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Surprising Company Perks That Work

—Seventy percent of small businesses struggle to find and retain skilled talent, according to the 2018 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit report. To do so, some businesses are putting a greater emphasis on company culture and offering unique perks, in addition to traditional benefits packages, to make their teams feel valued. These perks don't have to cost a lot. The key is to identify what matters to your employees and prospects. Read More

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$200M In Two Months Says Investors No Longer Snubbing Legal Tech

—Time was when legal tech startups couldn’t take a meeting with a major investment firm. Big New York and Silicon Valley investors turned up their noses, seeing insufficient upside in legal technology investments. Read More

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Legal Tech Company Everlaw Gets $25M Investment

—Legal technology company Everlaw Inc. can now add Menlo Ventures to a list of high-profile investors that already includes a former acting solicitor general of the United States and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Read More

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Do as I say: Good news for lawyers who hate transcribing by hand

—When legal technology company Everlaw announced in December it was adding automatic transcription for audio and video to its cloud-based e-discovery platform, it became the latest in a growing crop of transcription tools for lawyers to use in their day-to-day work. Read More

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This fast-growing startup just got $25 million from Silicon Valley investors to help lawyers everywhere save time and win more cases

—Berkeley, California-based legal-tech startup Everlaw has raised $25 million in a series B funding round led by new investor Menlo Ventures, with participation from existing investor and high-profile venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced Thursday. Read More

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AI-fueled legal tech company Everlaw plans to double headcount in the next year

—There could soon be more help on the way for lawyers as they prepare their cases: Everlaw, a tech company that uses artificial intelligence to quickly find the most important information in digital evidence, raised a new $25 million funding round to fuel its growth and add more features. Read More

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Venture Capital Deals

—ECibus, a San Diego-based developer of gene-edited canola, raised $70 million in Series C funding. Fidelity led, and was joined by Alexandria Venture Investments and Cormorant Asset Management. BitSight, a Cambridge, Mass.-based security ratings company, raised $60 million in Series D funding at around a $600 million valuation. Warburg Pincus led, and was joined by return backers Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital and Singtel Innov8. Read More

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Everlaw Secures $25 Million Investment to Support its Software, Staff Expansion

—Litigation technology and e-discovery provider Everlaw has announced it has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures and including Andreeseen Horowitz, who previously led an $8.1 million series A funding round for the legal tech company in 2016. The investment brings total funding for Everlaw up to more than $34 million. Read More

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10 Best Tech Startups in Berkeley

—The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Berkeley, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential, Leadership team, Brand/product traction, and Competitive landscape. Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Read More

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No Further Transition Period for GDPR: What to Expect Post-May 25th

—It took approximately four years of preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation to be approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016, and now the May 25, 2018 enforcement date is nearly upon us. Law firms and companies who fall within the territorial scope of GDPR under Article 3 will be watching closely to see how courts and regulators in Europe interpret the sweeping regulation. Read More

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Who Owns Ediscovery’s Largest Companies?

—The past weeks have seen two major ediscovery M&A deals, with Consilio and Advanced Discovery joining forces and CloudNine taking over LexisNexis’s ediscovery portfolio. Perhaps lost in the shuffle was another announcement: Both newly formed companies were able to make M&A deals because of new investors. Read More

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Federal Judges Give 5 Key Areas of Competency

—Legaltech News recently reported that federal judges are concerned about the ediscovery competence of lawyers appearing in front of them. In a recent webinar hosted by Everlaw and Bow Tie Law, Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim and District Judge Xavier Rodriguez acknowledged the challenges in current ediscovery practice. Read More

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Product Beat: Report from Legalweek 2018

—How rapid is the evolution? If your firm is moving with the times and using technology to deliver legal services efficiently and manage the business profitably, the evolution will appear slow and the competition will seem within reach. But if you’re behind the technology curve, the evolution will appear rapid and the competition out of reach. Read More

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Berkeley-based company allows lawyers to sift through evidence with AI

—What began with Shankar writing code in his bedroom swiftly grew to become part of the burgeoning field of ediscovery technology. Today, the Berkeley-based company has hundreds of clients, including all 50 state attorneys general, eight of the top 10 class-action firms, and many of the nation’s top-grossing law firms, according to Shankar. Everlaw’s software uses artificial intelligence to help clients sift through massive piles of evidence to find the needle in the haystack, such as an incriminating email. Read More

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Is Dark Data Derailing Your Discovery? Step Into The Light With Everlaw

—Gone are the days when ediscovery revolved largely around run-of-the-mill text-based documents like Word files, PDFs, or emails that resided on someone’s hard drive. Today’s typical discovery dump includes many, if not all, of the following types of file formats, each of which presents its own unique challenges when it comes time for review. Read More

