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David Horrigan
Analyst & Counsel, Content Compliance & Legal Technologies

David Horrigan is Analyst and Counsel at 451 Research covering content compliance, legal e-discovery, international data privacy and information governance. 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 JournalJUVE (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 E-Discovery/Information Governance 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. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.


Reports by this Analyst

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.
Government-corporate data dilemmas highlight Guidance Federal Summit
MIS Spotlight - March, 2014
The US federal government and private industry have always handled data differently, but the third annual Guidance Software Federal Summit illustrated that the public and private sectors face similar legal, regulatory and political 'big data' challenges.
Mindseye looks to make TunnelVision the lawyer's hub for e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
As its larger competitor, Nuix, and others focus on information governance, Mindseye Solutions has found a niche for its TunnelVision e-discovery processing products by building them for someone sometimes forgotten by software vendors: the lawyer.
iCONECT returns to its roots with a partner strategy for legal e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The e-discovery review specialist had embarked on a strategy of expanding beyond attorney review and augmenting its channel with a larger direct sales force, but it's now back to emphasizing a partner approach to cover the legal e-discovery lifecycle.
451 Data: Information governance falls flat despite the hype
MIS Spotlight - February, 2014
Our annual survey on information governance tells us many business leaders couldn't care less about it, despite the hype and interest from lawyers and software vendors alike.
28msec goes vertical in financial services and publishing as it eyes venture funding
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
Having started out with a horizontal go-to-market strategy for its information processing stack for semi-structured and structured data, the startup has now settled on two vertical markets as it looks to land series A funding.
Social Business – Research Agenda 2014
MIS Spotlight - February, 2014
'Social business' is becoming the new norm, with folk expecting to be able to work anywhere, on anything, at any time. Our research looks at how new and old business-application vendors are adapting to these changing times.
DTI continues its e-discovery shopping spree by picking up Applied Discovery
TDM Deal Analysis - January, 2014
The e-discovery legal services and software firm continues its series of acquisitions with the purchase of Applied Discovery, a venerable e-discovery firm coming off an unhappy marriage with LexisNexis.
How amending the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure can change e-discovery
MIS Spotlight - December, 2013
The 2006 e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure not only changed the law, they made substantial changes to an entire industry, creating an e-discovery gold rush. Will new proposals to change the rules have a similar impact?
Xact Data Discovery grows with e-discovery while remembering lawyers still like paper
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
As society has become more electronic, so has litigation discovery. However, Xact Data Discovery has grown an e-discovery business while maintaining its paper presence. Other vendors have abandoned paper discovery, but XDD has picked up the slack.
DTI integrates acquired assets to grow e-discovery attorney review business
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The legal and business services provider has used its acquisitions of e-discovery vendors Daticon EED, Providus and Fios to continue its growth and show that there is still a market for e-discovery attorney review.
Proportionality and preservation are the big e-discovery law trends at Georgetown 2013
MIS Spotlight - November, 2013
Overtaking predictive coding, proportionality and preservation continue as top trending topics in e-discovery law, as evidenced by the discussions as lawyers and judges gathered in Washington for the 2013 Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute.
Amid corporate upheaval, Kroll Ontrack makes another cloud move
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
As scandals cause the breakup of its parent company, Kroll Ontrack is moving forward with a new SaaS e-discovery platform, ediscovery.com, which furthers Kroll's move to the cloud while serving anti-cloud lawyers wanting to keep things on-premises.
ClusterSeven's financial software has the potential to ease e-discovery's spreadsheet woes
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
Although the company designed it for the financial industry, ClusterSeven's spreadsheet control software has the potential to help solve one of legal-regulatory e-discovery's biggest hassles: the processing and attorney review of spreadsheets.
