451 Research - Biography

David Horrigan
Analyst & Counsel, Information Governance & Compliance

David Horrigan is Analyst and Counsel at 451 Research covering information governance, legal and regulatory e-discovery, compliance, and international data privacy. As an industry analyst, attorney and award-winning journalist, David has covered legal, regulatory, and market issues affecting companies in these areas.

Prior to joining 451 Research, David practiced intellectual property, media and technology law, serving as Counsel for Intellectual Property and Technology Policy at the Entertainment Software Association, and as Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy at the Magazine Publishers of America, in addition to advising clients on electronic discovery policies and managing e-discovery in complex litigation. David was also Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter at The National Law Journal and a columnist for Law Technology News, where he co-founded the long-running Technology on Trial column, for which he won the Bronze Award from the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). His articles have appeared also in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The New York Law Journal, JUVE (Germany), The Washington Examiner and others, and he has been cited in law reviews and journals of Emory University, Northwestern University, Yale University, among others.

A frequent conference speaker and law school guest lecturer, David serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News and the Data Law Board of Advisors for the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School. David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Reports by this Analyst

Armed with a new patent, Planet Data adds a mobile focus to its e-discovery arsenal
MIS Impact Report - May, 2015
The legal e-discovery vendor is making the technology behind its recently granted patent for the extraction of embedded data a focal point of its forensics services and Exego platform, as mobile devices increasingly become evidence in litigation.
Content Analyst's new dual strategy: OEM with a side of direct sales
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
The company that has built a business on being a machine-learning OEM – most notably in the legal market – is continuing its expansion into other verticals with its launch of Cerebrant, an analytics offering the company sells directly.
Lexbe looks to capitalize on plaintiff lawyers' growing embrace of SaaS e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - April, 2015
The e-discovery vendor is making moves to grow its corporate clientele, but it's found a niche taking its hosted e-discovery platform to plaintiff lawyers and advocacy organizations that are getting over their fear of the cloud.
Epiq picks up Iris Data in legal e-discovery managed services move
TDM Deal Analysis - April, 2015
In a $134m all-cash deal, Kansas City, Kansas-based legal e-discovery provider Epiq Systems has acquired its neighbor, Iris Data Services, giving it the predictable revenue of managed services, which may or may not satisfy the company's unhappy activist shareholders.
Enterprise IT spotlight: Legal and communications challenges in data breaches
MIS Spotlight - April, 2015
Data breaches usually put a spotlight on IT, but at a recent Boston event, the advisory firm Grant Thornton teamed with the law firm Ropes & Gray and the PR firm Solomon McCown to highlight the critical role of legal and communications teams in planning and response.
@Legal Discovery brings baked-in TAR and flexible pricing with its CasePoint platform
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
The Northern Virginia-based legal software and services vendor includes technology-assisted review as part of its CasePoint platform as part of a strategy to provide coast-to-coast e-discovery with flexible pricing.
FTI goes granular for information governance, takes Ringtail e-discovery to IBM
MIS Impact Report - March, 2015
Rather than taking only a holistic approach to information governance, FTI Consulting's FTI Technology business is offering a selection of specific information-governance services as it revamps its Ringtail e-discovery software and embarks on a partnership with IBM.
Wheeler's Internet: what the new FCC regulation means for the cloud
MIS Spotlight - March, 2015
Under the new rules, Internet traffic across cable and wireless services is classified as a telecommunications service, and therefore falls under stricter controls around fair pricing and access to Internet-supporting networks.
The Microsoft-Equivio deal: triggering a time of terror for legal e-discovery vendors?
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2015
Microsoft finally pulled the trigger on the deal rumored to be in the works last year – its acquisition of the Israeli legal predictive coding software vendor, Equivio. Should legal e-discovery vendors be worried?
The information governance myth: our annual 451 survey shows IG still isn't a priority
MIS Spotlight - January, 2015
For the third straight year, our annual survey on corporate attitudes about information governance indicates corporate management still is not on-board, so – despite the hype from tech marketers – we forecast limited traction for corporate IG.
