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K. Randolph Peak, senior counsel with Perkins Coie.

A Security Check a Day Keeps the Lawsuit Away: The Differences with Healthcare Data

By Zach Warren |

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.

Ranking Firms on Motion Success, Ravel Law Launches Firm Analytics Tool

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The legal metrics platform provides law firms and legal departments a way to assess performance and compare law firms.

Facebook Fine Could Slow Future EU Launches

By David Ruiz |

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could also play a role in more aggressive enforcement efforts.

Anna McGrane, COO, PacerPro

Women of Legal Tech: The Value of a Little Elbow Grease

By Monica Bay |

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 Acquires RAVN Systems in Move to Integrate AI for Users

By Ian Lopez |

iManage plans on integrating RAVN Systems’ technology to automate tasks around document sets.

Jenny Kim, vice president, law and policy group and associate general counsel, corporate legal group, at Intel Corp

Wanna Raise? Top Silicon Valley Counsel Give 8 Tips for Women Lawyers

By David Ruiz |

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.

Target to Pay $18.5M to States Over Data Breach

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The May 23 settlement came after a multi-state investigation led by the Connecticut and Illinois Attorneys General Offices.

National Security Agency headquarters

4th Circuit Grants 2nd Chance for NSA Spying Lawsuit

By Cogan Schneier |

A Maryland district court dismissed the case in 2015, agreeing with the government’s position that the plaintiffs lacked standing.

IBM Launches Enterprise Blockchain Accelerator Program

By Rhys Dipshan |

The accelerator is a move by IBM to capitalize on the enterprise demand for blockchain enabled solutions.

Major Financial Institutions Make Landmark Blockchain Investment

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

The Law Firm Secondment: Thomson Reuters Explores a New Client Strategy

By Zach Warren |

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?

Jones Day Washington, D.C. offices.

Obama Cybersecurity Official Joins Jones Day

By Katelyn Polantz |

Samir Jain led a group within the White House National Security Council that responded to cyber threats and pursued anti-hacking initiatives.

The New Short-Term Solution: Inside the Growing Legal Gig Economy

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Retired Judge Nan R. Nolan, of counsel with Redgrave.

Judge Nolan on Joining Redgrave, Life after the Bench, and the State of E-Discovery

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Andrew P. Gold and Dee Dee Fischer, with Akerman.

'Shared' Password Leads to $3.73M Verdict Against Florida Company

By Celia Ampel |

A jury found Compass iTech had misappropriated trade secrets, interfered with a contract and breached the terms of service of an analytics company.

Tech Wins Big in TC Heartland, but ‘A Lot of Fighting’ Remains

By Scott Graham |

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.

Striking Right Balance When Using FRE 502(d)

By Robert Coppola, QuisLex |

The idea behind FRE 502(d) to protect privileged information is straightforward, but how it impacts e-discovery strategy is more complicated.

'Speaking the Same Language': Leaders From Big Law Make the Case for Metric Sharing

By Ian Lopez |

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?

N.Y. Court Officials Seek Greater Authority on E-Filing Mandates

By Jeff Storey |

A current prohibition requires the chief administrative judge to get legislative approval before ordering e-filing in matrimonial matters.

Social Media, Text Messaging Causing Anxiety for Financial Industry Compliance Officers

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

New electronic communications are causing headaches, but also new business opportunities, for financial services organizations.

Left to right: Peter Abreu CIO and Jonathan Cohen, partner and general counsel Shutts & Bowen

Shutts & Bowen Fought WannaCry Ransomware Attack with Cybersecurity Plan

By Monika Gonzalez Mesa |

Shutts' cybersecurity plan and technology helped to stop the attack before it got in or held any information hostage.

Advanced Discovery Acquires E-Discovery and Risk Management Company Altep

By Zach Warren |

Advanced Discovery’s CEO points to Altep’s risk management and cybersecurity capabilities as a key driver for the acquisition.

Microsoft Office 365

Despite Potential Cyber-Risks, Many Keep Office 365 Off Cloud: Report

By Rhys Dipshan |

Companies keeping Microsoft Office 365 workloads on-site have to be more attentive to security vulnerabilities.

TransPerfect-Linked Group Wants to Know How Company Custodian Spent $18 Million

By Tom McParland |

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.

Legislation Introduced to Ban Food Delivery Robots in San Francisco

By David Ruiz |

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.

Judge OKs $10M Target Data Breach Settlement—Again

By Amanda Bronstad |

U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson came out with an order approving class certification in a $10 million data-breach settlement.

For Staffing, the History of E-Discovery Mirrors the Present of Cybersecurity

By Jared Coseglia, TRU Staffing Partners, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

Examining the current similarities between e-discovery and cybersecurity can be a predictor of future patterns in the cybersecurity staffing market.

Tackling the Automation Barrier: Inside Kim Technologies' New Legal Ops Platform

By Rhys Dipshan |

Geared toward legal operations, the platform allows legal departments to configure automated workflows without the help of IT personnel.

Lighthouse eDiscovery Acquires Discovia

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Global footprint and cloud innovation played a role in bringing the two companies together.


CFTC Announces Innovation Lab for Fintechs

By Stephanie Forshee |

CFTC acting chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said the LabCTFC program will provide “21st century regulation for today’s digital markets.”

Executives walking inside gears

Your Shadow IT Problem Is Really an IT Collaboration Problem

By Rhys Dipshan |

A lack of dialogue between IT and the legal department is at the core of shadow IT and many other data security challenges.

Data Security and the Expert Witness: 14 Security Questions to Ask Your Witness

By Margaret A. Daley, Berkeley Research Group |

It is not safe to assume that every expert will keep data secure simply because they say they will.


What Happens When Your Practice Management Software Goes Dark?

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

LexisNexis decision to shutter its Firm Manager software could be a reminder to revisit firm data exit strategies.

Zapproved Announces Strategic Investment from Legal Tech Staple Vista Equity Partners

By Zach Warren |

Zapproved becomes the first company in Vista’s Endeavor Fund, focusing on enterprise software and data businesses under $30 million in revenue.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Beta Federal Developments Knowledge Center

By Rhys Dipshan |

The company’s Federal Developments Knowledge Center seeks to provide insight and analysis on the latest federal laws and regulations.

Casetext Unveils AI Brief Finder as Companion to CARA Research Platform

By Zach Warren |

CARA Brief Finder, available to all current CARA users, predicts relevant excerpts from briefs using artificial intelligence technology.

IBM Watson

IBM Says New Watson Tool Could Dramatically Reduce Outside Counsel Spend

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Outside Counsel Insights relies on cloud-based cognitive computing system Watson to reveal billing insights to in-house legal departments.

Chatbot or Not? 4 Questions Firms Should Ask

By Jaron Rubenstein, Rubenstein Technology Group |

Is chatbot technology a good fit for professional services like law firms? That depends on the problem it solves and the information involved.

NHS website affected by international computer cyber attack Ransomware cyber attack, London May 13 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)

The WannaCry Attack: A Wake-up Call for Organizational Information Governance?

By Ian Lopez |

The sort of ransomware attack experts have warned about for years has happened. Now organizations need to examine their security postures.

American Bar Association in Chicago.

ABA Updates Guidance on Client Electronic Communication Confidentiality

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Attorneys may need to encrypt or otherwise secure client email to fulfill client confidentiality obligations.

Judge Moses

Attorney Faulted for 'Uninformative' Discovery in Russian TV Pirating Case

By Jason Grant |

S.D.N.Y. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses called the plaintiff's discovery requests 'remarkably uninformative and, in a number of respects, implausible.'

Will Ransomware Attack Make Law Firms ‘WannaCry’?

By Roy Strom |

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.

Uber headquarters, located at 1455 Market St. in San Francisco, CA.

Uber's Firing of 2 In-House Lawyers Raises Questions About Legal Culture

By Stephanie Forshee and Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The two lawyers had expressed concerns about data-retention policies and allegedly made unauthorized contact with outside counsel.

Japan and China: New Data Protection and Transfer Laws Imminent in Asia Pacific

By Kate Chan, KrolLDiscovery |

Even as legal technology professionals prepare for the EU GDPR, do not disregard important data transfer and protection changes afoot in Asia.

Illustration by Greg Mably

Microsoft and Cisco Test the Waters With AI Contract Management Pilot Programs

By Rhys Dipshan |

Pilot projects help uncover the usefulness and limitations of artificial intelligence technology for contracts before committing significant resources and time.

