On the Move: Judge Grewal Goes to Facebook, and More E-Discovery Professionals Make Career Changes

From Silicon Valley’s bench to a seat at the table at Facebook, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal  surprised many.  Judge Grewal handled several high profile intellectual property cases between technology giants, including the Apple-Samsung patent battle and the copyright clash between Google and Oracle. But some attorneys say one of his most interesting opinions took place […]

ACEDS Interview: Judge Shira Scheindlin

It is not often that one individual retirement signals the end of an era. But that is just what happened when U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin announced her retirement two months ago. For e-discovery attorneys, her opinion in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, 229 F.R.D. 422 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) was arguably the beginning of the e-discovery industry- the […]

Deflated, Vacated, and Reinstated: The Tom Brady Cell Phone Saga

Since a federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game Deflategate suspension, sports talk radio is once again furiously debating whether deflating footballs is a serious offense. But for e-discovery professionals, the message to attorneys and their clients is simple- destroying evidence in litigation is a serious matter. New England […]

EDna Part II: E-Discovery for Smaller Budgets

This year’s ACEDS E-Discovery Conference hosted the EDna Challenge Part II. This was an update to a challenge 7 years ago, in which e-discovery forensics expert Craig Ball considered whether it was possible to manage a relatively small e-discovery matter on a $1000 budget. Given economic changes, the budget this year was increased to $5000, […]

Metcalfe: FOIA is Broken, Navigation Tips

On January 12, 2004, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Defense Intelligence Agency. I was researching an article about the use of databases to compile terror watch lists, and requested basic information about the technology that would be used in that effort. Finally, on February 11, 2015 -more than a decade […]

Forensics: Experts on Clinton, Deflategate and FRCP

For computer forensics experts, the problem is not how to find discoverable information in today’s networked world, but how to manage the flood of evidence available. That was the message at the recent ACEDS E-Discovery Conference and Exhibition panel, The Art and Science of Computer Forensics: Why Hillary Clinton’s Email and Tom Brady’s Cell Phone […]