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How to Ensure Data Security with a Third Party Cloud Storage ProviderPosted January 27, 2015
To ensure the confidentiality of sensitive data is maintained, follow these recommended steps from data experts and the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics. In August 2014 the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics issued Ethics Opinion 1019, which relates to confidentiality and remote access to a firm’s electronic files. The question posed to the committee was: “… (m)ay a law firm provide its lawyers with remote access to its electronic files, so that they may work from home?” The conclusion was “a law fi...
eDiscovery Update: Be Hip and Build a Cool StipPosted January 27, 2015
The other day, I spoke with a client after reviewing a draft ESI stipulation he sent me. In it was a paragraph referring to the preservation of text messages from mobile devices. The parties were to agree that messages stored on these devices are discoverable, but no action beyond preservation should be taken at this time. I asked him how his client planned to preserve text messages when they needed to be collected, reviewed and produced. He stated they planned...
Kara Martin Busy Keeping D4 Team HappyPosted January 26, 2015
Kara Martin, D4's director of mission, vision, and character achievement was featured in an article in the Democrat & Chronicle. The article highlights D4's strong belief in employee happiness and the importance of a positive work life.Kara Martin's job is simply to make employees of D4 LLC happy. How she does that is pretty much up to her."It says a lot to our current and potential employees about the kind of company we are and...
What You Need to Know About Identifying, Collecting, and Preserving ESIPosted January 22, 2015
Mitigate the risk of sanctions and harsh penalties by addressing the two most important parts of the discovery process — identification and preservation of ESI. The latest proposed amendment to Rule 37(e) addresses and aims to alleviate the burden many corporations feel when it comes to preservation of ESI (Electronically Stored Information). However, the risk remains present and the court may impose sanctions “if a party failed to preserve discoverable information that should have been preserved in the anticipation or co...
D4's Guide to Discovery Analytics Technology and FunctionalityPosted January 21, 2015
Consider analytics for every case. Based on the size and other aspects of your data, this guide will help you determine which technology you should use.My D4 colleagues and I are often asked our opinions on the types of projects that make good candidates for analytics. When asked that question our first response is, “It depends. What type of analytics and functionality are you looking for?” We have found that many of our clients don’t have a full grasp...
D4’s John Holland Honored in 7th Annual MSPmentor 250Posted January 14, 2015
eDiscovery Managed Services Provider Lands on List Honoring Top Executives, Entrepreneurs & Experts ROCHESTER, NY - January 8th, 2015 - D4, LLC, a national leader in providing managed data and discovery services to law firms and corporate legal departments announced today that John Holland, CEO and Founder of D4 was selected for the seventh annual MSPmentor 250 by Penton Technology Group. The global list identifies the world’s leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders. Yo...
The Shape of Things to Come – The Internet of ThingsPosted January 13, 2015
Smart devices may yield huge problems for privacy and litigation discovery. I don’t think we’re going too far out to make the following predictions... The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is considered to be the world’s largest annual trade show. Always promising the latest in devices for entertainment and convenience, it dwarfs our Legal Techs and ILTAs. The orgy of phones, televisions, home appliances, watches and every manner of gadget attracts 160,000 visitors in the equivalent of 35 football fields...
10 Fundamentals of eDiscovery Project ManagementPosted January 07, 2015
A lot of information is being published about the processes and workflows required to support projects that include technology assisted review, data analytics, and other more advanced functionality. Important as they are, I question whether the attention to these new workflows is causing us to lose focus on the foundational building blocks of effective and proactive eDiscovery project management. In my work with the Organization of Legal Professionals, and specifically on the topic of eDiscovery project management, I was reminded...
eDiscovery Update: Looking Ahead to the Next Trends in eDiscoveryPosted December 22, 2014
I spent last night drinking eggnog around a yuletide log, watching the Bills extend their playoff drought to 15 years and reflecting on this past year in the world of e-discovery. Yes, I lead an exciting life.As I pondered 2014, I realized there were no new marketing buzzwords that made it into the unofficial e-discovery lexicon. In 2014, experts and vendors were still pumping out webinars on predictive coding, information governance and social media discovery. Old news.Like the Bills, it appears...
Checklist for Thorough and Cost-Effective On-Site Data CollectionsPosted December 18, 2014
Being informed and prepared prior to scheduling a data collection can greatly reduce costs. Providing your collections consultant with the most information possible will ensure an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective collection. Here are some things to think about during the planning stages, before you have a consultant come on-site to collect data.1. Identify the custodians. Custodians are the people in the organization that create or access data that is potentially relevant to the matter at hand. Identify and&...