Second Requests: e-Discovery Tips for Complying with the Revised Model Second Request, Part 3 of 5

DOJ Antitrust Division’s December 2016 Revised Model Second Request: e-Discovery Tips for a Smooth and Compliant Response The DOJ Antirust Division released its Revised Model Second Request in December 2016 which made both substantive changes and addressed e-discovery protocol and production concerns.  Tracy Greer, Senior Counsel, Electronic Discovery of the Antitrust Divisi...
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Second Requests: e-Discovery Tips for Complying with the Revised Model Second Request, Part 2 of 5

DOJ Antitrust Division’s December 2016 Revised Model Second Request: e-Discovery Tips for a Smooth and Compliant Response The DOJ Antirust Division released its Revised Model Second Request in December 2016 which made both substantive changes and addressed e-discovery protocol and production concerns.  Tracy Greer, Senior Counsel, Electronic Discovery of the Antitrust Di...
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Human Learning: No the machines have not entirely kicked-us out and we humans still must make important decisions.

For years, many of us have attended various e-discovery conferences and meetings where we listen to countless hours of presentations and engage in discussions about TAR, computer assisted review, machine learning, e-discovery’s past and the future.  However, having recently returned from one such discussion, it struck me that little time is actually spent discussing how to bett...
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The 3 Key Components to Success: People. Product. Process.

On CNBCs’ hit show The Profit, entrepreneur and small business guru Marcus Lemonis examines struggling businesses using his well-known People-Product-Process principles. I believe these same three factors can be analyzed to evaluate different models of managed review services within the e-discovery industry.  My experience with e-discovery managed review has run the full...
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Law Firm Hires 11 Year Old Director of Marketing

A few nights ago, I had a discussion with my parents about our business model and the challenges we face explaining to potential clients how our discovery counsel law firm is different from a staffing agency that doesn’t provide legal advice. My 11 year old daughter Lindsey was sitting with us and chiming in from time to time -- mostly saying that we needed a TV commercial to a...
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The CEDS Exam: Becoming a Certified E-Discovery Specialist

studying for the CEDS exam
Recently I sat for the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) examination offered by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). For those not familiar with the organization, ACEDS is a BARBRI Professional Association that “is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices.” Having attended m...
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A Discovery Explainer for Non-Attorneys

So, what kind of lawyer are you? I get this question a lot, and I sometimes find it hard to give a quick answer. For lawyers or other professionals in my field, informing them that I am an eDiscovery Attorney usually provides enough information to allow them to slowly back away from me. For the uninitiated -- friends, family, and the few unfortunates who make the mistake of str...
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Are Managed Review Vendors Allowed to Supervise Document Review Projects in Virginia?

I have written many posts analyzing and applying the D.C. Unauthorized Practice of Law opinions to various situations involving contract attorneys performing document review. In D.C., the rules are pretty clear that non-law firm managed review vendors cannot supervise the legal work of attorneys, but in other jurisdictions, the rules have not be laid out with as much specific...
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Recent Feedback from a Client

We received the following testimonial from a client yesterday evening and I wanted to share it here. It's really the cherry on top of a job well done. I know our team always does a fantastic job on any document review, but it is gratifying when someone takes the time out of their day to comment on the caliber of the work performed. Our firm continues to succeed by having...
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Why a Discovery Counsel Law Firm Provides the Best Model for Completing Discovery

Background Over the last twenty years, drastic changes have taken place in the way parties meet their discovery obligations.  Historically, broad discovery rules resulted in companies paying extraordinary fees to their trial firms for associate review of voluminous materials in response to subpoenas, litigation document requests, and other demands for information.  It was not ...
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