This past week, I had the privilege of participating in The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 (WG6) Annual Meeting in New York as a dialogue leader.  For those that have not participated in such a conference, imagine a group of incredibly dedicated ediscovery professionals from around the globe gathering to “move the law forward” in a reasoned and truly collaborative way. This year’s meeting covered a wide gamut of cross-border discovery and privacy issues. I…
Ahh…Legalweek. You’ve come and gone already. For any who doesn’t already know, Legalweek is the annual conference where thousands of legal professionals gather for networking with their peers, invest time and attention into professional development where they can explore a wide variety of topics and strategies tailored specifically to their roles and responsibilities, and gain insights on the latest technology to meet legal business’ needs. Following are a few highlights for Team Hanzo.    Hanzo…
Meghan Brosnahan currently serves as the first eDiscovery attorney for Uber, helping this early disruptor navigate the complex regulatory and legal environment associated with the ride-sharing economy. An eDiscovery buff from way back, Meghan has done it all, working in law firms, in corporate legal departments, and for a national litigation services provider. She’s also a board member for the non-profit Leading Women in Technology, which connects women with mentors and offers educational programs.…
Every department in an organization is a potential source of risk that compliance professionals need to understand, measure, and prepare for. Sales and finance departments need to know the regulatory compliance basics and warning signs of bribery, corruption, money laundering, and fraud. IT teams prepare for cybersecurity, phishing, hacking, and other technology-driven risks, and the regulatory and reputational implications of them, on a daily basis.  In today’s fast-paced, increasingly digital, collaborative, interactive, and social media-driven business…
In the beginning, there was discovery.  Just plain old discovery, not the “e” variety. Lawyers shuffled reams of pages and hefted boxes of paper and went nearly blind scanning those individual sheets during document review. It was slow, it was labor-intensive, and it was not very environmentally sound, but it was straightforward and easy—if not to manage, then at least to conceptualize. Of course, all things must come to an end. Eventually, people started corresponding…
Here’s a riddle: what will it take to solve the ediscovery challenges posed by new collaboration applications? I recently posed that question to a few industry leaders who—like me—have been giving a lot of thought to how organizations can manage the ediscovery challenges of collaboration apps. We all agreed that the answer could be found in the question itself: collaboration, specifically between the legal department and IT professionals.  Before I get to that, though, I…
The clock is ticking until Legalweeek and you need to schedule your time wisely! Hanzo will be exhibiting and we’d love to meet. Following are five compelling reasons to connect with Hanzo during your Legalweek adventure. Book a meeting here.   Slack – Say no more…we get it! We’ve seen the wide adoption of Slack, and it has caught on like wildfire because it is an amazing collaboration tool that people love to…
Homelessness is a significant challenge in the United States. According to a 2018 report by HUD, found that on a single night in Jan. 2018, a total of 552,830 people experienced homelessness across the country. New York City accounted for 78,676 of those people, or just over 14 percent of the nation’s homeless. Due to the lack of basic necessities like food, shelter, income, hygiene, and medical attention, people experiencing homelessness are generally sicker…
Most knowledge work these days demands some form of collaboration. You draft a document; your colleagues comment on it and make suggestions for how it could be better. You chat on Slack about how to incorporate those comments. You check off the task in your project management software and let your associate know that the project is ready for her to take over.  New solutions for collaboration are everywhere in modern business, including tools like…
When you start an ediscovery project, are you explicitly asking your opponents to produce data from the collaboration application Slack? Are you looking for relevant and helpful data within your own Slack channels and proactively preserving that data both to use in your case and to produce in discovery?  Many organizations haven’t yet incorporated Slack data into their ediscovery workflows. In a number of cases, parties are even specifically agreeing that neither side needs to…