Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ricoh Enhances Workflows & Reduces Costs For Firms

Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled a new offering that, when combined with select Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), creates a Legal MFP that delivers improved end-user workflows while also enhancing operational efficiencies and helping to lower overall costs. Law firms seeking to reduce redundancies related to cost recovery will benefit from the single, integrated user interface, which helps minimize steps in the process and integrates access to third-party document management systems. Ricoh will preview its Legal MFP at LegalTech, February 3-5, 2015, in New York City in Ricoh’s booth, #231.

With the largest network of document processing centers in the U.S., Ricoh’s certified personnel have hands-on experience with the processing of legal documents. This expertise, and investments in innovative technology offerings, has led to the development of the Legal MFP. With this MFP software solution, law firms will: 

• Reduce unneeded steps involved in the scanning process. Today, using disjointed systems can be tedious and take up precious minutes that could otherwise be dedicated to another matter. With Ricoh’s Legal MFP, redundancies in steps are reduced and the overall scanning experience is more streamlined.

• Scan to legal Document Management Systems including iManage, WorldDox, and OpenText. This approach streamlines previously disjointed processes to minimize the number of steps by end-users and eliminates data entry redundancy, e.g. log-in credentials, client matter numbers, etc. 

• Automatically split files to court-specified file size limits and convert them to the appropriate file format.

“Our team of certified legal experts spends many hours with clients truly getting to the bottom of their pain points. These conversations have made it clear that law firms are seeking improvement in two main areas of document output: lowered spend on cost recovery systems and centralization of third-party systems,” said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Knowing this, Ricoh has made strategic investments in both our people and technologies to help our clients see these improvements. The Legal MFP is a perfect example of a solution developed to meet our clients’ needs – enabling them to streamline workflows and lower overall output costs.” 

For a demonstration of Ricoh’s Legal MFP, please visit the Ricoh booth (#231) at LegalTech or reach out to Tracey Sheehy at to schedule a meeting at the show.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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By Guest Blogger: Ricoh Americas Corporation

Leading Deposition Software Provider Further Eliminates Paper-Related Costs of Litigation by Expandi

eDepoze, LLC, today announced the release of Witness Prep 2.0TM, a new software application that digitizes the witness preparation process, making it possible for attorneys to prepare witnesses for deposition, arbitration or trial using electronic documents through an in-person or remote session. With Witness Prep 2.0, eDepoze provides a cloud-based application for sharing documents and conducting witness interviews remotely, eliminating the time consuming and costly process of printing boxfuls of documents to review and traveling to numerous face-to-face witness prep sessions. As an extension of eDepoze’s mission to ‘Kill the Paper,’ Witness Prep 2.0 will share the same platform as the industry-leading eDepoze deposition software, the latest version of which the company announced yesterday.

By Guest Blogger: eDepoze

Upgrades to the Leading Paperless Deposition Software Further Eliminate the Inefficiencies Associate

eDepoze, LLC, today announced the release of version 2.0 of the eDepoze litigation software platform, upgrading its leading deposition software with feature enhancements throughout the product and improved remote capabilities. With this release, eDepoze is making it easier than ever for attorneys to streamline the deposition process by eliminating paper exhibits and costly travel. New streaming text and presentation features enable users to remotely review and share deposition materials and court reporter feeds in real-time during a deposition.

By Guest Blogger: eDepoze

Ipro and D4 Join Forces to Streamline eDiscovery

NEW YORK, February 4, 2015 - Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced D4, LLC, an industry leader in providing managed data and discovery services to law firms and corporate legal departments, will leverage and resell Ipro’s Enterprise Suite and Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) workflow to streamline processes and further enhance its customer offerings.

     Ipro Enterprise Suite is an integrated, easy-to-use eDiscovery solution. It includes Allegro for early case assessment, eCapture for high-speed processing, and Eclipse for web-based reviews and productions. The Ipro Enterprise Suite is designed with Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) to eradicate time-consuming, costly, and error-prone workflows that plague the industry.

 “After an extensive evaluation, we found Ipro’s efforts to simplify and automate the eDiscovery workflow quite unique and forward-thinking,” mentioned John Holland, CEO of D4. “We’re confident that by utilizing the entire Ipro Enterprise Suite, we will dramatically improve our clients’ overall experiences, as well as reduce their litigation spend.”

