Forms of Production: Maximizing Benefit and Managing Costs
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Forms of Production: Maximizing Benefit and Managing Costs

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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Do you know how to request ESI in production that maximizes the information available to you and that also saves you money as well? Are you prepared to address arguments from producing parties regarding the production of ESI?  And, are you aware of what the courts say regarding form of production?  Join us for our webinar about current rules regarding form of production, options available to you, the pros and cons of each and relevant case law regarding recent form of production disputes.

In this webinar, eDiscovery Today will cover:

  • How form of production alternatives have evolved over the years
  • Current rules regarding forms of production and the rights of requesting parties
  • Alternatives for forms of production and the pros and cons of each
  • Cost considerations for various form of production alternatives
  • Objections to native file production made by producing parties and counter-arguments to those objections
  • What you need to know to successfully negotiate an ESI protocol that protects your rights
  • Key recent case law opinions regarding form of production and what they mean for you
  • Recommendations for optimizing the ESI produced to you
  • Resources for more information, including a sample production protocol


Doug AustinDoug Austin
eDiscovery Today

Doug is an established eDiscovery thought leader with over 30 years of experience providing eDiscovery best practices, legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has published a daily blog since 2010 and has written numerous articles and white papers. He has received the JD Supra Readers Choice Award as the Top eDiscovery Author for 2017 and 2018 and a JD Supra Readers Choice Award as a Top Cybersecurity Author for 2019. Doug has presented at numerous events and conferences and has also presented numerous CLE-accredited webcasts.

Tom O'ConnorTom O'Connor
Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center

Tom is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems. Tom’s consulting experience is primarily in complex litigation matters where he has worked on numerous major cases, most recently Opioid litigation. He has also been appointed as a technical consultant by various federal and state courts on cases dealing with large amounts of electronic evidence and specializes in negotiating ESI exchange protocols.

Mike Quartararo, CEDSMike Quartararo, CEDS

Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), which provides training and certification in e-discovery to the legal community. He is the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for two decades, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps and Stroock. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. He frequently writes and speaks on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Reach him via email at or on Twitter @mikequartararo.

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