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The Cloud Conundrum: Explaining Divergent Google, Microsoft Search Warrant Rulings

By Ricci Dipshan |

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.

Artificial Intelligence.

The Actual Cost of In-House Artificial Intelligence Adoption

By Rhys Dipshan |

The time, capital and personnel required to get basic AI technologies running in-house underscores why such implementation is limited to legal teams.

Some In-House Departments Start Encrypting Emails

By David Ruiz |

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.

The Low-Down on E-Discovery in Germany: Where the Growth's at and the Cases in Question

By Zach Warren |

Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.

The Low-Down on E-Discovery in Germany: Where the Growth's at and the Cases in Question

By Zach Warren |

Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.

Microsoft, Stripe Urge Federal Bank Regulators to Go Cautiously on Cyber Regs

By Joel Stashenko |

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 'Under the Hood' Approach to Social Media E-Discovery

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Social media data is increasingly useful for litigation, but extracting such data for e-discovery isn't always an easy process.

4 Key Legal Operations Lessons from This Year's LDO Survey

By Brad Blickstein, The Blickstein Group |

This year's survey sees shifts in e-discovery handling, metrics use and more.

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‘Soft Skills’ Can Be Integral to Managing Technology Adoption for Law Firms

By Ian Lopez |

The changing workplace is always an obstacle, so law firm technologists offer their tips on managing user adoption.

Clete Johnson.

The Cyber Divide: Former FCC Cybersecurity Counsel on Government, Corporate Collaboration

By Ricci Dipshan |

Clete Johnson highlights the challenges government and private sector cybersecurity partnerships still face and discusses what counsel should know about modern cybersecurity risks.

State Bar of California to Adopt Court Technology Platform Odyssey

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Nathaniel Gallon.

Tech’s ‘Horizontal’ Place Among Practice Areas: A Q&A with Hogan Lovells’ Gallon

By Ian Lopez |

The Silicon Valley-based partner talks technology trends impacting lawyers and how tech knowledge is integral to firms “interested in staying relevant.”

Google Lawyer Says New Laws Needed to Govern Cloud Data

By Ben Hancock |

Nicole Jones said Google wants governments to set the rules for how to handle law enforcement requests for data stored in the cloud.

Winston & Strawn’s CIO Dishes on Choosing and Using Practice Management Technology

By Ian Lopez |

Winston & Strawn CIO David Cunningham discusses his firm’s experience with practice management tools.

Verizon general counsel Craig Silliman

Verizon GC on the Lessons Learned from Deal with Yahoo

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Craig Silliman, general counsel at Verizon, sees lessons for legal departments in his company's planned acquisition of Yahoo.

Erika Namnath, associate director of e-discovery and technical services at H5.

Women of Legal Tech: Erika Namnath Tells Young Women, ‘Do Not Settle’

By Monica Bay |

Now H5’s associate director of e-discovery, technical services, Erika Namnath discusses ‘managing up,’ finding a work-life balance and more.

Getting Comfortable with Technology Assisted Review

By Ben Barnett, Matthew B. Tate and Liesl Sachse, Dechert |

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.

Domino Effect: NY's Financial Cybersecurity Regulation Reaches Beyond Borders, Industries

By Rhys Dipshan |

The regulation requires any company doing business with a "covered entity" to have robust information security processes and procedures.

Separating Fact from Fiction: AI as ‘Actually’ Used by Lawyers of Today and Tomorrow

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Ericsson, TCL Battle Over FRAND Patents in 'Cutting-Edge' Case

By Scott Graham |

TCL is asking Judge James Selna to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments.

Data Breach.

Inside the Current 'Wild West' of Cyber Insurance Coverage

By Robert D. Chesler, Anderson Kill and Marc D. Schein, Marsh & McLennan |

Data breaches seem to have become a routine risk for most companies, but finding the correct insurance coverage is anything but routine.

Drawing Aces: The Best Hand to Bet High on Machine Learning

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

Finding the best hand to bet high on machine learning software for legal.

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Access to Justice Tech Leaders Have a Few Lessons for Their Corporate Counterparts

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Document automation, logic trees and collaborative efforts all have wide application across the legal industry.

Alex Kozinski.

Former Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Speaks Up on the Court’s Live Streaming Close-Up

By Ross Todd |

More than 137,000 people listened to the Ninth Circuit's online stream of a telephonic hearing over President Donald Trump's travel ban.

Where Enterprise Systems Fit Into Discovery Management

By Jeffrey Hewett and Shawn Edwards, Granite Legal Systems |

Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.

Where Enterprise Systems Fit Into Discovery Management

By Jeffrey Hewett and Shawn Edwards, Granite Legal Systems |

Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.

Ann Shuman, general counsel at DTCC.

For Finance In-House Counsel, the Future is Pressing, But Largely Unknown

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

NYSBA Partners With Legal.io to Launch 'Smart' Online Legal Referrals Service

The NYSBA's new online platform uses machine learning technology to better understand and direct local New Yorker's legal requests.

