In Part 4, we reviewed the process of conducting an organizational self-assessment to quantify eDiscovery needs and evaluate available solutions. In this Part, we turn our attention to the first of the four categories of key factors for organizational self-assessment: legal factors. Legal factors, in this context, refers to the specifics of the organization’s litigation or investigation portfolio. That portfolio will vary widely from organization to organization, and it will provide the most important set of factors for determining eDiscovery needs and assessing the suitability of potential solutions for your organization. Legal factors are assessed through . . .
Advanced Discovery continues client services enhancements with the addition of experienced product and solutions expert in Los Angeles, CA Advanced Discovery announced today the hiring of industry veteran Todd A. Mansbridge as Technology Solutions Engineer in Los Angeles, CA. Todd is a seasoned professional in eDiscovery technology, solution design, and project management. Over the course of his nearly thirty-year career in litigation services, Todd has served as in-house legal support at a fortune 500 oil and gas company, overseen eDiscovery … Continue reading
In Part 3, we reviewed some of the available models and some of the key benefits and challenges associated with outsourcing eDiscovery functions. In this Part, we turn our attention to conducting an organizational self-assessment for eDiscovery needs and solutions. The process of assessing an organization’s eDiscovery needs to determine the suitability of available solutions has three key parts: identifying and interviewing key stakeholders, gathering and evaluating litigation data, and gathering and evaluating financial data. Depending on the size of your organization and the size of your litigation portfolio . . .
Advanced Discovery continues nationwide expansion with the addition of experienced account executive in Houston, Texas Advanced Discovery announced today the hiring of industry veteran Ryan P. Clark as VP, Business Development, in Houston. Ryan is a seasoned professional in corporate services, software and sales, including several years in eDiscovery. In his new role as VP, Business Development, Ryan will focus on supporting existing client relationships in Texas and nurturing new ones, bringing his considerable experience as a project manager, an … Continue reading
Veteran eDiscovery Practitioner and Educator Matthew Verga Joins Advanced Discovery as VP, Marketing Content
Advanced Discovery seeks to meet its clients’ needs for continuing education in this evolving field by expanding its team of subject-matter expert writers and speakers Advanced Discovery announced today the hiring of experienced eDiscovery practitioner Matthew Verga, JD, as VP, Marketing Content. Matthew is a nine-year veteran of eDiscovery, including four years practicing at an AmLaw 100 firm, three years with service providers consulting for law firms and corporations at the project and enterprise level, and two years producing educational … Continue reading
In Part 2, we reviewed some of the available models and some of the key benefits and challenges associated with insourcing eDiscovery functions. In this Part, we turn our attention to the models, benefits, and challenges associated with outsourcing some or all eDiscovery functions. When we talk about models for outsourcing eDiscovery functions, we are speaking of aggregated outsourcing of those functions. Before moving to either an insourced or an aggregated outsourced solution, most organizations start out using an à-la-carte approach characterized by . . .
In Part 1, we reviewed the myriad forces currently challenging corporations and law firms to reevaluate how they are handling their eDiscovery functions. In this Part, we turn our attention to the models, benefits, and challenges of insourcing some or all of those eDiscovery functions. All solution models for insourcing (and outsourcing) strike different balances between control, cost, and accountability. Because these factors will balance differently for each organization, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for meeting an organization’s eDiscovery needs.