June 29, 2021
The Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) has published a new survey report that discusses significant challenges companies are facing when it comes to preserving and producing relevant electronically stored information (“ESI”) for U.S. litigation. In particular, the report provides detailed metrics that spotlight a correlation between information governance maturity and discovery responsiveness. Understanding this correlation can help companies identify gaps in their upstream information governance programs, which should yield better downstream results when they need to preserve and produce relevant ESI in litigation.
June 24, 2021
Chambers and Partners, the internationally renowned legal rankings firm, has given Driven, Inc. top billing in its annual rankings for eDiscovery (litigation support) firms in the U.S. Recognized as the “legal industry’s most prestigious rankings,” Chambers placed Driven in “Band Three.” This is the third straight year that Chambers has included Driven in its rankings.
June 7, 2021
Driven, Inc. is pleased to announce that technology-assisted review (TAR) expert and eDiscovery specialist Lilith Bat-Leah has joined its consulting services practice and will serve as Driven’s Director of Data Science and AI Strategy. In this role, Lilith will be working directly with Driven’s clients to address increasingly complex issues at the intersection of law and technology. This includes the design and application of workflows involving TAR and other analytics for information search and retrieval.
May 27, 2021
Privilege log disputes are ubiquitous as parties quibble over descriptions that often reveal few details regarding the nature of privileged communications. These disputes, in turn, give rise to in camera reviews of privileged documents as courts seek additional detail regarding those claims. While in camera reviews are not supposed to issue as a matter of right, they have become increasingly widespread in recent years. This trend is fairly surprising given the near universal dislike that courts express toward in camera reviews.
May 18, 2021
Recent case law continues to reflect key trends in eDiscovery, ranging from the propriety of forensic examinations to ESI spoliation. While an order requiring a forensic collection of a party’s devices has generally been a disfavored remedy, courts now seem more willing to consider this as an option to prevent spoliation of ESI. Regarding ESI spoliation cases, courts have recently emphasized two additional issues. First, parties who preserve lesser forms of ESI like screenshots that do not adequately capture metadata may face severe procedural and evidentiary consequences. Second, counsel have an ethical obligation to inform the court and adversaries regarding ESI preservation failings.