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I recently wrote an article for the Federal Defenders about US v Morgan (Western District of New York, 1:18-CR-00108 EAW, decided Oct 8, 2020). The case is an example of diligent defense counsel challenging the government on how it produced terabytes of data and features a detailed analysis of those productions and their failings by Judge Elizabeth A.
Continue Reading When ESI Production Goes Wrong and How to (Successfully) Challenge It

Rachi Messing and I are just teeing up our 2022 interviews for the eDiscovery Channel so in the meantime I thought I’d start the new year with this little gem. Chad Roberts turned the tables on me at the Georgetown AEDI in Washington DC last year shortly before Thanksgiving.

Chad, for those of you who dont know him, is the
Continue Reading Chad Roberts Interviews Tom O’Connor About Small Case Solutions

Anyone who missed our traditional end of year chat with a member of the judiciary, here is a repost of Rachi and I talking with Judge Paul Grimm of the USDC Maryland. Judge Grimm is insightful, thoughtful and well spoken so Joe Bob says check it out.
Continue Reading Judge Paul Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland chats with Rachi and Tom

The Ediscovery Channel is on hiatus this week as I’m travelling to Seattle for a McCormick family memorial service for Gayle.  But I noticed a post today on the Ediscovery Today blog called, New Publication of “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery” from EDRM: eDiscovery Best Practices.  The 12-page paper is designed “to provide a preliminary overview of the
Continue Reading Short Break for the EDiscovery Channel and A Repeat Chat with Herb Roitblatt

Think my July 26th post on legal AI was a little harsh or over the top? ( )

What, Me?

Tom O’Connor?

Over the top?

Nah. I was being nice. But my old friend Bill Gallivan, CEO and co-founder with his brother Dan of Digital WarRoom, asked me if could narrow my focus a bit and write something about
Continue Reading AI Redux or The Other End of the Horse

Did you miss this post last week? No worries, listen here to learn how Amy came to become the Litigation Support Guru. Her LSG site and blog have been a great resource for many years and this is your chance to learn more about Amy and her journey through #ediscovery.


#litigation #mentoring #coaching #leadership
Continue Reading Amy Bowser-Rollins, the Original Litigation Support Guru, Chats with Rachi and Tom

Rich Robinson of Toyota chats with Rachi & Tom about growing up in Rhode Island, working with disadvantaged youth then transitioning to law firm database work. After stints at firms in Boston and Dallas he ended up in working for a short time with an eDiscovery vendor then finally found his home in the corporate world. A fascinating story I’m
Continue Reading Did You Miss Last Weeks Chat with Rich Robinson of Toyota on the EDiscovery Channel? Take A Look Here.

With all the analytics companies being bought up recently, I made the above comment to Doug Austin in discussing his column a few weeks back on the new NIST standards for developing trust in Artificial Intelligence programs. ( )

But maybe the analogy isn’t a good one. A better one may be that this is a case where we

Hear Meribeth tell the fascinating story of her journey from Texas to Germany, with a stop to become a Solicitor of England and Wales along the way, and her approach to consulting with her clients on complex cross-border matters. Not to mention recounting her mastery of Denglish. A great conversation you will not want to miss!
Continue Reading Did You Not See Meribeth Banaschik of EY Germany Talking with Rachi and Tom O? Here It Is Again.

Scott is the manager of eDiscovery & Information Governance/Practice & Client Services for Winston & Strawn where he is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s litigation support technology, electronic discovery operations, and document review center management. Listen to him tell us how get there and give his thoughts on how to build a great team.
Continue Reading In Case You Missed It: Scott Cohen of Winston & Strawn Chats with Rachi and Tom

I was astonished to read in a blog post on eDiscovery Today last week that “80% of small law firms aren’t investing in eDiscovery.” because “All that’s available is “stripped down versions of enterprise software, or legacy systems that are still using technology circa 2011”.

Are Small Law Firms the “Long Tail” of eDiscovery?

My first reaction was, well my
Continue Reading Small Firms Don’t Use EDiscovery Software? Are You Serious?