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  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    February 20, 2015

    Beware the Public Wi-Fi

    One of the topics I speak about frequently is Ethics in e-Discovery, ethical duties to maintain the confidentiality of client information. Many attorneys and legal professionals I speak to are startled to learn that using a free public Wi-Fi service carries a high risk that private information will be breached. If you use free public WiFi then continue reading on the topic of Ethics in e-Discovery.

  • Maureen O'Neill
    by Maureen O'Neill
    January 15, 2015

    Welcome to the New Year – Artificial Intelligence and Legal Discovery in 2015

    As you may have noticed, over the last several weeks in the e-discovery blogosphere there’s been no shortage of posts looking back at developments in 2014 and making predictions about what’s ahead in 2015. So I resisted the temptation to make my own list. Instead, I decided to spend some time doing a deeper dive […]

  • 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.