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.
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.
InOutsource’s Tim Clauss discusses his firsthand experience with the changing role of information governance at law firms over the past 15 years.
Named Codify, the U.K.-based incubator will provide regulation technology startups with logistical resources and strategic advice and direction from corporate professionals.
The former Google employee at the center of the trade secrets case persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to slow things down.
Regardless of a joint development agreement's (JDA's) ultimate structure, counsel should consider certain key issues, ranging from IP to dispute resolution.
A kCura-sponsored study found that, when companies have data policies in place, employees often don't know about them or fail to abide by them.
Implementing practice management tools can be a pain. Here are some considerations when making the move.
Morae Legal managing directors Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk discuss how legal technology enables corporate legal to rethink how it approaches and delegates work.
These six conclusions of one survey, including the increasing focus on technology and IT, say that change is here for in-house counsel.
When suspicions of employee data theft arise, it is important to engage a computer forensics expert to perform a theft-of-IP analysis in order to preserve electronic data and uncover important evidence.
Evolve Law panelists discussed how technology plays a part in changing the billable hour and the law firm partner structure.
Corporations operating in Asia are turning to legal technology to manage IP assets and work more efficiently on a global scale.
A recent Bloomberg Law/Legal Marketing Association report examined how firms are using and plan to use technology for business development.
The risk management rundown on making sure your company, no matter the size, is protected from common cyber risks.
Five speakers from across the legal industry share their ideas and success stories about pushing efficiency and tech adoption forward.
Jackson Lewis' workthruIT site serves as a digital tool suite for general counsel, HR and employers for workplace-related issues.
A survey by Osterman Research finds many corporations are unable to retain, produce and search through much of their internal data given depending on its age, type and where it’s stored.
The company has some serious work to do in responding to issues on social media that impact the airline's reputation.
eSentio Technologies says a former employee stole two Big Law clients when he defected to rival technology provider HBR Consulting.
Managed Technology Services will utilize LexisNexis technologies and data hosting capabilities, while HBR provides a strategy element.
Machine-learning powered data classification is providing better insight into internal and operational data, but it has yet to spread to all areas of legal work.
Stanford’s one-day event showcased the people, technologies and issues defining the latest wave of legal technology.
For legal, Microsoft is trying to streamline records retention and deletion while keeping data in place.
As jurists have gotten more comfortable weighing in on questions of patent law, some are taking time to delve deeper into the technologies themselves.
Matt Cushing, general counsel at technology company Pegasystems, discusses the opportunities and challenges legal professionals face in one of the economy's most cutting-edge industries.
The new legislation will not only affect companies in Australia but international companies with Australian operations.
In the role, Arrowsmith will meet with general counsel and discuss best practices in developing internal legal operations departments.
Some important considerations and exemptions could limit the use of FOIA in attempts to release IoT data.
kCura and Videris are betting their integration can vastly improve the efficiency of analyzing data sets by aligning internal and external data sets.
@ALT_USCIS claims that it is run by an individual currently employed by the federal government, in this instance the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Here's a hint: Associate attrition isn't caused by salaries. So what's the issue, and is technology the answer?
The law school integrated its new Phoenix-based Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law with Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform.
All three major branches of the federal government, as well as the states, have begun to tackle regulation of the IoT.
To counter data loss, analysts employ a range of methods—from simple to complex—to plug in plausible numbers for missing numbers.
For lack of another way to contact the tech-savvy car service, two Butler Tobin attorneys in Atlanta spoke out via Twitter.
“Not all lawyers were familiar with, or interested in, the intersection of technology and the rules and regulations that govern us as an investment adviser and broker-dealer,” says one GC.
The repeal may open up Internet service providers to future legal challenges on how and when they can sell their customer's private data.
Mitratech has had a series of investments and acquisitions in the past several years. The latest comes from international financial investors HgCapital.
The sources for reaping ill-gotten gains have expanded to virtually every corner of the internet, including what might seem an unlikely hunting ground at first glance—LinkedIn.
The court upheld the convictions of two defendants in which the defense challenged as prejudicial the use of PowerPoint presentations by the prosecution.
The suit accused the apps of inappropriately accessing the address books of customers using Apple mobile devices.
In an opinion column, the president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform asks: Should we regulate new technologies with lawsuits? Plaintiffs lawyers think so. The public disagrees.
Bryan Cave's Katie DeBord credits her competitive nature for her leadership with technology at the firm.
Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.
A federal judge held that Coca-Cola had no responsibility to prevent its employees' personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
The lawyers discuss regulatory conflicts that may emerge between federal agencies and states as they grab pieces of cybercrime deterrence.
