March 30, 2021

Guide to Choosing a TAR Workflow

Lawyers should have a basic understanding of technology assisted review (TAR) so they can speak knowledgeably with clients and providers about whether to use TAR and, if so, which TAR workflow to use. In like manner, counsel must be able to communicate effectively with adversaries and the courts regarding the TAR process their clients have used.
April 2, 2020

Slack: Understanding and Addressing Discovery Challenges

Slack is a popular cloud-based team collaboration and messaging platform used by a wide variety of organizations. Similar to other workplace messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack remains largely unknown to many counsel and the courts. Nevertheless, content from Slack—including business communications, records, graphics, and other information—is increasingly subject to discovery. A lack of knowledge about Slack can lead to complications with satisfying preservation, collection, and production obligations for relevant Slack content in discovery.
May 1, 2019

Fatal Attraction? Examining the Merits of Ephemeral Messaging

Mobile messaging applications are front and center today. News about the proliferating use of these applications seems to dominate headlines around the globe. Whether spotlighting their utility in advancing business objectives or ruminating over indiscretions shared through text messages, there is no getting away from the reality that messaging applications—for better or for worse—are a significant part of daily life. Among messaging apps that have grown in popularity, perhaps none is as trendy as ephemeral messaging. And for good reason. With its ability to automate the destruction of content shared with others, ephemeral messaging offers organizations an intriguingly robust option to strengthen aspects of their corporate information governance programs. This feature, combined with the enhanced ability to communicate confidentially, make ephemeral messaging a viable communication option for companies and their employees.
February 24, 2017

The Art of Litigation Hold

One of the more critical aspects of the litigation process is the need to preserve relevant information. While that information may include paper documents, most relevant materials are now in electronic format.
February 10, 2016

Creating Effective Keyword Search Terms for Document Review

Keyword-search methodology has become a less popular eDiscovery topic in the last few years, as use of analytics to improved search results has become a trendier one.