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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

NYSBA Partners With 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Don Robertson, Chief People Officer at Apttus.

On the Move: The ‘Authentic Connection’ Between Attorneys and Businesses

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Apttus’ new chief people officer Don Robertson encourages attorneys to stay flexible and collaborative with business partners.

3 Ways In-House Counsel Can Navigate International Data Regulations

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.

Derek Meisner, Quantopian general counsel.

A Q&A With Quantopian General Counsel Derek Meisner

By Stephanie Forshee |
President Donald Trump.

For Companies, Trump's Tweets Create 'New Category of Risk'

By C. Ryan Barber |

The inquiries, say one attorney, reflect the anxiety over not just a public relations hit but, possibly, harsher regulatory treatment.

Left to right, immigration lawyer Junaid Sulahry stands in the international arrivals hall of San Francisco International Airport with fellow attorney volunteers Julie Hiatt and Marianna, who declined to give her last name.

The Technology Behind Attorney Response Efforts Following Trump’s Travel Ban

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny.

The Internet of Things: Transformative for Industry, Major Headache for Privacy

By Ian Lopez |

The FTC and Big Law weighed in on the ups and downs of IoT for security, privacy and consumers at New York Law School.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where a three-judge panel heard arguments on the halting of the immigration ban.

Ninth Circuit, Asserting Its Role, Keeps Nationwide Block on Travel Ban in Place

By Ross Todd |

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.

Michael Hunter Schwartz, dean of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.

How to Teach Tech: Dean Michael Schwartz on Law Education 2.0

By Ricci Dipshan |

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.

Alternative Legal Service Provider Adoption All About Cost Savings? Perhaps Not

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 Offers 'Umbrella' to Customers Sued Over Azure Cloud Innovations

By Scott Graham |

Microsoft will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure.

Twitter headquarters

Litigation in Twitter Nation: When You Can and Can’t Tweet in #Court

By L. David Russell, Christopher C. Chiou and Sean D. Nelson, Jenner & Block |

Court rules about the permissibility of Tweeting in court differ greatly, even within the same state or county.

Cyber Spies: In-House Legal Fights Back Against Cyberespionage

By Ricci Dipshan |

An exploration of the modern cyberespionage threat and how in-house legal departments are fighting back.

Analytic Use.

Have E-Discovery and Security Woes? Analytics May Be the Way, Survey Says

By Ricci Dipshan |

The annual Advanced Analytics Research survey found legal departments turning to analytics to better understand their data to meet business and security demands.

Following Membership Surge From Trump Immigration Order, ACLU Goes Tech With Y Combinator

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

The civil liberties group will collaborate with the Silicon Valley tech incubator on updates to its constituent management, fundraising, and education technology.

Front-End Planning, Back-End Savings: E-Disco and Pretrial Management

By Joelle Epstein, Blank Rome |

Taking time on the front end to organize and strategically code document reviews will decrease discovery costs.

Legalweek 2017.

Improving Law: Lawyers, Technologists and Executives on an Evolving Industry

By Ian Lopez |

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.

How In-House Lawyers Can Protect the Company From Social Media Risk

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice

By Christian Mammen and Jason Lohr, Hogan Lovells |

A lawyer’s duties are well-defined by existing rules of professional responsibility, but where does AI fit into the picture?

Richard Clifton, Michelle Friedland, and William Canby.

In Travel Ban Appeal, Judges Don't Accept 'We’re in a Rush' Excuse

By Scott Graham |

Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.

Discovery, Retention, Research: 3 Ways Legal Can Leverage Social Media Content

By Ricci Dipshan |

In-house and outside counsel discuss obligations and pitfalls attorneys face when creating and considering social media content.

Vizio Settlement Highlights FTC Strategy for Consumer Internet of Things Privacy, Security

By Ricci Dipshan |

The action against the smart TV manufacturer's surreptitious data collection demonstrates legal challenges posed by internet of things devices.

The Internet of Things Means a Big Dilemma for Big Law Discovery

By Ian Lopez |

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 Shaw Puts 'Software Robots' to Use in Automation Push

By Roy Strom |

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.

The E-Discovery Bots Are Coming: Machine Learning in Preservation and Collection

By Jim Shook, Dell EMC |

In e-discovery, machine learning mainly addresses review. What are the possibilities with preservation and collection?

Legalweek 2017.

Data Security, Actual AI and Law’s Acceptance of Tech Spell the New Forefront of Law

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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 Storm on the Horizon: 4 Things to Know in Prepping for General Data Protection Regulation

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.

Data Privacy Tops List of Health Care GC Worries

By Sue Reisinger, The National Law Journal |

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.

The 'Soft Underbelly' of Cybersecurity Meets Legal Ethics

By Jerry Cohen, JAMS |

By following certain best practices and structures, lawyers and law firms can meet ethical standards for protecting client data.

5 Hot Takes on Future of E-Discovery in Legal Industry

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Legalweek panelists debated and agreed on a few trends that are likely to take hold in legal technology in coming years.

Advice From the Front Lines of Data Risk Management

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.

Appeals Court Blocks Target Data Breach Settlement

By Amanda Bronstad |

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.

Brian Kuhn, Watson Sales Executive, IBM Global Business Services

Taking the 'Robot' Out of Artificial Intelligence: Perspective for Modern Law

By Ian Lopez |

Leaders from Littler Mendelson, IBM and ROSS Intelligence break down the “how” and “why” behind AI.

FBI Official: Feds Can't Compete With Top Tech Companies for Cybersecurity Analysts

By Joel Stashenko |

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.

The E-Discovery Learning Curve: Bringing the FRCP Beyond the Legal Tech Bubble

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.

Award-Winning Legal Tool Developers Reveal Their Methodology

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

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 Lawyer: 'We’re Seeing Transformational Change'

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

The Dos and Don’ts of Compliance Investigations: 3 Tips to Managing Regulations

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.

Speaking Millennial: Understanding the Next Generation of Attorneys

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.

Change Fixes the Past: Lawyers Dish on Law Firm Technology Adoption

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Trump Chooses Neil Gorsuch, Ivy League Conservative, for Supreme Court

By Tony Mauro |

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.

Change Now, Change Fast—Update from Day One of Legalweek, the Experience

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.

The Machine Age Is Ready to 'Go': Andrew McAfee on the New Technology Marketplace

By Zach Warren |

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.

Courts and Cooperation: Failure to Cooperate in E-Discovery

By By David J. Kessler, Andrea D'Ambra and Alex Altman |

A quantitative study of how courts are considering parties' failures to cooperate.

In New Political and Technology Climates, the Supreme Court Struggles to Adapt

How is the Supreme Court adapting to this new era of political skirmishes, far-reaching technology and social media issues?

Thousands of protesters decended on SFO in response to President Trump's executive order denying refugees and foreign citizens from predominantly Muslim countries entry into the U.S.

Lawyers for Detainees Get Help From a Hashtag

By Ben Hancock |

Attorneys used the #helpthelawyers hashtag to ask for spare laptops, to offer translation services, or to request relief lawyers to tap-in.

LexisNexis Integrates Lex Machina Analytics Across Platforms, Underscoring Big Data Demands

By Ricci Dipshan |

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.

