by Pete James O-Alerts and the Executive Sometimes, the smallest of artifacts can make a big difference in a case. In the final days of his employment at a start-up tech company, a C-level executive searched through the company’s internal network and downloaded several critical files that contained very sensitive intellectual property. The C-level executive… Read More


By Jeremy Applebaum   In January 2017, Samsung Electronics disabled the last of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 telephones.  This begs the question, do you really own your telephone, or does the provider own your telephone?  The same question may be relevant when your company is part of ongoing litigation.  Do you have control over… Read More


Judge Andrew Peck Gives a Stern Rebuke to Form Responses and Objections to Discovery Requests   In another discovery wake-up call, Judge Peck has issued a dire warning regarding Discovery responses and objections. That’s right! What is usually assigned to junior lawyers on a case is now front-and-center in Judge Peck’s courtroom. No one wants… Read More


Cyberbreach Forensic Analysis

Cyberbreach forensic analysis: Fearing the worst, a major technology company turned to Precision and averted a ransomware attack   Recently, Precision published a client success story in which my Precision Forensics team was called in to help investigate a cyberbreach at a major U.S. technology company. You can read the nicely-produced two-page version of that… Read More


Building a Production is Like Baking a Cake

What You Need to Know about Building and Changing Productions Finally! The review is done and the production is built, but WAIT! One more person wants to run “a few searches as a quick QC”. And now everyone involved in finalizing and building the production holds their breath hoping nothing changes. Why? Review and production… Read More


Simple Tips to Avoid Headaches and Delays in Document Productions

You’ve collected the data, you’ve reviewed the data, you’re ready to make a production, but your vendor or litigation support department keeps hounding you with questions. “Just produce it!” you want to scream, but you can’t. Here’s a primer on how to avoid the back and forth and back and forth so your production gets… Read More


Selecting a Managed Review firm

Managed Review can be costly – know what to look for By whatever name you know it – managed review, attorney review, discovery review or managed document review – it’s often a critically important part of the discovery process. It also can be the most expensive part, comprising as much as 70% of your litigation… Read More


File Wipers: Is All Lost? Not Quite

After my last post on BleachBit I received additional questions about wiped data. Since many of our investigations involve deleted data, the question often turns to proving or disproving spoliation, the destruction of evidence. On a Windows system, when a file is deleted with the delete button, it is placed in the Recycle Bin where… Read More


A smarter approach to Managed Review

  What is Managed Review? Despite all the advances in eDiscovery technology, there are times when technology alone can’t do the job – you need people to manually review and analyze documents to identify those that are relevant to the legal matter at hand. That’s the process of managed review – also known as document… Read More