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FTC Announces Changes to Second Request Process

This year is on track for record-setting merger and acquisition filings in the U.S., with projections at around 3,500 by the close of the year. In recent years, filings have been on the rise, but were only approaching 2,000 annually so this increase is quite significant. Limited resources and time constraints have challenged federal agencies when reviewing merger proposals, especially when it becomes apparent that a Second Request is needed to address antitrust concerns.

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How to Handle Hyperlinks: Current and Future eDiscovery Practices

As digital habits change and the shift to virtual work continues to evolve in business, new eDiscovery challenges will inevitably emerge. For example, litigators commonly debate over the use AI technology in eDiscovery protocols. One party often alleges spoliation of electronically stored data when the other fails to produce relevant evidence.

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Best Practices for Tackling Internal Investigations in the Era of Remote Work

In a time where it seems like everyone is working remote, at least to some degree, it is more challenging to navigate internal investigations. When the pandemic struck, many organizations did not have time to create a comprehensive work from home plan, which put sensitive business data at risk for compromise or accidental deletion. Now, it is clear that increased remote work will ensue, as many industries have realized the cost-saving and productivity benefits of virtual or semi-virtual business models.

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The Future of Blockchain and eDiscovery: What Should the Legal Industry Expect?

With new technologies frequently surfacing during an eDiscovery review, it is time for legal departments to take a deeper dive into blockchain so they can be prepared for what is to come. Legal professionals are aware of what blockchain is and may even use this technology for some business functions like smart contracts or payment for services via cryptocurrency. However, blockchain is still evolving and there are many unknowns about how this technology operates and what role it will play in both the legal industry and general business.

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