Other bank observers point to the multiple problems exposed by the recent leak of private data of 50,000 clients and advisors.
Other bank observers point to the multiple problems exposed by the recent leak of private data of 50,000 clients and advisors.
Neath, a former BP associate general counsel, looks to help Morae Global build inroads with the financial and energy sectors.
Despite regulating spam emails, the federal CAN-SPAM Act may do little to prevent phishing spam from reaching your inbox.
Georgia's Superior Court judges are considering a major overhaul of a court rule governing the use of cameras and electronic recording devices in courtrooms.
Firms are instead seeking to minimize costs and take advantage of the increased flexibility technology provides through virtual work.
The inadvertent data release includes clients' portfolio and asset information, as well as FA compensation and client lists, according to The New York Times.
Some view the regulatory environment around cryptocurrency as burdensome, others nonexistent.
The new service, hosted by LawTrades, allows users to get an answer to a legal question for a flat fee from a registered attorney.
Many users gave fake email or street addresses when setting up accounts and might not want notices of the deal sent to their businesses or home addresses.
Before joining Facebook as director of e-discovery services, the noted e-discovery expert and speaker spent six years at Google.
Video, audio and other multimedia sources are increasingly a part of e-discovery and compliance efforts, but the technology needed to index their contents is still fairly new.
For data forensics experts and investigators, authenticating emails and social media poses unique technical and legal challenges.
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Mark Vartanyan developed, improved, and distributed a pernicious computer malware toolkit known as Citadel.
WhatsApp joins Facebook Messenger and other apps facing government pressure, but there are still ways users and companies can encourage private messaging.
Among the more than 9 million comments filed thus far are a number from giants such as Verizon Communications Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and AT&T Services Inc.
Parties have sought to stop scrapers using a number of legal bases, from the CFAA to copyright law.
Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar isn't afraid of the robot uprising. But when is reliance on AI arbitrary and capricious? That's a heavy question.
Fresh off a move from Sheppard Mullin to Baker & Hostetler, cybersecurity expert Laura Jehl chats corporate security under the Trump administration, new cyber threats and more.
The liabilities companies face due to vendor cybersecurity incidents can vary widely depending on the particular situation and the actions they take beforehand.
As companies rely on these vendors more and more, often handing over sensitive data, in-house counsel have to be increasingly concerned about minimizing risks.
Personal assistants, fitness trackers, and automotive black boxes are among the devices whose data and metadata may have big impact in legal cases.
A lack of formal cybersecurity requirements for outside counsel doesn't necessarily equate to higher cyberrisks.
Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.
A San Francisco judge granted Google some protection from a deep data probe for employee compensation, salary history and contact information.
Ricoh and Reed Smith developed a shared software tool to track employment litigation matters and create a "knowledge center" accessible by in-house employment lawyers.
Sampling can simplify the discovery process while reducing expenses and wasted opportunity costs.
The ticket-challenging chatbot has expanded into 1,000 areas of law, across all 50 states, but questions loom around providing legal services without attorneys.
E-discovery veteran Wendy Riggs discusses the compliance challenges of dealing with homegrown tools and ever-evolving technology platforms.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Thursday in the first federal appellate court decision to address issues raised when jurists post to social media.
Paul Sieminski, Automattic's GC, said that the Snowden leaks significantly changed the data privacy and government requests landscape.
Some employment lawyers have begun to encourage having hiring partners and direct managers walled off from their subordinates' social media accounts.
Though software security protocols may seem overwhelming, ignoring them will lead to much higher costs in the aftermath of a breach.
Hackathon participants created an app that locates local financial, emergency and legal assistance on a map.
Pulling from the talent pool built through the Morae Legal and Clutch Group merger, new leadership roles aim at getting services and technology in front of corporate legal departments.
Large and mid-sized firms alike give two simple reasons for their in-house tech investments: cost and differentiation.
Legal and compliance groups also run unneeded risks if the process is not conducted in the context of strong legal and regulatory guidelines.
An Airbnb host who refused to rent her Southern California house to a woman because she is Asian will pay $5,000 in damages and take a college-level course in Asian-American studies, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing said Thursday in announcing the agreement.
Called Docfol.io, the cloud-based application streamlines the naming of digital exhibit files, and the creation of bates stamps, exhibit stickers and the like.
The two UK-based platforms will create a pipeline from HighQ's data room into Luminance's AI analysis.
A group of 25 general counsel announced a plan to share and analyze data on the law firms they use and the outcomes they achieve, which elicited both trepidation and excitement.
The lab combines lawyers with technical backgrounds and engineers to determine whether there are privacy or data security concerns in devices and apps.
Scatter plots are one the most common types of graphs to help legal managers make decisions. Here’s how to make sure you’re using them effectively.
The NYSDA partnered with Contegra Systems and dtSearch to upgrade its document and case management tools.
The dangerous path Big Law is headed down and what it has to do to change course.
The plaintiffs claim the move violates the First Amendment, as the president's Twitter account, they allege, represents a public forum.
According to a study by Comparitech, cyberattacks can drive a stock's performance down on the day of the announcement and slow future growth for years.
The company will make the core of its ContraxSuite analytics system free and open source while offering retrofitting services at a cost.
Legal industry watchers in Pittsburgh say more large firms are likely to build outposts in the city, as they aim to be close to its research institutions and young talent pool.
The term AI may be exploited in legal in present, but AI technology can be part of a revolutionary future—if there are some fundamental shifts.
QDiscovery's new QMobile Insight services transforms mobile data into formats that can be reviewed in common e-discovery platforms.
A recent decision from three New Jersey Supreme Court committees raised concerns over legal service plans from Avvo, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer.
