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LDiscovery Ranked No. 35 on the Washington Business Journal Top 50 List for the Fastest Growing Companies 2015


McLEAN, Va. October 30, 2015 — LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions, today announced that the Washington Business Journal ranked LDiscovery No. 35 on its Top 50 List for the Fastest Growing Companies in the Washington D.C. area. The awards honor companies with at least three years of consecutive revenue growth. Participating companies must have more than $2 million in revenue in 2012 and more than $10 million in revenue in 2014 to qualify.

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LDiscovery Recognized as Best Service Provider Solution Finalist in Relativity Innovation Awards

Annual competition honors customers who are building outstanding applications and integrations on top of Relativity

LDiscovery today announced that it has been named a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Award for Best Service Provider Solution.

LDiscovery earned this spot in the finals for its MultiMatter Management solution. Integrated with Relativity, MultiMatter Management reduces the time, risk, and cost of document review by giving in-house counsel the ability to reuse work product across multiple matters. Organizations can now easily and defensibly reuse coding decisions, spot and manage coding inconsistencies, and minimize the risk of inadvertent production of privileged or protected content across all of their hosted matters.

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LDiscovery Announces Acquisition of Copy Secure

McLEAN, Va. August 24, 2015 — LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery services and Information Governance solutions, today announced its acquisition of CopySecure, a Philadelphia based data and document services provider. Founded in 2001 by Joe McNamara and Tom Pellegrino, Copy Secure is a full-service litigation support company serving Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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LDiscovery Ranked on the Inc. 5000 List for the Fourth Year in a Row

LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery and Information Governance solutions, today announced that Inc. magazine ranked LDiscovery No. 2527 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs.   [...]

LDiscovery Announces Acquisition of Credence Corporation

McLEAN, Va. August 11, 2015 — LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery services and Information Governance solutions, today announced its acquisition of Credence Corporation, a Fort Lauderdale based eDiscovery and managed services provider.

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Where massive review teams once needed to thumb through page after page of irrelevant information to dig into the real substance of a case, now smaller, more agile teams are using technology to quickly find the documents that make or break a case. Regardless of the number of documents in your review, you can handle them more efficiently and with more transparency than ever before.

New York Judge Goes On The Record In Approving Computer-Assisted Review During Discovery

Computer Assisted Review

Judge approves TAR

In a case dealing with gender discrimination between female employees and a large advertising conglomerate, the plaintiffs filed claims against the defendants under Title VII of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and similar New York labor laws. After the plaintiffs objectioned to the defendants’ use of computer-assisted review and search method, United States Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck opined that computer-assisted review is an acceptable search method for relevant ESI in appropriate cases. Throughout his opinion, Judge Peck referred to articles and public statements he had made prior to the case on his beliefs of the value of computer-assisted review.

e-Lesson Learned: Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck, United States District Court judge for the Southern District of New York, wrote the first opinion of a court approving the use of computer-assisted review during discovery.

Judge Peck explains his interactions with the two parties involved started at the first discovery conference, which took place on December 11, 2011. While, both parties had discussed ESI protocol, the plaintiffs were reluctant to accept the defendant’s utilization of predictive coding to gather the relevant documents among the three million electronic documents from the agreed-upon custodians. In a later discovery conference, the court refuted the defendants’ proposal to cutoff production at the most relevant 40,000 documents due to expense, explaining that proportionality must consider cost and results in gathering the most likely highly responsive documents. The court went on to agree with the defendants on other factors concerning document production and custodians due to the fact that the plaintiffs could not give meaningful reasons for the inclusion of other custodians and emails or assert a likelihood that the information could be found through other reasonable discovery procedures.

On February 8, 2012, after going through the main issues that were holding up the discovery process, Judge Peck acknowledged that the defendants agreed to provide the plaintiffs with all seed documents and protocol in determining relevant ESI throughout the computer-assisted review process. With that knowledge, Judge Peck accepted the proposal that defendants submitted to the plaintiffs and the court for producing relevant ESI, and acknowledged that computer-assisted review was an efficient and officially judicially approved method for ESI protocol and production when given the appropriate case. On February 8, 2012, the plaintiffs filed an objection to the court’s ruling.

Citation: Da Silva Moore, et. al. v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, No. 11 Civ. 1279(ALC)(AJP) (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2014).

By: Tameeka J. Bailey

New eDiscovery Competence Requirements, Coming To Your State.

California has just revised an existing opinion requiring attorneys to be better sufficiently skilled in eDiscovery, hire technical consultants or a competent counsel that is sufficiently skilled in the eDiscovery field, or decline representation all together in cases where eDiscovery is required.

The California State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility & Conduct has released a new version of the Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 11-0004, which is designed to establish an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).

The first page of the opinion now states:

“An attorney’s obligations under the ethical duty of competence evolve as new technologies develop and become integrated with the practice of law. Attorney competence related to litigation generally requires, among other things, and at a minimum, a basic understanding of, and facility with, issues relating to e-discovery, including the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). On a case-by-case basis, the duty of competence may require a higher level of technical knowledge and ability, depending on the e-discovery issues involved in a matter, and the nature of the ESI. Competency may require even a highly experienced attorney to seek assistance in some litigation matters involving ESI. An attorney lacking the required competence for e-discovery issues has three options: (1) acquire sufficient learning and skill before performance is required; (2) associate with or consult technical consultants or competent counsel; or (3) decline the client representation. Lack of competence in e-discovery issues also may lead to an ethical violation of an attorney’s duty of confidentiality.”

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How Analytics Tools Can Help Agencies Sharpen eDiscovery

[... ] The task of satisfying the Rules’ discovery provisions has lately become increasingly difficult. In a recent survey of federal legal professionals, far fewer respondents than in previous years felt confident that agencies could show that their electronically stored information (ESI) is “accurate, accessible, complete and trustworthy.”

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