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Protecting Privilege in Document Intensive Cases

Preventing the inadvertent disclosure of privileged information in litigation is increasingly challenging. Fortunately, innovation in eDiscovery technology combined with process and workflow improvements can help you meet the challenge of protecting privilege.

Key Points

  • Increasing Risks with Protecting Privilege and Logging
  • Privilege Logging Requirements
  • Email Headaches
  • Causes of Inadvertent Privilege Release and Waiver
  • Optimized Workflow and Automatic Logging
  • NearDup Analysis to Catch All Versions
  • Categorical logging to the rescue?
  • Tips and Recommendations

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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A Litigator’s Guide to Faster Document Review and Production

Increasing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation have created the need for faster and more effective review procedures, software, and systems. Larger cases mean that ‘eyes on’ linear review of all documents just isn’t possible sometimes. Document-intensive matters require consideration and adoption of technology-enhanced approaches to leverage attorney and staff time in an efficient and effective process. Modern technology-enhanced review tools maximize attorney review time of key evidence, accelerate production timelines, and better control discovery costs.

Key Points

  • Increasingly Document-Intensive Cases and Linear Reviews
  • What are Technology Enhanced Reviews?
  • When Should Technology Enhanced Reviews be Considered?
  • Modern High-Speed Keyword Search
  • Grouping Similar Documents for Grouped Review
  • Uses and Applications of Predictive Coding

About the Speaker

Stu Van Dusen is an eDiscovery solutions consultant with Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology. He has his MS Technology Commercialization from UT Austin, and his BS in Business Administration & Management from Trinity University.

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A Litigator’s Guide to Handling Cloud-based Ediscovery and Documents

Newer scalable cloud computing allows firms to access substantial processing and review capacity when needed, at a fraction of traditional costs. When properly addressed, security increases in a cloud environment. This is a result of dedicated security staff, locked down data centers, data center certifications, full data encryption, and overall best practices security and confidentiality. These improvements amazingly come at a lower cost than traditional approaches.

Key Points

  • The Challenge of Big Data in Litigation
  • What is the Cloud?
  • How does Cloud Technology Apply to e-Discovery?
  • Cloud Best Practices & Advantages By Case Stage
  • Summary

About the Speaker

Christian DeTrude of Lexbe is an eDiscovery Senior Solutions Consultant. He is a certified eDiscovery Specialist from the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). Mr. DeTrude specializes in working with firms and companies of all sizes involved in eDiscovery seeking to bring solutions in-house or partner with a provider who do not have an in-house solution.

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Top 10 Things a Litigatator Needs to Know About Handling Email in Edsicovery

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce.

Key Points

  • Email Volumes are Growing Rapidly
  • Email Can Exist in Many Places
  • Headers Include Critical Case Information
  • Email Senders Can Be Spoofed
  • Email Time Zones Should be Normalized
  • Email Deduplication Removes Unneeded Email
  • NearDup Groupings for Mass Coding & Threading
  • Metadata and Families Speed Review
  • Processing is Needed to Enable Searchability
  • Be Careful How You Produce Email

About the Speaker

Karsten Weber is CTO and Principal, Lexbe LC. Mr. Weber is an eDiscovery consultant and expert and leads the product development at Lexbe. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.S. Engineering, Danish Technical University.

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Best Practices: Finding Holes in Productions

As document productions have ballooned in size, determining if a production is adequate has become increasingly difficult. The days of judges and magistrates turning a blind eye to bad discovery are over. So plaintiffs and defendants increasingly need to know if productions are adequate and defensible, or instead are riddled with obvious data holes.

Key Points

  • Receiving Party’s Complaints About Productions
  • Increased Scrutiny of Productions
  • Bates Gaps
  • Areas for Examination
  • Causes for Inadvertent Exclusion of Material
  • Leveraging Metadata to Analyze Production
  • Email Mapping

About the Speaker

Karsten Weber is CTO and Principal, Lexbe LC. Mr. Weber is an eDiscovery consultant and expert and leads the product development at Lexbe. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.S. Engineering, Danish Technical University.

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