Lyft general counsel Kristin Sverchek offers her perspective on the future of the on-demand employment sector, and offers advice to up-and-coming companies that might not find themselves fitting exactly into the existing labor structure.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has argued the rule would effectively shut down a 'cheaper and faster' form of dispute resolution for consumers.
The data experiment looks to find what management methods and what behaviors on both sides of the table produce the best results for clients and outside counsel.
A quick look at 3 scenarios where examiner-specific analytics could be useful in forming and updating prosecution strategy.
Attorney repository and knowledge website LawGuideSingapore launched the chatbot as a part of a broader social media campaign to better educate local Singaporeans on legal issues.
Veritone believes AI can help government entities better scale massive data sets during e-discovery.
Despite apprehension over how Brexit will affect the economy, it's business as usual in the legal technology industry.
The move brings the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit up to date with all but one of the federal circuit courts around the country.
The Central District of California recently joined the courts that have held forensic reports created by outside security companies following a data breach are protected from disclosure in civil litigation in some cases.
Advanced Discovery patented its facial recognition technology, originally created for a law firm client and now available on e-discovery workflows.
Walter Andrews, head of Hunton & Williams' insurance litigation and recovery practice, says that many of those who have cyber insurance discover too late that their policies are not useful.
New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich slammed the suits as borderline 'frivolous.'
A host of legal tech companies are integrating with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, but can the technology and market catch up to the hype?
TurboPatent's new tool, RoboReview, uses four "expert bots" that edit and comment on your patent draft in Word.
Higher data loss and cyberattack risks can plague on-premise cloud environments, but are third party cloud providers any better?
AT&T has conducted large-scale layoffs with the intent and effect of removing older employees and replacing them with younger workers, according to the suit.
The first part of a two-part series exploring how emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, are transforming the legal profession.
A South Florida firm is entering into largely uncharted territory, building a litigation practice around crypto-currencies such as bitcoin.
The firm continues expansion outside of law by acquiring Sydney-based technology advisory firm ITNewcom.
The “Veterans Legal Checkup” aims to help veterans diagnose potential legal issues, particularly in employment, family law and housing.
Scott Reents spoke with The Recorder about the skills required of e-discovery professionals today, what legal tech vendors need to do better, and more.
Corporations in the U.K., U.S. and EU are preparing for the GDPR at vastly different speeds.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore has joined the law firms turning to AI by signing a deal with British software company Luminance.
Ari Kaplan spoke with Lighthouse eDiscovery’s Brian McManus about the aftermath of the company’s merger with Discovia and more.
The Internet of Things has a certain allure. You can set your home at just the right temperature, or ask Alexa about the First Amendment. But if there was one takeaway from the Mirai botnet debacle that weaponized over a million internet cameras, it was this: a lot of these devices have serious security flaws. And those flaws, naturally, have opened the door to lawsuits.
The Canadian firm will offer free legal services to a set of startups in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor.
Recent court decisions should put all organizations on notice: Texts are discoverable, and failure to plan accordingly may result in problems.
LinkedIn claims that hiQ's scraping activities, which use data from public LinkedIn profiles to create analytics tools, were prohibited under the site's terms of service.
BakerHostetler has put together a breach response team with specialists from health care, privacy and data protection, and other industries to respond to cybersecurity incidents for organizations.
Email and phone service at the firm appeared to be down across the firm’s U.S. offices until Friday, but now services have been restored.
The second part of this look at cybersecurity education and certifications explores two certifications that touch on both cybersecurity and e-discovery: the IGP and CFSR.
The firm will launch its own in-house technology lab to retrofit companies with tailored compliance and cybersecurity technology.
Two recent New Jersey decisions have asserted jurisdiction over accused hackers who have no connection to the state, but allegedly sought to inflict harm on Garden State residents.
Federal tax enforcement officials have asked Coinbase to sift through reams of data for U.S. customers to allow the government to search for unreported income.
Our annual survey shows that in an era of digital change, the job of law librarian is evolving rapidly.
For some legal technology companies, the true spark and support for innovation lies with one’s spouses and children.
Mark Berman will head a committee tasked with examining how fields like AI, e-discovery and cybersecurity are impacting the practice of law.
Hans Morris argues that despite recent announcements, 'less than one-quarter of a percent has actually changed.'
The integration will allow users to easily access data from either product in either platform.
As Sapin II comes into force, it will be increasingly important to turn to technology solutions to audit compliance programs and investigate fraud.
A survey of 200 U.S. firms found that many law firms are unprepared for cyberattacks, and it’s hurting their standing with clients.
Hackers may have used NSA tools to execute this week’s global cyberattack, but lawyers say it would be nearly impossible for the victims, which include law firms, to sue the agency.
While their life-saving potential is clear, connected cars raise significant cybersecurity concerns. Jeff Massimilla addressed those concerns at an FTC and NHTSA conference.
A four-step guide to how law firms can limit their exposure to further cyber theft and legal liabilities after an attack.
U.S. House Republicans have unveiled 14 draft bills that seek to expand the federal government’s role in setting rules for road-ready highly autonomous vehicles.
With the integration, LLM looks to give users actual insights on litigation directly in the review platform.
Ensure your firm’s disaster recovery needs are met by thinking about these service-level agreement stipulations ahead of time.
The implications of network-crippling malware may be just as damaging for a deadline-driven service industry that holds the fate of companies’ legal issues in its palm.
Tasked with finding needles in digital haystacks, modern investigations look to move beyond the limitations of human review with technologies like document review and data analytics.
Glassdoor general counsel Brad Serwin spoke on the case over whether the company can be forced to reveal identities of eight people who posted anonymous reviews.
