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CASE STUDY: International Data Breach

A major national insurance provider engaged our incident response team to determine the source and breadth of a significant security breach within

Mar 12
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Minimizing the Risk of BYOD

The new trend in business communications is referred to as Bring Your Own Device (<

Feb 05
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New Tools, New Techniques, No Problem.

Because we're in an industry that is constantly evolving with new tools and techniques, we are constantly evolving as a company.  In an effor

Jan 22
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Happy Thanksgiving from Digital Discovery

We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of our clients and channel partners for a great 2014. We appreciate your business an

Nov 25
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Using Social Media to Defend Employment-Related Lawsuits

For much of America, exposure to some type of social media is a part of everyday life.  57% of all American adults use Facebook- the most pre

Oct 24
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3 Keys to Effectively Manage Complex eDiscovery

Complex or class action litigation is the bane of any

Jul 18
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How to Protect Yourself from Internet Explorer

For the second time in the last few weeks, a major problem has been identified that affects a large number of computer users.  While this exp

May 07
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Why Your Passwords Are At Risk

Last week a serious vulnerability was found in SSL.  The Heartbleed bug might not mean anything to you at first, but this is important for se

Apr 14
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Moving Toward a Smarter Way to Litigate

Being smarter about how you manage Big Data at the far left end of the EDRM is finally gaining some steam.  After years of whispering about t

Apr 08
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5 Things You Should Know About Social Media

Apr 02
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Think You Know Forensics?

You wouldn’t believe how often

Feb 21
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FRCP Proposed Amendments

On August 15, 2013, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules pu

Jan 31
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5 Things to Look for in a Forensic Investigation

E-discovery is

Jan 17
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Top 5 Highlights of 2013

2013 was a great year for Digital Discovery.  We'd like to take a moment to document the highlights and recognize the following achievments:<

Jan 02
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Texas Lawyer Texas Best Survey Results

Readers of Texas Lawyer newspaper and th

Dec 19
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5 Defensive Tactics for Corporations

With the movement of corporate legal departments to take more control over downstream litigation, there comes new demands for counsel to build an

Aug 13
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Introducing 4:mag: A Digital Magazine

We’re excited to announce the launch of 4:mag, an online forensics magazine created by our Director of Forensics, Lee Whitfield.

The

Jul 29
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IT Takeaway from NSA Scandal

Volumes have been written about “Snowdengate,” the NSA’s data-gathering and lessons that can be drawn for enterprise IT support.

Jun 26
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Google eDiscovery: Apps Vault

By Google’s own admission there are more than 5 million companies that now use Google Apps for Business. This comprises of Fortune 500 compa

May 28
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Self-Collection: Ignorance is Blitz

Faced with the burden of searching and identifying relevant electronic data re

Apr 16
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How To Let Former Employees Get Away With Data Theft

Several months ago we were involved in an investigation. The respondent was a former employee who had left his employment with the claimant a

Apr 05
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8 Questions with Joel Reese

Joel Reese is a founding partner of the commercial litigation firm Reese Gordon Marketos.  Before founding Reese Gordon Marketos in 2011, Joe

Dec 19
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2012 eDiscovery Case Summaries

Judges continue to delve more deeply into e-discovery issues as they become more comfortable with the nuts and bolts of the process.  There h

Dec 11
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CASE LAW BYTES // Objecting to Self-Collection in eDiscovery

In the pantheon of excuses, “My dog ate my homework” is the long-held favorite.  But since we print precious little these days, i

Oct 11
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9 Things You Never Want to Hear in eDiscovery

There are times - most of the time - when a client can be your best ally.  They will have evidence lined up, each device impeccably preserved

Sep 07
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How the Cloud Can Transform a Law Practice

Over 50 years ago when my father first started his law practice the primary mode of communication was a rotary phone and case documents were filed

Aug 28
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Circuit Courts Struggling with Scope of CFAA

On April 10, the 9th Circuit ruled in U.S. v. Nosal that employees who violate workplace computer policies or website terms of use are not crimina

Jun 20
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5 Ways Counsel Can Reduce Risk for Corporate Clients

The recent development in the aftermath of the BP oil spill brings to light what counsel--both in-house and retained--can do to minimize corporate

May 22
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Can Source Code be Considered Intellectual Property?

