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Weekly Trends Report – 1/16/2019 Insights

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Insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading – who is doing what now or in the future, what works and what doesn’t, and what people wish they could do but can’t – gleaned from recent publications


National Survey of Counsel Concerning 2015 Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute in conjunction with the ABA Section of Litigation is conducting a survey of the effects of the 2015 discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Want to participate? Details here.

Advice on what to do at Legalweek – Legalweek (fkn Legaltech) can be daunting to first-time attendees.  For advice on how to make the most of the conference, check out advise from long-time participants Kelly Twigger, Mike Quartararo or check out the Above the Law opening night session.

Acquisitions – On Jan. 7 provider Epiq announced it had acquired dispute resolution provider Garretson Resolution Group. On Jan. 14 provider Driven announced it had acquired provider Omnivere, and provider Trustpoint.One announced the acquisition of Kelly Legal Managed Services.

E-discovery survey results – Rob Robinson of Complex Discovery published his Winter 209 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey results and offered additional commentary.


“Right to be forgotten” scope limited – The European Court of Justice found in a preliminary opinion that Google should apply the “right to be forgotten” only in the EU, reported The Guardian.

Stop blaming the victim for data breaches – Two Jones Day partners propose a different approach for stopping data breaches, one that treats companies suffering data breaches as victims instead of as organizations that failed to take “reasonable” steps to prevent breaches.

A one-page list of privacy and data security resources – Although VLP Law Group attorney Melissa Krasnow only posted a one-pager, the document links to longer lists of US and EU privacy and data security resources and laws.


Singapore’s AGC to launch automated litigation analysis work platform – Singapore’s main prosecuting body, the Attorney General’s Chambers, is launching an automated litigation analysis work platform called “Intelligence Workspace” and is looking into text analytics for large evidence collections, reported Artificial Lawyer.


Conferences, webinars, and the like can provide insight into where e-discovery, information governance cybersecurity, and digital transformation are heading

1/16/2018-2/1/2019 EVENTS

Start End TZ Type Location Host Title
1/16/19 12:00 PM 1/16/19 1:30 PM ET Meeting Boston, MA ILTA Layered Security Approach
1/16/19 1:00 PM 1/16/19 1:30 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Exterro Office 365 Explorer
1/17/19 CT Meeting Women in eDiscovery Iowa Chapter Meeting – Elections and topic tbd
1/17/19 11:30 AM 1/17/18 1:00 PM CT Meeting Chicago, IL Women in eDiscovery Chicago Chapter Meeting – Empowering Yourself
1/17/19 12:00 PM 1/17/19 1:00 PM CT Meeting Chicago, IL Women in eDiscovery Chicago Chapter Meeting – Elections
1/17/19 2:00 PM 1/17/19 3:00 PM ET Webinar Lexbe How to Solve the Challenges of Reviewing Large Email Sets
1/17/19 5:30 PM 1/17/19 8:00 PM PT Meeting San Diego, CA Women in eDiscovery San Diego Chapter Event – Tech Bootcamp and Happy Hour
1/18/19 12:00 PM 1/18/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar ILTA PayneGroup KIT and Software for Small to Midsized Law
1/21/19 2:00 PM 1/22/19 7:00 PM BST Conference London, UK CLOC CLOC 2019 London
1/22/19 11:45 AM 1/22/19 1:00 PM ET Meeting Cleveland, OH ILTA Cyberthreat – An FBI Perspective
1/22/19 12:00 PM ET Webinar EDT Gigs “Byte!” What are the Next Generation Pricing Models for eDiscovery?
1/22/19 1:00 PM 1/22/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Leveraging Web-Based Content and Dynamic Data for Investigations
1/23/18 12:00 PM 1/23/18 1:00 PM ET Webinar HaystackID Defending IP and Trade Secrets: Shaping Positive Outcomes with eDiscovery
1/23/19 12:00 PM 1/23/19 1:30 PM ET Meeting Charleston,WV ILTA Security – Recognize a Targeted Attack from the Defender’s Point of View
1/23/19 1:00 PM 1/23/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Creating Strong and Effective Client Relationships: The Art of Collaboration and Communication
1/23/19 1:00 PM 1/23/19 2:15 PM ET Webinar Logikcull The End of Sanctions?
1/23/19 1:00 PM 1/23/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar CloudNine Important eDiscovery Case Law Decisions of 2018 and Their Impact on 2019
1/24/19 12:00 PM 1/24/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar ILTA A Safe Landing in the Cloud
1/24/19 12:00 PM 1/24/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar MER New Challenges Facing the Modern-Day Records Manager
1/24/19 1:00 PM 1/24/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Pack Your eDiscovery Bags – We’re Moving to the Cloud!
1/24/19 1:00 PM 1/24/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ABA Cybersecurity Issues for Planners and Their Clients
1/25/19 12:00 PM 1/25/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar ILTA Is 2019 the year of a NEW calendar, docket, and task management solution for your firm?
1/25/19 1:00 PM 1/25/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar The Sedona Conference Webinar on The Sedona Conference, Commentary on Legal Holds, Second Edition: The Trigger & The Process
1/26/19 1:00 PM 1/26/19 2:00 PM ET Webinar ACEDS Optimize Your eDiscovery Spend with Business Intelligence
1/28/19 1/31/19 Conference ALM Legalweek New York
1/28/19 12:30 PM BST Webinar LexisNexis Webinars A practical guide to managing GDPR in commercial contracts (2019)
1/28/19 12:00 PM 1/28/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar Calgary, Canada ILTA Simplify and Automate Contract Creation with Advanced Legal Tools for Microsoft Word
1/29/19 2:00 PM 1/29/19 2:30 PM ET Webinar Institute for Information Governance Information Governance Basics: 5 Keys to IG Program Success
1/29/19 12:00 PM 1/29/19 1:30 PM MT Meeting ILTA Uncover Your Operational Blindspot
1/30/19 12:00 PM 1/30/19 1:00 PM ET Webinar ILTA Privacy Concerns in Litigation Support
1/30/19 4:00 PM 1/30/19 6:00 PM ET Activity New York, NY ACEDS 3rd Annual Drinks with Doug and Mary
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George Socha
Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal
George Socha is the Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, where he promotes brand awareness, helps guide development of product roadmap and consults with customers on effective deployment of legal technology.

Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, George has assisted corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance, domestically and globally. He served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, he has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony.

Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes.

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