On March 22, 2019, MT>3 attended the Women in eDiscovery event, “A Discussion with Kira Systems” presented by Sondra Rebenchuk. This informative session centered on using AI for corporate-based reviews.
Corporate-based reviews expand over a wide-range of areas, including due diligence, compliance, lease abstraction and financial reviews. This work differs from litigation-based reviews in many aspects including: context classification versus document classification; every document is critical versus key documents to support a case; review framework is consistent across different files versus different parameters for each new litigation matter. Given these differences, an alternate approach using new tools must be used for corporate-based reviews.
Traditional corporate-based reviews are lengthy and are vulnerable to high error rates notwithstanding they involve many repetitive documents containing the similar information. AI tools are well equipped to solve these issues.
Although AI tools for corporate-based are still developing, many important benefits have been identified. By using AI technology, reviews can be up to 90% faster than traditional low-tech corporate-based review, and have greater accuracy, flexibility and efficiency. By utilizing AI in corporate-based review tools, there will be an increase in productivity, which frees up time for law firms to explore better ways to serve their clients.
MT>3 has been actively using AI on corporate- based reviews for the past two years. Please contact MT>3, a division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP for more information regarding our Corporate Review Services.
The legal technology startups weren’t letting anything keep them away from Legaltech New York this year. Despite blizzards, arctic cold temperatures, hundreds of flight delays and cancellations, the legal tech startups not only showed up, but they made their presence known.
MT>3 spent two days at Legaltech meeting with some of the brightest minds in the industry who are breaking new ground with their innovative legal technologies. Both the new and lesser known legal tech companies wowed us with their leading-edge technology solutions and roadmaps for the future. These technologies are solving the e-Discovery, investigation and data governance issues that have plagued the industry for years, as well as solving problems we didn’t even know existed.
MT>3 is excited about implementing some of these new and ground-breaking solutions to bring the world of e-Discovery, investigations and data governance to a whole new level.
In late April, U.S. government lawyers withdrew their opposition to having a special master conduct privilege review of the documents seized from Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump. They suggested a new way forward: Technology Assisted Review (TAR) to identify potentially privileged material.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas of the Southern District of New York added that he would bring on Canada’s leading Research Professor in TAR, Maura Grossman to assist with the review.
TAR is the latest buzz in e-discovery circles. The development of technology to assist with managing review, expediting review and reducing its costs varies from predictive coding, concept-clustering and other analytics tools. The potential advantages when using TAR in a privilege review include: speed, accuracy, defensibility, and transparency.
The process selected for use in this case will surely be the talk of the town in the eDiscovery and technology circles, as it has the capacity to open the floodgates for the use of TAR in future cases requiring a privilege review.