Chris O’Connor, Director of eDiscovery at CDS, interviewed Jonathan Armstrong, a partner at Cordery and advisor to multinational companies across Europe on technology, risk and governance. If there is one thing their recent discussion made clear, it’s this: Now is the time to revisit and refresh your GDPR Risk Assessments.
COVID-19 has disrupted almost all normal business practices, making many activities challenging to handle virtually. Fortunately, eDiscovery can largely continue on pace, thanks to technology and remote collection workflows. Shifting to fully remote or socially distanced collections, whether to accommodate shelter-in-place orders or employee safety concerns, is achievable in most circumstances.
In eDiscovery, it can be very helpful to conduct a preliminary analysis of the communications of the key parties. By doing so in the early stages of a matter or investigation, reviewers can gain insights on the individuals and discussions that may be most relevant.
Highlights from LIBOR Summit 2020 – Online Edition – Litigation and Documentation: Updates to Guide Your Transition Planning
COVID-19 has not stopped the need to plan for the LIBOR transition. In fact, appropriate planning and action has become even more urgent. For this reason, CDS and Greenpoint Financial co-hosted the virtual event LIBOR Summit 2020 – Litigation and Documentation in April to bring together experts to provide updates and advice to organizations, regulators, and counsel.
As a continuation to CDS’s article series surrounding gender issues in the legal field, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Irina Ridley, Chief Counsel at Myriad Women’s Health. As a business-savvy attorney, Irina previously spent time in Management Consulting at Deloitte and PwC working with teams of consultants to address risk and regulatory considerations for Life Sciences companies of all shapes and sizes – from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Whether as a landlord, a lender, a manufacturer or a buyer, the upheaval in our lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we do business. What you may not be aware of is the impact it can have on your business contracts. Force majeure clauses, often considered to be standard boilerplate contract language, have not gotten much attention before now.