Senior Vice President, Senior Consultant
A Simple Approach to Managing Healthcare Data and eDiscovery
As of 2014, the US spent 17.1% and the UK spent 9.1% of gross domestic product on healthcare-related expenditures. Healthcare in the U.S. is also one of the most heavily regulated segments and the industry represents one of the most numerous parties segments in all of litigation. While, malpractice claims...
Why New Healthcare Technology Needs to Keep eDiscovery in Mind
For Healthcare Service Providers, new technologies to capture healthcare data can also create eDiscovery challenges. Previously healthcare records were kept in paper. But as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, all public and private healthcare providers were mandated to adopt the use of electronic medical records...
eDiscovery Challenges in the Healthcare Industry
Healthcare providers regularly face an onslaught of eDiscovery requests from cases of all types. The sheer size, importance, and globalization of the healthcare industry makes it imperative to study how healthcare ESI may best be approached. Many forms of healthcare data are proprietary or unique to the sector. They pose...
eDiscovery in International Dispute Resolution: What Experts Want You to Know
I was invited recently to attend the American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting in Washington DC and was honored by the opportunity to participate on a panel, “International Dispute Resolution – What Does the Evidence Say?” The panelists included: Vinson & Elkins Counsel Adrianne Goins, Esq. as organizer and mo...
American Bar Association Section of International Law | 2017 Spring Meeting in Washington DC
Wednesday, April 26th 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM American Bar Association Section of International Law, 2017 Spring Meeting in Washington DC"International Dispute Resolution: What Does The Evidence Say?" Chuck Kellner, senior vice president and senior consultant at D4, will give a presentation that addresses issues surrounding how discovery and ev...
Legal Hold Triggers: When Should You Document Your Reasonable Anticipation of Litigation?
When our corporate clients ask us to help with litigation response planning or legal hold protocols, one of the questions we ask is whether for any particular dispute they document their expectation of litigation. Here are some typical responses: "There is not always consensus that we have a reasonable expectation...
3 Best Practices for eDiscovery Custodian Interviews
3 Best Practices for eDiscovery Custodian Interviews from D4 With all the advanced technologies available to us, a good client interview still provides the single biggest advantage in saving money and managing the risks of eDiscovery. Besides getting a good idea about the facts of your case and the value of...
The Hybrid Approach to an eDiscovery Managed Services Model
This blog was originally published on InsideCounsel. Outsourcing e-discovery on a project basis can become costly – and hours spent on review consume at least 70% of a discovery budget. The use of advanced analytics can provide a return on investment by saving on the overall cost of review. Handling e-discovery in ho...
Pokémon-Go Spawns eDiscovery of Augmented Reality
Walking in Manhattan one evening last month I ran into a crowd of about fifty people at 36th and 5th milling about with their handhelds up. They were on the street, on the sidewalk and double-parked in cars along West 36th Street, obviously stalking one of the periodic table of Po...
Today's General Counsel "The Exchange" | New York, NY | July 18-19, 2016
July 18-19, 2016 Today’s General Counsel “The Exchange” The New York City Bar Association | New York, NY Chuck Kellner, senior vice president and senior consultant at D4, will be a panelist on Developments in Search on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 4:15 – 5:15pm. (View Chuck’s Profile and Authored Content) Developments in Search will focus...
Today's General Counsel "The Exchange" | San Francisco, CA | March 9-10, 2016
March 9-10, 2016 Today’s General Counsel “The Exchange” The Bar Association of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA Chuck Kellner, senior vice president and senior consultant at D4, will be a panelist on Developments in Search on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 4:15 – 5:15pm. (View Chuck’s Profile and Authored Content) Developments in Search will focus...
LegalTech 2016: With Great Technology Capabilities Comes Great Risk
This LegalTech 2016 update discusses increased privacy and data security risks due to advancement and use of technology in our personal and professional lives. There is a perennial rejuvenation of themes at New York Legal Tech. Predictive coding stole the show in 2014. Information Governance was the new black in 2015. These themes...
