App data is the newest frontier in e-discovery. Questions abound regarding how to find and collect app data needed for investigations and litigation, how to make it humanly searchable, and how to present it effectively throughout the life of a lawsuit or investigation. In Part 1, we jump to the end: recommendations and war stories about analyzing app data and presenting it to factfinders. In Part 2, we will move to the beginning: finding, collecting, processing and hosting the data.
George Socha is a managing director in BDO’s Forensic Technology Services practice. Named an “E-Discovery Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer, he assists corporate, law firm, and government clients with all facets of electronic discovery, including information governance. George has served clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, energy, retail, banking, and technology, among others. As a renowned industry thought leader, George has authored more than 50 articles and spoken at more than 200 engagements across the world on a variety of e-discovery topics. His extensive knowledge has also been utilized more than 20 times to provide expert testimony. Co-founder of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a framework that outlines the standards for the recovery and discovery of digital data, and the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM), a similar framework specific to information management, George is skilled at developing and implementing electronic discovery strategies and managing electronic discovery processes. Prior to joining BDO, George spent 16 years as a litigation attorney in private practice before starting his own consulting firm focused on e-discovery issues in 2003. George has also served as a guest lecturer at universities across the United States.
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Mary partners her eDiscovery practice with the firm’s role as National Coordinating Counsel in mass tort, class actions and multidistrict litigation. She has litigated motions to compel in multiple state and federal courts on a variety of eDiscovery issues. She has worked extensively defending product liability manufacturers in a wide variety of industries.
Christopher brings Christopher has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal technology field. He leads the firm's eDiscovery and Information Technology departments and directs the development, implementation, support, and use of the firm's IT systems. He evaluates the ever-changing demands of litigation and implements pragmatic solutions to address the firm’s technology challenges. Mr. Good has worked both in-house and as a consultant for law firms in Minnesota and California. His experience encompasses all phases of the EDRM from identification and collection through evidence presentation in a trial setting. Given his varied experience and understanding of the business of practicing law, Christopher provides creative solutions to otherwise complicated legal technology challenges.
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