It might be time to react when someone posts defamatory, offensive or infringing content about you or your business on social media.
LexisNexis’ accelerator program features five companies with varied approaches to bringing technology to legal.
Chase D'Agostino discusses his long career using and managing legal tech at law firms, legal departments and now, on the vendor side at QuisLex.
Operational, cultural and implementation barriers can challenge corporate legal's attempts to secure volumes of sensitive company data.
Planning ahead is essential, and legal teams should consider these nine tips when assessing their companies' readiness.
A lawsuit has been filed relating to EPA employees' use of an encrypted messaging app to discuss potential Trump administration changes and whether it falls under the Federal Records Act.
The firm's London office will host a space for clients and technology companies to collaborate on tools for regulations, deals and legal services delivery.
The LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer looks to support, not supplant, corporate legal department billing staff.
The need for workflow security components goes much deeper than simply meeting compliance requirements.
In an industrywide survey, legal technology expert Ari Kaplan found corporate e-discovery is being leveraged more toward information governance and analysis tasks.
The Cromeens Law Firm alleges the defendants made false and defamatory statements about the firm on various online websites.
The updates to the influential Principles are the first released since 2007, and the third edition is four years in the making.
EDI's upcoming California Spring Meeting will look at perspectives and considerations for witness selection.
There's a lot for in-house counsel at drone-operating companies to worry about, but data collection, retention and review remain their top worry.
A self-executing contract could be coming, but it doesn't appear to be here quite yet.
The launch of the "Program in Information and Technology Law" at the New York City-based Cornell Tech campus is the school's latest move to combine legal and tech education.
The Association of Corporate Counsel on Wednesday released its first set of model cybersecurity practices to help corporate legal departments ensure that outside firms safeguard their company's confidential information. Since 2014, the percentage of top in-house lawyers characterizing data breaches as "extremely" important rose from 19 percent to 26 percent this year.
Hogan Lovells won a bidding war for Climan’s crew, according to one source briefed on their decision to depart Weil.
City Court Judge Leticia Astacio had previously been suspended since her 2016 conviction for driving while intoxicated.
Companies and firms are dealing with lawyers' social media use on a case-by-case basis, leading to uncertainty.
In a changing marketplace, it might benefit law firms to choose an enterprise solution over 'technology application gluttony.'
The investment allows Valora to focus on technology development over services, while DTI’s clients get access to data classification technology.
By tapping into multiple enterprise and public data streams, Convercent Insights provides companies with a closer look at their compliance efforts.
Titled Umbria Profitability, the new practice management module offers a clearer window into law firm financial management. Here’s a look at how it gets its glimpse.
The Waymo v. Uber case is one of the first major battles over driverless car technology, and it will be a real food fight.
Juristech's Citepad software allows users to quickly insert some of the most hassle-provoking legal jargon and symbols, but can be cumbersome to integrate with other programs.
The lawyers represent clients like social media investment fund TGZ Capital, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity startup JASK, and health care data firm pulseData.
Craig Carpenter, the incoming CEO of FRONTEO, finds partnerships and AI to be the defining characteristics of e-discovery's transitional period.
725 unencrypted documents stored on the barrister's home computer were temporarily uploaded to a searchable internet directory.
While Apple says users are safe, the event underscores the importance for companies to be prepared for cyber events, says Alston & Bird partner.
Second Circuit judges are considering whether to sign off on an arbitration agreement that Uber wrapped into its app terms of service.
These provisions are likely to be tested in litigation in the next few years and deserve particular focus by prospective policyholders.
The settlement represents the latest government oversight of a section of the health care industry that is growing in popularity but, in some cases, is not easily regulated, legal experts say.
What safeguards are in place to ensure a receiving party will provide the level of security sensitive data deserves? The answer is very few.
A recent Exterro webinar brought together leading legal minds in e-discovery to interpret takeaways from this winter’s top e-discovery cases.
Venture capitalists have not taken to legal tech startups the way the industry thinks they should, but individual investors from the legal community can help fill in the funding gap.
Insurance providers need to work to change the view of cyber insurance as many buyers as insufficient, uncertain, or too costly for the value offered.
The Federal Communication Commission’s move to stop internet service providers from collecting customers’ personal information without consent has itself been halted.
One of the key challenges for managing data breach risk is acknowledging that it is not always posed by someone outside of the company.
According to ALM Intelligence's recent report on cybersecurity and law firms, law firms are failing on the most fundamental level: basic preparation.
Ameen Haddad, assistant general counsel at Oracle and head of its knowledge management project, discusses KM's complexities and opportunities.