Pokemon Go

Gamers Hope a Snapchat Lawsuit Will Drive Pokémon GO Back to Full Functionality

By Richard Binder |

A recent decision in a lawsuit against Snapchat has Pokémon GO players buzzing.

Is Consolidation the New “Name of the Game” for E-Discovery?

By Chris Hildreth, Baird |

A look at how a recent wave of acquisitions may spell disaster for smaller e-discovery services providers.

The Art of the Deal: DealManager Strives for Streamlined Due Diligence Review

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Law firm Paul Hastings recently partnered with Wizdocs to use DealManager in its due diligence review center based in Atlanta.

Product Preview for LegalWeek 2017

By LTN Staff |

Here’s a first look at some of the products, offerings and more that will be featured at LegalWeek, the Experience.

Federal Judges Say Attorneys' Lack of E-discovery Acumen Still Plagues Federal Courts

By Ricci Dipshan |

An Exterro survey found federal judges consider attorneys' e-discovery knowledge inadequate to counsel clients, despite some improvements in e-discovery competency.

Corporate Lagging in E-Discovery Metrics, but Beating Firms in Business Intelligence Tech Adoption

By Zach Warren |

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.

concept of leaky software, data with a tap sticking out.

New Year, New Cyberthreat? Small Business in the Crosshairs

By John Weber, Legal Information Services |

Many entrepreneurs are seeking counsel from lawyers. Here’s what law firms need to know to protect their small business clients.

Big Law and the Business of Blockchains (a Tale of Three Bs)

By Ian Lopez |

For companies looking to leverage blockchain technology, compliance can be both cumbersome and confusing. Steptoe & Johnson is attempting to fight these notions.

Catalyst's Daniel Au Yeung.

No More ‘Snail’s Pace’: Daniel Au Yeung Talks Building E-Discovery Companies

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Two e-discovery companies later, Au Yeung prioritizes corporate legal department efficiency and straight talk in his work with Catalyst.

The Evolution and Challenges of Corporate E-Discovery: Insights from the Trenches

By Ricci Dipshan |

Legaltech News asked corporate attorneys and e-discovery professionals about e-discovery’s evolution, memorable e-discovery events and more.

Flight-Check Your Cloud Tech: 7 Security Questions to Ask Your Vendor

By Lisa Hawke, Everlaw |

With suitable care and the proper questions, you should be able to keep your law firm out of the data breach headlines.

‘Just Keep Swimming’: 4 Legal Technology Tips for Lawyers

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Four legal technologists at an Atlanta Tech Village event encouraged the city’s legal tech enthusiasts to identify potential improvements and keep pushing forward.

Ask the Marketer: How to Make the Most Out of Legalweek: The Experience

Preparing for the rush of Legaltech and Legal Week? Five legal tech marketing professionals give their tips.

Illustration by Val Bochkov

In Corporate Cyber-risk Planning, Legal Takes the Helm

By Ricci Dipshan |

A Legalweek panel explores practical approaches to security incident planning, and legal's pivotal role.

In PACER Suit, a Class Action Even Defense Lawyers Can Love

By Amanda Bronstad |

The case alleges that the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system overcharges for online access to court dockets and documents.

A courtroom in the newly-opened Summons Court in Lower Manhattan

Courtrooms and Hearing Rooms of the Future: Five Key Technological Trends for 2017

By Graham Smith-Bernal, Opus 2 International |

Meaningful technological innovation in legal proceedings is finally beginning to emerge and could make a big impact as early as this year.

Preparing Lawyers to be Practice-Ready in a Tech-Driven World

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

What Do In-House Professionals Want from E-Discovery Technology? Insights from the Trenches

By Ricci Dipshan |

In-house professionals and e-discovery experts weigh in on what they want from the next generation of e-discovery technologies and vendors.


Criminal Law’s E-Discovery Development Issue

By Zach Warren |

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.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Bank Regulators’ Cybersecurity Approach is Misguided, Chamber Says

By Melanie Waddell |

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts 'prescriptive cybersecurity standards' for financial entities.

Personal Cloud Applications Continue to Imperil Company Trade Secrets

By Philip Favro, Driven |

While many employees use personal cloud applications like Dropbox and Google Drive, Free Country v. Drennen shows the risks these applications can have.

Can Corporate Counsel Leveraging AI Give Contract Attorneys a Run for Their Money?

By Ricci Dipshan |

Beyond automating contract review, artificial intelligence technology may empower corporate counsel to automate their law firms' contract expertise.

The Next Decade of Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Law Firms

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

The Evolution of the 'Virtual Law Firm'

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

The Next Decade of Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Law Firms

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Evolutions in cloud computing could open up possibilities for machine learning and computational power in the cloud.

Amy Hinzmann of Consilio.

The Secret to (E-Discovery) Success: Amy Hinzmann Dishes on Discovery at Consilio

By Ian Lopez |

The industry veteran discusses a journey that took her from ice cream scooper to in-house at Merrill Lynch, and now e-discovery expert.

Businessman rolling large concrete gears another hold coin, in concrete wall background.

How Can Outside Counsel Contribute to the Evolution of E-discovery?

By Nasir Ali, UnitedLex |

As the economic marketplace shifts, proactive law firms can surpass the competition by keeping up with e-discovery changes.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington.

SEC's Yahoo Data Breach Probe Could Set a Precedent, Defense Lawyers Say

By Rebekah Mintzer |

Attorneys say Yahoo’s situation underscores challenges public companies face knowing what to say in their disclosures and when to say it.

Building a Business Case for a Data Privacy Program

By Heidi Maher, CGOC |

These 10 foundational business and technical requirements can help attorneys and legal professionals with operationalizing a data privacy program.

From Use Policies to Pro Bono, the 4 E-Discovery Changes to Look for in 2017

By Shannon Capone Kirk and Emily A. Cobb, Ropes & Gray |

While some changes are fleeting, others could dramatically alter the e-discovery landscape moving forward.

Computer graphic illustration about internet shopping in virtual world.

The Evolution of the 'Virtual Law Firm'

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Though “virtual firms” are on the decline, cloud technology may be shifting the model to refocus on lawyer mobility.

A Q&A with Katten's Lance Zinman on High-Speed Trading

By Rebekah Mintzer |

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.

Security, Proportionality and Cost Paramount Concerns in Corporate E-Discovery, Survey Finds

By Ricci Dipshan |

A BDO Consulting survey highlights how in-house counsel are becoming more cautious with data preservation and more efficient with document review.

The Artificially Intelligent Future of Law

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.”

Counsel's Table Should Mirror Real-Life Diversity

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.

Skip the Lip Services: Tips for Solid Rules-Based Advocacy

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.

Law Firms Doing Really Cool Marketing Things

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.

IBM Watson

The Artificially Intelligent Future of Law

By Ian Lopez |

The team behind IBM’s Watson is betting its technology can cover an array of tasks in the lawyer’s workflow and daily life.

3 Risks (and Solutions) for Document Security in 2017

By Dean Sappey, DocsCorp |

Organizations have focused on securing the storage of documents, but little attention is paid to access and distribution of documents.

