New York, NY, Jan. 30, 2020  — Hanzo, the company known for its pioneering technology in dynamic web archiving for compliance and ediscovery, announced that Hanzo Hold has been named one of six finalists in the LegalLaunch: Product Innovation Competition at Legaltech during Legalweek 2020.

The competition brings together the best in legal technology, new products, and services (no older than twelve months) and gives Legaltech attendees a sneak peek of the future of legal technology.

Business communications have changed dramatically. Today, communications including chats, messages, comments, reactions, attachments, and a myriad of other data types associated with collaboration tools like Slack, have created new challenges for corporate legal teams. The data that these tools generate has barely any relationship to email, much less to the familiar world of paper.

Hanzo launched Hanzo Hold to solve these collaborative data management challenges. Hanzo Hold empowers organizations to apply a legal hold to enterprise Slack data and to adhere to data retention policies while meeting the duty to preserve and discover data for litigation and regulatory use cases.

As a collaboration tool becomes commonplace within an organization, even a small number of users can generate vast volumes of data. Hanzo has invested in its capability to scale ingestion for greater speed and resilience in the face of such data magnitude. Additionally, Hanzo works closely with the team at Slack, regularly evolving the solution to fully utilize the latest updates to Slack’s Discovery API.

Today, companies using Hanzo Hold for Slack can preserve precisely the data needed with targeted preservation, search and view messages in context to efficiently cull data volumes, and easily export data for further review. Hanzo Hold gives corporate legal teams more flexibility in scoping and greater control for a targeted approach to Slack data management.

“Hanzo is incredibly pleased to be recognized as a finalist in the LegalLaunch Product Innovation Competition,” said Brad Harris, VP of Product, Hanzo. “Collaboration applications have fundamentally changed the way we need to approach ediscovery and we’re addressing a critical market need in a truly innovative way with Hanzo Hold.”

Corporate ediscovery, governance and compliance teams looking to manage their collaboration data can see a presentation of Hanzo Hold on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at 2pm at the 2nd Floor Promenade, LITE Stage, New York Hilton Midtown, get a demo of Hanzo at the LegalLaunch kiosks near the LITE stage, visit Hanzo’s Booth #3227, or schedule a meeting here.


About Hanzo

Hanzo provides modern ediscovery and compliance software for enterprise organizations. Our solutions empower legal and compliance teams to efficiently manage the preservation, targeted collection, and review of dynamic content from enterprise collaboration applications, social media, and complex websites. Hanzo is SOC 2® Type 2 certified, demonstrating Hanzo’s commitment to data security and serves large corporations across the globe—giving them control, visibility, and context over their data to reduce cost and mitigate risk. Learn more at

Integration gives firms the ability to automatically assemble error-free documents; demos in booth #220

SAN DIEGO, CA – JANUARY 30, 2020 – AbacusNext®, a leading technology provider for legal, accounting and compliance-focused professionals, today announced the company will be previewing the AbacusLaw and HotDocs integration at Legalweek New York taking place February 4-6. The integration provides firms with the ability to automatically assemble error-free documents using the client, calendar and case information already in the AbacusLaw system. Product experts will be showcasing and demoing this integration at booth #220, along with AbacusNext’s other legal products Amicus Attorney, Amicus Online, Abacus Private Cloud, and Abacus Payment Exchange.

Users of AbacusLaw with HotDocs will have the ability to complete entire documents with one click or start with the information already in AbacusLaw and enter more information using an interactive HotDocs interview. Firms using AbacusLaw with HotDocs have reported significant time savings, increased accuracy and reduction of costly, embarrassing and potentially license-threatening malpractice claims.

“We are excited to be able to bring a sneak peek of this integration to Legalweek,” states Scott Johnson, chief executive officer at AbacusNext. “We know that the integration between AbacusLaw and HotDocs is a game-changer for the way firms manage their documents, as it seamlessly combines the strengths of two of our flagship products. We can’t wait to showcase it to the attendees of this event.”

