This is my professional blog. I am Ralph Losey and can be reached at ralph at losey dot law. I started my blog in late 2006 with the idea of pushing for a team approach to electronic discovery, with the team being attorneys and vendors working together. Seems like “no duh” now, I know. So my work on that is done, For that reason I went to sleep for a few years and stopped writing. I’m back now, like a bad penny. Recharged and ready to move on to the next big challenge, to reinvent myself and this blog.
Reinventing e-Discovery Team. Now the team goal is to connect ediscovery, which now means discovery, since everything is now digital, with all of the other fields of law, and, dare I say it, with life itself. Discovery of the facts, the evidence, what is really happening; the true information that should underlie all reasoning and opinions. Yes, this blog will still be techie, and law oriented, because that is who I am. But it will no longer be limited to just one small corner of the law, to ediscovery specialists, not even just to the law itself. The team must grow, not to exclude the old team-mates, but add more, many more. For some background on one of the core the ideas driving this expansion, this reinvention, see my old blog, Information → Knowledge → Wisdom: Progression of Society in the Age of Computers; and then Examining the 12 Predictions Made in 2015 in “Information → Knowledge → Wisdom.
About Ralph Losey. So much for ABOUT the blog, now as to ABOUT me. I’m just a regular, old-time techie-lawyer. To be honest, I’m not too bright and I make dumb spelling and grammar mistakes, but I like to write and have fun doing it. One of my sayings is to take your work seriously, but not yourself. Hopefully you will enjoy what I have created here, and maybe even learn something along the way. Probably not from me, but I do quote and cite to a lot of smart people in this blog. I learn something new almost every time I try to write something.
For my day job, I’m a lawyer in private practice with over forty years of experience in technology, litigation and deals. I’ve always used the latest computers in my practice, and have always worked for a law firm. I am currently a Principal of LOSEY PLLC.
Legal ethics require me to tell you to look at the important disclaimer and notice about this blog. It is my own creation, not my firm’s, past or present. It contains my personal views, not necessarily my law firm or anyone else. The e-Discovery Team blog provides education, information, and editorial opinions only, not legal advice. It is certainly not an ad nor solicitation to provide legal services. No legal advice is provided here.
For still more about me, certainly one of my favorite subjects, know that I am both an avid reader (mainly sci-fi and teach stuff) and a writer. I’ve written hundreds of legal publications on e-discovery and technology law, including several books, such as: Adventures in Electronic Discovery (West, Spring 2011); Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices (West 2010); Introduction to e-Discovery, (ABA 2009); e-Discovery: Current Trends and Cases (ABA 2008); E-DISCOVERY FOR EVERYONE, Ralph Losey; Foreword Judge Paul Grimm (ABA 2017) (Click here for my video intro to this book); PERSPECTIVES ON PREDICTIVE CODING And Other Advanced Search Methods for the Legal Practitioner, Editors: Jason R. Baron, Ralph C. Losey, Michael Berman; Foreword by Judge Andrew Peck (ABA 2016-2017).
From 2003 to 2022, my legal practice, writings, speaking and research haven been in the environment of Big Law. In 2010 my specialty in ediscovery started to focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence, specifically active machine learning, to search large quantities of data to find evidence needed for the resolution of law suits. But now that I have left the big firm environment and moved to the Losey PLLC, my practice has gone back to my earlier roots as a more general Technology Law practitioner. There is still more information about me (even I am starting to get bored by this) on the right column of this blog with my bio and recent interviews and such.