The Legal and Strategic Guide to E-Discovery: Best Practices for Corporate Counsel

November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004
Park Central New York
870 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, Peter G. Verniero
Marcus Evans
Opening Remarks (Verniero); The Latest Word on E-Discovery Specific Procedural Rules: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know Now (Greenbaum)

Almost one-third of all evidence is maintained solely in an electronic format, from inflammatory e-mails to inculpatory memos to negligently drafted design plans that mysteriously disappear. Once litigation begins, forensic experts – at great expense to the company or pursuant to court order – may be called upon to recover and identify thousands or even millions of electronic documents that were inadvertently deleted or never intended to be preserved. And on another front, sweeping court rule changes and judicial decisions have significantly altered the obligation of companies to retrieve electronic documents as part of the pre-litigation disclosure process. In order to manage the staggering expense of such litigation, it is crucial to take a proactive approach to electronic document management.

This senior-level forum will provide a legislative and strategic update on how to manage electronic information.