Known as a leader in managed services, D4 will offer Ipro Eclipse with its integrated and advanced Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in a hosted environment to its clients nationwide. It will also resell Ipro Eclipse and Eclipse SE, the company’s leading review tools, to clients needing in-house review tools.

“D4 has a renowned reputation for operational excellence and service, and we’re excited to work more closely together to deliver the best possible results for clients,” said Kim Taylor, President and COO, Ipro.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments nationwide. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Enterprise Suite helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit; to schedule a private demonstration, email


About D4, LLC

D4 is a leading national provider of Managed Data and Discovery services to law firms and corporations. D4 was one of the first providers to offer an eDiscovery Managed Services solution, which launched in 2011. D4 has been instrumental in helping customers realize up to 70% in cost reductions over previous eDiscovery solutions. The company’s state-of-the-art data center operations in Rochester, NY, are complemented by electronic discovery and litigation support offices throughout the country. D4 has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years. Visit  for more information.


By Guest Blogger: IPRO Tech

Catalyst Launches CAL Directly Into Review Process

Catalyst Launches “Active Review” Integrating Continuous Active Learning Directly Into Review Process

Catalyst is First to Integrate TAR 2.0 Continuous Active Learning into the Review Process Helping Clients Save Time and Money on Discovery

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2015—Further expanding its leadership as the first company to offer TAR 2.0 technology, Catalyst today released “Active Review” functionality that integrates Continuous Active Learning (CAL) protocol into the review process.


Active Review runs in the background of the review and continuously applies its learning algorithm to the document population. Every judgment that a reviewer makes about a document enables the system to grow smarter about which documents in the population are likely to be relevant or non-relevant. As the system grows smarter, clients save on time and review costs because the system brings more relevant documents to the front of the queue. As a result, you can stop the process earlier than with TAR 1.0 “one-time training,” which means lower costs and quicker review.  


No other product on the market has a feature like Active Review. It eliminates the traditional separation between linear and Technology Assisted Review, through a single, integrated workflow. Among the significant benefits:

  • Continuous Rather than One-Time Training: Active Review integrates CAL directly into the review platform and continually ranks all of the documents, allowing for continuous rather than one-time training. Clients save as the algorithm gets smarter about the documents.
  • Handles Rolling Uploads: You can add more documents to the collection at any time and they will be immediately incorporated into the ranking.
  • Subject Matter Expert: Active Review eliminates the need for SMEs to train the system, as is required by other platforms.
  • Faster Review at Lower Cost: The integration of CAL directly into the review process means you start your review more quickly and get through it more efficiently.

“Continuous Active Learning is a proven way to find relevant documents more quickly, which means our clients can reduce review costs and save time in the bargain. We started promoting continuous learning protocols for larger cases several years ago and our clients immediately realized savings,” said John Tredennick, CEO and founder of Catalyst.  “Today, we are further integrating this advanced protocol into our standard review module so all clients can take advantage CAL, even in smaller review projects.”


Catalyst is the only e-discovery company to incorporate CAL into its technology. A 2014 peer-reviewed study by two of the leading experts on e-discovery, Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, concluded that CAL demonstrated superior performance over other TAR methods, while avoiding many of their problems, and that CAL found relevant documents more quickly and with less human effort.


About Catalyst

Catalyst designs, hosts and services the world's fastest and most powerful document repositories for large-scale discovery and regulatory compliance. For more than 15 years, corporations and their counsel have relied on Catalyst to help reduce litigation costs and take control of complex legal matters.


Catalyst provides secure, scalable multi-language document repositories specifically built to manage Big Discovery. Through Catalyst Insight, its next-generation e-discovery platform, and Insight Predict, its advanced technology-assisted review tool, Catalyst enables corporations to reduce the cost and risk of discovery, achieve greater control and predictability in workflows, and gain greater visibility and accountability across all their matters.


To learn more about Catalyst, visit or follow the company on Twitter at @CatalystSecure.

By Guest Blogger: Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.

AccessData Introduces New “On-Demand” eDiscovery Services Offerings to Complement Traditional Model

AccessData Group today launched a pair of new eDiscovery service offerings that allow its corporate and law firm customers to reduce capital expenditures by obtaining application support and managed services on-demand.