Steve Vranas, who recently moved to Zapproved, talks lessons learned from his 15-year e-discovery career and his view on the industry's trajectory.
The companies say the potentially indefinite gag orders about the letters are an unconstitutional prior restraint on free speech.
This is not the first time a controversial message has been released on a company's social media account—and it likely won't be the last.
To take advantage of opportunities, Killin created an a la carte law approach to get her ticket.
A recent investment in artificial intelligence-enabled legal research technology signals law firm acceptance and adoption of such technology.
There is a split among federal circuit courts of appeals regarding the meaning of the phrase "unauthorized use" in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
IBM's announced expansion of Watson Discovery Service and the launch of Watson Company Profiler looks to further the AI platform's e-discovery and search technology.
Recent cases have taken different lessons from the Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, but we should expect to see more class actions filed under statutory causes of action.
The market for AI contract solutions is fueled by competitive innovation, differing law firm and legal department demands and the evolution of corporate legal.
With so many warnings to lawyers about transmitting unsecured email and attachments, it can be difficult to understand the solutions available and how they differ.
Companies that specialize in cyber protections may seem better positioned to secure a law firm, but not all are created equal. Industry insiders provide tips on how to find what works best for your firm.
A PwC survey finds that women face wage, education and culture barriers in an industry heavily comprised of males.
Fifty-one percent of IT security professionals say they do not feel prepared for security attacks that “abuse, exploit or maliciously leverage insecure IIoT devices.”
Globality is trying to solve a common problem that general counsel face when companies expand into new jurisdictions.
The "External Spend Optimization" tool promises to provide actionable data to control spending on outside counsel.
The appeals court decision affirmed a civil contempt order against a John Doe defendant, who refused to provide law enforcement with passwords to some of his devices while doing so for others.
It is often up to general counsel and legal operations managers to support, and closely manage, their department's technology adoption.
Law firms with a minimum revenue base of $250,000 can apply for the ABA cyberinsurance policy, underwritten by Chubb Limited.
Judges Mary McKeown and Jay Bybee expressed concern over the growing frequency and precision with which cellular providers can track their customers.
Lawyer Richard Wirtz argues that so many people say "google" when they mean "search the internet" regardless of search engine.
IBM CISO Shamla Naidoo said at ABA Tech show that much of preventing organizational cyber threats hinges on the individual.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses.
Speakers at the ABA Tech Show emphasize how thinking about law as a business and using technology to meet your goals can help firms thrive in a changing environment.
Xuning Tang, chief data scientist at Vista Analytics, sees an expanding role for AI in corporate e-discovery, with little impact on in-house legal jobs.
If not done correctly, building new processes and capabilities into your firm's website can quickly become a time-consuming and costly endeavor.
Clio's practice management software will integrate tech-enabled litigation finance platform Legalist for quicker, online requests for litigation funding.
Evolve Law CEO Mary Juetten explained at the ABA Tech Show how law firms can employ metrics in improving their client services.
Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.
Ditching Times New Roman, widening margins and writing simply may improve attorneys' ability to reach judges and the general public.
Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.
Two recent lawsuits highlight the question: How can in-house lawyers best protect trade secrets when employees leave?
In a matter of six weeks, these four platforms were launched to bring legal assistance to people affected by Trump's executive orders on immigration.
The AICPA evaluation standards, which encompass an audit report based on a set of uniform criteria, can standardize how organizations talk and report on their cyber risk management controls.
The technology lends itself to a number of applications, namely medical records, clinical trials and prescription drug monitoring.
Depending on the court's ruling, the legal mechanism most companies rely on to transfer personal data outside the European Union could start to unravel.
If you don't know exactly how the technology works on its own and with your current system, the benefits of making the switch will be lost.
The methods used by hackers and scammers are getting more advanced, so in-house counsel have to step up.
The Consero Group survey also found data privacy and security issues and managing labor and employment matters as major concerns.
Both Google and Microsoft's cloud networks support document creation, but firms and legal departments tend to favor one over the other based on integration and collaboration needs.
The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.
With funding from Cisco and the support from technology designers, the ABA's project to design an access to justice web app will kick off at a March 20 event at Suffolk Law School.
Product liability litigation brings with it some unique e-discovery challenges, risks and costs for litigants on both sides of the table.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles.
Hogan Lovells’ Neal Katyal, counsel to Hawaii in the case, says “We want everyone to be able to read our work.”
Even if your company is U.S.-based but is obtaining personal data from European citizens, you should consider obtaining certification under the new Privacy Shield framework.
A look at some of the top Twitter profiles of those directing technology in legal departments and the broader corporate world.
