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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for April 2021

A monthly round-up of eDiscovery industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month


Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, noteworthy cases, new publications, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers items of interest from April 2021.

Industry News Stories

Interesting topics in the news in April included the XDD-Consilio Merger, new social media developments, and new privacy considerations:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in April included:

Useful Publications

New industry publications released in April included:

XDD Materials

In April, XDD published two new blog articles and a new educational webinar:

  • Educational Webinar
    • An Ounce of Prevention: eDiscovery Project Planning – We have a lot of maxims about the value of preparation, and perhaps the most well-known is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Investing the time and effort required for effective planning, from the beginning, produces downstream benefits including saved time, saved money, reduced risk, and increased defensibility.  The clichés became clichés for a reason.  In this free, one-hour webinar, XDD Director of Education Matthew Verga and XDD VP of eDiscovery Operations Sean King discuss various aspects of effective eDiscovery project planning – including checklists for each step – to equip you with the knowledge you need to reduce your chaos, your costs, and your risks.

As always, we welcome your input regarding future topics for our webinars, articles, and white papers.  Share your interests with us here.


About the Author

Matthew Verga

Director of Education

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences. A fourteen-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design. He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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