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Industry Veteran Matthew Nelson to Guide Growth of Consulting Services


Charlotte, NC – January 26, 2018 – DiscoverReady®, a leading information intelligence solution provider specializing in legal, compliance and governance, announced today the appointment of Matthew D. Nelson to lead the company’s growing consulting organization. In the newly created role, Nelson will focus on expanding the company’s information governance service offerings and serve as AGC of Privacy & Security.

Nelson is a nationally known attorney, legal technology expert and author with 20 years of experience, and a co-founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Information Governance Committee. Nelson’s career has focused on helping enterprises develop best practices for managing risk resulting from the explosive growth and mismanagement of electronic information. Most recently Nelson served as law and technology attorney in Symantec’s Corporate Strategy group, where he monitored and interpreted privacy and data security policy developments important to global business strategy, and served as the company information governance champion. Nelson previously served as senior electronic discovery attorney at Clearwell, a software startup company that significantly influenced modern eDiscovery best practices, culminating in a merger with Symantec.  He started his legal technology career serving in various business and strategy roles with Summation, Marsh & McLennan (Kroll Ontrack), and EMC2, after practicing in complex litigation with Bay Area firm Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley.

“In this era of big data, organizations increasingly need a coordinated approach to address many critical legal and compliance requirements – managing information risks while optimizing information value,” said James Schellhase, CEO at DiscoverReady. “Matt’s superior legal, technical and practical experience, along with his passion for client service will be a great asset to DiscoverReady as we focus on meeting that growing demand and helping our clients proactively embrace information governance.”

“It’s an exciting time to join this dynamic organization,” said Nelson. “The DiscoverReady team has deep experience helping some of the world’s best-known corporations and law firms identify and remediate short and long-term risk and cost across several information governance disciplines including e-discovery, privacy, security and records management, to name a few. The success of DiscoverReady is the result of hiring great employees who possess the business, technology and consulting acumen to help customers address the many legal compliance challenges resulting from explosive data growth and mismanagement.  I look forward to helping DiscoverReady build upon its market-leading reputation for exceptional, high-quality delivery so we can continue to help our customers address existing challenges like e-discovery, new challenges like GDPR compliance, and to break down Information Governance from an almost overwhelming concept into discrete, actionable solutions for specific challenges pertinent for each customer.”

Nelson is a member of the California and Idaho State Bars, and he holds the International Association of Privacy Professionals CIPP/US certification. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law and a Bachelor of Science, Political Science, from the University of Idaho.

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has named industry veteran Caragh Landry as president of litigation services. Landry will lead the firm’s eDiscovery, managed document review and case management businesses.

“We are delighted that Caragh has joined the TCDI team. She is a recognized industry expert in electronic discovery and document review, including workflow design and continuous improvement programs,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Caragh is also an industry thought leader on eDiscovery trends and best practices, all of which will help TCDI deliver the next level of service and innovation to our clients, as well as expand into new markets.”

A 20-year veteran of the legal services field, Caragh specializes in workflow design and continuous improvement programs. Throughout her career, she has concentrated on technology integration and process engineering for legal operations. Caragh is also an in-demand speaker and thought leader on the topics of Technology Assisted Review (TAR), predictive coding, data privacy and innovative lean process workflows.

“I am thrilled to be leading a growing team of experts at TCDI and developing new flexible document review models to provide specialized cost-effective solutions to our clients,” said Caragh.  “It’s time for the legal industry to change its perspective on review and evolve from legacy workflows to new models and styles of workforces.”

Learn more about how TCDI is redefining review at Legaltech in New York, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Stop by booth 1514 for a demonstration or schedule a private meeting with TCDI’s team of experts.

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and TCDI Announce On-Campus Legal Technology Lab and Hands-On Training Program

Greensboro, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has announced a partnership with Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to create a new legal technology lab and training program. The program offers C|M|LAW students, graduates and local contract attorneys the opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience while providing cost-effective legal services to TCDI’s corporate and law firm clients.

