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Learn 3 best practices to help you tackle increasing preservation challenges posed by new communication trends in the modern, electronic business landscape. READ MORE ›
In the ever-changing electronic world that we live in, monitoring and preserving data becomes more and more challenging for organizations. New and emerging communication trends potentially pose a threat as employees and associates conduct business on new platforms and personal devices outside of the office.
While this can be intimidating, being aware of new trends and addressing what is acceptable with employees can make it an easier task.
Download this white paper and learn how to keep abreast of communication trends and solutions that address new preservation challenges for your company, including:
3 best practices to avoid preservation pitfalls
An overview of how communication is evolving in business
What kind of data is considered to be in an organization’s control
Learn how in-house legal teams are harnessing the power of big data to save costs, reduce compliance issues, and increase profitability by leveraging predictive analytics. READ MORE ›
In-house counsel face myriad challenges, with litigation and regulatory compliance giving them the worst nightmares. However, many legal departments are harnessing the mountains of data their company generates to address these obstacles and reduce threats to their bottom line.
Enter predictive analytics, which uses sophisticated technology to drill into large data sets and helps GCs turn seemingly random data into usable information. Through a variety of approaches, predictive analytics puts historical data at the fingertips of in-house counsel, helps save costs, reduces compliance issues, and increases profitability.
Download this white paper and learn how successful in-house counsel use predictive analytics to:
Learn how Legal Analytics enables you to better select qualified and cost-efficient outside counsel, to quickly assess opposing counsel, and to drive effective data-backed litigation strategy. READ MORE ›
Accurate law firm and attorney performance assessment is essential to hiring the best outside counsel to handle your company’s cases. Legal Analytics changes the game, allowing in-house counsel to cut through the noise in firm pitches.
Download this case study and discover how Huawei’s U.S. Chief Intellectual Property Litigation Counsel leverages Legal Analytics to:
Confidently screen proposed litigation counsel when selecting a law firm
Reduce costs by finding qualified, less expensive, less well-known firms and lawyers
Quickly assess opposing parties and their counsel for early case assessment
Develop litigation strategy by utilizing big data analytics from their suit of apps
PLUS – you will also receive the Legal Analytics Apps Data Sheet to discover how the suite of tools can deliver answers for specific use cases (e.g., comparing courts, judges, or law firms), early case assessment, motion strategy, and patent portfolio evaluation.
This white paper outlines key considerations and steps for conducting an effective risk assessment that allows your company to address the legal and regulatory risks it faces. READ MORE ›
U. S. regulators increasingly expect companies to undertake a risk assessment process to ensure compliance programs are appropriate to the size, complexity, location and scope of business activities.
For companies operating in a complex, fast-moving and increasingly interconnected environment, it is essential to have a dynamic, risk-based corporate compliance program that evolves with the environment.
Download this white paper and start building a well-devised risk assessment process to that will help your organization identify vulnerabilities, manage and mitigate both legal and regulatory risks.
This overview includes:
Scoping the risk assessment and identifying who conducts it
Use this rule 26(f) meet and confer checklist to ensure you’re prepared to negotiate effectively and identify reasonable e-discovery terms. READ MORE ›
FRCP Rule 26(f) stipulates a conference of the parties so that they might plan for discovery.
The key to a successful meet and confer conference is preparation. Enter your next meeting armed with clear objectives and a deep knowledge of your case data to evolve this procedural obligation into a key tool for streamlining activities and proactively reducing e-discovery expenses.
Download this comprehensive checklist that outlines key questions and considerations to cover in these areas:
How potentially relevant information is being preserved
Deleting unneeded legacy data can produce long-term cost, time and efficiency benefits for any organization. Discover how to leverage defensible deletion to improve your business operations today. READ MORE ›
Many organizations have significant volumes of legacy data, in both electronic and hard copy form.
Significant portions of this data should be deleted to the extent that it is not subject to legal hold requirements, and does not serve a foreseeable business purpose.
Keeping less data can produce long-term benefits for any organization, including: reduced data storage costs, faster retrieval of information, improved efficiency of business operations, and reduced discovery time, costs and risk.
Download this white paper to learn:
How to develop a defensible deletion process
The importance of email usage and retention/disposition
A recent explosion in qui tam cases is costing corporate defendants billions. Learn how internal investigations can prevent, or mitigate the risk of an emerging qui tam action. READ MORE ›
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) allows private whistleblowers to sue companies on behalf of the federal government. In recent years, qui tam cases against corporate defendants have more than doubled with penalties in the billions.
By gaining a clear understanding of the FCA, fostering a culture of compliance and leveraging internal investigations, corporate counsel can ultimately limit government intervention and mitigate risk.
Download this white paper to learn:
Origins of qui tam and recent trends
The latest guidance from the DOJ
Proactive strategies to avoid FCA claims
How internal investigations help minimize liability
Insights on key legal services industry metrics that corporate counsel can use to guide decisions and actions. READ MORE ›
This 2018 edition of the CounselLink® trends report illustrates an up-to-date and detailed picture of how legal market dynamics are evolving. Insights are based on data derived from $30 billion in legal spending, 7 million invoices, and 1.7 million matters processed through the CounselLink platform.
Make confident corporate legal decisions based on the best data and analysis from expert contributors.
Download this report to learn:
Highlights from 6 guiding metrics
Market opportunities to negotiate firm rates
The top 5 cities with the highest partner rate growth
This guide goes beyond the basic best practices and provides some practical guidance on how to go about developing an eDiscovery program inside the company firewall and live to talk about it. READ MORE ›
For most in-house counsel, terms like metadata, terabytes, forensic images, and email archives didn’t exist when you were in law school. All the legal and risk management theory in the world won’t matter when you’re trying to convince a manager why you need 12 more servers for your discovery efforts.
So how is this guide different from the numerous best practice treatises, articles that outline case law requirements, and tools that can be utilized for setting up a successful ediscovery program?
This guide is different because it addresses the practical application of these great principles to a profit-making entity. Because let’s face it, the corporation exists for one thing - its bottom line. This guide is your key to developing a discovery program inside the company firewall.
Download now for:
Tips for each lifecycle phase of the eDiscovery reference model
Key questions to ask when developing each phase
Best practices for setting up a bottom line focused In-House eDiscovery program
In today's evolving digital risk landscape, the fourth annual Inside E-Discovery & Beyond survey by BDO examines the opinions and insights of more than 100 senior in-house counsel about changes in their approaches to e-discovery, information governance, compliance, and cybersecurity. READ MORE ›
As data transforms every aspect of our lives, from the way we communicate with one another to the way we do business, the role and responsibilities of in-house legal professionals are transforming too. E-discovery is just the tip of the iceberg. Corporate counsel must contend with multiple and often competing demands on data use from different internal and external stakeholders. As a result, corporate counsel s responsibilities as legal guardians are expanding to take on new areas of digital risk, and their roles are evolving to more actively participate in strategic business decisions.READ LESS ›
Not your traditional buyer’s guide. This guide provides legal professionals a process to follow to identify their needs and choose the best e-discovery solution to meet them. READ MORE ›
In-house legal teams charged with purchasing e-discovery technology must choose wisely among solutions with expensive price tags and competing claims. With document archives often containing petabytes of data, the cost and time savings that e-discovery technology can achieve cannot be ignored.
This guide provides pivotal insight from independent and in-house e-discovery experts along with step-by-step instructions on how to buy software that fits your organizational needs.
Download this guide to receive
Facts and data to make a business case of e-discovery technology
Six-step guide to identify your needs, evaluate options and choose a technology solution