The two new models include the following:

  • On-Demand Application Support

Customers are now able to pay a simple monthly fee (based on the number of gigabytes required) to run a matter through AccessData’s Summation eDiscovery platform, the first and only web-based solution that combines comprehensive data processing, early case assessment, final review and transcript management into a single platform. With this new Application Support offering, Innovative Discovery sets up a private instance of Summation on their hardware and within their secure, state-of-the-art data center, then turns over the access privileges to the customer. Customers don’t have to make any investment whatsoever in hardware or a long-term license to the software, they simply upload their data when ready and run the matter themselves with full administrator rights.

  • Managed Services

Customers may also now choose a service offering that unites the industry’s pre-eminent review technology of AccessData’s Summation platform with the proven eDiscovery review processes of Innovative Discovery’s experts. In this new Managed Services offering customers pay a per-gigabyte fee for their use of Summation and hourly fees for various consulting services that may be appropriate.

By Guest Blogger: AccessData

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GE, Dow, HSBC and Others Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity, Data Management Issues at LTNY

Top Legal Experts Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity,
Data Management Issues at LegalTech New York


UnitedLex President Dave Deppe Leads a Discussion on ‘Transforming Discovery Through Data Management’ with Experts from HSBC, GE and The Dow Chemical Company


Chief Privacy Officer Jason Straight Joins Experts from BNY Mellon, Ropes & Gray and The Deltennium Group on a panel titled ‘Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches’


Overland Park, Kansas – (January 30, 2015) – UnitedLex, a global, full-service provider of technology-powered legal and business services, today announced that top legal counsel from HSBC, Dow Chemical Company, GE, BNY Mellon and others will join UnitedLex executives on stage at LegalTech New York (Feb. 3-5; Hilton New York Hotel) to educate attendees on the issues of cybersecurity and data management. UnitedLex executives will also be on hand at Booth #2104 to discuss its Questio e-discovery managed service, cybersecurity consulting services and more.

‘The Convergence of Legal and IT Risk Management’ track, sponsored by UnitedLex, will explore the deepening ties and close collaboration between the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. The track will provide a roadmap to how IT and Legal departments can work together to effectively minimize eDiscovery costs, minimize an organization's exposure to cyber-based threats and be prepared for the inevitable data compromise incident when it occurs. The two panels hosted by UnitedLex include:

Transforming Discovery Through Data Management (Feb. 5; 10:30am, Rendezvous Ballroom)
With data growing exponentially, legal counsel is struggling to control eDiscovery costs. However, they can now effectively find potentially relevant documents earlier in the process with greater accuracy than ever before. By combining technology and analytical expertise, it is now possible to gather early stage legal intelligence to develop case strategy and limit the amount of data promoted to review.

  • Dave Deppe, President,UnitedLex
  • Jacob J. Herstek, Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank USA, NA
  • Lynn S. Looby, Managing Counsel for Litigation, Regulatory & U.S. Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Farrah Pepper, Executive Counsel - Discovery, General Electric Company

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches (Feb. 5; 12:15pm, Rendezvous Ballroom)
CISOs understand the IT ramifications of security breaches but do they comprehend the business and legal implications? Without the full picture, CISOs could expose their companies to lawsuits and regulatory actions costing hundreds of millions of dollars. Real case studies will illuminate how Legal and IT can collaborate to identify the business and legal liabilities of a cyber-security breach to help prepare a proactive cyber risk strategy.

  • Jason Straight, Senior Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLex
  • Gerry Czarnecki, Chairman & CEO, The Deltennium Group, Inc.
  • Peter Kolchmeyer,
Managing Director & Senior Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
  • Mark P. Szpak, Partner, Ropes & Gray


“Cybersecurity risk mitigation and controlling burgeoning e-discovery costs are among the most business critical topics for both IT security professionals and internal counsel, but in order to effectively achieve the desired results, Legal and IT must find ways to collaborate before a cybersecurity or litigation event occurs,” said Dave Deppe, President of UnitedLex. “UnitedLex is eager to share the findings we’ve gathered from the marketplace, and spotlight relevant case studies and best practices from some of America’s top corporations and law firms.”

About UnitedLex
UnitedLex is a global provider of technology powered legal and business services that delivers industry leading legal and cyber risk strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex's more than 1,800 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around across the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world's leading corporations and law firms.


