Hear to Stay: Predictive Coding Gaining Momentum In The Courts

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I for one was pretty skeptical when I first read about predictive coding. I wasn’t so much skeptical of the technology—the science and math seemed sound—but I was skeptical of the legal community’s adoption of it.

In many ways, predictive coding says “who needs lawyers, we have computers.” And I had my suspicions that lawyers had enough self-preservation skills in them collectively to fight that idea tooth and nail. Read More

A Look Back At Zubulake v. UBS Warburg: 10 Year Anniversary Of Landmark eDiscovery Ruling

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We recently moved into a new office space in Oak Brook, IL (a Chicago suburb), which meant we had two shiny new conference rooms that needed to be named. As we floated a variety of ideas the usual suspects emerged—various Chicago landmarks, sports teams and the like. However, a few more unique ideas were proposed as well.

I, being the dorky lawyer of the group, thought we should name them “Zubulake” and “Scheindlin.” As an information governance and eDiscovery company, I really could not see any better names—after all, where would this industry be without Laura Zubulake and Judge Scheindlin? Read More

Controle CEO Kevin Barnicle Shares Lean Startup Success Story With Tech Cocktail

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Camila Souza, writer and community manager for Tech Cocktail, featured the story of Controle CEO (and Founder) Kevin Barnicle in her National Edition article “Founders Share Lean Startup Lessons For Success.”

Kevin shared how Controle has found success using the Lean Startup methodology, particularly the process of build, measure and learn:

kevin barnicle portrait website - 600“The build-measure-learn process reduces anxiety about the product. It’s good to use as a value proposition. I like to put myself in the shoes of the customer. Instead of just going out and spending the marketing dollars, internal time and effort, etc. it would take to create the offering, we have been reaching out to customers to see if they were interested in such a service. We were told by customers that they were interested in some of them and not in some others. We have turned our focus on creating the ones they were interested in and shelving the rest. We will save a lot of time, money, and potential frustration as a result.”

“We have turned our focus on creating the ones [services] they were interested in and shelving the rest.”

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Controle’s EVP Stephen O’Leary Interviewed By EMC About ‘The Defensible Deletion Balancing Act’

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stephen oleary portrait website - 600Over at the EMC Spark blog, Tom Broering interviewed Controle EVP and COO Stephen O’Leary to gain his insight about “The Defensible Deletion Balancing Act: eDiscovery vs. Big Data.”

“Stephen O’Leary, the Executive Vice President and COO of Chicago-based Controle has become something of a ringmaster, explaining the benefits of his particular brand of Defensible Deletion: smart and responsible solutions that purge an organization’s unneeded legacy data to improve efficiency, smooth workflow, mitigate risk, and enhance the bottom line.” Read More