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.
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 regulation requires any company doing business with a "covered entity" to have robust information security processes and procedures.
Social media data is increasingly useful for litigation, but extracting such data for e-discovery isn't always an easy process.
Social media is the greatest mechanism ever invented for those responsible for business development at your firm to become known to their target market.
Companies should implement a privacy compliance program (or add California privacy law considerations to an existing program). Here's what they should entail.
As the market continues to consolidate, law firms can expect that a crucial piece of software may no longer be supported.
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.
The new tool is intended as a complementary importing mechanism with Apttus's pre-existing contract management.
Araneo discusses his path to becoming cybersecurity counsel at Align, and what general counsel across the corporate world are underestimating about modern-day threats.
More cybersecurity attorneys are exploring civil litigation under the federal anti-hacking statute to haul states themselves into court.
Following two Australian court cases, the Supreme Court of Victoria has issued a formal Practice Note to promote effective use of technology.
Big firms increasingly face questions from corporate clients about preparing for Trump's tweets.
Clete Johnson highlights the challenges government and private sector cybersecurity partnerships still face and discusses what counsel should know about modern cybersecurity risks.
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.
Travis LeBlanc, recently resigned chief of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, on the dangers of the Internet of Things.
Winston & Strawn CIO David Cunningham discusses his firm’s experience with practice management tools.
The time, capital and personnel required to get basic AI technologies running in-house underscores why such implementation is limited to legal teams.
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.
Finding the best hand to bet high on machine learning software for legal.
TCL is asking Judge James Selna to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments.
Now H5’s associate director of e-discovery, technical services, Erika Namnath discusses ‘managing up,’ finding a work-life balance and more.
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.
The Silicon Valley-based partner talks technology trends impacting lawyers and how tech knowledge is integral to firms “interested in staying relevant.”
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 breaches seem to have become a routine risk for most companies, but finding the correct insurance coverage is anything but routine.
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.
Nicole Jones said Google wants governments to set the rules for how to handle law enforcement requests for data stored in the cloud.
Consilio's Michael Becker chats e-discovery's German growth, key differences in European discovery and more.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard’s dog, Irish, may not hunt. But she sure can tweet.
The new platform smoothed out its user experience practices in an overhaul 'designed around roles.'
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.
The Commercial Drone Alliance expressed concern that Trump’s directive could have “unintended negative consequences on the growth of our industry.”
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.
Understanding enterprise systems in a manner sufficient for timely, cost effective discovery efforts is a new challenge.
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.
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.
The NYSBA's new online platform uses machine learning technology to better understand and direct local New Yorker's legal requests.
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.
More than 137,000 people listened to the Ninth Circuit's online stream of a telephonic hearing over President Donald Trump's travel ban.
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.
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?
This year's survey sees shifts in e-discovery handling, metrics use and more.
Apttus’ new chief people officer Don Robertson encourages attorneys to stay flexible and collaborative with business partners.
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.
The inquiries, say one attorney, reflect the anxiety over not just a public relations hit but, possibly, harsher regulatory treatment.
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.
The FTC and Big Law weighed in on the ups and downs of IoT for security, privacy and consumers at New York Law School.
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.
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.
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 will make 10,000 patents available to customers who face lawsuits over innovations that run on Azure.
Court rules about the permissibility of Tweeting in court differ greatly, even within the same state or county.
An exploration of the modern cyberespionage threat and how in-house legal departments are fighting back.
The annual Advanced Analytics Research survey found legal departments turning to analytics to better understand their data to meet business and security demands.
The civil liberties group will collaborate with the Silicon Valley tech incubator on updates to its constituent management, fundraising, and education technology.
Taking time on the front end to organize and strategically code document reviews will decrease discovery costs.
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.
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.
A lawyer’s duties are well-defined by existing rules of professional responsibility, but where does AI fit into the picture?
Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.
