Former healthcare GC Randy Peak, now at Perkins Coie, talks cybersecurity concerns in healthcare, data sharing among physicians, and what to ask vendors about data rights.
Former healthcare GC Randy Peak, now at Perkins Coie, talks cybersecurity concerns in healthcare, data sharing among physicians, and what to ask vendors about data rights.
The legal metrics platform provides law firms and legal departments a way to assess performance and compare law firms.
The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could also play a role in more aggressive enforcement efforts.
Anna McGrane's legal career shifted when her brother asked her to fly to Texas for a conference. She's now COO at PacerPro.
iManage plans on integrating RAVN Systems’ technology to automate tasks around document sets.
Top in-house lawyers at a Silicon Valley event focused on women and compensation in the legal industry shared this advice on how to get paid more.
The May 23 settlement came after a multi-state investigation led by the Connecticut and Illinois Attorneys General Offices.
A Maryland district court dismissed the case in 2015, agreeing with the government’s position that the plaintiffs lacked standing.
The accelerator is a move by IBM to capitalize on the enterprise demand for blockchain enabled solutions.
Bank of America, Wells Fargo and HSBC are among the banks and financial firms that announced they would invest in R3’s distributed ledger technology.
Thomson Reuters has begun a secondment program where employees spend a short amount of time in-house at firms to aid tech problems. But does it work, and is it cost-savvy?
Samir Jain led a group within the White House National Security Council that responded to cyber threats and pursued anti-hacking initiatives.
Legal contract and temporary work has exploded as attorneys face layoffs and a desire for flexibility, but not all is rosy for startups in the space.
E-discovery pioneer Judge Nan Nolan is joining Redgrave as of counsel. She recently provided Legaltech News with her views on e-discovery and some thoughts on her career.
A jury found Compass iTech had misappropriated trade secrets, interfered with a contract and breached the terms of service of an analytics company.
The TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group decision means many tech companies won't have to defend patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.
The idea behind FRE 502(d) to protect privileged information is straightforward, but how it impacts e-discovery strategy is more complicated.
Companies and their outside counsel are both collecting useful information that they're not sharing with one another. Should both parties be more transparent to achieve their goals?
A current prohibition requires the chief administrative judge to get legislative approval before ordering e-filing in matrimonial matters.
New electronic communications are causing headaches, but also new business opportunities, for financial services organizations.
Shutts' cybersecurity plan and technology helped to stop the attack before it got in or held any information hostage.
Advanced Discovery’s CEO points to Altep’s risk management and cybersecurity capabilities as a key driver for the acquisition.
Companies keeping Microsoft Office 365 workloads on-site have to be more attentive to security vulnerabilities.
The group is seeking to unseal documents relating to at least 32 confidential transactions undertaken by Skadden partner Robert B. Pincus since he was appointed custodian.
District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, who introduced the bill, said his proposed ban is the only one of its kind that he is aware of in the country.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson came out with an order approving class certification in a $10 million data-breach settlement.
Examining the current similarities between e-discovery and cybersecurity can be a predictor of future patterns in the cybersecurity staffing market.
Geared toward legal operations, the platform allows legal departments to configure automated workflows without the help of IT personnel.
Global footprint and cloud innovation played a role in bringing the two companies together.
CFTC acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said the LabCTFC program will provide “21st century regulation for today’s digital markets.”
A lack of dialogue between IT and the legal department is at the core of shadow IT and many other data security challenges.
It is not safe to assume that every expert will keep data secure simply because they say they will.
LexisNexis decision to shutter its Firm Manager software could be a reminder to revisit firm data exit strategies.
Zapproved becomes the first company in Vista’s Endeavor Fund, focusing on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue.
The company’s Federal Developments Knowledge Center seeks to provide insight and analysis on the latest federal laws and regulations.
CARA Brief Finder, available to all current CARA users, predicts relevant excerpts from briefs using artificial intelligence technology.
Outside Counsel Insights relies on cloud-based cognitive computing system Watson to reveal billing insights to in-house legal departments.
Is chatbot technology a good fit for professional services like law firms? That depends on the problem it solves and the information involved.
The sort of ransomware attack experts have warned about for years has happened. Now organizations need to examine their security postures.
Attorneys may need to encrypt or otherwise secure client email to fulfill client confidentiality obligations.
S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses called the plaintiff's discovery requests 'remarkably uninformative and, in a number of respects, implausible.'
Luckily for U.S. law firms, it was unlikely that this particular ransomware attack hit many of them. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be prepared.
The two lawyers had expressed concerns about data-retention policies and allegedly made unauthorized contact with outside counsel.
Even as legal technology professionals prepare for the EU GDPR, do not disregard important data transfer and protection changes afoot in Asia.
Pilot projects help uncover the usefulness and limitations of artificial intelligence technology for contracts before committing significant resources and time.
The purported penalty scheme and steep financial consequence of non-compliance to the GDPR is, without question, an effort to get companies of all stripes to stand up and take notice.
The lawyers making up New Jersey's Big Law ranks aren't strangers to plugging in remotely. But the implementation and utilization of formal flextime policies varies by firm.
