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"Legal Tech Brief Jan. 21 - LHP Collections Tracking"
Law Technology News, January 21, 2014
"2013 Best of Legal Times Readers' Rankings"
The National Law Journal and Legal Times, November 25, 2013
"Spoliation Uncertainty -- The Impact of Recent Case Law"
Corporate Counsel, November 7, 2013
Portland Monthly, August 2012
"Second Circuit Rejects Key Lit Hold Standard, or Does It?"
EDD Update (ALM Media), July 18, 2012
"Coping with Preservation
and Proportionality in Legal Holds"
Law Technology News, May 18, 2012
Also published in Corporate Counsel, May 21, 2012
"Nuix Partners with
Zapproved and Cowen Group"
Law Technology News, May 16, 2012
"Comply and Demand"
Oregon Business, April 2012
(see page 128)"
Alaska Airlines Magazine, October 2011
"A Compelling Need for Change in Legal Hold Practices"
LJN’s Corporate Counselor, June 2011
"Until next rules changes, 2010 cases set the standard"
National Law Journal, April 11, 2011
Zapproved closes $1.45M funding round
Portland Business Journal, April 4, 2011
'Pension Committee': Looking Back at a Look Back
Law Technology News, Feb. 15, 2011
"What's There to Hold On To?"
Corporate Counsel, Feb. 14, 2011
SAO Adds Ten New Technology Heavyweights to Board of Directors
SAO, Feb. 7, 2011
LegalTech New York 2011 Wrap-Up
Law Technology News, Feb. 4, 2011
Preserve and Protect
Law Technology News, Jan. 31, 2011
Grasping Legal Holds
Information Management, Sep./Oct. 2010
ILTA 2010 – E-Discovery After the Flood
"Too Much Information" Blog, Sep. 2, 2010
Competition Heats Up In The Legal Hold Application Market
eDiscovery Journal, Jul. 29, 2010
Recent Court Rulings Reaffirm the Need for Litigation Holds to be in Written Form
eDiscovery Journal, May 26, 2010
TechnoFeature Review: Legal Hold Pro (free reg. required)
TechnoLawyer, Apr. 13, 2010
Zapproved CEO Monica Enand Wins 2010 Orchid Award
Portland Business Journal, Apr. 8, 2010
Legal Tech 2010-A couple of neat new DRED products even smaller businesses can afford.
Document Retention and Electronic Discovery Hot Topics, Feb. 25, 2010
Is This the Year of Legal Hold?
Legal Technology, Feb. 11, 2010
Comes to eDiscovery Technologies and Services IT Governance &
Executive Strategies Blog, Feb. 10, 2010
If You Hold On for One More Daaaay
Corporate Counsel, Feb. 10, 2010
LegalTech Roundup: New E-Mail Archive Software And More
Network Computing, Feb. 5, 2010
Tech New York: That's a Wrap
Law.com, Feb. 5, 2010
Zapproved software helps with document retention
Portland Business Journal, Feb. 5, 2010
The Best Eff’ing Stuff at LegalTech
IT BULLLETins, ESG, Feb. 3, 2010
Portland, Ore., January 16, 2014 – Zapproved® Inc. introduced today the new Collections Tracking module in Legal Hold Pro™, the industry’s fastest growing legal hold management software. With Collections Tracking, in-house legal teams will have a powerful tool for directing and overseeing both the preservation and collection of potentially responsive electronically stored information.
Once custodians have been notified of a preservation obligation, the legal team utilizes the Collections Tracking module to initiate a collection request, notify assigned collectors of tasks, and track progress. The system provides real-time intelligence on the status of collection process while creating a detailed audit trail and timeline for increased defensibility.
“Collections Tracking is the perfect complement to our standard-setting litigation hold workflow. Collection activities can be complex to manage, and the Collections Tracking module in Legal Hold Pro offers a powerful way to organize such tasks and track progress in real-time,” said Brad Harris, Zapproved’s Vice President for Legal Products. “This new module ensures the legal team is able to manage the complete workflow associated with data preservation with minimal effort and consistent results.”
A key benefit of Legal Hold Pro’s Collections Tracking is how it serves as platform between the legal and IT departments. The module provides a complete list of tasks for the collectors who are typically in the IT department and responsible for such efforts as collecting data, enabling email archiving, or suspending routine destruction of data.
Legal Hold Pro, recent winner of the 2013 Best of Legal Times Legal Hold Solution, is the fastest growing litigation hold management system in the industry. Organizations are selecting it to replace time-consuming manual legal holds or less sophisticated software tools.
Legal Hold Pro’s Collections Tracking module is now available for customers and more details can be provided upon request. Call 1-888-366-0666 or send an email to email@example.com.
Legal Hold Pro is proud to announce that our software has been voted the best legal hold solution over our competitors in the 2013 The Best of Legal Times annual readers’ poll. The awards for 90 different categories were announced on November 25 and will be distributed in a special print supplement to The National Law Journal & Legal Times. There is no need to wait, however, because you can read the entire supplement by downloading the 2013 Best of Legal Times Reader’s Rankings (PDF) now. Special thanks go out to those of you who voted in the survey, we appreciate your support!
We just published the landmark Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey 2013. Conducted by the Steinberg Group LLC, the survey measured the prevailing attitudes of 525 professionals who currently oversee legal hold processes, making it the largest study of its kind focused specifically on how organizations are currently handling legal data preservation.
Some key findings from the Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey 2013 are as follows:
By surveying the largest audience of legal professionals actively engaged in data preservation, the 2013 Benchmark Survey provides the clearest picture of legal hold process maturity to date. In general, the legal industry is still in an early phase of embracing litigation hold processes with a need for more defensible processes and better internal training. However, we clearly see those organizations that are investing in their preservation process report tangible benefits that reduce cost and mitigate risk.
We plan to continue to measure best practices in order to better understand the growing influence of case law and technology in this critical area of focus.
To download a complimentary copy of the Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey 2013, please visit http://www3.legalholdpro.com/LegalHoldBenchmarkSurvey.html.
LegalTech New York, January 29, 2013 -- Zapproved Inc. announced today the introduction of two technology offerings that make Legal Hold Pro more accessible so in-house legal teams can take control of their data preservation process. HoldLink connectors support information transfer between most enterprise applications systems, leading e-discovery collection and review tools; while MigrationPack imports legacy hold data into Legal Hold Pro so customers can upgrade seamlessly without losing key information.
HoldLink for Legal Hold Pro provides a secure, universal gateway for exchanging critical data with enterprise application systems and electronic discovery tools. The bi-directional API passes information so that Legal Hold Pro can receive updated contact information and also forward custodian data and collection requests to popular collection and processing software tools.
On the input side, HoldLink synchronizes with global address lists such as Active Directory and other mainstream HR and email systems to maintain current contact information, including alerting hold administrators when custodians depart an organization. For connecting with related enterprise applications, HoldLink can share custodian lists, current compliance status and collection requests with software systems further downstream in the e-discovery workflow. Legal Hold Pro is already integrated with Recommind, Nuix, Proofpoint and other systems.