In-house and outside counsel discuss obligations and pitfalls attorneys face when creating and considering social media content.
The action against the smart TV manufacturer's surreptitious data collection demonstrates legal challenges posed by internet of things devices.
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 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.
In e-discovery, machine learning mainly addresses review. What are the possibilities with preservation and collection?
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 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.
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.
By following certain best practices and structures, lawyers and law firms can meet ethical standards for protecting client data.
Legalweek panelists debated and agreed on a few trends that are likely to take hold in legal technology in coming years.
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.
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.
Leaders from Littler Mendelson, IBM and ROSS Intelligence break down the “how” and “why” behind AI.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A quantitative study of how courts are considering parties' failures to cooperate.
How is the Supreme Court adapting to this new era of political skirmishes, far-reaching technology and social media issues?
Attorneys used the #helpthelawyers hashtag to ask for spare laptops, to offer translation services, or to request relief lawyers to tap-in.
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.
A recent decision in a lawsuit against Snapchat has Pokémon GO players buzzing.
A look at how a recent wave of acquisitions may spell disaster for smaller e-discovery services providers.
Law firm Paul Hastings recently partnered with Wizdocs to use DealManager in its due diligence review center based in Atlanta.
Here’s a first look at some of the products, offerings and more that will be featured at LegalWeek, the Experience.
An Exterro survey found federal judges consider attorneys' e-discovery knowledge inadequate to counsel clients, despite some improvements in e-discovery competency.
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.
Many entrepreneurs are seeking counsel from lawyers. Here’s what law firms need to know to protect their small business clients.
For companies looking to leverage blockchain technology, compliance can be both cumbersome and confusing. Steptoe & Johnson is attempting to fight these notions.
Two e-discovery companies later, Au Yeung prioritizes corporate legal department efficiency and straight talk in his work with Catalyst.
Legaltech News asked corporate attorneys and e-discovery professionals about e-discovery’s evolution, memorable e-discovery events and more.
With suitable care and the proper questions, you should be able to keep your law firm out of the data breach headlines.
Four legal technologists at an Atlanta Tech Village event encouraged the city’s legal tech enthusiasts to identify potential improvements and keep pushing forward.
Preparing for the rush of Legaltech and Legal Week? Five legal tech marketing professionals give their tips.
A Legalweek panel explores practical approaches to security incident planning, and legal's pivotal role.
The case alleges that the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system overcharges for online access to court dockets and documents.
Meaningful technological innovation in legal proceedings is finally beginning to emerge and could make a big impact as early as this year.
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.
In-house professionals and e-discovery experts weigh in on what they want from the next generation of e-discovery technologies and vendors.
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.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts 'prescriptive cybersecurity standards' for financial entities.
While many employees use personal cloud applications like Dropbox and Google Drive, Free Country v. Drennen shows the risks these applications can have.
Beyond automating contract review, artificial intelligence technology may empower corporate counsel to automate their law firms' contract expertise.
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.
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.
Evolutions in cloud computing could open up possibilities for machine learning and computational power in the cloud.
The industry veteran discusses a journey that took her from ice cream scooper to in-house at Merrill Lynch, and now e-discovery expert.
As the economic marketplace shifts, proactive law firms can surpass the competition by keeping up with e-discovery changes.
Attorneys say Yahoo’s situation underscores challenges public companies face knowing what to say in their disclosures and when to say it.
These 10 foundational business and technical requirements can help attorneys and legal professionals with operationalizing a data privacy program.
While some changes are fleeting, others could dramatically alter the e-discovery landscape moving forward.
Though “virtual firms” are on the decline, cloud technology may be shifting the model to refocus on lawyer mobility.
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.
A BDO Consulting survey highlights how in-house counsel are becoming more cautious with data preservation and more efficient with document review.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The team behind IBM’s Watson is betting its technology can cover an array of tasks in the lawyer’s workflow and daily life.
Organizations have focused on securing the storage of documents, but little attention is paid to access and distribution of documents.
