Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
As the economic and legal spaces become increasingly globalized—and corporate and law firm teams find themselves mired in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters—simplified, universal access to critical case data in the cloud becomes more and more necessary.
The Surge of the Collaboration Platform: Successful Management of Microsoft Teams Data in Legal Cases
In March 2017, Microsoft launched its online chat and collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. By the end of 2018, ~3 million users utilized Teams on a daily basis, growing to ~44 million users by February 2020. Microsoft Teams wasn’t alone on its upward trajectory; competing applications such as Facebook Workplaces and Slack have seen similar growth.
No one can deny that the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly impacted office culture, career trajectories, and the future of work. We gathered a group of women leaders to take stock of how recent developments have impacted women in the field of legal operations and technology in particular.
In the U.S., the ABA has estimated that document review alone accounts for more than 80 percent of total litigation spend, totaling tens of billions of dollars per year. As data becomes more varied and complex and volumes increase, that number is only going to rise. The dominance of social media, the increased use of short form multichannel messaging platforms, and even the growing popularity of podcasts have only widened the scope of what is considered fair game for discovery.
On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its long-awaited judgment in the Schrems II case (case C-311/18). The Schrems II judgment impacts transatlantic personal data transfers under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in two key ways:
The LIBOR transition will impact close to $400 trillion in contracts. Organizations face a daunting task to examine, renegotiate and redocument any contracts containing LIBOR-based language or instruments before LIBOR expires on December 31, 2021.
Often, the government is the first to request a certain data set, but the last one to interact with it. It’s up to our team at CDS to highlight for them the trends that we’re seeing in the data. When working on behalf of a government agency, other requirements come along with litigation like public disclosures of information such as FOIA requests or investigatory analysis.
As we hit the halfway point in a year like no other, now is a good time to take a look at your service provider relationships. Are they meeting your standards – and, for that matter, have your standards changed? Four legal-technologists from CDS had an in-depth discussion on that very topic during the recent webinar, What Have You Done for Me Lately? Examining Your Vendor Relationships.
This excerpt of an interview with Jonathan Armstrong, partner at Cordery, looks at the global impact of the pandemic on data privacy. In this discussion, we explore how countries are approaching privacy law, larger trends in enforcement, and what the future holds.
This excerpt of an interview with Jonathan Armstrong, partner at Cordery, looks at the impact on GDPR enforcement across European jurisdictions, particularly in light of a global pandemic. How are regulators responding, and how can companies protect their interests?