Inside In-House Counsel's Evolving Cybersecurity Role

By Ricci Dipshan |

Legal technology expert Ari Kaplan explains corporate attorneys' expanding responsibilities as corporate cybersecurity priorities shift.

Federal Communications Commission.

The Future of the FCC and Internet Law in a Trump Presidency

By Samar Ali, Bass, Berry & Sims |

President Trump is already being pressured to reverse President Obama’s Open Internet Order (also known as “net neutrality”) and take an aggressive stance against it.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offices in Washington, D.C. June 23, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Did the FRCP Stabilize E-Discovery in 2016? Gibson Dunn's Annual Report Thinks So

By Ian Lopez |

Gibson Dunn's 2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update suggests a stable e-discovery climate, defined by uniformity in preservation and proportionality and increased vendor consolidation.

Michelle Lee, United States Patent Trade Office

Tech Industry Lauds Report That Lee to Stay With USPTO

By Scott Graham |

The USPTO has not confirmed The Hill's report, but Lee said last month that she was open to staying on.

Is Hybrid Cloud Storage the Answer for Your Storage?

By Charles Koo, Innovative Computing Systems |

Understanding these ins and outs of hybrid storage could help your law firm or legal department with its storage decisions.

Can Cloud Technology Mitigate Some 'Shadow IT' Risks Facing Legal?

By Ricci Dipshan |

What the trend towards using unauthorized accounts on secure and enterprise-approved cloud services means for legal's cybersecurity blind spot.

Alan Dershowitz.

Tempers Fray as Dershowitz Argues Forced Sale of TransPerfect is Unconstitutional Taking

By Tom McParland |

The translation and discovery technology company, used heavily in legal, is at the center of a dispute between former co-founders Liz Elting and Phil Shawe.

Donald Trump.

The Presidential Cybersecurity Handoff

By Justin Hectus, Keesal, Young & Logan |

An analysis of the current federal cyber landscape may yield insights into how the next administration might prioritize their approach on this important front.

UC Irvine School of Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Chemerinsky on the ‘Astounding Time’ in Supreme Court History, its Stance on Technology

By Zach Warren |

Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law, will be the January 31 keynote speaker at the Legaltech portion of Legalweek the Experience.

Inside the Federal Government's Latest Guidance on IoT Security

By Hanley Chew, Fenwick & West |

Companies need to be mindful of November guidance from DHS and NIST.

Making Globalization Work for the Boutique Firm: Globality’s Online Marketplace

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Using machine learning, the online platform connects global corporate matters to boutique law firms.

A Legal Road Map for a Heightened Regulatory World: Legalweek Sneak Peek

By Ricci Dipshan |

A Legalweek plenary session aims to prepare law firms and corporate counsel to address an increase of regulatory compliance and legal needs in the months and years ahead.

Cloudflare's In-House Lawyers Open Up About Privacy Fight With FBI

By Stephanie Forshee |

It was revealed last week that Cloudflare is a plaintiff in a "secret court battle" over non-compliance with a federal government national security letter.

IRS Probe of Bitcoin Accounts Sparks Legal Showdown

By Ross Todd |

The Coinbase case could be "the first major tax case for the industry."

If the Shoe Fits: Leveraging E-Discovery Expertise for DPO Responsibilities and GDPR Compliance

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting |

The EU's additional guidance around the data protection officer has generated significant buzz.

The FRCP, From the Perspective of Judges, Defense & Plaintiff: Legalweek Sneak Peek

By Ian Lopez |

At Legalweek, Shook Hardy & Bacon’s Patrick Oot will moderate a session on the impact of the 2015 FRCP amendments from three perspectives.

3 Legal Challenges In-House Counsel Face with 3-D Printing

By Ricci Dipshan |

As 3-D printing becomes more widespread, in-house counsel will be tasked with complex IP and liability challenges.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher logo, in New York..08-04-2016

Gibson Dunn Hires Four-Lawyer A&O Technology Team in Paris

By Anna Ward |

The firm says global clients are "increasingly turning to us for advice on data privacy, cybersecurity, digital transformation and outsourcing matters."

What Lawyers Can Learn from Uber, Redux

By Dan Lear, Avvo |

Just like a driver who doesn’t know exactly where he’s taking his riders, a lawyer who isn’t totally sure what a client wants is likely to end up with a disgruntled client.

Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen. June 12, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

What to Expect in FTC Privacy Enforcement During the Trump Administration

By Janis C. Kestenbaum, Perkins Coie |

A look at how a Republican majority may impact the focus of the FTC.

Evolve Law Launches In-House Counsel Technology Fellowship

By Ricci Dipshan |

The four-month Evolve Law Tech Fellowship program will focus on educating in-house counsel around implementing document automation in their legal workflows.

Don't Kill Humans: European Parliament Calls for Laws Governing Artificial Intelligence

By Chris Johnson |

The report suggests that artificial intelligence should be broadly designed in accordance with The Three Laws of Robotics.

Lisa Monaco.

Lessons from the Trenches: Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco on Cybersecurity in National Security

By Ian Lopez |

Morrison & Foerster’s John Carlin chats with the U.S. Homeland Security Advisor about cybersecurity’s importance in the national dialogue.

E-Discovery in Action: How VW's In-House Lawyers Screwed Up a Litigation Hold

By Sue Reisinger |

Statements say VW in-house attorneys tipped off employees about an oncoming litigation hold related to the company's emissions scandal.


Hackers, Data Leaks, Encryption and Hidden Data Can Wreak E-Discovery Havoc

By Adam Feinberg, BIA |

As we enter 2017, here's how changes in cybersecurity may affect your e-discovery plans moving forward.

Catalyst Looks for E-Discovery Insight for Corporate Counsel with New Platform

By Ricci Dipshan |

Catalyst’s Insight Enterprise joins the movement to streamline e-discovery processes for corporate counsel.

Data Breach.

How a Massachusetts Decision to Publish Data Breach Info Will Affect Big Law

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The Massachusetts decision spells out new challenges for lawyers working with breached companies.

Is Your Data Breach Response Plan Good Enough? Stress Test It

By Eric Hodge and Rich Bloomberg, IDT911, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

As the chances of a data breach incident increase, savvy businesses have invested time and thought in a response plan. But plans never survive first contact with the enemy.

With New Law Shielding Negative Reviews, It's Time to Update Terms of Use

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The Consumer Review Fairness Act voids provisions in form contracts that prohibit or restrict a consumer's ability to leave a negative review.

Nicole Black, MyCase

Nicole Black: From the Defender's Office to Legal Technology Evangelist

By Monica Bay |

Black is among the leaders in educating lawyers about technology’s role in modern law.

Amazon Echo.

Search Warrants for IoT Data Spur Legal, Privacy Complications

By Ricci Dipshan |

Law enforcement attempts to access Amazon Echo raise questions over the viability of IoT data in investigations and the vulnerability of private information.

Chrissie Lightfoot, president of EntrepreneurLawyer, and co-founder of LISA.

Attorney-Designed LISA Prepares NDAs for Small Businesses

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The attorneys behind LISA hope to bring the “Legal Intelligence Support Assistant” to consumers directly.