Legal technology expert Ari Kaplan explains corporate attorneys' expanding responsibilities as corporate cybersecurity priorities shift.
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's 2016 Year-End E-Discovery Update suggests a stable e-discovery climate, defined by uniformity in preservation and proportionality and increased vendor consolidation.
The USPTO has not confirmed The Hill's report, but Lee said last month that she was open to staying on.
Understanding these ins and outs of hybrid storage could help your law firm or legal department with its storage decisions.
What the trend towards using unauthorized accounts on secure and enterprise-approved cloud services means for legal's cybersecurity blind spot.
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.
An analysis of the current federal cyber landscape may yield insights into how the next administration might prioritize their approach on this important front.
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.
Companies need to be mindful of November guidance from DHS and NIST.
Using machine learning, the online platform connects global corporate matters to boutique law firms.
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.
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.
The Coinbase case could be "the first major tax case for the industry."
The EU's additional guidance around the data protection officer has generated significant buzz.
At Legalweek, Shook Hardy & Bacon’s Patrick Oot will moderate a session on the impact of the 2015 FRCP amendments from three perspectives.
As 3-D printing becomes more widespread, in-house counsel will be tasked with complex IP and liability challenges.
The firm says global clients are "increasingly turning to us for advice on data privacy, cybersecurity, digital transformation and outsourcing matters."
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.
A look at how a Republican majority may impact the focus of the FTC.
The four-month Evolve Law Tech Fellowship program will focus on educating in-house counsel around implementing document automation in their legal workflows.
The report suggests that artificial intelligence should be broadly designed in accordance with The Three Laws of Robotics.
Morrison & Foerster’s John Carlin chats with the U.S. Homeland Security Advisor about cybersecurity’s importance in the national dialogue.
Statements say VW in-house attorneys tipped off employees about an oncoming litigation hold related to the company's emissions scandal.
As we enter 2017, here's how changes in cybersecurity may affect your e-discovery plans moving forward.
Catalyst’s Insight Enterprise joins the movement to streamline e-discovery processes for corporate counsel.
The Massachusetts decision spells out new challenges for lawyers working with breached companies.
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.
The Consumer Review Fairness Act voids provisions in form contracts that prohibit or restrict a consumer's ability to leave a negative review.
Black is among the leaders in educating lawyers about technology’s role in modern law.
Law enforcement attempts to access Amazon Echo raise questions over the viability of IoT data in investigations and the vulnerability of private information.
The attorneys behind LISA hope to bring the “Legal Intelligence Support Assistant” to consumers directly.
Longtime federal government lawyer John Carlin will chair the firm’s new global risk and crisis management practice.
Management strategies implemented before, during and after implementation can maximize user adoption and ROI.
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.
The Discovery Data Governance Model and meet-and-confer checklist aim to “level the playing field” between technology-proficient lawyers and others.
Flytenow argued that pilots using Flytenow’s online platform are not “common carriers” who must satisfy more stringent aviation rules.
A South Carolina startup, Dispute Resolution Data, has signed agreements to collect information from some 20 arbitration institutions.
Law firms and e-discovery vendors provide different options, but clients are best served when they work together.
Doxbi, ModernLaw and CaseFleet all aim to simplify scheduling for law firm attorneys.
From law schools to nonprofits and legal communities, those looking to establish or grow e-discovery skills have a variety of resources.
Dewey's application creates a checklist of all the post-closing items pending for a particular deal.
Among the measures is forming a "response team" when confidential information from state and local governments is breached.
Attorneys in several U.S. states received ransomware-carrying emails alleging legal action from “The Office of the State Attorney.”
These three lessons impact our daily lives as professionals, as well as citizens.
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.
E-billing can be troublesome, but this startup aims to strip down the e-billing process to its core functions.
Garnering the data to compare a legal department's efforts with others isn't easy, but it's becoming necessary.