In addition, Tomas Suros, the global marketing director for AbacusNext’s legal products, will share trends, observations and practical advice in a workshop panel presentation titled “Preventing the Worst: A Deep Dive into Cloud Security.” The panel will be held in room #WB102 on Monday, February 3, from 12:30 to 2:30 as part of the full-day Workshop B – Cloud Systems. Suros will join security experts from NetDocuments, FTI Consulting and IBM on this panel.

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MINNEAPOLIS, January 27, 2020 – Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce its first hosted community gathering of e-discovery community professionals at the inaugural EDRM Jumpstart Legal Tech with HaystackID social reception on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM at Manhattan’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Hosted by the EDRM and sponsored by specialized e-discovery services provider HaystackID, the registration-required event is the preeminent place to meet and greet members of the EDRM and e-discovery community.

“This year’s inaugural EDRM Jumpstart Legal Tech with HaystackID social event is the perfect place to get an update on EDRM plans, projects and people,” shares Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist of the EDRM. “As we begin our 2020 journey to empower the leaders of e-discovery through programs, projects and participation, we look to this signature event as the kickoff to an exciting year in e-discovery. We are grateful for the support of the global EDRM community in this effort and to HaystackID for its partnership.”

“As a beneficiary of the standards and projects spearheaded by the EDRM, HaystackID is grateful to support the EDRM in this inaugural community event,” notes Hal Brooks, chief executive officer of HaystackID. “From technology standards to pro bono support, the EDRM is at the forefront of empowering the eDiscovery community, and we are pleased to be partners in that effort.”

With more than 250 registrants to date and fast approaching capacity, details of the EDRM Jumpstart Legal Tech with HaystackID are provided below for individuals interested in meeting with the EDRM team, getting updates on EDRM plans and projects for 2020 and enjoying drinks and dialogue with members of the global e-discovery community.

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM–7:30 PM ET

5:00-5:30: EDRM Introductions, Overview and Updates
5:30-7:30: EDRM and HaystackID Jumpstart Reception

Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 148 West 51st Street, New York, NY
RSVP: Required via Registration (

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Contact us today to learn more about the EDRM and register for our EDRM Jumpstart Legal Tech with HaystackID gathering of e-discovery professionals for drinks and dialogue.

MINNEAPOLIS, January 8, 2020 – Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce a new project to help improve and promote equal access to justice. EDRM’s new Pro Bono Project participants will build a platform for matching organizations and individuals in need of e-discovery capabilities for pro bono matters with organizations and individuals wanting to make such capabilities available. The project will be led by HB Gordon, manager, eDiscovery at The Vanguard Group, Inc., and George Socha, a managing director at BDO USA, LLP.

“E-discovery’s goal is to find the needles in the haystack of ever-increasing data storage repositories,” says Gordon. “That search is not easy for those without access to the necessary tools. This project will match up requestors with practitioners in search of a positive outcome.”

“Today, almost every matter involves e-discovery and that includes pro bono matters,” says Socha. “The twin goals of this project are to make it easier for those in need of pro bono e-discovery services and software to obtain those capabilities and for those wanting to offer up their expertise and tools to be more effectively matched with those in need.”

To learn more about how to participate or contribute to the EDRM Pro Bono Project, join an active project or start a new project, please reach out to

MINNEAPOLIS, January 23, 2020 – Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce that it has selected Edge Legal Marketing (Edge) as its exclusive marketing and public relations partner. Edge will strategically elevate the EDRM brand in order to attract and retain legal professionals from law firms, corporations and government organizations who will then actively contribute to the direction of EDRM.

EDRM sets standards and best practices as well as provides tools and guides to improve electronic discovery and information governance. Legal professionals that leverage EDRM are well-equipped to properly handle the complexities that come with data identification all the way through production and preservation.

“We were looking for an agency partner that truly understands both the complex world of e-discovery and the legal industry,” says Kaylee Walstad, chief strategy officer, EDRM. “It was an easy decision to choose Amy Juers and her team at Edge Legal Marketing because of their legacy support of EDRM, strategic approach and wealth of knowledge of the legal market. Edge’s talent will help us provide beautiful global messaging and assist our partners and community as well.”

Edge will lead EDRM’s marketing and public relations strategy, content, creative and branding initiatives. The award-winning agency will provide services to amplify the EDRM brand locally, nationally and globally.

