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7 Steps to Help You Defensibly Migrate eDiscovery Data
This blog was co-authored by Peter Coons, Co-Founder and Chief Client Officer. Migrating from one litigation support application to another requires careful thought and planning. Whether the application you are migrating from may have a migration plug-in or other built in migration module, the process should always...
Taking a Team Approach to eDiscovery Projects
Over the past several years, law firms have been focused on understanding how the application of Legal Project Management can be applied to the eDiscovery process. The value that firms a when looking to apply these proven principals for project management are: Delivering greater value to clientsIncreasing profitabilityReducing riskIncreased...
Data Reuse in eDiscovery: 4 Questions to Help Start Your Policy
The subject of reusing data by organizations that are involved in serial litigation is a popular topic of discussion, and often is seen as ideal, if not often practiced. It is more of a necessity these days because organizations are doubling their data footprint annually, resulting in billions being...
Creating Strategic eDiscovery Workflows for Small Teams
The need to create and implement time and cost effective discovery-related workflows is not limited to just large firms, or for large discovery projects. Too many times, small to mid-size firms fall into the trap of thinking that defined and documented workflows are not necessary because the data sizes...
Simple Guide on How to Transfer Data Correctly
Have you ever struggled with issues as a result of ESI being transmitted in a way that causes problems such as spoliation of the metadata or the data is corrupted in some way or just the way it was sent caused issues for processing? Metadata can be used to...
Rule 1, 16, 26, 34, 37: FRCP Amendments Pertaining to eDiscovery
This post explains the FRCP amendments pertaining to eDiscovery and how they improve cooperation, proportionality and provide uniform rules for preservation. Recently, I was privileged to be included on a panel to discuss the 2015 FRCP Amendments. The panel was hosted by the American Bar Association as a part of...
Why Reduced Preservation Sanctions Still Leave No Time to Relax
This article was originally published in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. This post discusses the importance of preservation, amendments addressing whether ESI was properly preserved and sanctions given if protocols are not followed. The 2015 amendment to Rule 37(e) strives to provide a more standardized approach for remedies available by a court...
Dos & Don'ts of Handling Data Received from Clients and Opposing Counsel
This post addresses steps legal teams should take and missteps to avoid upon receiving evidence collected by clients and production data sets from opposing counsel.There have been multiple posts published around the best ways to identify, collect, analyze, review and produce data. This post will not revisit those discussions,...
10 Fundamentals of eDiscovery Project Management
A lot of information is being published about the processes and workflows required to support projects that include technology assisted review, data analytics, and other more advanced functionality. Important as they are, I question whether the attention to these new workflows is causing us to lose focus on the foundational...
8 Best Practices for Handling Electronic Evidence
Why does electronic evidence multiply? Why does it move or get renamed or even deleted? It does not do it on its own… so who is responsible and why? The storing and management of electronic evidence has been an important topic for litigation support, legal and IT teams for many ye...
Taking Control of the e-Discovery Process: Part 3
Why is it in the best interest of in-house counsel to regain control over costs and to manage the knowledge and work product developed during discovery? In this series we have outlined many challenges in-house counsel may face when managing their litigations effectively. In Part 1 we asked, “Why should the or...
The Shifting and Taxation of eDiscovery Costs Can Be a Murky Scene
I have been spending time digging into the topic of cost shifting and taxation of costs as related to electronic discovery. While the questions may be simple, the answers are not and courts vary widely in their responses and dispositions to the arguments raised. The challenges parties face...
Taking Control of the e-Discovery Process: Part 2
Why should in-house counsel direct, manage and control the service provider landscape used to provide support services for all outside counsel engaged by the organization? We recognize there is a plethora of technologies and service providers that offer support services around litigation efforts. Every law firm that provides litigation services...
Taking Control of the e-Discovery Process: Part 1
This article was originally published on InsideCounsel.com. We know that over the past several years the challenges that in-house counsel face have become increasingly onerous with respect to litigation discovery and the issues around identification, preservation and the capture of relevant materials. However, the dynamic has been shifting as...
About Olivia Gerroll
Olivia Gerroll brings over 24 years of experience and skills in electronic discovery services, global litigation, and eDiscovery strategy and management initiatives within the legal community to her role as Vice President and Senior Consultant for D4.
Olivia works closely with corporations and law firms to develop the most effective and efficient solutions related to eDiscovery technology assessment and implementation. Her specializations range from service model development and implementation to process workflow, best practice development, litigation strategy, and case management services.
As an industry thought leader, Olivia coordinates with several groups including the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), where she has published several articles on identifying and implementing managed eDiscovery service models and standardized approaches for selecting eDiscovery technologies.
Olivia has also held numerous positions in which she developed and published much of the industry’s thought leadership. As the Director of Education for the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP), she also assisted in the development and coordination of their eDiscovery certification courses, published timely articles, and presented educational webinars on numerous industry topics. Olivia holds a degree in marketing.
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