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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for June 2019

A monthly round-up of industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month


Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from June 2019.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news from June include a new CEO at Relativity, a new US-EU evidence agreement in the works, and a new set of rules in Michigan:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in June include:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in June include:

XDD Materials

In June, XDD published two new blog articles, a new podcast episode, and a new technology demonstration webinar:

  • XDD’s First Chair Podcast
    • Episode 02: Paul Laven and Chris Chapman on TAR 2.0 – Each month, XDD’s First Chair podcast invites one or more guest experts to sit down with XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga, JD, for a 20-30 minute conversation about a single, important eDiscovery topic. In our second episode, XDD Senior Director of Relativity Analytics Paul Laven and XDD Director of Relativity Analytics Chris Chapman discuss the new active learning approaches often referred to as TAR 2.0.
  • Technology Demonstration Webinar
    • XDD Esquify Managed Review Technology Demonstration – The most recent addition to XDD’s technologies for managed review is Esquify, the world’s first AI-driven workforce management platform for legal projects.  The incorporation of Esquify adds powerful productivity, benchmarking and analytics tools that enable real-time manager oversight, optimization of managed review team performance and identification of actionable insights to increase project efficiency and quality. In this free webinar, Esquify founder and XDD VP Drew Stern demonstrates the capabilities of Esquify and the ways it enhances XDD’s Managed Document Review Services.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.


About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director, Education and Content Marketing

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. An twelve-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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