In-House Tech

Ann Shuman, general counsel at DTCC.

For Finance In-House Counsel, the Future is Pressing, But Largely Unknown

By Rhys Dipshan |

DTCC general counsel Ann Shuman discusses the challenges of legal departments and what to expect from a life at the helm of market and technology evolution.

Joshua Rosenkranz

5 Takeaways From Oracle's Appeal of Google's Jury Win

By Scott Graham |

Oracle has renewed its copyright clash with Google in a return trip to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The software giant submitted its opening brief Friday from its unsuccessful trial bid to recover $8 billion for Google’s copying of Java application programming interfaces (APIs) into its Android operating system.

3 Ways In-House Counsel Can Navigate International Data Regulations

By Ricci Dipshan |

From the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to China’s far-reaching cybersecurity law, data localization mandates are affecting how multinational corporations manage and transfer data from their various worldwide offices.

Legalweek 2017.

Improving Law: Lawyers, Technologists and Executives on an Evolving Industry

By Ian Lopez |

As with any sort of technology, legal technology addresses a variety of challenges and is created, applied and promoted by a variety of individuals. The ideas, innovations and challenges they face are the focus of many conversations held at “Legalweek: The Experience,” an event that provides a stage for the people behind the machines to alert the broader legal world of the change already at their doorsteps.

Dodging a Bullet: Walmart Escapes Sanctions Despite Failing to Preserve Exiting Employee Data

By Barry Schwartz and Brian Schrader |

It was the revised FRCP Rule 37(e) that came to Walmart’s rescue, resulting not in case-ending sanctions, but instead, a relatively mild admonishment

Legalweek 2017.

Data Security, Actual AI and Law’s Acceptance of Tech Spell the New Forefront of Law

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

Last week’s Legalweek: The Experience conference brought together industry heads, judges, law firm and legal department attorneys and legal technologists to reflect on the state of the industry heading into 2017. Speakers throughout the conference spoke more broadly to some of the trends likely to shape adoption of technology.

European Union flags in front of the Berlaymont building (European commission) in Brussels, Belgium.

The Storm on the Horizon: 4 Things to Know in Prepping for General Data Protection Regulation

By Ricci Dipshan |

At Legalweek’s “Finding a New Safe Harbor: Using Technology and 1LR to Comply With Cross-Border Data Privacy Rules” and “Update on Effects of Brexit on Privacy and Data Protection Considerations” sessions, panelists sought to impart a sense of urgency, focusing not only on the consequences and reach of the regulation, but the unique and complex challenges it will create for legal professionals.

Advice From the Front Lines of Data Risk Management

By Ricci Dipshan |

Long gone are the days when an in-house counsel’s job can be performed solely based on legal knowledge alone. From managing and understanding e-discovery to preparing for international data regulations and mitigating the risks of runaway corporate data, the digital age is forcing counsel to adapt to many roles and understand a variety of expertise.

Paul D. Weiner, National eDiscovery Counsel | Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C., Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, United States District Judge, for the Western District of Texas, Ariana Tadler, Partner, Milberg LLP, Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte, United States District Court Judge, Northern District of California, Hon. Andrew J. Peck, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York, Patrick Oot, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon

The E-Discovery Learning Curve: Bringing the FRCP Beyond the Legal Tech Bubble

By Ian Lopez |

Having been amended in December 2015, the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have had a considerable amount of time to settle into the minds of the lawyers and judges tasked with interpreting them.

Inside Legal’s Ongoing Struggles With Information Security

By Ricci Dipshan |

Rich Lauwers, information governance and management subject-matter expert at Hewlett Packard, started off Legalweek’s “Managing Information Risk in an Evolving Regulatory World” plenary session with a story.

FBI Official: Feds Can't Compete With Top Tech Companies for Cybersecurity Analysts

By Joel Stashenko |

The United States has a shortage of security analysts qualified to stop cyberattacks, and trouble competing with high-tech companies such as Google and Microsoft also trying to recruit them, FBI and private sector computer experts said.

Experts Question Effectiveness of Antitrust Approaches in Digital Economy

By Joel Stashenko |

With companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook showing no signs of relinquishing dominant positions in the U.S. marketplace, a panel of experts questioned whether U.S. antitrust laws are still effective in the age of the high-tech behemoths.

Preparing Lawyers to be Practice-Ready in a Tech-Driven World

By Gabrielle Orum Hernández |

With a new emphasis on legal innovation, law schools are using experiential learning and technology tools to meet the future needs of law firms and legal departments.