Philip Favro

May 4, 2020
Workplace Collaboration Tools

eDiscovery Cases Spotlight IG Best Practices for Workplace Collaboration Tools

Organizations are increasingly using workplace collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack. With the proliferation of these tools, litigants are now seeking relevant collaboration tool messages in discovery. Over the past year, several courts have issued orders addressing preservation and production obligations for relevant content from those tools. The cases are instructive on how organizations should structure the use and configuration of retention settings for those tools as part of their information governance strategy.
April 28, 2020

Q & A with eDiscovery Expert Amy Sellars from Cardinal Health

Discovery challenges in 2020 seem to be increasing rather than decreasing. Indeed, the proliferation of ephemeral messaging apps and workplace collaboration tools spotlight just a few of the complexities surrounding eDiscovery confronting organizations today. Against this backdrop, it’s a relief to know there are experts in the field of eDiscovery who can help clients navigate these troubles. One of the leading in-house experts on these issues is Amy Sellars. Amy, who serves as the assistant general counsel and director of eDiscovery for Cardinal Health, is a seasoned eDiscovery practitioner who specializes in advising Fortune 500 companies on eDiscovery and related legal issues.
April 3, 2020

Understanding and Addressing Discovery Challenges with Slack

Slack is a popular cloud-based team collaboration and messaging platform used by a wide variety of organizations. Similar to other workplace messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack remains largely unknown to many lawyers and judges. Nevertheless, Slack contains business communications, documents, graphics, and other information that may be subject to discovery. A lack of knowledge about Slack can lead to complications with fulfilling preservation, collection, and production discovery obligations.
April 2, 2020

Slack: Understanding and Addressing Discovery Challenges

Slack is a popular cloud-based team collaboration and messaging platform used by a wide variety of organizations. Similar to other workplace messaging platforms that have grown in popularity, Slack remains largely unknown to many counsel and the courts. Nevertheless, content from Slack—including business communications, records, graphics, and other information—is increasingly subject to discovery. A lack of knowledge about Slack can lead to complications with satisfying preservation, collection, and production obligations for relevant Slack content in discovery.
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