Why Your Data is Key to Reducing Risk and Increasing Efficiency During Investigations and Litigation

March 29, 2023



Handling large volumes of data during an investigation or litigation can be anxiety-inducing for legal teams. Corporate datasets can become a minefield of sensitive, privileged, and proprietary information that legal teams must identify as quickly as possible in order to mitigate risk. Ironically, corporate data also provides a key to speeding up and improving this process. By reusing metadata and work product from past matters in combination with advanced analytics, organizations can significantly reduce risk and increase efficiency during the review process.

Law & Candor welcomes Cassie Blum, Senior Director of Review Consulting at Lighthouse, to discuss how to implement this data strategy, including what technology and workflows can optimize its success.

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Cassie Blum

Cassie is a Senior Director for Review Consulting, and has over 15 years of eDiscovery experience spanning the EDRM as an Attorney, Project Manager, Review Managing Attorney, and Consultant. She has extensive experience supporting global financial services, technology, and pharmaceutical industry clients with workflow consultation and review management, including early case assessment, complex data repository management, multi-district litigation, and second requests. In her current role, Cassie oversees a team of consultants who advise on review-related workflows, leveraging best practices, leading technologies, and Lighthouse offerings to reduce cost and streamline review. Cassie also advises on and develops Lighthouse process standards and best practices, along with steering new product development. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Missouri.

Law and Candor

The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Paige Hunt explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology, including AI, is creating for eDiscovery, modern data, compliance, privacy, and information governance.