The Everlaw team is exhibiting and speaking at Legalweek New York January 29-31, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Our team will be at booth #202 in the exhibit hall. Our executive team, including AJ Shankar, Lisa Hawke, and Jon Kerry-Tyerman, are speaking and moderating two CLE-eligible sessions.
Jon Kerry-Tyerman will moderate a panel on Rethinking Your eDiscovery Approach for In-House Counsel, with speakers from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Purdue Pharma LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and AIG. That CLE-eligible session will take place Tuesday, January 29 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm in Sutton South, on the 2nd floor.
AJ Shankar and Lisa Hawke will present a CLE on Emerging Technology, titled Illuminating Dark Data: Risk Mitigation in the Era of Big Data. In that session, AJ and Lisa will explore the impact of file types which are not traditionally discoverable, and their implications for discovery, technical competence, and regulatory compliance. Join us Wednesday, January 30, from 10:30am – 11:30am in America’s Hall 1, on the 3rd floor to discuss a topic which was a huge hit in 2018.
A Year of Growth
Everlaw has grown since the last time we visited NYC for Legalweek. In June, we announced our Series B funding from Menlo Ventures, with Andreessen Horowitz participating. We shared litigator Neal Katyal’s role as an investor with that announcement.
That funding helped fuel other updates. We moved to Oakland, CA, and our new global HQ opened October 23, 2018, making space for the new Everlaw team members who joined the team. We renewed our SOC 2 Type II certification, and added privacy criteria to our successful completion of the independent audit for that certification. We announced our London expansion November 28, 2018, and participated in LegalWeek Connect that week.
In the last year we updated and improved our platform to better empower legal professionals. These updates enhance their ability to (1) discover and produce relevant underlying information from massive troves of information;
Discover and Manage Large Data Sets
Everlaw now supports direct uploads of Google Vault data into projects without the need for prior download or compression. We also made it easier to conduct complex searches, as well as filter out duplicate information from search results. We’ve heard from users who love the ability this gives them to search against only inclusive emails. Users have the option to group and filter individual logical search containers, and to negate entire logical search containers directly from the search page.
Batch Redactions and Project Exports
Everlaw introduced the ability to redact multiple documents at once, even millions at a time, if necessary. This enables consistent and highly efficient redactions of many documents in a project across even the most complex cases. Users can also export an entire project or a subset of documents and associated review work product along with automatically-generated load files. Everlaw Zip exports now support users including full project data with their productions. We have heard from users who previously paid thousands of dollars in project management fees and love that this process is automated within Everlaw.
(2) Reveal the hidden details of documents at scale;
In 2018, we added the ability to upload and detect chat conversations from Microsoft Teams data. Everlaw automatically renders these formats into a searchable PDF. The same upload process can embed attachments from the Microsoft Teams data directly within their corresponding chats. Everlaw users can now upload data from Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera project management programs in reviewable formats. This provides direct visibility into the information in these data without the need for reformatting and transferring files, or using costly third-party plugins to review data.
Analytics-hungry users looking to reveal insights about their datasets received more efficient tools which empower early case exploration. The File Path Explorer means users can look at documents belonging to the same custodian or located within the same subfolder of the data set. This empowers users to find related documents without the need to review individual documents or conduct a predetermined search. This view is also now available in Data Visualizer for early case assessment, correlating with coding definitions, and other analysis needs.
and (3) act on case files, collaborate securely with colleagues, business partners, inside or outside counsel to craft narratives and efficiently manage the end-to-end process of investigations or litigation.
Act with Confidence
Powerful discovery and analytics tools mean nothing without the ability to act within a user-friendly, efficient, and highly-secure environment. Fine-grained feature and tool permission settings allow people to gain access to only the things they need without unnecessary complexity. This feature also removes concern regarding in-platform collaboration while promoting the security of sensitive work product from parties who should not have access. Organization administrators can enable single sign-on (SSO) for all users in their organizations. Everlaw has exposed production access logs, providing users transparency into who and when their production is accessed via built-in sharing features.
StoryBuilder is a powerful tool for building case-winning narratives. In 2018, users gained the ability take their narratives to the next level with updates to Outlines and Exhibits. Exhibits is the newest addition to Everlaw’s narrative building tools. Exhibits allow users to sync document references from Outlines and maintain a cohesive narrative in preparation for depositions. Additionally, the exhibit list can then be exported to CSV or published to PDF, alongside a table of contents and the documents themselves. A major update to StoryBuilder Outlines was the introduction of freeform text into the body of Outlines and the incorporation of rich text formatting tools.
A lot has happened at Everlaw since LTNY 2018! Come see us this year at the Hilton Midtown and learn more about our incredible growth. We look forward to chatting with you soon.