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Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery is a subscription newsletter regularly highlighting at least five articles to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery1 and legal discovery2. Click here to read the complete newsletter of the latest Five Great Reads Click here to subscribe to Five Great Reads Update Individuals and Organizations Highlighted in the September Edition include: Clio iTunes (Apple Podcasts) Kaya Ismail Maura Grossman Nate Holmes…
eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in Q3 2019 Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted approximately 400 M&A+I events between November 2001 and today. While not all-inclusive due to the fact that M&A+I events are not always publicly disclosed and some announcements are intent-based and not the actual completion of an event, the abridged listing of M&A+I events maintained by…
Editor’s Note: From time to time ComplexDiscovery highlights publicly available educational content for readers of its blog. While ComplexDiscovery highlights this content, it does not assume any responsibility for content assertions or educational requirement tracking (e.g. continuing legal education tracking). To submit recommendations for inclusion in ComplexDiscovery’s educational content, click here. A Legal Education Presentation prepared and presented by HaystackID.     About HaystackID  HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that helps corporations and law…
Editor’s Note: Designed to help provide a general understanding of predictive coding use by eDiscovery professionals, the semi-annual Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey has been conducted three times by ComplexDiscovery and has 171 individual respondent submissions since the fall of 2018. One of the informational areas contained in the survey is the request for respondents to share their primary predictive coding platform. Provided in this short overview are the aggregate results of that informational…
An article by Rob Robinson Based on the transformation of communication approaches and technologies since the advent of the Internet, email, and social media, historically accepted principles of marketing communication require continuous and considerable evaluation in light of the available new conduits to communicate with others. With past marketing communication principles in mind, the following enhanced marketing communication principles are provided for your consideration in shaping communications strategy and tactics. These principles have been adapted…
Editor’s Note: While not directly tracked as part of the eDiscovery ecosystem, the announced investment in Axiom from Permira, a global private equity firm, highlights the continued interest and affinity for investment into the legal services sector and into alternative legal service provider (ALSP) organizations, many of which offer eDiscovery offerings as part of their portfolio of legal services. Axiom Announces Strategic Investment from the Permira Funds Press Announcement Axiom, the global leader in specialized…
Editor’s Note: This is the third Predictive Coding and Technologies and Protocols survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. Initiated in the fall of 2018 and refreshed semi-annually, this iteration of the survey was graciously distributed and reviewed by the leadership team* at the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and had the highest responder rate of any predictive coding survey to date with 100 data and legal discovery professionals sharing their understanding and experience as part of…
Press Announcement XDD Acquires Beyond IT Forensics to Expand Services Offering in South Central US Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations, announces [September 4, 2019] the acquisition of Beyond IT forensics.  Beyond IT, a cybersecurity and digital forensics company based in Houston, TX, will lead the XDD forensics team under the XDD brand. Bob Polus, XDD President and CEO states,…
Editor’s Note: While not directly tracked as part of the eDiscovery ecosystem, Clio’s announced investment of $250 million from TCV and JMI Equity will undoubtedly indirectly impact the eDiscovery software market and potentially directly impact that market as the company seeks to solve some of the biggest pain points for the legal profession. Press Announcement Cloud Technology Leader Clio Announces $250 Million Investment from TCV and JMI to Transform the Legal Industry Clio, the…
Editor’s Note: Annually after the Labor Day break in the United States companies begin to deeply evaluate all aspects of their business with the goals of both improving business performance in the last four months of the year and of initiating the preparation of budgetary and resourcing plans for the upcoming calendar year. One of the areas of evaluation that typically comes under increased scrutiny during this reenergized time of focus is the function of…