John Tredennick

John Tredennick is the founder and CEO of Merlin Search Technologies. He spent his first twenty years as a partner and trial lawyer at a national law firm and his second twenty as the founder CEO of Catalyst, a leading e-discovery software company (recently sold to a large public company). Merlin is revolutionizing document search the way Pandora revolutionized music.

Merlin Search Technologies Announces Launch of Inaugural Advisory Board

Merlin Search Technologies Announces Launch of Inaugural Advisory Board Bob Flores, Former CTO, CIAKathlina Phillips, Former Chief of Search, Wells FargoDaniel Cybulski, Former Technology Director, CIALuci Braun, Former Mentor, Mit Venture Mentoring ServiceBill Hamilton, eDiscovery Expert & Senior Legal Skills Prof. University of FloridaLew Visscher, Former CFO, Catalyst Repository SystemsMerlin Search Technologies Announces Launch of

Merlin Welcomes Martha MacPherson as Senior Director of Marketing

Merlin Welcomes Martha MacPherson as Senior Director of Marketing We are excited to announce that Martha MacPherson has joined Merlin Search Technologies as Senior Director of Marketing. In that position, she will focus on Merlin’s marketing strategy and execution, including digital marketing, lead generation, content strategy, and corporate communications.  Martha brings over 25 years of

Merlin CEO John Tredennick Speaks on Applying Search Technology to Legal Matters and Beyond

CEO John Tredennick Interviewed on Applying Search Technology to Legal Matters and Beyond. Ari Kaplan, one of the leading legal podcasters and thought leaders interviewed Merlin Search Technologies CEO John Tredennick for his award-winning podcast called Reinventing Professionals. The long-running  podcast is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a

Merlin to Present at International Conference on Info Retrieval

Merlin Invited to Present at International Conference on Information Retrieval Team Sherlock is off to Stavanger, Norway (at least virtually) to present a paper on Sherlock’s unique Cluster Batching capabilities. The paper will be presented at the 44th European Conference on Information Retrieval, which will be held April 10-14, 2022.   William Webber and John Tredennick

Merlin Search Technologies Announces the Release of Merlin Integrated Search

Merlin Search Technologies Announces the Release of Merlin Integrated Search Press Release Merlin Search Technologies Announces the Release of Merlin Integrated SearchMerlin IS is the first to combine keyword and AI-powered search seamlessly for investigations, discovery and compliance. Denver, February 23, 2022–Merlin Search Technologies today announced the release of Merlin Integrated Search (IS), a revolutionary

Merlin Presenting Research Paper at ALTARS 2022

Merlin to Present Research Paper on Cluster Batching at ALTARS 2022   Dr. William Webber and John Tredennick were invited to present a research paper on a new form of clustering for TAR review at the at 1st Workshop on Augmented Intelligence for Technology-Assisted Reviews Systems, (ALTARS 2022) a workshop that will be held as

What is NewLaw?

NewLaw is about new technology fueling new and disruptive strategits. If you are a legal innovator, you may want to read the Merlin take on this important topic and see if you match up.

Poitraits of Technologists

Our CEO and Founder, John Tredennick was interviewed for a series on leading technologists by Cherwell Software in the fall of 2018. He talks about founding Catalyst and the role technology will play in the future.

Tredennick Featured in Creativity Article

Merlin CEO Tredennick Featured in Creativity Article Merlin Founder and Executive Director John Tredennick was featured in the March 13, 2020 edition of Law.com in an article called “Want to Excel in E-Discovery? Join a Band.” The article asked the question”Does creativity play a role in legal matters like e-discovery?” Tredennick, who is known for his creativity

Merlin shows at RMAI Vegas

Merlin Digital made “Magic” at the 2020 RMAi Annual Conference in Las Vegas this week. We joined our partners at Actuate Law and Quointec to debut the new ARM Communications Advisor, which we jointly released this week.  The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. Its sole purpose

Episode 11: The Open Source Revolution

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode 11: The Open Source Revolution The Open Source Revolution: Could it lead to a standard product for TAR engines available to anyone for

Episode 10: TAR 1.0 vs. TAR 2.0

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode 10: TAR 1.0 vs. TAR 2.0 The battle between TAR 1.0 and TAR 2.0 rears its ugly head. When is TAR 1.0 the

Episode 9: FOMO: Fear of Missing Out

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode 9: FOMO: Fear of Missing Out Herb Roitblat recently released a paper called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), which provided a mathematical analysis

Gartner Rates Amazon Top Cloud Provider

Amazon is the Leader in Cloud Infrastructure Many legal professionals are leery about using the public cloud due to security concerns. Today, an increasing number of organizations including state agencies and the U.S. government have realized that public cloud facilities maintained by the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft provide equal or even greater security

Episode 8: Validation: How Do We Know TAR Worked?

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode Eight: Validation: How Do We Know TAR Worked?  Tom and John Take a Shot at This Tricky Topic Listen here. Our Virtual Porch

Episode 6: The Latest TAR Poll Results

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode Six: The Latest TAR Poll Results  Rob Robinson of ComplexDiscovery just released the results from the Spring 2019 Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols

Episode 4: Can You Do Good TAR with a Bad Algorithm?

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode 4 – Can You Do Good TAR with a Bad Algorithm?  Should proportionality arguments allow producing parties to get away with poor productions—simply

Episode 2: TAR By the Numbers

John Tredennick, Tom Gricks and Dr. Jeremy Pickens are on the EDRM virtual porch with our friend Mary Mack to talk about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession.  Episode 2: TAR By the Numbers Learn about the birth of continuous active learning from Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst’s chief scientist. He details the

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