“This innovative partnership with TCDI will provide students opportunities to learn cutting-edge legal technologies while working with TCDI’s sophisticated clients,” said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. “The Tech Lab is one of several exciting programs in our new C|M|LAW Tech Initiative that emphasize C|M|LAW’s commitment to equipping students and legal professionals with the tools and knowledge required for modern legal practice.”

The Tech Lab is part of the new C|M|LAW Tech Initiative that includes:
– The Cybersecurity and Privacy concentration, and planned legal tech certificate for JD and MLS students,
– A new eDiscovery online professional certificate program for litigation support professionals,
– A legal tech CLE series featuring programs on current topics including cybersecurity, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT),
– A legal tech summer bootcamp program for practicing attorneys and law students.

“Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is a visionary in legal education and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to build this facility and develop the training program,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “This unique on-campus program will help train the next generation of legal professionals and provide our clients with an alternative to costly services including document review, exhibits coding and legal research.”

The program is housed in a dedicated and secure on-campus center within the law school library. Students and local contract attorneys will use TCDI’s review platform to deliver quality, time-saving legal services. Using a blended approach of technology and process, attorney project managers will oversee all work performed in the center and work under the direct supervision and guidance of outside or in-house counsel.

Mark Smolik, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer on the DHL legal team, applauded the program saying, “C|M|LAW students will benefit significantly from this forward-thinking collaboration. The program provides opportunities for students to work on a team providing sophisticated legal services to ‘real-world’ clients, while training the next generation of lawyers to provide pragmatic and business-oriented services.”

Representatives from TCDI and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will be on site at Legalweek in New York January 30 – February 1, 2018 in booth 1514 to discuss the new program.

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About TCDI
For 30 years, TCDI® (Technology Concepts & Design, Inc.) has been a pioneer in the legal market empowering law firms and corporations to secure, discover, analyze and defend critical data. Specializing in large-scale litigation case management, eDiscovery, managed document review, computer forensics and cybersecurity, our team of experts understands our clients’ specific data challenges. Visit www.tcdi.com for more information.

About Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University is a student-centered law school dedicated to creating the opportunity for its students to become leaders in law, business, nonprofit agencies and government. With 120 years of experience, Cleveland-Marshall remains at the forefront of legal education innovation, having launched one of the country’s first law school-based solo practice incubators and establishing the region’s first Master of Legal Studies program. Learn more at www.law.csuohio.edu<http://www.law.csuohio.edu> or by following @cmlawschool.

About Cleveland State University
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2018 as one of America’s best universities by U.S.

ONE Discovery, a leading developer of eDiscovery processing, review, management and trial preparation solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the ONE Discovery Partner Program.

“Since the beginning, our team has been passionate about providing the best quality eDiscovery solution to the legal industry. As ONE Discovery has evolved — both as a company and as a product — we recognized the opportunity to offer our product to a larger market that can benefit from our cost-controlled pricing and seamless integration. Our new partner program will enable just that and deliver a combination of unified eDiscovery processes and sales and technical support to take our partners’ businesses to the next level. We’re excited to roll out this new program and look forward to building supportive partnerships in the years to come,” said Elie Francis, founder and CEO at ONE Discovery.

ONE Discovery’s Partner Program enables reseller, service and enterprise partners to:

  • Gain a cost-controlled platform in the cloud or on premise
  • Differentiate their services
  • Refine their go-to-market strategies
  • Build credibility in the industry
  • Empower their sales teams
  • Access technical and sales certification programs

Contact ONE Discovery to request more information about becoming a partner.

About ONE Discovery

ONE Discovery created the only unified eDiscovery processing, review, management and trial preparation solutions built from the ground up for eDiscovery professionals, by eDiscovery professionals. Every piece of ONE Discovery’s platform – from the fair, flexible pricing model and instant scalability to the tiniest elements of the interface – was built with the user and real-world scenarios in mind. By combining best-in-class technology with unique eDiscovery know-how, ONE Discovery can deliver extreme system performance, unparalleled accuracy and defensibility, and the industry’s best overall user experience for service providers, large law firms, corporate counsel and more.