Cornell Law Library participates in open source repository to house content from academics and researchers.
Controls established by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) are designed to be a 'concise, prioritized set of cyber practices created to stop today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyber attacks.'
The 2017 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s institute in Las Vegas proves that there are hundreds of lawyers, legal operations professionals and others in the profession who are open to changing some of that.
Those new to AI contract solutions be may be surprised by the amount of training, upkeep and costs required to run these tools.
Advances in technology and software are being made at an increasingly rapid pace. As a result, IT hardware obsolescence cycles are shrinking too. This period of exponential improvement with which we are all now familiar has shown time and again that there will continue to be breakthroughs in technology that deliver better, less expensive, and/or more robust products. How are you equipping your firm to succeed both in the present day and into the future?
Ironclad and Judicata are among a set of legal tech startups that have leaned into their anonymity to develop their businesses.
Scammers appear to be using a phone number for the state Supreme Court prothonotary’s office to obtain personal information or money from the people they call. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts put out a warning Thursday after receiving calls back from the individuals who were targeted. The targeted individuals have said their caller ID shows that the calls are coming from “PA Courts,” at 717-781-6181.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) explains how measuring time to complete work enables legal departments to improve their operations and create efficiencies in-house
Months after Apple faced off with the FBI over an order to unlock an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino shooting investigation, Amazon.com Inc. was thrust center-stage in its own digital privacy debate when Arkansas prosecutors demanded data from a murder suspect's Echo device. Amazon initially objected to the demands last year, only to later grant access after the suspect consented to the release of the data. Speaking Thursday at a Consumer Federation of America conference in Washington, an in-house lawyer at Amazon stated flatly: "No, Echo is not spying on you."
"Alexa, make sure I'm actually documenting all my billable hours."
At the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium 2017 institute, Mick Sheehy, general counsel of finance, technology, innovation & strategy at Telstra, ran through the Innovation Forum with an assist from Lisa Leong and Tristan Forrester, client development coordinators at HSF. And what they displayed was a way to apply workflow innovation to the legal department itself to generate new ideas and excitement around new projects.
Gaining support for and actually implementing contract management systems is a tall order for any legal department. But it is all the more difficult when one is unsure of what to expect.
Day two of CLOC’s annual institute focused on how the legal industry can change and improve with the times.
A new trend supporting information governance focuses on the benefits IG offers in connection with proportionality-related litigation requirements.
Seasoned KM experts say the biggest mistakes for new KM projects are to expect too much — and not keep it simple.
There are some new developments in technology aimed at helping attorneys maneuver through voir dire. They're not all particularly helpful.
David Ishimaru of Yahoo has translated the strategies used by the Oakland Athletics in Michael Lewis' bestseller, "Moneyball," into best practices for his patent team.
How far should the arm of the law reach when it comes to data stored overseas? That’s a question that courts continue to struggle with, even after U.S. tech companies scored a landmark win last year in favor of limiting what authorities can obtain when it comes to foreign-stored data.
In spite of the intransigence commonly associated with legal professionals, there is an evolution afoot within legal departments in how they deliver and think of their services.
CLOC panelists assess their organization’s issues adopting artificial intelligence and how they’ve overcome them.
While the threat of "big data" — massive amounts of data inside an organization — has cast a shadow over IT and legal departments for several years, the real challenge can oftentimes be the variety. It's why we believe the real challenge is less about "big data" and more about "new data types" — that quickly defeat traditional collection and review tools and strategies.
Large tech companies’ ability to operate overseas may hinge largely on their challenges to gag orders prohibiting them from informing their customers of government collection
The cost could be high when judges and attorneys managing the bulk of litigation remain ill-informed about technology and the value of effective e-discovery.
Though squeezed by tighter budgets, legal departments are not yet fully implementing cost-saving technology processes, The Blickstein Group-Exterro study found.
The future of legal departments will depend on the increasingly important roles of legal operations directors and chief operating officers of legal departments, according to author Richard Susskind, who has written several books on the future of legal and professional services.
BakerHostetler’s cybersecurity report highlights the nature of company cybersecurity while illustrating the law firm’s changing role in the tech age.
Wolters Kluwer vice president and general manager Jonah Paransky chats about the changing legal technology market.
What exactly is legal operations? For many, it remains a mystery—and even those in charge of the CLOC Conference admit that it isn’t yet narrowly defined.
With the hiring of Peter Fusco and other moves, Orrick is the latest Am Law 100 firm looking to ramp up its technology industry expertise in the city.
A group or individual known as "The Dark Overlord" claims to have digital copies of 38 television shows and is trying to extort money from studios, networks and post-production companies.
A rundown of what potential buyers need to know when thinking about purchasing cyberinsurance.
Collaboration tool Foxwordy is looking to move further into the business space, and away from its roots as a “social media for lawyers.”
Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Polizzi, the "Jersey Shore" star better known as Snooki, and the former baksetball star Allen Iverson were among the celebrities the Federal Trade Commission recently sent letters to as part of the agency's push to promote clearer disclosures of business relationships in endorsement deals. The FTC in its announcement last month about the letters did not name any of the celebrities and stars who received them. The National Law Journal obtained the FTC letters through a records request.
