Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors and Hal Marcus, Director of Product Marketing at Recommind, discussed how organizations budget for e-discovery during a Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Recommind at the Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum in Chicago on Sept. 30. In their presentation, "How Legal Operations Management, Analytics and the Cloud Are Reinventing the Corporate ...(read more)
"When you’re tackling the work directly a lot of times it makes a lot of sense to work directly with service providers to take on some of the heavy lifting or handle more of the technical aspects around the e-discovery process while still keeping in-house eyes on the data."
"Anything that is going to involve accepting a tiny bit of risk for less cost is always going to come from your side and not from the advice of your outside counsel. So I would just encourage you to discuss with your counsel whether the many dollars that are going into avoiding ever producing a privileged document is money well spent."
Charles A. Volkert, Esq., Executive Director of Robert Half Legal and Executive Managing Director of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services, discusses the value of utilizing a team of experienced e-discovery professionals on a projectbasis to handle large-scale e-discovery matters cost-effectively and efficiently.
"I always tell clients that although we can talk about bits and bytes all day long, at the end of the day e-discovery is a people business"
"Outside of the much broader concept of discovery, we are building out a number of technology pieces that will enhance where businesses are going, both on the compliance side and on the e-discovery side."
"We don’t necessarily benchmark our trades against those of other institutions, but I think we do often find ourselves setting the pace. If you look back at the financial crisis, we were the only institution to effect the type of assets sale that was contemplated by the TARP legislation"