On November 23, I sat down via Webex with Julie Lewis, the CEO of Digital Mountain. Julie and I covered creative solutions in eDiscovery, remote work, and finding value in eDiscovery. 

Julie Lewis has extensive experience in eDiscovery, founding Digital Mountain in 2003. Julie has over 30 years of experience in the tech industry and previously worked in venture capital, M&A, public accounting and at several public companies in leadership, management and operational roles.

Finding Creative Solutions in eDiscovery

Julie explains that Digital Mountain aims to “provide our customers with the most favorable outcome using the most efficient process,” citing a smartphones workflow process as an example. 

Should Every Communication We Have as a Society Be Recorded?

Julie discusses the possible limitations of the collection of ephemeral communications, concluding, “Technology companies don’t build their products typically for eDiscovery unless there’s enough customer demand for some export option.”

Remote Work: Increasing Communication on Collaboration Platforms

Julie notes the explosion of use of digital evidence used in collaboration platforms, such as Slack and Zoom, that was limited prior to COVID-19, noting that these platforms should be considered during data preservation.

Where Can In-House Counsel Find the Most Value in eDiscovery?

Julie discusses the need to know the size of the company and how much litigation it handles a year to propose the best eDiscovery model.

Digital Mountain provides universal discovery management through its SAAS-based workflow solution for eDiscovery.  It also provides professional services in ESI planning, data collection, data conversion, computer forensics, cybersecurity and big data analytics.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at leandiscovery@bakerdonelson.com. I would love to hear from you.

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