Professionalism and eDiscovery: Going beyond ethical considerations

July 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

During the last few years, there has been much discussion, and even some interesting debates, about ethical eDiscovery issues.  Much focus has been on the topics of duties to preserve records, duties to disclose records, and the state Rules of Professional Conduct.  But, I believe it is not sufficient to consider only […]

New York Appellate Court: Disintegration of Business Relationship Requires Preservation of ESI

March 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Recently in VOOM v. EchoStar, 2012 NY Slip Op. 00658 (Jan. 31, 2012) the Supreme Court, Appellate Division of New York entered upheld a lower court’s decision imposing sanctions against EchoStar for spoliation of ESI. The most striking portion of this decision is the requirement that when a business relationship […]

Standards Need to Emerge for Collecting and Processing Electronically Stored Evidence (ESE)

October 9, 2009 // 0 Comments

Most litigators and their litigation support staff that have been practicing over the past 5-10 years could probably teach a class on the process of preservation, collection, processing, review and production of paper evidence. Or, at least they could stand at a whiteboard and draw a basic workflow diagram of […]

Electronic Data Discovery Workflow and Best Practices

October 28, 2008 // 1 Comment

Over the past twenty four (24) months I have had the opportunity to meet with law firms, the litigation and IT departments of the Fortune 2000, regional litigation service providers, eDiscovery consultants and eDiscovery technology vendors to discuss the current state and technologies of eDiscovery.  Based upon these discussions, I […]

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 Will Provide a Windfall to eDiscovery Market

September 24, 2008 // 0 Comments

With the global financial crisis of 2008 in full swing, I predict that eDiscovery providers worldwide will see a windfall for years to come.    The very nature of the financial industry will provide billions of pages of paper and exabytes of electronically stored information (ESI) stored all over the world […]

eDiscovery Confounds Companies and Their Lawyers

August 8, 2008 // 1 Comment

As an excellent adjunct to my Blog entries over the past several weeks regarding how corporate council within the Global 5000 and their associated outside council are dealing with the eDiscovery Paradigm Shift, Neil Roiter, Senior Technology Editor at SearchSecurity.com recently wrote a great aritlce titled “E-discovery still confounds companies […]

In Search of Integrated Conceptual eDiscovery Search Technology

May 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

Over the past 6 months I have been investigating cost effective, integrated conceptual eDiscovery search technology delivered under a SaaS model. The basis for this investigation is to identify a way to extend the current capabilities of eDiscovery search through a forward thinking search technology that can be tightly integrated […]

Kazeon Press Release Focuses Attention on the Cost of a Latte and the Falling Cost of eDiscovery

May 6, 2008 // 1 Comment

Like lots of other eDiscovery professionals this morning, I had to do a double take when I read the press release today from Kazeon announcing their new partnership with Attenex, titled, “Attenex and Kazeon Announce eDiscovery Alliance“. The double take was caused by the fact that Kazeon announced that they […]