A government spokesperson says Canadian businesses have expressed concerns over how they may be affected by China’s recent cybersecurity law.
The questionnaire is designed for organizations to evaluate the security capabilities of partners offering electronic discovery or managed services.
Many fall victim to "technology distraction." But how has the age of technology affected our jurors?
Chain found her way into e-discovery after a series of career changes, bringing with her the skills of general counsel and tech consulting positions past.
That demand for data puts the industry at odds with some car manufacturers that fear the release, potentially through a hack, of trade secrets.
Beyond e-discovery and legal research, artificial intelligence is finding homes in everything from analytics to assistant level tasks. Here's a look at the people and processes in the mix.
There is an opportunity for legal teams to create value by coupling sophisticated data technology with intelligent analysis.
Fine-tuning e-discovery, legal hold and redaction processes can help U.S. legal practitioners navigate the challenges in collecting EU data.
Legal tech companies that have opened offices in Singapore say the market is ripe for innovation, but local firms will not change overnight.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions depend upon the transactional trust enabled by blockchain, a distributed system using open source digital protocols with cryptographic security, and the operation of a distributed shared ledger within which chains of blocks of data from individual transactions are analyzed, or “mined,” for validity.
Ransomware attacks in 2017 are akin to data security breaches a decade ago: a known risk, drawing class-action litigation, for which a plan is needed.
MinterEllison and Goat Ventures will co-produce a platform that broadly applies artificial intelligence to legal services delivery.
As managing partners want to grow and increase profitability, they may overlook or discount secondary uses of law firm data.
Five women corporate legal professionals in the technology industry share their thoughts on the gender gap, memorable career challenges and more.
Law firm Day Pitney’s HR team of Carrie Kirby and Crystal Fernandes-Harris explain teaching lawyers about technology and making the knowledge stick.
The statute is "relatively new and untested," said Shari Claire Lewis, a partner at Rivkin Radler.
Amazon Inc. has agreed to hand over recordings from an "Echo" device that was in the home of a murder suspect in Arkansas.
David Newman was a former special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama and member of the National Security Council.
The value that reservationless conferencing provides is severely undercut by the security issues introduced by dial-in.
Social responsibility drove Paladin's founder, a former Skadden attorney, into the startup world.
For many corporate legal departments, AI contract review is becoming more of a necessity and less of an operational challenge.
The companies will receive legal advice, access to model legal documentation and tailored coaching in areas such as pitching and presentations.
‘It doesn’t replace the mind of an experienced immigration lawyer…. It may come back to haunt them later,’ warns Reid F. Trautz of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
The closer you get to the goal of making your original data collection 100 percent complete, the more you will be rewarded.
A former McGuireWoods associate is betting he can help legal operations departments make predictions on litigation and spend.
Attorneys bogged down in administrative tasks like taking calls or scheduling meetings may want to look to technology to ease their load.
These days, cybersecurity is 'a meaningful issue in almost every modern day M&A transaction,' said King & Spalding's Robert Leclerc.
The commission issued guidance for automated investment advisers, better known as robo-advisers, on Feb. 23.
The increasingly wireless world spells increasingly difficult challenges for lawyers in law firms and organizations of all sizes.
These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.
Lawyer.com’s new phone service relies on scripts rather than automation to replace office assistants.
For counsel, blockchain trade association groups offer a place to learn about the technology and take part in defining its future.
Under the proposal (HR 387), the government essentially would need to get a search warrant to gain access to older stored emails.
Some GCs blamed Bell’s departure on company politics and said Bell is falling on the sword for larger issues at the beleaguered company.
A joint survey by Bloomberg Law and The Buying Legal Council found a projected in-house savings of 11 percent using procurement in legal.
Encryption adoption in most legal departments is stymied by operational challenges and a culture that doesn't see encrypted communications as necessity.
Although the leak doesn’t seem to have hit the legal industry hard, it may provoke a mindset shift around data security in law firms and legal departments.
The General Counsel Barometer 2017 shows general counsel at companies based in Europe are looking to align with business strategy.
The Eastern District of Texas is still the overwhelming forum of choice in patent litigation, with 37 percent of all patent cases filed there last year.
“It is time, once again, to issue a discovery wake-up call to the bar in this district,” Peck wrote in Fischer v. Forrest.
Fulfilling the newly-created chief digital officer role at Jackson Lewis, Victor Barkalov chats leveraging IT for legal services.
A look at how attorneys might find “ethical hacking” useful in the e-discovery process.
In addition to heeding ever-changing regulations over Internet of Things devices, counsel must reckon with novel security and discovery burdens.