Lexis Answers aims to use natural language during searches rather than keywords or Boolean syntax, anticipating questions and linking directly to relevant text.
Facebook reached a $3.8 million deal to settle a privacy class action earlier this year, all of which goes to attorneys for the plaintiffs.
The shutdown appears to have been caused by a ransomware attack, similar to the WannaCry attack that hit organizations such as the NHS last month.
Ari Kaplan on his research of in-house and Am Law 200 e-discovery counsel, exploring current challenges and where companies are making investments.
The information governance provider has positioned its products to help identify and manage in-house data that falls under GDPR compliance.
Through In re State Farm Lloyds, Relator, the court provided a road map for resolution of parties’ disputes regarding form of production in e-discovery.
A SCOTUS decision could introduce some clarity over whether prosecutors can enforce warrants for private data stored abroad in the cloud.
If approved, the deal would be the largest data breach settlement in history.
High risk industries commonly have valuable data and trade secrets, and porous security foundations.
Under the plain language of New York's third-degree forgery statute, many of President Donald Trump's Twitter followers, the author of the Federalist Papers and others who have used pseudonyms could be prosecuted, an attorney for blogger and disbarred lawyer Raphael Golb argued Friday before a federal appeals court. Such a broad reading would be unworkable, even absurd, attorney Ronald Kuby said in argument to a federal appeals panel.
Exterro’s spring 2017 recap of e-discovery case law highlighted changing views on technology in litigation.
U.S. District Judge Robert Scola ruled Winn-Dixie Stores violated a blind customer's rights by not making its website usable via screen reader software.
With its newly launched Contract Intelligence Services, FTI Technology looks to leverage its reputation and relationships to compete with a growing number of contract vendors.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon has earmarked C$1 million (roughly $756,000) to subsidize the legal costs for 30 to 40 startups in the Canadian technology scene.
Firm hosts tech experiment that allows attorney-client collaboration
Superintendent Maria Vullo said the agreement shows the state's "ability to rapidly respond to, and effectively foster, fintech business models."
Since the dawn of the digital age, tech companies have grappled with the protection of privacy rights amid demands from foreign and domestic authorities seeking evidence for investigations. Those competing pressures have meant a tricky balancing act—but Google's top lawyer has some ideas for making it easier.
The partnership between Merchants’ SmartIDentity for Business platform and Jackson Lewis cybersecurity counsel is part of a growing focus on enterprise-wide breach response.
The company brought in $10 million in investments from 90 different sources.
Avvo facilitates improper fee-splitting, while LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer operate legal service plans that aren't registered with the judiciary, according to the June 21 opinion.
Darlene Tonelli's experience in the music industry set the frame for legal shops at Inter Alia Law and Codify Legal Publishing.
Abdi Shayesteh, a former King & Spalding associate who held several Big Law and in-house roles, has created an online platform called AltaClaro that links lawyers to top legal professionals that provide mentorship and counseling necessary to advance their legal careers.
The move is the latest in the company’s attempt to expand its analytics to all areas of federal practice.
CloudNine's partnership program speaks to the role of relationships for legal tech sales.
Greater tech industry consolidation could lead to cases that test the bounds of traditional competition law.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled that individual fields of data from electronically stored public records are subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act.
Companies and lawyers should begin to learn the laws of individual platforms before trying to apply national and local legal concepts.
An IBM and Ponemon Institute study found indirect costs such as litigation make the United States the most expensive country for corporations to suffer a data breach.
Legal tech provider One Legal's partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid includes a revenue-sharing program and the ongoing donation of legal technology and services.
The firm looks to make data breach notification laws a little more interesting than your average chart allows.
FINRA's initiative includes launching a new fintech webpage, a blockchain symposium, and a cross-departmental team for real-time intelligence.
California on Monday joined more than a dozen other states in introducing internet privacy legislation after the repealing of Obama-era information sharing rules.
By marrying people and technology, mid-sized firms can go to the hoop more often, with more success, even with a shortened time to litigation.
As technology gets better, legal professionals are increasingly divided on the implications for their profession.
In a unanimous decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court made numerous references to the importance of social media as a source of news and a forum for the exchange of views.
Glassdoor has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to block an attempt by federal prosecutors to unmask reviewers as part of a grand jury investigation.
The semester-long program for second and third year law students will seek to address the pressing issues relating to access to legal services.
No company can ever ‘solve’ the problem of information risk, but with the right policies and technology, they can govern it.
Lawyers who leave Weil often "do great things," explained Kito Huggins, the firm's director of executive administration, who helped create the app. And, he added: "Many of them are our clients."
A Legalweek West session examined an attorney's unethical posts on social media, and the legal responsibility to report such behavior.
Companies, raising reputational concerns, have long griped about agencies that post consumer complaints and other data. Republicans are now taking up that cause.
Catalyst’s Andrew Bye talks machine learning, hype deflation and how TAR has grown over his time in the e-discovery market.
Encouraging attorneys in your firm to adopt TAR, case management tools and artificial intelligence may be difficult, but it is increasingly necessary.
A Legalweek West session offers anecdotal insight into how defensible data dispositions unfold, and some of the strategies and legal risks to consider.
As incidents abound, experts are still pushing for that cybersecurity wakeup call and are now pursuing the attention of the C-Suite.
Clifton C. ‘Cliff’ Dutton recently moved from AIG to become DTI’s new chief innovation officer. He talked with LTN shortly after on what ‘innovation’ means to him and more.
The lawsuit brings claims of sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional harm against Eichler as well as the bank and its investment arm where he worked, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.
Panelists at Legalweek West look to demystify open source licensing for developers and attorneys.
