Kelly Twigger in Minneapolis—Speaking on Internet of Things and Effective Litigation Teams
POSTED ON August 02

For years, we’ve talked with our Colorado-based colleague, Kelly Twigger, about the changes facing the eDiscovery practitioner. Our chats have always gone beyond itemizing changes into their impact on the practice of law and eDiscovery. You hear me speak regularly about these topics, but I’d like you to listen at the keyhole to hear what Kelly has to say.  So, we are bringing her to town for two events that will explore different aspects of eDiscovery issues and their impact on our profession.

On August 10th at 3:00 at Shepherd Speaks, Kelly will join us and in “REBOOT! Creating a More Efficient and Effective eDiscovery Team”, she will delve into litigation team approaches that


Money and Bring Your Own Cloud
POSTED ON July 18

Our last few blogs focused on Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) caselaw.  Specifically, we discussed rulings in cases in which employees moved corporate data to personal clouds.  In the last month we saw the result of a regulatory agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) elevating  cybersecurity to an enforcement priority.   In the SEC’s first significant cybersecurity enforcement action in the last five years, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC received a $1 million lesson in BYOC.  The Commission imposed a $1 million fine on Morgan Stanley for various cybersecurity deficiencies including an employee moving personal customer information to his personal cloud.  Morgan Stanley did


Bring Your Own Cloud–Bring Your Own Controversy
POSTED ON July 14

Last time, we introduced you to the idea of Bring Your Own Cloud—employees using cloud applications for corporate data. That post emphasized the emerging case law on BYOC issues. This time, we’ll look more closely at the consequences for organizations that allow use of personal cloud technology, and for the companies


Cloudy Data: The Emergence of “Bring Your Own Cloud”
POSTED ON July 11

By now, most of you are aware of the risks of corporate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. But have you considered BYOC? Bring Your Own Cloud refers to employees’ use of cloud technologies for corporate data and materials. BYOC is less a cost-saving convenience for companies than a side effect of emerging technology.

On July 19, Barry Dop and I will lead a MN Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel panel discussion with subject matter experts on BYOC risks and mitigation possibilities. “Cocktail Briefing: Bring Your Own Cloud to Work” will take place at 3:30 at the Millennium Hotel on Nicollet Mall.


Good Things Come in Threes, or is it Fours?
POSTED ON June 30

You know the adage that good things come in threes.  I may need to revise my understanding of that saying because we, at Shepherd Data, are coming off a string of four good things!

The First Thing:

Complex Discovery named us to their list of Top eDiscovery Companies.  We are thrilled.

The Second Thing:

I was recently named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s The (Real) Power 50.  I am humbled and honored particularly by the second part of  the award description “a knack for getting things done – and being helpful along the way.”  Since helpfulness is a foundation to the Shepherd Data mission, we love this validation.