Big Data Analytics in the Courtroom?
This blog recaps the LegalTech keynote presentation and the opinions of trial judges on the importance of the use of analytics technology in the courtroom. New York LegalTech 2016 opened with a panel of federal judges talking about uses of technology in the courtroom. While most of the litigation technology chatter...
"Rejuvenate Your Review" Relativity Tips & Tricks Roundtable @ LegalTech New York 2016
D4’s Discovery Engineering team at LegalTech New York led a roundtable discussion called Rejuvenate Your Review! The roundtable discussions were led by Chad Jones, Director of the Litigation Support Analyst Group, and Chuck Kellner, Senior Consultant and Manager of the Discovery Engineer Group. Chad and Chuck demonstrated some tricks of...
Search Terms in eDiscovery: “I’m Not Dead”
This post assesses the role and application of search terms and alternative methods of data reduction during the discovery process. These lines from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” illustrate the persistent debate about the use of search terms in eDiscovery: Collector: Bring out yer dead! Purveyor: Here's one… Dead...
Brady Gets A Pass on a Cellphone That No Longer Exists
This post highlights the decision of the court regarding a pardon granted to NFL player Tom Brady after allegations of deflation resulted in a four game suspension. Today, the Honorable Richard M. Berman (U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y) vacated the four-game suspension imposed on Tom Brady by...
7 Steps to Manage the Size and Cost of Attorney Review
Reviewing everything in-house drives up costs and makes a firm less productive - follow these seven steps to properly manage the size and cost of review. Many of us in litigation and litigation support have spent years if not careers managing eDiscovery costs and risks. The volume of ESI has...
Ethics and eDiscovery: Do You Meet Expectations of Competence? [Webinar]
The panel explores ethical duties of counsel to understand clients' use of technology, to find the right ESI, and to negotiate scope effectively. Duration: 1 hour ACCESS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR A competent litigator will solve problems, investigate facts, research law, negotiate effectively, and win when it’s important. Does that litigator have th...
Can Lawyers Innovate? Is Litigation Support Essentially Innovative?
During his keynote at LTNY, Jeff DeGraff explains why lawyers find it hard to innovate in the delivery of legal services. In contrast, Chuck Kellner explains why successful businesses in litigation support and eDiscovery are essentially—and continuously—innovative.Jeff DeGraff is an innovation guru. He explains to...
LIVE from LegalTech New York 2015 it's D4!
D4's LTNY 2015 team shares highlights from each day in short video blogs (less than 2-minutes each!). Is Artificial Intelligence this year's predictive coding or Big Data? Watch and find out.LegalTech New York Day #1 Recap Chuck Kellner, SVP of Discovery Engineering at D4, recaps the first day...
About Chuck Kellner
A veteran litigation support professional and leading eDiscovery strategist, Chuck Kellner has a blend of consultative and hands-on experience in the legal technology field. His career spans 25 years, and in that time Chuck has served as a top eDiscovery consultant, an operations director for a Big Eight consulting firm, and as a litigation and practice support manager at an AMLAW 50 law firm. Now he brings all of that experience and expertise to D4.
Chuck is a board member of the New England Litigation Technology Professionals (NELTP) and an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), The Sedona Conference, the Association of Litigation Support Professionals (ALSP) and the East Coast Association of Litigation Support Managers (ECALSM). He also frequently develops and participates in eDiscovery CLE and contributes regularly to leading industry publications. He is truly dedicated to the legal technology field.
In addition to these memberships, Chuck has also served as an expert on eDiscovery protocols, proportionality and cost of eDiscovery, findings on computer forensic examination, and requirements for defensible search and review. He works closely with law firms and corporate litigators to develop strategy for identification, collection, preservation, litigation response planning, production, and scope of discovery.
Chuck earned a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School and a BA from Brandeis University.
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