Using Digital Reef's software, we're able to provide our corprate clients with legally defensible, full scale, on-site collection and processing services at significantly faster speeds and lower costs than traditional on-site eDiscovery work.

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CEO, Precise Inc.

Digital Reef Webinar Series

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December 1, 2011

Social Media – The intersection of case law, data privacy and practical discovery


Gordon Calhoun, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith

Brian Rocca, Partner, Binham McCutchen LLP

Jim Vaughn, Managing Director, Intelligent Discovery Solutions

The panel will cover the hot topic of social media and e-discovery. As this mode of communication is constantly evolving, the methods of addressing it when it comes to discovery are also changing. Firms and corporations should have a plan in place to address social media, regardless of the stage of evolution. The panel will touch on the unique aspects of:

• Discovery Response Planning
• Recent Case Law
• Employer Liability
• New Ethics Concerns

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October 13, 2011

Analyst Firm IDC's Key Considerations for Selecting An Early Case Assessment Solution


Vivian Tero, Program Director, IDC
Steve Akers, Founder and CTO, Digital Reef

Early case assessment is a conflict management process designed to facilitate informed decision making at the early stages of a legal matter. Early case assessment is a collaborative process between the in-house counsel, outside counsel, and the business client. At the outset of a litigation event, this team assembles the pertinent information to make as informed and disciplined a decision as possible at that time concerning the handling of the legal matter, whether by negotiation, mediation, dispositive motion, trial, or otherwise, despite imperfect data and without engaging in formal discovery.

In this webinar, IDC presents the findings of the IDC Marketscape on stand-alone early case applications. Highlights include:

• ECA Applications: Definition and Core Technical Functionalities
• Evolution of the ECA Application Use Cases Along the EDRM
• Automating eDiscovery and ECA Practices: Technical Architecture Considerations
• Tips on Designing the RFP During the Vendor Selection Process

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September 22, 2011

EDiscovery Journal Report and Survey Results: Hosted eDiscovery; Adoption, Use and Results


The terms "cloud" and "SaaS" generate both hype and confusion. The cloud offers potential cost savings and the promise of infinite scalability, while SaaS is an exciting new software delivery model that takes the maintenance and upgrade burdens off of customers. For eDiscovery, the cloud and SaaS have been heavily utilized, but present new and interesting questions around security and chain of custody. There are a new breed of providers offering various forms of cloud computing and delivery models like SaaS.


In this webinar Barry Murphy, Co-founder & Principle Analyst of eDiscovery Journal, explores the types of SaaS providers and the considerations those providers must weigh in terms of:
• business model
• staffing
• infrastructure

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 May 25, 2011  SaaS eDiscovery - Effective Practices from Lessons Learned 

Daniel Garrie, ESQ, Special Master/Mediator in eDiscovery,
David Whitehead, Director, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins
Colby Dyess, Director, Product Management, Digital Reef
Of the many techniques for controlling eDiscovery costs, none has a more compelling value proposition to companies, service providers and law firms than Software as a Service (SaaS). Yet there are many questions about the effectiveness, security and quality of eDiscovery in the cloud. In this webinar our panelist will discuss how SaaS can improve responsiveness, lower capital expense, or reduce risk through better collaboration.

What you will learn:
• A definition of SaaS-based eDiscovery and why that’s important
• How clients are benefitting from SaaS-based eDiscovery
• Tips to evaluate a SaaS approach and how to begin

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May 12, 2011 Balancing In-House and Outsourced eDiscovery Resources

• Barry Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO, eDiscovery Journal
• Kevin Esposito, Contributing Analyst, eDiscovery Journal

To better control eDiscovery, legal teams are challenged with finding the right mix of in-house staffing and outsourced services to quickly and efficiently handle discovery matters. With so many options, how can companies, law firms and legal service providers meet the ideal balance of costs and expertise? How can legal teams, working across multiple organizations, ensure that processes are transparent, repeatable and defensible? This webinar will include examples of how leading e-discovery practitioners are managing these needs and also provide practical steps on how to assess, plan and implement an effective resources strategy.

What you will learn:
• How to assess internal capabilities
• Which discovery practices to own or share
• How to avoid the 5 most common mistakes

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Apr 27, 2011 Burst Capacity: The Underbelly of the eDiscovery Beast

• Cliff Dutton, President, Dutton LLC
• Wuk Kim, Director of Electronic Data Services, CopiSolutions
• Michael McClelland, Senior Systems Engineer, Digital Reef, Inc

Legal teams are under tremendous pressure to process and review more Electronically Stored Information, in less time, to satisfy demanding administrative deadlines and judicial scheduling orders. The ad hoc tools built by litigation support professionals over the years and deployed across various vendor appliances are straining under the pressure. When the proverbial big case hits, the promise of scalability can be sorely tested. Join us for a lively discussion among seasoned industry participants experienced in responding to growing demands and unplanned caseloads. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes by learning from real-world scenarios.

What you’ll learn:

• 3 simple ways to avoid eDiscovery disasters
• How to prepare for unplanned case loads
• Tips for an ad hoc approach


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Mar 09, 2011 Speeding Litigation Processing to Review and Production

Litigation support professionals and legal counsel need to efficiently manage time and costs associated with matter collections, processing, ECA, and legal review while  simultaneously meeting strict time constraints and high customer expectations. 

• Bruce Blank, Director of Litigation Services & Support at Foley & Lardner LLP
• Jay Leib, Chief Strategy Officer at kCura
• Colby Dyess, Director of Product Management at Digital Reef

Hear from our panel of experts discuss:

• When to make eDiscovery tool & methodology decisions
• Expert insight for expediting the processing phase and minimizing data for review
• Items to consider to when researching a processing solution
• Lessons learned from collaboration between a law firm, corporation and vendor
• How to reduce costs and gain more visibility fast

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Jan 26, 2011 Information Management Playbook: Bringing Process to ECA 

 A recent ruling out of the US District Court in Delaware, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company v Teva Pharmaceuticals, is just the latest in a long line of case law that acts as a wake-up call to enterprises to get their information management house in order when it comes to early case assessment.

