EIGHT YEARS AGO, GEORGE SOCHA
HELPED CREATE THE FIRST “MAP”
FOR THE E-DISCOVERY PROCESS.
THAT MODEL “PROVIDED A COMMON
FRAMEWORK” FOR THE INDUSTRY, SAYS
ONE VETERAN LITIGATOR.
means competition. But it also means
that Dawson had it right. “What the
vendors saw,” says Moure, “was that the
GELBMANN & ASSOCIATES
NINE YEARS AGO, Socha and Gelbmann
surveyed the e-discovery landscape and
discovered a mess. Every practitioner,
every vendor seemed to have a different
definition of what e-discovery meant. “It
was a real issue,” says Gelbmann, a for-
mer law firm CIO. With no standards,
and no common framework that people
could agree on, it would be near impos-
sible to hit on best practices.