Lower courts don't offer much guidance on how to resolve clashes between presidential speech and the U.S. Justice Department's litigation positions, Kate Shaw of Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law found in a forthcoming article. In "Beyond the Bully Pulpit: Presidential Speech in the Courts," Shaw undertook what she called "the first systematic examination of presidential speech in the courts." Shaw talks about her review in this Q&A with senior Washington correspondent Marcia Coyle.
Speakers at Legalweek West explained how the recent FRE changes makes presenting evidence in court less costly and burdensome for litigators.
A panel of law firm attorneys discussed their strategies and predictions for analytics in e-discovery, litigation and more at Legalweek West.
Reed Smith's information technology, privacy and data security group launched an app this month for their firm that helps corporate clients quickly research state laws mandating consumer notification of data breaches.
A fiery discussion between technologists and lawyers reflects a need for further education.
Industry insiders provide tips on providing the services needed to guarantee client satisfaction.
A Legalweek West panel offered quick solutions to mitigate the ransomware dilemma and explored the 'should I pay' question.
At Legalweek's Day 2 Keynote, FBI executive M. K. Palmore pulls back the curtain on how cyberattacks are executed and why it can be so easy—and difficult— to prevent them.
The new era of data protection and regulation is far from fool proof, but more realistic and comprehensive than ever before.
The 'Forensics 2.0' panel at Legalweek West brought together a judge, in-house counsel and others to run through when forensic collection and analysis is worthwhile.
A legal week panel discusses growing technology careers paths in legal outside of the e-discovery and cybersecurity bastions.
Employees of TransPerfect Global who said they faced "increased risk" of identity theft after their personal information was stolen in a January 2017 data breach lack standing to sue because they had not suffered an actual or impending injury, attorneys for the company said last week in filings in New York federal court.
Review how to comply with potential reporting and other disclosure obligations following a cyber incident.
The opening workshop and Legalweek West attempted to answer some of the pressing questions about the China law—and explore why there are so many questions in the first place.
The Ninth Circuit said it will delay its decision pending the outcome of a similar case granted cert by the U.S. Supreme Court.
DISCO’s recent launch of its artificial intelligence analysis tool for e-discovery can give attorneys a refresher course on some key concepts in AI.
Cybercrime poses an ever-increasing threat to consumers of financial products and services, and now individual states are increasingly joining federal agencies in the regulatory game.
Fenwick & West has hired James Koenig as a partner and co-leader of its privacy and cybersecurity practice in New York. Koenig said the practice is also hiring non-lawyer privacy and security advisers, making Fenwick the latest firm to say it can offer clients much more than traditional legal advice by having a multidisciplined team.
A Legalweek West session looks at how to navigate the disparate e-discovery guidelines of investigatory agencies and the biggest challenges companies will face.
A Legalweek West panel will cover why lawyers need analytics, and what the right combination of tools should be to perfect your case.
By scraping publicly available data from LinkedIn, hiQ creates analytics for employers of LinkedIn's members.
From an IG perspective, how can management provide some kind of check on the sometimes naïve, sometimes sophisticated corporate use of algorithms?
The new Federal Rule of Evidence 902 amendments have attempted to ease complexity and costs, but some are still learning to navigate the new rule.
Securing management support for legal technology projects is an essential requirement for its success, but it's oftentimes also one of the biggest challenges.
Ravel Law is known for its open-source database partnership with Harvard Law Library, as well as its judicial analytics and data visualization technology.
The contract management market may be building steam, or at least building out its analytics capacities.
LDA can work its wonders on any set of documents: client satisfaction comments, documents obtained in discovery or due diligence, annual reports and more.
With cyber-attacks continuing to make headlines, partners and IT security experts discuss the implications for law firms.
When the legal department at Baxter needed to quickly review a large batch of contracts, it turned to AI. But the technology was far from ready out of the box.
A Thomson Reuters report finds that legal operations teams are now a hallmark of over half of corporate legal departments.
The topic of the debate was whether tech companies should be required to help law enforcement execute warrants to access customer data, but it quickly delved into other realms.
Step one: Get the basics quickly, and stay ahead of the curve professionally.
At the ACC Legal Operations conference, legal operation managers at Bank of America, Groupon, and Abbott explained how they reined in their e-discovery budgets.
Panelists at next week’s Legalweek West Coast are slated to address the shifting use and role of digital forensics in corporate legal matters.
Legal ops managers at PG&E and AbbVie discuss the complexities and drivers behind their legal department’s recent metrics implementation.
The Harris County Law Library will use the grant funds for its Hands-on Legal Training Program, offered through the library's Legal Tech Institute.
The court announced Monday that it had granted certiorari in United States v. Carpenter, an appeal of a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
On a recent podcast, Ari Kaplan spoke with LexisNexis’s Jeff Pfeifer on machine learning, Big Data, and the possibilities of analytics with today’s tools.
This hybrid approach to privilege logging can reduce the number of documents to be individually logged while providing transparency and defensibility.
The ACC Legal Operations conference kicked off with a look how best to deploy and maintain a successful legal operations team.
As practice management companies are quickly noticing, one company’s demise can be another’s beginning in a cloud software world.
The firm has developed an algorithm that prices each element of a deal to avoid sticker shock in a slowing market.
Ransomware has quickly emerged as a billion dollar industry and shows no sign of slowing down. So why is ransomware the ubiquitous nuisance it is? Simple: It works.
The president attacked the courts and his own Justice Department in a flurry of early-morning tweets regarding his travel ban order.
Small claims could move online as Modria is integrated into Odyssey File and Serve, the company’s proprietary court e-file technology.