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, during the American Bar Association’s 24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington. The topic: “Executive Branch Updates on Developments in National Security Law.” November 6, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Ex-DOJ National Security Leader Starts New Practice at MoFo

By Meghan Tribe |

Longtime federal government lawyer John Carlin will chair the firm’s new global risk and crisis management practice.

Lagging Is Not an Option: Using Technology to Maximize Law Department Value

By Danish Butt, Morae Legal |

Management strategies implemented before, during and after implementation can maximize user adoption and ROI.

Lessons for Legal: Inside the Cybertheft Faced by Two Large Firms

By Ricci Dipshan |

Picking apart the recent cybertheft faced by two U.S. firms working on M&A offers lessons on how legal can avoid similar breaches in the future.

LTPI Releases 'Practical' Resources on Data Governance and Meet-and-Confers

By Zach Warren |

The Discovery Data Governance Model and meet-and-confer checklist aim to “level the playing field” between technology-proficient lawyers and others.

Justices Ground Startup Flytenow, the 'Uber of the Sky'

By Marcia Coyle |

Flytenow argued that pilots using Flytenow’s online platform are not “common carriers” who must satisfy more stringent aviation rules.

data collection

New Commercial Arbitration Database Offers Analytics for Arbitration Attorneys

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

A South Carolina startup, Dispute Resolution Data, has signed agreements to collect information from some 20 arbitration institutions.

Finding Middle Ground: Why Law Firms and E-Discovery Vendors Should Work Together

By Anne McCray and Cristin Traylor, McGuireWoods |

Law firms and e-discovery vendors provide different options, but clients are best served when they work together.

3 Startups Helping You Manage Your Legal Calendar

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Doxbi, ModernLaw and CaseFleet all aim to simplify scheduling for law firm attorneys.

Looking to Start or Further Your E-discovery Education? 3 Ways to Get There

By Ricci Dipshan |

From law schools to nonprofits and legal communities, those looking to establish or grow e-discovery skills have a variety of resources.

Josias N.

Joe Dewey: Real Estate Lawyer Who Codes on the Side

By Carla Vianna |

Dewey's application creates a checklist of all the post-closing items pending for a particular deal.

Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Governor Cuomo Promises New Cybersecurity Measures in 2017

By Joel Stashenko |

Among the measures is forming a "response team" when confidential information from state and local governments is breached.

Recent Phishing Attacks Against Attorneys Highlight Legal’s Ongoing Susceptibility

By Ricci Dipshan |

Attorneys in several U.S. states received ransomware-carrying emails alleging legal action from “The Office of the State Attorney.”

Cyber Becomes Mainstream: The Lessons Learned for 2017

By Andrew Serwin, Morrison & Foerster |

These three lessons impact our daily lives as professionals, as well as citizens.

Machine Learning of Tomorrow: 4 Emerging Legal Tech Arenas for AI

By Ian Lopez |

Sure you know AI, but do you know where it applies in, say, patents? Here’s where AI will continue to push legal technology this year.

Headnote: Aiming for a Lightweight Approach to the Headache of E-Billing

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

E-billing can be troublesome, but this startup aims to strip down the e-billing process to its core functions.

Dave Leonard, left, and Susan Wortzman, right.

Top Canadian Firm Scoops Up E-Discovery Shop

By Meghan Tribe |

Managing Litigation and Benchmarking Through Big Data

By Scott Forman, Littler Mendelson |

Garnering the data to compare a legal department's efforts with others isn't easy, but it's becoming necessary.

The Patent Implications of Using AI in the Global Marketplace

By Jason Lohr, Hogan Lovells |

International usage can lead to problems through data collection, disclosure and more.

Smart Contracts 101 for the Non-Techie Lawyer

By Ricci Dipshan |

A look at what makes smart contracts tick, and what new roles and skills they will demand of attorneys.

Big Data Gets Bigger: 5 Ways to Employ Legal Analytics

By Ian Lopez |

Technology advances in both law and the wider world will mean greater reliance on analytics in legal technology.

Ashley Madison website.

Ashley Madison Data Breach Claims Should Be Arbitrated, Company Says

By Amanda Bronstad |

The plaintiffs counter Avid’s “shoddy record-keeping practices” made it difficult to know whether the plaintiffs signed arbitration agreements.

New FTC Contest Confronts 'Internet of Things' Security

By Marcia Coyle |

The agency has announced the latest in a series of cash-reward contests for solutions to protect personal data.

Inside the “Dynamic Contract”: Clause’s Step Toward Computable Contracts

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Machine language contracts are still a dream of the future, but they could be getting closer to a reality.

Pokemon Go.

Pokemon, Go? Augmented Reality Technology Faces Legal Reckonings in 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

Clarity on Pokémon Go’s pending legal and privacy challenges, as well as underlying intellectual property concerns, will define augmented reality’s trajectory in the near future.

In-House Counsel: It's Time to Connect With 3D Printing

By Andrew Tsai, Mars Inc. and Chinh H. Pham, Greenberg Traurig |

A look some of the notable opportunities and risks that in-house counsel need to be aware of.

Apple Gets Temporary Victory With Touchscreen Patent

By Scott Graham |

The court said the patent office failed to sufficiently explain why Apple’s method for reconfiguring touchscreen icons is unpatentable due to obviousness.

LegalBoard, Pro-Boards, LLC’s new keyboard for lawyers.

Lawyers Take Note: Don’t Sleep On Legal Tech Hardware

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

A keyboard for lawyers, by a Perkins Coie lawyer, signals a new push for hardware, not just software, in legal technology.

Electronic Discovery & Cybersecurity Careers: Top 10 Predictions for 2017

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners |

An examination of the effect of consolidation on jobs, cloud considerations and more.

Xerox Legal, Business Services Completes Break Off to Form Conduent

By Ian Lopez |

Conduent’s legal services arm will focus on compliance, legal support, e-discovery and nascent technologies like machine learning.

3 Cybersecurity Developments In-House Counsel Should Be Aware of in 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

From cyberespionage and the FTC’s expanded cybersecurity role to New York State’s new corporate cyber regulations, 2017 may be a busy year for in-house counsel.

Data Breaches, Augmented Reality Among Top California Cases to Watch in 2017

By Ben Hancock and Ross Todd |

The Yahoo and Pokemon Go cases could have far-reaching implications for tech companies.

Beyond the Hype of Virtual Reality for the Courtroom

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

2016 saw great advances made in VR tech, but attorneys still have a long way to go before VR courtrooms hit the mainstream.

Design patent blue prints

Ringing in the New Year: The Evolution of Design Patents in 2017

By Andrew Rapacke, The Rapacke Law Group |

A look at what the Trump administration, USPTO updates and more mean for the future of design patents.

data collection

5 Cases Where Data Analytics Reduce Costs and Risks for Regional and Boutique Firms

By Douglas E. Johnston Jr., Five Management LLC/The Claro Group |

Analytics can streamline forensic accounting and litigation support activities, reducing risks and costs.

4 Ways Technology Is Changing Contracts

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Automation and machine language are driving changes to traditional contract work.

Facebook Post Dashes Woman's Med Mal Suit

By Max Mitchell |

Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan cited two Facebook posts that undercut the plaintiff's statute of limitations argument.