Abandoning the EDRM assembly line: a legal-regulatory technology market ripe for change
MIS Spotlight - October, 2013
The legal and regulatory technology marketplace is ripe for upheaval and chock full of opportunity for new entrants, startups and legacy vendors alike.
Catalyst Repository Systems goes global with an Asian focus on cloud e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
The company has been a longtime proponent of cloud-based e-discovery for legal and regulatory matters. Catalyst has also made international litigation a focus of its business as it capitalizes on the growing Asian market.
Recommind continues to grow as it looks to life beyond legal
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
The company is a key player in the legal technology market and has achieved substantial growth as a provider of predictive coding technology for legal e-discovery. As Recommind continues on its path, it's looking to additional markets.
After 30 years in search, ZyLAB continues to shift its focus to US e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - October, 2013
Thirty years is short blip of time in the annals of corporate history, but a long time in software. E-discovery is a new part of the law, and thus, e-discovery software remains an adolescent industry, making ZyLAB's 30th anniversary somewhat significant.
Nuix bolsters its e-discovery team and continues its push to information governance
MIS Impact Report - September, 2013
Over the past 12-18 months, it's become popular for e-discovery vendors to say they're really building information governance platforms. Nuix was early to the party as it grew, addressing information governance before it was even cool.
Lawyers' cloud paranoia helps trigger OrcaTec's on-premises appliance
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
Lawyers may not be Luddites, but they're traditionalists, and cloud computing is not traditional. Attorneys' fear of the cloud is one reason OrcaTec, one of the early e-discovery predictive coding vendors, has taken its software behind the firewall.
Integreon remains bullish on the attorney review business in e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - August, 2013
Although some write obituaries for the attorney review business model for e-discovery, Integreon, one of the pioneers of legal process outsourcing, has doubled down on its review bet over the last year.
QuisLex tries a platform-agnostic approach to legal process outsourcing
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
As e-discovery vendors attempt to cover all the bases with proprietary software and services, New York-based QuisLex is trying a different approach: offering its e-discovery services via a platform-agnostic approach of third-party software.
Index Engines recalibrates for storage opportunity
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
The 10-year-old data classification specialist has established itself in the e-discovery market. Now it's branching out into the enterprise space to help IT organizations get a better view of their data assets.
Consilio sheds First Advantage name, but keeps corporate ties and global plan
MIS Impact Report - July, 2013
Earlier this year, First Advantage Litigation Consulting changed its name to Consilio, but despite the rebranding, this Symphony Technology Group subsidiary retains its ties to its corporate parent and siblings as it plans to go global.
For Ernst & Young, bigger is better in e-discovery and forensics
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
The Big Four tax and consulting firm has a sizable e-discovery practice in its Forensic Technology & Discovery Services unit. With operations across the world, Ernst & Young believes its global reach is a big e-discovery advantage in a 'big data' era.
LexisNexis' e-discovery plan evolves with an Evolution update and an ECA powerplay
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
It's been a busy 2013 for e-discovery at LexisNexis as the company updated its Concordance Evolution attorney review platform in March, and in April added Web access, visual analytics and EnCase compatibility to its Early Data Analyzer offering.
Content Analyst Company positions itself as the OEM supplier for e-discovery analytics
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
Perhaps the most ubiquitous e-discovery company most lawyers have never heard of, Content Analyst Company develops the underlying software used for technology-assisted review in some of today's most popular e-discovery applications.
Huddle continues its move across the Pond and into government collaboration
MIS Impact Report - June, 2013
Since its founding in the UK in 2006, the company has aimed to become the SharePoint for the cloud, allowing users to collaborate from remote locations. After launching US operations last year, it continues to increase its government business.
The law of social media: a guide for the enterprise
MIS Spotlight - May, 2013
From Facebook to Instagram to LinkedIn to Twitter, social media have changed the way humans interact in their personal lives. They affect their business lives, as well. Knowing the law of social media has become vital to avoid new digital legal landmines.