With severe penalties for noncompliance, familiarity with China’s newly enacted Cybersecurity Law is a must for any multinational or local company.
The new Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists held its first meeting May 24.
For law firms, a Qualmet subscription would offer customized reports that include their own scores from clients, as well as scores for their rivals. But no firms have signed up.
A look inside four apps revolutionizing the world of law this June, from blockchain regulations to the U.S. Constitution to NYC parking tickets.
Tara Swaminatha, now a data privacy and cybersecurity partner at Squire Patton Boggs, offers her take on the state of corporate cybersecurity efforts.
The Orange County judge had claimed on Facebook that a prosecutor was sleeping with a defense attorney whose cases she was overseeing.
Electronic data is defining the business world, and with its benefits come many threats. Here’s how experts think organizations should protect against ransomware.
Recent developments beg the question: Will the U.S. at any point introduce a regulatory sandbox like those seen in the United Kingdom or Singapore?
How one century-old legal department is leveraging data, deploying tools and changing corporate culture to prepare for the future of law.
The acquisition is the latest for Abacus after its purchase of Amicus Attorney, CloudNine and Results Software.
The data archiving platform and the social media publishing platform will partner to capture data before and after publication.
The BuddyBear looks much like any other cuddly teddy bear from the front, except for the small camera embedded in its furry white chest. Turn the bear around, however, and the screen mounted to its back displays emoticons that translate the emotions of people in real time.
Bar associations across the country are seeking technology platforms to help mobilize attorneys and create a more resilient legal assistance community.
The document, written from the perspective of a legal technology company, aims to establish ethical standards and guidelines for the legal technology community.
What happens when a cybersecurity event implicates a firm trust account? Are lawyers liable when a computer hacker steals client funds?
Jack Metzler, a government appellate lawyer in Washington, took to Twitter in 2013 to share his fascination with the U.S. Supreme Court and places connected to it—giving rise to the handle @SCOTUSplaces. Along the way, he picked up more than 4,200 followers and discovered a surprisingly growing and engaging appellate practitioner community. We caught up with Metzler this week about his account and the growing and engaging appellate practitioner community on social media.
Hogan Lovells has developed an app for organizations looking to shore up GDPR compliance efforts.
Intimidated by Big Data? GE's law department believes it found a simple answer.
The digital edition of The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial contains over 150 explanatory videos.
The National Law Journal obtained several responses from companies that received letters from the FTC this year urging greater disclosures of any paid relationships that involve so-called social media influencers.
The five law firm sites honored by this year's Webby Awards have some things in common, though they may not necessarily be best practices in the online legal community.
E-discovery veteran Pete Smith gives his vantage point on e-discovery’s major changes and his new role at TRU Staffing Partners.
The case is the latest example of how companies and courts are grappling with protections for employees as technology platforms evolve.
E-discovery ushered in the era of legal technology. Now, newer technologies, and those using them, stand to change the tools and how they’re leveraged.
Former healthcare GC Randy Peak, now at Perkins Coie, talks cybersecurity concerns in healthcare, data sharing among physicians, and what to ask vendors about data rights.
The legal metrics platform provides law firms and legal departments a way to assess performance and compare law firms.
The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could also play a role in more aggressive enforcement efforts.
Anna McGrane's legal career shifted when her brother asked her to fly to Texas for a conference. She's now COO at PacerPro.
iManage plans on integrating RAVN Systems’ technology to automate tasks around document sets.
Top in-house lawyers at a Silicon Valley event focused on women and compensation in the legal industry shared this advice on how to get paid more.
The May 23 settlement came after a multi-state investigation led by the Connecticut and Illinois Attorneys General Offices.
A Maryland district court dismissed the case in 2015, agreeing with the government’s position that the plaintiffs lacked standing.
The accelerator is a move by IBM to capitalize on the enterprise demand for blockchain enabled solutions.
Bank of America, Wells Fargo and HSBC are among the banks and financial firms that announced they would invest in R3’s distributed ledger technology.
Thomson Reuters has begun a secondment program where employees spend a short amount of time in-house at firms to aid tech problems. But does it work, and is it cost-savvy?
Samir Jain led a group within the White House National Security Council that responded to cyber threats and pursued anti-hacking initiatives.
Legal contract and temporary work has exploded as attorneys face layoffs and a desire for flexibility, but not all is rosy for startups in the space.
E-discovery pioneer Judge Nan Nolan is joining Redgrave as of counsel. She recently provided Legaltech News with her views on e-discovery and some thoughts on her career.
A jury found Compass iTech had misappropriated trade secrets, interfered with a contract and breached the terms of service of an analytics company.
The TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group decision means many tech companies won't have to defend patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.
The idea behind FRE 502(d) to protect privileged information is straightforward, but how it impacts e-discovery strategy is more complicated.
Companies and their outside counsel are both collecting useful information that they're not sharing with one another. Should both parties be more transparent to achieve their goals?
A current prohibition requires the chief administrative judge to get legislative approval before ordering e-filing in matrimonial matters.
New electronic communications are causing headaches, but also new business opportunities, for financial services organizations.
Shutts' cybersecurity plan and technology helped to stop the attack before it got in or held any information hostage.
Advanced Discovery’s CEO points to Altep’s risk management and cybersecurity capabilities as a key driver for the acquisition.
Companies keeping Microsoft Office 365 workloads on-site have to be more attentive to security vulnerabilities.
The group is seeking to unseal documents relating to at least 32 confidential transactions undertaken by Skadden partner Robert B. Pincus since he was appointed custodian.
District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, who introduced the bill, said his proposed ban is the only one of its kind that he is aware of in the country.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson came out with an order approving class certification in a $10 million data-breach settlement.
