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August 2014

The DNA of an In-House Corporate e-Discovery Project Manager

By Jared Coseglia

What is the DNA of an in-house e-discovery project manager and how can you become one, whether you are a lawyer or a technician? Let's define an in-house e-discovery project manager, examine in-house corporate hiring trends and endeavor to understand what the corporate appetite is for grooming talent or, conversely, for hiring experienced e-discovery professionals. Read More...

If You're Not on Facebook, You're Committing Malpractice

By Josh King

Imagine you're cross-examining a witness about a phone call, but you've never used a telephone before. Ridiculous, right? But is it any different than wading into a new client matter where social media communications are at issue without having ever used social media? Read More...

New Capabilities Allow More TAR Use In e-Discovery Tasks

By Mark Noel

Recent advances in technology assisted review (what I call "TAR 2.0") include the ability to deal with low richness, rolling collections, and flexible inputs in addition to vast improvements in speed. These improvements now allow TAR to be used effectively in many more discovery workflows than its traditional "TAR 1.0" use in classifying large numbers of documents for production. Read More...

Establishing A Web Presence After A Merger

By Gina Carriuolo and Jennifer O'Leary Cathell

Merger activities typically disrupt "business as usual" and result in more questions than answers. This was particularly true when the law firms of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP merged in 2011. Edwards Wildman's marketing efforts, specifically our online and digital Web presence, were quickly devoted to achieving a cohesive "one voice, one brand, one solution" approach, as we set out to redesign our website and digital persona. Read More...

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ENTERTAINMENT LAW & FINANCE

Suing Led Zeppelin
Can a Copyright Infringement Plaintiff Rewrite Rock and Roll History?

This article examines the allegations of Spirit that Led Zeppelin copied the introductory descending guitar figure in "Stairway to Heaven" from its 1968 instrumental, explains why the suit is not stale despite being brought 42 years after the release of "Stairway," and discusses the challenges that the plaintiff must overcome if he is to prevail in the litigation.

INTERNET LAW & STRATEGY

Aereo: The Uncertain Limits of What the Supreme Court Decided

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court held that Aereo's streaming service — which allowed customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the Internet — violated the broadcasters' public performance right under the Copyright Act. Applying what the dissent derided as "an improvised standard ('looks-like-cable-TV')," the majority held that Aereo infringed copyrights owned by the television networks.

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