Philip Favro

January 7, 2020

Lessons Learned for 2020: Spotlighting the Top eDiscovery Cases from 2019

With the New Year upon us, it is worth looking back at some of the key eDiscovery cases from 2019 and examining the lessons they offer going forward in 2020.
January 3, 2020

Court Criticizes Model eDiscovery Order, Spotlights Advanced Search Methodologies

Litigation readiness is an essential step for parties who wish to be prepared for the electronic discovery process. While significant for the production phase of discovery, litigation readiness has proven indispensable for helping clients preserve relevant electronically stored information (ESI). This is particularly the case under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), which generally safeguards parties from sanctions who have implemented and followed litigation readiness measures.
November 18, 2019
Information Governance - DOJ

Information Governance is Key in New DOJ Antitrust Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

Information governance (IG) is a key corporate strategy than can help companies realize the value and minimize risk from the data they generate and receive. This is evident from the guidance on antitrust compliance programs the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently promulgated. Companies with an IG program including information retention policies and education on inappropriate document destruction stand a much greater chance of obtaining relief from antitrust violations than enterprises lacking IG measures.
September 18, 2019
FRCP 37(e) Reasonable Steps

New Cases Spotlight the Importance of Litigation Readiness in Avoiding FRCP 37(e) Sanctions

Litigation readiness is an essential step for parties who wish to be prepared for the electronic discovery process. While significant for the production phase of discovery, litigation readiness has proven indispensable for helping clients preserve relevant electronically stored information (ESI). This is particularly the case under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), which generally safeguards parties from sanctions who have implemented and followed litigation readiness measures.
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