The GDPR: Current Considerations for Corporate Legal Counsel and Discovery Teams

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.

June Inderwies

Formal Policy or Not, New Jersey Firms 'Flex' Away

By David Gialanella |

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 School.

Cornell Law Library's LawArXiv Removes Paywall from Scholarship, Goes Open Source

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Cornell Law Library participates in open source repository to house content from academics and researchers.

Five Critical Security Controls to Consider for Corporate Counsel Evaluations

By Joe Kelly, Legal Workspace, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.'

Beyond Broad Strokes: How CLOC Broke Down the Legal Industry’s Transition

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez and Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Bringing AI Contract Management into Your Legal Department? Here Are 4 Tips

By Rhys Dipshan |

Those new to AI contract solutions be may be surprised by the amount of training, upkeep and costs required to run these tools.

Financing and Leasing Technology Is a Strategic Advantage

By Scott McFetters |

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?

Startups in Stealth Mode: Lying Low to Build Better

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Ironclad and Judicata are among a set of legal tech startups that have leaned into their anonymity to develop their businesses.

Pennsylvania State Capitol.

Pa. Supreme Court Number Hacked by Scammers

By Lizzy McLellan |

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.

Transforming Data with Time: The 4th Dimension of Legal Metrics

By Rhys Dipshan |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) explains how measuring time to complete work enables legal departments to improve their operations and create efficiencies in-house

'Echo Is Not Spying On You,' Amazon Lawyer Declares

By C. Ryan Barber |

Months after Apple faced off with the FBI over an order to unlock an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino shooting investigation, 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."

Amazon Echo.

Thomson Reuters Brings Amazon Alexa to Timekeeping

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

"Alexa, make sure I'm actually documenting all my billable hours."

Finding Success from Failure: The Lessons of Telstra’s Legal Innovation Forum

By Zach Warren |

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.

What to Expect When Implementing a Contract Management System

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Legal's Tipping Point of Change

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Day two of CLOC’s annual institute focused on how the legal industry can change and improve with the times.


The “Business Judgment” Discovery Rule and its Impact on Information Governance

By Phil Favro, Driven |

A new trend supporting information governance focuses on the benefits IG offers in connection with proportionality-related litigation requirements.

3 Tips to Consider When First Implementing Knowledge Management

By Rhys Dipshan |

Seasoned KM experts say the biggest mistakes for new KM projects are to expect too much — and not keep it simple.

Jury's Still Out: 3 Ways Technology Is Trying to Aid in Jury Selection

By By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

There are some new developments in technology aimed at helping attorneys maneuver through voir dire. They're not all particularly helpful.

How Yahoo's Patent Team Uses 'Moneyball' Strategy in the Legal Department

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

Mark Krotoski of Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

Big Tech’s Fight Over Foreign-Stored Data: A Podcast With Morgan Lewis Partner Mark Krotoski

By Ben Hancock |

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.

Corporate Legal’s Evolution Is Possible: Now it’s Your Turn

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.

Making the Future Now: Corporate Legal Operations Experts on How They Use AI

By Zach Warren |

CLOC panelists assess their organization’s issues adopting artificial intelligence and how they’ve overcome them.

Making Sense of New Data Types in the App Age

By Tim Anderson and JR Jenkins, Law Journal Newsletters |

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.

Do Business, Regulatory Realities Trump Constitutional Principle in Gag Orders Fight?

By Rhys Dipshan |

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

Judges Say E-Discovery Education at Both State and Federal Levels a Must

By Bob Rohlf, Exterro |

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.

Late Bloomers? Corporate Legal Lags in Tech-Related Savings, Study Finds

By Rhys Dipshan |

Though squeezed by tighter budgets, legal departments are not yet fully implementing cost-saving technology processes, The Blickstein Group-Exterro study found.

Richard Susskind on the Growing Influence of the Legal Operations Boss

By David Ruiz |

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.

When Organizations Fall Short on Cybersecurity, Do Law Firms Pick Up the Slack?

By Ian Lopez |

BakerHostetler’s cybersecurity report highlights the nature of company cybersecurity while illustrating the law firm’s changing role in the tech age.

Jonah Paransky, EVP and General Manager at Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions.

Market Maturation: Wolters Kluwer's New VP Chats the Next Frontier of Legal Tech

By Rhys Dipshan |

Wolters Kluwer vice president and general manager Jonah Paransky chats about the changing legal technology market.

The 12 Core Competencies that Define the Future of Legal Operations

By Zach Warren |

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.

Orrick Lands Lowenstein Partner to Head New York Tech Group

By Rebecca Cohen |

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.

Orange is the new black.

'Orange Is the New Black' Hack Has Hollywood on Edge, Legal Minds Divided

By Todd Cunningham |

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.

Considering Cyberinsurance? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Judy Selby, BDO Consulting |

A rundown of what potential buyers need to know when thinking about purchasing cyberinsurance.

Executives walking inside gears

Foxwordy Grows Up, Launches Enterprise Offering

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Collaboration tool Foxwordy is looking to move further into the business space, and away from its roots as a “social media for lawyers.”

The FTC sent letters to many celebrities—including Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Polizzi and Allen Iverson—about their display of products in Instagram posts.

Who Got Those Social 'Influencer' Letters From the FTC? Read the Full List.

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

Kevin Boyle, senior vice president and general counsel at Vencore

"Who Said Being a Lawyer is Boring?" GC Delves Into the Fun of the Tech Industry

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Planning for the Worst: White House Guidance on Avoiding, and Coping With, Data Breaches

By Kristen Price, Haight Brown & Bonesteel |

The White House memo reflects changing laws and policies and provides guidance for how organizations should tailor their response plans.

Emojis taken from Surveying the Law of Emojis paper, published by Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University - School of Law.

What You Need to Know About Emoji Law (Yes, That's a Thing)

By Ross Todd |

"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 of Microsoft Corp. HANDOUT.

Lucy Bassli, Assistant GC at Microsoft on Legal Operations Outside Silicon Valley

By By David Ruiz |

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.

Is E-Discovery on the Precipice of Even Greater Market Consolidation?

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Tech M&A Trends: Software & Chip Deals Dominate the Tech Sector

By Diane Holt, Bloomberg Law |

A look at the top technology data points and trends for lawyers in Q1 2017.

Eric Mandel, director, Solutions Architecture, E-Discovery, Ricoh USA

Ricoh USA Brings E-Discovery Expert Eric Mandel on Board as Director

By Zach Warren |

The LTPI and Sedona Conference thought leader was drawn to the company's 'decision to invest in providing services.'

Employees on Social Media: The L&E Look at Avoiding Potential Litigation Traps

By Matthew Coolbaugh, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson |

Employers can face potential NLRA violations for having overbroad policies that chill or take action against employees based on their use of social media.

Working the Mines: How Text Mining Can Help Create Value for Lawyers

By Rees Morrison, Juris Datoris |

Text mining is the software-assisted process of identifying patterns in large amounts of written material, which can uncover previously unknown, useful knowledge.

New Patent Framework Aims to Get Attorneys on the Same Page

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

Integris Looks to Help Companies Manage 'Live Maps' of Sensitive Data

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Founder Kristina Bergman hopes to bring dynamic data mapping to information governance.

Prescriptive Modelling: The Future of Data Analytics?

By Rhys Dipshan |

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 Buys Kaplan’s Online-Only JD Program in Education Milestone

By Karen Sloan |

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.

California Supreme Court.

Tech Allies Back Yelp in Online Speech Case

By Ross Todd |

Amicus briefs poured into the California Supreme Court from technology trade organizations and individual companies in Hassell v. Bird.

Reese Arrowsmith, vice president and head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co.

Digital Pillars: Essential Technologies in Corporate Legal

By Rhys Dipshan |

Three current and former senior in-house legal executives explain their top technology choices and how legal departments operate in the 21st century.

Woman checking heart rate

3 Ways Wearables Are Impacting Lawyers

By Monica Zent, ZentLaw |

A look at what lawyers are doing now to help their practice through such wearables as smart watches.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

To Patent or Not to Patent: Legal Tech Takes on IP

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Software developers in the legal technology space may want to think long and hard before forgoing a patent.

Consulting Firm Morae Legal and E-Discovery Provider Clutch Group to Merge

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The merged company Morae Global Corporation is expected to expand both companies’ ranges of compliance products and services.

