Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 5, 2012

Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • A Tale of Two Officers: Uniting CIOs and CLOs for More Effective eDiscovery – (Michelle Lange)
  • Congratulations to Paul Grimm, U.S. District Judge – (Craig Ball)
  • Cost-Shifting Mandatory when Non-Party Subpoena Cost of Compliance is “Significant” – (Miller Canfield)
  • D.C. Judge Sides with J.P. Morgan in Spat Over Redacted Emails - (Mike Scarcella)
  • Defensible Deletion Gaining Steam – (Barry Murphy)
  • Don’t Sledgehammer Your Computer After Suing Someone | IT-Lex – (Jason Pill)
  • eDiscovery Curricula at US Law Schools – (Babs Deacon)
  • eDiscovery Model Rules and Procedures: Different Approaches in Different Jurisdictions – (Ronni Solomon, Mark Francis)
  • Eruption Of Fraud Charges in HP-Autonomy Deal Puts Light On Auditors, Legal Market – (Robert Hilson)
  • Hooters! You’re Ordered to Use Technology-Assisted Review - (Sheila Mackay)
  • How to Find a Digital Forensics Expert – (John Edwards)
  • HP, Autonomy, Allegations of Fraud … and Terabytes of Analysis – (Greg Bufithis)
  • Like the Great Wall: eDiscovery Barriers Still Exist Between the U.S. and China – (Allison Walton, Dean Gonsowski)
  • Litigation 101 for eDiscovery Tech Professionals: Vehicles for Discovery – (Jane Gennarelli)
  • Managing the Risks and Costs of E-Discovery in Multiple Related Investigations and Litigations (PDF) – (Mayer Brown)
  • Mapping Three Approaches:  A Basic eDiscovery Framework – (@ComplexD)
  • Megaupload’s Legal Quandary | eLessons – Learned (Michael Chew)
  • Open Data: New Code of Practice for Disclosure of Datasets under FOI Proposed – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Orange Hot Pants and Predictive Coding – A Match Made in Delaware - (Drew Lewis)
  • Northern District of California Adopts New E-Discovery Guidelines : Electronic Discovery Law – (K&L Gates)
  • Plaintiff Hammered with Case Dismissal for “Egregious” Discovery Violations – (Doug Austin)
  • Predictive Analytics Across the Enterprise: From eDiscovery to Second Requests – (Charles Skamser)
  • Predictive Coding Comes of Age – (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan)
  • Predictive Technologies May Avert Potential Data Archiving Trainwreck – (Wyatt Cash)
  • Q&A: Social Media Data Collection Increasingly Vital to eDiscovery – (Ben Cole)
  • Review of Two Predictive Coding “Dummies®” Books - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Risk Management And Quality Control Of eDiscovery Vendors - (John Schmidt, Jennifer Beckage, Craig Bowman)
  • Standing Back From The Delaware Predictive Coding Case - (Chris Dale)
  • The Rule 45 Subpoena: Instituting an ESI Action Plan - (Vincent Syracuse, Paul Sarkozi, George Du Pont, Jaclyn Grodin)
  • The Streetlight Effect – (Craig Ball)
  • What’s In A Name? eDiscovery Platform Or Not? (Barry Murphy)
  • Which Side Are You On? The Battle Over Ownership of Social Media Accounts – (Christine Lyon, Jesse Soslow)
Reports and Resources
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • About Orange Legal Technologies:  Company and eDiscovery Offering Overview – (@OrangeLT)
  • Another Major eDiscovery Acquisition: DTI Acquires Fios – eDiscovery Trends – (Doug Austin)
  • Autonomy Accounts: New Website Contains Information From Former Management Team of Autonomy – (Mike Lynch)
  • Autonomy Foes Circling to Poach Customers – (Larry Walsh)
  • Catalyst Teams Up with Infinite eDiscovery to Offer Enhanced Search and Review Technologies – (Press Release)
  • Cluster Analysis 101 – Or, “This is Not Your Mom’s Summation” - (Scott Lefton)
  • DTI Acquires Fios for Relativity Services – (Evan Koblentz)
  • eDiscovery Related Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments Since 2002 – (@ComplexD)
  • eTERA Consulting Intell1gent One Solutions Achieve Significant eDiscovery Cost Savings for Clients – (PR Web)
  • EPYX Forensics Provides Expert Services in Digital Forensics and Forensic Accounting – (PR Web)
  • Foxhound Information Management Partners with Digital WarRoom to Provide eDiscovery Services – (PR Web)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. Announces Initial Purchase of 7 3/4% Senior Notes Due 2016 and Requisite Consents – (PR Newswire)
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. Completes New $350.0 Million Senior Secured Revolving Credit – (PR Newswire)
