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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 firms find, listen, and learn from…
Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted more than 375 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, the abridged listing of M&A+I events maintained by ComplexDiscovery notes key industry business moves by sharing event date, company involvement, and event amount (if known). Based on an…
Editor’s Note: While this acquisition is court reporting-centric, it is covered as part of ComplexDiscovery’s coverage of mergers, acquisitions, and investments in the eDiscovery ecosystem based on Veritext and Epiq positioning in that ecosystem. Press Announcement Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, and Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, announce [March 21, 2019] Epiq has divested its U.S. court reporting business to Veritext. Through this acquisition, Veritext…
An article by Rob Robinson When one considers that nearly half of all Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have a core focus on product, service, or experience commercialization with the goal of spurring sales through marketing communications, it seems reasonable to assert that organizations with these types of CMOs place a high value on marketing communication programs that create awareness and drive demand. Also, when one considers the prevalence of digital communications in today’s marketing mix,…
An update from the Privacy Shield Program as published by the International Trade Administration Can a Privacy Shield participant rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to receive personal data from the United Kingdom in light of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU? The United Kingdom (UK) has notified the European Union (EU) of its intention to withdraw from the European Union on March 29, 2019.  In order to receive personal data from the…
Editor’s Note: Authored by Elevate founder and executive chairman, Liam Brown, this short overview shares insight and observations on strategic, operational, and executional topics ranging from company vision and acquisitions to net promoter score (NPS) customer feedback for Elevate. Extract by an article by Liam Brown published on Legal Evolution Elevate recently acquired five companies in less than three months. I’ve been asked: why those companies in particular, and why so many in such…
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 discovery.2 Individuals and Organizations Highlighted in the March Edition include: Cloud Security Alliance Consilio Mike Bryant NIST Sam Marshall Sam Skolnik ComplexDiscovery March (PDF) Mouseover and Scroll Newsletter-5-Great-Reads-on-Data-Discovery-and-Legal-Discovery-for-March-2019 Click Here for Original Version 1 Data Discovery is the exploration of patterns and trends within…
An updated article by Rob Robinson Drunks, DNA, and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery “In law as in other realms, the understanding of randomness can reveal hidden layers of truth, but only to those who possess the tools to uncover them.”  Leonard Mlodinow [1] Recently I had an opportunity to revisit a fascinating book, The Drunkard’s Walk – How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow. Mr. Mlodinow received his doctorate in physics from the…
Sonasoft Corp. (OTCQB: SSFT),  a leader in innovative eDiscovery and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, announced [March 13, 2019] that it has jointly signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire an artificial intelligence (AI) company, Hotify, Inc., and all related interests, assets, and intellectual property. Hotify is a global artificial intelligence (AI) company that is committed to accelerating the adoption of AI in enterprise solutions with its AI platform, NuGene. The two companies signed the definitive agreement…
Extract from an article by Sam Skolnik published in Bloomberg Law Law firms increasingly are turning toward high-risk, high-reward venture capital investing as a way to spur technology innovations to streamline functions like contract review and legal research. Yet the investments are raising conflicts-related concerns among legal ethics experts and competing firms that have rejected the approach. As clients demand better technology solutions from their law firms, some of the largest and most prestigious firms…