With billions of active accounts across multiple social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more, user-generated content is being created at an incredible pace. Social media information is implicated in an ever-increasing number of matters and it’s no surprise that lawyers have found the need to gather, review and use information or images found on social media to aid in the prosecution or defense of their lawsuits. That data can readily be collected and reviewed similar to other electronically stored information. And now, more than ever, Social Media Discovery is providing the smoking gun that makes or breaks a case.
In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn how Social Media Discovery – often the least expensive aspect of discovery – is changing the litigation landscape.
- Preservation obligations
- Ethical considerations
- Admissibility requirements
- Case stories that show how Social Media Discovery changed the outcome of actual trials
- How to identify the social media locations to be collected
- How to preserve unique metadata and hash evidence items to aid in authentication
Barry Schwartz, Esq., CEDS
SVP, Advisory Services
Barry Schwartz is highly proficient in discovery and document review matters and holds more than 35 years of legal and business consulting management experience. He oversees BIA’s advisory division and is primarily responsible for providing consulting and advisory services to BIA’s clients. Barry is able to provide experienced, sound insight in multiple areas, including information management, litigation & discovery, document retention and management, regulatory compliance and IT security.
Joshua Serra, Esq.
Litigation Technology Analyst
Joshua Serra is an experienced and licensed attorney with a history of working with electronically stored information from a wide range of industries. He has managed and consulted on Social Media Discovery, document review, litigation technology options and other eDiscovery and analysis services for matters of all sizes and complexities.
Mark MacDonald, CEDS
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Mark oversees BIA’s business development. With over a decade of experience in the eDiscovery industry, he has extensive knowledge in all areas of data management, including data preservation strategies, computer forensics investigations, advanced data analysis, managed attorney review and building tailored eDiscovery solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. In addition to leading BIA’s business development, Mark also manages client contract negotiations and is responsible for high-level account management for BIA’s clientele. He is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS).