ONSITE3 a vendor of consulting, forensic services, discovery and review services was the subject of a profile in Met. Corp. Counsel, Vol. 15, Feb. 2007 at 28. The company’s CEO, Mark Hawn, explains that they created a forum called the Corporate Forum “consisting of over 100 of the top Fortune 200 companies that attend quarterly meetings to talk about changes in the law, e-discovery and new technologies that help them save money.”
The group sounds like more than a user group (See my post of Sept. 18, 2006 on software user groups.) and is perhaps an example of a research association or consortium (See my posts of July 21, 2005 on a group of law departments intent on cost savings; Nov. 28, 2005 on the potential for sharing data among law departments; and Oct. 19, 2005 #4 on an investment bank consortium.).