International usage can lead to problems through data collection, disclosure and more.
A look at what makes smart contracts tick, and what new roles and skills they will demand of attorneys.
Technology advances in both law and the wider world will mean greater reliance on analytics in legal technology.
The plaintiffs counter Avid’s “shoddy record-keeping practices” made it difficult to know whether the plaintiffs signed arbitration agreements.
The agency has announced the latest in a series of cash-reward contests for solutions to protect personal data.
Machine language contracts are still a dream of the future, but they could be getting closer to a reality.
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.
A look some of the notable opportunities and risks that in-house counsel need to be aware of.
The court said the patent office failed to sufficiently explain why Apple’s method for reconfiguring touchscreen icons is unpatentable due to obviousness.
A keyboard for lawyers, by a Perkins Coie lawyer, signals a new push for hardware, not just software, in legal technology.
An examination of the effect of consolidation on jobs, cloud considerations and more.
Conduent’s legal services arm will focus on compliance, legal support, e-discovery and nascent technologies like machine learning.
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.
The Yahoo and Pokemon Go cases could have far-reaching implications for tech companies.
2016 saw great advances made in VR tech, but attorneys still have a long way to go before VR courtrooms hit the mainstream.
A look at what the Trump administration, USPTO updates and more mean for the future of design patents.
Analytics can streamline forensic accounting and litigation support activities, reducing risks and costs.
Automation and machine language are driving changes to traditional contract work.
Judge Jacqueline O. Shogan cited two Facebook posts that undercut the plaintiff's statute of limitations argument.
Next year could see a push for greater consistency in federal regulatory action.
A look at the evolution of abilities and expectations of e-discovery from the beginning of the century to the present.
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.
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.
Winston and Strawn partner Liisa Thomas lays out a roadmap on challenges to face companies in the coming year.
Five things we expect to see in e-discovery in 2017 and two things we won't.
Three industry insiders provide tips for setting direction in the year ahead.
A look at the GDPR “tidal wave,” FTC authority clarification and more security and privacy challenges to watch for next year.
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.
As courtroom technology finds a foothold in legal systems around the world, its prominence will likely increase in 2017.
A look at four technology forces set to change the dynamics and define the future of the legal market.
Interconnected networks, cloud capabilities and new data streams have all attracted partnership potential this year.
As companies' huge tranches of unknown and redundant data face a GDPR reckoning, legal tech providers step up their compliance offerings.
More than 75% of law firms said they are comfortable with their firms’ ability to withstand a breach, but this confidence could be misplaced.
A look into the future for the lessons learned from the “hack” of one major firm.
The year's best devices and accessories for your loved ones—or you.
Legal technology leaders speak on the personnel links between e-discovery and cybersecurity and more in this month's Tech Digest.
In 2017, the expectation will be even higher for counsel to have adopted and be proficient with FRCP rules.
Atlanta's Tech Village "villagers" push automation to the Southeast legal community.
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 more you understand AI software, the better you can appraise its benefits.
The Johnson & Bell suit is a good reminder of the importance of questioning outside firms about their cybersecurity efforts.
A look at some less obvious but important considerations related to cloud security and why they are often overlooked.
A top lawyer at Harley-Davidson Inc. is leaving the motorcycle manufacturer to lead the legal department of Rockwell Automation Inc.
As 2016 closes out, here are some areas that seem ripe for growth in the coming year
If you do not want to miss critical documents during internal investigations, it is important to get the multilingual keyword searches right.
While Wernick sees a more-complicated landscape for cybersecurity and drone issues, he also cites opportunities for developing technology and collaborating against cyberthreats.
In this series, reporter Gabrielle Hernandez catches us up on developments on the latest legal technology hub.
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.
The company agreed to implement changes to its email processing practices to settle claims on behalf of non-Gmail subscribers.
AshleyMadison.com, 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.
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.
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.
