by John Didday
Corporate counsel needs to understand big data, now. Civil discovery is getting bigger and more expensive by the day, but the legal field has been slow to find a solution. Too often, the huge data sets corporate litigants exchange before trial to aggregate and search large stores data effectively, but the legal system is intransigent; unless a leader brings technology to the law, litigation will only get slower and more expensive. I propose in-house counsel lead the way to implementing big data solutions by becoming informed buyers of electronic discovery. Tech savvy in-house counsel would separate fact from fiction in discovery technology marketing, forcing law firms, courts, and legislators to adapt discovery to the modern world.