By Guest Blogger: UnitedLex

FTI Consulting Signs Reseller Agreement with IBM

FTI Technology has joined with IBM in a reseller partnership. IBM will now offer FTI Technology’s Ringtail ® software, enabling corporations to streamline their e-discovery process, develop repeatable business processes and apply Ringtail’s patented visual analytics to greatly reduce the cost, risk and time associated with e-discovery.

By Guest Blogger: FTI Technology

Opus 2 Magnum to Launch Share Initiative at #LTNY15 @Opus2Magnum

Opus 2 International, the leading provider of collaborative workspaces for litigation, announced today will launch its “Opus 2 Shares” initiative at LegalTech New York 2015 and donate its conference swag budget to one of four short-listed charities. The Opus 2 Shares program engages LegalTech booth visitors in the selection of the beneficiary of Opus’s donation, and the program draws attention to the impact of sharing in the context of team collaboration during litigation—which is the domain of the company’s flagship service, Opus 2 Magnum™.  As part of the Opus 2 Shares program, booth visitors will be invited to participate in a one-minute survey that will illuminate trends in how litigators collaborate on work product. The subsequent “Opus 2 Shares Trend Report” summarizing the collective survey responses and their potential implications for the practice of litigation will be distributed after the conference.


The final survey question includes four short-listed charities that share key attributes with the Opus 2 Magnum service, specifically: “working remotely,” “sharing knowledge,” “developing global communities” and “working sustainably.” Survey participants may vote for either One Laptop Per Child, Kahn Academy, AIESEC International or Rainforest Trust. Every completed survey adds another $10 to the swag budget to be donated to the selected charity.

The share initiative is part of a series of activities planned by Opus 2 for LegalTech New York. The company will also preview updates to its current Opus 2 Magnum platform as part of its Version 5 Beta Program, which will feature significant enhancements to various aspects of document, exhibit and transcript functionality. In addition, Opus 2 announced an integration with iCONECT-XERA®, which makes Opus 2 Magnum transcripts available from within the iCONECT-XERA document review platform via a single sign-on.  Opus 2 will be exhibiting at LegalTech at booth 1315, and visitors can also learn more about the integration from iCONECT at booth 2503. 

By Guest Blogger: Opus 2 Magnum

Enhancements to Allegro, Eclipse, Eclipse SE, and eCapture Demonstrate Company's Commitment

Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software, today announced new releases of Allegro, Eclipse, Eclipse SE, and eCapture. All four products will be showcased this week at the LegalTech New York 2015 conference.

     Latest releases of its early case assessment product Allegro, web-based review tool Eclipse, and high-speed processing tool eCapture, now include full integration with Ipro Nucleus to further improve efficiencies and control. Available free to customers, Ipro Nucleus is a centralized information hub that underpins all three Ipro Enterprise products to link together clients and cases  across the Enterprise Suite, ensuring key information is always at hand.

By Guest Blogger: IPRO Tech

Mitratech Releases New Lawtrac at Legaltech

Lawtrac 4.0 features the clean, modern, user-centric interface that today’s legal professionals expect - driving greater adoption and benefits for legal teams

AUSTIN, Texas, February 2, 2015– After 30 years as a pioneer in legal matter management software, Mitratech’s Lawtrac product has been completely transformed with the release of Lawtrac 4.0. Mitratech, the leading provider of enterprise legal management solutions, acquired the Lawtrac product in early 2014 with the goal of making it the premier matter management and e-Billing solution for small and mid-sized legal departments.  Through Mitratech’s significant increase in research and development investment, today’s release at LegalTech® positions Lawtrac as that premier solution.

While Lawtrac has long been recognized for its comprehensive matter management, contracts management, and e-Billing functionality, the new Lawtrac offers a complete re-design of its user interface and experience, along with expanded functionality and configurability. The clean design, streamlined navigation, and data entry enhancements make it intuitive and simple for legal staff to adopt - allowing Lawtrac clients to optimize the value of their investment in legal technology.

“We’re very impressed with the clean easy-to-use interface,” noted HMSHost Vice President and Associate General Counsel Nina R. Eldred. “It’s going to make our continued roll-out to the field all the easier.”

