Avoiding an Information Crisis: A Practical Guide to Strategically Reducing Corporate Data by Albert Barsocchini and Seth Eichenholtz. Information Governance and big data are assuming critical roles in a broader, holistic data management process that addresses risk management, eDiscovery, etc. For most organizations and data professionals, it is still challenging to know exactly how to tackle institutional, data house-keeping. Barsocchini and Eisenholtz provide us with a great template for developing a “defensible data disposition plan” including providing checklists that enumerate strategic advantages, best practices and execution.
Anticorruption Compliance: From Our Founding Fathers to the Present by Bill Mariano. FCPA matters are traditionally logistically complicated (collecting data across multiple global borders) and substantively challenging (nuanced evidence of corruption leads to low responsiveness rates in multiple languages). Mariano briefly directs our attention to how analytics may be leveraged to proactively manage/assess risk and how to target relevant data once an investigation has been initiated.
Can Computers Practice Law? By Nina Cunningham. For years, pundits have predicted the death of the lawyer as technology assumed an increased role in practice. I love the timing of Cunningham’s article with the release of The Imitation Game and renewed interest in Alan Turing and artificial intelligence. This article strikes a more realistic position answering the questions; what is the balance between human input and technological solutions and how do lawyers exploit data science to maximize modern practice needs?