Examining the current similarities between e-discovery and cybersecurity can be a predictor of future patterns in the cybersecurity staffing market.
Geared toward legal operations, the platform allows legal departments to configure automated workflows without the help of IT personnel.
Global footprint and cloud innovation played a role in bringing the two companies together.
CFTC acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said the LabCTFC program will provide “21st century regulation for today’s digital markets.”
It is not safe to assume that every expert will keep data secure simply because they say they will.
A lack of dialogue between IT and the legal department is at the core of shadow IT and many other data security challenges.
LexisNexis decision to shutter its Firm Manager software could be a reminder to revisit firm data exit strategies.
Zapproved becomes the first company in Vista’s Endeavor Fund, focusing on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue.
The company’s Federal Developments Knowledge Center seeks to provide insight and analysis on the latest federal laws and regulations.
CARA Brief Finder, available to all current CARA users, predicts relevant excerpts from briefs using artificial intelligence technology.
Outside Counsel Insights relies on cloud-based cognitive computing system Watson to reveal billing insights to in-house legal departments.
Is chatbot technology a good fit for professional services like law firms? That depends on the problem it solves and the information involved.
The sort of ransomware attack experts have warned about for years has happened. Now organizations need to examine their security postures.
Attorneys may need to encrypt or otherwise secure client email to fulfill client confidentiality obligations.
S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses called the plaintiff's discovery requests 'remarkably uninformative and, in a number of respects, implausible.'
Luckily for U.S. law firms, it was unlikely that this particular ransomware attack hit many of them. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be prepared.
The two lawyers had expressed concerns about data-retention policies and allegedly made unauthorized contact with outside counsel.
Even as legal technology professionals prepare for the EU GDPR, do not disregard important data transfer and protection changes afoot in Asia.
Pilot projects help uncover the usefulness and limitations of artificial intelligence technology for contracts before committing significant resources and time.
The purported penalty scheme and steep financial consequence of non-compliance to the GDPR is, without question, an effort to get companies of all stripes to stand up and take notice.
The lawyers making up New Jersey's Big Law ranks aren't strangers to plugging in remotely. But the implementation and utilization of formal flextime policies varies by firm.
Cornell Law Library participates in open source repository to house content from academics and researchers.
Controls established by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) are designed to be a 'concise, prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks.'
The 2017 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s institute in Las Vegas proves that there are hundreds of lawyers, legal operations professionals and others in the profession who are open to changing some of that.
Those new to AI contract solutions be may be surprised by the amount of training, upkeep and costs required to run these tools.
Advances in technology and software are being made at an increasingly rapid pace. As a result, IT hardware obsolescence cycles are shrinking too. This period of exponential improvement with which we are all now familiar has shown time and again that there will continue to be breakthroughs in technology that deliver better, less expensive, and/or more robust products. How are you equipping your firm to succeed both in the present day and into the future?
Ironclad and Judicata are among a set of legal tech startups that have leaned into their anonymity to develop their businesses.
Scammers appear to be using a phone number for the state Supreme Court prothonotary’s office to obtain personal information or money from the people they call. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts put out a warning Thursday after receiving calls back from the individuals who were targeted. The targeted individuals have said their caller ID shows that the calls are coming from “PA Courts,” at 717-781-6181.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) explains how measuring time to complete work enables legal departments to improve their operations and create efficiencies in-house
Months after Apple faced off with the FBI over an order to unlock an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino shooting investigation, Amazon.com Inc. was thrust center-stage in its own digital privacy debate when Arkansas prosecutors demanded data from a murder suspect's Echo device. Amazon initially objected to the demands last year, only to later grant access after the suspect consented to the release of the data. Speaking Thursday at a Consumer Federation of America conference in Washington, an in-house lawyer at Amazon stated flatly: "No, Echo is not spying on you."
"Alexa, make sure I'm actually documenting all my billable hours."
At the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium 2017 institute, Mick Sheehy, general counsel of finance, technology, innovation & strategy at Telstra, ran through the Innovation Forum with an assist from Lisa Leong and Tristan Forrester, client development coordinators at HSF. And what they displayed was a way to apply workflow innovation to the legal department itself to generate new ideas and excitement around new projects.
Gaining support for and actually implementing contract management systems is a tall order for any legal department. But it is all the more difficult when one is unsure of what to expect.
Day two of CLOC’s annual institute focused on how the legal industry can change and improve with the times.
A new trend supporting information governance focuses on the benefits IG offers in connection with proportionality-related litigation requirements.
Seasoned KM experts say the biggest mistakes for new KM projects are to expect too much — and not keep it simple.
There are some new developments in technology aimed at helping attorneys maneuver through voir dire. They're not all particularly helpful.
David Ishimaru of Yahoo has translated the strategies used by the Oakland Athletics in Michael Lewis' bestseller, "Moneyball," into best practices for his patent team.
How far should the arm of the law reach when it comes to data stored overseas? That’s a question that courts continue to struggle with, even after U.S. tech companies scored a landmark win last year in favor of limiting what authorities can obtain when it comes to foreign-stored data.
In spite of the intransigence commonly associated with legal professionals, there is an evolution afoot within legal departments in how they deliver and think of their services.
CLOC panelists assess their organization’s issues adopting artificial intelligence and how they’ve overcome them.
While the threat of "big data" — massive amounts of data inside an organization — has cast a shadow over IT and legal departments for several years, the real challenge can oftentimes be the variety. It's why we believe the real challenge is less about "big data" and more about "new data types" — that quickly defeat traditional collection and review tools and strategies.