Regulate That Hairbrush? Cyberlaw Experts Say Maybe

By Sue Reisinger |

Travis LeBlanc, recently resigned chief of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, on the dangers of the Internet of Things.

Donald Trump.

Cleary Gottlieb Publishes Trump 'Social Media Attack' Survival Guide

By C. Ryan Barber |

Big firms increasingly face questions from corporate clients about preparing for Trump's tweets.

John T. Araneo, General Counsel of Align.

The Evolution of a Cyber Lawyer: LTN Talks With Align's John Araneo

By Rhys Dipshan |

Araneo discusses his path to becoming cybersecurity counsel at Align, and what general counsel across the corporate world are underestimating about modern-day threats.

Microsoft's Cloud IP Protection: A Solution Without a 'Patent Troll' Problem?

By Rhys Dipshan |

Microsoft's Azure IP Advantage 'umbrella' program may be more business-savvy than legal necessity.

Supreme Court of Victoria

Australia Embraces TAR: 4 Things It Means for E-Discovery in APAC

By Stuart Hall, kCura |

Following two Australian court cases, the Supreme Court of Victoria has issued a formal Practice Note to promote effective use of technology.

Can User Behavior Analytics Do a Better Job of Protecting Your Data?

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

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.

A Q&A With BillingTree's First General Counsel

By Stephanie Forshee |

BillingTree General Counsel Barton "Chip" Bright talks about why he got hired and what may happen with fintech and regulators.

Ringtail 9.0 Updates Emphasize Streamlined Reviewer Workflow and Dashboards Analytics

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The new platform smoothed out its user experience practices in an overhaul 'designed around roles.'

Depressed young businessman wearing formal suit, sitting in the office with a laptop on desk

Your Existing Product or Vendor is Gone. Now What?

By Philip Homburger, LawBase |

As the market continues to consolidate, law firms can expect that a crucial piece of software may no longer be supported.

3 Things Law Firms Should Consider When Using Website Metrics

By Jaron Rubenstein, Rubenstein Technology Group |

Google Analytics can prove a useful tool in helping firms draw more clients.

Drone Group Airs Concern About Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Rollback

By C. Ryan Barber |

The Commercial Drone Alliance expressed concern that Trump’s directive could have “unintended negative consequences on the growth of our industry.”

What Companies Need to Know About California Privacy Risk Mitigation

By Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie |

Companies should implement a privacy compliance program (or add California privacy law considerations to an existing program). Here's what they should entail.

What Companies Need to Know About California Privacy Risk Mitigation

By Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie |

Companies should implement a privacy compliance program (or add California privacy law considerations to an existing program). Here's what they should entail.

How to Transform Your Rainmakers Into Social Media Rock Stars

By Spencer X. Smith, Spencer X. Smith Consulting |

Social media is the greatest mechanism ever invented for those responsible for business development at your firm to become known to their target market.

Apttus Shoots for Language-Based Contract AI With Apttus Intelligent Import, ABBYY Partnership

By Zach Warren |

The new tool is intended as a complementary importing mechanism with Apttus's pre-existing contract management.

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Class Action/Mandatory Arbitration Provisions a Key TCCWNA Defense for Online Retailers

By Deborah Renner, BakerHostetler, and Kimberly Kalmanson, Kalmanson Law Office |

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.

Judge Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

District Judge, Set to Rule on Online Actor-Age Law, Spars With Its Defenders

By Ross Todd |

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.

Are Courts the Next Frontier in Fight Against State Hacking?

By Ben Hancock |

More cybersecurity attorneys are exploring civil litigation under the federal anti-hacking statute to haul states themselves into court.

Making the Business Case for Going Digital: 360 Degrees of ROI

By Steve Irons, DocSolid |

Aligning a law firm's paper-to-digital initiative to specific payback targets clarifies the investment and fuels ongoing project energy.

Corporations Move Toward Encryption, But It’s a Mixed Blessing for Legal

By Rhys Dipshan |

As corporations increasingly eye encryption to mitigate cybersecurity risks, e-discovery operations may become more challenging.

Law Firm Dodges Class Claims in First-of-Its-Kind Data Security Case

By Roy Strom |

Claims against Chicago-based Johnson & Bell for allegedly failing to protect client information must be heard individually in arbitration.

TurboPatent’s SmartShell software

Automation in Focus: SmartShell's Shot at Automated Patent Processing

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

While TurboPatent's SmartShell can speed patent processing with automation, a human touch may still be required to ensure operations go smoothly.

Brian Kuhn, Watson Sales Executive, IBM Global Business Services

AI’s Law Connection: Machine Learning’s Push in Legal and Access to Justice Initiatives

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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?

Trump’s Court Challenges Popularize #AppellateTwitter

By Katelyn Polantz |

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.

Andrew J. Peck

Bursting Through the Legal Tech Bubble: Judge Andrew Peck Talks Discovery in the Age of ESI

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Trending on #AppellateTwitter: A Georgia Judge’s Dog

By R. Robin McDonald |

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard’s dog, Irish, may not hunt. But she sure can tweet.

The Biggest Risks Facing Companies are Online, JLL’s GC Explains

By Ian Lopez and Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.