Second Requests: e-Discovery Tips for Complying with the Revised Model Second Request, Part 1 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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Please Join Us in Fighting Hunger in the DC Metro Area.

We are so excited to share with you some upcoming events and would love for you to join us and support the Capital Area Food Bank! The Tanenholz team is proud to be part of the 2017 Capital Area Food Bank's Food from the Bar Campaign!  Each year, the Capital Area Food Bank feeds 540,000 people in the Washington metro area through a network of 444 food assistance partners. Th...
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Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC Expands Firm with Addition of Candace Beck Smyth as Counsel & Director of Client Relationships

Today, Tanenholz & Associates, PLLC announced the expansion of its firm with the addition of Candace Beck Smyth to the company’s leadership team as its new Counsel & Director of Client Relationships. “Candace is a seasoned expert with a proven track record of creating strategic partnerships. She will play an important role in Tanenholz’s continued commitment to p...
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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

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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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Lola v. Skadden: Maybe It’s Not So Obvious Doc Review is the Practice of Law

We last blogged about a contract attorney overtime suit and whether document review is the practice of law in 2013. Since then, another contract attorney, David Lola, filed suit against Skadden Arps and Tower Staffing with the same claim – that he is owed overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules. The FLSA generally provides overtime pay of time ...
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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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