“I believe we are at a pivotal moment in time where we seek to deliver the next generation of EDRM,” says Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “Edge has been there for us throughout the years, and we look forward to working together with them as our exclusive marketing and public relations partner. Edge is a world-class agency and will be an invaluable partner as we continue to expand the global footprint of the organization.”

Amy Juers, founder and CEO of Edge, states, “Our mission with EDRM is to leverage these relationships to convey its story strategically to the legal market. Edge will use its expertise to drive engagement and create positive energy for EDRM. We are honored and excited to be part of the team.”

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 29, 2020 – FileTrail, the leader in next-generation information governance and records management software for law firms and highly regulated industries, will unveil version 2.0 of its popular FileTrail GPS™ (Governance Policy Suite) at Legalweek New York 2020 being held February 4-6. The updated release includes significant new functionality and a streamlined user interface designed to make information workers even more efficient and productive.

FileTrail, which recently announced its 20-year anniversary, is the leading provider of comprehensive IG solutions for law firms. Since its launch in 2018, FileTrail GPS has seen significant adoption as the legal profession pursues an increasingly holistic and rigorous approach to information governance and compliance.

FileTrail GPS now includes:

  • Policy Manager to implement retention, holds and outside counsel guidelines for documents and records
  • Records Manager to create, locate, track and audit physical records
  • Mobility Manager to streamline lateral moves and client requests

All three core modules of FileTrail GPS work in concert to advance IG, helping law firms save money, reduce risk and address increasingly stringent client and regulatory compliance obligations.

Prominent, progressive law firms in the U.S. and abroad, including Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Hogan Lovells, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Foley & Lardner LLP and others report significant cost savings and risk reductions since implementing FileTrail GPS. FileTrail routinely consults with its client firms on best practices for achieving true compliance with the policies and regulations they must adhere to, so that they can effectively pursue their client service and growth objectives.

“FileTrail GPS has significantly improved the way law firms approach information governance, both in terms of compliance with their internal policies and managing outside counsel guidelines,” says FileTrail CEO Darrell Mervau. “We are incredibly proud of the success we’ve had helping our law firm customers achieve their IG and records management visions over the past 20 years – and we’re looking forward to the even greater achievements on the road ahead.”

Legalweek 2020 attendees are invited to visit FileTrail at booth 503 in the exhibit hall throughout the conference to learn about its latest advancements in records and IG and to see an in-person demonstration of FileTrail GPS 2.0.

CloudNine just launched CloudNine Collection Manager™ (“Collection Manager”), a breakthrough data extraction solution from the global electronic discovery technology provider.  Installed in minutes, Collection Manager defensibly performs native data collections from Office 365 (O365) email custodians, as well as Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files.

Collection Manager is easy enough for first-time collectors, yet powerful enough for discovery professionals.  Collection Manager quickly and securely connects to O365 and OneDrive data sources, including documents linked from email messages, which few other collection solutions can do. The software’s wizard interface guides collectors to browse and select one or multiple data custodians, filter by date, and extract data to desired formats such as PSTs or Zip files for loose documents.  Collection Manager then sends extracted files to target hard drives, jump drives, or network drives or early case assessment products such as CloudNine Explore™ and others.

Highly flexible and adaptable, Collection Manager seamlessly fits within the workflow of many eDiscovery products and automatically integrates with its sister product, CloudNine Explore.  With a single click, data collectors can output data from Collection Manager directly into Explore cases, and the ingested data is automatically processed and analyzed.  Explore can then be configured to automatically notify lawyers via email when data is ready to be immediately searched and reviewed.

Collection Manager joins CloudNine’s robust suite of eDiscovery software including Explore, Review™, LAW™, and Concordance®.  For ultimate flexibility, CloudNine software can work as a fully integrated end-to-end eDiscovery system, or each solution can be used as an independent, best-in-breed product to fit into any eDiscovery workflow.