“Our acquisition of Lawtrac in 2014 was a critical step in being able to deliver on Mitratech’s mission of offering technology solutions that enable legal departments of all sizes to be the best-run function in their organization,” said Mitratech CEO Jason Parkman. “The new Lawtrac takes the delivery of that mission one step further, and we’re incredibly proud of the positive accolades that it has earned from both our clients and the broader market.”

Based on an early preview of the Lawtrac 4.0 release, Hyperion Research recognized Lawtrac as an Advanced Solution Provider for the first time in its long history in its 2014 ELM MarketView Report. Designating Lawtrac as the Market Leader for service to the mid-market, the report found that “[Lawtrac’s] vast out-of-the-box functionality allows mid-sized law departments to deploy Lawtrac quickly, while configurability allows those departments to mature and develop their own processes at their own pace.”

Specific enhancements and benefits in the new Lawtrac release include:

  • Complete Re-design of the UI and Simplified Navigation: The modernized interface and easy navigation allows legal staff to utilize Lawtrac’s capabilities at a far more rapid pace.
  • Comprehensive Search Enhancements: A full redesign of Lawtrac’s search capabilities, including Quick Find and Super Search, enables attorneys to better manage their portfolio of matters.
  • Data Entry Enhancements: Data entry enhancements include a redesigned matter entry wizard, the ability to run duplication checks, save data upon entry, and hide unrequired fields.
  • Enhanced Workflow Configurability: Increased configurability of the fields required to support specific legal workflows improves the efficiency of whole legal department.
  • New Offers and Demands Module: Brand new features to track offers and demands to and from parties and entities to settle a matter, provide additional structure for attorney negotiations, and assist the legal team to provide accurate visibility into potential spend.

“EDC’s Office of Legal Affairs conducted a thorough market survey of legal matter management software products in 2013 and selected Lawtrac based on its customer service and sophisticated database,” said Education Development Center paralegal Christopher Carmody. “As a mission-driven non-profit organization devoted to improving lives through its program work, it was critical to find a matter management software to enhance the Office’s delivery of legal services. Each of EDC’s programmatic divisions – health and human development, learning and teaching, and international development – have benefited from Lawtrac’s direct impact on the Office’s delivery of legal services. We are looking forward to upgrading to Lawtrac 4.0 because of the improvements to the user interface which simplify and clarify the latent functionality of the database. Lawtrac has helped make our legal department even more efficient and effective.”

Demonstrations of the new Lawtrac will be available at LegalTech® February 3-5, 2015; Mitratech can be found on Level 2 at booth #2119.

With almost 30 years of experience as the authority in enterprise legal management solutions, including matter management, spend management, e-Billing, contracts management, compliance management, and legal hold, Mitratech’s products are used by more than 25% of the Fortune 500, 100% of the Am Law 200, and over 65,000 users in over 140 countries. To learn more, visit

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Mitratech is the leading provider of fully integrated enterprise legal management solutions for global legal departments of all sizes, including more than 25% of the Fortune 500 and more than 230 organizations. Mitratech’s offerings are used by over 65,000 users and 8,500 vendors (including 100% of the Am Law 200) in over 140 countries. These solutions include the TeamConnect and Lawtrac product platforms, both of which offer end-to-end matter management, spend management, e-Billing, legal hold, contracts management, and compliance solutions. Mitratech clients are able to prove demonstrable value creation for their organization by automating legal workflows, improving business outcomes through actionable data and insight, increasing collaboration with external partners, and reducing overall legal spend. To learn more, visit

By Guest Blogger: Mitratech

AccessData Group today announced the release of Summation 5.6

AccessData Group announced the release of Summation 5.6, an enhanced version of the company’s flagship eDiscovery software platform with robust new features that improve case organization, analysis and collaboration.  

Summation is the first and only web-based solution that combines comprehensive data processing, early case assessment, case management, final review and transcript management into a single platform. The software provides a real-time review platform that allows secure collaboration, regardless of where any member of the litigation team is located.

By Guest Blogger: AccessData

.@KrollOntrack supports a record number of ediscovery projects with

Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of ediscovery and data recovery products and services, today announced that one year after the launch of, including Review and Relativity, adoption rates are supporting a record number of ediscovery projects. In fact, the number of new projects started in 2014 is up 36 percent and the number of active matters is up 10 percent over the previous year.