For more information, visit the company at www.onediscovery.com or follow ONE Discovery on LinkedIn and Twitter.

WHAT:            Legaltech New York 2018 is the largest legal technology event of the year, offering an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to address the biggest challenges and issues facing legal professionals.

iManage will lead the following speaking sessions at Legaltech:

Tuesday, January 30th

1:30 PM -1:50 PM                   Learn how Work 10 Increases Adoption & Compliance by Introducing a New Experience Enhanced with AI-based Smart Features which Boost Productivity – Americas 1 Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Shawn Misquitta, VP of Product Management

Wednesday, January 31st

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM             How Practical Artificial Intelligence is Addressing Real World Challenges at Law Firms Today – Americas 1 Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Peter Wallqvist, VP of Strategy

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM              Addressing the Conflict between Security and Knowledge Management – Americas 1 Exhibit Hall
Speaker: Ian Raine, Director of Product Management

In addition, iManage will have the following demonstrations at Booth #506:

WHERE:           New York Hilton Midtown: NY, NY


WHEN:                        Tuesday, January 30th through Thursday, February 1st, 2018


CONTACT:       To schedule an on-site meeting with iManage executives, please contact Manjul Gupta at manjul.gupta@imanage.com or visit us at Booth #506.

iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, today announced that Burness Paull – one of Scotland’s leading independent commercial law firms  – has selected iManage Cloud for its 500 users to deliver secure document and information management.

Burness Paull saw the migration of its existing on-premises iManage Work implementation to iManage Cloud as a way to continue its long-standing relationship with iManage while increasing the firm’s scalability and agility.

“Moving the responsibility for managing infrastructure and software updates to iManage, rather than managing it in-house, made a lot of sense,” said Billy Kirkwood, IT Director, Burness Paull. “With iManage Cloud, our professionals get reliable access to the document and email management tools they’ve long depended on, while IT can focus on new ways to create and deliver value to the business.”

For enhanced security, Burness Paull will also be adding two iManage cloud-based applications to protect critical client data. With iManage Security Policy Manager, the firm gains a scalable way to manage ethical walls, segment data and implement a “need-to-know” security model. And iManage Threat Manager creates a unique electronic thumbprint from historical data for each user to detect internal and external threat actors with the highest level of accuracy.

“Like most high-profile firms, we have clients with very demanding security requirements,” added Kirkwood. “The implementation of sophisticated tools like iManage Security Policy and iManage Threat Manager enables us to meet – and in many cases, exceed – client requirements around protecting their privileged information.”

iManage partner Phoenix Business Solutions is helping Burness Paull with its migration of iManage Work to iManage Cloud and its deployment of iManage Threat Manager and iManage Security Policy Manager.

“iManage delivers the industry’s leading Work Product Management capabilities with scalable, reliable performance and features specifically designed for professionals,” said Geoff Hornsby, General Manager, EMEA, iManage. “This proactive approach to security serves as an important differentiator for Burness Paull when clients are choosing which professional services firms to entrust with their information.”


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Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), a pioneer in legal technology, has named Paula Canaday-Daeke and Michael Gibeault as senior directors of legal services.

“We are pleased to welcome Paula and Michael to the growing TCDI team,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. “Together their experience and expertise will help further expand our footprint across the U.S. by continuing to solve our clients’ legal challenges and maintaining our dedication to superior service and innovation.”

Paula is a seasoned sales and business development executive with more than 16 years of legal industry experience in working with corporate legal counsel and law firms. She was most recently a director of business development at Integreon and has held senior sales and business development positions with eDirect Impact and LexisNexis. Paula is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BBA degree in computer information systems.  

Michael’s career has focused on supporting law firms and corporate legal departments with creative and cost-effective solutions that rely on cutting-edge technology and highly skilled legal professionals. He was most recently a senior director at Morae Global and had previously served in executive positions at DTI Global, Epiq Systems, Robert Half International and LexisNexis. Michael is a graduate of Geneseo State University and the University of Oxford Said School of Business Senior Executive Program and is a Certified Litigation Support Professional.