Large tech companies’ ability to operate overseas may hinge largely on their challenges to gag orders prohibiting them from informing their customers of government collection
The cost could be high when judges and attorneys managing the bulk of litigation remain ill-informed about technology and the value of effective e-discovery.
Though squeezed by tighter budgets, legal departments are not yet fully implementing cost-saving technology processes, The Blickstein Group-Exterro study found.
The future of legal departments will depend on the increasingly important roles of legal operations directors and chief operating officers of legal departments, according to author Richard Susskind, who has written several books on the future of legal and professional services.
BakerHostetler’s cybersecurity report highlights the nature of company cybersecurity while illustrating the law firm’s changing role in the tech age.
Wolters Kluwer vice president and general manager Jonah Paransky chats about the changing legal technology market.
What exactly is legal operations? For many, it remains a mystery—and even those in charge of the CLOC Conference admit that it isn’t yet narrowly defined.
With the hiring of Peter Fusco and other moves, Orrick is the latest Am Law 100 firm looking to ramp up its technology industry expertise in the city.
A group or individual known as "The Dark Overlord" claims to have digital copies of 38 television shows and is trying to extort money from studios, networks and post-production companies.
A rundown of what potential buyers need to know when thinking about purchasing cyberinsurance.
Collaboration tool Foxwordy is looking to move further into the business space, and away from its roots as a “social media for lawyers.”
Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Polizzi, the "Jersey Shore" star better known as Snooki, and the former baksetball star Allen Iverson were among the celebrities the Federal Trade Commission recently sent letters to as part of the agency's push to promote clearer disclosures of business relationships in endorsement deals. The FTC in its announcement last month about the letters did not name any of the celebrities and stars who received them. The National Law Journal obtained the FTC letters through a records request.
GC Kevin Boyle discusses why he chose a career in the tech sector and the challenges and opportunities he faces leading the legal department of an information solutions provider.
The White House memo reflects changing laws and policies and provides guidance for how organizations should tailor their response plans.
"Prepare for the coming emoji onslaught," warns Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman, who sees ramifications for contract law, criminal evidence and IP disputes.
Lucy Bassli, assistant GC of legal operations and contracts at Microsoft Corp., discusses legal operations outside of Silicon Valley and how important people are in the practice.
While the market has seen a steady trajectory of M&As for some time, globalization, compliance and a push for comprehensive service packages may be taking it further.
A look at the top technology data points and trends for lawyers in Q1 2017.
The LTPI and Sedona Conference thought leader was drawn to the company's 'decision to invest in providing services.'
Employers can face potential NLRA violations for having overbroad policies that chill or take action against employees based on their use of social media.
Text mining is the software-assisted process of identifying patterns in large amounts of written material, which can uncover previously unknown, useful knowledge.
A Corporate Legal Operations Consortium initiative aims to establish an industry standard to structure and define the scope of legal tasks involved in patent matters.
Founder Kristina Bergman hopes to bring dynamic data mapping to information governance.
Speakers at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Conference will try to educate legal departments about using metrics to understand and meet future challenges.
Purdue University on April 27 announced plans to purchase Kaplan University—a national consortium of online and brick-and-mortar degree programs that includes Concord Law School.
Amicus briefs poured into the California Supreme Court from technology trade organizations and individual companies in Hassell v. Bird.
Three current and former senior in-house legal executives explain their top technology choices and how legal departments operate in the 21st century.
A look at what lawyers are doing now to help their practice through such wearables as smart watches.
Software developers in the legal technology space may want to think long and hard before forgoing a patent.
The merged company Morae Global Corporation is expected to expand both companies’ ranges of compliance products and services.
Lawyers, technologists and advisers may find themselves expanding their roles as technology becomes more integrated with our lives.
Bias can easily be an inherent part in machine-created evidence, experts say.
Leaders at the vanguard of the tech movement identify three service trends to provide value to both their firms and their clients.
The rules for broker-dealers and investment advisers are directed at 'ensuring that each entity has baseline data security procedures in place that are commensurate with its size.'
Researchers at an NYU Law conference discuss projects to address concerns over AI's opaque decision-making process and consumer profiling.
Julie Brill joins the company after roughly a year with Hogan Lovells, where she served as co-director of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice.
The use of the wearable device in a recent Connecticut case shows how data collected by such technology can make their way into court proceedings.
Without understanding the potential vulnerabilities service providers may bring, there is not much to protect organizations from highly sophisticated phishing attacks.
Two decades ago, driverless cars were mostly the stuff of science-fiction fantasy, a feature in a futuristic movie or a conceptual project for engineering students. Today, the earliest versions of autonomous vehicles are very much real.
Standards for the Legal Industry (SALI) is behind an initiative to create "matter standards" that in-house legal departments, law firms and business partners can use.
“It’s a Pandora’s box of issues,” said Mark Connot, managing partner for Fox Rothschild’s Las Vegas office.
Legal and computer science experts at NYU Law's "Algorithms and Explanations" conference discuss the technical and legal barriers to uncovering AI's decision-making.
A recent San Francisco case spotlights the particular challenges faced by Google's approach in waging courtroom battles over data storage.
Incorporating technologies to optimize administrative processes and manage expenses can create a better work environment and better outcomes for clients.
The court ruled former Mobile County License Commissioner Kimberly Hastie broke the law by turning over a list of drivers' email addresses.
Guidance Software and kCura look to play to each other's strengths to tap the demand for comprehensive review solutions.
Startup founders have begun to look for new approaches to court or skirt venture capital. The cases of Separate.us and Atrium can provide lessons for other companies.
Lawyers at Edelson PC claim UnrollMe's data-mining practices violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act.
