Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

Find Out How a Legal Operations Mindset Can Streamline Your Legal Hold Process

Created on May 11, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Legal operations (and legal project management) are both getting a fair bit of attention these days as both law firms and in-house legal departments continue looking for ways to ensure they’re being both effective and efficient. Learning the ideas behind legal operations can be a big help, but for many people, there’s nothing better than learning through example.On May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT, attend Legal Operations Discuss: Maximizing Legal Hold Efficiency, Exterro’s client spotlight webcast with NetApp, so you can learn directly from two legal operations professionals about... Read More

The Golden Triangle and GDPR Compliance from May 26th Onward

Created on May 11, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Just over two years ago, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation with the law’s requirements to go into effect on May 25, 2018. In the intervening two years, incidents ranging from breaches at leading companies to hearings before both houses of Congress have highlighted the increasing importance of data privacy and security on both sides of the Atlantic. There have been a parade of self-assessments, tips to get ready, and other think-pieces in the trade press—and to be honest, a lot, if not most, of them have provided real... Read More

Case Law Alert: Pick the Right Battles in Disputes over Privilege Review

Created on May 11, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Fairholme Funds, Inc. v. United States (Fed. Cl. Oct 23, 2017) highlights the importance of educating the court on what you think is the most streamlined, cost-effective approach to discovery.OverviewWhile the Court of Federal Claims doesn’t often deal with large document e-discovery issues, but in this case, shareholders sued the government on a Fifth Amendment claim for regulatory taking based on the denial of stock dividends. In the case, the government withheld documents on the basis of privilege, but the plaintiffs did not trust the government’s privilege determinations. The plaintiffs sought to compel a... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Will Ferrell GDPR Edition)

Created on May 11, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

We've been thinking a lot about the upcoming GDPR enforcement date of May 25th a lot here at Exterro. There are lots of implications for professionals in data management and information governance--and that includes e-discovery pros. If the thought of being ready for GDPR is making it hard for you to enjoy your glass of red wine, well, we can help. Just check out our recent webcast with Yerra Solutions' Will Wilkinson and Swiss Re's Taylor Hoffman, Esq. for some practical tips and workflows you can use.And if you'd rather just have a... Read More

Examining E-Discovery Statistics: Two Common Sense Lessons on Managing Legal Spend

Created on May 4, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro and the Blickstein Group are proud to release the 2nd Annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management on May 1st—and for this edition in our blog series Examining E-Discovery Statistics I’d like to look at some data points that reinforce the value of common sense approaches to budgeting for legal spend. The study does a great job getting granular with data on how many organizations are implementing one or more of the 22 legal spend management techniques Brad Blickstein defined. For organizations already committed to managing their budgets effectively, this tactical... Read More

4 Ways to Be Proactive in the E-Discovery Process

Created on May 4, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Civil litigation—especially for the defense—often feels like a purely reactive process, a series of responses to an opposing party’s actions. But in reality, it shouldn’t be—especially for organizations who have the resources to have a dedicated legal department and technology to support its members.Of course, the costs of a reactive posture fall most seriously on the members of the legal team scrambling to get work done under tight deadlines: issuing legal holds and tracking compliance; preserving data from myriad sources from mobile devices to laptops to cloud platforms; and reviewing terabytes of... Read More

Exterro E-Discovery Platform Recognized for Customer Satisfaction

Created on May 4, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

On this blog, we spend a fair amount of time talking about e-discovery best practices and e-discovery technology. It makes sense—that’s what we do. It’s our area of expertise, and where we hope to educate professionals about ways they can do their jobs more effectively and more efficiently.We try not to spend too much time tooting our own horn or talking about our products, because we believe that well-informed e-discovery professionals are the best potential clients for our products. They’ll understand their needs, their organization’s cultural and technology landscapes, and ultimately they’ll... Read More