Sitting with the C-Suite: Dr. David Lewis of Brainspace

On July 2, I sat down with Dr. David Lewis, the Chief Data Scientist of Brainspace, via Webex. Dave and I covered a variety of topics dealing with the current application of machine learning to eDiscovery, ways to evaluate eDiscovery technology solutions, and what is likely to develop in the future of eDiscovery technology offerings.

Dr. David Lewis has over 30 years of data science experience, specifically with machine-learning and text classification. Dave holds numerous patents and joined Brainspace Corporation, an AppGate Company, in 2016. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Marc Zamsky of Compliance

On June 18, I sat down with Marc Zamsky, the Chief Operating Officer of Compliance, via WebEx. Marc and I covered many issues. In the segments below, the focus is on analytics, including the potential to (a) gain pre-processing control over eDiscovery collections, (b) provide proactive compliance and information governance intelligence, and (c) normalize business practices, including the lessons learned in the eDiscovery process.

Marc has been involved in the eDiscovery provider community since 1996. He joined Compliance in May 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer. In that role, Marc expanded the eDiscovery solutions offered by Compliance by, among other things, adding discovery processing and hosting capabilities and expanding the managed services platforms. He regularly participates in an eDiscovery podcast with Mary Mack, Chief Legal Technologist at EDRM, “Musings with Marc & Mary.” (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Andy Wilson of Logikcull

On June 10, I sat down with Andy Wilson, Chief Executive Officer & Cofounder at Logikcull.com. Andy and I discussed how corporate legal departments should be measuring the performance of their eDiscovery service providers and how to begin that process if you haven’t already started. We also talked about employee engagement, features of world-class eDiscovery products and services, and what the future of eDiscovery technology might look like.

Andy launched Logikcull in 2004 with Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder Sheng Yang. As CEO, Andy has grown Logikcull into one of the fastest growing eDiscovery service providers in the United States. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Barry Dark of Legility

On June 4, 2020, I sat down with Barry Dark, the Chief Executive Officer of Legility, via WebEx. Barry and I covered how he has translated the changes he has witnessed in a long career in technology to the trends occurring in legal. We also discussed the strategic thinking behind certain acquisitions, how to remain adaptable in the face of change, and how to measure value from the in-house perspective.

Barry spent over 30 years in Financial Technology (FinTech), mainly helping large global banks leverage the rapid adoption of technology to optimize their businesses for the digital world, and joined Legility as CEO in May 2017. (more…)

Sitting with the C-Suite: Dan Regard of iDS

On May 29, 2020, I sat down with Dan Regard, the Chief Executive Officer of iDS, via WebEx. Dan and I discussed how data can be leveraged as a “digital witness”— one that is more informative and more accessible—which is a product of “the new oil.” We also covered his passion for eDiscovery pro bono work, measuring eDiscovery success, and several other key topics. Check out the videos below for more in-depth discussion.

Dan Regard is an attorney and programmer by training and has been involved in eDiscovery and legal technology since the late 1980s. In his national and international work, he has advised on, among other things, electronic discovery, computer forensics, data analytics, structured data, and information management. Dan founded iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) in January 2008, after experience in eDiscovery consulting with large organizations, like LECG, FTI Consulting, and Deloitte & Touche. (more…)