Philip Favro

August 17, 2016

Lessons Learned from New Technology-Assisted Review Case Law

In recent weeks, courts have shattered the silence on technology-assisted review (TAR) that has pervaded eDiscovery practice in the U.S. for most of 2016. Last month, a U.S. Tax Court issued its second opinion in
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.
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