We all know the usual ways most legal departments find relevant data. Preserve via legal hold, collect data, and then search through the collected data for responsiveness. There’s nothing wrong with this traditional way of doing e-discovery, but why settle for traditional or average?
As e-discovery technology advances, legal teams should be learning about new tools that can help improve, streamline and ultimately find data faster within the early stages of e-discovery. Not only will leveraging new technology save your organization money, it will make your job easier. In this webcast, learn 3 new ways e-discovery technology can help you preserve, find and collect data faster.
About the presenters:
Chris Costello, Esq. | Sr. E-Discovery Attorney | Winston & Strawn LLP
Christopher Costello is a senior eDiscovery attorney who concentrates his practice on eDiscovery and complex commercial matters, including: residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, contractual disputes, real estate transactions and foreclosures, partnership disputes, as well as securities fraud and white collar actions. He has managed all aspects of client relationships and cases, from inception through trial. Representative clients include major financial institutions, foreign real estate investment funds, inventors of environmentally friendly technologies, and businesses across a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Costello is a member of the Leadership Committee of Winston & Strawn's eDiscovery & Information Governance Practice Group, the chair of the eDiscovery marketing committee, co-chair of the International and Cross-Border Discovery Committee, and the editor of eDiscovery Advantage, a quarterly newsletter that identifies and summarizes significant eDiscovery cases and developments affecting clients and attorneys alike. He also advises clients on document retention, presentation, and litigation preparedness programs, and helps clients review and revamp existing legal hold and document collection practices and prepare for Rule 16 and Rule 26 conferences.
Mr. Costello has significant experience coordinating forensic examinations and collections of data, including work and home computers, personal e-mail accounts and social media, and in using existing collection, processing and review processes and technologies to reduce clients’ eDiscovery costs.
Jason Lichter, Esq. | Director - Discovery Services & Litigation Support | Pepper Hamilton LLP
Jason Lichter is the director of discovery services and litigation support at Pepper Hamilton LLP. In this capacity, Mr. Lichter develops and implements strategies to ensure that the firm’s clients receive the highest quality discovery and litigation support services in a cost-effective and defensible manner. Mr. Lichter advises colleagues and clients on how to leverage the latest technologies and e-discovery best practices to efficiently guide matters from initial document preservation and collection through to production and eventual presentation at trial. An area of particular emphasis is document review, for which Mr. Lichter applies well-developed protocols and procedures in staffing, training, project and vendor management, quality control, privilege review, knowledge transfer, and increasingly statistical analysis to promote efficiency, mitigate risk, and gather metrics for use in preparing accurate budget estimates.
Mr. Lichter has counseled clients and colleagues on such varied topics as the implementation of e-discovery readiness action plans, vendor requests for proposal, defensible approaches to preservation, forensic and reasonably tailored data collections, cloud-based and structured data considerations, efficient and cost-effective document filtering and review strategies (including technology-assisted review), and quality control techniques.
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