Chicago partner Tom Lidbury and Mike Boland, managing director of Drinker Discovery Solutions LLC, are writing a series of six articles on the intersection of litigation and technology for Inside Counsel article.

In the second article, linked below, Tom and Mike take on the efficacy and defensibility of so-called “predictive coding” and other work flows that leverage cutting edge e-discovery tools built around complex statistical algorithms which allow computers to sort documents.

Tom and Mike discuss one of the latest e-discovery cases addressing the use of statistical document sorting technology and “predictive” workflows and observe that the judicial resolution of the dispute closely resembles the familiar disputes over traditional Boolean technology, and that this similarity “should give comfort to new adopters of this technology.”

With our launch of Drinker Discovery Solutions, LLC and its new Autonomy e-discovery platform, this subject is very timely.

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