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Planet Data Wins 2016 Innovation Award for its Exego® Platform, E-Discovery Document Review
Legaltech News and The Recorder recognizes purveyors in legal techonolgy and law practice
Elmsford, NY – May 5, 2016 – Planet Data, a global innovator in the creation and development of eDiscovery technologies, services and solutions, proudly announces its proprietary Exego® Review platform received a 2016 Innovation award from Legaltech News and The Recorder as best E-Discovery Document Review Platform.
Michael R. Wade, the firm’s Chief Technology Officer and creator of Exego states “we could not be more proud. Our development staff works endlessly to insure Exego is at the top of the list, and this recognition further validates their commitment to excellence. We share this award with our clients, as their invaluable feedback was the basis for platform in the first place.”
Exego Review uses the unique speed and precision of Planet Data’s exclusive Exego technology, giving our clients an end-to-end discovery solution – a complete suite of tools from ESI processing to early case assessment and preview to document review and productions.
Planet Data will be in attendance at an ALM recognition event, on June 13 in San Francisco.
About Planet Data: Planet Data offers best-in-class eDiscovery technology and services from Collection, Processing and Early Case Assessment to Pre-review, Document Review and Productions. Recognized for its proprietary and award-winning platform Exego, Planet Data is SSAE 16 Type II and US Safe Harbor certified, and operates state-of-the-art data processing and hosting centers across the U.S. Planet Data delivers flexible, high-quality, cost-effective eDiscovery services, high-level consulting, technical support and project management. Visit Planet Data’s website for more information.
Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure | New York Commercial Litigation Insider
Vincent Chang, AABANY member, past president and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, was quoted in a New York Commercial Litigation Insider article entitled “Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure.” Congratulations, Vince!
Vincent Chang, a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche and chair of the Federal Courts Committee at New York County Lawyers’ Association, agrees that cost is a huge issue for parties.
“There’s a concern in both state and federal courts that litigation is too costly and that a lot of cases that don’t have a huge amount at stake can’t be litigated fully and completely because of the cost and burden of litigation and e-discovery,” he said.
Moreover, Chang, who is not a member of the advisory council but has read the proposed rule, said the amendment offers “a creative solution” to parties who are drafting contracts and don’t want to upset the cooperative spirit.
“Because they avoid the topic [of dispute litigation procedures], often the clauses that appear in contracts are not well-drafted. Sometimes they’re ambiguous, sometimes they don’t cover as many situations as they should,” Chang said. “This regime would impose a very specific dispute resolution procedure and would avoid a lot of controversy about what the clause means.”
The 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference hosted by Weil Gotshal featured a packed afternoon with several CLEs to keep attendees busy. Session 3 commenced at 2:30 pm and CLE topics included: “How do GCs Manage Crisis and Government Investigations,” “E-discovery and the New Ethical Rules for Non-Litigators,” “The Right to Vote: Asian Americans and the Struggle Over who Can Vote and How,” and much more, including the afternoon portion of the all-day Trial Advocacy Program (TAP).
“How do GCs Manage Crisis and Government Investigations” was one of our most popular CLE programs. The panel was moderated by Don Liu, Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Xerox. Panelists included Stuart Alderoty, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at HSBC, Bruce Bettigole, Partner at Sutherland, Katy Choo, Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel at General Electric, and Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Session 4 started at 4PM with well-attended CLEs: “The Partner Track: Fiction v. Reality,” “Common Sense Immigration Reform,” and “General Counsel Roundtable.”
Outside of the CLE programs, Robert Leung, Michael Park, and Gurinder Singh, of the newly formed AABANY Career Placement Committee, held one-on-one meetings throughout the day, in the morning and afternoon, with many individuals interested in the participating in the committee and the AABANY Career Exchange.
Many thanks to all of our speakers and moderators for contributing their time in preparing for and serving on their panels. AABANY would like to thank all staff, volunteers and attendees for participating in the conference.
NY Mag: Predictive Coding Sounds Death Knell for Contract Lawyers?
After writing about class action suits against law schools, New York magazine now pronounces doom-and-gloom for contract attorneys with Magistrate Judge Peck’s recent decision approving the use of predictive coding as a way to streamline e-discovery. Any e-discovery experts out there want to weigh in on how accurate New York magazine’s prognostications are? What do the contract attorneys out there think? Share your comments here!