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Atrium Launches as a Firm-Startup Pair

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Atrium’s law firm will cater to the early stage startup community, while its software company will cater to its law firm.

Equifax's headquarters in Atlanta.

Equifax's Latest Legal Nightmare Might Be This Chatbot

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

DoNotPay's latest chatbot release can help you sue Equifax for negligence in small-claims court. But what impact may it have on consumer protection?


When Will Disruption Hit the Legal Industry?

By Hugh A. Simons and Nicholas Bruch |

Spoiler alert: it's already here. What current data portends for the next economic downturn.

Equifax Hack Teaches Hard Lessons About Data Regulation and Incident Response

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The credit bureau's leakage and widely reported missteps in its assessment tool could proffer a cautionary tale for other organizations.

FTC's First Action Against a Social Media 'Influencer' Might Not Be Last

By C. Ryan Barber |

The Federal Trade Commission in several cases has faulted social media "influencers" for failing to disclose the payments behind their seemingly organic endorsements. But the FTC had only reached settlements with the companies, raising a question of when—if ever—the agency would directly go after the influencers. That time has come. The agency this week took its first action against an influencer.

Federal Judges Give 4 Ways to Survive E-discovery Expectations

By Rhys Dipshan |

At Exterro's inFusion conference, three judges discussed how legal teams can keep up with FRCP requirements in an increasingly complex digital world.

The Next Phase: Experts Say Technology Means This Isn’t Your Parents’ Law Practice

By Ian Lopez |

The Cowen Group’s 2017 Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption explored why law is changing and how technology will change legal processes.

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Major Lindsey Unveils Legal Cost-Saving Tool for Corporate Clients

By Meghan Tribe |

In the seemingly never-ending quest by in-house legal departments to trim their expenditures on outside lawyers, legal recruiting giant Major, Lindsey & Africa has released its Make-Buy Analysis tool to help GCs decide between hiring a new attorney for their in-house staff or rely on external counsel.

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Technology is the Solution: What Law Firms Can Learn From LegalZoom

By Jeff Unger, eMinutes |

If law firms used technology to automate tasks, lower prices and give personalized advice, they’d have an undeniable competitive advantage.

Protect Your Clients by Protecting Their Data

By Vishal Gupta, Seclore |

By maintaining visibility of data and protecting information when it travels, firms can take a good first step in improving lackluster security.

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Baker Donelson the Latest Firm to Adopt AI for Contract Analysis

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The firm recently inked a deal with Kira Systems to parse contracts in complex acquisitions and capital raises.

5 Things to Know About the First Wave of Equifax Actions

By Amanda Bronstad |

With 143 million people potentially hit by Equifax Inc.'s data breach this week, there's no doubt there will lawsuits — a lot of them.

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Orrick’s Tech Take in Tackling GDPR Compliance

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Orrick’s new GDPR Readiness Assessment Tool offers a guided interview and tailored GDPR assessment report.

DOJ: Google Won't Fight New Warrants for Overseas Data

By Ben Hancock |

The development marks a reversal of the company’s legal strategy on the issue of law enforcement access to data stored abroad.

E-Discovery Veterans' Take On Increasingly Challenging E-Discovery Market

By Rhys Dipshan |

At Exterro's Infusion Conference, industry professionals explain why e-discovery is so challenging, and what you can do about it.

Delaware Could Be Model for Other States, Even Nations, With Blockchain Program

By Ed Silverstein |

On August 1, a Delaware measure made it explicitly legal for entities incorporated in the state to use blockchain for stock trading and record-keeping.


4 Steps to Turn E-discovery into a Standardized Business Process

By Brian Schrader, BIA |

In just a few moves, corporations can rethink e-discovery, save time and cut spending.

Controle Seeks to Expand Office 365 Legal Holds with eNotify App

By Rhys Dipshan |

The application, which provides legal hold custodian notification and tracking, is the latest Office 365 integration in the legal tech space.

Selling the Value of Litigation Support

By Stephen Cole, Mattern & Associates |

When it comes to practicing litigation, the use of technology is no longer optional. What is optional, however, is under which business model firms deliver this service to their clients.

Catalyst Teams up with TotalDiscovery to Enter Full EDRM Solution Market

By Rhys Dipshan |

TotalDiscovery will provide the technology behind the Legal Hold and Collection add-on to Catalysts’ Insight Enterprise platform for corporate legal departments.