3 Ways Big Data Will Change the Lawyer's Role

By Ian Lopez |

Lawyers, technologists and advisers may find themselves expanding their roles as technology becomes more integrated with our lives.

Machine-Created Evidence: A Myth of Objectivity?

By By Rhys Dipshan |

Bias can easily be an inherent part in machine-created evidence, experts say.

Three Law Firm Leaders Spill Their Legal Tech Value Secrets

By Daniel Meyers, TransPerfect |

Leaders at the vanguard of the tech movement identify three service trends to provide value to both their firms and their clients.

Colorado Latest State to Propose Cybersecurity Compliance Rules

By Ed Silverstein |

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.'

Inside the Research Projects Looking to 'Tame AI'

By Rhys Dipshan |

Researchers at an NYU Law conference discuss projects to address concerns over AI's opaque decision-making process and consumer profiling.

Julie Brill

Microsoft Hires Ex-FTC Commissioner as Cybersecurity, Privacy Lead

By David Ruiz |

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.

Can Fitbit Records Lead to a Murder Conviction?

By Ed Silverstein |

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.

It's Not You, It's Your Vendor: The Hidden Doorway to Phishing Attacks

By Eric Chuang and Doug Herman, BDO Consulting |

Without understanding the potential vulnerabilities service providers may bring, there is not much to protect organizations from highly sophisticated phishing attacks.

Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid cars sit parked, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Uber said that passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks.

Federal, State Officials Face Sharp Curves in Regulating Driverless Cars

By Cheryl Miller |

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.

New Initiative Seeks to Establish Common Language for Legal Matters

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

The Kitty Hawk Flyer

Who Will Regulate Flying Cars?

By David Ruiz |

“It’s a Pandora’s box of issues,” said Mark Connot, managing partner for Fox Rothschild’s Las Vegas office.

A Bridge Too Far? Legal's Challenges in Explaining AI Decisions

By By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Why Google Is Losing the Battle Over Foreign-Stored Data

By Ben Hancock |

A recent San Francisco case spotlights the particular challenges faced by Google's approach in waging courtroom battles over data storage.

4 Tech Tips for Law Firms with Negotiated Pricing

By Jeff Segarra, Nuance |

Incorporating technologies to optimize administrative processes and manage expenses can create a better work environment and better outcomes for clients.

11th Circuit Upholds Conviction in Case Over Email Breach in Mayoral Election

By Tom McParland |

The court ruled former Mobile County License Commissioner Kimberly Hastie broke the law by turning over a list of drivers' email addresses.


Unified Front: Examining kCura and Guidance's Integrated Full EDRM Offering

By Rhys Dipshan |

Guidance Software and kCura look to play to each other's strengths to tap the demand for comprehensive review solutions.

Justin Kan, Atrium

Legal Technology Investing: A Tale of Two Companies

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Startup founders have begun to look for new approaches to court or skirt venture capital. The cases of and Atrium can provide lessons for other companies.

Edelson Lobs Privacy Suit at Data-Mining Firm Named in NYT Report

By Ross Todd |

Lawyers at Edelson PC claim UnrollMe's data-mining practices violate the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Stored Communications Act.

A large crowd rallies in front of the U.S. Capitol to denounce President Donald Trump’s travel ban order.

In First, Fourth Circuit to Livestream Travel Ban Hearing

By Cogan Schneier |

The court granted a request from CSPAN to broadcast the audio, acknowledging “heightened public interest” in the case.

Talin Andonians, Discovia COO

Women of Legal Tech: From the United Nations to Uniting Legal with Technology

By Monica Bay |

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.

Should You 'Facebook' the Jury? Yes. No. Probably.

By Ben Hancock |

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.

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 Provides a Gateway for FTI's E-Discovery Managed Review Services

By Ian Lopez |

The company's latest legal offering involving Microsoft Office 365, FTI Consulting's managed services uses the cloud for preservation through review.

3 Ways Cybersecurity Demands Are Changing E-Discovery

By Rhys Dipshan |

Data security responsibilities are changing discussions in pre-trial conferences and making e-discovery practitioners more cautious with data custodians.

Identifying and Investing in Solutions for Law Firms and Legal Departments

By Ari Kaplan, Ari Kaplan Advisors |

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.

Stay-at-Home-Rainmakers: A Growing Threat to Big Law

By Roy Strom |

A number of cloud-based law firms are increasingly competing with Big Law for both rainmakers and work from Fortune 100 clients.

Technology Tools for the Art of Legal Marketing

By LTN Staff |

Five legal marketing experts break down how technology has changed the face of the profession.

J.C. Boggs, King & Spalding, Partner and Dean C. Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council, President and CEO opened the 2017 Cybersecurity & Privacy Summit, hosted by King & Spalding on April 24, 2017.

Cyberinsurance and Vendor Follies Headline King & Spalding Cybersecurity Summit

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.

E-discovery Leader Ipro Announces ‘Substantial Investment’ from ParkerGale Capital

By Zach Warren |

The deal, whose monetary details have not been disclosed, will allow ‘increased investment across all departments’ and provide further acquisition opportunities, the company says.

Government Accountability Office building in Washington, D.C.

GAO's Fintech Report Highlights Data Security, Lack of Clarity on Regulatory Oversight

By Stephanie Forshee |

Regardless of which agency oversees which type of fintech company, data security is of top concern, the report noted.

The Benefits of Welcoming AI Into the Legal Department

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

An upcoming CLOC session will focus on the current uses of AI to drive positive operational improvements in spend analytics and outside counsel management.

Will 'Draft Measures' Help Clarify Data Transfer Issues in China?

By Ed Silverstein |

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.

Corporate E-Discovery Struggles With Employee Mobile Device Proliferation

By Rhys Dipshan |

As companies expand mobile device in-house, many are worried about their ability to limit the exposure of potentially discoverable corporate data.

Philadelphia Bar Taking Data-Driven Approach to Judicial Politics

By Max Mitchell |

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.

New Rules Meant to Keep Sharks Out of 'Ocean of Data' Could Slow Work, Raise Costs

By David Ruiz |

The ACC rules lower the chance of breaches, lawyers said, but they also provide a roadblock: Lawyers can't access files as quickly.

Corporate Legal's Metrics Mandate: Create Your Own KPIs, or Others Will

By Rhys Dipshan |

The 2017 CLOC Conference focus on harnessing legal data toward actionable metrics is more than advice—it's increasingly becoming a business necessity.


This GC Thinks He Can Quantify the Long-Subjective Art of Service Provider Value

By Zach Warren |

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.

Back row from left: Jackson Gorski, Sarah Kelly, Mary Rios, Crystal Fletcher, Andrew Bernick, Mario Cantu, and TOJI Director Anne-Marie Rabago. Front row from left: Carolyn Cadena, Kori Martin, DeVondolyn Arrington, and Claire Vaho

First Participants in Texas Bar Legal Incubator Program Help Close the Justice Gap

By Angela Morris |

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.

'Need to Know' Security: New Standard of Care, New Competitive Advantage

By Keith Lipman, Prosperoware |

Law firms need to pay attention to both the ACC guidelines and the NYS DFS regulations in order to compete in the current marketplace.

Ecology concept, businessman keeping a green leaf in his pocket

Reducing Your Firm's Carbon Footprint Requires Digitizing Your Records

By Parviz Rezvani, ABI |

A switch to electronic records can save time and money while reducing a law practice's carbon footprint.

Labor and Employment stock illustration.

Bloomberg BNA Updates Its L&E Tool Set With Heat Maps, Tracking Analytics

By Ian Lopez |

In an arena with increasingly more tech options for labor and employment, Bloomberg Law tries walking attorneys 'soup to nuts' through compliance processes.

K&L Gates Fills Breach-Response Need with RADAR Deal

By Lizzy McLellan |

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.

Close of the future in customer care reps.

Billy Bot, a Chatbot with A Funny Streak, Takes A Barristers' Clerkship

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The new chatbot hopes to provide a new public face for barristers' offices.

Grading Legal on Operational Excellence

By Rebekah Mintzer |

HBR Consulting knows the difficulty legal departments have evaluating their processes. At CLOC, group leaders will try to help operations professionals make the grade.

Corporations’ Living Data: 3 Biometric Trends to Keep An Eye On

By Rhys Dipshan |

Even with security advancements, the use of biometric data may running into increased regulatory oversight and far-reaching state privacy laws.