Butterfield was a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery, contributing to the Sedona Conference and law school educational initiatives.
Pick apart the once obscure technology and you’ll find an innovation that stands to disrupt law as we know it.
In the world of cybercrime, everyone — from individuals to nation-states — is a target. However, some targets are more alluring than others.
Given Trump's chilly relationship with the tech world, the answer could come from outside the industry.
Nuix's forte is data processing, which can provide early insight into a variety of documents.
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.
Next year’s legal tech innovations will focus largely on empowering firms and other users to more easily access technology.
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.”
Blockchains can be used for more than just bitcoin, but limitations on smart contracts mean they may not deliver all that is promised.
These trends will reshape e-discovery conversations in the coming year, including mainstream e-discovery, cross-border compliance and more.
Lawyers should learn to move with the times, and that includes following the English High Court and looking into the technology.
A Kroll Ontrack report highlights how many 2016 opinions sought to better educate attorneys on proportionality, and fine-tune ESI preservation processes.
The legal research giant is looking to support legal technology innovation with access to its data sets and mentors.
Predictive coding decisions to date have focused on party disagreements and keywords.
Onfido, which provides digital identity verification services to clients including Uber, JustGiving and LendInvest, was founded in 2012.
The Johnson & Bell suit, originally filed in April, is unlikely to be the last from class action lawyer Jay Edelson.
Corporate business processes that satisfy regulators and complainants under Privacy Shield can be delivered by corporations in a cost and process effective way.
From e-discovery to compliance, nascent machine learning technology may be restructuring the expectations of the modern lawyer.
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 is already working on various projects tied to the pilot, including several apps, and would encourage the hiring of project managers.
Tabletops take the team members, put them in a room and ask them to work through the implementation of their response plan.
Multiple technologies have become part of our daily communications. E-discovery vendors are tapping more data streams to keep up.
A SANS Institute Survey found cybercriminals are increasingly shifting their focus toward attorney-managed enterprise data.
Futurist Andrew McAfee and ABC journalist Sunny Hostin will help kick off the expanded event that includes Legaltech New York 2017.
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.
Curiosity helps her determine how and why an incident happens and how to resolve it.
The Alaska Bar Association's opinion on attorney email-tracking has spurred a conversation on what role such technology should play in legal.
Wal-Mart and Goodwin Procter leaders are using diversity metrics to force legal organizations to push for more diverse workplaces.
More than three-quarters of law departments are responsible for or meaningfully influence their companies' cybersecurity. Here's what to watch for.
For e-discovery project managers, the key to leveraging analytics is actually understanding the data.
Here are four ways AI is already helping you be efficient in your everyday activities.
As the financial industry speeds toward a blockchain future, industry attorneys are positioning themselves to handle new legal and operational challenges.
A recent Cowen Group session gave the floor for legal technology companies to reach out to law firm, in-house and service provider leaders.
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 can seriously impact investigations and litigation that reach outside of U.S. borders.
The Third Circuit recently breathed new life into the social media debate between the Maryland and Texas approaches.
Centralization of e-discovery? Sounds good. But external vendors are actually the preferred option for centralization, one expert argues.
Uncertainty continues for legal experts and policymakers around issues of privacy and data security raised by the influx of drones circling the skies.
From profiles to data visualization, legal tech user interfaces are catching up to modern expectations.
A provision for metadata in discovery provides fundamental fairness in modern criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings, Fox Rothschild's Matthew Adams argues.
As several recent cases demonstrate, companies and employers both need to weigh their decisions about their electronic communications.
Launched in the Bronx, startup Good Call aims to be an emergency contact and attorney-access resource for arrested New Yorkers.
The Silicon Valley startup giant has focused most of its investments in legal technology in alternatives to traditional legal services.
Avalanche's server hosts "more than two dozen of the world's most pernicious types of malware and several money laundering campaigns."
The final part of this "Contract Staffing Revolution" series examines how the adoption of the cloud will affect contract talent.
