Entries by Daniel Gold

Making the Case for Checklists

“It is common to misconceive how checklists function in complex lines of work. They are not comprehensive how-to guides … they are quick and simple tools aimed to buttress the skills of expert professionals.” — Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto Like a surgeon with her scalpel in hand about to perform surgery, there are more than a dozen different things that […]

The Next Era of E-Discovery is Already Here

I recently read Rob Robinson‘s terrific post on the four stages of the eDiscovery market since 2002. Not surprisingly, I really liked Rob’s analysis. It should also not be surprising (since I have known Rob for so long and always enjoy reading his musings) that he has equally inspired me to opine myself on the […]

Ethics Violations and the Rise of eDiscovery Technology

A Federal Court judge recently told me that when he asked the lawyer about the ESI (Electronically Stored Information) in his matter, the lawyer replied there wasn’t any. When the judge asked if there were going to be any e-mails that he’d be producing, the lawyer said, “yes, but that’s not ESI.” Given the readily […]

Here’s How You Want to Be Governing Enterprise Information: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound in Cure

In the eDiscovery world, we talk a lot about understanding the rules as it pertains to putting a Legal Hold on data, collecting that data, and proportionality. One of the reasons costs have been continuously increasing is because data volumes are increasing. Words like petabyte, yottabyte, and zettabyte are no longer sci-fi words, but very […]

Three Ways E-Discovery is Just Like Baseball

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest sports buff. However, when I moved to Kansas City four years ago, what my family and I realized is that you can’t help not be a fan of the Royals, Chiefs, Jay Hawks, and Sporting! Everyone in my family proudly wears some form of KC sports team shirt and/or hat. […]