What's in Your Warehouse? Closing the Business Intelligence Data Gap

By Zach Warren |

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.

Embracing Digital, LSAT Loosens Its Grip on the No. 2 Pencil

By Karen Sloan |

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.

Jason Van Dyke

Attorney in Revenge Porn Twitter War Sues DA over Rescinded Job Offer

By John Council |

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.

The Vicissitudes of the EU-US Cross-Border Transfer

By Ryan Costello, eTERA Consulting |

A look at SCCs in the Irish High Court, Privacy Shield confidence, and what it means for those searching for a comprehensive compliance program.

ONE Discovery Looks to Expand E-discovery’s UX Focus with New Solution

By Rhys Dipshan |

The new company is betting on the demand for a "for e-discovery professionals, by e-discovery professionals" tool in the enterprise space.

Global Patent Filings Spike in Fintech

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

'Smart Contracts' Demand Sharper Tech Skills From Lawyers, Experts Say

By Charles Toutant |

While expectations should be tempered, experts said blockchain adoption will bring changes to the practice of law.

FTC Tells Paid 'Influencers' to Disclose When Instagram Posts Are #Ads

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

Not Everyone Is Happy About Latest Fintech Charter Proposal

By Stephanie Forshee |

Many traditional financial institutions, trade groups and regulators are seeking more clarity on regulations or outright opposing the OCC's proposal.

Compliance Playing Catch-Up with Regulators in Data Analytics Race

By Charles Hastie, Clutch Group |

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.

Wolters Kluwer Aiming to Streamline Research into the Cybersecurity ‘Haystack’

By Zach Warren |

The new Cybersecurity & Privacy Law Suite provides curated news and enhanced searching capabilities for security-minded corporate legal professionals.

Video Depositions May Come of Age in the Cloud Era

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Cloud technology and tablet camera technology could make video depositions a lot less analog.

Got a Negative Online Review? First Things First: Turn Off Your Attorney

By Dan Lear, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.

In-Car Payments to Drive Risks for Auto Companies

By Stephanie Forshee |

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.

Why Artificial Intelligence Can't Compete With Humans, and Vice Versa

By Rhys Dipshan |

Limited by its computational nature, AI in legal falls short of being able to interpret and contextualize data the way attorneys can.

Fire Hazards, and the Power of Checklists for Effective E-discovery New Matter Planning

By Matthew Verga and Sarah Cole, Advanced Discovery |

An effective new matter planning checklist needs to address all six phases of your e-discovery project. Here’s a 24 question example.

Jury Consulting Gets Emotional With the Help of Technology

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Jury consultant Susan Constantine is employing facial recognition software, but the jury is still out on the tool's efficacy and impact.

A large crowd rallies on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, led by top Democrat lawmakers, to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from 7 Muslim-majority countries, on January 30, 2017.

E-Discovery Could Be Key in Trump Travel Ban Litigation

By Ed Silverstein |

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 Headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California.

Apple Enters Self-Driving Race: Here's the Overall Lineup

By Cheryl Miller |

Apple hasn't said what it plans for the three Lexus RX450h models and six drivers now permitted by the DMV.

Information Governance: Law Firms' Cybersecurity Weak Spot

By Ian Raine, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.

Ex-New Jersey Judge, Colleagues Lose Bid to Dismiss Computer Hacking Suit

By Charles Toutant |

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.

Tim Clauss.

The Information Governance Evolution From the Insider’s Perspective

By Ian Lopez |

InOutsource’s Tim Clauss discusses his firsthand experience with the changing role of information governance at law firms over the past 15 years.

UK Incubator Sets Sights on 'Regtech' for Corporate Compliance

By Rhys Dipshan |

Named Codify, the U.K.-based incubator will provide regulation technology startups with logistical resources and strategic advice and direction from corporate professionals.

Next Stop for Waymo-Uber Fight Is the Federal Circuit

By Scott Graham |

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.

The 5 Factors for Legal to Consider for Joint Development Agreements

By Eric M. Lee, Thomson Reuters Practical Law |

Regardless of a joint development agreement's (JDA's) ultimate structure, counsel should consider certain key issues, ranging from IP to dispute resolution.

Server Room

Data Protection Education Lacking, but Hardline Policies Deny Reality of Employee Behavior

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Buying or Upgrading Practice Management Software? 4 Things to Know

By Ian Lopez |

Implementing practice management tools can be a pain. Here are some considerations when making the move.

Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk of Morae Legal

For Legal Departments, Tech Enables Broader Transformation

By Rhys Dipshan |

Morae Legal managing directors Brian Stearns and Mark Woolfolk discuss how legal technology enables corporate legal to rethink how it approaches and delegates work.

A Perfect Global Storm: In-House Leaders See Rough Waters, Similar Challenges

By E. Leigh Dance, Global Counsel Leaders Circle |

These six conclusions of one survey, including the increasing focus on technology and IT, say that change is here for in-house counsel.

Using Computer Forensics to Investigate Employee Data Theft

By Timothy M. Opsitnick, Joseph M. Anguilano and Trevor B. Tucker, JURINNOV, Cybersecurity Law & Strategy |

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.

Panelist L-R David Curle, Mary Juetten, Dan Lear and Monica Zant.

For Law Firms, It's from Alternative Fees to Alternative Business Models

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Evolve Law panelists discussed how technology plays a part in changing the billable hour and the law firm partner structure.

Karen Taylor, Anaqua.

Inside Asia's Legal Technology Evolution With Anaqua's Karen Taylor

By Rhys Dipshan |

Corporations operating in Asia are turning to legal technology to manage IP assets and work more efficiently on a global scale.

Dollars & Data: Law Firms Increasing Marketing, Business Development Tech Spend

By Ian Lopez |

A recent Bloomberg Law/Legal Marketing Association report examined how firms are using and plan to use technology for business development.

Cyber Crime: How Architects, Engineers and Contractors May Be at Risk

By Daniel Gmelin, Hiscox, Property Casualty 360 |

The risk management rundown on making sure your company, no matter the size, is protected from common cyber risks.

CodeX Dispatches: 5 Takes on Successful (and Potential) Growth in Legal Tech

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Five speakers from across the legal industry share their ideas and success stories about pushing efficiency and tech adoption forward.

digital tools

Clients Not Ready to 'Talk to a Robot,' but Jackson Lewis Bets on Automating Compliance Tasks

By Ian Lopez |

Jackson Lewis' workthruIT site serves as a digital tool suite for general counsel, HR and employers for workplace-related issues.

Data center with hard drives

Challenged by the Old and New, Corporate E-Discovery Hits a Wall

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

United Airlines Airbus A320.

United's Social Media Response Ignores Reputational Risk

By Ryan McConnell and Meagan Baker, R. McConnell Group |

The company has some serious work to do in responding to issues on social media that impact the airline's reputation.

E. Barrett Prettyman Court House.

Fight Over 2 Big Law Accounts Sparks Legal Tech Court Case

By Cogan Schneier |

eSentio Technologies says a former employee stole two Big Law clients when he defected to rival technology provider HBR Consulting.

LexisNexis, HBR Consulting Explore Legal Tech Support with New Joint Venture

By Zach Warren |

Managed Technology Services will utilize LexisNexis technologies and data hosting capabilities, while HBR provides a strategy element.

Machines Are Organizing Legal's Data, But Not Fast Enough

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Bigger Data, ‘Tech Terror’ and Diversity Disparities Mark CodeX’s Fifth FutureLaw

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Stanford’s one-day event showcased the people, technologies and issues defining the latest wave of legal technology.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Introduces New Data Governance, Threat Intelligence Offerings for Office 365

By Zach Warren |

For legal, Microsoft is trying to streamline records retention and deletion while keeping data in place.

Judge Jeremy Fogel, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C

In Complex Tech IP Cases, Some Judges Geek Out

By Ross Todd |

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, vice president and general counsel of Pegasystems

The Ever-Changing Roles of the Tech GC: A Chat with Pegasystems GC Matt Cushing

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

How Can You Prepare for the New Australian Data Breach Notification Law?

By Lisa Vanderwal, Bird & Bird |

The new legislation will not only affect companies in Australia but international companies with Australian operations.

Reese Arrowsmith, vice president and head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co.

Campbell Soup's Arrowsmith Named Head of ACC Legal Operations Group

By David Ruiz |

In the role, Arrowsmith will meet with general counsel and discuss best practices in developing internal legal operations departments.

