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  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    December 9, 2014

    Dispelling E-Discovery Myths: Some Advice For Junior Litigators

    I recently collaborated with my colleague Amy Hinzmann on an article for the American Bar Association Securities Litigation Section Newsletter, where Amy uses a hypothetical e-discovery project as a teaching tool to help junior-level litigators better understand how to execute a high-volume, quick-turn e-discovery project, and to accomplish the work on time, at a reasonable cost, and with high quality. If you’re a junior lawyer, or inexperienced with e-discovery services and projects, please read on…

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    December 1, 2014

    Technology Assisted Review – Score Another Win for Freedom of Choice

    In a blog post last year, we examined two cases in which one party sought to force another party to use predictive coding technology to identify and produce documents in discovery. In each case, the court refused to order the producing party to use technology assisted review (“TAR”), finding instead that the litigant was entitled to use the reasonable, defensible methodology of its choice. In a recent decision from West Virginia, the court again adopted this freedom-of-choice approach.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    November 14, 2014

    E-Discovery and the Internet of Things

    It’s rare to read a legal publication these days – or even a mainstream newspaper or magazine – without coming across a story about the “Internet of Things,” or IOT. The IOT refers to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the internet, allowing these devices to gather, send and receive data. Examples include wearable technology like watches and fitness bands that track our pulse, how far we’ve walked, and how many calories we’ve burned. Whether it’s litigation, an internal investigation, or the defense of a regulatory matter, the IOT changes how information is discovered and used as evidence.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    October 31, 2014

    Boo! Scary E-Discovery Stories

    Since it’s Halloween, I thought I might tell some ghost stories… Some truly spooky e-discovery tales! I hope these e-discovery stories don’t scare you too much, and I hope you aren’t being haunted by stories like these!

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    October 22, 2014

    The SEC Announces Record-Setting Enforcement Actions in 2014

    Earlier this week the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, for the fiscal year ending in September 2014, the agency filed a record-setting 755 enforcement actions. In this regulatory environment, virtually every corporation faces the risk of an enforcement action by the SEC, and the onerous e-discovery burdens often imposed by those actions.