Zapproved bucks the trend and goes with a stand-alone strategy for Legal Hold Pro
MIS Impact Report - May, 2013
In an era of integrated information governance, many vendors have moved to make their legal e-discovery applications part of a larger, multifunction platform. Not Zapproved. It's retaining its stand-alone strategy for Legal Hold Pro.
Is there a place for a Digital Reef in TransPerfect's vast ocean?
TDM Post-Merger IQ - May, 2013
When TransPerfect, a firm best known for translation services – and acquisitions – picked up e-discovery vendor Digital Reef, it raised the question of how the acquired e-discovery software assets would fit with their new corporate cousins. What's next?
Exterro moves to fuse Fusion into broader information governance
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
As legal e-discovery firms rush to re-brand their offerings as 'big data' and information governance products, e-discovery workflow specialist Exterro is updating legal hold and other functions of its Fusion platform to make a play for big data business.
Symantec's Vision for securing Digital Infrastructure in an increasingly mobile world
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
We discuss the security vendor's plans to reenergize its mobility offerings, the offerings themselves and its focus on securing Digital Infrastructure.
Defining and driving 'information governance' in the era of the cloud and 'big data'
MIS Spotlight - April, 2013
Information governance has become a popular phrase as enterprises deal with the legal and business challenges of sprawling data. The move from reactive to proactive governance is an urgent one.
Cybersecurity legislation: a perspective for MTDC providers
HITS Insight - April, 2013
The US Congress is poised to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – CISPA. We examine the potential impact on MTDC providers.
Tokyo-based UBIC looks beyond Asia to e-discovery for American lawyers
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
Legal e-discovery has traditionally been a mostly American exercise with a few European players, but as US and European business and litigation cross the Pacific, Tokyo-based UBIC is moving to compete with American vendors for Asian-language e-discovery.
Vound brings DIY legal e-discovery to processing and early case assessment
MIS Impact Report - April, 2013
Many vendors have been jumping on the do-it-yourself e-discovery bandwagon, but most focus on attorney review. E-discovery software vendor Vound is taking a different approach, offering low-cost, do-it-yourself e-discovery processing and ECA.
kCura expands Relativity's reach beyond attorney review as growth continues at quick clip
MIS Impact Report - March, 2013
With more than 72,000 users of its Relativity e-discovery software – a fourfold increase in four years – kCura has taken the legal market by storm, expanding its e-discovery capabilities beyond attorney review. What's next?
Data across the Pond: legal issues in US-EU data privacy and cross-border e-discovery
MIS Spotlight - February, 2013
The EU is attempting to harmonize data protection among its 27 member states, and the International Standards Organization is looking to do the same for global data, but is the US-EU e-discovery divide across the Atlantic about to get wider?
FTI Consulting leaps into 'legal in the cloud' and do-it-yourself e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - January, 2013
The consulting firm, long known for full-service e-discovery, has expanded its offerings, taking its Ringtail review application to the cloud with a SaaS option while adding do-it-yourself e-discovery with prices as low as $2,500 a month.
AccessData enters 2013 with a streamlined Summation and mobile moves for e-discovery
MIS Impact Report - January, 2013
The company continues the integration of its Summation legal review tool into its AD eDiscovery platform as it goes for coast-to-coast e-discovery while emphasizing its mobile capabilities with its Mobile Phone Examiner Plus offering.
Orange Legal Technologies takes e-discovery to Salt Lake in a Silicon Slopes strategy
MIS Impact Report - January, 2013
The e-discovery software and services vendor is using the terminal services architecture of its OneO platform to host e-discovery legal review in Salt Lake City, taking advantage of Utah's growing legal and technical expertise in a low-cost venue.
Guidance Software continues dual e-discovery strategy, putting a priority on legal hold
MIS Impact Report - December, 2012
In 2012, the e-discovery and forensic investigations firm has acquired CaseCentral, boosted its revenue, updated its EnCase software and continued the integration of its dual on-premises/in-the-cloud e-discovery strategy that it aims to complete in 2013.
IBM picks up StoredIQ, buying another information governance partner
TDM Deal Analysis - December, 2012
Taking a page out of the playbook it used in purchasing its partner PSS Systems, IBM has reached for another partner, StoredIQ, complementing its purchase of Vivisimo and expanding beyond e-discovery into its Information Lifecycle Governance strategy.

 

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