GC Kevin Boyle discusses why he chose a career in the tech sector and the challenges and opportunities he faces leading the legal department of an information solutions provider.
The White House memo reflects changing laws and policies and provides guidance for how organizations should tailor their response plans.
"Prepare for the coming emoji onslaught," warns Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman, who sees ramifications for contract law, criminal evidence and IP disputes.
Lucy Bassli, assistant GC of legal operations and contracts at Microsoft Corp., discusses legal operations outside of Silicon Valley and how important people are in the practice.
While the market has seen a steady trajectory of M&As for some time, globalization, compliance and a push for comprehensive service packages may be taking it further.
A look at the top technology data points and trends for lawyers in Q1 2017.
The LTPI and Sedona Conference thought leader was drawn to the company's 'decision to invest in providing services.'
Employers can face potential NLRA violations for having overbroad policies that chill or take action against employees based on their use of social media.
Text mining is the software-assisted process of identifying patterns in large amounts of written material, which can uncover previously unknown, useful knowledge.
A Corporate Legal Operations Consortium initiative aims to establish an industry standard to structure and define the scope of legal tasks involved in patent matters.
Founder Kristina Bergman hopes to bring dynamic data mapping to information governance.
Speakers at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Conference will try to educate legal departments about using metrics to understand and meet future challenges.
Purdue University on April 27 announced plans to purchase Kaplan University—a national consortium of online and brick-and-mortar degree programs that includes Concord Law School.
Amicus briefs poured into the California Supreme Court from technology trade organizations and individual companies in Hassell v. Bird.
Three current and former senior in-house legal executives explain their top technology choices and how legal departments operate in the 21st century.
A look at what lawyers are doing now to help their practice through such wearables as smart watches.
Software developers in the legal technology space may want to think long and hard before forgoing a patent.
The merged company Morae Global Corporation is expected to expand both companies’ ranges of compliance products and services.
Lawyers, technologists and advisers may find themselves expanding their roles as technology becomes more integrated with our lives.
Bias can easily be an inherent part in machine-created evidence, experts say.
Leaders at the vanguard of the tech movement identify three service trends to provide value to both their firms and their clients.
The rules for broker-dealers and investment advisers are directed at 'ensuring that each entity has baseline data security procedures in place that are commensurate with its size.'
Researchers at an NYU Law conference discuss projects to address concerns over AI's opaque decision-making process and consumer profiling.
Julie Brill joins the company after roughly a year with Hogan Lovells, where she served as co-director of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice.
The use of the wearable device in a recent Connecticut case shows how data collected by such technology can make their way into court proceedings.
Without understanding the potential vulnerabilities service providers may bring, there is not much to protect organizations from highly sophisticated phishing attacks.
Two decades ago, driverless cars were mostly the stuff of science-fiction fantasy, a feature in a futuristic movie or a conceptual project for engineering students. Today, the earliest versions of autonomous vehicles are very much real.
Standards for the Legal Industry (SALI) is behind an initiative to create "matter standards" that in-house legal departments, law firms and business partners can use.
“It’s a Pandora’s box of issues,” said Mark Connot, managing partner for Fox Rothschild’s Las Vegas office.
Legal and computer science experts at NYU Law's "Algorithms and Explanations" conference discuss the technical and legal barriers to uncovering AI's decision-making.
A recent San Francisco case spotlights the particular challenges faced by Google's approach in waging courtroom battles over data storage.
Incorporating technologies to optimize administrative processes and manage expenses can create a better work environment and better outcomes for clients.
The court ruled former Mobile County License Commissioner Kimberly Hastie broke the law by turning over a list of drivers' email addresses.
Guidance Software and kCura look to play to each other's strengths to tap the demand for comprehensive review solutions.
Startup founders have begun to look for new approaches to court or skirt venture capital. The cases of Separate.us and Atrium can provide lessons for other companies.
Lawyers at Edelson PC claim UnrollMe's data-mining practices violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act.
The court granted a request from CSPAN to broadcast the audio, acknowledging “heightened public interest” in the case.
After moving to the U.S. in 2002 and learning English as her third language, Talin Andonians worked her way to become Discovia's COO.
While social media profiles can present a trove of data points for jury selection, the ethics and legality of researching jurors online depends heavily on jurisdiction.
The company's latest legal offering involving Microsoft Office 365, FTI Consulting's managed services uses the cloud for preservation through review.
Data security responsibilities are changing discussions in pre-trial conferences and making e-discovery practitioners more cautious with data custodians.
On a recent podcast, Ari Kaplan spoke with Pangea3 co-founders David Perla and Sanjay Kamlani on their new venture and legal tech's investment promise.
A number of cloud-based law firms are increasingly competing with Big Law for both rainmakers and work from Fortune 100 clients.
Five legal marketing experts break down how technology has changed the face of the profession.
Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.
The deal, whose monetary details have not been disclosed, will allow ‘increased investment across all departments’ and provide further acquisition opportunities, the company says.
Regardless of which agency oversees which type of fintech company, data security is of top concern, the report noted.
An upcoming CLOC session will focus on the current uses of AI to drive positive operational improvements in spend analytics and outside counsel management.