Starting in 2018, Khan Academy will offer a comprehensive, free online LSAT test prep program using materials provided by the LSAC.
Many firms fall squarely within the state's definition of service providers in their representation of covered entities.
Despite uncertainty around last year's Brexit vote, legal technology companies continue to push operations into the U.K. market.
Michael Adams discusses cyber threats against U.S. corporations and highlights his time serving as counsel for military cybersecurity teams.
The program arose out of ‘an acknowledgement that there wasn’t sufficient attention paid to legal technology within the legal curriculum in the whole of the U.K.’
E-discovery giant kCura is betting lawyers will code documents from iPads much like the office. But are users ready for review on the fly?
There are more technology options available to protect businesses than ever before, and both the U.S. government and private industry have made great strides in combating common cyber threats.
The tug of war between Amazon and law enforcement is seen by many as the next battleground over digital privacy.
In Packingham v. North Carolina, a North Carolina man was convicted for posting on Facebook while on the state’s sex offender registry.
From fighting cyberespionage to protecting corporate clients' privacy, outdated laws may be hindering corporations.
Profiled as part of LTN's Plugged In series, Harris found a "viable industry" in e-discovery where she could demonstrate creativity and leadership.
re:SearchTX is designed to allow attorneys to access civil case records in any of the hundreds of district and county courts in all of Texas' 254 counties.
A Consilio survey found 75 percent of legal tech professionals are unfamiliar with the law, but multinational companies can still prepare before the June implementation.
Last week, Alphabet subsidiary Waymo LLC sued Uber Technologies Inc., alleging stolen trade secrets and patent infringement.
The Cayman Islands' new centralized platform, only available to law enforcement, could be at odds with the current trend of greater control over personal data.
Claims against Chicago-based Johnson & Bell for allegedly failing to protect client information must be heard individually in arbitration.
As corporations increasingly eye encryption to mitigate cybersecurity risks, e-discovery operations may become more challenging.
While TurboPatent's SmartShell can speed patent processing with automation, a human touch may still be required to ensure operations go smoothly.
Google Analytics can prove a useful tool in helping firms draw more clients.
BillingTree General Counsel Barton "Chip" Bright talks about why he got hired and what may happen with fintech and regulators.
Craig Silliman, general counsel at Verizon, sees lessons for legal departments in his company's planned acquisition of Yahoo.
The changing workplace is always an obstacle, so law firm technologists offer their tips on managing user adoption.
Microsoft's conversations with customers have led it to tackle an emerging risk through Azure IP Advantage, but others say the 'umbrella' program may not yet be legal necessity.
Aligning a law firm's paper-to-digital initiative to specific payback targets clarifies the investment and fuels ongoing project energy.
Document automation, logic trees and collaborative efforts all have wide application across the legal industry.
Microsoft and Stripe are urging federal banking regulators not to draw cybersecurity rules for the largest banks so narrowly that they exclude innovative technologies developed by innovative third-party providers.
The regulation requires any company doing business with a "covered entity" to have robust information security processes and procedures.
Social media data is increasingly useful for litigation, but extracting such data for e-discovery isn't always an easy process.
Social media is the greatest mechanism ever invented for those responsible for business development at your firm to become known to their target market.
Companies should implement a privacy compliance program (or add California privacy law considerations to an existing program). Here's what they should entail.
As the market continues to consolidate, law firms can expect that a crucial piece of software may no longer be supported.
DTCC general counsel Ann Shuman discusses the challenges of legal departments and what to expect from a life at the helm of market and technology evolution.
The new tool is intended as a complementary importing mechanism with Apttus's pre-existing contract management.
Araneo discusses his path to becoming cybersecurity counsel at Align, and what general counsel across the corporate world are underestimating about modern-day threats.
More cybersecurity attorneys are exploring civil litigation under the federal anti-hacking statute to haul states themselves into court.
Following two Australian court cases, the Supreme Court of Victoria has issued a formal Practice Note to promote effective use of technology.
Big firms increasingly face questions from corporate clients about preparing for Trump's tweets.
Clete Johnson highlights the challenges government and private sector cybersecurity partnerships still face and discusses what counsel should know about modern cybersecurity risks.
U.S District Judge Vince Chhabria made clear Thursday morning that he thought the law violated the First Amendment, although he held off ruling from the bench.
Travis LeBlanc, recently resigned chief of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, on the dangers of the Internet of Things.
Winston & Strawn CIO David Cunningham discusses his firm’s experience with practice management tools.
The time, capital and personnel required to get basic AI technologies running in-house underscores why such implementation is limited to legal teams.
