UBIC Expands Signature Seminar Series in U.S. and Asia

UBIC Expands Signature Seminar Series in U.S. and Asia

Breakthrough Seminars Inform Law Firm Partners, Government Attorneys and
Corporate Legal Professionals on Challenges and Methods in eDiscovery and
Information Technology

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc.
(Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158), a leading provider of Asian-language eDiscovery
solutions and services today announced an expansion of its Signature Series
Seminar program, the most recent of which took place Dec. 6 at the National
Press Club in Washington D.C.

UBIC's Signature Series Seminars are presented in major cities in North
America and Asia and provide professionals in corporate general counsel
offices and international law firms an opportunity to encounter and consider
high-level, informed discussion on emerging matters related to litigation and
investigation. The success of its seminar program has led UBIC to plan to
increase their number by more than a third in 2014.

"UBIC offers many unique advantages from a platform that competently handles
Asian-language information to in-country data collection, processing and
storage to a leading machine-learning-based technology that can reliably find
just those documents that meet a particular standard from within massive
volumes of electronic data," UBIC President Naritomo Ikeue said following the
D.C. seminar.

"By consistently convening high-level, experienced, qualified experts to
discuss practical benefits and challenges associated with a particular
technology, process or method, our Signature Series Seminars provide an
additional, unique advantage to the legal and data management professionals we

Real information

UBIC's Dec. 6 seminar in Washington is a case in point. The half-day program
was attended by an invited group of some 70 Washington-area lawyers and
information governance professionals intent on understanding how companies'
general counsel and their outside attorneys can utilize data analytics
software to understand where potentially relevant information and actions are
being generated within the organization, over a historical period and in

Noted e-discovery attorney Jason R. Baron, Information and eDiscovery Counsel
with international law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, opened the seminar
with remarks on applying machine-learning technology and methods to
information governance.

The seminar's closing remarks were provided by the Hon. John M. Facciola, U.S.
District Court for the District of Columbia Magistrate Judge who shared his
views on how lawyers and judges have responded to changes and new developments
in technology over the past 10 years.

"I appreciated the opportunity UBIC gave me to speak about the issue that I am
most passionate about, namely, applying advanced technologies in the
information governance space," Mr. Baron said. "The event itself was an
excellent forum for serious discussion by a number of thought leaders in
e-discovery of the use of technology assisted review in litigation and

"It was also a treat to hear Judge Facciola expound at length on his views on
technology and competence in the legal profession."

Remarks by Mr. Baron and Judge Facciola bracketed two expert panels. The first
of the panels addressed the importance and value of benchmarking, or managing
a company's large-volume data analytics capability, particularly against
industry and legal norms. The second panel addressed the challenges in
information governance and data privacy for corporations undergoing U.S.
government investigation.

Managing corporate data

Participants in the benchmarking discussion included Ayumi Nishino, an
attorney and Manager in the Licensing Department of NEC Corp.'s Intellectual
Property Management Division, and Elle Pyle, Discovery Counsel at McDermott
Will & Emery LLP.

"The panel provided an engaging and lively interaction among nationally
recognized thought leaders on data management and information governance," Ms.
Pyle said.

"One of the key points that came to light was that between 70 percent and 80
percent of a corporation's data is in fact 'data debris.' Such large data
volumes can greatly jeopardize an organization's ability to retrieve valuable
information efficiently," Ms. Pyle said, adding that "such unmanaged data lays
ready to be discovered in a future litigation or regulatory request and is
often completely susceptible to breach."

In the second panel on corporations' privacy challenges under government
investigation, Chris Dale who leads the eDisclosure Information Project, a
UK-based industry group that collects and disseminates information about
electronic disclosure / electronic discovery, said, "I was easily tempted to
cross the Atlantic to take part in UBIC's Washington event as soon as I saw
the speaker list.

"Jason Baron left us in no doubt that pre-emptive action armed with analytic
technology is the only answer to the growing volumes of data. Judge Facciola's
talk ranged widely, but the theme which stuck with me was the need to 'intuit
technology,' in which attorneys understand security and standards and find
cheaper ways of doing their jobs within appropriate ethical standards."

For more information about UBIC's Signature Series Seminars, visit our website
www.ubicna.com or contact Sasha Hefler at (650) 868-2623 or

A full list of the participants in UBIC's Washington D.C. seminar along with
interviews and the opening keynote presentation can be viewed at

About UBIC, Inc.

UBIC, Inc. is a leading provider of Asian-language eDiscovery solutions and
services. UBIC has extensive eDiscovery and forensic experience and expertise
with information documented in Japanese, Korean, Chinese as well as English
languages, and applies its expertise in connection with cross-border
litigation, administrative proceedings and internal investigations, including
those related to anti-trust investigations, intellectual property (IP)
litigation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and product liability
(PL) investigations. UBICserves its clients, including leading law firms,
corporate legal departments and government agencies, from offices in Japan,
the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

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