The Chinese government says the data transfer Draft Measure clarifies the recently passed Cybersecurity Law, but companies may find some of the regulations potentially cumbersome.
As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.
During the upcoming May 16 primary, volunteers from the bar association will pass out fliers with ratings and answer any voter questions about the process.
The ACC rules lower the chance of breaches, lawyers said, but they also provide a roadblock: Lawyers can't access files as quickly.
The 2017 CLOC Conference focus on harnessing legal data toward actionable metrics is more than advice—it's increasingly becoming a business necessity.
The brainchild of Mark Smolik, GC of DHL’s American supply chain operations, Qualmet’s first cloud-based platform assesses and compares the performance of legal service providers.
Participants in the Texas Opportunity and Justice Incubator have emerged from an intense three-week boot camp that turbocharged the launches of their solo practices.
Law firms need to pay attention to both the ACC guidelines and the NYS DFS regulations in order to compete in the current marketplace.
A switch to electronic records can save time and money while reducing a law practice's carbon footprint.
In an arena with increasingly more tech options for labor and employment, Bloomberg Law tries walking attorneys 'soup to nuts' through compliance processes.
The partnership follows the departure from K&L Gates of Pittsburgh partner Roberta Anderson, a co-founder of the firm's six-year-old cybersecurity practice.
The new chatbot hopes to provide a new public face for barristers' offices.
HBR Consulting knows the difficulty legal departments have evaluating their processes. At CLOC, group leaders will try to help operations professionals make the grade.
Even with security advancements, the use of biometric data may running into increased regulatory oversight and far-reaching state privacy laws.
Collecting and normalizing business intelligence data, building a data warehouse, and effective presentation for outside the organization will be key concepts at the 2017 CLOC conference.
The Law School Admission Council will conduct the first nationwide digital exam on May 20, with 1,000 prospective law students taking the test on tablet computers.
Van Dyke said in 2014 he became the subject of media coverage when he sued a "dark net" revenge porn website called Pinkmeth on behalf of a plaintiff.
A look at SCCs in the Irish High Court, Privacy Shield confidence, and what it means for those searching for a comprehensive compliance program.
The new company is betting on the demand for a "for e-discovery professionals, by e-discovery professionals" tool in the enterprise space.
An analysis published Tuesday from London law firm EMW shows a drastic spike in global patent filings related to fintech in 2016 compared to 2015.
While expectations should be tempered, experts said blockchain adoption will bring changes to the practice of law.
The Federal Trade Commission is keeping tabs on the growing trend of brands hiring so-called "influencers"—athletes, celebrities and others with large followings—to promote their products on social media. Up until Wednesday, the agency has put the burden of ensuring proper advertising disclosure on the brands. The agency sent 90 letters to influencers and marketers informing them of their responsibility to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose the business relationships behind social media posts.
Many traditional financial institutions, trade groups and regulators are seeking more clarity on regulations or outright opposing the OCC's proposal.
As the regulators’ own capabilities of examining big data grows, it becomes less likely that they will discuss search terms with you to narrow down a data request.
The new Cybersecurity & Privacy Law Suite provides curated news and enhanced searching capabilities for security-minded corporate legal professionals.
Cloud technology and tablet camera technology could make video depositions a lot less analog.
It happened. Some current or former client had the gall to write something less than flattering about you online. What do you do? The first thing to do, and this can be the hardest thing for attorneys, is to turn off your attorney. Feedback can be hard to take.
Adding credit card information to a vehicle's systems is just one more data point to be aware of in terms of data collection and privacy.
Limited by its computational nature, AI in legal falls short of being able to interpret and contextualize data the way attorneys can.
An effective new matter planning checklist needs to address all six phases of your e-discovery project. Here’s a 24 question example.
Jury consultant Susan Constantine is employing facial recognition software, but the jury is still out on the tool's efficacy and impact.
Justice Department attorneys claim the information sought in the Washington case, much of it related to executive orders, is actually protected by various privileges.
Apple hasn't said what it plans for the three Lexus RX450h models and six drivers now permitted by the DMV.
Perimeter security is only one part of a comprehensive legal data security strategy and by itself leaves open a weak spot — attackers who, using phishing or other methods, are able to bypass strong perimeter security systems, and once inside find themselves able to access a firm's emails, documents and other work product.
Former Essex County Superior Court Judge Carol Ferentz, Benjamin DelVento and DelVento's sons Benjamin Jr. and Matthew had moved to dismiss the suit by Maurice Donovan.
InOutsource’s Tim Clauss discusses his firsthand experience with the changing role of information governance at law firms over the past 15 years.
Named Codify, the U.K.-based incubator will provide regulation technology startups with logistical resources and strategic advice and direction from corporate professionals.
The former Google employee at the center of the trade secrets case persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to slow things down.
Regardless of a joint development agreement's (JDA's) ultimate structure, counsel should consider certain key issues, ranging from IP to dispute resolution.
A kCura-sponsored study found that, when companies have data policies in place, employees often don't know about them or fail to abide by them.
Implementing practice management tools can be a pain. Here are some considerations when making the move.