The second offering is MigrationPack, a data migration tool that imports litigation hold history from legacy systems so users can transition easily from an existing hold management tool to Legal Hold Pro. The MigrationPack tool takes legacy data and organizes it into a data structure that aligns with Legal Hold Pro system history. Once completed, hold administrators can manage and monitor ongoing litigation holds including sending hold reminders, adding and removing custodians and, when appropriate, releasing the litigation hold.
“As Legal Hold Pro's customer base has grown dramatically, we received frequent requests for our system to integrate with other software. HoldLink is the result of our development investments that yielded a reliable and secure gateway through which we can share data seamlessly,” said Brad Harris, Vice President for Legal Products at Zapproved.
“Similarly, our engineering team wanted a smoother, more reliable way to bring data into Legal Hold Pro after numerous customer requests. We’re excited to have these tools available in response to a dramatic increase in customers wanting to leave their previous systems in order to take advantage Legal Hold Pro’s comprehensive workflow design and usability,” added Harris.
Legal Hold Pro is the fastest growing litigation hold management system in the industry. Organizations are selecting it to replace time-consuming manual legal holds or less sophisticated software tools. During 2012, Legal Hold Pro’s customer base more than doubled with an influx of new customers wanting to replace other litigation hold software tools that were no longer meeting their needs.
Legal Hold Pro HoldLink and MigrationPack are available for customers and more details can be provided upon request. Call 1-888-366-0666 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You can visit Legal Hold Pro at LegalTech at Booth 537.
National e-discovery leaders and in-house practitioners gather for first conference to focus on legal preservation that will provide practical advice for reducing the burden of preservation
Portland, Ore., July 26, 2012 – The 2012 Conference on Preservation Excellence, the first conference focused exclusively on improving the legal preservation process, will be held September 27-28, 2012, in Portland, Oregon. The Conference’s goal is to highlight the importance of sound data preservation and to emphasize real-world techniques that meet the standards of care demanded by the courts — while minimizing the preservation burden in terms of both costs and labor.
The Conference on Preservation Excellence is designed for General Counsels, litigation support professionals, outside counsels, paralegals, and records managers who have a desire to take control of the preservation process. The program features nationally recognized e-discovery leaders and practitioners responsible for data preservation efforts at major corporations.
The Conference on Preservation Excellence (PREX12) will be hosted at The Nines Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, Ore. An “early bird” registration fee for the Conference at $495 per person is currently available, and will increase to $695 per person after August 17, 2012. Attendees can also take advantage of a group rate at The Nines.
The Conference on Preservation Excellence is presented in partnership with the following sponsors: Legal Hold Pro, Nuix and eDJ Group. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit http://prex12.com/PREX12_Sponsors.html.
To register and find complete information about the Conference on Preservation Excellence, please visit http://prex12.com. The social media tag for the event is #PREX12.
New cloud-based system combines industry-leading litigation hold technology with Nuix collection and eDiscovery solutions
Portland, Ore., May 16, 2012 – Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, and Zapproved® Inc., developers of Legal Hold Pro™, today announced a technology partnership to introduce Nuix Legal Hold. Nuix Legal Hold is a cloud-based legal hold notification and compliance tracking system that works with Nuix collection and eDiscovery solutions. Nuix Legal Hold is built on Legal Hold Pro, which has been enthusiastically embraced by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies because it is the fastest and simplest way to manage the legal hold notification and compliance process.
Nuix Legal Hold provides legal teams the ability to manage the electronic discovery process from the trigger event through collection, indexing and production of electronic data. The system streamlines the overall process of responding to anticipated litigation and satisfies the duty to preserve relevant information in a defensible, repeatable manner. With Nuix Legal Hold, legal teams now have a fully integrated electronic discovery solution that systematically tracks, notifies and analyzes data from custodians subject to litigation holds.
“Zapproved has developed an effective and efficient system for managing litigation holds and the preservation workflow, and we’re very excited to work together to offer Nuix Legal Hold as a valuable service for our customers,” said Nuix CEO, Eddie Sheehy. “Nuix Legal Hold perfectly complements our existing solutions for managing electronic discovery.”
“Nuix and Zapproved are both committed to introducing powerful solutions into the legal market that our users find simple and easy to use,” said Monica Enand, CEO and founder of Zapproved. “By partnering with Nuix, we are integrating two state-of-the-art solutions in a way that empowers organizations to take on the challenging complexities of managing eDiscovery in-house.”
Nuix Legal Hold is available now and will be showcased at LegalTech West Coast May 22–23 at Booth 312. For more information on Nuix Legal Hold visit www.nuix.com/legalhold.
LegalTech™, New York, January 30, 2012 – Zapproved® Inc. announced today that Legal Hold Pro can now initiate and track collection tasks associated with a legal hold. After notifying custodians of a duty to preserve, a legal team often needs to take additional steps such as suspending auto-deletion in an email archive or triggering a data collection. With this new capability, Legal Hold Pro enables hold managers to proactively issue preservation or collection requests and track results.
The new functionality supports defining any number of detailed tasks, with assigned resources such as IT personnel or records managers being able to report progress on each task. Hold managers can monitor in real-time both custodian compliance and collections progress, and retain a complete history of all actions taken.
Legal Hold Pro has become the fastest growing legal hold management system by helping corporate legal teams and law firms implement defensible preservation efforts. The on-demand system is intuitive to operate and can be used immediately without the need to install, configure or maintain software.
“The mission of Legal Hold Pro is to be the most straightforward path for organizations to get their data preservation process more than just under control, but streamlined and efficient,” said Brad Harris, Vice President of Legal Products, Zapproved. “With this latest release, our customers can ensure that both legal hold notifications and associated data preservation and collection tasks are effectively managed throughout the life of a matter.”
Legal Hold Pro has been embraced by Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms and government agencies because it reduces risks of adverse outcomes in litigation. The proven compliance platform also offers significant savings by reducing labor costs associated with legal holds by more than 75 percent which delivers an ROI of more than 260 percent in the first year.
To see a demonstration of Legal Hold Pro at LegalTech in New York from January 30 to February 1, visit Booth 537. To schedule a time to view a demonstration, send an email to email@example.com or call (888) 376-0666.
LegalTech™, New York, January 30, 2012 – Zapproved® Inc. announced today the introduction of a set of new features so law firms can work with clients to deploy the fastest growing legal hold notification and compliance tracking system. Since Legal Hold Pro is web-based, law firms can immediately utilize the tool with clients without the need to install, configure or maintain software.
The Legal Hold Pro Law Firm Advantage Edition supports a level of collaboration that has not been available until now. Outside counsel can work side-by-side in the system with clients to ensure the legal hold and preservation process is being managed in a defensible and “good faith” manner. The Law Firm Advantage Edition allows a firm to manage and monitor multiple clients with a single login, including drafting and sending legal hold notices. The law firm can also respond directly to custodian questions and distribute preservation questionnaires.
