Author Archives: Erin Tomine

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About Erin Tomine

Erin is a product manager for Insight Review at Catalyst, bringing her knowledge and expertise from prior roles to assist in the continued development of Insight. In the past decade, she has held various positions from review manager to senior project manager to manager of practice technology and discovery services in managed review and end-to-end e-discovery companies. She joined Catalyst from Canon Business Process Services, where she was responsible for the management of their discovery services team and was the subject matter expert to help improve their tool and provide support regarding workflow and best practices. Erin is a member of the State Bars of California and New York, is active in the e-discovery community and on the board of the San Diego Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.

Redactions Done Right: How to Avoid the Manafort Fiasco

The attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appear to have made a rather significant mistake in a court filing earlier this week, allowing redacted portions to be revealed by copying and pasting the text to a new document. The filing reveals alleged campaign communications between Manafort and Russian operative in which he shared polling data during the campaignan allegation that Manafort earlier denied to federal investigators.

While an essential component of litigation review, redaction mistakes are easy to make, as it’s cumbersome and time-consuming to go through a document and draw black boxes over individual words and phrases. When redaction missteps occur, it can mean trouble for attorneys and their clients—including running afoul of various applicable rules including the American Bar Association’s rule on confidentiality. Continue reading