Quantum Consultant Recognized for eDiscovery Expertise in Contract Dispute

Quantum has significant expertise working as 3rd party independent eDiscovery and computer forensics expert in legal matters.  This includes providing technical guidance to discovery special masters, independent expert witness (fact expert), controlled expert witness (retained fact expert) and technical assistance for drafting briefs and motions.

Quantum consultant Jeff Johnson was recently recognized for independent eDiscovery and computer forensics expertise in USA 800, Inc. v. Republic Telecom Worldwide (Case No. 1316-CV17151).

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 sets

  •  wildcard search

  •  customizable reporting

  •  very fast processing:  in a recent commercial dispute, Needles SD searched 16 million records with 1800 terms in just a few minutes.

This software is available via Quantum Professional Services.

To get started, contact your representative or simply e-mail consulting@quantumediscovery.com.

Greater KC ARMA – “Beyond Recognition”

Beyond Recognition is a must-see, cutting-edge document classification technology being used by Fortune 50 companies to visually search and organize extremely large, blended data sets.

Topic:  Classifying Documents and Combining Silos with Visual Classification

Location & Time:  Hereford House – 5001 Town Center Drive Leawood, KS 66211 (Registration begins at 11:30AM, Presentation starts at Noon)

Course Description: All information governance initiatives begin with and depend upon proper document classification. This presentation will explain how visual classification can be used to uniformly classify electronic and scanned paper documents across an entire enterprise – even documents with no text or poor text. The presentation will focus on how visual classification can consolidate numerous document collections or silos into single, unified collections, and how visual attribute extraction can identify data elements within specific classifications or clusters.

To Register: http://www.gkcarma.org/gkcarma-events/

Ingram’s Magazine Publishes Quantum “PROTECT” Article on Internal Investigations

Ingram’s Magazine Published Quantum’s “PROTECT” Article on Internal Investigations in its annual “40 Under 40” edition.

In this article, Jeff Johnson warns that poorly designed and inadequately executed internal investigations today will have significant costs down the road. How can IT, legal, and HR professionals consistently work together on internal investigations that stand up to scrutiny later on, even years later?

The acronym PROTECT highlights the most critical elements when conducting an internal investigation of electronic information.

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Article: A Strategic Model For Negotiating Proportional E-Discovery Responses

Quantum’s Jeff Johnson has published the article “Seven Elements of Bulletproof Internal Investigations” in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine.

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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 of the project management triangle (Scope, Time and Cost). The Proportionality Triangle™ is explained as a strategic model for preparing for discovery negotiations by identifying potential positions and supporting arguments. It also discusses the Proportionality Worksheet and how the Proportionality Triangle can serve as a framework for a structured series of role-playing exercises to sharpen e-discovery negotiating skills.
Due to the many ESI collection, processing, search, decryption & TAR options available in any discovery matter, Quantum specializes in consulting with parties from a technical perspective regarding the framework set forth in Federal Rule 26(b)(2) to settle upon an approach that is proportional to the needs of the case, the amount in controversy, the parties’ resources, and the importance of the proposed discovery in the matter.

Managing IP Magazine: Discover Business Databases

Managing IP magazine has published an article Jeff Johnson co-authored with Brent Babcock of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, “Discover Business Databases” in the July/August 2011 issue. 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 crucial evidence in a 1990’s-era accounting system.

Quantum offers significant discovery experience across a wide range of practice areas, involving FLSA, wage & hour litigation, intellectual property disputes, insurance claims, data breaches and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Our technologies and methods enable us to execute finely-crafted inquiries into the data.  With over 20 years of experience across many relation-a database management systems and programming languages (including C, C++, C#, Java, .NET, VBA and many more), our development team couples database connectivity protocols with ETL (Extract Transform & Load) tools and processes in order to seamlessly extract and transform structured ESI.

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