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'Speaking the Same Language': Leaders From Big Law Make the Case for Metric Sharing

By Ian Lopez |

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?

Illustration by Greg Mably

Microsoft and Cisco Test the Waters With AI Contract Management Pilot Programs

By Rhys Dipshan |

Pilot projects help uncover the usefulness and limitations of artificial intelligence technology for contracts before committing significant resources and time.

For Staffing, the History of E-Discovery Mirrors the Present of Cybersecurity

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

Examining the current similarities between e-discovery and cybersecurity can be a predictor of future patterns in the cybersecurity staffing market.

NHS website affected by international computer cyber attack Ransomware cyber attack, London May 13 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

The WannaCry Attack: A Wake-up Call for Organizational Information Governance?

By Ian Lopez |

The sort of ransomware attack experts have warned about for years has happened. Now organizations need to examine their security postures.

Jenny Kim, vice president, law and policy group and associate general counsel, corporate legal group, at Intel Corp

Wanna Raise? Top Silicon Valley Counsel Give 8 Tips for Women Lawyers

By David Ruiz |

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 New Short-Term Solution: Inside the Growing Legal Gig Economy

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Microsoft Office 365

Despite Potential Cyber-Risks, Many Keep Office 365 Off Cloud: Report

By Rhys Dipshan |

Companies keeping Microsoft Office 365 workloads on-site have to be more attentive to security vulnerabilities.

Judge OKs $10M Target Data Breach Settlement—Again

By Amanda Bronstad |

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson came out with an order approving class certification in a $10 million data-breach settlement.

Tackling the Automation Barrier: Inside Kim Technologies' New Legal Ops Platform

By Rhys Dipshan |

Geared toward legal operations, the platform allows legal departments to configure automated workflows without the help of IT personnel.

The GDPR: Current Considerations for Corporate Legal Counsel and Discovery Teams

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.

Five Critical Security Controls to Consider for Corporate Counsel Evaluations

By Joe Kelly, Legal Workspace, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.'

LexisNexis.

What Happens When Your Practice Management Software Goes Dark?

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

LexisNexis decision to shutter its Firm Manager software could be a reminder to revisit firm data exit strategies.

Cornell Law School.

Cornell Law Library's LawArXiv Removes Paywall from Scholarship, Goes Open Source

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Cornell Law Library participates in open source repository to house content from academics and researchers.

Uber headquarters, located at 1455 Market St. in San Francisco, CA.

Uber's Firing of 2 In-House Lawyers Raises Questions About Legal Culture

By Stephanie Forshee and Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The two lawyers had expressed concerns about data-retention policies and allegedly made unauthorized contact with outside counsel.

Will Ransomware Attack Make Law Firms ‘WannaCry’?

By Roy Strom |

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.

Japan and China: New Data Protection and Transfer Laws Imminent in Asia Pacific

By Kate Chan, KrolLDiscovery |

Even as legal technology professionals prepare for the EU GDPR, do not disregard important data transfer and protection changes afoot in Asia.

Jones Day Washington, D.C. offices.

Obama Cybersecurity Official Joins Jones Day

By Katelyn Polantz |

Samir Jain led a group within the White House National Security Council that responded to cyber threats and pursued anti-hacking initiatives.

IBM Watson

IBM Says New Watson Tool Could Dramatically Reduce Outside Counsel Spend

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Outside Counsel Insights relies on cloud-based cognitive computing system Watson to reveal billing insights to in-house legal departments.

Executives walking inside gears

Your Shadow IT Problem Is Really an IT Collaboration Problem

By Rhys Dipshan |

A lack of dialogue between IT and the legal department is at the core of shadow IT and many other data security challenges.

American Bar Association in Chicago.

ABA Updates Guidance on Client Electronic Communication Confidentiality

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Attorneys may need to encrypt or otherwise secure client email to fulfill client confidentiality obligations.

TransPerfect-Linked Group Wants to Know How Company Custodian Spent $18 Million

By Tom McParland |

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.

The Law Firm Secondment: Thomson Reuters Explores a New Client Strategy

By Zach Warren |

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?

Zapproved Announces Strategic Investment from Legal Tech Staple Vista Equity Partners

By Zach Warren |

Zapproved becomes the first company in Vista’s Endeavor Fund, focusing on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue.

Social Media, Text Messaging Causing Anxiety for Financial Industry Compliance Officers

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

New electronic communications are causing headaches, but also new business opportunities, for financial services organizations.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Beta Federal Developments Knowledge Center

By Rhys Dipshan |

The company’s Federal Developments Knowledge Center seeks to provide insight and analysis on the latest federal laws and regulations.

Ranking Firms on Motion Success, Ravel Law Launches Firm Analytics Tool

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The legal metrics platform provides law firms and legal departments a way to assess performance and compare law firms.

