Q&A with Jeanne Somma About Legalweek

On January 29, legal and IT professionals from all over the country will be heading to Legalweek, hosted by ALM.

Legalweek LogoFor us at RVM, attendance at Legalweek is a must. Where else can you network, exchange ideas, and leverage the expertise of representatives from a large swath of the legal profession including corporate counsel, law firms, corporate IT, or any of the myriad professions that work together to provide eDiscovery services? We pride ourselves on delivering products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations, so it is critical that we maintain our up-to-the-minute understanding of the landscape, which we can do at Legalweek.

To get a better understanding of Legalweek and why it’s so important to firms like RVM, we spoke with RVM Director of Analytics and Managed Review, Jeanne Somma.

Q: What makes Legal Week the “IT” place to be?
Legal Week is the perfect storm. It’s one of the biggest legal conferences in the U.S. and comes right at the perfect time. I know that I’m always focused on growing professionally and also finding ways to grow our business come January, and LegalTech really provides the right concentration of knowledge and technology to help me chart a course for the rest of the year. It’s also a conference that, if attended correctly, provides a way to tailor your experience to your needs. There are so many education programs, technology demonstrations, and chances to network that it’s like a live action choose-your-own-adventure eDiscovery style.
Q: What are you looking forward to seeing or hearing while you’re there?
Last June I joined RVM to head up the Analytics and Managed Review service lines. As part of that role I have been focused on the best use of all of the analytics tools and processes we have in house – especially as it comes to offering our clients what I think of as the next-generation managed review process meant to offer the most cost-effective and defensible experience in the market. That said, I am really looking forward to exploring what new analytics tools are out there, or how analytics technology has grown from last year in order to keep providing the most forward thinking services to our clients. As data volumes grow and technology quickens its pace, we can’t afford to accept that we are good enough. We need to keep ourselves at the forefront, and having all this access to knowledge during the conference will really help to achieve that.
Q: What do you see as RVM’s role at Legalweek?
RVM’s focus has always been on building relationships and providing outstanding customer service. We are excited to discuss the innovations RVM is rolling out in 2018 and really want to focus on having those discussions on a personal level. Our goal is always to give our customers an individualized and personal experience. So, while my colleagues and I are at the event we’ll be working on our connections – making time for existing relationships and making new ones – as well as improving our understanding of the issues in the market that affect our customers so we can provide more effective consultations. On the 29th (the first day of Legalweek) RVM will be hosting a private dinner with our leading corporate counsel and law firm eDiscovery clients to discuss the current state of eDiscovery and what we see happening in 2018.

Look for Jeanne and other members of the RVM team who will be on the ground at Legalweek to get their take on the show and on what 2018 holds in store for eDiscovery.

 

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