Should Public University Lawyers Worry About Increasing IoT Data in Public Records Requests?

By Ed Silverstein |

Some important considerations and exemptions could limit the use of FOIA in attempts to release IoT data.

Integration for Investigation: kCura/Videris Partnership Pulls Web Data to Connect Dots

By Ian Lopez |

kCura and Videris are betting their integration can vastly improve the efficiency of analyzing data sets by aligning internal and external data sets.

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco

Twitter Sues Feds, Refuses to ID Anti-Trump Tweeter

By Ross Todd |

@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.

Top 3 Reasons for Associate Attrition and 3 Ways to Combat It

By Haley Altman, Doxly |

Here's a hint: Associate attrition isn't caused by salaries. So what's the issue, and is technology the answer?

Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Ariz.

ASU Law Bets on Video Education With New Facility Integration

By Rhys Dipshan |

The law school integrated its new Phoenix-based Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law with Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform.

Regulatory Scrutiny Ramping Up in the Rapidly Expanding Internet of Things

By Natasha Kohne and Crystal Roberts, Akin Gump |

All three major branches of the federal government, as well as the states, have begun to tackle regulation of the IoT.

Missing in Action: Impute Intelligently Before Deciding Based on Data

By Rees Morrison, Juris Datoris |

To counter data loss, analysts employ a range of methods—from simple to complex—to plug in plausible numbers for missing numbers.

Jeb Butler and Darren Tobin.

Lawyers Turn to Tweets to Pin Down Uber

By Katheryn Hayes Tucker |

For lack of another way to contact the tech-savvy car service, two Butler Tobin attorneys in Atlanta spoke out via Twitter.

Fintech Innovation Too Quick for Some Outside Counsel

By Stephanie Forshee |

“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.

Federal Communications Commission.

Future Shock? Uncertainty Over Long-Term Effects of the FCC Privacy Rules Repeal

By Rhys Dipshan |

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 Announces New Majority Investor, Spurring Ongoing Global Expansion

By Ian Lopez |

Mitratech has had a series of investments and acquisitions in the past several years. The latest comes from international financial investors HgCapital.

Cybervillains Lurk on LinkedIn

By Steve Thomas, McGuire, Craddock & Strother |

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.

'Courtroom 2000' in Riverhead, equipped with flat panel screens.

PowerPoints at Trials Must Be 'Within the 4 Corners of the Evidence': N.Y. Court of Appeals

By Joel Stashenko |

The court upheld the convictions of two defendants in which the defense challenged as prejudicial the use of PowerPoint presentations by the prosecution.

(clockwise from top left): Instagram, Foodspotting, Path, and Twitter.

Twitter, Yelp Strike $5.3M Settlement in App Privacy Case

By Ross Todd |

The suit accused the apps of inappropriately accessing the address books of customers using Apple mobile devices.

Got Cool New Tech? There's a Lawsuit for That

By Lisa A. Rickard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform |

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.

Kathryn DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave.

Beyond Buzzwords: This CIO Says Tech Is About Making Your Law Firm Better Than Others

By Ian Lopez |

Bryan Cave's Katie DeBord credits her competitive nature for her leadership with technology at the firm.


Asia's Digital Growth Set to Squeeze Region's Corporate Counsel

By Rhys Dipshan |

Asian companies are bracing for an expected wave of rising litigation, regulatory action and cost pressures, a Baker McKenzie survey found.

Privacy Litigation Against Coca-Cola Goes Flat

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A federal judge held that Coca-Cola had no responsibility to prevent its employees' personal information from falling into the wrong hands.

Aaron Tantleff, left, and Mark Krotoski, right.

Two Lawyers’ Forecast for Cybersecurity Regulations? Cloudy

By Joel Stashenko |

The lawyers discuss regulatory conflicts that may emerge between federal agencies and states as they grab pieces of cybercrime deterrence.

Stop Spreading the News: A 5-Step Guide to Handling Unlawful Content Posted on Social Media

By Desiree Moore and Alexis Douglas, K&L Gates |

It might be time to react when someone posts defamatory, offensive or infringing content about you or your business on social media.

Life in the Startup Lane: LexisNexis Accelerator Selects 5 Companies for Mentorship

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

LexisNexis’ accelerator program features five companies with varied approaches to bringing technology to legal.

Chase D'Agostino, Quislex

Legal Tech's Promise Is Universal, but So Is Its Pain, Industry Veteran Says

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Legal Departments Face High Data Breach Risk, But Few Easy Solutions

By Rhys Dipshan |

Operational, cultural and implementation barriers can challenge corporate legal's attempts to secure volumes of sensitive company data.

Preparing for Ransomware Attacks: Your Company Is a Target

By Ryan Bergsieker and Allison Chapin, Gibson Dunn |

Planning ahead is essential, and legal teams should consider these nine tips when assessing their companies' readiness.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. June 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Data Debacles Ensue From Encrypted Messaging Lawsuit Against the EPA

By Ed Silverstein |

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.

Allen & Overy’s London office

While Not a 'Tech Unicorn,' Allen & Overy Joins Law Firms in the Tech Hub Circuit

By Ian Lopez |

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.

E-billing, invoicing, payments, machine learning

Inside Wolters Kluwer's Take on Machine Learning in E-Billing

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer looks to support, not supplant, corporate legal department billing staff.

legal computer judge concept, lady justice isolated on white, 3D illustration.

Getting Serious About Document Security Means Balancing Access and Productivity

By Tracie Sokol, Canon U.S.A |

The need for workflow security components goes much deeper than simply meeting compliance requirements.

E-Discovery Heads In-House, and It's Not Just Because of Cost

By Rhys Dipshan |

In an industrywide survey, legal technology expert Ari Kaplan found corporate e-discovery is being leveraged more toward information governance and analysis tasks.

Negative Ratings

What's a Law Firm To Do About Anonymous Online Reviews? Sue, of Course

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Cromeens Law Firm alleges the defendants made false and defamatory statements about the firm on various online websites.

Sedona Conference Releases 3rd Edition of E-Discovery Principles for Public Comment

By Zach Warren |

The updates to the influential Principles are the first released since 2007, and the third edition is four years in the making.

Finding the Right Balance Between Tech Knowledge and Confidence in a Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition

By Zach Warren |

EDI's upcoming California Spring Meeting will look at perspectives and considerations for witness selection.

Data Collection Is a Top Concern for Drone Operators' Counsel

By David Ruiz |

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.

With Contract Automation, Ambition Doesn't Always Align With Reality

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

A self-executing contract could be coming, but it doesn't appear to be here quite yet.

Cornell Law School.

Student Interest Drives New Tech Law Program at Cornell Law's NYC Campus

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

What Companies Can Demand From Law Firms on Data Security

By C. Ryan Barber |

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.

From left Richard Climan, John Brockland, Keith Flaum, and Jane Ross

Hogan Lovells Lures Weil Tech Transactions Team

By Rebecca Cohen |

Hogan Lovells won a bidding war for Climan’s crew, according to one source briefed on their decision to depart Weil.

Facebook Photo of Judge Holding Beverage Is Not Proof of DWI Release Violation, Judge Says

By Joel Stashenko |

City Court Judge Leticia Astacio had previously been suspended since her 2016 conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Lawyers Using Social Media Lack Framework for What's Allowed

By David Ruiz |

Companies and firms are dealing with lawyers' social media use on a case-by-case basis, leading to uncertainty.

Enterprise v. Application: Are Law Firms Ready for an Enterprise Class Solution?

By Mike Stern, Prosperoware |

In a changing marketplace, it might benefit law firms to choose an enterprise solution over 'technology application gluttony.'

DTI Looks for Next Step E-Discovery, Info Gov with Minority Investment in Valora

By Ian Lopez |

The investment allows Valora to focus on technology development over services, while DTI’s clients get access to data classification technology.

Data Gleaned From New Convercent Insights Solution Is All About the Ethics

By Rhys Dipshan |

By tapping into multiple enterprise and public data streams, Convercent Insights provides companies with a closer look at their compliance efforts.

Practice and Profitability: Prosperoware’s Data-Driven Take on Financial Management

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Who Has the Keys to Self-Driving Cars?

By Amanda Cicatelli, InsideCounsel |

The Waymo v. Uber case is one of the first major battles over driverless car technology, and it will be a real food fight.

