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Maybe it doesn’t choke you up quite as much as the moment from the movie, but we do love both e-discovery and data privacy here at Exterro–especially now that we’ve acquired Jordan Lawrence. Please check out that blog post from Exterro’s founder and CEO, Bobby Balachandran, if you want some more context on why we made the move and why it makes sense in today’s evolving e-discovery, data privacy and information governance marketplace. And…
Just over a year ago, Exterro announced the exciting news of our partnership with Leeds Equity Partners and the strategic equity investment that would turbo charge Exterro’s growth and innovation at a moment I believe is a true tipping point for the e-discovery industry. We—and I mean not just the e-discovery industry, but “we” as an international economy and even as a society—are facing large-scale, structural change in how we interact with our data: how…
We’ve come a long way from the time when “data mapping” was a dirty word in e-discovery. But as data becomes more dispersed and voluminous across organizations, having a centralized resource for quickly identifying where certain electronically stored information (ESI) resides is extremely valuable. FOIA and public records requests can be fulfilled more efficiently if there are accurate, up-to-date data maps in place. And with GDPR in effect and CCPA on tap, both subject access requests (SARs)…
Sometimes it feels like everything–every task, every legal hold, every data source, and yes, every custodian–is a matter of life and death. And when your e-discovery process operates in a reactive, high stress, fire drill kind of way, it only amps up the pressure… so you could be forgiven if you react like the Joker does here. Hopefully, though, that’s not the case for you. Hopefully you have a proactive e-discovery process that keeps you…
Exterro’s E-Discovery Case Law Project provides you with all the latest in e-discovery case law, so you can do your job as an e-discovery professional more effectively, in compliance with the expectations of both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rulings from the bench that further explain the nuances of things like: Defensible legal hold processes Appropriate specificity in both motions and objections The application of proportionality in preservation With quarterly white papers
Neely v. The Boeing Company (W.D. Wash. April 23, 2019) reminds us that since .PST files are commonly used in business, legal teams need to know what constitutes spoliation of such files. This case helps establish that the criteria are exactly the same as for any other electronically stored information. Overview In this work-related age discrimination case, the plaintiff sough default judgement for spoliation based on the defendant (1) producing an altered .PST file and (2) the .PST…
As a writer and blogger in the e-discovery space (albeit one with a background in writing, rather than e-discovery itself), I work with subject matter experts to create both practical pieces, geared at helping professionals do their job more effectively, as well as thought leadership pieces, trying to influence opinion in the realm of e-discovery and related disciplines, like information management and data privacy. I have to say, as far as recent thought leadership goes,…
There are plenty of reasons why an enterprise should conduct as much of its own e-discovery as possible. It lets you ensure that your practices are defensible. It gives you visibility into the process, so you understand where you are at any give time. You can define the process and identify areas where you can create further efficiencies.  For many (and probably most) organizations, the decision to in-source e-discovery operations usually comes down to one big…
It seems like the artificial intelligence freight train of the past couple years is finally slowing down, at least in the e-discovery space. For as long as I’ve been blogging in this space (about 18 months now), there has been a pretty steady drumbeat of articles taking one of two diametrically opposed perspectives on AI: The Robot Lawyers Are Coming for Us All! or  AI Is Just Marketing Hype We’ve all seen these hot takes…
Everyone probably has some tasks in their work that make them want to run away, but it’s probably safe to say that for IT professionals, some of the tasks they dread most would be e-discovery related. But at the end of the day, they have to be done. If you’re an e-discovery professional and you’re having some difficulties communicating effectively with your IT team, then check out our blog interview with Gene McKelvey for some…