Left to right: Peter Abreu CIO and Jonathan Cohen, partner and general counsel Shutts & Bowen

Shutts & Bowen Fought WannaCry Ransomware Attack with Cybersecurity Plan

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Shutts' cybersecurity plan and technology helped to stop the attack before it got in or held any information hostage.

Lighthouse eDiscovery Acquires Discovia

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Global footprint and cloud innovation played a role in bringing the two companies together.

Advanced Discovery Acquires E-Discovery and Risk Management Company Altep

By Zach Warren |

Advanced Discovery’s CEO points to Altep’s risk management and cybersecurity capabilities as a key driver for the acquisition.

Andrew P. Gold and Dee Dee Fischer, with Akerman.

'Shared' Password Leads to $3.73M Verdict Against Florida Company

By Celia Ampel |

A jury found Compass iTech had misappropriated trade secrets, interfered with a contract and breached the terms of service of an analytics company.

Chatbot or Not? 4 Questions Firms Should Ask

By Jaron Rubenstein, Rubenstein Technology Group |

Is chatbot technology a good fit for professional services like law firms? That depends on the problem it solves and the information involved.

Casetext Unveils AI Brief Finder as Companion to CARA Research Platform

By Zach Warren |

CARA Brief Finder, available to all current CARA users, predicts relevant excerpts from briefs using artificial intelligence technology.

Data Security and the Expert Witness: 14 Security Questions to Ask Your Witness

By Margaret A. Daley, Berkeley Research Group |

It is not safe to assume that every expert will keep data secure simply because they say they will.

Tech Wins Big in TC Heartland, but ‘A Lot of Fighting’ Remains

By Scott Graham |

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.

Anna McGrane, COO, PacerPro

Women of Legal Tech: The Value of a Little Elbow Grease

By Monica Bay |

Anna McGrane's legal career shifted when her brother asked her to fly to Texas for a conference. She's now COO at PacerPro.

June Inderwies

Formal Policy or Not, New Jersey Firms 'Flex' Away

By David Gialanella |

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.

iManage Acquires RAVN Systems in Move to Integrate AI for Users

By Ian Lopez |

iManage plans on integrating RAVN Systems’ technology to automate tasks around document sets.

Striking Right Balance When Using FRE 502(d)

By Robert Coppola, QuisLex |

The idea behind FRE 502(d) to protect privileged information is straightforward, but how it impacts e-discovery strategy is more complicated.

Legislation Introduced to Ban Food Delivery Robots in San Francisco

By David Ruiz |

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.

E-Discovery Automated: New Technology is Changing the Top Tools for Law Firms

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Judge Moses

Attorney Faulted for 'Uninformative' Discovery in Russian TV Pirating Case

By Jason Grant |

S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses called the plaintiff's discovery requests 'remarkably uninformative and, in a number of respects, implausible.'

K. Randolph Peak, senior counsel with Perkins Coie.

A Security Check a Day Keeps the Lawsuit Away: The Differences with Healthcare Data

By Zach Warren |

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.

Retired Judge Nan R. Nolan, of counsel with Redgrave.

Judge Nolan on Joining Redgrave, Life after the Bench, and the State of E-Discovery

By Ian Lopez |

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.

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CFTC Announces Innovation Lab for Fintechs

By Stephanie Forshee |

CFTC acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said the LabCTFC program will provide “21st century regulation for today’s digital markets.”

Major Financial Institutions Make Landmark Blockchain Investment

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

N.Y. Court Officials Seek Greater Authority on E-Filing Mandates

By Jeff Storey |

A current prohibition requires the chief administrative judge to get legislative approval before ordering e-filing in matrimonial matters.

IBM Launches Enterprise Blockchain Accelerator Program

By Rhys Dipshan |

The accelerator is a move by IBM to capitalize on the enterprise demand for blockchain enabled solutions.

National Security Agency headquarters

4th Circuit Grants 2nd Chance for NSA Spying Lawsuit

By Cogan Schneier |

A Maryland district court dismissed the case in 2015, agreeing with the government’s position that the plaintiffs lacked standing.

Target to Pay $18.5M to States Over Data Breach

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The May 23 settlement came after a multi-state investigation led by the Connecticut and Illinois Attorneys General Offices.

Facebook Fine Could Slow Future EU Launches

By David Ruiz |

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could also play a role in more aggressive enforcement efforts.

An Employee Spoke Out on Glassdoor.com, and Now the EEOC Is Suing His Company

By Erin Mulvaney |

The case is the latest example of how companies and courts are grappling with protections for employees as technology platforms evolve.

What Makes a Standout Law Firm Website? 3 Lessons From the Webbys

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

May is for M&A, but Where Does It Leave E-Discovery Staffing?

By Zach Warren |

E-discovery veteran Pete Smith gives his vantage point on e-discovery’s major changes and his new role at TRU Staffing Partners.