A key element to the new edition is that Law Firm Advantage supports the ability to pass through the costs on a client-by-client basis so billing accurately reflects the usage for each client. The affordable service makes using it a powerful and globally-accessible tool for clients of every size.
“Legal Hold Pro Law Firm Advantage has been developed with guidance from a great number of law firms working with clients to meet the standard that the courts now expect,” said Brad Harris, Vice President of Legal Products, Zapproved. “Our team responded with new features for managing preservation collaboratively while still maintaining our ease-of-use which is a hallmark of Legal Hold Pro. The courts have been clear that outside counsel must be actively engaged in the preservation efforts of their clients, so this edition is a way to do that right away.”
Legal Hold Pro, Zapproved’s flagship product for managing legal hold notification and compliance, has been embraced by Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms and government agencies because it reduces risks of adverse outcomes in litigation. The proven compliance platform also offers significant savings by reducing labor costs associated with legal holds by more than 75 percent which delivers an ROI of more than 260 percent in the first year.
To see a demonstration of Legal Hold Pro at LegalTech in New York from January 30 to February 1, visit Booth 537. To schedule a time to view a demonstration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 376-0666.
Portland, Ore., January 30, 2012 – Zapproved Inc., a software provider with a powerful compliance platform for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations to efficiently manage their obligations, announced today that the Board of Directors has voted to appoint Hon. Robert J. Cindrich (Ret.) to the Board. Cindrich served as a Federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania for 10 years and currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Office of the President at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. He had formerly served from 2004 to 2011 as UPMC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Cindrich currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq:MYL), a leading diversified generic and specialty pharmaceutical company.
Cindrich will join the existing Board of Directors beginning January 2012. The current Board members include Allen Alley, former CEO and Chair of Pixelworks (Nasdaq:PXLW), Steve Sharp, Chairman of Triquint Semiconductor (Nasdaq:TQNT), Randy Steck, former VP and GM at Intel, Steve Wynne, Chief Marketing Officer for JELD-WEN and founding partner of Ater Wynne LLP, and Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved.
“We are excited to add Mr. Cindrich’s expertise to our Board of Directors. He has a rare combination of experience from leading corporate legal and compliance teams to his perspective from serving 10 years on the bench as a highly respected Federal judge,” said Monica Enand. “His counsel will be critical as we continue to grow the market presence of our industry leading Legal Hold Pro™ product and expand into new areas where corporations need help managing their compliance obligations.”
Legal Hold Pro, the company’s flagship product for managing legal hold notification and compliance, has been embraced by Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms and government agencies because it reduces risks of adverse outcomes in litigation. The proven compliance platform also offers significant savings by reducing labor costs associated with legal holds by more than 75 percent which delivers an ROI of more than 260 percent in the first year. For a more detailed biography, please visit http://www.zapproved.com/AboutUs#bod.
Portland, Ore., April 4, 2011 – Zapproved Inc., a software provider with a compliance platform making it easier and more economical for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations, announced today that the company recently closed a $1.45 million Series B investment led by an elite group of angel investors. The investment round will enable the company to meet the rapidly growing demand for the Legal Hold Pro™ product and expand the product lines on the company’s compliance platform.
The Series B round is led by a group of successful technology executives and established investors who have a track record of delivering extraordinary returns for their shareholders. Among the participants in this round are the following: Steven Singh, CEO of Concur Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:CNQR) a leading on-demand service provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions; Mark Stevens, former General Partner at Sequoia Capital; Skip Walter, founding CEO and CTO of Attenex Inc; Allen Alley, former CEO and Chair of Pixelworks (Nasdaq:PXLW); Kanth Gopalpur, General Manager and President of Monsoon Commerce; Raj Kulkarni, founder of GemStone Systems, recently acquired by the leasing virtualization vendor VMware.
This group joins prior Series A investors that included: Steve Sharp, Chairman of Triquint Semiconductor (Nasdaq:TQNT); Steve Wynne, Chief Marketing Officer for Jeld-Wen and founding partner of Ater Wynne LLP; Randy Steck, former VP and GM at Intel; and Taizoon Doctor, founding CEO of Xovix and Volved.
“Companies are struggling due to a stricter regulatory environment to do a better job of being accountable. Zapproved is helping companies address this. We are developing compliance tools that lower risk by offering a simple, easy-to-deploy method for tracking accountability,” said Monica Enand, CEO and founder of Zapproved. “With the support of this group of outstanding business leaders, Zapproved is well positioned to meet the growing demand of enterprises and organizations wanting a smarter way to build accountability.”
Legal Hold Pro, the company’s flagship product for managing legal hold notification and compliance, has been embraced by Fortune 500 companies, leading law firms and government agencies because it reduces risks of adverse outcomes in litigation. The proven compliance platform also offers significant savings by reducing labor costs associated with legal holds by more than 75 percent which delivers an ROI of more than 260 percent in the first year.
Portland, Ore., March 14, 2011 – Zapproved Inc. announced today the launch of new resources available at Legal Hold Pro that provide specialized information about legal preservation issues in the healthcare industry. The offerings include a new white paper titled Electronic Medical Information Preservation and Legal Holds and information on an upcoming presentation designed to assist legal practitioners, information technology and records managers that work in hospital systems, health insurance providers, laboratory services and medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Leading national experts Brad Harris, VP of Legal Products for Zapproved, and Ken Rashbaum, Esq., Principal of Rashbaum Associates which focuses on counsel regarding electronic medical information management, electronic discovery and HIPAA compliance, published the new white paper Electronic Medical Information Preservation and Legal Holds. The white paper explores the unique challenges facing the healthcare industry which faces the explosion in electronic information at the same time as the courts are tightening up requirements on preservation and suggests "best practices" for this sector.
Harris and Rashbaum will also team up for "Legal Holds and Healthcare," a one-hour program that will help any legal practitioner working in the healthcare industry on March 30, 2011, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. The presentation will review recent case law and its impact on preservation, look at trends in the healthcare sector and what they mean to litigators, records management and risk management professionals. Harris and Rashbaum then will provide recommendations and field questions from audience members.
To download the white paper and register for the webinar on March 30, visit www.legalholdpro.com/healthcare.
Title: "Pension Committee Revisited: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Time: 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT
Registration URL: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/761061211
"Pension Committee Revisited: Where Do We Go From Here?" is a complimentary two-hour program hosted by Brad Harris, VP for Legal Products at Zapproved, and former U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Hedges. The program brings together a group of the best minds in electronic discovery to discuss the impact of Pension Committee one year later. The panel will address recent trends in data preservation and legal hold best practices, changes being considered by rules committees, and practical advice for meeting standards of reasonableness and good faith.