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Miami-Based Legal Techsters Brace for Hurricane Irma

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Practice Panther is preparing its team to weather the incoming hurricane.

EDRM Tackles TAR in Developing New E-Discovery Guidelines

By Zach Warren |

A conference at Duke Law School brought together judges, attorneys and technologists to debate potential guidelines and the future of technology assisted review.

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As Trial Date Nears, Stakes in 'Waymo v. Uber' Hit at Least $2.6B

By Ross Todd |

The partial price tag is for just one of nine allegedly stolen trade secrets.

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Equifax Executives' Stock Sales Raise 'Fundamental Questions' Tied to Breach

By C. Ryan Barber |

Here’s a snapshot from the Dorsey & Whitney report about issues surrounding the stock sales, and guidance for companies that are watching how Equifax responds to the cyber breach for any wider lessons about what to do.

Web Privacy Bill, to Replace Rules Trump Repealed, Dies in California Legislature

By Cheryl Miller |

A California bill that would have restricted the ability of internet service providers to collect and sell consumer information without permission died early Saturday amid a strong lobbying push from telecommunications and tech companies to stop the privacy measure.

When Products Start Teaching Cybersecurity Process

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners |

New Nuix cybersecurity training and certification point to pivot not only in company but in community at large.

Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California, testifies before Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, during a hearing titled “S.1693, The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017,

Xavier Becerra Urges Tech Companies to 'Join Us' on Internet Liability Bill

By Cheryl Miller |

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in Washington on Tuesday urged tech companies to "join us at the table" to craft federal legislation to crack down on online sex trafficking. The general counsel to the Internet Association, representing major U.S. companies, tells a U.S. Senate committee the bill "introduces overly broad concepts of criminal and civil liability."

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EDRM to Develop GDPR Guidance for Cross Border Transfers

By Rhys Dipshan |

The guidance will initially focus on data transfers between the U.S. and Ireland, and is scheduled to be released by the latter half of 2018.

Uber Files $50M Fraud Suit Against Digital Ad Agency

By Ross Todd |

According to the complaint, Uber spent more than $82.5 million in an ad campaign directed by Fetch Media Ltd. from 2016 through the first quarter of this year.

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Amy Sullivan Cahill: Creating an IP Firm with Four Women Lawyers

By Monica Bay |

This month’s Women of Legal Tech takes a look at Amy Sullivan Cahill, founder and managing partner of Cahill IP.

FRCP in Action: Federal Judges Break Down Rule 26, 37(e) Rulings

By Rhys Dipshan |

Federal Judges examine how recent e-discovery rulings changed the interpretations of—or erroneously applied—the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

The Two Different Ways TransCanada and McKesson Approach E-discovery

By Rhys Dipshan |

At a PREX17 session, legal managers from TransCanada and McKesson discussed two very different ways in which to streamline and manage e-discovery tasks.

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Online Imposters Add to Law Firms' Cyber Risks

By Lizzy McLellan |

More law firms are learning that they aren't immune from identity theft.

E-discovery as Business Function? It’s A Long Road Ahead

By Rhys Dipshan |

At the PREX17 Keynote, three in-house e-discovery and legal managers discuss their struggles in integrating e-discovery into the broader business needs of their corporations.

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Former NSC Cybersecurity Policy Director Explains the ‘Partnerships’ of Government Cybersecurity

By Ian Lopez |

On the heels of a move to FTI Consulting, Cheryl Davis chats on her career, cyber policies and her move to the private sector.

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7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

By Megan Miller, Edge Legal Marketing |

The role of marketing on a cross-functional GDPR transition team is to represent the customer in designing user-friendly processes that are GDPR compliant.

Glenn Greenwald: In Modern Surveillance State, Courts are Worst Enabler

By Rhys Dipshan |

The journalist who broke the Edward Snowden leaks dissects the legal foundations of NSA surveillance, and the complacency of a “malfeasant” U.S. judiciary.

The Great Scrape: How Website Owners and Data Scrapers Can Avoid Litigation

By Paven Malhotra and Andrea Nill Sanchez, Keker, Van Nest & Peters |

The proliferation of data scraping increases the chance of litigation, which means both sides should become educated on ways to avoid it.