In this session our experts will discuss how to take an integrated approach to preservation and e-discovery efforts by showing: • How to identify types and locations of ESI • When to begin preserving ESI • How soon to collect ESI for early analysis • What level of processing is required • What can be analyzed from readily available ESI

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Dec 14, 2010
Preparing for E-Discovery: Moving from REactive to PROactive Information Governance 

 Leading thinkers in the field of e-discovery and risk management will join KMWorld to discuss what YOU can do to align your IT and your legal departments into a cohesive risk-management team. Set policies that drive compliance, increase visibility and control of your business information.

Learn how to make ECM systems, like SharePoint, ready to respond to compliance and e-discovery requests by looking at a few key concepts then develop a phased approach to integrating full lifecycle or partial lifecycle e-discovery technology.

Understand the pros and cons of insourcing vs. outsourcing e-discovery data processing.


Steve Akers
Founder & CTO, Digital Reef

Mary Leigh Mackie
Director of Product Marketing , AvePoint

Emory Emrich
Senior Director, eDiscovery, MicroLink


Andy Moore
Publisher, KMWorld

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Dec 2, 2010
How to speed cost reduction and compliance reporting: Turbo Charge Information Management for eDiscovery and Retention Readiness 


For most companies, information lifecycle management challenges can be overwhelming even to identify and build data maps. Starting small, with key problem data silos, used in discovery response for example, can be a critical component to developing quick wins and ROI metrics that can fuel further federation.

Hear from Greg Buckles, Editor for eDiscoveryJournal.com, and Eric Derk, Director, Disputes and Investigations at Navigant Consulting, discuss:

• How to measure the impact of eDiscovery so that you can make key changes with maximized, documented benefits. See a real world ROI model in action.

• Why technologies today need to offer expedient and federated means to profile content against exemplar document profiles. Learn how through improved search and retrieval, organizations can reduce labor and storage costs. Underestand why phased ROI projections that contain collective buy-in and reward are critical.

• Gain insight into the challenges with responding to discovery and how they can be wildly different from those challenges relating to managing data yet both can be resolved with basic information governance tactics that begin with retention policies and records management data.

• Learn how a unified, cross-departmental approach against those data sources is an essential component to developing a phased ROI approach.

Learn about in-place preservation, selective indexing versus an “index everything” approach, scale, performance, and the elements of a successful collection and preservation program like building an infrastructure to support processes to speed decision making, reduce costs and improve compliance reporting. 


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Oct 13, 2010
The Challenges of a Reactive vs. Proactive EDRM in the Enterprise 

A great way to reduce litigation risks and costs, and improve Office of General Counsel and Law Firm satisfaction, is by adopting a proactive eDiscovery approach.

How can you move from treating each discovery request as a one-off, ad-hoc reactive project to adopting a business process that embraces eDiscovery as a best practice?

View this webinar to learn about overcoming the challenges of a reactive vs. a proactive EDRM in the Enterprise.

    Katey Wood, Research Manager, 451Group
    Peter Mansmann, CEO, Precise-Law
    Colby Dyess, Director Product Management, Digital Reef

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Aug 31, 2010
Social Media in the Corporate Network: Discussion & Best Practices with Fortune 500 Legal Counsel

We are proud to present the first in a series of relevant and timely discussions that look at the issues facing current eDiscovery preparation and compliance from the perspective of the four pillars of production: General Counsel, Outside Counsel, CISOs and Judiciary constituents.

Join us as we kick off this series with an in-depth discussion on the impact of Social Media, Social Networking Sites and Personal Messaging Repositories on eDiscovery requests

This peer-to-peer conversation will explore how to best protect the organization within the uncharted territory of new information streams crossing the corporate network, and how to manage these streams in preparation for discovery requests.

Panelists include: 
Van Dang (Vice President, Law & Deputy General Counsel, CISCO Systems)
Robert Gallucci (CISO, Landmark Ventures)
Michael Lackey (Partner, Mayer Brown)

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June 24, 2010

IT eDiscovery Survival Series: Proactive Strategies for Managing MS SharePoint Chaos and Legal Risk

Join us for an executive leadership Webinar on proactive strategies that organizations can implement to effectively manage legal risks associated with the growing proliferation of SharePoint electronic data and files. Panelists will share their unique insights on how an information governance strategy provides a foundation for eDiscovery and compliance driven IT projects. This 1-hour Webinar will provide participants with practical ideas on how to address the most typical challenges associated with electronically stored information in SharePoint.

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May 25, 2010

Why Scalable Early Case Assessment is Pivotal to eDiscovery Success

The promise of Early Case Assessment (ECA) solutions is that they allow businesses to efficiently gather, pare down, and review electronically-stored information so they can make better-informed initial case decisions, generate metrics for case arguments, control outsourced processing expenses, reduce outside review fees and improve litigation outcomes. The reality ied to deliver on this promise.s that not all software solutions are architect

Watch the Webinar replay as we explore the key differences between ECA solutions and why selecting the right solution can mean lowering risk and costs associated with eDiscovery.

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March 30, 2010
Optimize eDiscovery Costs Using ECA
Learn how proactive Early Case Assessment and Digital Reef can optimize costs and mitigate risks of eDiscovery. We will discuss the trends in Early Case Assessment; example customer use cases; and, demonstrate Digital Reef's solution for eDiscovery.
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