The presentation will be organized into two segments, with five panelists participating in each session. In addition to the hosts, panelists will include Craig Ball, Kevin Brady, William Butterfield, Maura Grossman, John Jablonski, Ralph Losey, Browning Marean, Jonathan Redgrave, Denise Talbert and Paul Weiner.
After the first presentation of the webcast, a recording of the webcast will be available on-demand at www.legalholdpro.com/pensioncommittee. A complimentary copy of the "Pension Committee Revisited" white paper which is now available can also be downloaded at that same link.
LegalTech, New York, January 31, 2011 – Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today major enhancements to Legal Hold Pro. The improvements to the industry’s first pure SaaS system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds continue to differentiate the tool’s ease of use, flexibility, defensibility and affordability.
Legal Hold Pro customers value the system’s power and ease-of-use. "We had tried another product for our legal hold process and have recently switched to Legal Hold Pro. What sets Legal Hold Pro apart is that it does everything we need it to do, yet is intuitive and simple enough for all of us to use. It takes a complex process and makes it much easier to manage so that we are more confident in our legal hold process," said Michelle Lange, Litigation Support Project Manager, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
The enhancements to Legal Hold Pro being announced at LegalTech New York include the following:
These new capabilities are available to all existing customers at no additional cost and were rolled out in minutes, an advantage of the software-as-a-service architecture upon which Legal Hold Pro is built.
"We are excited to be announcing new capabilities in response to customer input," said Brad Harris, Vice President of Legal Products at Zapproved. Such changes continue to enhance not only an organization’s economic benefit, but also their confidence in their legal hold processes. "Our customers can realize an ROI exceeding 200 percent in their first year based on labor savings alone, while significantly reducing risk and burden on their organization when responding to preservation obligations."
The Legal Hold Pro service has been embraced by leading Fortune 500 companies, law firms and public agencies. It is available at a variety of new annual subscriptions to meet the needs of organizations of any size ranging from enterprises down to boutique law firms.
To learn more about Legal Hold Pro, visit www.legalholdpro.com and read about the online system and watch a three-minute introductory video. For more information, send an email to email@example.com or call (888) 376-0666.
Portland, Ore., January 18, 2011 – Zapproved Inc. announced today that it has released a new report titled "Pension Committee Revisited: One Year Later," a 42-page retrospective on the impact of Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s influential opinion. Since the opinion was issued one year ago, Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan, et al. v. Banc of America Securities, LLC, et al. has focused the legal community on issues surrounding the preservation of electronic data involved with litigation.
"Pension Committee Revisited" is edited by Brad Harris, a nationally recognized e-discovery expert and Vice President of Legal Products for Zapproved, and Ron Hedges, a former United States Magistrate Judge. "Pension Committee Revisited" is available to download immediately at no cost at www.legalholdpro.com/pensioncommittee.
The comprehensive white paper includes a summary of the opinion, subsequent discourse, and an analysis of eight additional opinions in 2010 following Judge Scheindlin’s work. A highlight of this publication is the contributions by luminaries in the field of electronic discovery featured in "Reflections on Pension Committee." This section includes essays by Craig Ball, Kevin Brady, William Butterfield, Maura Grossman, John Jablonski, Ralph Losey, Browning Marean, Jonathan Redgrave, Denise Talbert and Paul Weiner.
"In the year since Judge Scheindlin issued the 89-page Pension Committee opinion, it remains in the forefront of argument about data preservation, spoliation and sanctions, and has framed the public discussion among jurists and practitioners," said Ron Hedges. "Our goal was to capture a snapshot of these conversations and help inform ongoing dialogue that is shaping how law will be practiced for years to come."
"We prepared this retrospective to assemble into a single volume a snapshot of this impactful opinion," added Brad Harris. "Since we started this project it has become even more evident what a catalyst this opinion has been in driving awareness around preservation practices. We were honored to receive contributions by a distinguished group that added their own perspectives on what they see as the lasting impact of Pension Committee."
Complimentary printed copies of "Pension Committee Revisited" will be available while supplies last at the 2011 LegalTech New York tradeshow from January 31 to February 2 at the Hilton New York. As a bonus, the white paper also includes a foldout summary of U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm’s appendix to his Victor Stanley II opinion outlining spoliation sanctions across the United States Courts of Appeals.
Visit Booth No. 1315 where Zapproved will also be demonstrating its latest release of Legal Hold Pro™ product. For more information about Legal Hold Pro, visit www.legalholdpro.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title:“The Enlightened Legal Hold with Brad Harris and Craig Ball”
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT
Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/181113578 (Space is limited, reservation recommended)
Description: “The Enlightened Legal Hold” is a complimentary one-hour program presented by leading e-discovery experts Brad Harris and Craig Ball. They will offer a fresh approach to legal holds following the Pension Committee opinion which they first outlined in the white paper that they co-authored by the same title. It is available for immediate download at http://legalholdpro.com/Welcome/ResourceCenter.
Harris and Ball will examine the "Five Deadly Sins of Legal Holds" that encapsulate the common underlying reasons for the slow pace of change. They then turn to a new way of thinking embodied in the seven "Principles for Legal Hold Enlightenment." These embrace the concept that a legal hold is an organic process and offer practical steps that any legal professional can follow to mitigate risk in legal preservation. The presenters will also look at recent trends, including discussing recent developments such as Judge Grimm's Victor Stanley II opinion and the latest update on legal hold best practices guidelines from The Sedona Conference.
Presenter: The confirmed panelists for this event include:
ILTA 2010, Las Vegas, August 24, 2010 – Zapproved Inc. announced today that it has released a new report titled "The Enlightened Legal Hold: A New Approach to Legal Preservation Following the Pension Committee Opinion" co- authored by Brad Harris and Craig Ball. The latest white paper in the Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Series examines issues that have caused problems for litigants and offers a new way to think about the legal hold process. "The Enlightened Legal Hold" is available to download immediately at no cost at www.legalholdpro.com/enlightened.
Since Judge Scheindlin’s Pension Committee opinion in January 2010, there has been a steady drumbeat of opinions sanctioning litigants for failing to properly implement legal holds. The problems appear to be systemic as organizations have not adequately addressed the basic challenges of preserving electronically stored information (ESI). As the authors point out, "Legal holds can be complicated, but the reasons they fail are usually pretty simple."
In "The Enlightened Legal Hold," Harris and Ball start by examining the "Five Deadly Sins of Legal Holds," which are the common underlying reasons for the slow pace of change. They then turn to a new way of thinking embodied in the seven "Principles for Legal Hold Enlightenment" that embrace the concept that a legal hold is an organic process and offer practical steps that any legal professional can follow to mitigate risk in legal preservation.
The authors are nationally recognized electronic discovery experts. Brad Harris, Vice President of Legal Products for Zapproved, has assisted Fortune 1000 companies to enhance their e-discovery preparedness and is a frequent presenter on the issue of legal holds. Craig Ball is a Board Certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, electronic evidence expert, and award-winning columnist. He lectures internationally on aspects of electronic discovery and has been involved in some of the most challenging and well-known cases in the U.S.