European Human Rights Ruling Provides Insights on Privacy for U.S. Companies

By Ed Silverstein |

Companies may want to tell employees that if they ‘do not want the company to access information, please do not store it in our systems,’ advises attorney Harriet Pearson.

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Trump's Autonomous Car Guidance Puts Automakers in Driver's Seat

By Cheryl Miller |

The latest blueprint sets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s role as one of championing—and not intensely regulating—the technology.

New ABA Book Explores What Makes Cyber Due Diligence Different

By Ed Silverstein |

The book’s editors spoke with Legaltech News about what steps companies should take and the future of cyber due diligence.

Legal Know-It-All Robot 'Lia' Joins Allstate's In-House Ranks

By Miriam Rozen |

Lia will help the law department address regular inquiries from the company’s business units—questions about things like disclaimer statements in newly drafted Allstate advertising materials.

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Tired of Trying to Shatter That Glass Ceiling? WILL Promises Another Way

By Meghan Tribe |

WILL, or Women Interested in Leaving (Big) Law, is an online, self-paced transition program that offers senior and mid-level associates a path out of Big Law.

Anaqua’s AcclaimIP Updates Track Patents’ Competitive Edge

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The newly released features promise to measure how well patents fare at blocking competitors.

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Nixon Peabody's On-Site Incubator a Boost for LGBT Entrepreneurs

By Angela Morris |

Nixon Peabody has donated 2,300 square feet of its 16th floor San Francisco office and partnered with StartOut, a nonprofit LGBT business accelerator, to launch the StartOut Growth Lab.

Lawyers Discuss 'What's Next' After China Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchange

By Ed Silverstein |

‘Many industry people believe the government’s ban will effectively extinguish the hope that China becomes a global center of cryptocurrency,’ attorney Pinghsan Li said.

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Tech’s Presidential Play and Snowden’s Impact: Highlights From Glenn Greenwald’s PREX17 Keynote

By Rhys Dipshan |

Greenwald’s keynote at PREX17 covered pressing privacy developments, the current e-discovery scene, and the effects the Snowden leaks had on modern surveillance.

Whose IT Infrastructure Is It, Anyway?

By Adam Stern, Infinitely Virtual |

The right question isn’t, ‘Should I go on or off premises?’ The smart question is, ‘What’s strategically best for my legal practice?’

Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter.

LegalSifter Launches Analysis Platform for Contract Negotiation

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The company is looking to bring contract analysis a little further up the contract lifecycle.

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Large Legal Departments Likely to Excel at Legal Holds, Preservation: Survey

By Rhys Dipshan |

A Zapproved survey found that though large legal departments handle high volumes of litigation, many are at a low risk for data loss or spoliation.


Will Your Case Go to Trial? This Computer Program Might Know the Answer

By Jenna Greene |

SettlementAnalytics says it can 'indicate the likelihood of a lawsuit proceeding all the way to trial and adjudication,' but some top Big Law litigators are skeptical.

John Horn, U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta

Sharebeast Site Owner Pleads Guilty to Copyright Charges

By Katheryn Hayes Tucker |

Artur Sargsyan has pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal copyright infringement related to his ownership and administration of the file-sharing website.

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Companies Should Seek Privacy Silver Lining Opportunities in GDPR Compliance Cloud

By George Lynch, Bloomberg Law |

The GDPR’s strict regulations could lead to a board more willing to lend an ear and fund improvements and the opportunities to get data.

Equifax's headquarters in Atlanta.

Investors Jumping Into Legal Fray Over Equifax Data Breach

By Andrew Denney |

Investors allege that the agency failed to protect its data systems and thus made false statements in recent financial statements about the soundness of its cybersecurity.


Even After SEC Guidance, Compliance Blind Spot Remains for Cryptocurrency Trading

By Rhys Dipshan |

Given the nature of token and cryptocurrency trades, investment advisors may run afoul of SEC rules concerning employees’ personal trades.

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Former Equifax Counsel: It Won’t Be an ‘Easy Road Back’ After Breach

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Charles Hoff, former senior vice president and international counsel at Equifax says there’s a roadmap to follow to regaining public trust that relies on the company’s own playbook.

EU Financial Market Compliance a Matter of What, Not If, Technology Can Help

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The new EU regulation, set to go into effect January 3, looms for financial organizations that have yet to figure out how they will retain business communications.