E-Discovery

  • Best Practices
    Technology Advantage

    Planning for a Successful Document Collection – Best Practices

    There is often a lot of discussion around the processing and review of documents in a litigation, most likely because these phases end up costing the most money and taking the most time. What is often overlooked, however, is the collection process and how that phase sets the tone for the rest of discovery, including overall case strategy, knowledge gathering and cost thresholds for the case. In this blog, I lay out some best practices that can be followed to collect data in a sound manner while keeping costs reasonable and gathering all relevant information. 

  • Advanced Analytics
    Legal Updates

    Taking Advantage of Advanced Analytics: Beyond First Level Document Review

    Picture this: Your team has completed the first level and quality control reviews. Your documents have been produced, your privilege log is out the door and you have just received the incoming document production from the opposing party. Now you have a universe of documents with the potential to be used as deposition exhibits, in expert reports, and as trial exhibits. It would be nice if there was a way to take advantage of your previous work identifying hot documents during first level and quality control reviews by using them to identify documents with similar issues or themes in the opposing parties production. You and your team spent days, weeks, or even months reviewing documents for production. Leveraging this time (and costs) would be greatly appreciated by your client. But is that even possible? Yes it is! 

  • Katie King
    LitSmart News

    LitSmart E-Discovery Of Counsel Katie King Wins Triad Business Journal 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award

    LitSmart E-Discovery Of Counsel Katie King has been honored as a recipient of the Triad Business Journal's 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Award for her extraordinary contributions to the Triad area. Katie joins 23 other Triad leaders who have left an indelible mark on their professions, industries, and communities. Katie will receive her award at a special ceremony on April 4.

  • Gnarly World of Native Files
    Technology Advantage

    Part Three of ESI Basics: The Gnarly World of Native Files

    This is Part Three of a continuing series on ESI basics. In this series, we cover some of the terms used most often on the tech-side of e-discovery. In Part One, we provided an overview of PSTs. You can find that article here. In Part Two, we provided a primer on data processing. You can find that article here.  Whether this is an introduction to you or a refresher, and whether you are an attorney, member of an in-house team or data analyst, this information may come in handy in your practice.

  • Chicken
    Legal Updates

    A Game of Chicken? Setting Forth a Detailed TAR Review Protocol

    Last year, in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois laid out a very detailed protocol for conducting TAR that can serve as a go-by for parties wishing to conduct TAR in their own litigation. If you are considering implementing TAR in your next review, you may want to take a look at this. 

  • Starling Underwood
    LitSmart News

    Quarterly Spotlight On..... Senior E-Discovery Attorney Starling Underwood

    This Quarterly Spotlight focuses on Starling Underwood, a Senior E-Discovery Attorney on Kilpatrick's LitSmart E-Discovery Team. Starling joined the firm two years ago and, in addition to his heavy case load, has taken active roles in numerous pro bono and community service projects. Aside from being an excellent lawyer, he is one of the nicest, most thoughtful people you'll ever meet. Scott O'Neal was fortunate to learn more about what makes Starling such a valuable team member and leader.