Complimentary printed copies of "The Enlightened Legal Hold" are available while supplies last at the International Legal Technology Association 2010 Conference from August 24-26, 2010 at the ARIA Resort. Visit Booth No. 539 where Zapproved will also be demonstrating its Legal Hold Pro™ product. For more information about Legal Hold Pro, visit www.legalholdpro.com or send an email to email@example.com.
Denver, CO August 19, 2010 — Zapproved and Falcon Discovery, a niche legal service firm specializing in managing e-discovery in-house, today announced a new partnership combining Falcon Discovery’s groundbreaking InsideOut™ managed service with Legal Hold Pro, the industry’s first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system for managing the legal hold notification and compliance process.
Falcon’s decision to add Legal Hold Pro as a key element to InsideOut™ extends the range of technologies that Falcon employs to create a repeatable, defensible and efficient in-house process for managing legal holds and compliance. This area of preservation has come under increasing scrutiny in 2010 as Federal and state court decisions now underscore the importance of tightly managing legal holds and compliance during preservation. The Falcon Discovery and Zapproved partnership provides clients with a solution that targets the heightened risks around preservation, and also significantly streamlines the in-house e-discovery process.
"This alliance dovetails with Falcon’s mission to reduce our client’s e-discovery risks and costs, by delivering the type of best-in-class technology and process re-engineering that is at the core of our InsideOut™ model," said Don McLaughlin, Falcon’s president. "Falcon’s clients rely on us to vet, test and deliver technology and process solutions that enable them to manage e-discovery work in-house more effectively, defensibly, and at far less cost than traditional outsourcing, and Legal Hold Pro delivers in spades."
"Working with Falcon Discovery made sense because they have distinguished themselves as an industry leading firm that is taking a unique approach to helping their clients better manage e-discovery in-house," said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. "Legal Hold Pro completes the suite of technologies by being a ready-to-deploy solution for helping issue, track and ensure compliance with a defensible legal hold."
Legal Hold Pro lowers cost and reduces risk in litigation by tracking every action in detail while enabling best practices by making issuing and refreshing legal holds a simple process. When compared with labor-intensive manual processes, the system reduces errors and the time needed to manage and track compliance activities. Since Legal Hold Pro is fully web-hosted, there is no need to install, configure or maintain the software.
Falcon Discovery is transforming the way corporate legal departments and law firms manage discovery in the digital age. Falcon’s InsideOut™ managed service can often respond to internal investigations or urgent discovery requests in a matter of hours—not days or weeks—and at a fraction of the cost of traditional outsourcing. Both in-house and outside counsel understand cases far more quickly, and Falcon’s repeatable in-house processes, legal acumen and expertise managing advanced technology make every step more efficient and cost-effective. Falcon’s InsideOut™ model originated with Falcon’s work managing e-discovery in-house for a Fortune 500 legal department that was selected Corporate Legal Department of the Year in 2008, and Falcon is now delivering its managed service to other Fortune 1000 companies.
About Falcon Discovery
Founded in 2006, Falcon Discovery is a niche legal service firm specializing in managing e-discovery in-house. E-discovery is one of the single largest costs in litigation today and Falcon’s groundbreaking InsideOut™ managed service gives forward-thinking companies an in-house e-discovery capability that delivers astonishing cost savings while significantly enhancing defensibility and the accuracy of results, with no additional headcount or capital expenditure. For more information, please visit: http://falcon-discovery.com.
doeLegal’s alliance with Zapproved brings the Legal Hold Pro™ service into doeDiscovery™. Further expanding doeLegal’s capabilities across the entire spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), doeLegal positions itself in a leadership role to offer increased value to all eDiscovery clients.
Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) May 14, 2010 — doeLegal, the premier provider of online legal solutions, including comprehensive litigation support and legal spend management, announces it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Zapproved, the developer of Legal Hold Pro™. Legal Hold Pro is the industry’s first pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system for managing the legal hold notification and compliance process.
Tom Russo, President and CEO of doeLegal, emphasized, "Over the past 18 months, we’ve seen significant interest from companies looking to implement a more formal and defensible approach for addressing their litigation hold needs. After researching the market and reviewing what system aligns with the doeLegal Cloud Computing and collaborative spirit, it was clear that Zapproved’s Legal Hold Pro is the right choice."
Expanding its capabilities across the entire spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), doeLegal positions itself in a leadership role to offer increased value to eDiscovery clients. doeLegal has successfully supported notable litigations for global clients such as top five pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail corporations over the past 39 years.
Legal Hold Pro has proven capable of executing complex litigation hold strategies and is recognized as a leading provider of easy-to-use, feature-rich litigation hold products. Working together, the best of both ends of the EDRM spectrum are made available to organizations. doeLegal incorporates the Legal Hold Pro technology and legal hold process expertise into its doeDiscovery™ suite of tools, ensuring an efficient and defensible approach for automating the legal hold notification and compliance process.
"Our partnership with doeLegal creates a strategic opportunity for Legal Hold Pro that truly complements the existing doeDiscovery™ suite of tools," said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. "The importance of issuing a timely, written hold notice has never been greater following the Pension Committee opinion, and we are excited to partner with doeLegal to bring an integrated, defensible and highly efficient approach to their clients."
"Using strategic partnerships provides our clients a single point of access and support while benefitting from combined expertise during the litigation process. Knowing exactly how their documents are processed through each stage gives organizations greater flexibility in how they budget critical resources," Mr. Russo added.
In the ongoing efforts to reduce litigation costs and increase control, doeLegal continually seeks new and innovative technology that extends its value proposition. Legal Hold Pro provides real answers in an easy to use, fast to deploy and highly affordable package. To learn more about how doeLegal is changing the way you view eDiscovery, visit www.doelegal.com. Call 302-798-7500 to schedule a demonstration with our true litigation experts.
doeLegal is a global provider and innovator of cloud-based collaborative management solutions for the legal industry. Our suite of end-to-end collaborative software and services for legal departments include electronic billing processing, legal spend and matter management, litigation support and electronic discovery. doeLegal serves small, medium and large Fortune 500 corporate legal departments as well as law firms in approximately 35 countries. Established four decades ago, doeLegal has built an impeccable reputation and takes pride in providing state-of-the-art technology at an excellent price point. To learn more, visit www.doelegal.com today.
SaaS-based solution for litigation hold preservation notification and compliance tracking provides clients with defensible process for meeting obligation for issuing legal holds
Seattle, WA, April 19, 2010— TERIS announced that it has partnered with Zapproved as a Legal Hold Pro Reseller. As one of the leading eDiscovery service providers over the past nine years, TERIS is implementing Zapproved’s Legal Hold Pro to help clients automate and manage their litigation hold processes. Legal Hold Pro provides an easy-to-implement, low-cost approach to manage hold notification and compliance tracking. Users of the system can employ best practices that include sending written holds, tracking custodial compliance, and sending periodic updates and reminders.
