Ryan Short

Ryan joined Proteus in 2020. He is an MBA and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist with over a decade of experience in publicly traded, PE-backed, and bootstrapped entities focused on technology-enabled services. Ryan lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their 5 children under the age of 9. Consequently, his wife won't let him buy a dog.
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RelativityOne for Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms

May 16, 2024 8:00:00 AM / by Ryan Short

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In January we published a tongue in cheek bingo card before Legalweek that poked fun of many of the words and phrases used by eDiscovery software and services providers, like “voluminous data” and “explosion of data.”

It was a silly thing, but it resonated because the terms are all ubiquitous.

AI Hallucinations and the Legal System

May 2, 2024 9:55:46 AM / by Ryan Short

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The most viral story in the legal industry in 2021 was the attorney who assured a judge that he was not, in fact, a cat.

The year 2023 may have provided this definitely human attorney’s most potent challenger in the form of the Mata v. Avianca. Plaintiff’s counsel utilized ChatGPT to draft a court filed document, ChatGPT “hallucinated” and provided several fictitious case citations. After attempting to cover up the use of Chat GPT, the attorney was sanctioned, and the case directly led to...

The Evolution of Predictive Coding in eDiscovery (Infographic)

Apr 18, 2024 11:09:55 AM / by Ryan Short

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As legal technology has evolved from linear review to TAR to CAL to Generative AI, we've seen many other key developments. Here's a look back at the changes our legal industry has seen as we fully enter the age of AI. Click here to view our infographic, "The Evolution of Predictive Coding in eDiscovery". 

Why Does Proteus Most Commonly Recommend RelativityOne?

Mar 7, 2024 9:26:25 AM / by Ryan Short

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Our mission is to provide litigator-led eDiscovery – meaning we approach every client with recommendations from the perspective of practicing attorneys. Each matter is unique – and we’re not in the business of shilling for any particular software provider.

With multiple eDiscovery partners we make a recommendation based on the unique circumstances of each matter. Every platform has one or more strengths, and having multiple partners allows us to keep tabs on market changes, separate innovation...

Embracing eDiscovery for Mid-Sized Law Firms

Feb 22, 2024 1:21:09 PM / by Ryan Short

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In January we published a tongue in cheek bingo card before Legalweek that poked fun of many of the words and phrases used by eDiscovery software and services providers, like “voluminous data” and “explosion of data.”

It was a silly thing, but it resonated because the terms were all so ubiquitous.

Legalweek Bingo

Jan 25, 2024 3:06:08 PM / by Ryan Short

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By its very nature, eDiscovery is serious work.  

Back to Basics: eDiscovery in Insurance Coverage Litigation

Jan 11, 2024 11:38:31 AM / by Ryan Short

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Insurance coverage litigation often involves epic amounts of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) such as claims files, underwriting materials, emails, and even short message data. Because of this volume (and complexity), eDiscovery can be a valuable tool.

Death to User Fees

Sep 22, 2022 9:50:46 AM / by Ryan Short

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On October 1, 2022, Proteus will become the first Relativity partner to eliminate user fees for data hosted in RelativityOne

My Experience Obtaining the CEDS Certification

Jul 7, 2022 2:46:55 PM / by Ryan Short

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I obtained the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) certification in May and was recently asked about my experience, so I thought I'd share some quick thoughts with folks considering the course. 

5 Challenges for Growing ALSPs

Jul 26, 2021 4:32:13 PM / by Ryan Short

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Legaltech news recently published a piece entitled 5 Challenges That Await ALSPs on the Path to Growth. Since we are a growing ALSP, this naturally caught my eye.