“CloudNine Collection Manager debuts as a remarkably powerful and flexible native collection solution for today’s enterprise collection demands,” commented Tony Caputo, CEO of CloudNine.  “Collection Manager’s ability to defensibly collect and extract data from both Office 365 and OneDrive will be a ‘Must Have’ for many of our clients.  Since the software installs in minutes and requires no training, it is universally accessible for any collection project and any skill level.  Our eDiscovery partners, as well as law firm and corporate clients, have been eagerly anticipating the release of Collection Manager, and we are confident they will benefit substantially from the new technology.”

“The CloudNine development team worked tirelessly to ensure that Collection Manager is capable of handling complex native collections while also being extremely easy to use,” said Doug Austin, Vice President of Products and Professional Services at CloudNine.  “Collection Manager is automatically integrated with Explore but also versatile because it works within the workflow of many other eDiscovery products as well.  We are incredibly proud to offer Collection Manager and look forward to assisting our partners and clients as they increasingly use the system to complete their native data collections.”

For more information about CloudNine Collection Manager or to request a demo, visit: or email  CloudNine will be demonstrating Collection Manager at Legalweek New York on February 4-6 at booth 3000.  Visit for more information.

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CloudNine will have dynamic speaker lineup for its second annual NineForum Discovery Education Series, a unique presentation of 9 TED-style talks held during Legalweek New York on February 4-5.

NineForum features prominent eDiscovery thought leaders who will be presenting up-to-the-minute content on compelling topics impacting lawyers, discovery, and legal professionals. Presented in CloudNine’s booth 3000 in the Legalweek Americas Hall 2, NineForum sessions are free of charge to all Legalweek badge holders.

“Once again, NineForum will be a powerful, insightful and informative series of talks from influential eDiscovery thought leaders,” remarked CloudNine CEO Tony Caputo. “Speakers will deliver condensed, practical advice about pressing eDiscovery issues of the day. Featuring high-level speakers from prominent eDiscovery organizations like ACEDS and EDRM and law firms, corporations, and discovery service providers, NineForum offers a fusion of valuable discovery-related education not available anywhere else. See you in New York!”

2020 NineForum Speaker Schedule:

Tuesday, February 4
Session 1: 10:30-10:50am Speaker: Tom O’Connor, founder and Director of Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center.  Topic: Do’s and Don’ts of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition

Session 2: 11:00-11:20am Speaker: Philip Weldon, Manager, eDiscovery & Practice Technology at Fried Frank.  Topic: 5 Secrets to “Crushing” eDiscovery Processing in 2020

Session 3: 1:00-1:20pm Speaker: Mike Quartararo, President of ACEDS.  Topic: Skills that eDiscovery Professionals Need to Succeed in 2020

Session 4: 1:30-1:50pm Speaker: Mary Mack, Chief Legal Technologist at EDRM.  Topic: Bold eDiscovery Predictions for 2020: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Session 5: 3:30-3:50pm Speaker: Rick Weber, President of Elijah Ltd.  Topic: The Threat Within: Protecting Against Employee Data Theft

Wednesday, February 5

Session 6: 10:00-10:20am Speaker: Robert Conley, VP Forensics and Strategic Operations at Rational Enterprise.  Topic: A Day in the Life of Practical Information Governance

Session 7: 10:30-10:50am Speaker: Kelly Twigger, Founder of eDiscovery Assistant and Principal of ESI Attorneys.  Topic: Five Most Significant eDiscovery Cases of 2019: Their Impact on 2020 and Beyond

Session 8: 12:00-12:20pm Speaker: Joy Murao, Founder and CEO of Practice Aligned Resources.  Topic: Foresight is 2020: Why Legal Professionals Should Be More Proactive in Maximizing Technology Benefits

Session 9: 12:30-12:50pm Speakers: Bradette Groves, Director of Project Management and Neil McLean, Discovery Consultant of Complete Legal.  Topic: Transforming Your Plaintiffs Practice: Leveraging eDiscovery to Maximize the Value of Your Case

For more information about NineForum and CloudNine’s plans for Legalweek, visit

After Workman Nydegger was hit by a power outage, they decided it was time to move to the cloud for Document Management.  In addition to increased reliability, the iManage Cloud provided a multitude of other benefits for the firm, including additional security, mobility, and automated updates. Check out this video to learn more.