Philip Favro

August 10, 2016

Protecting Corporate Trade Secrets in the Age of Personal Clouds

Consumer-grade cloud solutions are one of the most useful innovations in the digital age. With increased storage for photos, music, and other documents, personal cloud applications can help consumers avoid losing their data when a computer hard drive inevitably fails. Furthermore, the transfer
July 12, 2016

Courts Make the Case for Information Governance

The push to develop an information governance (IG) program is often stonewalled by the great interrogative “why.” Questions like “why are we budgeting money to solve a problem that does not exist?” can derail promising programs even when justified by a proper use case.
June 17, 2016

Court Issues Doomsday Sanctions, Finds Counsel Lacking eDiscovery Competence

The nature of a lawyer’s duty of competence has been the subject of debate ever since the ABA revised its definition of competence almost four years ago to require lawyers to understand “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” Since that time, much ink has been spilled advocating the importance of technological competence for lawyers, particularly in the area of eDiscovery.
May 23, 2016

Oracle America v. Google and The Strategic Importance of Privilege Reviews

A high-profile trial involving technology titans Oracle and Google taking place in San Francisco this month spotlights the strategic importance of privilege reviews for litigation attorneys. As detailed in a recent article published by Big Law Business, arguably the most important piece of evidence in Oracle America v. Google is an internal company email that Google originally claimed as privileged.
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