The State Bar of California is looking to the court technology platform to bolster its regulation of bar members. Here’s a look at the tool.
Finding the best hand to bet high on machine learning software for legal.
TCL is asking Judge James Selna to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments.
Now H5’s associate director of e-discovery, technical services, Erika Namnath discusses ‘managing up,’ finding a work-life balance and more.
Though coming to contrary conclusions, both court rulings offer guidance of how counsel can safeguard cloud data and how cloud technology is straining conventional legal thinking.
The Silicon Valley-based partner talks technology trends impacting lawyers and how tech knowledge is integral to firms “interested in staying relevant.”
To those not immersed in changing legal trends, it might seem odd that law publications everywhere are harping about technology, especially beyond litigation and regulatory matters. Yet part of the reason that topics like cybersecurity, shadow IT and even tweets are so often discussed at length is that they’re rapidly redefining the role of the lawyer.
Data breaches seem to have become a routine risk for most companies, but finding the correct insurance coverage is anything but routine.
The third in a series on the national effect of New Jersey's TCCWNA statute discusses what to include in online retail contracts and notices.
Nicole Jones said Google wants governments to set the rules for how to handle law enforcement requests for data stored in the cloud.
Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard’s dog, Irish, may not hunt. But she sure can tweet.
The new platform smoothed out its user experience practices in an overhaul 'designed around roles.'
Four ways TAR can be used for important but smaller scale projects to be better positioned to reap the full benefits of using TAR in a large-scale review.
The Commercial Drone Alliance expressed concern that Trump’s directive could have “unintended negative consequences on the growth of our industry.”
The 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure may be the law of the land when it comes to e-discovery, but that hasn’t led to anything close to widespread e-discovery technology use, let alone understanding.
Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.
Amid news of a growing number of law firm data breaches, more in-house legal departments are starting to encrypt their emails with outside counsel on sensitive matters, including litigation and high-stakes mergers.
When people across the country listened to the Ninth Circuit arguments live Feb. 7, and again last Thursday, with the decision, #appellatetwitter had its moment.
The NYSBA's new online platform uses machine learning technology to better understand and direct local New Yorker's legal requests.
LTN’s AI Roundup looks at some of the current applications of artificial intelligence technology in law firms and legal departments, and what it signals in the near future.
More than 137,000 people listened to the Ninth Circuit's online stream of a telephonic hearing over President Donald Trump's travel ban.
The bulk of spending on cybersecurity in large organizations has been toward perimeter tools like firewalls. And yet the relentless pace of major data breaches has shown no signs of letting up.
Let’s drop the notion of robot lawyer. Sure, it might sound more interesting than, say, an algorithm that enables the interpreting of contracts at a pace no human could ever keep up with, but isn’t the latter actually useful?
This year's survey sees shifts in e-discovery handling, metrics use and more.
Apttus’ new chief people officer Don Robertson encourages attorneys to stay flexible and collaborative with business partners.
From the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to China’s far-reaching cybersecurity law, data localization mandates are affecting how multinational corporations manage and transfer data from their various worldwide offices.
The inquiries, say one attorney, reflect the anxiety over not just a public relations hit but, possibly, harsher regulatory treatment.
Attorneys employed websites, social media and mobile devices to aid those detained at airports in major cities. Efforts are planned to continue after the Ninth Circuit ruling.
The FTC and Big Law weighed in on the ups and downs of IoT for security, privacy and consumers at New York Law School.
If there's a way to respond to a president who has taken aim at the federal judiciary, it's to speak with one voice. That's just what the Ninth Circuit did on Thursday with its per curiam opinion that struck back at the notion that a president's actions are unreviewable.
From his experience teaching law around the country, Dean Schwartz discusses how legal education is keeping up with the times—but not without some resistance.
In the modern legal profession, there is no longer a straight line on corporate matters that runs from the legal department to outside counsel to law firm vendors. The reality is, for any work on a given matter, there are a number of options available to corporate and law firm counsel—including alternative legal service providers (ALSPs).
Microsoft will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure.
Court rules about the permissibility of Tweeting in court differ greatly, even within the same state or county.
An exploration of the modern cyberespionage threat and how in-house legal departments are fighting back.
The annual Advanced Analytics Research survey found legal departments turning to analytics to better understand their data to meet business and security demands.
The civil liberties group will collaborate with the Silicon Valley tech incubator on updates to its constituent management, fundraising, and education technology.
Taking time on the front end to organize and strategically code document reviews will decrease discovery costs.