Can Juristech's Floating Keyboard Tackle the Typing Woes of Legal Writing?

By Gabrielle Hernandez |

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.

Fox Rothschild Raids Dentons for New York Startup Group

By Brian Baxter |

The lawyers represent clients like social media investment fund TGZ Capital, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity startup JASK, and health care data firm pulseData.

FRONTEO’s CEO Craig Carpenter.

Industry in Transition: FRONTEO's New CEO Preps for the Evolving E-discovery Market

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Craig Carpenter, the incoming CEO of FRONTEO, finds partnerships and AI to be the defining characteristics of e-discovery's transitional period.

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

U.K. Barrister Fined after ‘Confidential’ Information Leaked in Home Computer Update

By Ed Silverstein |

725 unencrypted documents stored on the barrister's home computer were temporarily uploaded to a searchable internet directory.

Hacker Tries Extortion Plot vs. Apple, but Co. Says it Is Not Harmed; Here's What To Do

By Sue Reisinger |

While Apple says users are safe, the event underscores the importance for companies to be prepared for cyber events, says Alston & Bird partner.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

In Uber Appeal, Another Test for Digital Arbitration Pacts

By Andrew Denney |

Second Circuit judges are considering whether to sign off on an arbitration agreement that Uber wrapped into its app terms of service.

Four Pitfalls to Avoid in a Cyberinsurance Policy

By Stephen Raptis, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips |

These provisions are likely to be tested in litigation in the next few years and deserve particular focus by prospective policyholders.

NY AG Settles With 3 Mobile Health App Makers on Misleading Claims Charges

By Kristen Rasmussen |

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.

Is Sensitive Data Safe in the Hands of Expert Witnesses?

By Margaret A. Daley, Berkeley Research Group |

What safeguards are in place to ensure a receiving party will provide the level of security sensitive data deserves? The answer is very few.

Winter 2017 Case Law Suggests Counsel Should Brush Up on Addressing ESI

By Ian Lopez |

A recent Exterro webinar brought together leading legal minds in e-discovery to interpret takeaways from this winter’s top e-discovery cases.

Venture Capital

Startup Struggles: How Individual Investors Allowed a Legal Tech Startup to Bypass VC Woes

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Data Obstacles Hamper Cyber Insurance Growth

By Sam J. Friedman, Deloitte, Property Casualty 360 |

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.

Senate Votes to Repeal FCC Internet Privacy Rules

By Lora Hollien |

The Federal Communication Commission’s move to stop internet service providers from collecting customers’ personal information without consent has itself been halted.

It's Time for IT and Employees to Work Together to Address Cyber Risks

By Mark Hickman |

One of the key challenges for managing data breach risk is acknowledging that it is not always posed by someone outside of the company.

Are Law Departments Letting Law Firms Off the Hook With Cybersecurity?

By Daniella Isaacson, ALM Intelligence |

According to ALM Intelligence's recent report on cybersecurity and law firms, law firms are failing on the most fundamental level: basic preparation.


From the Ground Up: Inside Oracle's Knowledge Management Project

By Rhys Dipshan |

Ameen Haddad, ‎assistant general counsel at Oracle and head of its knowledge management project, discusses KM's complexities and opportunities.

E-Discovery Veterans are Tackling a 'New Generation of Challenges'

By Zach Warren |

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.

Companies Challenge Secrecy Protocols for FBI National Security Letters

By Ben Hancock |

The companies say the potentially indefinite gag orders about the letters are an unconstitutional prior restraint on free speech.


McDonald's Trump Tweet Reveals Social Media Dangers for Legal

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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.

Kathleen Killin, marketing and communications coordinator with ROSS Intelligence.

Women of Legal Tech: Kathleen Killin's Career Combines Artificial Intelligence and Art

By Monica Bay |

To take advantage of opportunities, Killin created an a la carte law approach to get her ticket.

L-R Jake Heller, Founder and CEO and Laura Safdie, COO and General Counsel, Casetext.

$12M Casetext Investment Underscores Am Law Interest in AI Technology

By Ian Lopez |

A recent investment in artificial intelligence-enabled legal research technology signals law firm acceptance and adoption of such technology.


Cybercrimes in Civil Litigation: Using the CFAA To Go 'On the Offensive'

By Shain Khoshbin, Munck Wilson Mandala |

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 Watson

IBM's Watson Makes New Inroads Into Legal With Discovery, Business Research Offerings

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

Statutory Damages: The Future of Cybersecurity Litigation

By Thomas G. Rohback and Patricia M. Carreiro, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider |

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.


Inside the 'Robot Review': 3 Trends Defining the Artificial Intelligence Contract Market

By Rhys Dipshan |

The market for AI contract solutions is fueled by competitive innovation, differing law firm and legal department demands and the evolution of corporate legal.

Is Your Law Firm Running 'Encryption Light?'

By Nina Cunningham, Altman Weil |

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.

Where to Start When Shopping for Third-Party Cybersecurity Vendors

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Women in Cybersecurity

No Woman's Land: Cybersecurity Industry Suffers From Gender Imbalance, Discrimination

By Rhys Dipshan |

A PwC survey finds that women face wage, education and culture barriers in an industry heavily comprised of males.

How Can the Industrial Internet of Things Be Better Prepared for Cyber Risks?

By Ed Silverstein |

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.”

California Startup Plays Matchmaker to GCs and Outside Counsel

By David Ruiz |

Globality is trying to solve a common problem that general counsel face when companies expand into new jurisdictions.

Consilio Brings Together Analytics and Human Review in In-House Cost-Containment Service

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The "External Spend Optimization" tool promises to provide actionable data to control spending on outside counsel.

3rd Circuit Upholds Contempt Ruling for Man Who Didn’t Unlock Devices

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

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.

funding and budgeting

In-House Legal Technology Adoption Often Pivots on One Key Variable: Project Sponsors

By Rhys Dipshan |

It is often up to general counsel and legal operations managers to support, and closely manage, their department's technology adoption.

ABA Offers New Cyberinsurance Policy for Law Firms as Breaches Continue

By Ed Silverstein |

Law firms with a minimum revenue base of $250,000 can apply for the ABA cyberinsurance policy, underwritten by Chubb Limited.

Mobile phones and digital tablets

Ninth Circuit Weighs Privacy in Police Cellphone Tracking Case

By Ross Todd |

Judges Mary McKeown and Jay Bybee expressed concern over the growing frequency and precision with which cellular providers can track their customers.

Google Is Not Generic for Internet Searching—But the Day May Be Coming

By Scott Graham |

Lawyer Richard Wirtz argues that so many people say "google" when they mean "search the internet" regardless of search engine.

How Do I Secure My World? Keeping Info Safe as Lines Blur Between Personal, Professional Lives

By Ian Lopez |

IBM CISO Shamla Naidoo said at ABA Tech show that much of preventing organizational cyber threats hinges on the individual.

10 Ways to Avoid W-2 Phishing Schemes

By Cinthia Motley, Sedgwick |

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses.

Handling Law Firm “Waste” to Adapt to a Changing Marketplace

By Ian Lopez |

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.

Dr. Xuning (Michael) Tang, Chief Data Scientist at Vista Analytics,

Behind the Tech: E-discovery Data Scientist Discusses Future of AI, Document Review

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

4 Ways to Leverage AI to Optimize Your Legal Content Marketing

By Jaron Rubenstein |

If not done correctly, building new processes and capabilities into your firm's website can quickly become a time-consuming and costly endeavor.

Legalist website at

Legalist Integration With Clio Paves Way for Broader Litigation Financing

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Clio's practice management software will integrate tech-enabled litigation finance platform Legalist for quicker, online requests for litigation funding.

When it Comes to Law Firm Clients, Metrics Matter More Than You Think

By Ian Lopez |

Evolve Law CEO Mary Juetten explained at the ABA Tech Show how law firms can employ metrics in improving their client services.

Back in the GDPR: Using Data Mapping to Arrive at a Privacy Impact Assessment

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

Any company operating globally should protect their value through exposure containment under both Privacy Shield and the forthcoming GDPR.

Legal Writing With Style: 3 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Document

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

Ditching Times New Roman, widening margins and writing simply may improve attorneys' ability to reach judges and the general public.

Running the Corporate Legal Department Like a Profit Center

By Dan Bodnar and Rob Gitell, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker |

Technology, accountability and innovation are key in making sure the legal department is attuned to organizational forward momentum.

Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Leave the Company

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

Two recent lawsuits highlight the question: How can in-house lawyers best protect trade secrets when employees leave?

Protesters against Donald Trump's executive order at John F. Kennedy International Airport

4 Tech Platforms Connecting Those Affected by Trump Immigration Bans to Legal Support

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Corporate Legal Looks to Be Major Benefactor in Accounting Cybersecurity Standards

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

In Health Care, Is Blockchain the Technology Legal Has Been Waiting For?

By Kristen Rasmussen |

The technology lends itself to a number of applications, namely medical records, clinical trials and prescription drug monitoring.

The Irish Case That Could Upend US-EU Data Transfers (Again)

By Ben Hancock |

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.

Microsoft Office 365

12 Office 365 Considerations for Your E-Discovery Team

By Nishad Shevde, Exterro |

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.


As Cyber Attackers Get Tougher, General Counsel Get Going

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

The methods used by hackers and scammers are getting more advanced, so in-house counsel have to step up.

Reducing Legal Spend Still Top Concern for Many Litigation Chiefs

By Sue Reisinger |

The Consero Group survey also found data privacy and security issues and managing labor and employment matters as major concerns.

Cloud computing

Microsoft and Google's Cloud Tools Compete for Attorney Attention

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Advanced Discovery Announces Integration with Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery

By Zach Warren |

The support provider will integrate ADD into its data centers, leveraging the solution as part of its own management solution platform.

American Bar Association offices in Washington, D.C.

ABA Harnessing Legal Technology to Combat Surging of Hate Crimes

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

6 Steps to Excellent E-Discovery in Product Liability Litigation

By John Del Piero, Discovia; Jennifer G. Swanton, Medtronic; and Catherine McPherson, Bartlit Beck |

Product liability litigation brings with it some unique e-discovery challenges, risks and costs for litigants on both sides of the table.

Waymo driverless vehicle.

California Opens Door to Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing

By Cheryl Miller |

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday posted its latest proposed regulations for testing and deploying fully autonomous vehicles.

Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

Hogan Lovells Publishes Docs Online in Hawaii’s Trump Travel Ban Challenge

By Ian Lopez |

Hogan Lovells’ Neal Katyal, counsel to Hawaii in the case, says “We want everyone to be able to read our work.”

What You Need to Know to Get Started with Privacy Shield Certification

By David F. Katz, Nelson Mullins |

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.

10 Corporate Law Leaders Crushing it on Twitter

By Rhys Dipshan |

A look at some of the top Twitter profiles of those directing technology in legal departments and the broader corporate world.

Canadian Businesses Raise Cybersecurity Concerns Regarding New China Law

By Ed Silverstein |

A government spokesperson says Canadian businesses have expressed concerns over how they may be affected by China’s recent cybersecurity law.

EDRM Releases Security Audit Questionnaire with Focus on E-Discovery Security

By Zach Warren |

The questionnaire is designed for organizations to evaluate the security capabilities of partners offering electronic discovery or managed services.

Minimizing Distraction: Jurors in the Age of Technology

By Eric Rosen, Kelley Uustal |

Many fall victim to "technology distraction." But how has the age of technology affected our jurors?

Julie Chain, Millnet.

The E-Discovery Calling: Millnet's Julia Chain Talks New Jobs and Technology Shifts

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Insurance Carriers Say Driverless Car Data Is Key to Rates

By Cheryl Miller |

That demand for data puts the industry at odds with some car manufacturers that fear the release, potentially through a hack, of trade secrets.

robot in office

From Parlance to Practice: AI Defined in the Next Wave of Legal Applications

By ian lopez |

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.

Why Data (Intelligence) is the Key to Value Creation for Legal Teams

By Anshu Kar, Axiom |

There is an opportunity for legal teams to create value by coupling sophisticated data technology with intelligent analysis.

Culture Clash: 3 Tech Rules When Collecting Data from the EU

By Rhys Dipshan |

Fine-tuning e-discovery, legal hold and redaction processes can help U.S. legal practitioners navigate the challenges in collecting EU data.

Maxwell Chambers, location of the Singapore International Arbitration Center.

Singapore's Judiciary is Focused on Legal Tech, Will the Industry Follow?

By Zach Warren |

Legal tech companies that have opened offices in Singapore say the market is ripe for innovation, but local firms will not change overnight.

Data Breach.

Blockchain: A Short Primer for Lawyers

By Emile Loza de Siles, Law Journal Newsletters |

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.

What Should Be in Your Ransomware Response Plan?

By Paul Bond and Kimberly Chow, Reed Smith |

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.

Auckland, New Zealand, skyline

Bringing Automation In-House, MinterEllison to Develop AI With Joint Venture

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

MinterEllison and Goat Ventures will co-produce a platform that broadly applies artificial intelligence to legal services delivery.

With Data Analytics, It's Not Always 'Follow the Money!'

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

As managing partners want to grow and increase profitability, they may overlook or discount secondary uses of law firm data.

Women in Technology.

The Trailblazers: Advice, Insight and Wisdom From Women Leaders in Corporate Legal Tech

By Rhys Dipshan |

Five women corporate legal professionals in the technology industry share their thoughts on the gender gap, memorable career challenges and more.

Women and technology

How Can You Get Attorneys Amped About Legal Tech Training? Day Pitney Has a Plan

By Ian Lopez |

Law firm Day Pitney’s HR team of Carrie Kirby and Crystal Fernandes-Harris explain teaching lawyers about technology and making the knowledge stick.

Bharara Relying on Little-Used Cyberstalking Law in Bomb Threat Prosecution

By Andrew Denney |

The statute is "relatively new and untested," said Shari Claire Lewis, a partner at Rivkin Radler.

Amazon Echo.

Amazon, Avoiding First Amendment Clash, Drops Objections to Echo Warrant

By Ben Hancock |

Amazon Inc. has agreed to hand over recordings from an "Echo" device that was in the home of a murder suspect in Arkansas.

Morrison & Foerster's Washington, D.C. offices. July 23, 2014. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.

MoFo Nabs Ex-Obama National Security Adviser

By Meghan Tribe |

David Newman was a former special assistant and associate counsel to President Barack Obama and member of the National Security Council.

Answering the Call for Remote Conference Security

By Michael Hughes, LoopUp |

The value that reservationless conferencing provides is severely undercut by the security issues introduced by dial-in.

Paladin Looks to Connect Private-Sector Law with Pro Bono Opportunities

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Social responsibility drove Paladin's founder, a former Skadden attorney, into the startup world.

LawGeex Raises $7M, Riding Surge of Corporate Interest in AI Contracting

By Rhys Dipshan |

For many corporate legal departments, AI contract review is becoming more of a necessity and less of an operational challenge.

Slaughters Selects 5 Companies for Free Legal Advice in New Fintech Scheme

By Anna Ward |

The companies will receive legal advice, access to model legal documentation and tailored coaching in areas such as pitching and presentations.

Immigration Expert Raises Concerns about Asylum Uses for DoNotPay Bot

By Ed Silverstein |

‘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.

data collection

Getting the Most Bang for Your E-Discovery Buck through Early Planning

By Lisa Grimm, Perkins Coie |

The closer you get to the goal of making your original data collection 100 percent complete, the more you will be rewarded.

Sanjay Singh, Laurent Wiesel, Matteo Balzarini – the team behind Justly.

From Big Law to Big Business: Former McGuireWoods Attorney Talks Becoming a Tech Entrepreneur

By Ian Lopez |

A former McGuireWoods associate is betting he can help legal operations departments make predictions on litigation and spend.

Three Law Tasks “Virtual Assistants” Can Handle For You

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Attorneys bogged down in administrative tasks like taking calls or scheduling meetings may want to look to technology to ease their load.

Yahoo, Verizon Debacle Shines Light on M&A Cybersecurity

By Ed Silverstein |

These days, cybersecurity is 'a meaningful issue in almost every modern day M&A transaction,' said King & Spalding's Robert Leclerc.

No Complaints From In-House Lawyers on SEC Robo Guidance

By Stephanie Forshee |

The commission issued guidance for automated investment advisers, better known as robo-advisers, on Feb. 23.

3 Areas Where IoT is Already Impacting Lawyers

By Ian Lopez |

The increasingly wireless world spells increasingly difficult challenges for lawyers in law firms and organizations of all sizes.