Morae Legal managing directors Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk discuss how legal technology enables corporate legal to rethink how it approaches and delegates work.
These six conclusions of one survey, including the increasing focus on technology and IT, say that change is here for in-house counsel.
When suspicions of employee data theft arise, it is important to engage a computer forensics expert to perform a theft-of-IP analysis in order to preserve electronic data and uncover important evidence.
Evolve Law panelists discussed how technology plays a part in changing the billable hour and the law firm partner structure.
Corporations operating in Asia are turning to legal technology to manage IP assets and work more efficiently on a global scale.
A recent Bloomberg Law/Legal Marketing Association report examined how firms are using and plan to use technology for business development.
The risk management rundown on making sure your company, no matter the size, is protected from common cyber risks.
Five speakers from across the legal industry share their ideas and success stories about pushing efficiency and tech adoption forward.
Jackson Lewis' workthruIT site serves as a digital tool suite for general counsel, HR and employers for workplace-related issues.
A survey by Osterman Research finds many corporations are unable to retain, produce and search through much of their internal data given depending on its age, type and where it’s stored.
The company has some serious work to do in responding to issues on social media that impact the airline's reputation.
eSentio Technologies says a former employee stole two Big Law clients when he defected to rival technology provider HBR Consulting.
Managed Technology Services will utilize LexisNexis technologies and data hosting capabilities, while HBR provides a strategy element.
Machine-learning powered data classification is providing better insight into internal and operational data, but it has yet to spread to all areas of legal work.
Stanford’s one-day event showcased the people, technologies and issues defining the latest wave of legal technology.
For legal, Microsoft is trying to streamline records retention and deletion while keeping data in place.
As jurists have gotten more comfortable weighing in on questions of patent law, some are taking time to delve deeper into the technologies themselves.
Matt Cushing, general counsel at technology company Pegasystems, discusses the opportunities and challenges legal professionals face in one of the economy's most cutting-edge industries.
The new legislation will not only affect companies in Australia but international companies with Australian operations.
In the role, Arrowsmith will meet with general counsel and discuss best practices in developing internal legal operations departments.
Some important considerations and exemptions could limit the use of FOIA in attempts to release IoT data.
kCura and Videris are betting their integration can vastly improve the efficiency of analyzing data sets by aligning internal and external data sets.
@ALT_USCIS claims that it is run by an individual currently employed by the federal government, in this instance the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Here's a hint: Associate attrition isn't caused by salaries. So what's the issue, and is technology the answer?
The law school integrated its new Phoenix-based Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law with Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform.
All three major branches of the federal government, as well as the states, have begun to tackle regulation of the IoT.
To counter data loss, analysts employ a range of methods—from simple to complex—to plug in plausible numbers for missing numbers.
For lack of another way to contact the tech-savvy car service, two Butler Tobin attorneys in Atlanta spoke out via Twitter.
“Not all lawyers were familiar with, or interested in, the intersection of technology and the rules and regulations that govern us as an investment adviser and broker-dealer,” says one GC.
The repeal may open up Internet service providers to future legal challenges on how and when they can sell their customer's private data.
Mitratech has had a series of investments and acquisitions in the past several years. The latest comes from international financial investors HgCapital.
The sources for reaping ill-gotten gains have expanded to virtually every corner of the internet, including what might seem an unlikely hunting ground at first glance—LinkedIn.
The court upheld the convictions of two defendants in which the defense challenged as prejudicial the use of PowerPoint presentations by the prosecution.
The suit accused the apps of inappropriately accessing the address books of customers using Apple mobile devices.
In an opinion column, the president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform asks: Should we regulate new technologies with lawsuits? Plaintiffs lawyers think so. The public disagrees.
Bryan Cave's Katie DeBord credits her competitive nature for her leadership with technology at the firm.
Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.
A federal judge held that Coca-Cola had no responsibility to prevent its employees' personal information from falling into the wrong hands.
The lawyers discuss regulatory conflicts that may emerge between federal agencies and states as they grab pieces of cybercrime deterrence.
It might be time to react when someone posts defamatory, offensive or infringing content about you or your business on social media.
LexisNexis’ accelerator program features five companies with varied approaches to bringing technology to legal.
Chase D'Agostino discusses his long career using and managing legal tech at law firms, legal departments and now, on the vendor side at QuisLex.
Operational, cultural and implementation barriers can challenge corporate legal's attempts to secure volumes of sensitive company data.
Planning ahead is essential, and legal teams should consider these nine tips when assessing their companies' readiness.
A lawsuit has been filed relating to EPA employees' use of an encrypted messaging app to discuss potential Trump administration changes and whether it falls under the Federal Records Act.
The firm's London office will host a space for clients and technology companies to collaborate on tools for regulations, deals and legal services delivery.
The LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer looks to support, not supplant, corporate legal department billing staff.
The need for workflow security components goes much deeper than simply meeting compliance requirements.
In an industrywide survey, legal technology expert Ari Kaplan found corporate e-discovery is being leveraged more toward information governance and analysis tasks.
The Cromeens Law Firm alleges the defendants made false and defamatory statements about the firm on various online websites.