As with any sort of technology, legal technology addresses a variety of challenges and is created, applied and promoted by a variety of individuals. The ideas, innovations and challenges they face are the focus of many conversations held at “Legalweek: The Experience,” an event that provides a stage for the people behind the machines to alert the broader legal world of the change already at their doorsteps.
The social media explosion leaves in-house lawyers to figure out how to maximize the benefits in a way that doesn't negatively affect the business.
A lawyer’s duties are well-defined by existing rules of professional responsibility, but where does AI fit into the picture?
Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.
In-house and outside counsel discuss obligations and pitfalls attorneys face when creating and considering social media content.
The action against the smart TV manufacturer's surreptitious data collection demonstrates legal challenges posed by internet of things devices.
Internet of Things devices may usher in the most complicated era of e-discovery for big law. Here’s how firms are dealing with them.
Seyfarth is partnering with Blue Prism, which says the partnership is the first use of the technology known as robotic process automation inside a major law firm.
In e-discovery, machine learning mainly addresses review. What are the possibilities with preservation and collection?
If last week’s Legalweek conference is any indication, AI, data security and approaches to legal technology are likely to continue evolving across the next year.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is still over a year away from being implemented, but many are warning that the regulation will affect more organizations more broadly than initially thought.
Lawyers working in the highly regulated health care industry are finding their work is becoming more complicated by an explosion of information, devices and new technology that puts sensitive patient data at risk, a new survey finds.
By following certain best practices and structures, lawyers and law firms can meet ethical standards for protecting client data.
Legalweek panelists debated and agreed on a few trends that are likely to take hold in legal technology in coming years.
Long gone are the days when an in-house counsel’s job can be performed solely based on legal knowledge alone. From managing and understanding e-discovery to preparing for international data regulations and mitigating the risks of runaway corporate data, the digital age is forcing counsel to adapt to many roles and understand a variety of expertise.
The ruling sets up a debate on whether and how to compensate individuals for the theft of personal information when it cannot be tied to financial injury.
Leaders from Littler Mendelson, IBM and ROSS Intelligence break down the “how” and “why” behind AI.
Companies such as Google and Microsoft employ many of the same cyber-savvy people that law enforcement agencies also would like to have working for them.
Having been amended in December 2015, the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have had a considerable amount of time to settle into the minds of the lawyers and judges tasked with interpreting them.
Pushing a firm towards innovation can be a Sisyphean task at times. Four winners of ILTA’s 2016 Distinguished Peer Awards spoke about process and methodology for developing tools that can help serve law firms at a panel titled “Projects, Breakthroughs and Efficiencies in Service Delivery” at Legaltech New York, part of Legalweek: The Experience.
Toyota Motor Sales USA’s director of legal operations and litigation support, Eric Lieber, has a lot to consider when it comes to finding the balance between protecting his company’s bottom line and its legal prowess.
Compliance technology is only as good as the people from which it finds direction. And much of the time, compliance fails completely, regardless of what technology or platform is used.
As law practice executives age up, millennials are starting to take on more leadership roles, while baby boomers are fewer and farther between. Like it or not, millennial attorneys are working their way into the basic fabrics of law firms and legal departments.
What does technological innovation look like? The question may seem insipid at first glance. But for law firms, known for their trudging rather than leaping toward tech advancement, that question carries more weight than you may think.
In choosing Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump opted for a candidate with traditional credentials shared by most modern-day justices. A Colorado native with a degree from Harvard Law School, Gorsuch clerked for Justice Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. "In our legal order, it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives," Gorsuch said at the White House.
On the eve of a potential Supreme Court nomination, with recent immigration battles on many minds, an unprecedented amount of attendees streamed into the opening of Legalweek 2017 to read the writing on the wall: change will be bigger than we all expected.
In 2014, just three years ago, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson wrote “The Second Machine Age,” which chronicled the forces of technological change and how technology continues to rapidly advance. But now, he says, there is one main problem with that book.
A quantitative study of how courts are considering parties' failures to cooperate.
How is the Supreme Court adapting to this new era of political skirmishes, far-reaching technology and social media issues?
Attorneys used the #helpthelawyers hashtag to ask for spare laptops, to offer translation services, or to request relief lawyers to tap-in.
The company will make metrics from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform available to Lexis Advance users, and it plans to integrate more analytics data throughout 2017.
A recent decision in a lawsuit against Snapchat has Pokémon GO players buzzing.
A look at how a recent wave of acquisitions may spell disaster for smaller e-discovery services providers.
Law firm Paul Hastings recently partnered with Wizdocs to use DealManager in its due diligence review center based in Atlanta.
Here’s a first look at some of the products, offerings and more that will be featured at LegalWeek, the Experience.
