David Hechler


  • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    What do you think of when someone says Delaware? For many people, one word comes to mind: business. That’s where numerous companies are incorporated. If they didn’t already have “First State” on their license plate (Delaware was first to sign the U.S. Constitution), they could just print “The Business State” and people...
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    On August 23, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel hosted a webinar that offered law departments advice on how they can boost the diversity of the law firm lawyers they hire to represent them. Called “Implementing a Law Firm Diversity Program,” it was sponsored by LexisNexis and inspired by American Bar Association Resolution 113, which the ABA...
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    The ambitious webinar hosted by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on September 7 took on four big topics that were filtered through surveys primarily directed at legal operations departments. The topics were information security; analytics and artificial intelligence (AI); cloud adoption; and discovery and content management.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    A recent report by KPMG, “The Future of Financial Crime,” features a graphic of two hands extending to touch forefingers, bringing to mind the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. But there’s a twist. While one of the hands belongs to a human, the other belongs to a robot. As the report demonstrates, it is an apt visual metaphor.
  • When IoT Data Is a Defendant’s Best Friend: Knowing how to use it in litigation can be a winning strategy
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    The webinar presented by iDiscovery Solutions on May 16 (and hosted by MCC) was packed with a lot of information about the internet of things (IoT). But what made it different from other webinars we host was that it was doubly interactive. There were only two presenters, but Charlie Platt and Dan Regard did a lot of interacting. They used a polling tool to...
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    There was an early television show called Naked City, and it always ended with this voice-over: “There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.” There must be more than eight million in the civil justice litigation docket. Here’s one that highlights an important trend by veering the other way.
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    There’s been a lot of talk about third-party litigation funding in recent months. The industry seems to be doing well – business is apparently booming. And that success has inspired a new entrant into the marketplace. But what’s new isn’t the company. It’s the product the firm has introduced. The firm is offering a kind of...
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Predictive coding is hard to master, not very flexible and quite limited in its uses. That’s the perception, said Hal Marcus. Only it’s wrong.
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    The legal industry has gone global. You already knew that. The proof has been abundant for some time. But if anyone had lingering doubts, a report issued in late March should lay them to rest. It’s called The Growth of Collective Redress in the EU: A Survey of Developments in 10 Member States.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017
    You don’t expect much humor in a data-breach webinar. But the one presented by Julian Ackert, a managing director at iDiscovery Solutions, Inc., and Drew Sorrell, a partner at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. (and hosted by MCC), started with a smidgen. In the second slide, Ackert described himself as “a technologist, not a...
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