As Founder and Executive Chairman of X1, John leads the company’s strategy and business development efforts. He has an extensive background and expertise in eDiscovery and corporate compliance, combining strong knowledge of both the law and the supporting technologies in those areas. Prior to joining X1, John served as a consultant providing strategic planning and product strategies to eDiscovery and compliance solution providers. John also spent nearly a decade at Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) where he held senior management positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chairman, Chief Legal Officer and President and CEO. While at Guidance, John led the transition of the company from start-up to a major enterprise software firm and grew revenues from $5 million to $40 million during his tenure.

Prior to joining Guidance, John spent eight years practicing law in the fields of commercial litigation and business transactions. John received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Lawson v. Spirit Aerosystems: Federal Court Blasts “Bloated” ESI Collection, Rendered TAR Ineffective

Technology Assisted Review (TAR), when correctly employed, can significantly reduce legal review costs with generally more accurate results than other traditional legal review processes. However, the benefits associated with TAR …

CCPA and GDPR UPDATE: Unstructured Enterprise Data in Scope of Compliance Requirements

An earlier version of this article appeared on Legaltech News   A core requirement of both the GDPR and the similar California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which becomes enforceable on …

How to Implement an Effective eDiscovery Search Term Strategy

By Mandi Ross and John Patzakis A key Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provision that greatly impacts eDiscovery processes is Rule 26(f), which requires the parties’ counsel to “meet and …

True Proportionality for eDiscovery Requires Smart Pre-Collection Analysis

Proportionality-based eDiscovery is a goal that all judges and corporate attorneys want to attain. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1), parties may  discover any non-privileged material that is relevant …

How the Remote Workforce Impacts GDPR and CCPA Compliance

While our personal and business lives will hopefully return to normal soon, COVID-19 is only accelerating the trend of an increasingly remote and distributed workforce. This “new normal” will necessitate …

Remote ESI Collection and Data Audits in the Time of Social Distancing

The vital global effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic will likely disrupt our lives and workflows for some time. While our personal and business lives will hopefully return to normal …

X1 Integrates Social Media and Web Evidence Collections into Relativity

As succinctly noted by The Florida Bar Association in its publication, Florida Law Journal: “Social media is everywhere. Nearly everyone uses it. Litigants who understand social media–and its benefits and limitations–can immeasurably …

Court Compels Forensic Imaging of Custodian Computer, Imposes Sanctions Due to Non-Defensible eDiscovery Preservation Process

HealthPlan Servs., Inc. v. Dixit, et al., 2019 WL 6910139 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 19, 2019), is an important eDiscovery case addressing what is required and expected from organizations to comply …

CaCPA Compliance Requires Effective Investigation and eDiscovery Capabilities

The California Consumer Protection Act, (CaCPA ), which will be in full force on January 1, 2020,  promises to profoundly impact major US and global organizations, requiring the overhaul of …

Relativity Product Team Highlights Compelling X1 Integration for ESI Collection

Recently we hosted a webinar with Relativity highlighting the very compelling integration of our X1 Distributed Discovery platform with the RelativityOne Collect solution. This X1/Relativity integration enables game-changing efficiencies in …

How Case Teams Can Streamline Collections with X1 in RelativityOne

Editor’s’ Note: This article originally appeared on The Relativity Blog. It is reprinted here in full with permission.  by Sam Bock on November 07, 2019   Our September 2019 release for RelativityOne debuted some …

Incident Reporting Requirements Under GDPR and CCPA Require Effective Incident Response

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect, but many organizations have not fully implemented compliance programs. For many organizations, one of the top challenges is complying …

USDOJ Expects Companies to Proactively Employ Data Analytics to Detect Fraud

By John Patzakis and Craig Carpenter In corporate fraud enforcement actions, The US Department of Justice considers the effectiveness of a company’s compliance program as a key factor when deciding whether …

Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges to Social Media Evidence

As succinctly noted by The Florida Bar Association in its publication, Florida Law Journal: “Social media is everywhere. Nearly everyone uses it. Litigants who understand social media–and its benefits and limitations–can …

Web Collection With Legitimate Public Policy Purpose Deemed Legal and Proper by Federal Courts

By John Patzakis and Craig Carpenter Social Media evidence collection for judicial and compliance purposes can involve web collection techniques using artificial or “examiner” accounts in order to access and …

Post-Cambridge Analytica Social Media Collection for Compliance and Legal Purposes

Social media eDiscovery has been impacted by far greater forces in recent months. In response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other similar bad actors, the social media platforms have …

Social Media Statements: Key Evidence and Often Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule

Here is a quick legal evidence quiz: Identify the three distinct hearsay exceptions in the following Tweet:   The first exception would be under Federal Rule of Evidence 803(2): “Rule …

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