An Exterro survey found federal judges consider attorneys' e-discovery knowledge inadequate to counsel clients, despite some improvements in e-discovery competency.
The FRONTEO and 451 Research survey found increasing interest in business intelligence across legal, but room for growth both in-house and in law firms.
Many entrepreneurs are seeking counsel from lawyers. Here’s what law firms need to know to protect their small business clients.
For companies looking to leverage blockchain technology, compliance can be both cumbersome and confusing. Steptoe & Johnson is attempting to fight these notions.
Two e-discovery companies later, Au Yeung prioritizes corporate legal department efficiency and straight talk in his work with Catalyst.
Legaltech News asked corporate attorneys and e-discovery professionals about e-discovery’s evolution, memorable e-discovery events and more.
With suitable care and the proper questions, you should be able to keep your law firm out of the data breach headlines.
Four legal technologists at an Atlanta Tech Village event encouraged the city’s legal tech enthusiasts to identify potential improvements and keep pushing forward.
Preparing for the rush of Legaltech and Legal Week? Five legal tech marketing professionals give their tips.
A Legalweek panel explores practical approaches to security incident planning, and legal's pivotal role.
The case alleges that the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system overcharges for online access to court dockets and documents.
Meaningful technological innovation in legal proceedings is finally beginning to emerge and could make a big impact as early as this year.
With a new emphasis on legal innovation, law schools are using experiential learning and technology tools to meet the future needs of law firms and legal departments.
In-house professionals and e-discovery experts weigh in on what they want from the next generation of e-discovery technologies and vendors.
Criminal matters are often less developed than civil litigation when it comes to e-discovery. A Legaltech New York panel looks to highlight some of the key differences.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts 'prescriptive cybersecurity standards' for financial entities.
While many employees use personal cloud applications like Dropbox and Google Drive, Free Country v. Drennen shows the risks these applications can have.
Beyond automating contract review, artificial intelligence technology may empower corporate counsel to automate their law firms' contract expertise.
Cloud computing is among the fastest areas of growth for law firm technology. Forty-seven percent of those polled for the “2016 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey” predicted that over one-quarter of their firm’s software and service offerings could be cloud-based in the next one to three years.
While the “virtual lawyer” may be on the decline, the technology making law practices more portable and potentially more efficient has seen a surge. The rise of cloud computing in particular has made it possible for attorneys to keep all the technology tools they need to practice on hand at all times and eschew direct client contact and office space if so desired.
Evolutions in cloud computing could open up possibilities for machine learning and computational power in the cloud.
The industry veteran discusses a journey that took her from ice cream scooper to in-house at Merrill Lynch, and now e-discovery expert.
As the economic marketplace shifts, proactive law firms can surpass the competition by keeping up with e-discovery changes.
Attorneys say Yahoo’s situation underscores challenges public companies face knowing what to say in their disclosures and when to say it.
These 10 foundational business and technical requirements can help attorneys and legal professionals with operationalizing a data privacy program.
While some changes are fleeting, others could dramatically alter the e-discovery landscape moving forward.
Though “virtual firms” are on the decline, cloud technology may be shifting the model to refocus on lawyer mobility.
Lance Zinman, global co-chair of the Katten Muchin Rosenman's financial services practice, discusses the the changes and regulatory challenges of high-speed algorithmic trading.
A BDO Consulting survey highlights how in-house counsel are becoming more cautious with data preservation and more efficient with document review.
Many lawyers and technologists often discuss artificial intelligence (AI) technology as being the future of legal technology. If you ask IBM Global Business’s Shawnna Hoffman, however, you’ll get a very different answer. AI, she recently told Legaltech News, is something that her and her colleagues “live every day.”
When Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton did not have “the look” to be president, he hit on something that studies show continues to lurk in the minds of men and women alike: When asked to conjure up an image of a particular leader in a profession, we often picture men.
Unless you have been living under a rock or hypnotized by the recent presidential election, most of the litigating world understands and acknowledges that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were amended and adopted on December 1, 2015. Yet, while most practitioners have heard about the FRCP changes, many struggle to advocate strong positions for their clients. From preservation to production, proportionality is the name of the game.
One of the things I love about being a law firm marketing consultant is I get to watch firms innovate on ways to retain clients and get new ones. In the last few months, several “new” marketing activities have come to my attention that I thought were absolutely terrific. Full disclaimer—I do not work with any of these firms but truly salute their ingenuity.
The team behind IBM’s Watson is betting its technology can cover an array of tasks in the lawyer’s workflow and daily life.
Organizations have focused on securing the storage of documents, but little attention is paid to access and distribution of documents.