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Ediscovery consolidation: kCura acquires Content Analyst, developers of high-performance advanced text analytics tech

kCura, developers of the ediscovery software Relativity, just announced their acquisition of Content Analyst Company LLC, developers of the CAAT analytics engine. Widely adopted by various U.S. intelligence agencies and the e-discovery community, Content Analyst’s proprietary technology – now in its third generation – has been helping customers quickly gain insight into massive volumes of unstructured data since 2004.

The Third Wave of Ediscovery – is a paradigm shift underway?

True cloud is the sensible approach for legal departments to quickly and easily reduce data volumes and get instant access and insights about discovery data—giving them the power to truly “know now” about the merits of a case. True cloud also represents a radical new democratization of e-discovery: Legal professionals, regardless of their technical skill, can now leverage the full power of the cloud, bringing speed, flexibility, affordability and sustainability to the business challenge of managing exponentially growing volumes of variable and disparate data.

LegalTech New York Preview: LTC4 to launch Ediscovery Module

The Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) just announced that its widely anticipated draft eDiscovery/eDisclosure Core Competency (ECC) Learning Plan will be released at LegalTech New York to LTC4 members for peer group review. The launch will take place on Wednesday 3rd February, 5 – 7 PM at Le Parker Meridien 119 West 56th Street, New York.

David Bowie RIP – The Ediscovery Years

One aspect of the late David Bowie’s career you might not see in the media coverage today is the fact that during the 1960s, when he was still singing as David Jones and playing the coffee-bars of London, was that for a short time he had a day-job at the London litigation support (and now ediscovery) bureau Legastat.

Ediscovery & Litigation Support Sector Consolidation – Advanced Discovery buys Millnet – another UK vendor goes

Advanced Discovery just announced the acquisition of Millnet, the largest and longest established UK-headquartered ediscovery, litigation support and legal document services firm. The acquisition supports Advanced Discovery’s strategy to meet clients’ growing global eDiscovery needs. Clients will now have access to eDiscovery services across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

LDiscovery acquired by The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth

Listed as one of Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500 companies, LDiscovery has been acquired by major private equity house The Carlyle Group and ‘disruptor’ investor group Revolution Growth alongside LDiscovery’s management. Financial terms have not been disclosed but the Washington Post has reported the investment to be in the region of $150m.

Carlyle is understood to have bought a majority stake in LDiscovery, which provides a full range of information discovery and governance solutions to law firms, corporations and government agencies.

Led by founder and CEO Chris Weiler, LDiscovery will now also be chaired by Daniel Akerson, the former chairman and chief executive of General Motors and former head of Carlyle’s flagship global buyout group.

Further consolidation in UK ediscovery market as Consilio buy Proven Legal

Consilio, a global provider of ediscovery and document review services, has just acquired UK based Proven Legal Technologies, an edisclosure and forensic consulting services provider and Relativity premium-hosting partner. This acquisition will strengthen Consilio’s growth in Europe and enable it to offer Relativity hosting services to its global clients. Proven Legal Technologies was founded in 2006 as Palmer Legal Technologies.

Risk Management, Ediscovery & Compliance: Putting chat in the spotlight – analysing Instant Messaging in the Age of Connectivity

While regulatory enquiries are never a welcome development to begin with, they are particularly troubling for organisations without adequate internal compliance programmes and tools to handle large volumes of company data for eDisclosure and internal investigations. In the face of such enquiries or lawsuits, identifying and presenting key communications is a critical issue. And as the LIBOR scandal shows, instant messaging (IM) conversations are now a substantial component of that need.

E-Disclosure Systems – Buyers Guide

The 2015 edition of the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide is now available! Compiled and edited by Andrew Haslam and published by Allvision in conjunction with Legal IT Insider, the latest edition is bigger than before (up from 73 to 100 suppliers, and 57 to 70 products), better than before (addition of Allvision training courses and the results of the 2014 CAR Survey) and still as humorous. (Well as funny as ediscovery ever can be!) The latest edition has already been described by one leading US commentator as “the best resources on eDisclosure available.”

Nashville skylines ahoy! – the RELEVENT legal futures un-conference

Be a part of the Five Year Roadmap for the Future Focused Lawyer at RELEVENT, an invitation-only, innovation-focused un-conference built around collaborative learning and conversation with some of Legal’s biggest thought leaders and movers. RELEVENT will be the most RELEVANT legal conference you will ever attend, as you take a deep dive into technology, big data, analytics, social media, and even marketing.

For global ediscovery, Cloud beats out appliance in cost

Electronic discovery, once largely confined to the United States, has gone global. Various factors are driving this, from ever-increasing volumes of cross-border commerce to ever-stricter government crackdowns on corruption and bribery.

Ediscovery: OrcaTec granted patent on language modeling concept search

OrcaTec’s Herbert Roitblat has been granted another patent, this one with OrcaTec for the use of language modeling as a basis for concept search. Concept search seeks out ideas in context in large data collections rather than using the more common but notoriously less effective keyword search method.

LegalTech 2013 – making the most of IT

Positively the last word on LegalTech New York 2013, this time by our regular contributor Andrew Haslam – be warned, there’s a lot of ediscovery in this article.

Nuix explain ‘dark data’ with the aid of bean cans

Yes, it’s Friday Night at the Legalit Movies and we’ve got a great little video from ediscovery specialist Nuix that uses the example of bean cans to demonstrate how to locate vital information within a mass of corporate dark data.

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