Article List

  • The Benefits of Web-based Litigation Tools

    As I've stated in this column before, much of my experience as a GC managing litigation stems from large-scale, document-intensive tobacco cases that were often multi-district, large class actions, or other complex cases of extended duration and broad discovery. For these suits, my legal team continually analyzed the best approaches...

  • The Benefits of Web-based Litigation Tools

    As I've stated in this column before, much of my experience as a GC managing litigation stems from large-scale, document-intensive tobacco cases that were often multi-district, large class actions, or other complex cases of extended duration and broad discovery.

  • Case Management v. Matter Management

    In my role as GC, I have historically used a case management system for one thing and one thing only--managing large-scale, document-intensive litigation. Now the term case management is used to not only describe the management of litigation documents, but also the management of all the elements involved in an...

  • The Mysteries of Computer Forensics

    A significant shift that I noticed at last month's InsideCounsel SuperConference was the increase in topics on technology and its effects on GCs. For years, GCs have primarily focused on the law and protection of an organization from a legal standpoint, but now a GC also has to be somewhat...

  • Benefits of an ECM System

    Last month this column focused on how complying with electronic data preservation and discovery requirements is a vital concern facing GCs today and how GCs can use technology planning as a way to prepare for e-discovery. This month, I am taking a step back and reviewing how an enterprise content...

  • E-Discovery Planning

    One of the most important issues facing GCs today is compliance with electronic data preservation and discovery requirements in litigation, as well as in regulatory investigations. Since the amendments to the Federal Rules went into effect last December, counsel are now required to include electronically stored information in initial disclosures...

  • Pricing Technology

    Whether you develop detailed annual litigation budgets or manage litigation outside of the budget process, as a GC you are responsible for seeing that the highest level of value is delivered for each dollar spent. The parameters of pricing litigation technology can be complex, confusing and at times seem like...

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