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Contributing Writer
This bio page is used to publish submissions by contributing writers. We welcome contributions from the legal community and are especially keen for contributions from our customers. Please review previous submissions published here and the “About Us” section to get a sense for what topics work for this blog. All posts must be original content not published elsewhere for at least 30 days. To submit an idea for consideration, please email blsssocial@lexisnexis.com.

5 Social Media Risks in eDiscovery

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Social media has replaced email as our primary means of electronic communications. Since 2009, there have been more social network users than email users worldwide. Moreover, there is now more time spent on social media than email – and that amount of time continues to grow. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a total blurring of the lines between “personal” and “business” uses ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Conducting Smart Investigation Interviews

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When a company is confronted with the need to conduct an internal investigation into allegations of possible wrongdoing, it’s essential to respond deliberately and thoughtfully in the execution of the investigation. While no two corporate internal investigations are the same, there is a certain pattern to most investigations and certain recurring best practices that can be leveraged by in-house and ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Building a smart investigation team

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Internal investigations are always sensitive and are frequently high-stakes matters that must be handled with great caution. Some of these corporate investigations are public and in the headlines, others are private and do not result in public disclosure. Many leading law firms and their corporate clients have learned valuable lessons about how to conduct effective corporate internal investigations related to ... Read More »

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

Thanks to the rising importance of eDiscovery and accurate document production, litigation support professionals are more valuable than ever. At the same time, the pressure is constant and the stakes are high for those productions to be on time, responsive and compliant with judicial instructions. “Once a document collection review is completed, documents typically need to be produced to opposing ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Establishing a smart investigation strategy

Corporate Internal Investigations: Establishing a smart investigation strategy

For in-house counsel and their outside law firms, corporate internal investigations typically were prompted by some sort of employee misconduct that needed to be assessed, documented and quickly resolved. Those instances are still an occasional thorn in the side of a GC, but in today’s global economy, the underlying causes of an internal investigation are far more diverse: allegations of ... Read More »

3 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in May

3 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in May

Summer is right around the corner, so before our schedules are crowded out by vacation plans and mid-year business meetings, this may be a good time to check out a few complimentary webinars created by our business and litigation software teams. If one of these programs conflicts with a previous commitment on your schedule, don’t worry. Most of our webinars ... Read More »

Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

It’s been a rough couple months for law firms who have been victimized by website hackers. First, there was the report that a number of prestigious law firms in New York had their sites breached last fall by financial cybercriminals. Then came the stunning news that Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca had been hacked and more than 11 million confidential ... Read More »

Top 5 Challenges Facing eDiscovery Teams in 2016

Top 5 Challenges Facing eDiscovery Teams in 2016

More than a third of all corporate legal departments (38 percent) have not employed any recent eDiscovery technological advances in the past year, according to a survey by BDO Consulting. This lag in technological upgrades is complicating the vexing challenges associated with eDiscovery management. “Big Data poses a significant challenge for organizations when it comes to managing eDiscovery,” said Stephanie ... Read More »

Law Firms: Put Down the Shotgun and Embrace Strategic PR

Law Firms Put Down the Shotgun and Embrace Strategic PR

This week’s Friday Share is a contributed post by Susan Kostal who suggests how law firm business development can tap PR for maximum effectiveness. For many law firm public relations professionals, their job is 80% reactive and 20% proactive. The pros manage to get that ratio down to 50/50, but it’s tough. Either camp really needs to make that time ... Read More »

4 Filters to Run Before Generating eDiscovery Reports

4 Benefits of Data Filtering Before Generating eDiscovery Reports

In the early days of eDiscovery, many litigation teams gravitated toward a “collect everything” approach in order to minimize the risks of evidentiary compliance errors, some of which had led to well-documented judicial sanctions. However, we all quickly learned the flipside of this approach: huge volumes of data being sent out for processing and review, which triggered runaway costs to ... Read More »