By Guest Blogger: Kroll Ontrack

Ediscovery needs in France? No problem. @KrollOntrack launches new data center

Kroll Ontrack, a leading provider of ediscovery and data recovery products and services,today announced the launch of a new data center in Paris, France, expected to open this March.


The launch of the new data center is part of Kroll Ontrack’s strategy to provide access to its powerful ediscovery software and local expertise wherever and whenever clients need them. Since opening its German data center in Frankfurt in May 2014, Kroll Ontrack has delivered more than 104 million pages into document review databases hosted in Germany and copied 10,000 GB of data for processing. The addition of a French data center provides additional support for the growing number of international arbitration cases, in addition to a number of other legal matters faced by French companies that require electronic evidence to be analyzed locally.


Since 1998, Kroll Ontrack has been providing data recovery and electronic evidence services in France, and with the addition of this new data center, will now be fully equipped to handle the growing number of global investigations led by U.S. authorities, including those brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury. 


By Guest Blogger: Kroll Ontrack

Opus 2 Magnum 5.0 Beta Release Now Available to Select Clients and Partners

Today at LegalTech New York 2015, Opus 2 International, a worldwide litigation services and software development company, announced the immediate beta availability of the fifth generation of its Opus 2 Magnum cloud collaboration platform. Version 5 includes new methods for managing variations of documents (i.e., translated copies), streamlined options for uploading folders, and enhancements to logging hyperlinks between target and source documents. Version 5 will be unveiled to a focus group of clients at LegalTech New York. The full release is scheduled for general availability this April.

Opus 2 Magnum is private, cloud-based workspaces from which litigators, co-counsel and experts share transcripts, key documents, exhibits, video and research and collaborate on work product for deposition and trial preparation. The collaborative workspaces unite team members so they may jointly, or individually, dissect the salient aspects of testimony and evidence, develop questioning strategies and organize the material to be presented to the court.  Version 5.0 includes a streamlined interface and significant enhancements to various aspects of its document, exhibit and transcript functionality for US and international users. The new code benefits from Opus 2 Magnum having been field-tested for several years in court rooms and arbitration centers around the world.   To date, clients have used Magnum for all stages of the litigation lifecycle—from deposition preparation, to meet and confer conferences to collaboration around discovery requests and litigation preparation. 

By Guest Blogger: Opus 2 International

kCura to Offer Educational Sessions, Interactive Stations, and More at LegalTech New York 2015

kCura to Offer Educational Sessions, Interactive Stations, and More at LegalTech New York 2015 

By Guest Blogger: kCura

Ushering in a New Era of E-Discovery

Ushering in a New Era of E-Discovery

Zapproved is a company on a mission — a mission to transform the way corporate legal departments respond to e-discovery. With the launch of the Z-Discovery Platform, corporations will use innovative cloud-based technology in support of the “just, speedy and inexpensive” resolution of today’s e-discovery challenges.


The E-Discovery Status Quo is Unsustainable

The reality is the current approach to e-discovery is, quite frankly, unsustainable. Data volumes are exploding, storage locations proliferating, and a “collect everything” mindset is resulting in costs and burdens that are completely out of control, while the “e-discovery industrial complex” proliferates the wrong approach.

Furthermore, a per-gigabyte pricing model yields costs that are “unconscionable” as outlined in a recent blog post by well-known discovery expert Craig Ball (Unconscionable Charges for E-Discovery).  He describes an affidavit justifying $189,000 simply to process, cull and host 505 gigabytes of data collected from 25 custodians.  It’s no wonder that corporate legal departments are clamoring for more control and an alternative to run-away costs.


The Right Approach Enabled by the Cloud

With Z-Discovery, a sustainable approach starts with the confidence of a rock-solid preservation process that enables preserving data in place, then collecting the right data when and where you need it.  It takes advantage of a tectonic shift to cloud computing that offers hyper-efficient secure data processing regardless of volume.  And it puts the corporation back in the drivers seat.

The newly introduced Z-Discovery Platform begins with Legal Hold Pro, the most trusted cloud software in use by corporate legal departments. It adds Data Collect Pro for targeted, remote data collections at the click of a button. Digital Discovery Pro then enables unmatched data processing speed and flexibility, whether analyzing a single PST file or culling through more than a terabyte of data per hour.

