Episode 9 // May 13, 2020

#09 – Shannon Bales on Trial Presentation of ESI, Part 1

Just as the transition from paper to electronic sources complicated the rest of discovery, so too has it complicated the presentation of evidence at trial. Today’s litigants must juggle multiple file formats, display hardware, specialized presentation software, and more. In this episode, Shannon Bales, Litigation Support at Munger, Tolles and Olson, discusses trial presentation of ESI. Part 1 of 2.

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Episode 8 // April 7, 2020

#08 – Sharon Nelson and John Simek on Ethical Misadventures in eDiscovery

Much of eDiscovery’s challenge comes from its unending evolution: hardware and software iterate rapidly, adoption happens virally, user behaviors change frequently. That ongoing evolution can create ethical challenges, as expectations and best practices struggle to keep pace. In this episode, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, the President and Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., discuss some ethical misadventures in eDiscovery.

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Episode 7 // November 18, 2019

#07 – Liz Letak on Recent Social Media Cases

Social media have become an indisputably influential part of American life on which more and more of our personal and professional activities take place, and their impact upon eDiscovery has grown proportionately. In this episode, XDD Managing Director of Consulting Services Liz Letak discusses a sampling of recent social media discovery cases and the lessons practitioners can learn from them.

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Episode 6 // October 3, 2019

#06 First Chair – Mary Mack on eDiscovery Education

In November 2010, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists released their first eDiscovery Specialist certification exam. In the nine years since, countless practitioners have tested for their CEDS credential, and ACEDS has grown into an international leader in eDiscovery education, certification, and thought leadership. In this episode, ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack discusses the history and evolution of eDiscovery education.

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Episode 5 // September 4, 2019

#05 First Chair – Scott Polus on Discovery from Office 365

Today, one out of five corporate employees uses an Office 365 cloud service rather than a local copy of Office, and this shift has created new challenges in handling eDiscovery when Office 365 is a relevant source. In this episode, XDD Regional Vice President of Forensic Services Scott Polus discusses what practitioners need to know about discovery from Office 365.

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Episode 4 // August 6, 2019

#04 First Chair – David Sundwall on the Duty of Technology Competence

It has become a practical reality that effective discovery requires some technology literacy and competence, and since 2012, that reality has been transforming into a formal requirement as states adopt technology competence requirements. In this episode, XDD Senior Director of Managed Review Services David Sundwall discusses what practitioners need to know to fulfill their duty of technology competence for eDiscovery.

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Episode 3 // July 1, 2019

#03 First Chair – Mike Gutierrez on Discovery from Slack

In January, Slack announced it had surpassed 10,000,000 daily active users and was used by 65 of the Fortune 100 – and it achieved all that growth in less than five years. In this episode, XDD Director of Forensic Services Mike Gutierrez discusses what practitioners need to know about preservation and collection in Slack and other cloud-based collaboration tools like it.

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Episode 2 // June 10, 2019

#02 First Chair – Paul Laven and Chris Chapman on TAR 2.0

Since its rise to prominence almost a decade ago, technology-assisted review tools and workflows have continually evolved: from categorization, to predictive coding, to the new active learning approaches often referred to as TAR 2.0. In this episode, XDD Senior Director of Relativity Analytics Paul Laven and XDD Director of Relativity Analytics Chris Chapman discuss those new approaches to assisted review.

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Episode 1 // April 26, 2019

#01 First Chair – Bob Polus on Industry Evolution

In less than two decades, the eDiscovery industry has gone from birth to a market in excess of $10 billion. In our inaugural episode of the First Chair Podcast, Bob Polus, the original founder and current President and CEO of Xact Data Discovery, joins us to offer a wide-angle view of the discovery services industry’s evolution, from birth to today.

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