Nissan autonomous car prototype (using a Nissan Leaf electric car) exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show 2014.

With Laws for Autonomous Cars, It's Pedal to the Metal

By Amanda Bronstad |

Next year could see a push for greater consistency in federal regulatory action.

Know-Now: The Next Era of E-Discovery is Already Here

By Bill Piwonka, CMO, Exterro |

A look at the evolution of abilities and expectations of e-discovery from the beginning of the century to the present.

cybersecurity, digital

New York Delays Implementation of Cybersecurity Mandate by Two Months

By Joel Stashenko |

Implementation of a new regulation requiring financial services companies to establish broad safeguards against cyberattack is being pushed back two months until March 1 after banks and insurers complained that it was impossible.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

LabMD Presses Challenge to Scope of FTC's Cyber Authority

By C. Ryan Barber, The National Law Journal |

3 Types of Legal Tech Startups Undercutting the Billable Hour

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

As strong as the billable hour seems to be in legal services, these startups may continue chipping away at the model's dominance in the legal world.

Working In-House? Guess What--You're an IT Person, Too, Now

By Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel |

New York Delays Implementation of Cybersecurity Mandate by Two Months

By Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal |

5 Cybersecurity Challenges for Enterprises in 2017

By Liisa Thomas, Winston and Strawn |

Winston and Strawn partner Liisa Thomas lays out a roadmap on challenges to face companies in the coming year.

Is E-Discovery Going Back to the Future in 2017?

By David Horrigan, kCura |

Five things we expect to see in e-discovery in 2017 and two things we won't.

Ask the Legal Tech Marketer: Preparing for a Successful New Year

By LTN Staff |

Three industry insiders provide tips for setting direction in the year ahead.

Preet Bharara

Chinese Nationals Charged With Hacking Firms to Steal M&A Info

By Mark Hamblett, The Am Law Daily |
cybersecurity, digital

Guidelines for Cybersecurity Will Impact Banks, Insurers

By David Katz and Bess Hinson, Daily Report |

No Time to Waste: U.S. Companies Will Face European, Homegrown Privacy and Security Challenges in 2017

By Donald G. Aplin, Bloomberg Law |

A look at the GDPR “tidal wave,” FTC authority clarification and more security and privacy challenges to watch for next year.

Dentons office in Washington, D.C.

9 Startups Backed By NextLaw Labs in 2016

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Global law firm Dentons’ innovation arm is helping to launch a variety of new tech solutions in an effort to help mitigate legal pain points.

Judge Richard Kramer's courtroom is one of the first to use a new high tech display device that combines many multi-media functions into one.

The Electronic Courtroom Developments of 2016

By Ricci Dipshan |

As courtroom technology finds a foothold in legal systems around the world, its prominence will likely increase in 2017.

Vector illustration of big idea business innovation rocket.

Legaltech Shifts to Watch for in 2017

By Larry W. Bridgesmith and Caitlin Moon, LegalAlignment |

A look at four technology forces set to change the dynamics and define the future of the legal market.

3 Ways Legal Tech Companies Have Leveraged Collaboration in 2016

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Interconnected networks, cloud capabilities and new data streams have all attracted partnership potential this year.

Enterprise GDPR Compliance to Take Center Stage in 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

As companies' huge tranches of unknown and redundant data face a GDPR reckoning, legal tech providers step up their compliance offerings.

Breach of Trust: Can a Harm Precede a Hack?

By Steve Kovalan |

More than 75% of law firms said they are comfortable with their firms’ ability to withstand a breach, but this confidence could be misplaced.

Computer Hacking

Is 2017 the Year a Leak Sinks Your Firm?

By Dan Bressler, Intapp |

A look into the future for the lessons learned from the “hack” of one major firm.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Last-Minute Shoppers: Top 10 Gadgets for Your Lawyer

By Alan Cohen |

The year's best devices and accessories for your loved ones—or you.

3 Musings in the Minds of Legal Tech Leaders: December 2016

By Zach Warren |

Legal technology leaders speak on the personnel links between e-discovery and cybersecurity and more in this month's Tech Digest.

2017: The Year of Proportionality

By Michele C.S. Lange, Kroll Ontrack |

In 2017, the expectation will be even higher for counsel to have adopted and be proficient with FRCP rules.

Mikhail Avady, left, and Yuri L. Eliezer, right.

Atlanta Techtrepreneurs: Clientside & SmartUp

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Atlanta's Tech Village "villagers" push automation to the Southeast legal community.

Frank Maas, JAMS mediator and arbitrator.

E-Discovery in Review 2016: US Magistrate Judge Maas Looks Back at FRCP Amendments

By By Ricci Dipshan |

As he joins commercial dispute resolution services provider JAMS, Judge Maas reflects on how the amendments have been used and misused by litigators and judgers alike.

The Math Behind AI, as Explained to Lawyers

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

The more you understand AI software, the better you can appraise its benefits.

GCs Are Questioning Their Outside Counsel About Cybersecurity

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The Johnson & Bell suit is a good reminder of the importance of questioning outside firms about their cybersecurity efforts.

Cloud computing.

6 Often-Overlooked Cloud Security Considerations

By William Kellermann, Hanson Bridgett |

A look at some less obvious but important considerations related to cloud security and why they are often overlooked.

Rockwell Automation Snags GC From Harley-Davidson

By Kristen Rasmussen, Corporate Counsel |

A top lawyer at Harley-Davidson Inc. is leaving the motorcycle manufacturer to lead the legal department of Rockwell Automation Inc.

5 Legal Tech Startup Areas to Watch in 2017

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

As 2016 closes out, here are some areas that seem ripe for growth in the coming year


The 7 Most Surprising Challenges of Multilingual Keyword Searches

By Ben Rusch, Consilio |

If you do not want to miss critical documents during internal investigations, it is important to get the multilingual keyword searches right.

Drone-Jacking and Other Threats: Cyber Veteran Alan Wernick on 2017's Security Landscape

By Ricci Dipshan |

While Wernick sees a more-complicated landscape for cybersecurity and drone issues, he also cites opportunities for developing technology and collaborating against cyberthreats.


Atlanta’s Emerging Legal Tech Scene: UnitedLex’s Down-South Data Center

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

In this series, reporter Gabrielle Hernandez catches us up on developments on the latest legal technology hub.

3 Technologies Set to Modernize Corporate Legal Departments in 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

Don't know exactly what artificial intelligence, blockchain and compliance technology are? That's OK, here's a quick explainer to show how they could help.

Google Settles Privacy Suit Over Gmail Scanning

By Ross Todd |

The company agreed to implement changes to its email processing practices to settle claims on behalf of non-Gmail subscribers.

Ashley Madison website.

In Ashley Madison Data-Breach Settlement, FTC Asserts Role as Cyber Cop

By C. Ryan Barber and Mark Hamblett |, a website built to help cheating lovers meet their match, has agreed to settle claims that lax cybersecurity was responsible for a data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of customers last year.