The court granted a request from CSPAN to broadcast the audio, acknowledging “heightened public interest” in the case.
After moving to the U.S. in 2002 and learning English as her third language, Talin Andonians worked her way to become Discovia's COO.
While social media profiles can present a trove of data points for jury selection, the ethics and legality of researching jurors online depends heavily on jurisdiction.
The company's latest legal offering involving Microsoft Office 365, FTI Consulting's managed services uses the cloud for preservation through review.
Data security responsibilities are changing discussions in pre-trial conferences and making e-discovery practitioners more cautious with data custodians.
On a recent podcast, Ari Kaplan spoke with Pangea3 co-founders David Perla and Sanjay Kamlani on their new venture and legal tech's investment promise.
A number of cloud-based law firms are increasingly competing with Big Law for both rainmakers and work from Fortune 100 clients.
Five legal marketing experts break down how technology has changed the face of the profession.
Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.
The deal, whose monetary details have not been disclosed, will allow ‘increased investment across all departments’ and provide further acquisition opportunities, the company says.
Regardless of which agency oversees which type of fintech company, data security is of top concern, the report noted.
An upcoming CLOC session will focus on the current uses of AI to drive positive operational improvements in spend analytics and outside counsel management.
The Chinese government says the data transfer Draft Measure clarifies the recently passed Cybersecurity Law, but companies may find some of the regulations potentially cumbersome.
As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.
During the upcoming May 16 primary, volunteers from the bar association will pass out fliers with ratings and answer any voter questions about the process.
The ACC rules lower the chance of breaches, lawyers said, but they also provide a roadblock: Lawyers can't access files as quickly.
The 2017 CLOC Conference focus on harnessing legal data toward actionable metrics is more than advice—it's increasingly becoming a business necessity.
The brainchild of Mark Smolik, GC of DHL’s American supply chain operations, Qualmet’s first cloud-based platform assesses and compares the performance of legal service providers.
Participants in the Texas Opportunity and Justice Incubator have emerged from an intense three-week boot camp that turbocharged the launches of their solo practices.
Law firms need to pay attention to both the ACC guidelines and the NYS DFS regulations in order to compete in the current marketplace.
A switch to electronic records can save time and money while reducing a law practice's carbon footprint.
In an arena with increasingly more tech options for labor and employment, Bloomberg Law tries walking attorneys 'soup to nuts' through compliance processes.
The partnership follows the departure from K&L Gates of Pittsburgh partner Roberta Anderson, a co-founder of the firm's six-year-old cybersecurity practice.
The new chatbot hopes to provide a new public face for barristers' offices.
HBR Consulting knows the difficulty legal departments have evaluating their processes. At CLOC, group leaders will try to help operations professionals make the grade.
Even with security advancements, the use of biometric data may running into increased regulatory oversight and far-reaching state privacy laws.
Collecting and normalizing business intelligence data, building a data warehouse, and effective presentation for outside the organization will be key concepts at the 2017 CLOC conference.
The Law School Admission Council will conduct the first nationwide digital exam on May 20, with 1,000 prospective law students taking the test on tablet computers.
Van Dyke said in 2014 he became the subject of media coverage when he sued a "dark net" revenge porn website called Pinkmeth on behalf of a plaintiff.
A look at SCCs in the Irish High Court, Privacy Shield confidence, and what it means for those searching for a comprehensive compliance program.
The new company is betting on the demand for a "for e-discovery professionals, by e-discovery professionals" tool in the enterprise space.
An analysis published Tuesday from London law firm EMW shows a drastic spike in global patent filings related to fintech in 2016 compared to 2015.
While expectations should be tempered, experts said blockchain adoption will bring changes to the practice of law.
The Federal Trade Commission is keeping tabs on the growing trend of brands hiring so-called "influencers"—athletes, celebrities and others with large followings—to promote their products on social media. Up until Wednesday, the agency has put the burden of ensuring proper advertising disclosure on the brands. The agency sent 90 letters to influencers and marketers informing them of their responsibility to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose the business relationships behind social media posts.
Many traditional financial institutions, trade groups and regulators are seeking more clarity on regulations or outright opposing the OCC's proposal.
As the regulators’ own capabilities of examining big data grows, it becomes less likely that they will discuss search terms with you to narrow down a data request.
The new Cybersecurity & Privacy Law Suite provides curated news and enhanced searching capabilities for security-minded corporate legal professionals.
Cloud technology and tablet camera technology could make video depositions a lot less analog.
It happened. Some current or former client had the gall to write something less than flattering about you online. What do you do? The first thing to do, and this can be the hardest thing for attorneys, is to turn off your attorney. Feedback can be hard to take.
Adding credit card information to a vehicle's systems is just one more data point to be aware of in terms of data collection and privacy.
Limited by its computational nature, AI in legal falls short of being able to interpret and contextualize data the way attorneys can.
An effective new matter planning checklist needs to address all six phases of your e-discovery project. Here’s a 24 question example.
Jury consultant Susan Constantine is employing facial recognition software, but the jury is still out on the tool's efficacy and impact.
Justice Department attorneys claim the information sought in the Washington case, much of it related to executive orders, is actually protected by various privileges.
Apple hasn't said what it plans for the three Lexus RX450h models and six drivers now permitted by the DMV.
Perimeter security is only one part of a comprehensive legal data security strategy and by itself leaves open a weak spot — attackers who, using phishing or other methods, are able to bypass strong perimeter security systems, and once inside find themselves able to access a firm's emails, documents and other work product.
Former Essex County Superior Court Judge Carol Ferentz, Benjamin DelVento and DelVento's sons Benjamin Jr. and Matthew had moved to dismiss the suit by Maurice Donovan.