Entries by Jeffrey Johnson

Litigation Burn Rates, Early Analytics & Pricing Models

Corporations are painfully aware that litigation can burn a lot of money. The good news is that the use of early analytics in litigation combined with new pricing models can significantly reduce discovery review costs, usually one of the largest litigation cost elements. Early use of analytics can greatly lower the volume of files sent […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Five Low-Cost, Attorney-Friendly Ways to Cull Email in E-Discovery

E-discovery is expensive with email and its attachments typically being the most prevalent data types. Here are five low-cost, low-tech, lawyer-friendly tools that can be used to cull emails prior to going to a final review platform. Final review platforms, while powerful, are expensive and, compared to these five low-cost tools, are time-consuming to load […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Why Are In-House Early Case Analytics Important?

In-house early case analytics are important to the corporation because they have the potential to significantly impact the total cost of litigation.  According to RAND, attorney review typically accounts for about 73 percent of all eDiscovery production costs.  The simple rule of thumb is this:  the less documents you send to outside counsel, the more […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Seeing Litigation as a Project: How Early Analytics Enable You to Count the Cost

Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides the oft-cited goal of the civil justice system—to provide the “just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.” The criteria of just, speedy, and inexpensive align well with the constraints of the project management triangle—scope, time, and cost.   Project management professionals know that changing […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

What Are In-House Early Case Analytics?

In-house early analytics are discovery intelligence gathering and reporting mechanisms that help in-house counsel and outside counsel understand a corpus of potentially-relevant documents and e-mail. In-house early case analytics gives counsel the ability to make well-informed decisions about what documents and e-mail are clearly non-relevant so that these files can be removed prior to transfer […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Using Analytics for Pre-Review Data Reduction

According to RAND, Review typically accounts for about 73 percent of all eDiscovery production costs. Technology has changed the way we work and live in virtually every other aspect of our lives.  So how can technology help reduce discovery production costs? Quantum’s initial array of technologies work alongside Office 365 and other mail archiving environments, bringing fast […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Seven Elements of Bulletproof Internal Investigations

Quantum’s Jeff Johnson has published the article “Seven Elements of Bulletproof Internal Investigations” in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine. This article explains the correlation between the oft-cited goal of Rule 1 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – to provide the “just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action” – with the triple constraints […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Quantum Professional Services Launches Needles SD

The eDisclosure of structured data (“SD”) can be complex…fraught with errors and time-consuming. Quantum’s software solution – Needles SD – is the result of years of litigation technology practice as we’ve examined the a wide variety of SD sources and their output, from Oracle to MySQL. Features:  ability to match multiple columns from two data […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Benefits of Conducting Business Database Discovery

Managing IP magazine has published an article Jeff Johnson co-authored with Brent Babcock of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, “Discover Business Databases.” In the article, Babcock and Johnson summarize some of the benefits of pursuing discovery of business databases and offer advice on requesting database discovery. The article also includes a sidebar in which discusses an interesting case where Quantum found […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]

Office 365 eDiscovery E-Mail Search Limitations

Office 365 is enjoying continued success – driven partly by the popularity of Microsoft Outlook.  Outlook, according to the Radicati Group, is the most popular business email client on the market, with a 60% market share just a couple of years ago. For years to come, Office 365 will be used by companies to conduct the […]

Founder & Principal Consultant
Quantum E-Discovery

Jeff believes in saving time and money in e-discovery by applying a variety of analytics tools early in a case, well before moving content to expensive final review platforms. Over the past 20+ years he has accumulated a variety of tools that can be applied as needed in specific situations. [READ FULL BIO]