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TCCWNA Class Claims and the Continuing Question of Article III Standing

By By Deborah Renner, Baker & Hostetler, and Kimberly Kalmanson, Kalmanson Law Office |

Does the TCCWNA statute have teeth in a post-'Spokeo' world in which injury is required for Article III standing? A look at recent cases.

Snapchat Spectacles: The Eye-Popping E-Discovery Implications of Wearable Tech

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting |

As experts speculate how data or metadata associated with these devices will arise in litigation, it's worthwhile to start preparing now for their use.

William Butterfield, Hausfeld

William Butterfield, 63, Was Renowned E-Discovery Attorney and Educator

By Zach Warren |

Butterfield was a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery, contributing to the Sedona Conference and law school educational initiatives.

Blockchain 101 for the Non-Techie Lawyer

By Ricci Dipshan |

Pick apart the once obscure technology and you’ll find an innovation that stands to disrupt law as we know it.

The Human Factor in Information Security

By Michael Kemps, Innovative Computing Systems, and Kimberly Pease, Citadel Information Group |

In the world of cybercrime, everyone — from individuals to nation-states — is a target. However, some targets are more alluring than others.

Donald Trump.

Who Will Head the PTO Under Trump?

By Scott Graham |

Given Trump's chilly relationship with the tech world, the answer could come from outside the industry.

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Review: Processing Nuix's Data Processing Possibilities

By Brett Burney, Burney Consultants |

Nuix's forte is data processing, which can provide early insight into a variety of documents.

Facing a Data Breach Suit Without the Data Breach? ‘Scary.’

By Roy Strom |

It may be a long wait until a court answers the question of whether an easy target for a hacker is also a sitting duck for a plaintiffs firm.

Innovators to Empower Legal Tech Users in 2017

By Jeff Kerr, CaseFleet |

Next year’s legal tech innovations will focus largely on empowering firms and other users to more easily access technology.

Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis.

People in Motion: Jackson Lewis’ Ralph Losey on Bringing E-Discovery to Everyone

By Ian Lopez |

The author of a new how-to guide on e-discovery says to be effective, legal education needs to be “interesting” and “maybe even a little fun.”

Intelligent Contracts—Is This the Way Forward for Enterprises?

By Kevin Gidney, Seal Software |

Blockchains can be used for more than just bitcoin, but limitations on smart contracts mean they may not deliver all that is promised.

5 Ways E-Discovery Will Change in 2017

By Adi Elliott, Epiq |

These trends will reshape e-discovery conversations in the coming year, including mainstream e-discovery, cross-border compliance and more.

Are UK Counsel Ready to Make the Predictive Coding Leap?

By Tess Blair and Afzalah Sarwar, Morgan Lewis |

Lawyers should learn to move with the times, and that includes following the English High Court and looking into the technology.

FRCP Amendments Dominate 2016 Federal E-Discovery Cases, Report Finds

By Ricci Dipshan |

A Kroll Ontrack report highlights how many 2016 opinions sought to better educate attorneys on proportionality, and fine-tune ESI preservation processes.

Josh Becker of LexMachina.

LexisNexis Enters Startup Accelerator Scene

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The legal research giant is looking to support legal technology innovation with access to its data sets and mentors.

The Current State of Predictive Coding in the Courts

By Giyoung Song, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom |

Predictive coding decisions to date have focused on party disagreements and keywords.

Google UK and Ireland Legal Head Leaves for GC Role at Tech Startup

By Anna Ward |

Onfido, which provides digital identity verification services to clients including Uber, JustGiving and LendInvest, was founded in 2012.


Chicago's Johnson & Bell First US Firm Publicly Named in Data Security Class Action

By Roy Strom |

The Johnson & Bell suit, originally filed in April, is unlikely to be the last from class action lawyer Jay Edelson.

The Practical Global Corporate Data Approaches to the EU-US Privacy Shield

By Dan Panitz, DTI and H. Bruce Gordon, Teva Pharmaceuticals |

Corporate business processes that satisfy regulators and complainants under Privacy Shield can be delivered by corporations in a cost and process effective way.

iStockphoto/Federico Caputo

Is AI Placing Legal at the Forefront of Industries?

By Ian Lopez |

From e-discovery to compliance, nascent machine learning technology may be restructuring the expectations of the modern lawyer.

Legal Tech Eyes Automation to Ease EU Data Compliance Challenges

By Ricci Dipshan |

Legal technology providers are leveraging automation to help global organizations bring their data storage and organization processes in line with Privacy Shield and GDPR regulations.

Barclays Puts Emphasis on Legal Innovation with New Six Firm Panel

By Anna Ward |

Barclays is already working on various projects tied to the pilot, including several apps, and would encourage the hiring of project managers.

Cybersecurity - Melodia

10 Tips for Planning, Leading and Learning From a Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise

By Marcus Christian, Jeffrey Taft and Joshua Silverstein, Mayer Brown |

Tabletops take the team members, put them in a room and ask them to work through the implementation of their response plan.

Smarsh’s MobileGuard Acquisition Underscores Importance of Mobile Discovery

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Multiple technologies have become part of our daily communications. E-discovery vendors are tapping more data streams to keep up.

Corporate Lawyers at Risk as Cyberattacks Target IP, 'Legal Data'

By Ricci Dipshan |

A SANS Institute Survey found cybercriminals are increasingly shifting their focus toward attorney-managed enterprise data.

McAfee and Hostin Announced as Keynote Speakers at ‘Legalweek, The Experience’

By Zach Warren |

Futurist Andrew McAfee and ABC journalist Sunny Hostin will help kick off the expanded event that includes Legaltech New York 2017.

Not Just Pricing: The Power of Monitoring for Recovering Lost Revenue

By Tom Baldwin, Fireman & Co. |

Pricing groups can be a good starting point for law firms to recover lost revenue, but project monitoring with technology is the necessary next step.

Annika K. Martin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein partner

Women of Legal Tech: Annika K. Martin, From Journalism to Law

By Monica Bay |

Curiosity helps her determine how and why an incident happens and how to resolve it.


Attorneys Grapple With Future of 'Spymail' Use Following Alaska Opinion

By Ricci Dipshan |

The Alaska Bar Association's opinion on attorney email-tracking has spurred a conversation on what role such technology should play in legal.

Diversity in the workplace illustation.

What Will Fix Legal's Diversity Problem? Analytics May Be the Start

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Wal-Mart and Goodwin Procter leaders are using diversity metrics to force legal organizations to push for more diverse workplaces.

concept of leaky software, data with a tap sticking out.

3 Key Cybersecurity Concerns for Department Operations Staff

By Brad Blickstein |

More than three-quarters of law departments are responsible for or meaningfully influence their companies' cybersecurity. Here's what to watch for.

Is Analytics 'The Future of E-Discovery?' A Look at the BDO/Brainspace Partnership

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

For e-discovery project managers, the key to leveraging analytics is actually understanding the data.

Artificial Intelligence: Helping Lawyers More Than You Know

By Benjamin Whetsell, Paper Software |

Here are four ways AI is already helping you be efficient in your everyday activities.

Financial Counsel Prepare for Blockchain Heading Into 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

As the financial industry speeds toward a blockchain future, industry attorneys are positioning themselves to handle new legal and operational challenges.

