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EDRM’s Chair of the Project Trustees, Dave Cohen: Lessons Learned on App Development

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Create an App for That? Five Lessons We Learned from Development

Not surprisingly, delivering an app is easier said than done. Reed Smith’s E-Discovery App was introduced to the legal community in 2020, and firm partner and development team leader David Cohen shares his top five lessons learned.

Reed Smith Partner and Chair of the Records & E-Discovery Group, Dave Cohen, created a roadmap of how Reed Smith developed and released their E-Discovery App.

From firm buy-in to community sourced contributions, Dave credits his internal development team and the wider eDiscovery community for its participation.

Our firm’s e-discovery director recently presented me with a desk plaque that reads: “HOLD ON, Let Me Overthink This.”

David Cohen, Reed SMith

Sparked by internal development and distributions of eDiscovery forms, checklists and processes, the App has been available to the public on a complimentary basis for over a year.

Read more on Law.com’s Legaltech News here.

[Dave Cohen is the Chair of EDRM’s Project Trustees and a Global Advisory Council leader. Reed Smith is a partner of the EDRM.]

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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary is the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She a member of the Illinois Bar and holds the CISSP among her certifications.


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