I serve as National e-Discovery Counsel for Jackson Lewis. I wanted to let you know that I had two books published this year by the ABA. In one, E-Discovery For Everyone, I am the sole author (available now on Amazon). The Foreword is by Judge Paul Grimm. This is my fourth book on electronic discovery. In my second book out this year, Perspectives on Predictive Coding: and other advanced search methods for the legal practitioner, my fifth legal book overall, I am the co-editor (available at the ABA store only) and a contributing author. The Foreword is by Judge Andrew Peck. In addition to editing the book with Jason Baron and Michael Berman, I contributed two chapters:
- Chapter Five: Reflections on the Cormack and Grossman SIGR Study: the Folly of Using Random Search for Machine Training.
- Chapter Eleven: Licence to Cull: Two-Filter Document Culling Method That Uses Predictive Coding and Other Search Tools.
The Perspectives on Predictive Coding book is another notch in Jackson Lewis’ well-established credentials in advanced legal search and predictive coding. We know how to use active machine learning, which is a type of artificial intelligence, to assist in large scale document reviews. Since we do not brag about our victories or discuss any details of our cases, you may not even know that Jackson Lewis was defense counsel in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Grp., 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (Peck, M.J.), affd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012). This is the landmark case that first approved the use of predictive coding.
Jackson Lewis was also the only law firm to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology TREC program in 2015, and again in 2016, to research advanced document retrieval techniques in the NIST Total Recall Track. See reports on this research at MrEDR.com. Our Hybrid Multimodal method of using predictive coding for document review was extensively tested and proven with the help of our preferred vendor, KrolLDiscovery. Due to our close relationship and high volume of usage, we have extremely low rates with Kroll, but only where we are supervising the document review.
I have also made available a free online instruction program on predictive coding called the TARcourse.com. The flow-chart shown below is fully explained in the course. We have done or supervised hundreds of document reviews using the enhanced machine learning techniques described in the course, including many where we did not act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME). We are confident that we can assist you in any matter. We can also train your attorneys and experts, time permitting.
Based on our background and experience in e-discovery, and especially in the use of predictive coding for document reviews in large matters, Jackson Lewis has begun offering these services to employers that need expert advice in this area, even if the lawsuit or investigation does not involve employment law issues. We provide both consulting advice and also hands-on document review in large cases. We also have good experience supervising contract document review attorneys in predictive coding reviews. We are happy to work with in-house counsel and counsel of record on matters outside of employment law to assist in the e-discovery and document review portions of the case only. This assistance also sometimes extends into ESI spoliation issues. We know the law, having literally written the books on it for many years. If our expertise might be of assistance to you, even including expert testimony and e-discovery vendor management services, just let us know. I will respond personally, but only after conflict checks clear, of course, so don’t not tell me anything confidential (I will just have to delete without reading).
Please remember, we only represent employers and give preference to existing clients. We will not accept a new matter unless we can give it the time and attention it requires, so even if a conflict check clears, and you are a employer who is not already a client, we may not accept the matter. That caveat does not apply to an employment or labor matter where we are obtained for full representation. As the firm motto says, All We Do is Work, or in my case, where I have limited my practice to e-discovery since 2006, All I Do is e-Work.