  • Guidance Software Debuts Fastest Forensic Bridge – (Business Wire)
  • HP Unveiling Software From Embattled Autonomy Unit – (Aaron Ricadela)
  • HP’s Whitman Affirms Commitment to Autonomy, Stresses that HP Remains ‘Quite Profitable’ (Chris Kanaracus)
  • Hyland Software buys Sire Technologies – (Press Release)
  • ILTA 2012 Technology Survey Shows Worldox as Fastest Growing DMS – (Press Release)
  • In Autonomy Debacle, HP Turns to Morgan Lewis – (Vanessa Blum)
  • Interview with Eddie Sheehy, CEO, Nuix – (Forensic Focus)
  • IPRO Releases 3.3 Version of Web-Based Review Platform Eclipse – (Marketwire)
  • Iris Data Services Earns Inc Magazine Hire Power Award – Company Honored for Job Creation Over Past 3 Years – (PR Web)
  • Iron Mountain Appoints William Meaney President and Chief Executive Officer – (Press Release)
  • Jatheon Technologies Arrives in Europe, Helps Companies Avoid Last-Minute Email Mistakes - (PR Web)
  • kCura Releases Relativity 7.5 – (Marketwire)
  • K&L Gates and Australia’s Middletons Approve Merger - (Anthony Lin)
  • LDiscovery – 323rd Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2012 Tech Fast 500 – (PR Newswire)
  • Merrill Corporation Meets Needs of Data Security and Transparency for Leveson Inquiry – (Business Wire)
  • New Era in eDisclosure: LDM Global Responds with Improved Efficiency, Transparency and Predictable Pricing – (PR Web)
  • PitneyBowes Appoints Marc B. Lautenbach as President and Chief Executive Officer – (Press Release)
  • Robert Eisenberg joins iDiscovery Solutions as a Director – (Press Release)
  • RSD Announces Extension of Offer to Replace HP’s Autonomy – (Press Release)
  • ScaleIO Raises $12M For Software-Based Storage To Compete Directly With EMC, IBM And HDS – (Alex Williams)
  • Senior Business Development & eDiscovery Professional Joins TERIS – (Web Announcement)
  • Showdown: Catalyst’s CEO John Tredennick Refuses to Settle Patent Troll Lawsuit – (Evan Koblentz)
  • TCDI Now SOC 2SM Compliant – (Business Wire)
  • Trade-In Autonomy and Trade-Up to Quality with Recommind | (Nick Patience)
  • Workshare Acquires Leading Enterprise Social Network Vendor, IdeaPlane – (Announcement)
  • Year in Review: 2012 Judicial Opinions Emphasized eDiscovery Process and Best Practices – (Kroll Ontrack)

2012 eDiscovery Events


Georgetown Law – The Advanced eDiscovery Institute
December 6-7, 2013
Washington, DC
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2013 Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
Click here for more information.


The Sedona Conference® - eDiscovery Cooperation Training
February 21-22, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
Click here for more information.

ACEDS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition
February 28 – March 2, 2013
Hollywood, FL
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HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
March 3-7, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
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Second Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
March 13-15, 2013
Tempe, AZ
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AIIM Conference
March 20-22, 2013
New Orleans, LA
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The Sedona Conference® Institute’s 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge
March 21-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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April 4-6, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
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2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2012
St. Paul, MN 55102
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CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
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LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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ILTA 2013 Annual Conference
August 18-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
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Fifth Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference – 2013
September 26, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC 2013 Annual Meeting
October 27-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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