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  • Time to sharpen your tech chops

    As an amateur student of human behavior (some would say “busybody”), I’ve always been fascinated by how new occupations come into being, and how existing jobs change. For example, a few years ago, during a few cross-country and intercontinental flights, I was always sitting next to someone who was studying...

  • Working out

    Law departments are tasked with cutting costs wherever and whenever possible. They leverage software and analytics, operations professionals and more to achieve savings. But the fact of the matter is, in-house lawyers are often stretched thin with the amount of work—both legal and otherwise—that comes across their desks. So, what...

  • Majority of general counsel admit to using cut & paste templates for drafting thousands of contracts

    Survey findings from Exari highlight gaps in risk and revenue insight created by poor contract management practices

  • Optimize searching to find every 'smoking gun'

    Search engines like dtSearch sift through terabytes of random data: Microsoft “Office” formats; non-Microsoft “Office” formats; PDFs and PDF portfolios; compression formats; web data; other databases; email in multiple formats; and even multilayer nested email attachments.

  • Hear ye, hear ye: The long-awaited FRCP changes have arrived

    After a winding road to the United States Supreme Court, the long anticipated amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) were approved earlier this year.

  • Large data search is the biggest obstacle to finding ESI during e-discovery

    In-house professionals from global organizations respond to Exterro's “The Biggest Obstacles in Locating Responsive Data” survey

  • Stroz Friedberg acquires Elysium Digital, bolsters forensics teams and expands IP offerings

    “The most effective way to safeguard a company’s ability to fully monetize its IP is to be thinking about protection and enforcement from the moment an idea is generated until it is replaced with the next great thing.”

  • On law department responsibility (Part 2)

    Our last column called for structured dialogue between law departments and law firms. We recommended an ongoing conversation about identifiable improvements in how legal services are delivered. With people and pricing in place, process will drive continuous improvement. Collaboration can deepen relationships between law departments and law firms. Better legal...

  • IP lockdown

    The era of Big Data is, for better or for worse, upon us. And in this Brave New World that has such data in it, companies inevitably have massive amounts of information that must be kept both private and secure. Trade secrets such as customer lists, manufacturing processes and even...

  • Document automation helps you sleep better at night

    The first article of this three-part series offered an overview of the basics of document automation. This article offers a more in-depth discussion about how document automation can improve compliance and help you sleep better at night.

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