5 Key Cyber Trends Dominating the Early 2017 Discourse

By Jason Straight, UnitedLex |

These talked-about trends span not only the progress made, but also the cybersecurity challenges that still lie ahead.

LawyerLine Tries to “Automate” Human Phone Responses for Law Offices

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |’s new phone service relies on scripts rather than automation to replace office assistants.

The Corporate Blockchain Groups Defining the Future of Legal Ops

By Rhys Dipshan |

For counsel, blockchain trade association groups offer a place to learn about the technology and take part in defining its future.

Will Congress Soon Approve Stronger Email Privacy Search Protections?

By Ed Silverstein |

Under the proposal (HR 387), the government essentially would need to get a search warrant to gain access to older stored emails.

Yahoo Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Silicon Valley GCs Defend Ron Bell, Say He's The Fall Guy for Data Breach

By David Ruiz |

Some GCs blamed Bell’s departure on company politics and said Bell is falling on the sword for larger issues at the beleaguered company.

Computer graphic illustration about internet shopping in virtual world.

Legal's Relationship With Procurement Experts Is Growing, Survey Says

By Zach Warren |

A joint survey by Bloomberg Law and The Buying Legal Council found a projected in-house savings of 11 percent using procurement in legal.

Increased Adoption Aside, Encryption in Corporate Law Still Faces Cultural, Operational Hurdles

By Rhys Dipshan |

Encryption adoption in most legal departments is stymied by operational challenges and a culture that doesn't see encrypted communications as necessity.

Law’s Lessons Learned From the “CloudBleed” Leak

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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.

Business Strategy, Tech Become Bigger Focus for Some GCs in Europe

By Rebekah Mintzer |

The General Counsel Barometer 2017 shows general counsel at companies based in Europe are looking to align with business strategy.

Analytic Use.

Eastern Texas Still Patent Case Champ, According to Lex Machina Data

By Scott Graham |

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.

Magistrate Judge Peck

Judge Peck Is Fed Up With Lazy Discovery Responses

By Mark Hamblett |

“It is time, once again, to issue a discovery wake-up call to the bar in this district,” Peck wrote in Fischer v. Forrest.

Victor Barkalov, chief digital officer at Jackson Lewis.

Jackson Lewis’ Chief Digital Officer on Carving a Place for Technology in the Firm

By Ian Lopez |

Fulfilling the newly-created chief digital officer role at Jackson Lewis, Victor Barkalov chats leveraging IT for legal services.

password cracking

When Lawyers Become Hackers

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

A look at how attorneys might find “ethical hacking” useful in the e-discovery process.

Counsel Face Major Challenges with Rise of the Internet of Things

By Rhys Dipshan |

In addition to heeding ever-changing regulations over Internet of Things devices, counsel must reckon with novel security and discovery burdens.

Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy.

Salman Khan Is Bringing Free LSAT Prep to the Masses

By Karen Sloan |

Starting in 2018, Khan Academy will offer a comprehensive, free online LSAT test prep program using materials provided by the LSAC.

Data Breach.

Law Firms Across the US Need to Know New York's Cyber Regulation

By Judy Selby, BDO Consulting |

Many firms fall squarely within the state's definition of service providers in their representation of covered entities.

Legal Tech 'Crosses the Pond' In Spite of Brexit Vote

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Despite uncertainty around last year's Brexit vote, legal technology companies continue to push operations into the U.K. market.

Michael J. Adams, strategic cybersecurity and data privacy counselor at McGuireWoods.

Cyberwar Attorney: Former Legal Adviser to Joint Chiefs Chats Corporate and Military Cyber Threats

By Rhys Dipshan |

Michael Adams discusses cyber threats against U.S. corporations and highlights his time serving as counsel for military cybersecurity teams.

Belfast at Night over the River Lagan, Belfast City, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (UK).

Ulster University Opens New Legal Innovation Center, a First for the UK

By Zach Warren |

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.’

Businessman using iPad

Document Coding on the Go? kCura Introduces Mobile Relativity App for iPads

By Ian Lopez |

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?

Untangling the Mystery of Cybersecurity Insurance

By Sean Cooney, Keesal Young & Logan |

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.

Amazon Echo.

Fighting Echo Warrant, Amazon Has Scant Law to Draw On

By Ben Hancock |

The tug of war between Amazon and law enforcement is seen by many as the next battleground over digital privacy.

Social Media Gets Some Respect from SCOTUS in First Amendment Case

By Tony Mauro |

In Packingham v. North Carolina, a North Carolina man was convicted for posting on Facebook while on the state’s sex offender registry.

Short Circuits: 3 Areas Where Tech Law Is Falling Behind

By Rhys Dipshan |

From fighting cyberespionage to protecting corporate clients' privacy, outdated laws may be hindering corporations.

E-Discovery an Exercise in Creativity, Says DiscoverReady's Laurey Harris

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Profiled as part of LTN's Plugged In series, Harris found a "viable industry" in e-discovery where she could demonstrate creativity and leadership.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Boyd (selfie in front of the Medina County courthouse in Hondo)

Texas Launches Its Own Version of PACER, But Only a Few Lawyers Will Have Access

By John Council |

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.

Are You Ready for the New China Cybersecurity Law?

By Zach Warren |

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.

Uber headquarters in San Francisco

What to Make of Google-Uber Spat Over Driverless Cars

By Scott Graham |

Last week, Alphabet subsidiary Waymo LLC sued Uber Technologies Inc., alleging stolen trade secrets and patent infringement.

Beneficial Ownership Registers: Transparency v. Privacy in the Cayman Islands

By Alex Brainis and Peter Colegate, Appleby |

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.

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

By Roy Strom |

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

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

By Rhys Dipshan |

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

TurboPatent’s SmartShell software

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

By Gabrielle Orum Hernandez |

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

3 Things Law Firms Should Consider When Using Website Metrics

By Jaron Rubenstein, Rubenstein Technology Group |

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

A Q&A With BillingTree's First General Counsel

By Stephanie Forshee |

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

Verizon general counsel Craig Silliman

Verizon GC on the Lessons Learned from Deal with Yahoo

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

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

Rear view of businessman standing and looking on top of the labyrinth wall with sea and cloudy sky background. He is searching for the right way. Digitally generated image.

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

By Ian Lopez |

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

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

By Rhys Dipshan |

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.

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

By Steve Irons, DocSolid |

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

Michigan State University College of Law, located in East Lansing, Michigan which is affiliated with Michigan State University.

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

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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

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

By Joel Stashenko |

Microsoft and Stripe are urging federal banking regulators not to draw cybersecurity rules for the largest banks so narrowly that they exclude innovative technologies developed by innovative third-party providers.

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

By Rhys Dipshan |

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

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

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

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

How to Transform Your Rainmakers Into Social Media Rock Stars

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

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

What Companies Need to Know About California Privacy Risk Mitigation

By Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie |

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

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

Your Existing Product or Vendor is Gone. Now What?

By Philip Homburger, LawBase |

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

Ann Shuman, general counsel at DTCC.

For Finance Industry In-House Counsel, the Future Is Pressing, but Largely Unknown

By Rhys Dipshan |

DTCC general counsel Ann Shuman discusses the challenges of legal departments and what to expect from a life at the helm of market and technology evolution.

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

By Zach Warren |

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

John T. Araneo, General Counsel of Align.

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

By Rhys Dipshan |

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

Are Courts the Next Frontier in Fight Against State Hacking?

By Ben Hancock |

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

Supreme Court of Victoria

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

By Stuart Hall, kCura |

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

Donald Trump.

Cleary Gottlieb Publishes Trump 'Social Media Attack' Survival Guide

By C. Ryan Barber |

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

Clete Johnson.

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

By Ricci Dipshan |

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

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

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

By Ross Todd |

U.S District Judge Vince Chhabria made clear Thursday morning that he thought the law violated the First Amendment, although he held off ruling from the bench.

Regulate That Hairbrush? Cyberlaw Experts Say Maybe

By Sue Reisinger |

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

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

By Ian Lopez |

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

Artificial Intelligence.

The Actual Cost of In-House Artificial Intelligence Adoption

By Rhys Dipshan |

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

State Bar of California to Adopt Court Technology Platform Odyssey

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

The State Bar of California is looking to the court technology platform to bolster its regulation of bar members. Here’s a look at the tool.

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

By Rees Morrison, Altman Weil |

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

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

By Scott Graham |

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

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

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

By Monica Bay |

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