Jay Leib: What trends are you seeing in the legal industry right now related to computer-assisted review? What’s the temperature of the market?
David Horrigan: The legal industry is absolutely much more receptive than it was a year ago. The feedback we receive indicates that more and more e-discovery requests for proposals are making specific references to computer-assisted review technologies, such as predictive coding. Much of it started in February with judicial acceptance of computer-assisted review in the Da Silva Moore case, which gave many lawyers the confidence to explore the technologies without being accused of trying to use voodoo science. Of course, the underlying technologies have existed outside the legal field for years, and legal acceptance grew during the year in a progression of cases, including Kleen Products, Global Aerospace, and In Re: Actos. I think a really interesting development was the October court hearing in the EORHB case—known by many as the Hooters case—where the court told the parties that, if they didn’t want to use computer-assisted review, they needed to show cause why not. We went a long way in a few months: a court pushing the technology is a big step past merely allowing it.