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Intellectual Property Theft Investigations: Find the Smoking GunPosted March 03, 2015
Learn how to properly conduct a digital forensic investigation to find key evidence without damaging your IP theft case. Digital forensic investigations involving corporate and private entities come in a wide variety, such as: copyright infringement, theft of personally identifiable information, violation of workplace policies, wrongful termination of employment, network intrusion, wrongful death, divorce and more. Yet, the most prevalent type of investigation the Forensics Services Group handles at D4 is intellectual property (IP) theft perpetrated by an “insider.” The insi...
Social Media Legal Ethics CLE | Litigating Commercial Cases & Marketing Your PracticePosted February 27, 2015
Register for the Event Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:00 - 5:30 pm Onondaga County Bar Association, Syracuse, New York CNY Philanthropy Center 2nd Floor Ballroom MCLE 1.5 Ethics Co-Sponsored by the NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section This CLE will address recent ethics decisions and ethics resources addressing social media; ethically using social media to find information; implementing ethical practices with today’s technology; juror misconduct with today’s technology; and ethically marketing your practice. Speakers: Peter Coons, Senior Vice President, D4 (View Pete's Prof...
ESI Terms and Concepts Every Attorney Should KnowPosted February 26, 2015
This post explains how ESI is stored on a hard drive and defines commonly used ESI terms, such as unallocated clusters, file slack, and bit-stream forensic image.If you have had the pleasure of dealing with ESI, and its preservation and collection, you may have heard terms thrown around like bit-stream forensic image, file slack, or unallocated clusters. You may have even used the terms yourself without actually understanding what they mean. That is all about to change…Let’s...
PDF Files Can Wreak Havoc in ESI Processing, Review and ProductionPosted February 24, 2015
This post explains how the PDF format can complicate document review and production workflows, and three key things to keep in mind when using this format. While it may be easy to create PDF files for day-to-day business use, when it comes to document review and production deliverables, the PDF format complicates things. 3 Things to Consider When Using PDF Format in Review and Production Deliverables Here are three important considerations to remember when including PDF files in data deliverables: 1....
eDiscovery Update: Advising clients on use, preservation of social media evidencePosted February 24, 2015
It shouldn’t be a surprise that messages, posts and pictures from social media are discoverable. It also shouldn’t be shocking that litigants may post outrageous messages, posts and pictures. Are you representing a client who is claiming he or she has been injured at work, yet on their Facebook site are pictures showing them on their recent excursion to scale Mount Kilimanjaro? What options do you have with respect to advising your client on social media activity? What abou...
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Legal IndustryPosted February 19, 2015
Early-generation Artificial Intelligence is already in the legal space—Bill Gates’ vision for the Microsoft Personal Agent just takes it one step further.LegalTech New York is the bellwether conference for the legal industry. One gets a great sense of “what’s to come” by walking the floor, checking out the new technologies and talking to the many industry leaders who attend the conference. If there was one overarching theme of the 2015 conference, it was analytics. The “CoffeeAnalytics” and “DietAnalytics”...
Using Agile Project Management Concepts for eDiscoveryPosted February 17, 2015
This post explains how a “rolling productions” approach to both small and large eDiscovery projects can help you prepare for common challenges. Legal project managers, litigation support professionals, and other eDiscovery practitioners are well aware that their projects are often unpredictable and that outside forces drive consistent requirement changes. While originally implemented in the software development industry, Agile development methodology can help address this challenge in eDiscovery. What is Agile Development? Basically, Agile development is a set of principles that...
eDiscovery in Social Media—Controversial Facebook Photo Sparks DebatePosted February 12, 2015
Evidence on one's Facebook page and other social media is fair game in litigation and attorneys need to appropriately advise their clients on steps to preserve and produce relevant material. ‘I <3 Hot Moms!’ This was the phrase on a t-shirt of a widower, Mr. Lester. He was wearing it in a picture he had posted on his Facebook page. Lester was the plaintiff in the case Lester v. Allied Concrete Company. His lawyer, Mr. Murray, didn’t think this was an...
ABA Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting 2015Posted February 12, 2015
March 24–28, 2015 Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida Chuck Kellner, senior vice president and senior consultant at D4, will present "Ethics of eDiscovery in Complex Litigation" on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Ethics of eDiscovery in Complex Litigation An attorney’s obligations with respect to e-discovery are more complicated in the context of a class action or complex litigation. Attorneys for both the putative class and the company must decide how broadly to issue spoliation and preservation instructions. New...
D4 Achieves Record Growth in 2014Posted February 11, 2015
Managed Data and Discovery Services Provider Achieves Record Revenue, Makes Strategic Acquisition and Adds Numerous Managed Services Clients ROCHESTER, NY – February 11th , 2015 – D4, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery managed services, litigation support, computer forensics and deposition solutions to law firms and corporations, today announced it achieved record revenue in 2014. The company attributes much of that success to the addition of several new managed services clients including Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. “We are experiencing amazing growth and have been for the la...