For a little over two years, Sergey Aleynikov was an employee of Goldman Sachs. While under Goldman's employ he worked, primarily, on programming

May 02
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eDiscovery: Is it Taxable or Not?

The issue of whether eDiscovery costs are taxable to the losing party is

Apr 23
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WHITEPAPER: Technology Making the Case for Smarter E-Attorneys

Corporations in almost every industry sector are beset with issues relating to effectively leveraging technology in order to build a bigger and be

Apr 16
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Defining ESI in Complex Matters

Over 90% of the documents created in the world today are created in an el

Mar 15
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The Case for Predictive Coding

On February 24th, the Southern District of New York issued an opinion that is sending reverberations around the world of eDiscovery.  Federal

Mar 09
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Why Out-Source Computer Forensics?

In a recent article entitled "Why Insource Forensics? - Making the Business Case for Internal Forensics/eDiscovery Team," the writer makes the cas

Feb 10
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6 Tips to Hiring an eDiscovery Partner

1. Don’t Hire a Plumber to do a Carpenter’s Job:  In the current economy there will be a flock of vendors who cl

Feb 06
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Examining the Role of Social Media in the Cloud

The New Year promises to bring new developments in the areas of cloud technology and social media, and many industry experts expect these developm

Jan 23
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5 Things to Remember When Creating a Password

With the digital age upon us, access to the electronic data that surrounds our everyday lives is controlled by passwords. Because hackers have dev

Jan 05
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WHITEPAPER: Committing to an eStrategy

According to legend, when 16th century Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés reached the New World he ordered his expedition to burn the bo

Dec 20
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Lee Whitfield Joins Digital Discovery as Director of Digital Forensics

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Lee Whitfield. With close to a decade of experience in the field of expert witness testimony, Lee

Dec 13
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Good Faith Preservation Efforts for Corporations and Counsel

Because many corporations don't have the capability or knowledge to collect ESI in a defensible fashion, they are at risk of spoliation and sancti

Nov 30
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WHITEPAPER: Making an eDiscovery Molehill out of a Data Mountain

“If it really costs millions to do that, then you’re going to drive out of the litigation system a lot of people who ought to be t

Nov 18
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New Case Study: Litigation Readiness

Check out our latest case study that addresses litigation readiness and response...

Digital Discovery was recently engaged by a Fortune 50

Nov 08
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TEXAS LAWYER TEXAS BEST 2011

Digital Discovery would like to thank the Texas Legal community for choosing us as Texas Lawyer's Texas Best Computer Forensics Firm and eDiscover

Oct 31
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New Patent Discovery Rules

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently unveiled a model order that would severely limit electronic discovery in patent cases.

Oct 19
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David Weber Joins Digital Discovery as General Counsel and eDiscovery Expert

We're pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. David S. Weber, Esq. David joins us as General Counsel with over a decade of experience in eDis

Oct 13
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Examining Backup Tape Discovery

Several years ago, backup tapes were viewed as costly and burdensome due to their incredibly slow restoration process and the difficulty with whic

Oct 05
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The Social Media Complex

Over the last several years, two things have become quite obvious in the eDiscovery industry: electronic data is becoming increasingly larger and

Sep 29
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Revenge of the Nerds

The August issue of Forbes Magazine featured a 19 year old teenager named Nicholas Allegra from Chappaqua, N.Y. who has come out of the woodwork i

Sep 14
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Top 10 Forensic Tools

We have over 270 forensic tools in our kits and use a variety of tools based on each highly specific need, but we're frequently asked which ones we t

Sep 07
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Purposeful Destruction v. Negligence

In Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc., we saw Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court of Maryland recommend a default judgement and p

Aug 31
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New Design, Same Defensibility

We're excited to announce the launch of our new website, www.digitaldiscoveryesi.com.

Aug 17