An ALM Intelligence survey finds law firms are coming up short in implementing and testing incident response plans and vendor security protections.
As firms focus on meeting efficiency demands, experts advise looking at cybersecurity as a business risk.
New K&L Gates partner Julia Jacobson explores how businesses can best ensure that consumers are aware of their data privacy policies.
National groups say the plan “appears to impose inflexible, one-size fits all requirements.”
Do the most recent decisions demonstrate that the Rules Committee achieved its goals? The results are mixed.
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, leader of the firm’s recently established analytics group, chats about how analytics can work for employers.
Though not created with the 2016 election in mind, the network will aid clients in influencing the new administration’s technology and policy initiatives.
While legal professionals can economically benefit from technology that doesn't connect, clients suffer.
For now, creating an electronic mortgage loan is typically a hybrid process, but what are the barriers to making the process entirely paperless?
While attorneys are losing interest in the iPad and other tablets, Microsoft's Surface Pro devices are starting to pick up steam.
These startups may help couples divorce from their attorneys along with their spouse.
Slow budget growth and lack of time mean many legal technologies are out of reach for a significant amount of in-house counsel.
A few key techniques can make a world of difference in the cost and outcome of a matter.
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?
kCura's Relativity has grown into the main platform for e-discovery. Where has its evolution placed it amid the marketplace?
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.
Could the NHTSA's proposed rules actually create more risk for auto manufacturers working on autonomous vehicles?
From copyright licensing to fair use considerations and patent trolls, intellectual property technology may run into future legal challenges.
Five easy fixes to make your website, and thus your firm, more appealing to top female talent.
Outgoing SEC chairwoman says analytics helped build record number of enforcement actions.
Inside legal's employee monitoring failsafe and a look at how legal woke up to the prospect of insider threats.
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.
Law schools are pushing to meet newer legal industry needs, and Georgetown Law is looking to help students shape the conversation.
A comprehensive e-discovery program utilizes technology and data management tools to quickly access and review large volumes of financial and business data.
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.
After one California lawyer was sanctioned for using electronic signatures, the need for more efficient technology use is here.
From ever-changing technical demands to security and access considerations, mobile discovery can be an intricate and arduous task.
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.
Judge Orrick wrote that when it comes to holding Twitter liable as a publisher of ISIS speech, "such liability is barred by the CDA."
Perkins Coie’s Geof Vance argues that a one-stop shop can provide cost savings, better work product and more.
Every organization is going to have to figure out how to balance its cybersecurity program with an effective privacy program.
The Cowen Group estimates high demand for e-discovery project managers and specialists next year, with service providers driving most of the hiring.
These new rules are comprehensive and are enforced by serious compliance requirements that contain potentially jaw-dropping financial penalties.
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.
From governing data storage to educating employees, getting prepared doesn’t need to be reactionary.
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.
As the information age unfolds, lawyers are turning to the technology they once strongly turned against. LTN explores in this week's AI roundup.
Innovation proposals will be assessed by an ‘innovation group’ of partners and directors at the firm.
As autonomous vehicles begin to see acceptance, regulators face questions of cybersecurity, ownership and infrastructure.
Canadian e-discovery giant Commonwealth Legal discusses the differences it expects to see in the upcoming ComplexDiscovery e-discovery business survey.
In addition to seeking competitive edge, many firms outsource to heed security concerns, efficiency demands, and a younger employee base.
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.
The new CardinalCommerce patent could show the way forward for innovators to gain USPTO approval.
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.
Current regulations and legal obstacles may pose challenges for Russian promoters and developers of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.
Proponents insist that analytics brings acute business knowledge to the legal department. Brian Howard breaks it down.
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.
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.
A look at what the Trump administration's pro-security leanings mean for the future of privacy and cyberwarfare, and government surveillance.
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.
These tips can guide those advocating for broader adoption of proportional standards in litigation.