, many feel that the last set of amendments failed to meet the hype of streamlining the discovery process to make litigation costs more reasonable. Others, while not declaring the revised...

AlliWalt | 04 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

The following is my Q&A with Laura Zubulake, Author of Zubulake’s e-Discovery: The Untold Story of my Quest for Justice.

Q: Given your case began in 2003, and the state of information governance today, do you believe that adoption to has been too slow? Do you think organizations in 2013, ten years later, have come far enough in managing their information?

A: From a technology standpoint, the advancements have been significant. The IT industry has come a long way with regard to the tools available to conduct eDiscovery. Alternatively, surveys indicate a significant...

Chris Talbott | 23 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

We know how much you miss taking the bar. Or perhaps you just miss the excitement of the certified fraud examiner or forensic accountant exams. We understand—you long to showcase your legal trivia expertise again. To satisfy your craving, Symantec is offering a chance to test your hard earned eDiscovery knowledge at LegalTech, and to do it under game show pressure. Are you ready to meet the challenge…find out more here.

At LegalTech New York 2013, a few lucky attendees will be selected to face celebrity host Ben Bailey in the eDi$covery Cab. Picking up outside the Hilton, next to the infamous Symantec and Sweetery food truck café,...

pfavro | 16 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

Data privacy is an issue that has only recently come to the forefront for many U.S. organizations and their counsel. Despite this generalization, there are some U.S. lawyers who have been specializing in this area for years. One of foremost experts in this field is Christopher Wolf, a partner with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells. Chris, who leads Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management practice group, has focused the last 15 years of his practice on data privacy issues. He also recently co-...

Chris Talbott | 14 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

 

The eDiscovery frenzy that has gripped the American legal system over the past decade has become increasingly expensive. Particularly costly to both clients and the courts is the process of preserving and reviewing ESI. As a solution to these costs, many are emphasizing the concept of “proportionality.” Proportionality typically requires that the benefits of discovery be commensurate with its corresponding burdens.

Despite nearly universal agreement that eDiscovery should be governed by proportionality standards, there remains a polarizing debate that threatens to curtail the impact of proportionality. That debate is centered on disagreements over the scope of ESI preservation, the standard for permissible discovery and the use of cutting edge review technologies like predictive coding.

To better understand these issues and to explore feasible solutions, Philip Favro, Discovery Counsel at Symantec, will lead a lively discussion at LegalTech...

Chris Talbott | 10 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

The eDiscovery frenzy that has gripped the American legal system over the past decade has become increasingly expensive. Particularly costly to both clients and the courts is the process of preserving and reviewing ESI. As a solution to these costs, many are emphasizing the concept of “proportionality.” Proportionality typically requires that the benefits of discovery be commensurate with its corresponding burdens.

Despite nearly universal agreement that eDiscovery should be governed by proportionality standards, there remains a polarizing debate that threatens to curtail the impact of proportionality. That debate is centered on disagreements over the scope of ESI preservation,...