Imagine a company with a mobile and global workforce faced with the need to collect data from remote locations. One of Zapproved’s Fortune 50 customers is a globally known consumer products company based in the Midwest with employees in over 80 locations worldwide. They use Legal Hold Pro to automate the communication with custodians and manage the legal hold notification process. But when required to collect data remotely, they face putting a technician on a plane, or causing major business disruption while computers were isolated and files copied.

In contrast, Data Collect Pro allows the corporate legal team member to remain at headquarters and remotely initiate a collection in the background without disturbing the ability of the custodian to work while the collection was taking place.  In a similar way, Digital Discovery Pro offers unlimited scale and instantaneous access to data for culling and first-pass review. The better option is clear.

 The Only Solution that Makes Sense

Cloud computing is forever changing the dynamics of computing – how we create, store and retain information. Cloud computing allows smaller companies to compete with the giants because they have access to the same power and flexibility for an affordable price. With this path corporate legal departments get virtually limitless resources for instantaneous scalability of processing power, total ease of use, and immediate deployment so that corporations are up and running quickly. We are doing that for corporate legal teams at companies of any size. By embracing the cloud, corporate legal departments can manage e-discovery in-house and choose the capacity and capabilities that matches their needs.

Learn more about how Z-Discovery can help your team manage e-discovery or visit Zapproved at LTNY 2015 Booth 1400

By Guest Blogger: Zapproved, Inc

Zapproved Ushers in a New Era of E-Discovery

Zapproved Ushers in a New Era of E-Discovery

New York, Feb. 2, 2015 – Zapproved Inc. today introduced the new Z-Discovery™ Platform,  a cloud-based software suite that transforms the ability of legal departments to preserve, collect and analyze massive amounts of data in-house and affordably.

 “The traditional approach to e-discovery is unsustainable,” said Zapproved CEO Monica Enand. “Corporations are facing exponentially growing amounts of data that sit in disparate places. There’s an ‘e-discovery industrial complex’ that feeds off of this with a ‘collect everything’ mindset — and charges exorbitant rates to do so. Corporations can’t continue down this path and we need a new approach to achieve the goals of Rule 1:  a ‘just, speedy and inexpensive’ resolution to civil litigation.”

 Z-Discovery begins with Zapproved’s flagship Legal Hold Pro™ product which is the most trusted cloud software in use by corporate legal departments. Added to that are two new products, Data Collect Pro™ which provides a cost-effective and user-friendly application for conducting targeted collections remotely and defensibly, and Digital Discovery Pro™ which provides hyper-fast, cost-effective processing software to pare down data sets to the most pertinent information. Powerful cloud-based computing enables Digital Discovery Pro to process at speeds exceeding a terabyte per hour.

 Zapproved architected the Z-Discovery Platform from its foundation to take full advantage of the efficiencies that cloud infrastructure offers. Corporate legal departments have unprecedented control via an intuitive interface and visibility at every step of the process. Hosted on industry-leading Amazon Web Services, Z-Discovery can be deployed instantaneously and is scalable to handle matters of any size. Finally, Z-Discovery offers predictable pricing that makes sense because clients can select an affordable plan that matches the resources with their expected e-discovery needs.

 Zapproved realized its vision by growing its team through an institutional investment of $15 million led by K1 Investment Management. The company added staff and expanded its cloud technology offerings, including through acquisitions. Since the partnership with K1, Zapproved acquired and integrated eCloud Collect, the technology behind Data Collect Pro, and doubled its internal software development resources.

“We are incredibly excited about the partnership with Zapproved.  Their deep domain knowledge, market recognition and client satisfaction have allowed the company to scale dramatically over the past few years. Zapproved’s rapidly growing client base includes household names in the technology, financial services and consumer goods sectors,” said Neil Malik, Managing Partner of K1 Investment Management.

To learn more, visit, call 1-888-366-0666, or send an email to Please visit Zapproved at LegalTech New York at Booth 1400 from February 3-5, 2015.

About Zapproved Inc.Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved Inc. is a pioneer in developing cloud-hosted software for corporate legal departments. The Z-Discovery platform returns power to in-house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company’s flagship product Legal Hold Pro is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition as the 2014 Best of the National Law Journal and the 2013 and 2014 Best of Legal Times. Zapproved was recognized in the 2014 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

 About K1 Investment Management, LLCK1 is a West Coast-based venture capital firm with offices in Los Angeles, Menlo Park and Denver. The firm focuses exclusively on enterprise software companies that provide mission critical applications. K1 is a value-added investor with a dedicated operational consulting affiliate that drives scalability and operational excellence across the organization. For more information please visit



Sarena Regazzoni

Zapproved Inc.



