E-Discovery and Data Management | Fennemore Craig
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Overview

Our E-Discovery and Data Management practice bridges the gap that often exists between technology and the law by formulating solutions that are tailored to the individual needs of each case. In doing so, the goal is to contain risk, minimize cost and facilitate the overall legal strategy.

This evolving practice focuses on assisting clients with both pre- and post- litigation planning. Pre-litigation planning includes items such as document and records retention policies, litigation hold policies, and the creation of in-house e-discovery teams. Post-litigation planning involves the development, implementation and management of a strategy for collecting, reviewing and producing ESI through the discovery phase. These policies and protocols adhere to principles of reasonableness and proportionality, taking into account factors such as the cost, burden and technical feasibilities involved in each case.

With our team of attorneys, paralegals and IT and litigation support professionals, our E-Discovery and Data Management practice offers significant experience handling high volume discovery for complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. Through this experience, our team has developed tested methods for streamlining e-discovery processes, including management of the process in-house whenever possible and the use of cutting edge technology to assist with document review and case analysis. This technology includes Relativity®, CaseMap®, TimeMap®, and others. Relativity® is an e-Discovery and early case assessment (ECA) tool that enables attorneys and paralegals to quickly and efficiently assess, review and manage “native” data collections, resulting in accelerated early case analysis, increased defensibility of the e-discovery process and at a significant cost savings for clients. Our e-discovery attorneys are skilled in designing and implementing processes that take advantage of the most appropriate, efficient and cost-effective technologies that will best serve our clients.

Our e-discovery attorneys are at the forefront of this emerging area of law and actively contribute to its development, whether through involvement in leading industry groups, speaking engagements and conferences, or publications on topics related to e-discovery. We also work closely with clients to keep them apprised of new developments in e-discovery through e-newsletters, firm sponsored events, presentations and in-house training.

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