Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy 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.

Check with 3rd Parties Before Asking for Spoliation Sanctions

Created on May 10, 2019


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

Envy Hawaii LLC v. Volvo Car USA LLC reminds us that clearly understanding the requirements for spoliation sanctions under Rule 37(e) will save you a lot of time, especially when you haven’t confirmed whether data is irretrievable or not. Overview In this contract case between a local car dealership and their national distributor, the defendant filed a motion for spoliation sanctions based on the plaintiff not preserving “Google e-mail accounts and electronic dealer management system records.” Leading up to this motion the parties had engaged in over 2 years of litigation. The defendant... Read More

Exterro Sponsors First Women in E-Discovery Conference

Created on May 10, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro is proud to sponsor the Women in eDiscovery 2019 Conference, held at the W Hotel in Austin, Texas this week. The conference, which takes place from May 8th through the 10th, will bring together women interested in technology related to the legal profession for three days of learning, networking, and cultivating their passion and skills for professional and personal wellness.  The agenda features top-notch speakers from corporate legal departments of Fortune 500 companies and counsel and eDiscovery experts from AmLaw 100 law firms. Highlights include:  Keynote from Tanya Tarr, Negotiation Strategist and... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Disgusted Daenerys Edition)

Created on May 10, 2019


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

E-Discovery professionals often don't get the credit they deserve for the hard work that goes into identifying, preserving, collecting, and reviewing the ESI that makes or breaks a case. Often times, litigators think that everything that happens, up until they get their moment in the courtroom, is prologue. But we know that's not the case... just make sure you do a better job hiding your feelings than the Queen of Dragons did last week. But maybe attorneys are getting better at recognizing what goes into e-discovery. At least that's the impression I get... Read More

5 Advanced Legal Hold Tips

Created on May 3, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

At Exterro, we spend a fair amount of time on this blog and in our other educational materials discussing the basics of e-discovery, including legal holds. In fact, our single most popular resource ever is our Basics of E-Discovery Guide. However, for a lot of our audience, they’ve moved beyond the basics. In terms of legal holds, the topic of this post, the basics might include things like: Time consuming manual processes, including checklists for steps of drafting and distributing a legal hold to spreadsheets for tracking custodian compliance Low rates of... Read More

How Much E-Discovery Can You Do with Microsoft Office 365?

Created on May 3, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

If you’re working in e-discovery today, then it’s highly likely you’re dealing with Microsoft Office 365® data. Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular enterprise cloud service in the market today, with over 90% of enterprises having at least 100 users. And the data stored there is important and relevant to litigation, as well, with a recent McAfee report estimating that over 58% of sensitive information stored in the cloud is in Office documents.' It's not like Microsoft is doing nothing about this. It's clearly investing in improving the e-discovery capabilities in... Read More

Exterro Is Expanding into Europe!

Created on May 3, 2019


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations, is proud to announce the formation of a new UK-based European team and the appointment of James Thompson, Regional Director, leading the team in London. “Exterro has a long history of working with large corporations with major presence in Europe, including HSBC, Barclays and Siemens among others. With the opening of the new UK office and addition of James and his team, we look forward to rapidly accelerating our success in Europe,” said Bobby... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Black Hole Edition)

Created on May 3, 2019


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

As in astronomy, in e-discovery (and information governance),  you can't get an accurate picture of something without having the right tools. Fortunately, it doesn't take 250 scientists, multiple radio telescopes, and about six years for you to get an accurate snapshot of your IT infrastructure. In fact, you can start getting a better sense with this simple checklist... Or maybe you're just interested in a chuckle. If so, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology of The Top 10 E-Discovery Memes of 2018 if you haven't gotten enough, and feel... Read More