Baker & Hostetler elevates its data management practice | Product from CloudNine scours cloud files, Office 365 email | Transcription firm Verbit tackles court reporter shortage
January 17, 2020
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Baker & Hostetler elevates its data management practice
Baker & Hostetler elevates its data management practice
Baker & Hostetler has created a Digital Assets and Data Management group that will assume equal footing with the firm's five other practices: tax, litigation, business, labor and employment, and intellectual property. The firm already handles data matters for prominent clients including Marriott, Chipotle and Chevron.
The American Lawyer magazine online (1/16) 
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Product from CloudNine scours cloud files, Office 365 email
E-discovery provider CloudNine has a new product, Collection Manager, to gather email and attachments from Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files and Office 365 email custodians. CloudNine's Jared Greene says the product was developed to address a pain point cited by customers and also because few competitors can gather such data in a manner that is forensically defensible.
LawSites blog (1/15) 
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Business and Financial Management
Transcription firm Verbit tackles court reporter shortage
Verbit, which sells a transcription platform powered by artificial intelligence that is used in the law and education industries, has secured $31 million in additional venture capital funding. CEO Tom Livne says one of the company's priorities will be enhancing the product's ability to identify different speakers in a recording, a response to the increasing shortage of court reporters.
Legaltech News (1/15),  LawSites blog (1/15) 
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Spinoff from Axiom rebranded as Factor
Axiom Managed Solutions -- a 2019 spinoff from Axiom, a provider of legal services -- has a new name: Factor. Key investors are staying onboard, and chief strategist Chris DeConti says the company's "average typical resource isn't a junior paralegal sitting far away in an offshore location, it's somebody with six years of experience, sitting in one of our centers, benefiting from technology-enabled process management."
Big Law Business (1/15),  The American Lawyer magazine online (1/15) 
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Leadership & Professional Development
2020 outlook: More opportunity in the privacy sector
New federal privacy laws are unlikely in 2020, providing more opportunities for legal, tech and operations talent on a contract basis, writes CEO Jared Coseglia of TRU Staffing Partners. His other predictions for the year include a renewed emphasis on customer service and satisfaction.
Legaltech News (1/14) 
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IT Operations & Tech Support
Microsoft patches Windows 10 after NSA warning
Microsoft patches Windows 10 after NSA warning
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Microsoft is rolling out a security fix to Windows 10 after the National Security Agency warned of a flaw that hackers could use to spoof legitimate software and run ransomware or other malicious programs on millions of computers. Reporting the vulnerability represents a departure for the NSA from its past strategy of keeping security flaws under wraps to exploit for its own surveillance and intelligence needs.
The Verge (1/14),  TechCrunch (tiered subscription model) (1/14) 
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Security & Information Governance
How to keep voice assistants from causing trouble
Digital voice assistants such Alexa and Siri are expected to reach 8 billion users within three years, increasing the security concerns for businesses such as law firms, where sensitive matters are discussed. Brian Schrader of e-discovery provider BIA provides a path to smart adoption, starting with a formal corporate statement.
Law Technology Today (1/16) 
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Law firm tool creates custom apps for Canadian clients
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada has a tool to help clients set up custom apps -- no coding required -- to tackle business issues such as regulatory compliance and searches for trademarks. The law firm's senior innovation manager, Al Hounsell, says a simple app can be created in a few hours.
Law Times (Canada) (1/15) 
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