Neota v. Seal v. ROSS: Cases From an Artificial Intelligence 'Shark Tank' Session

By Ian Lopez |

A recent Cowen Group session gave the floor for legal technology companies to reach out to law firm, in-house and service provider leaders.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Apple Loses to Samsung in Supreme Court Design Patent Case

By Tony Mauro |

The nine-page decision puts to an end for now the $399 million awarded to Apple for Samsung’s design infringement.

Data Privacy Laws and Blocking Statutes: Practical Strategies for Counsel

By Ashish Prasad and Patrick Oot |

Data privacy laws and blocking statutes can seriously impact investigations and litigation that reach outside of U.S. borders.

The Social Media Authentication Battle Rages in Third Circuit and Elsewhere

By Douglas Leney and Daniel Farino |

The Third Circuit recently breathed new life into the social media debate between the Maryland and Texas approaches.

Counterpoint: Why Law Firms Are Not the Preferred One-Stop E-Discovery Shop for Clients

By Dan Meyers, TransPerfect Legal Solutions |

Centralization of e-discovery? Sounds good. But external vendors are actually the preferred option for centralization, one expert argues.

Privacy and Data Security Top List of Questions for Legal Experts About Drones

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Uncertainty continues for legal experts and policymakers around issues of privacy and data security raised by the influx of drones circling the skies.

3 Paths to Tackling the User Interface Evolution

By Ricci Dipshan |

From profiles to data visualization, legal tech user interfaces are catching up to modern expectations.

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The Argument for Metadata as a Matter of Procedural Due Process

By Matthew S. Adams, Fox Rothschild |

A provision for metadata in discovery provides fundamental fairness in modern criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings, Fox Rothschild's Matthew Adams argues.

4 Things You Need to Know about Federal Anti-Hacking Statutes in Employment Disputes

By Mark Moore, Reavis Parent Lehrer |

As several recent cases demonstrate, companies and employers both need to weigh their decisions about their electronic communications.

Unexpectedly Arrested in NYC? Local Startup May Have the Number to Call

By Ricci Dipshan |

Launched in the Bronx, startup Good Call aims to be an emergency contact and attorney-access resource for arrested New Yorkers.

The 11 Legal Tech Startups Currently Backed by Y Combinator

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The Silicon Valley startup giant has focused most of its investments in legal technology in alternatives to traditional legal services.

Feds Announce Effort to Target 'Avalanche' Global Cybercrime Ring

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Avalanche's server hosts "more than two dozen of the world's most pernicious types of malware and several money laundering campaigns."

When Should You Pull the Trigger on Hiring E-Discovery Contractors?

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners |

The final part of this "Contract Staffing Revolution" series examines how the adoption of the cloud will affect contract talent.

Most Firms Feel Assured in Cybersecurity Abilities, but is That False Confidence?

By Ricci Dipshan |

An ALM Intelligence survey finds law firms are coming up short in implementing and testing incident response plans and vendor security protections.

Business Demands Overshadow Cybersecurity Needs at Law Firms, Survey Finds

By Ricci Dipshan |

As firms focus on meeting efficiency demands, experts advise looking at cybersecurity as a business risk.

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Standing on the Intersection of Advertising and Data Privacy

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

New K&L Gates partner Julia Jacobson explores how businesses can best ensure that consumers are aware of their data privacy policies.

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Financial Industry Groups Slam NY's Proposed Cybersecurity Rules

By Joel Stashenko |

National groups say the plan “appears to impose inflexible, one-size fits all requirements.”


Intent to Deprive and Inherent Authority: The Revised Rule 37(e) One Year Later

By Bob Rohlf, Exterro |

Do the most recent decisions demonstrate that the Rules Committee achieved its goals? The results are mixed.

Dan Nottke, CIO, Kirkland & Ellis

Lining Up the (Not So) Free Kick: How Do Law Firms Determine Tech Budgets?

By Zach Warren |

Although technology budgets may be fluctuating, law firm CIOs agree that purchasing strategy needs to be linked to the firm's overall game plan.

Eric Felsberg.

Analytics in the Workplace: A Q&A with Jackson Lewis on Employment Law Data Science

By Ian Lopez |

Eric Felsberg, leader of the firm’s recently established analytics group, chats about how analytics can work for employers.

Dentons Washington, D.C. offices.  November 12, 2014.  Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Dentons to Launch Free Web-based Public Affairs Network in 2017

By Ricci Dipshan |

Though not created with the 2016 election in mind, the network will aid clients in influencing the new administration’s technology and policy initiatives.

Interoperability: Like in Medicine, It's Jet Fuel for Legal Tech

By Larry Bridgesmith, LegalAlignment |

While legal professionals can economically benefit from technology that doesn't connect, clients suffer.

Will the Future of Real Estate Include eClosings?

By Rachel D. Jaffe, OneTitle National Guaranty Company |

For now, creating an electronic mortgage loan is typically a hybrid process, but what are the barriers to making the process entirely paperless?

Tablet Talk: A Touch of Change in How Law Firms Approach Tablets

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

While attorneys are losing interest in the iPad and other tablets, Microsoft's Surface Pro devices are starting to pick up steam.

Until Tech Do Us Part: Legal Tech Startups Tackle Divorces

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

These startups may help couples divorce from their attorneys along with their spouse.

Despite Benefits of Automation, Budget and Time Constraints Still Hinder In-house Tech Adoption

By Ricci Dipshan |

Slow budget growth and lack of time mean many legal technologies are out of reach for a significant amount of in-house counsel.

How Analytics in Trial Prep Can Give Lawyers the Upper Hand

By Dean Gaida, FTI Consulting |

A few key techniques can make a world of difference in the cost and outcome of a matter.

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Exclusive: Third Parties Leaking Email Addresses, Passwords From Leading Firms on Dark Web

By Zach Warren |

Security experts provide Legaltech News with the most email addresses by law firm domain name compromised in third-party hacks. Do your firm's policies cover this threat?

Andrew Sieja, CEO of kCura

E-Discovery Evolved: The Future of kCura's Relativity and E-Discovery Product Integrations

By Ian Lopez |

kCura's Relativity has grown into the main platform for e-discovery. Where has its evolution placed it amid the marketplace?

E-Discovery's Own Cyber Monday: A Look at E-Discovery Companies' Shopping List

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Holiday shoppers aren't the only ones searching for the hot new toy. LTN examines what e-discovery companies are asking for in M&A this year.

NHTSA Tries to Put the Brakes on Car Hackers

By Todd Benoff, Alston & Bird |

Could the NHTSA's proposed rules actually create more risk for auto manufacturers working on autonomous vehicles?

The Future of IP: Three Legal Dilemmas Facing Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms

By Ricci Dipshan |

From copyright licensing to fair use considerations and patent trolls, intellectual property technology may run into future legal challenges.

Photo Illustration by Joe Schlue

Does Your Firm's Website Repel Women?

Five easy fixes to make your website, and thus your firm, more appealing to top female talent.

Mary Jo White.

Big Data and Analytics Use 'Transformative' for SEC, White Says

By Rebekah Mintzer |

Outgoing SEC chairwoman says analytics helped build record number of enforcement actions.

