Various Observations from LegalTech 2016: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

At the start of the year, one of the goals that I identified for the blog this year was to provide more perspectives from other professionals in the industry. Not only does that give our readership different points of view, but it also saves me some work! With that in mind, I asked various people that I met with (and/or presented with) at LegalTech® New York 2016 (LTNY) last week to offer their observations about this year’s conference. Ten of them did, and those observations are reflected here.

Europe and US Agree to Replace Safe Harbor with a Shield: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

While many of us were at LegalTech® New York 2016 last week, an important new framework for transatlantic data flows was agreed upon – the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Changes in Federal Rules Result in Reversal of Adverse Inference Sanction: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Nuvasive, Inc. v. Madsen Med. Inc., California Chief District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz, considering new standards imposed under recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), granted the plaintiff’s motion for an order vacating the Court's previous order granting (in part) the defendants' Motion for Sanctions for Spoliation of Evidence.

EDRM Participant Profile, Crystal O’Donnell: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

When EDRM announced eDiscovery Daily as an Education partner back in March, EDRM agreed to publish our daily posts on the EDRM site and it has been great to publish our content via the leading standards organization for the eDiscovery market! However, another part of our agreement was for eDiscovery Daily to provide exclusive content to EDRM, including articles sharing real-life examples of organizations using EDRM resources in their own eDiscovery workflows. Our latest participant profile is available on the EDRM site and we’re looking for other organizations to share their EDRM experiences!



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About the Bloggers

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