Chris Dale reflects on moderating the International Panel at Relativity Fest.  The 2020 speakers included Meribeth Banaschik of EY – Germany, Inés Rubio of BSI – Dublin, Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald – Dublin, Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery – London (and a recent ESI Survival Guide guest) and David Horrigan of Relativity – U.S.

Back in 2014 I wrote a piece on how Avast! pulled personal information from wiped Android phones sold on eBay to demonstrate the dangers of selling off your old smart phone. Now it seems that trading in your iPhone with Apple has not been safe since 2015. The improvements in device encryption may severely limit […]

In this post, Craig Ball continues to highlight the myriad benefits of native productions. This post right here is the exact reason why Craig’s posts are so useful and information. He posts the full, anonymized text of an actual declaration he made to a federal court on behalf of a Defendant who objected to production in TIFF format with load files.

With the recent release of ephemeral messaging in WhatsApp, Greg Buckles asks a very important question: Are those vanishing messages and attachments generated by employees really gone? Some forensic exploration would certainly help answer shed some light on this inquiry.

Many corporations and smaller businesses took COVID-19 stimulus funds that prevented them from mass furloughs or layoffs until October. That employee protection is about to run out. Hundreds of thousands of workers will log off after receiving the bad news by email or phone. Many of them will walk away with thumb drives full of […]

Normally I dig through the actual ruling language for new eDiscovery caselaw. In this case my former Symantec alumni has written a great summary of the contested discovery protocols. I refrained from quoting his closing four take-aways, but they are worth a read. What caught my interest here was the defendant’s original strategy to use […]

The article is a long and rather scholarly coverage of the evolution of the communication privilege. It brings up a couple interesting issues for retention policies and classification systems. First is the need to retain the actual communication wrapper for legal work product to preserve privilege. The proliferation of online meetings, chat and collaboration channels […]

I finally got the bandwidth to be briefed on the new Aero UI for RelativityOne that was announced last Relativity Fest. For years I have not-so-gently pushed the kCura/Relativity PM team to create a user interface that was more approachable. Andrew Sieja’s ‘expert platform for experts’ pleased power users while generating adoption resistance from corporate […]

This kind of clear, simple Excel solution to a common LitSupport pain point is exactly what made the old LitSupport Yahoo Group special. No sales pitches. No motivation other than sharing knowledge. I encourage everyone to find ways to share your own hard earned knowledge. It is already on most of your LinkedIn feeds, so […]

Sanctions and adverse inference rulings are far too rare in my opinion. That is because far too often opposing productions are not scrutinized and compared against your own collections. Too few counsel run the metrics of key witnesses and wonder why their email counts suddenly dropped or vanished during the critical time frame. Lawyers should […]