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Brad Jenkins

Brad Jenkins, President and CEO of CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years of experience leading customer focused companies in the litigation support arena. Brad has authored many articles on litigation support issues, and has spoken before national audiences on document management practices and solutions.

Doug Austin

Doug Austin, Professional Services Manager for CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years experience providing legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has also authored several articles on eDiscovery best practices.

Jane Gennarelli

Jane Gennarelli is a principal of Magellan’s Law Corporation and has been assisting litigators in effectively handling discovery materials for over 30 years. She authored the company’s Best Practices in a Box™ content product and assists firms in applying technology to document handling tasks. She is a known expert and often does webinars and presentations for litigation support professionals around the country. Jane can be reached by email at jane@litigationbestpractices.com.

Industry Trends

Are Law Firms at an eDiscovery "Watershed"? - eDiscovery Trends

August 01, 2014

By Doug Austin

As reported by Sean Doherty of Law Technology News (Survey: Law Firms Are at E-Discovery 'Watershed'), according to a survey released on July 22, sponsored by RVM Enterprises Inc. and conducted by Ari Kaplan Advisors, law firms are at a “watershed” moment when it comes to creating efficient eDiscovery models for supporting their corporate clients.

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eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays - Collecting Documents

July 31, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

In 1978, I took my first job in litigation, with the law department of a Fortune 100 corporation headquartered in New York City. I was one of a team assembled to collect responsive documents to be produced in a major antitrust litigation. The documents were located in the corporation’s office and warehouse facilities around the country. While the process of collecting documents varied from case to case, this project was representative of the general approach to collecting documents in large-scale litigation. Let me describe how it worked.

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Here is a "Mashup" of eDiscovery Market Estimates - eDiscovery Trends

July 28, 2014

By Doug Austin

Last Friday, we profiled one eDiscovery market estimate that predicts that the eDiscovery market will reach $15.65 billion by 2020. Now, here’s a “mashup” of other estimates, courtesy of Rob Robinson.

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eDiscovery Market Predicted to Reach $15.65 Billion by 2020 - eDiscovery Trends

July 25, 2014

By Doug Austin

Is the eDiscovery industry still growing? According to one research firm, the answer is a resounding yes.

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eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays - Circa 1978, We Lived in a World of Paper

July 24, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Back before desktops, laptops and tablets, the business world meant paper. Lots of paper. And that meant that litigation preparation activities revolved around paper. Here's how the phases of discovery were handled, prior to the early 1980s.

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eDiscovery History: Welcome to Throw-back Thursdays!

July 17, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

I was recently teaching a project management class at a large law firm, and a student mentioned that he was working on a case that involved a very old document collection, some of which only existed on microfiche. He asked me for advice on managing the conversion of those documents and incorporating them into his bigger-picture project.

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EDRM Introduces Search Intent Framework - eDiscovery Trends

July 02, 2014

By Doug Austin

It seems that just about every month EDRM publishes a new standard or guideline for eDiscovery best practices. On Monday, they announced the release of a new Search Intent Framework.

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Farewell to IT-Lex - eDiscovery Trends

July 01, 2014

By Doug Austin

We enjoy the opportunity to be a daily resource for eDiscovery news and analysis. There are several good resources for information about eDiscovery and legal technology, though very few of them provide new content daily. One that has been essentially doing so for the past two years is IT-Lex. Unfortunately, as of today IT-Lex has announced that they have discontinued operations.

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eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Gordon Moffat?

June 26, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Gordon Moffat is the LPM Director of eDiscovery and Litigation Support Projects at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC – a large law firm with 21 offices located throughout the U.S. Gordon is located in Nashville, Tennessee, but has firm-wide responsibility for Litigation Support and eDiscovery projects. Gordon has been with Baker Donelson since 2007.

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Wednesday LTWC 2014 Sessions - eDiscovery Trends

June 25, 2014

By Doug Austin

As noted yesterday, LegalTech West Coast 2014 (LTWC) is happening this week and eDiscoveryDaily is reporting about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. There’s still time to check out the show if you’re in the Los Angeles area with a number of sessions (both paid and free) available and at least 50 exhibitors providing information on their products and services. Here are eDiscovery-related sessions in the main conference tracks.