TERIS already provides clients with an extensive portfolio of “best of breed” eDiscovery solutions, ranging from data collection to document production. Legal Hold Pro expands the company’s services by offering a tool that clients can use at the earliest stage of litigation while reducing risk using an automated and defensible rocess.
Now that the importance of the legal hold process has been reinforced by recent case law, most notably in the recent Pension Committee opinion, managing compliance effectively and efficiently is critical. Legal Hold Pro provides a secure method for implementing defensible and documented communications with custodians.
“Legal Hold Pro provides our Clients with a cost-effective, defensible and easy-to-use system for automating the Legal Hold Notification process, and adds to TERIS’ management of data preservation and collections,” said Peter Sternkopf, TERIS Chief Technology Officer. “Since the Legal Hold Pro system is offered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), it works seamlessly with our Clients existing computer systems – all they need is a connection to the Internet and a web browser. “
"We are excited to partner with TERIS as one of the leading litigation support providers in the country. We will be fully engaged with the team at TERIS to provide the same level of service excellence that its clients have come to expect," said Monica Enand, Chief Executive Officer of Zapproved.
Partnering with Zapproved as a Legal Hold Pro Reseller allows TERIS to extend its services further to the left of the EDRM and provide maximum value to its clients at the onset of their case; rather than later in the litigation process. TERIS also features a deep technical Project Management team that has more than 60 technical certifications across the company. By expanding its offerings and adding talented professional staff, TERIS is accelerating its leadership position in the litigation support industry and continues to deliver unrivaled value to its clients.
Founded in 1996, TERIS is the leading full-service litigation support service provider in the United States. TERIS provides Electronic Discovery, Computer Data Forensics, Consulting and Project Management, Managed Review and related services to corporate legal teams and law firms across the U.S. and internationally. TERIS’ staff of over 300 was named one of the top 20 eDiscovery service providers by industry researcher Socha-Gelbmann in 2008. The company operates a free job board for the legal profession at DiscoverLegalJobs.com and has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas and Chicago. To learn more about TERIS, visit TERIS.com or follow the company on Twitter at Twitter.com/DiscoverTERIS.
Title: D4, LLC and Legal Hold Pro Present “Michael Arkfeld on Legal Holds: Understanding Judge Scheindlin’s Pension Committee Opinion”
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Description: The one-hour program features Michael Arkfeld, Esq., author of Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence and Arkfeld’s Best Practices Guide for Litigation Readiness and Hold, for a discussion of the impact of U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin’s recent Pension Committee of Montreal v. Banc of America Securities opinion. Co-hosting the event will be Joshua Gilliland, Professional Development Manager, D4, and Brad Harris, Director of Legal Products, Zapproved.
Registration: http://admin.acrobat.com/_a1005762029/e91176752/event/registration.html (Space is limited, reservation recommended)
Presenter: Michael R. Arkfeld is considered one of the leading experts in the field of electronic document retention, discovery, production and admissibility of electronic information. Michael is the author of multiple books on law and electronic evidence, including Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, eDiscovery Best Practices Guides and The Digital Practice of Law, along with numerous articles on technology and the practice of law. Mr. Arkfeld was a trial litigator for over 30 years and has been a primary organizer for many law related technology conferences in the United States and a presenter at over 200 conferences, seminars and training sessions.
About D4, LLC
D4, LLC provides professional, defensible, and cost-effective solutions for digital forensics and electronically stored information (“ESI”) collections. D4 also provides e-Discovery solutions such as case hosting and processing of e-Discovery, including data identification, preservation, collection, data reduction & analytics, pre-review, ESI processing, hosted web review, and production services. For more on D4, please visit www.d4discovery.com.
Portland, OR, February 16, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, and Prism Litigation Technology, Inc. announced today a partnership agreement to offer Legal Hold Pro to Prism’s extensive client base. Prism will utilize Legal Hold Pro, the industry’s first pure cloud-based system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds, as a system to enable their corporate and law firm clients to implement effective and defensible litigation holds from initial notification through custodian interviews.
Chicago-based Prism Litigation Technology has clients across the United States. The firm has established a strong reputation in the legal industry through its full range of litigation support and e-discovery consulting services. Prism handles all phases of the litigation process with its expert staff that includes attorneys, paralegals, litigation support managers and technical personnel.
“Since Judge Scheindlin issued the Pension Committee opinion last month where she clearly stated how the failure to issue a written legal hold will inevitably lead to spoliation and therefore gross negligence, we are finding a critical need among our clients for a more effective approach for managing legal holds,” said Mandi Ross, CEO and Managing Director of Prism Litigation Technology. “Legal Hold Pro is unique in meeting this need by providing a defensible system that is fast to deploy and easy to maintain, while ensuring best practices that readily reduce cost and mitigate risk.”
“Prism has grown because the firm delivers a unique blend of cutting edge technology and in-depth legal expertise. We are pleased to partner with Mandi’s team to ensure Prism clients can immediately respond to a duty to preserve without the hassle or delay of deploying costly enterprise software,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved.
To learn more about Legal Hold Pro, visit www.legalholdpro.com and watch a two-minute introductory video that highlights how the product automates the legal hold notification process.
About Prism Litigation Technology, Inc.
Prism is changing the way legal technology is implemented across corporate legal departments and outside counsel. Our unique business model and legal expertise have earned a reputation as a one-of-a-kind litigation consulting company. With a core focus on “best practices” and “best of breed” technology solutions surrounding the management of evidence from pre-discovery through trial, our success lies in our ability to support the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model. For more on Prism, please visit www.prismlit.com.
New York, February 1, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today at LegalTech the release of a new capability for creating, managing and recording custodian interviews as part of its Legal Hold Pro tool. Legal Hold Pro is the first pure cloud-based system for managing legal hold notifications in compliance with legal best practices.
Legal Hold Pro’s automated legal hold management process ensures a precise and complete compliance audit trail and a highly efficient preservation workflow. The new custodian interview feature is available now and enables legal teams to both validate their preservation efforts and ready their collection efforts by recording interview responses. Such interviews can then serve as a foundation for gathering responsive electronically stored information (“ESI”) and documents.
By managing the custodian interview process in Legal Hold Pro, users will lower their litigation risk, improve efficiency and enhance defensibility through a predictable and repeatable litigation hold process. When initiating a litigation hold, counsel and litigation support teams create an online questionnaire for custodians to complete as part of the response process. The survey can be configured with either multiple choice or open-ended questions. All custodial responses are automatically tracked and added to the audit trail of the preservation notice.
“By extending Legal Hold Pro to include management of the custodian interview, counsel can now more efficiently solicit and record critical information early on from custodians,” said Brad Harris, Director of Legal Products for Zapproved. “This feature was developed in concert with our user community and shows the advantages of a SaaS tool because we can rapidly roll out new features in weeks based on direct customer feedback.”