The updates to the influential Principles are the first released since 2007, and the third edition is four years in the making.
EDI's upcoming California Spring Meeting will look at perspectives and considerations for witness selection.
There's a lot for in-house counsel at drone-operating companies to worry about, but data collection, retention and review remain their top worry.
A self-executing contract could be coming, but it doesn't appear to be here quite yet.
The launch of the "Program in Information and Technology Law" at the New York City-based Cornell Tech campus is the school's latest move to combine legal and tech education.
The Association of Corporate Counsel on Wednesday released its first set of model cybersecurity practices to help corporate legal departments ensure that outside firms safeguard their company's confidential information. Since 2014, the percentage of top in-house lawyers characterizing data breaches as "extremely" important rose from 19 percent to 26 percent this year.
Hogan Lovells won a bidding war for Climan’s crew, according to one source briefed on their decision to depart Weil.
City Court Judge Leticia Astacio had previously been suspended since her 2016 conviction for driving while intoxicated.
Companies and firms are dealing with lawyers' social media use on a case-by-case basis, leading to uncertainty.
In a changing marketplace, it might benefit law firms to choose an enterprise solution over 'technology application gluttony.'
The investment allows Valora to focus on technology development over services, while DTI’s clients get access to data classification technology.
By tapping into multiple enterprise and public data streams, Convercent Insights provides companies with a closer look at their compliance efforts.
Titled Umbria Profitability, the new practice management module offers a clearer window into law firm financial management. Here’s a look at how it gets its glimpse.
The Waymo v. Uber case is one of the first major battles over driverless car technology, and it will be a real food fight.
Juristech's Citepad software allows users to quickly insert some of the most hassle-provoking legal jargon and symbols, but can be cumbersome to integrate with other programs.
The lawyers represent clients like social media investment fund TGZ Capital, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity startup JASK, and health care data firm pulseData.
Craig Carpenter, the incoming CEO of FRONTEO, finds partnerships and AI to be the defining characteristics of e-discovery's transitional period.
725 unencrypted documents stored on the barrister's home computer were temporarily uploaded to a searchable internet directory.
While Apple says users are safe, the event underscores the importance for companies to be prepared for cyber events, says Alston & Bird partner.
Second Circuit judges are considering whether to sign off on an arbitration agreement that Uber wrapped into its app terms of service.
These provisions are likely to be tested in litigation in the next few years and deserve particular focus by prospective policyholders.
The settlement represents the latest government oversight of a section of the health care industry that is growing in popularity but, in some cases, is not easily regulated, legal experts say.
What safeguards are in place to ensure a receiving party will provide the level of security sensitive data deserves? The answer is very few.
A recent Exterro webinar brought together leading legal minds in e-discovery to interpret takeaways from this winter’s top e-discovery cases.
Venture capitalists have not taken to legal tech startups the way the industry thinks they should, but individual investors from the legal community can help fill in the funding gap.
Insurance providers need to work to change the view of cyber insurance as many buyers as insufficient, uncertain, or too costly for the value offered.
The Federal Communication Commission’s move to stop internet service providers from collecting customers’ personal information without consent has itself been halted.
One of the key challenges for managing data breach risk is acknowledging that it is not always posed by someone outside of the company.
According to ALM Intelligence's recent report on cybersecurity and law firms, law firms are failing on the most fundamental level: basic preparation.
Ameen Haddad, assistant general counsel at Oracle and head of its knowledge management project, discusses KM's complexities and opportunities.
Steve Vranas, who recently moved to Zapproved, talks lessons learned from his 15-year e-discovery career and his view on the industry's trajectory.
The companies say the potentially indefinite gag orders about the letters are an unconstitutional prior restraint on free speech.
This is not the first time a controversial message has been released on a company's social media account—and it likely won't be the last.
To take advantage of opportunities, Killin created an a la carte law approach to get her ticket.
A recent investment in artificial intelligence-enabled legal research technology signals law firm acceptance and adoption of such technology.
There is a split among federal circuit courts of appeals regarding the meaning of the phrase "unauthorized use" in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
IBM's announced expansion of Watson Discovery Service and the launch of Watson Company Profiler looks to further the AI platform's e-discovery and search technology.
Recent cases have taken different lessons from the Supreme Court's Spokeo ruling, but we should expect to see more class actions filed under statutory causes of action.
The market for AI contract solutions is fueled by competitive innovation, differing law firm and legal department demands and the evolution of corporate legal.
With so many warnings to lawyers about transmitting unsecured email and attachments, it can be difficult to understand the solutions available and how they differ.
Companies that specialize in cyber protections may seem better positioned to secure a law firm, but not all are created equal. Industry insiders provide tips on how to find what works best for your firm.
A PwC survey finds that women face wage, education and culture barriers in an industry heavily comprised of males.
Fifty-one percent of IT security professionals say they do not feel prepared for security attacks that “abuse, exploit or maliciously leverage insecure IIoT devices.”
Globality is trying to solve a common problem that general counsel face when companies expand into new jurisdictions.
The "External Spend Optimization" tool promises to provide actionable data to control spending on outside counsel.
