by Maureen O'NeillApril 11, 2014
In two prior blog posts, Maureen examined a number of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure developed by the Duke Conference Subcommittee and the Discovery Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Now, those amendments appear to be changing — thanks to more than 2,000 written comments submitted. In response to this substantial input, both subcommittees have recommended major changes to the proposed amendments of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
by Maureen O'NeillApril 3, 2014
Volcker Rule Effects on Financial Services E-Discovery Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., the president & CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, recently wrote a great op-ed titled “Holes in the Volcker Rule.” In his article, Mr. Bentsen explores one of the greatest challenges in interpreting and enforcing the Volcker Rule (part of the […]
by Maureen O'NeillMarch 20, 2014
Putting Statistics to Work in eDiscovery: Use Cases for Incorporating Statistical Sampling and Analysis
In two prior posts, I first made the case that all litigators need to understand some basic statistics, and then provided a primer on the key statistical concepts in ediscovery they should know. In this final post in the statistical sampling series, I suggest some of the best opportunities for incorporating statistical sampling and statistical analysis into discovery efforts.
by Maureen O'NeillJanuary 30, 2014
So much of what we talk about in the e-Discovery space these days focuses on what’s new and exciting, and what cutting-edge technology promises to revolutionize the way we conduct document discovery. But it’s important not to forget one of the core components of discovery today, even in those cases that deploy the latest advanced technology: human document review. Virtually every litigation or regulatory matter involves some degree of document review.
by Maureen O'NeillJanuary 17, 2014
OK, this post won’t cover EVERYTHING you need to know about statistics in ediscovery. But it should provide a simple overview of the key concepts a litigator should understand to effectively incorporate statistical sampling into a discovery program. As you spot opportunities to incorporate statistical sampling into your e-discovery efforts, be sure to engage an expert who understands those nuances and can help ensure that your statistical sampling is correct, effective and defensible.