Brandon Daniels, president of Clutch Group, in Washington, D.C. November 7, 2016.

Hired Risk: Securing the Law Firm from Betrayed Employee Trust

By Ricci Dipshan |

Inside legal's employee monitoring failsafe and a look at how legal woke up to the prospect of insider threats.

As AI Portends the Death of the Billable Hour, Law Firms Face New Reality

By Ricci Dipshan |

In this week’s AI Round up, LTN explores how AI-empowered in-house counsel are changing firms’ business dynamics, and how firms can adapt to a new market.

Georgetown University Law Center.

Georgetown Law to Launch Institute for Technology Law and Policy

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Law schools are pushing to meet newer legal industry needs, and Georgetown Law is looking to help students shape the conversation.

E-Discovery Takes the Chaos Out of Your Bankruptcy Case

By Vincenzo Toppi, CohnReznick and Yann Geron, Fox Rothschild |

A comprehensive e-discovery program utilizes technology and data management tools to quickly access and review large volumes of financial and business data.

Two Simple Compliance Tips to Get Employees On Board

By Dan Adamson, OutsideIQ |

If compliance officers can get their organization’s employees and third parties to buy in, people work in a compliant way even when nobody is watching.

Now’s the Time for Courts to Accept Digital Signatures

By Pem Guerry, SIGNiX |

After one California lawyer was sanctioned for using electronic signatures, the need for more efficient technology use is here.

Small Device, Big Problems: Three Key Challenges With Mobile E-Discovery

By Ricci Dipshan |

From ever-changing technical demands to security and access considerations, mobile discovery can be an intricate and arduous task.


Online Legal Resources Straddle the Line Between Public Good and Client Generation

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

What do for-profit and nonprofit legal organizations stand to gain from publishing free or low-cost educational resources? Investment in a public good and expertise, to start.

Twitter headquarters

Twitter Beats Back Lawsuit Over Killing of U.S. Contractors by ISIS

By Ross Todd |

Judge Orrick wrote that when it comes to holding Twitter liable as a publisher of ISIS speech, "such liability is barred by the CDA."

Five Reasons a One-Stop E-Discovery Shop is a Win for Clients

By Geoffrey Vance, Perkins Coie |

Perkins Coie’s Geof Vance argues that a one-stop shop can provide cost savings, better work product and more.

When Worlds Collide: Can Cybersecurity and Cyberprivacy Peacefully Coexist?

By Alan Brill, Kroll |

Every organization is going to have to figure out how to balance its cybersecurity program with an effective privacy program.


Looking for an E-Discovery Job? Here's Where 2017 Demand Could Be

By Ricci Dipshan |

The Cowen Group estimates high demand for e-discovery project managers and specialists next year, with service providers driving most of the hiring.

The General Data Protection Regulation’s Key Implications for E-Discovery

By David Moncure, Shell Oil Company; John Del Piero, Discovia; and Jeffrey McKenna, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe |

These new rules are comprehensive and are enforced by serious compliance requirements that contain potentially jaw-dropping financial penalties.

In-House Lawyers Want New Tech but Can't Get the Funding

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

A report from law firm Eversheds and market researcher Winmark Ltd found 64 percent of in-house counsel cite budget as a barrier to technology.

6 Steps for Law Firms to Minimize Damage in a Data Breach Up-Front

By Ian Raine, iManage |

From governing data storage to educating employees, getting prepared doesn’t need to be reactionary.

From Bar Codes to Business Intake: Elegrity’s Kandace Donovan on Legal Tech’s Evolution

By Ricci Dipshan |

Elegrity’s new vice president of sales and marketing discusses the early days of legal technology and the future of matter and business management technologies.

Lawyers and Robots Working in Tandem: The Lawyers Applying AI Today

By Ian Lopez |

As the information age unfolds, lawyers are turning to the technology they once strongly turned against. LTN explores in this week's AI roundup.


London's Simmons & Simmons Offers Time Off Pitches for Innovative Ideas

By Anna Ward |

Innovation proposals will be assessed by an ‘innovation group’ of partners and directors at the firm.

Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid cars.

Regulators Should Take the Driver's Seat of Autonomous Vehicles

By By Roy Keidar and Tal-Or Cohen, Yigal Arnon and Co. |

As autonomous vehicles begin to see acceptance, regulators face questions of cybersecurity, ownership and infrastructure.

What's the Difference With E-Discovery in Canada? A Heavy ECA Focus, to Start

By Zach Warren |

Canadian e-discovery giant Commonwealth Legal discusses the differences it expects to see in the upcoming ComplexDiscovery e-discovery business survey.


What’s Driving Legal Tech Outsourcing?

By Ricci Dipshan |

In addition to seeking competitive edge, many firms outsource to heed security concerns, efficiency demands, and a younger employee base.

Regulation Snapshot: US, UK and Russian Approaches to Blockchain

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Though leadership shake ups in the U.K. and U.S. have generated uncertainty about blockchain regulation, many global powers are still showing interest in the technology.

Alice Ruling Threw a Wrench in Tech Innovation, but Newly Issued Patent Offers Hope

By Kent Richardson, Richardson Oliver Law Group |

The new CardinalCommerce patent could show the way forward for innovators to gain USPTO approval.

GCs Play Big Role in Handling Data Breach Compliance, Survey Finds

By Jan Wolfe, Corporate Counsel |

An increasing number of companies view the general counsel as the go-to person for handling compliance issues arising from a data breach, according to a recently released survey.

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Report from Russia: Rising Interest in Blockchain Technologies, Amid Legal Issues

By Brian Zimbler, Dmitry Dmitriev and Andrey Ignatenko, Morgan Lewis |

Current regulations and legal obstacles may pose challenges for Russian promoters and developers of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.

Lex Machina’s Chief Data Scientist Talks Leveraging Analytics for the Modern Litigator

By Ian Lopez |

Proponents insist that analytics brings acute business knowledge to the legal department. Brian Howard breaks it down.

Attorneys On The Move: Trending Toward the Mobile Office

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

With added pressures on attorneys to stay connected and mobile, lawyers look increasingly to technology to keep data accessible (but secure) across their mobile devices.

Littler Mandelson.

RoboLaw: A Q&A With Littler’s AI Practice Leader Garry Mathiason

By Dirk Olin, ALM Director of Intelligence |

Mathiason recently sat down in his San Francisco office with ALM Director of Intelligence Dirk Olin to discuss the new group as well as the brave new world of the law machine.

Donald Trump.

Privacy, Cybersecurity Steady Spots in Trump Policy Uncertainty

By Ricci Dipshan |

A look at what the Trump administration's pro-security leanings mean for the future of privacy and cyberwarfare, and government surveillance.

Self Driving Car

NHTSA Official Urges House Committee to Stay the Course in Driverless Rulemaking

By Cheryl Miller, The Recorder |

The nation's top highway safety official on Tuesday continued to tout proposed autonomous-vehicle rules even as the Obama administration prepares to hand power to a new president.

Skip the Lip Services: Tips for Solid Rules-Based Advocacy

By Patrick Oot, Shook Hardy & Bacon |

These tips can guide those advocating for broader adoption of proportional standards in litigation.