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Everlaw Adds Media Transcription for Faster, More Insightful Ediscovery

—Using the power of the public cloud, Everlaw’s platform analyzes multimedia files as they are processed, quickly converting speech to text and creating transcripts that are easy to search, annotate, and navigate. Everlaw’s convenient built-in viewer synchronizes the transcript with multimedia playback so users can listen to audio files or watch videos while reading the copy. Read More

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The Growing Risks Of Using Personal Data: GDPR And Beyond

—As 2017 draws to a close, the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming. Companies, law firms, and legal service providers with clients in Europe have likely already begun risk assessments and data mapping projects. For those who haven’t, it will be shorter holiday vacations or very busy Januaries. Read More

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What GDPR in Europe Means for the Future of AI and U.S. Regulation

—The ever-changing nature of technology can make it difficult for entrepreneurs to comply with the regulatory process. While next year’s GDPR replaces regulation from the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s, it could quickly become just as outdated. Read More

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Securing the government cloud: Tips for screening SaaS products

—Every day seems to bring a new report of mass identity theft or a cyberattack on sensitive infrastructure. And those are just the threats that make the news — who knows how many more go unreported? Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s security has never been more important. Read More

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Want To Avoid Mistakes? More Collaboration And More Security.

—It’s safe to say Everlaw places the user experience at the heart of the product. Shankar, a computer scientist who came to law by happenstance after serving as a tech consultant and watching first-hand as lawyers struggled to work with tech solutions, explains Everlaw’s process based on answering the question, “would we want to use this thing?” as opposed to “is this technically good enough?” Read More

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Everlaw Manages To Wow Even Within A Strong ILTACON Exhibit Hall

—If technology vendors are truly doing their job, then their products should all gravitate toward offering lawyers the same functionality. Distinguishing one product against the field is more of a challenge these days than it once was. That’s why Everlaw impressed me so much in the waning days of ILTACON this year. Read More

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Evolving Government: With legal tech, government can be quicker than you think

—Conservative. Rule-bound. Slow. That sounds like a critique of big government, but it’s also how people see the legal industry. And there’s some truth to it. Attorneys anticipate problems. They don’t usually leap after the latest shiny object. But they’re more open to new technology than people often assume—even, and sometimes especially, if they work in the public sector. Read More

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‘Federal fixation’ leaves software vendors at a loss

—Political intrigue, leaks, cliffhanger votes. Suddenly no one can take their eyes off Washington. Department of Labor statistics suggest the obsession with events in the capitol is taking a heavy toll on workplace productivity. One HR consultant compared the flood of news alerts to March Madness. “People are riveted,” she said. Read More

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Speeding litigation prep with cloud-based tech

—When it came to handling legal documents in complex multistate cases, the Ohio Attorney General's Office needed a way for out-of-state attorneys to review a single dataset. Last year, the office moved its litigation systems support into Everlaw, a cloud-based ediscovery and document analysis platform. Everlaw allows users to upload and work collaboratively with all file types in a secure environment, and it uses predictive analytics to determine which files will be most useful for attorneys to review. Read More

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How a Big Customer Could Ruin Your Company

—AJ Shankar and Jeff Friedman wanted to provide law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies with a better way to prioritize, organize, and access evidence data. In 2011, the duo launched Everlaw, a document-dis­covery service that relies on cloud storage. Many target customers loved the technology's user-friendly and speedy interface, and quickly came on board. But others, used to years of hands-on super­vision of data by means of onsite hardware and tech support, were concerned about cloud hosting. Read More

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Legaltech 2017: Announcements, AI, And The Future Of Law

—I spent most of last week in the Midtown Hilton in New York City attending “Legaltech 2017,” or “Legalweek: The Experience,” or some sort of variation of the two. For the most part, it pretty much had the same feel as every other Legaltech I’ve attended. But I agree with my fellow Above the Law tech columnist, Bob Ambrogi, that ALM deserves kudos for trying to change the focus a bit. It may take a year or two of experimentation to get it right, but at least they’re trying. Read More

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Flight-Check Your Cloud Tech: 7 Security Questions to Ask Your Vendor

—Legal technology company Everlaw is out to make self-service simple. With the latest addition to its namesake litigation platform, Everlaw users can now upload and produce documents themselves, on their own timeline, exactly the way they want. No third parties. No expensive delays. No crossed wires. Read More

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Don’t Worry, Attorneys: AI Comes In Peace (Perspective)

—We’ve heard it before. The machines are coming. Artificial intelligence is about to arrive. The media gets excited. Startups receive funding. Products hit the market. And then, inevitably, reality collides with marketing. The hype bubble collapses. Read More