Conference Review - Relativity Fest 2014: law, tech and kCura's data-discovery ambitions
MIS Spotlight - November, 2014
Relativity Fest 2014, kCura's fifth-annual user conference, included a mix of law and technology, the release of Relativity 9, the latest version of the company's e-discovery platform, and kCura's articulation of a big e-discovery goal.
EU-US data privacy law 2015: rival regulations and stormy seas for the Safe Harbor
MIS Spotlight - November, 2014
The EU is finalizing its General Data Protection Regulation, and the EU and the US continue to negotiate the future of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework, but at 451 Research, we see the future for transoceanic data privacy law as far from certain.
Analytical Legal Technologies in 2014: beyond predictive coding's TARpit
MIS Spotlight - October, 2014
In this update to our 2012 report, Assisted Review Technologies: e-discovery's 'Brave New World' of predictive coding and TAR, we examine whether the use of analytical technologies in legal matters has really been the game-changer some predicted and others had feared.
TITUS injects some color into the black-and-white world of mobile email security
MIS Impact Report - October, 2014
As more corporate data sits alongside personal data on mobile devices, user awareness about data sensitivity will only become more important. Here we explore TITUS' offering for securing corporate data on consumer-centric devices.
Symantec splits to grow security and data management businesses
MIS Impact Report - October, 2014
We detail the drivers, mechanics and impact of Symantec's split into two independent public companies in order to take on the security and data management markets.
Planet Data crosses the pond of a post-Snowden planet to partner with UK-based Exigent
MIS Impact Report - August, 2014
International data privacy controversies are making overseas clients wary of having data end up in the US – New York-based Planet Data has partnered with UK-based Exigent to address these concerns.
RenewData focuses on both services and software for legal e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - August, 2014
Rejecting the notion that e-discovery vendors should concentrate on being either software developers or service providers – but not both – RenewData is using both to grow the business for its Language-Based Analytics alternative to predictive coding.
AvePoint partners on privacy and finds an odd friend in Box
MIS Impact Report - August, 2014
Best known as a Microsoft SharePoint specialist partner, AvePoint has moved to diversify, and the strategy continues with two 2014 partnerships – one with international nonprofit privacy group IAPP, and another with erstwhile SharePoint nemesis Box.
Lawyer-run QuisLex: a case study in the Legal 3.0 e-discovery and legal services model
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
Many might dread working for an 850-employee company where 95% of the employees are lawyers, but QuisLex has used an attorney-centric approach to build its business in e-discovery and litigation and corporate services as well.
Information governance is old news at Nuix
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
Information governance has supplanted predictive coding as the hot topic in legal e-discovery and Nuix was early to the IG party, but while some are just now jumping on the IG bandwagon, Nuix is moving ahead, finding new roles for its Nuix Engine.
Mobile data privacy: US Supreme Court changes the legal and corporate landscape
MIS Spotlight - July, 2014
Although the US Supreme Court was addressing police searches of mobile phone data in its landmark decision, there could be considerable indirect impact on the corporate side, ranging from BYOD procedures to international competition.
Social Business Applications: Research agenda 2014-2015
MIS Spotlight - July, 2014
Social business applications can mean many things to many people, but at 451 Research we see the traditional world of business applications coming under pressure to adapt to new working environments.
UnitedLex joins the trend of combining legal e-discovery and cyber security
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
Known for its legal process outsourcing business, UnitedLex added its own e-discovery managed services software in 2013, and the company now hopes to shed the IPO-only label as it puts a new focus on combining e-discovery and cyber security.
A corporate data privacy and social media case study: the scandal
MIS Spotlight - July, 2014
For over a year, the world has focused on the Snowden-NSA scandal and government data collection, but the UK has been riveted by its phone hacking imbroglio for even longer. We examine the scandal and the corporate side of spying.
PacerPro's court search strategy shift: will freemium work for legal software?
MIS Impact Report - July, 2014
The 'freemuim' business model of giving away software, but making money off premium features, has always been a questionable one. But PacerPro thinks it can make a go of it by having the free users build its archive of court dockets and documents.
CEIC 2014 wrap-up: the marriage of IT security and forensics to legal e-discovery
MIS Spotlight - June, 2014