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By Guest Blogger: Zapproved, Inc

Visit Inventus in booth 2616 at #LTNY15

Inventus to Showcase Luminosity and M3 Multi-Matter Management at LegalTech New York 2015


CHICAGO – February 2, 2015 – Inventus, LLC, a leading national discovery management practice to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms and government agencies, today announced that the company will showcase Luminosity and M3 Multi-Matter Management in booth #2616 at LegalTech New York, Feb. 3-5 at The Hilton New York.


Luminosity is an industry-leading discovery management ecosystem featuring the only seamless integration of LAW and Relativity. Luminosity combines legal project management, custom developed applications and best-in-breed technologies to provide clients with a cost-effective and defensible discovery process. These technologies include:

  • Direct Link – data is processed once and is linked directly from LAW to Relativity
  • inVerito – fully integrated ECA workflow built into Relativity
  • Priv Log Generator – intelligently and automatically creates multiple privilege logs
  • Advanced Logix – allows for advanced and customized coding functionality

M3 is a multi-matter management workflow for the legal industry that brings consistency, assurance and cost savings to discovery when multiple related matters are involved. M3 enables corporations and law firms to look at the bigger picture and develop a repeatable process for assessing and reviewing previously processed and/or reviewed data, so it can be seamlessly and proactively transferred into an unlimited number of Relativity workspaces.

“LegalTech New York is the largest legal technology event of the year, and we are excited to be part of it,” stated Trevor Campion, CEO of Inventus. “Our suite of products and services creates a more efficient world of document review by reducing both cost and risk for our clients. We look forward to showcasing our offerings – not only at our booth, but also during scheduled demo sessions that will give first hand insight to attendees on how our tools can work for them.”

For more information and to register for a session, visit

About Inventus, LLC

Inventus, LLC is one of the largest discovery management practices in the country, focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. Since 1991, it has been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies. Inventus currently has over 250 employees operating in 12 cities across the United States, with operational headquarters in downtown Chicago. For more information, go to

By Guest Blogger: Inventus

FTI Technology Launches Ringtail 8.5

FTI Technology has launched version 8.5 of its award-winning Ringtail® e-discovery software. From new multi-dimensional analytics features within Ringtail’s Document Mapper to intuitive and visual email threading, Ringtail 8.5 includes dozens of improvements to dramatically reduce the cost of e-discovery and accelerate fact finding in projects of all sizes.

By Guest Blogger: FTI Technology

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 3rd Panels Address Corporate E-discovery Trends, Disruption in the Legal Industry and IG

FTI Technology will present on key e-discovery issues during three educational sessions at the LegalTech New York 2015 conference. Legal practitioners can earn up to four continuing legal education credits from most states by attending the three sessions on February 3, 2015 at the New York Hilton.

By Guest Blogger: FTI Technology

LawBase in booth 309 at #LTNY15

LawBase to Exhibit at LegalTech New York 2015


Leading case and matter management software to be shown at leading legal industry event – booth #309


Denver – January 27, 2015 – LawBase, the leading case and matter management system designed to increase productivity, will be available for viewing at booth #309 at LegalTech New York, Feb. 3-5 at The Hilton Hotel New York.


Company representatives will be available to demo LawBase to attendees of the event.


“LegalTech New York is a great event and we enjoy being part of it every year,” stated Phil Homburger, president of LawBase. “It is an exceptional event for education, networking and discovering what legal technology products are available across the nation. We look forward to talking with attendees and showing them firsthand how they can increase productivity by implementing LawBase in their firms.”


LawBase is a powerful and configurable case management solution, known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality. LawBase’s strengths include its wide array of integrations with other popular legal software that maximize the return on investment for users. LawBase allows law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies to track a file’s progress, maintain client files within various areas of the law, keep complete calendars and schedules, maintain file room management and perform large repetitive tasks with just a few keystrokes, saving time and money.


For more information or to schedule a demo prior to LegalTech New York, contact or call 800-569-3377.

By Guest Blogger: LawBase