The Legal Hold Pro service is available on a monthly subscription basis starting as low as $150 per month. There is no long-term commitment required to start using the system, since data can be exported at any time. Zapproved is also making the service available to organizations for unlimited use with annual subscription pricing.
To see a demonstration of Legal Hold Pro at LegalTech in New York February 1-3, visit Booth 320. To schedule a time to view a demonstration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 376-0666.
Portland, Ore. February 1, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that the Office of the City Attorney in Portland has chosen Legal Hold Pro to manage litigation hold notification and compliance tracking for the City Government. As a SaaS-based tool, the City Attorney’s Office is able to rapidly roll out Legal Hold Pro because no software installation or configuration is necessary.
The Office of the City Attorney has a staff of more than 50, including 34 attorneys and more than 21 paralegals and legal assistants. The City Attorney’s Office handles all litigation that involves the city and its bureaus. This broad scope of responsibility leads to a high number of legal holds being issued regularly and requires a thorough system for management and compliance. The Legal Hold Pro system will be used jointly by the staff of the City Attorney’s Office and Portland’s Risk Management Division to improve compliance and tracking of litigation preservation notices.
“Our office handles cases for the entire city government so we frequently need to issue holds across multiple departments and bureaus,” said Linda Meng, Portland’s City Attorney. “We anticipate that Legal Hold Pro will help us to better manage our high volume of legal holds while reducing our expenses through improved efficiency. We believe it will enable our attorneys, risk managers and records managers to collaborate and ultimately lower our risk.”
A legal hold, or litigation preservation hold, is an action taken by an organization to prevent alteration or destruction of data and documents that may be relevant to a lawsuit or governmental investigation. Failure to properly implement a legal hold by sending timely notifications to custodians of information and tracking their acknowledgment and compliance can jeopardize a case and lead to sanctions by the courts.
“Having an opportunity to collaborate with the Portland City Attorney’s Office allows us to show the efficacy of Legal Hold Pro in a public agency,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. “We see the public sector at all levels as natural customers for our SaaS-based system due to productivity enhancements and ease of implementation.”
Legal Hold Pro is the first pure cloud-based system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds. The system’s automated process ensures a precise and complete compliance audit trail and a highly efficient preservation workflow.
Legal Hold Pro reduces risk in litigation by tracking every action in detail while enabling best practices by making issuing and refreshing legal holds a simple process. When compared with labor-intensive manual processes, the system reduces errors and the actions needed to manage and track compliance activities.
New York, February 1, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, and D4, LLC announced today at LegalTech that the two companies have signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership for D4 to promote Legal Hold Pro, the industry’s first pure cloud-based system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds.
D4 is rapidly emerging as a leader in e-discovery services with its multi-phase approach to e-discovery and experience with state-of-the-art forensic tools. Legal Hold Pro meets a critical need for many of their clients by providing them with an effective litigation hold management system. The cloud-based system can be used immediately by D4’s clients because there is no software to install and it requires minimal training.
“We see a strong need in the market for Legal Hold Pro because companies are becoming increasingly aware, as case law has evolved this past year, of the critical importance of effective legal hold notification,” said John Holland, CEO of D4 LLC. “We rigorously vet technology and strive to provide best-in-class solutions for our clients. Through our vetting process we’ve been very impressed with the quality and design of Zapproved’s product which is thorough and easy to implement.”
“D4 offers a broad range of excellent e-discovery technologies and expertise and we are pleased to have them as a partner that understands the importance of a sound legal hold process,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. “Our Legal Hold Pro product coupled with their experience and customer focus is an ideal match.”
D4 is headquartered in Rochester, New York, and has offices across the country including New York, Buffalo, Charlotte, Tampa, Lincoln, Neb., Denver and San Jose. The company’s Smarter Discovery™ approach leverages today's best technologies and brings clarity to e-discovery cases while avoiding a deluge of irrelevant data and excessive costs.
D4 will be displaying Legal Hold Pro at Legal Tech New York in Booth 320. Please call D4 at (800) 410-7066 to schedule a meeting or to find out more about Legal Hold Pro. To learn more about Legal Hold Pro, visit www.legalholdpro.com and read about the online system and watch a two-minute introductory video.
About D4, LLC
D4, LLC provides professional, defensible, and cost-effective solutions for digital forensics and electronically stored information (“ESI”) collections. D4 also provides e-Discovery solutions such as case hosting and processing of e-Discovery, including data identification, preservation, collection, data reduction & analytics, pre-review, ESI processing, hosted web review, and production services. For more on D4, please visit www.d4discovery.com.
Portland, Ore. January 29, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that it has released “The Pension Committee Opinion: Judge Scheindlin’s Call to Action for Effective Legal Holds.” The in-depth analysis was authored by Brad Harris, Director of Legal Products for Zapproved, and legal hold expert, John Jablonski, Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP. The analysis interprets the opinion and its practical effect on the duty to preserve evidence in the United States and the contemporary standard for litigation hold processes developed by courts over the last few years. The 14-page paper, part of the Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Series, is available immediately at no cost at www.legalholdpro.com/scheindlin.
On January 11, 2010, Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an opinion in The Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities case that strongly affirms the need for organizations to issue written litigation hold notices as part of a robust litigation hold processes. Following Judge Scheindlin’s seminal Zubulake opinions in 2004, this blockbuster 89-page opinion revisits many of the issues around legal preservation. The opinion concentrates on the weaknesses of the legal hold efforts of the plaintiffs in the $550 million securities litigation. Among the key rulings by Judge Scheindlin is that “the failure to issue a written hold constitutes gross negligence because that failure is likely to result in the destruction of relevant information.” (p.36)
“This is clearly a landmark opinion and since it was issued I have been receiving a lot of calls seeking an interpretation of the opinion,” said Jablonski, co-author of 7 Steps for Legal Holds of ESI and Other Documents (ARMA, 2009). “We worked extremely hard over the last two weeks to conduct a thorough analysis which we believe will serve as a guidepost to help corporations and others understand the real world implications of The Pension Committee opinion. The report includes a checklist of legal hold duties created or discussed by the opinion and recent cases that corporations and their lawyers can review to help meet the litigation hold expectations of the modern court.”
“John and I wanted to go beyond a play-by-play of Judge Scheindlin’s opinion and illustrate how this case will impact in-house legal teams and outside counsel,” said Harris. “Judge Scheindlin effectively redefined the ‘contemporary standard’ of litigation holds so we felt it was imperative to communicate that to the legal community immediately.”
At the upcoming LegalTech show in New York at the Hilton New York from February 1-3, 2010, complimentary printed copies of the report will be available while supplies last in Booth #320 where Zapproved will be demonstrating its Legal Hold Pro product. John Jablonski will present on Monday, February 1, at 4 p.m. at LegalTech and will discuss The Pension Committee opinion in the course of that session about legal holds.