Learn more about how TCDI is redefining review at Legaltech in New York, January 30 – February 1, 2018. Stop by booth 1514 to meet the team and view a demonstration.

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI), announces the launch of SecureLaw 365, a cybersecurity service designed specifically to address the complex data privacy obligations of law firms.  The program delivers an in-depth evaluation of a firm’s current level of security by identifying cyber exposures and then developing an action plan for improving cybersecurity.

SecureLaw 365 provides access to cybersecurity thought leaders and cutting-edge tools that would otherwise be too expensive to bring in-house.  It offers a simplified, cost-effective cybersecurity program for small to medium-sized law firms to improve data privacy practices and safeguard client information.

“TCDI’s cybersecurity team has provided proactive security services for more than a decade, and now has developed SecureLaw 365 to further assist small and medium-sized law firms to meet their ethical obligation to safeguard client data,” said Tim Opsitnick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of TCDI.

Law firm data security practices are increasingly being scrutinized and audited by corporate clients given the privacy concerns associated with the data entrusted to them.  The likelihood of failing these audits is high without an effective cybersecurity program, and the consequence is often the loss of a key client.

SecureLaw 365 is designed to help law firms protect client data as well as prepare for the inevitable data security audit.  To achieve this goal, TCDI assesses cybersecurity from a technical, procedural and end-user perspective.  Services include:

·                  Cybersecurity assessments

·                  Penetration testing

·                  Vulnerability scanning

·                  Managed social engineering tests

·                  Automated security awareness training

·                  Chief Security Officer on-demand

·                  Cybersecurity newsletter subscription

SecureLaw 365 was developed based on TCDI’s deep understanding of the legal industry’s strict data privacy requirements and best practices.  The litigation services division of TCDI is entrusted with petabytes of sensitive client data that is stored in its fully owned and operated 5,000 square foot Tier 3 data center. 

“As a trusted partner in some of the largest and most complex litigation in the world, our clients require the highest security standards.  Accordingly, we regularly undergo the same data security audits that law firms encounter,” said Bill Johnson, CEO of TCDI. 

doeLEGAL’s ASCENT V8.0 Better Informs Legal Teams to Make Confident Decisions

Bringing collaborative control to legal teams – a fresh User Interface, matter analytic dashboards, and cost predictability promote trusted business insights in the era of data-driven everything. ASCENT version 8.0 will be deployed globally in April, 2018 and can be seen at #Legalweek18 Booth 1307 during Legaltech, Jan30-Feb 1 in New York City.

ASCENT V8.0 organically adapts and evolves with enterprise clients’ changing business requirements. Delivering analytical and predictive views of legal operations is fully supported by their knowledgeable experts. Initial user feedback shows a marked increase in their legal departments’ adaptability, simplification, innovation, and business transparency.

ASCENT V8.0 delivers the smart ELM data that informs legal teams to make confident decisions.  Through a consultative support model, global corporate legal departments can effectively manage matters, costs, and data for successful outcomes – at any time and from anywhere.  The ASCENT Software adapts and evolves with your changing business requirements, delivering analytical and predictive views of legal operations, and supporting legal teams with knowledgeable experts. ASCENT’s collaborative platform of Spend, Matter, and Legal HHold Management promotes trusted business insights in the era of data-driven everything.

“The new features and user experience enable our legal teams to better optimize workflow and department efficiency. We’re also able to collaborate better with our other business units. The upgraded analytics and report-building capabilities give me the insights I need to evaluate matters quickly. ASCENT V8.0 raises the bar for all ELM solutions on the market,” GC of Fortune 100 global company.

“ASCENT V8.0 is a game-changer for ELM solutions on the market, bringing together the best of software development and client service. The innovative features and new user-interface delivers the fresh look and feel that makes your daily task load easier at every level of the department. ASCENT is revolutionizing the way ELM platforms are built from the outside-in,” said Tom Russo, president and CEO of doeLEGAL

Visit doeLEGAL at www.doelegal.com or call 302-798-7500 to learn more.