The appeals court decision affirmed a civil contempt order against a John Doe defendant, who refused to provide law enforcement with passwords to some of his devices while doing so for others.
It is often up to general counsel and legal operations managers to support, and closely manage, their department's technology adoption.
Law firms with a minimum revenue base of $250,000 can apply for the ABA cyberinsurance policy, underwritten by Chubb Limited.
Judges Mary McKeown and Jay Bybee expressed concern over the growing frequency and precision with which cellular providers can track their customers.
Lawyer Richard Wirtz argues that so many people say "google" when they mean "search the internet" regardless of search engine.
IBM CISO Shamla Naidoo said at ABA Tech show that much of preventing organizational cyber threats hinges on the individual.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses.
Speakers at the ABA Tech Show emphasize how thinking about law as a business and using technology to meet your goals can help firms thrive in a changing environment.
Xuning Tang, chief data scientist at Vista Analytics, sees an expanding role for AI in corporate e-discovery, with little impact on in-house legal jobs.
If not done correctly, building new processes and capabilities into your firm's website can quickly become a time-consuming and costly endeavor.
Clio's practice management software will integrate tech-enabled litigation finance platform Legalist for quicker, online requests for litigation funding.
Evolve Law CEO Mary Juetten explained at the ABA Tech Show how law firms can employ metrics in improving their client services.
Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.
Ditching Times New Roman, widening margins and writing simply may improve attorneys' ability to reach judges and the general public.
Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.
Two recent lawsuits highlight the question: How can in-house lawyers best protect trade secrets when employees leave?
In a matter of six weeks, these four platforms were launched to bring legal assistance to people affected by Trump's executive orders on immigration.
The AICPA evaluation standards, which encompass an audit report based on a set of uniform criteria, can standardize how organizations talk and report on their cyber risk management controls.
The technology lends itself to a number of applications, namely medical records, clinical trials and prescription drug monitoring.
Depending on the court's ruling, the legal mechanism most companies rely on to transfer personal data outside the European Union could start to unravel.
If you don't know exactly how the technology works on its own and with your current system, the benefits of making the switch will be lost.
The methods used by hackers and scammers are getting more advanced, so in-house counsel have to step up.
The Consero Group survey also found data privacy and security issues and managing labor and employment matters as major concerns.
Both Google and Microsoft's cloud networks support document creation, but firms and legal departments tend to favor one over the other based on integration and collaboration needs.
The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.
With funding from Cisco and the support from technology designers, the ABA's project to design an access to justice web app will kick off at a March 20 event at Suffolk Law School.
Product liability litigation brings with it some unique e-discovery challenges, risks and costs for litigants on both sides of the table.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles.
Hogan Lovells’ Neal Katyal, counsel to Hawaii in the case, says “We want everyone to be able to read our work.”
Even if your company is U.S.-based but is obtaining personal data from European citizens, you should consider obtaining certification under the new Privacy Shield framework.
A look at some of the top Twitter profiles of those directing technology in legal departments and the broader corporate world.
A government spokesperson says Canadian businesses have expressed concerns over how they may be affected by China’s recent cybersecurity law.
The questionnaire is designed for organizations to evaluate the security capabilities of partners offering electronic discovery or managed services.
Many fall victim to "technology distraction." But how has the age of technology affected our jurors?
Chain found her way into e-discovery after a series of career changes, bringing with her the skills of general counsel and tech consulting positions past.
That demand for data puts the industry at odds with some car manufacturers that fear the release, potentially through a hack, of trade secrets.
Beyond e-discovery and legal research, artificial intelligence is finding homes in everything from analytics to assistant level tasks. Here's a look at the people and processes in the mix.
There is an opportunity for legal teams to create value by coupling sophisticated data technology with intelligent analysis.
Fine-tuning e-discovery, legal hold and redaction processes can help U.S. legal practitioners navigate the challenges in collecting EU data.
Legal tech companies that have opened offices in Singapore say the market is ripe for innovation, but local firms will not change overnight.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions depend upon the transactional trust enabled by blockchain, a distributed system using open source digital protocols with cryptographic security, and the operation of a distributed shared ledger within which chains of blocks of data from individual transactions are analyzed, or “mined,” for validity.
Ransomware attacks in 2017 are akin to data security breaches a decade ago: a known risk, drawing class-action litigation, for which a plan is needed.
MinterEllison and Goat Ventures will co-produce a platform that broadly applies artificial intelligence to legal services delivery.
As managing partners want to grow and increase profitability, they may overlook or discount secondary uses of law firm data.
Five women corporate legal professionals in the technology industry share their thoughts on the gender gap, memorable career challenges and more.
Law firm Day Pitney’s HR team of Carrie Kirby and Crystal Fernandes-Harris explain teaching lawyers about technology and making the knowledge stick.
The statute is "relatively new and untested," said Shari Claire Lewis, a partner at Rivkin Radler.
Amazon Inc. has agreed to hand over recordings from an "Echo" device that was in the home of a murder suspect in Arkansas.
David Newman was a former special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama and member of the National Security Council.
The value that reservationless conferencing provides is severely undercut by the security issues introduced by dial-in.
Social responsibility drove Paladin's founder, a former Skadden attorney, into the startup world.