For further comment on the decision or the state of legal hold requirements in the United States, contact attorney John Jablonski at (716) 566-5469 or send an email to email@example.com.
Title: Legal Hold Pro Presents: “12 Myths about Legal Holds”
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Description: The one-hour program, co-presented by John Jablonski and Brad Harris, will examine common misconceptions about legal holds using recent case law, including an analysis of U.S. District Judge Scheindlin’s recent Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities opinion.
Registration: http://www.legalholdpro.com/myths (Space is limited, reservation recommended)
Portland, Ore. January 11, 2010 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that it has released a new white paper titled “12 Myths about Legal Holds” authored by Brad Harris, the company’s new Director of Legal Products. The first paper in the Legal Hold Pro™ Signature Series is available immediately at no cost at www.legalholdpro.com/myths.
The 12-page publication zeroes in on common misconceptions about litigation holds that are frequently encountered within organizations that are failing to implement reasonable and good faith efforts when it comes to executing legal holds for discovery. Mr. Harris uses recent case law, particularly experience throughout 2009 during a watershed year for legal hold findings, to illuminate current best practices for legal hold notification and compliance procedures. Some of the myths that he addresses include the idea that requesting acknowledgments from custodians somehow adds risk, that legal holds are for defendants only, and that “collecting everything” eliminates the need to issue a legal hold notice.
Mr. Harris is an e-discovery expert who has focused on the area of legal hold notification and compliance for the last five years, advising organizations and presenting regularly on the topic. He is a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery issues, including articles in Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and KMWorld and presentations at leading industry events such as Legal Tech New York.
“When consulting with organizations about legal holds and speaking to legal professionals, I have frequently encountered misconceptions about how to implement litigation holds,” Mr. Harris said. “As 2009 illustrated, the courts are no longer tolerating poor execution and are issuing sanctions to those who do not have robust legal hold practices in place. With 12 Myths I am taking aim at misguided notions about legal holds to guide organizations in the right way to do them.”
Mr. Harris will be hosting a webinar about “12 Myths about Legal Holds” that will explore the subject in more depth. The complimentary webinar will be held at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 26, 2010.
Portland, Ore. January 5, 2010- Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that Brad Harris has joined the company as Director of Legal Products.
Mr. Harris has more than 25 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. He will focus on driving the growth of Legal Hold Pro™ as the industry’s first true SaaS-based legal hold notification and compliance tracking solution, helping organizations to design and implement defensible preservation processes that mitigate risk and reduce costs through workflow automation.
Mr. Harris is a frequent author and speaker on e-discovery issues, including articles in Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and KMWorld and presentations at leading industry events such as Legal Tech New York. Most recently, he led electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts and product management for Fios, Inc., a leading e-discovery services provider, from 2004 to 2009 where he was instrumental at driving the expansion of professional services and legal technology consulting practice areas. He has held senior management positions at prominent public and privately-held companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix and Merant, now part of Serena Software.
“Brad’s expertise with e-discovery issues and experience at rolling out technology-based solutions in organizations makes him a great asset as we continue to expand the penetration of Legal Hold Pro in the legal market,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. “Brad not only understands the e-discovery process from identification through production, but has real world practical knowledge of what it takes to implement effective information management and preservation approaches for discovery.”
Mr. Harris has authored an upcoming white paper entitled “12 Myths about Legal Holds” that will be released on January 11, 2010, followed by a webinar to explore the subject in depth at 2 p.m. EST, January 26, 2010.
Portland, Ore. December 14, 2009 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today that John Christiansen joined the company as Vice President of Sales.
Mr. Christiansen has more than 20 years of experience leading sales efforts for legal software companies. He will be responsible for driving revenue growth, expanding channel sales and establishing strategic partnerships at Zapproved. He will focus primarily on the company’s Legal Hold Pro™ product which is the world’s first pure SaaS system for managing litigation holds.
Mr. Christiansen has a track record of helping emerging growth companies in the legal industry gain customer traction. He most recently was the Vice President of Business Development for JD Supra, an online startup that features user-generated content from the legal industry and free access to legal documents. Mr. Christiansen was previously the Director of Key Accounts for CT Summation, the leading provider of litigation support and e-discovery workflow software. He joined Summation when the company was a startup and he helped grow revenues to multi-million dollars and helped to guide the company through a subsequent acquisition by CT Corporation.
“Adding John to our team is a significant milestone as we launch our Legal Hold Pro product into the legal market,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. “John has a track record of helping customers find solutions to critical problems. The combination of John’s background with successful startups and expertise in the legal market make him uniquely qualified and we’re excited to have him join us.”
Mr. Christiansen can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland, Ore. December 8, 2009 — Zapproved Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with a platform that adds accountability to business communications, announced today the launch of Legal Hold Pro. Legal Hold Pro is the first pure cloud-based system for managing custodian notification and compliance for legal holds.
As a SaaS application, Legal Hold Pro has a number of key advantages for helping in-house legal teams and law firms implement defensible litigation holds. The cloud-based system can be used immediately because there is no software to install, and the intuitive, easy-to-use system requires minimal training. This readiness is critical for enabling legal professionals to meet their obligation to instruct custodians of the need to preserve information following a “trigger event” once litigation or an investigation is reasonably anticipated.
Legal Hold Pro’s automated process ensures a precise and complete compliance audit trail and a highly efficient preservation workflow. The system reduces risk in litigation by tracking every action in detail while enabling best practices by making issuing and refreshing legal holds a simple process. When compared with labor-intensive manual processes, Legal Hold Pro reduces errors and the actions needed to manage and track compliance activities.
“We have seen case after case throughout 2009 in which judges are handing out sanctions for poorly executed data preservation. Too many organizations are taking chances with this critical step in the litigation process,” said Monica Enand, President and CEO of Zapproved. “We saw a great need for organizations to have a better, more efficient process. Legal Hold Pro takes full advantage of the cloud model to effectively and affordably deliver a comprehensive and defensible hold process.”
“Legal Hold Pro is a great new tool for helping companies implement credible, repeatable and defensible litigation holds fast,” said John Jablonski, co-author of 7 Steps for Legal Holds of ESI and Other Documents and Litigation Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP. “With easy to understand procedures, litigation holds can be implemented quickly and efficiently. It provides a framework for properly communicating notices and the tool simplifies the process for amending, re-issuing and releasing holds. Legal Hold Pro embodies recognized techniques to make your litigation holds stronger.”
As an online service, Legal Hold Pro is hosted in a highly secure environment with all data encrypted for maximum protection. In addition, the system is scalable to accommodate notifications and compliance tracking for 1 to 10,000 recipients.
Features of Legal Hold Pro include the following:
The Legal Hold Pro service is available on a monthly subscription basis starting as low as $175 per matter. There is no long-term commitment required to start using the system, and an account can be discontinued and the data exported at any time. Zapproved is also making the service available to organizations for unlimited use with annual subscription pricing.