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  • 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.

  • Data Collection: Remain Calm and Turn Over Your Phone
    Technology Advantage

    Data Collection: Remain Calm and Turn Over Your Phone

    Mobile devices are an absolute necessity in our everyday life. When it comes to litigation (or potential litigation), our beloved devices are usually subject to discovery as they may contain information that is relevant to proving or disproving a case. As a result, when developing a data collection strategy, mobile devices must be considered. Mobile devices may now be as valuable as the more typical sources of information, namely personal computers and network locations, and with this newly-recognized discovery relevance comes a potential for trouble.

  • Crafting Effective ESI Agreements
    Legal Updates

    Crafting Effective ESI Agreements

    One effective way to limit the scope of discovery, reduce confusion and ensure consistent deliverables (thereby reducing costs) is to enter into an ESI agreement with opposing parties. This article will provide some guidelines for these ESI agreements, what they should include and how best to leverage them for your benefit.

  • Innovation Awards 2018
    LitSmart News

    Kilpatrick Townsend Recognized as “Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation” Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest

    Atlanta, Georgia – October 23, 2018 – Kilpatrick Townsend was named a finalist in the Relativity Innovation Awards at Relativity Fest for Best Innovation: Law Firm or Corporation for their LitSmart® Shipping Tracker application. The LitSmart® Shipping Tracker provides clients with a tightly integrated shipping solution that delivers data to their team, tracks its location, and manages shipping costs — all within one application. 

  • Proportionality
    Technology Advantage

    Proportionality: How Your E-Discovery Professional Can Assist

    In one sense, “proportionality” is about balance: weighing the pros and cons of an action in order to decide if that action is justified. For example: Is the cost worth the potential benefit? When applied to law, the concept of proportionality is central to the extent, limits and reasonableness of discovery in litigation. In this article, I’ve included some tips and tricks of the trade that your e-discovery professional (whether that be a project manager, e-discovery attorney or other specialist) can offer to help you work towards that elusive notion of proportionality.

  • E-Discovery: A Peek Behind the Curtain
    Technology Advantage

    E-Discovery: A Peek Behind the Curtain – The World of Law Firms & Vendors

    I started my career in outsourced litigation support nearly 20 years ago when copying and scanning paper was the bread and butter of our work and e-discovery was still fledgling technology. While the vast majority of my experience came on the vendor side, I made the move to a law firm about four years ago. This blog offers some perspective on vendor v. law firm life and the skills, technologies and support needed to be successful at each.