Most lawyers know that relevant electronically stored information (ESI) must be preserved for litigation, but surprisingly few have implemented a defensible preservation process. Without a defensible process for preserving relevant ESI, the entire discovery process is subject to collapse, leaving organizations vulnerable to data loss and court sanctions. This program reviews requirements for preserving relevant ESI and delineates guidelines and best practices for establishing a defensible preservation process for ESI.
Topics covered include:
- Practical steps for defensibly preserving relevant ESI
- Requirements under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and common law regarding ESI preservation
- Tips for triaging and mitigating ESI spoliation issues
– Hon. William Matthewman, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
– Ruth C. Hauswirth, Special Counsel, E-Discovery and Information Retention, Cooley LLP
– Corey Lee, Partner, Jones Day
– Phil Favro, Consultant, Driven, Inc.