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Welcome to LegalTech West Coast 2014! - eDiscovery Trends

June 24, 2014

By Doug Austin

Today is the start of LegalTech® West Coast 2014 (LTWC) and eDiscoveryDaily is reporting about the latest eDiscovery trends being discussed at the show. We will provide a description each day of some of the sessions related to eDiscovery to give you a sense of the topics being covered. Here are eDiscovery-related sessions in the main conference tracks.

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Revised Federal Rule Amendments One Step Closer - eDiscovery Trends

June 19, 2014

By Doug Austin

As noted by a recent article in Law Technology News, a revised package of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) is one step closer to being adopted.

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eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Angie Gossen?

June 18, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Angie Gossen is the Director of Client Services at CloudNine Discovery, an eDiscovery and technology service provider that offers an online review tool (OnDemand®), and the sponsor of this eDiscovery Daily blog. Angie brings a world of experience to CloudNine – experience from the ‘other side of the fence’: she spent most of her career as ‘the client’.

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Want My Production? Here’s my Database! - eDiscovery Trends

June 17, 2014

By Doug Austin

A couple of weeks ago, we covered a case where the US Government was ordered to continue providing access to an eDiscovery database to a defendant in a criminal case. That case shed light on a growing trend in the industry that I have also observed personally – “producing” documents to opposing counsel by providing access to the documents via a hosted eDiscovery solution.

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eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Julie Brown?

June 12, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Julie Brown is the Litigation Technology Manager at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, a large law firm with seven offices in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. Julie is located in the firm’s main office in Columbus, OH.

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eDiscovery at the Movies - eDiscovery Trends

June 05, 2014

By Doug Austin

While we don’t have Siskel & Ebert around to review movies anymore, there is a new documentary that will certainly merit review by many eDiscovery professionals out there.

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eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Dawn Radcliffe?

June 04, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Dawn Radcliffe is the Discovery Manager at TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd., a leader in the development and operation of North American energy infrastructure and one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services. TransCanada has offices throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Dawn is located in the Houston office, and has been with TransCanada for a little over three years.

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Here's a Chance to Help Shape the Future of Information Governance - eDiscovery Trends

June 03, 2014

By Doug Austin

Back on Valentine’s Day, we discussed the launching of the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank focused on advancing information governance. The IGI has been busy, with two of its co-chairs, Bennett B. Borden & Jason R. Baron, having written a recent report on predictive analytics for information governance. Now, the IGI is inviting you to help shape the future of information governance by participating in the IGI’s 2014 Annual Survey.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Forms of Production, Don’t Be Afraid to Ask - eDiscovery Best Practices

May 29, 2014

By Doug Austin

Last week, we discussed the upcoming Georgetown E-Discovery Training Academy, which will be held starting this Sunday and mentioned in Craig Ball’s excellent blog, Ball in Your Court. His latest post offers a very comprehensive guide to forms of production that covers all aspects of forms of production from the different types of forms to how to request electronically stored information (ESI) from opposing counsel.

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eDiscovery Professional Profile: Do you know Mark Lieb?

May 28, 2014

By Jane Gennarelli

Mark Lieb is a litigation support professional at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD, an Intellectual Property law firm with U.S.offices in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area, Washington D.C., and an office in Frankfurt, Germany. Mark and one other litigation support professional support the more than 60 attorneys who practice intellectual property litigation at Leydig. He has been with the firm for over three years.

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Surprisingly Few States Have an Ethics Opinion Regarding Lawyer Cloud Usage - eDiscovery Best Practices

May 23, 2014

By Doug Austin

The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) web site has a great resource for those who want more information regarding the ethics for lawyers in using and storing client data in the cloud. Though, surprisingly few states have published ethics opinions on the topic.

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Perhaps the Most Recognized Standard in eDiscovery Just Got a Facelift - eDiscovery Trends

May 22, 2014

By Doug Austin

Probably the most recognized standard in a very unstandardized industry is the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) diagram. For only the second time since it was originally published in 2006, the diagram has been updated.

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