At its annual CEIC event last month in Las Vegas, Guidance Software hit home a trend we've been seeing increasingly: the merging of cybersecurity and forensic analysis with legal e-discovery, as the challenges of 'big data' bring them together.
Not just the NSA and the USA: Vodafone and others expose global government data demands
MIS Spotlight - June, 2014
Although controversies over the USA PATRIOT Act and the Snowden NSA disclosures have put the US government – and US tech vendors – on the data hot seat, UK telecom Vodafone has added to disclosures that governments worldwide are demanding private data.
Exterro counters cloud critics with Amazon Web Services for legal e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - June, 2014
The legal industry hasn't been exactly eager to embrace cloud computing, but Exterro has joined Nextpoint and XI in using AWS for hosted e-discovery, believing it now has the capacity to meet requirements for hosting data for e-discovery, and to address reservations about using public cloud for sensitive legal data.
Akamai loses Supreme Court case – does the rest of tech win?
HITS Insight - June, 2014
Another chapter in the Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies patent battle has come to a close. The US Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision holding that Limelight Networks could be held liable for infringing on Akamai's patent. The decision has broader implications for the tech industry.
Is AV the albatross around Symantec's neck?
MIS Spotlight - May, 2014
No, the company didn't actually declare its own antivirus dead – it just said it didn't consider it a moneymaker anymore. At its annual Vision conference, Symantec laid out more of its non-AV plans, but there was still that elephant in the room.
AccessData sells litigation services, and startup e-discovery provider OmniVere is born
TDM Deal Analysis - May, 2014
As it shifts its e-discovery focus to crisis response and its Summation software and pursues a channel strategy for hosted e-discovery, AccessData is selling its Litigation Support Services business to newly formed OmniVere.
The Snowden effect goes commercial
MIS Spotlight - May, 2014
A large risk to enterprises comes not just from employee postings, but from attacks using social media in the form of phishing, fraud and more. But when social media is the vector, the user becomes the perimeter – and monitoring becomes ubiquitous.
Huddle focuses on big government, big corporations and big spies
MIS Impact Report - May, 2014
As it sets its sights on competing with SharePoint and Box, the collaboration vendor is continuing to pursue business with the US and UK governments, regulated corporations and large enterprises by leaving the freemium model and consumers to Dropbox.
Big data breaches get big regulatory enforcement: FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide
MIS Spotlight - April, 2014
US Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions for privacy violations are nothing new, but an April 7, 2014, federal court decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp bolsters the FTC's power to punish corporations for data breaches on their networks.
kCura's dual strategy for legal e-discovery: an exemplar of an industry
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
Deciding whether to obtain e-discovery software directly from a developer or through a service provider and the related issue of going hosted or staying on premises are two of clients' biggest dilemmas, and kCura's dual strategy for Relativity shows why.
UBIC takes short-term pain for long-term gain in shift from e-discovery to data analysis
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
As law firms and corporate legal departments ponder the effects of emerging technologies, UBIC has taken the plunge, experiencing a dip in revenue as it trades some lucrative attorney review work for the future promise of data analysis.
Vound looks to redefine DIY e-discovery once more
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The six-year-old digital forensics and legal e-discovery vendor tried to shake things up with DIY search and e-discovery starting at $895. Now the company is trying to be disruptive again by shifting the focus of its DIY strategy to larger businesses.
C2C Systems sees the signs and shifts focus from archiving to information management
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The UK-based vendor's software has often been used for e-discovery and compliance, but it's best known as an archiving company. C2C hopes to change that perception by rebranding its signature product and focusing its future on information management.
Recommind strategy shows it's not just high-priced predictive coding for lawyers
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The company has built its reputation and growth on being a key option for predictive coding in the legal e-discovery market, but it continues to explore new uses for its technology while trying to dispel the notion that it's a high-priced option.
The New HP Autonomy: a boomerang effect with customers and employees
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
It's been over two years of drama for HP after its controversial 2011 acquisition of Autonomy, but we see a boomerang effect as some former staff have come back to improved morale, and some customers tell us better things than we've heard in a long time.