For many corporate legal departments, AI contract review is becoming more of a necessity and less of an operational challenge.
The companies will receive legal advice, access to model legal documentation and tailored coaching in areas such as pitching and presentations.
‘It doesn’t replace the mind of an experienced immigration lawyer…. It may come back to haunt them later,’ warns Reid F. Trautz of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
The closer you get to the goal of making your original data collection 100 percent complete, the more you will be rewarded.
A former McGuireWoods associate is betting he can help legal operations departments make predictions on litigation and spend.
Attorneys bogged down in administrative tasks like taking calls or scheduling meetings may want to look to technology to ease their load.
These days, cybersecurity is 'a meaningful issue in almost every modern day M&A transaction,' said King & Spalding's Robert Leclerc.
The commission issued guidance for automated investment advisers, better known as robo-advisers, on Feb. 23.
The increasingly wireless world spells increasingly difficult challenges for lawyers in law firms and organizations of all sizes.
These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.
Lawyer.com’s new phone service relies on scripts rather than automation to replace office assistants.
For counsel, blockchain trade association groups offer a place to learn about the technology and take part in defining its future.
Under the proposal (HR 387), the government essentially would need to get a search warrant to gain access to older stored emails.
Some GCs blamed Bell’s departure on company politics and said Bell is falling on the sword for larger issues at the beleaguered company.
A joint survey by Bloomberg Law and The Buying Legal Council found a projected in-house savings of 11 percent using procurement in legal.
Encryption adoption in most legal departments is stymied by operational challenges and a culture that doesn't see encrypted communications as necessity.
Although the leak doesn’t seem to have hit the legal industry hard, it may provoke a mindset shift around data security in law firms and legal departments.
The General Counsel Barometer 2017 shows general counsel at companies based in Europe are looking to align with business strategy.
The Eastern District of Texas is still the overwhelming forum of choice in patent litigation, with 37 percent of all patent cases filed there last year.
“It is time, once again, to issue a discovery wake-up call to the bar in this district,” Peck wrote in Fischer v. Forrest.
Fulfilling the newly-created chief digital officer role at Jackson Lewis, Victor Barkalov chats leveraging IT for legal services.
A look at how attorneys might find “ethical hacking” useful in the e-discovery process.
In addition to heeding ever-changing regulations over Internet of Things devices, counsel must reckon with novel security and discovery burdens.
Starting in 2018, Khan Academy will offer a comprehensive, free online LSAT test prep program using materials provided by the LSAC.
Many firms fall squarely within the state's definition of service providers in their representation of covered entities.
Despite uncertainty around last year's Brexit vote, legal technology companies continue to push operations into the U.K. market.
Michael Adams discusses cyber threats against U.S. corporations and highlights his time serving as counsel for military cybersecurity teams.
The program arose out of ‘an acknowledgement that there wasn’t sufficient attention paid to legal technology within the legal curriculum in the whole of the U.K.’
E-discovery giant kCura is betting lawyers will code documents from iPads much like the office. But are users ready for review on the fly?
There are more technology options available to protect businesses than ever before, and both the U.S. government and private industry have made great strides in combating common cyber threats.
The tug of war between Amazon and law enforcement is seen by many as the next battleground over digital privacy.
In Packingham v. North Carolina, a North Carolina man was convicted for posting on Facebook while on the state’s sex offender registry.
From fighting cyberespionage to protecting corporate clients' privacy, outdated laws may be hindering corporations.
Profiled as part of LTN's Plugged In series, Harris found a "viable industry" in e-discovery where she could demonstrate creativity and leadership.
re:SearchTX is designed to allow attorneys to access civil case records in any of the hundreds of district and county courts in all of Texas' 254 counties.
A Consilio survey found 75 percent of legal tech professionals are unfamiliar with the law, but multinational companies can still prepare before the June implementation.
Last week, Alphabet subsidiary Waymo LLC sued Uber Technologies Inc., alleging stolen trade secrets and patent infringement.
The Cayman Islands' new centralized platform, only available to law enforcement, could be at odds with the current trend of greater control over personal data.
Claims against Chicago-based Johnson & Bell for allegedly failing to protect client information must be heard individually in arbitration.
As corporations increasingly eye encryption to mitigate cybersecurity risks, e-discovery operations may become more challenging.
While TurboPatent's SmartShell can speed patent processing with automation, a human touch may still be required to ensure operations go smoothly.
Google Analytics can prove a useful tool in helping firms draw more clients.
BillingTree General Counsel Barton "Chip" Bright talks about why he got hired and what may happen with fintech and regulators.
Craig Silliman, general counsel at Verizon, sees lessons for legal departments in his company's planned acquisition of Yahoo.
The changing workplace is always an obstacle, so law firm technologists offer their tips on managing user adoption.
Microsoft's conversations with customers have led it to tackle an emerging risk through Azure IP Advantage, but others say the 'umbrella' program may not yet be legal necessity.
Aligning a law firm's paper-to-digital initiative to specific payback targets clarifies the investment and fuels ongoing project energy.
Document automation, logic trees and collaborative efforts all have wide application across the legal industry.
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.