NSA attorney client priv

10 October 2014 - “A lawyer’s duty to maintain the confidentiality of privileged communications is axiomatic. Given Google’s scanning and data mining capabilities, can lawyers using Gmail comply with that duty without their clients’ informed consent?”

11 October 2014 - So starts an article in last week’s  Texas Lawyer. The article notes that Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 1.05 prohibits lawyers from “[using] privileged information of a client for the advantage of the lawyer or of a third person, unless

Logikcull – the information management juggernaut continues …

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by projectcounsel




Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq., Founder and Chairman

(with assistance from Eric De Grasse, Chief Technology Officer)

The Project Counsel Group

15 August 2014 – When you study the history of technology, the further back in time you go, the simpler the technologies become. Thus it’s possible to reach a point where it all makes relatively easy sense and you can then built upon and understand where that…

The Four Horsemen just horses no riders with 4 Horsemen printed

The Four Horsemen of LegalTech New York

* Lawyer as Neolithic Man (or Woman): technology, progress, innovation … oh, and Reinvent Law

* … and some Endnotes


9 February 2014 – I did not attend LegalTech this year. I have not been for a few years since the LIFT conference normally runs about the same time. But we had our usual staffers at the event, a video crew, plus…


IBM Watson


By:  Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.   Founder/CEO

19 November 2013 – The biggest news last week was probably the IBM announcement that it was offering Watson’s machine-learning system in the cloud, thereby expanding artificial intelligence’s (AI) frontiers and also monetizing the work as it happens.  More importantly, IBM’s Watson announcement is significant, not necessarily because of the sophistication of the Watson technology, but because of IBM’s ability to successfully market the Watson concept.  …


5 June 2013 – Organizations and their employees are leveraging social media tools at unprecedented levels. With over 150 million blogs, an average of 90 million tweets every day, and 100s of millions of users of social media sites (SMS) worldwide, organizations are challenged to define usage policies and implement solutions to appropriately govern, discover and preserve relevant information from these complex and malleable data sources.

We all get caught up with the complicating…

Litigation Support: insource it or outsource it?

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 by projectcounsel

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By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.  Founder/CEO


22 January 2013- Much of the work we do in Europe involves intellectual property (IP) and the technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) industries, either staffing litigation projects or special assignments here through Project Counsel, or via our…


9 November 2012 - We have been following the “new thing” in e-discovery:  how to leverage legacy data.  We have spent considerable time on the subject which has included conversations and meetings with companies like Attunity, Content Analyst, Digital Reasoning, EMC, FTI Consulting, Google Research and IBM plus events like the Text Analytics Summit which have expanded to include e-discovery, information governance and data analytics.  We have seen how legal investigations are a unique business process where a…

Court throws out Kerviel’s SocGen appeal

Posted on October 24th, 2012 by projectcounsel

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Reported by:  Darius Champion and Gregory P. Bufithis

24 October 2012 -  Jérôme Kerviel’s attempt to overturn a prison sentence was thrown out of court today after a Paris judge rejected the former Société Générale trader’s appeal.  Mireille Filippini, the Paris court judge, upheld the rogue trader’s 2010 five-year sentence — three years in prison and two suspended — and ordered him…

5 October 2012 –  The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued proposed rules that aim to make resolving patent infringement disputes before the body less costly by placing limits on e-discovery. The ITC has for the last year been considering proposals intended to make discovery proceedings related to Section 337 investigations more efficient. The new rules, set to be published in today’s Federal Register, would give administrative law judges the explicit discretion to limit e-discovery requests.…

UPDATED: our Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by projectcounsel



12 June 2012 – With the increased interest from the legal community on the e-discovery technique of technology assisted review, we provide below a compilation of articles, opinions and explanations related to the theory, practice and interpretation of this increasingly prevalent and certainly relevant discovery discipline.  The list is provided in cooperation with Orange Legal Technologies,  a leading provider of electronic discovery litigation, audit, and investigation services for law firms and corporations.