When Software Goes Legacy
POSTED ON July 15

“Going legacy.” It almost sounds charming, doesn’t it? Leaving a legacy, becoming a legend…

Well, not so much.


Do Supreme Court Justices Have Smart Phones? Technology and the Supreme Court
POSTED ON July 10

If you don’t know what “the cloud” is, can you make legal decisions about it effectively? That question is on many minds as ever-more-technical cases make their way to the Supreme Court. The Court has, in recent arguments, shown itself to be less than savvy in the digital world. Is this something to be concerned about, or is it just an example of the growing pains that come along with every tech advancement?


Five Things Every General Counsel Should Know About eDiscovery and ESI
POSTED ON July 08

You want to know who has a busy job? The president of the United States. That guy’s busy. You know who else has a packed schedule? Just about every general counsel I’ve ever met. So where does understanding and managing eDiscovery needs fit into general counsels’ work lives? Sometimes it doesn’t, which is why they turn to providers like us. To help our in-house friends along, we’d like to share a handful of tips about electronically stored information (ESI) and the eDiscovery process.


The Sherlock Holmes of the Accounting World
POSTED ON July 03

Time to fret, Watson: a typical company loses 5 percent of its revenues to fraud each year. Mary Harens, of Mary Harens Law Office, revealed that startling fact at our most recent Shepherd Speaks session, during an overview of Forensic Accounting. So who’s on the case?


What Does CCE Stand For? How About AME? Industry Acronyms Explained
POSTED ON July 01

Acronyms—if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

The tech explosion has left us swimming in acronyms. Some have become so commonplace, you’d never know they were acronyms at all: RADAR (radio detection and ranging), LASER (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation), the BASIC programming language (Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). Even scuba diving (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).

Recently, I had the honor of tacking a few more letters onto my resume.