Litigation Readiness Counseling

Our e-discovery lawyers frequently assist clients in developing litigation readiness plans. E-discovery is burdensome, but some of the pain points can be minimized by managing data proactively. We work with our clients to develop data retention and destruction policies, social media policies, and bring-your-device policies designed to affirmatively manage the creation and storage of data. We also advise on storage systems designed to create retrieval efficiencies, as well as to advance collection, review, and production protocols, all for a coordinated, efficient response when the time comes. We often provide strategic counseling in the prelitigation context and routinely work with in-house counsel, information technology, and records management personnel to formulate realistic document retention and preservation plans tailored to an organization's specific needs.

    • Experience
      • Represented managed care organizations in negotiating and complying with a civil investigative demand (CID) and subpoena issued by the Federal Trade Commission in connection with an antitrust investigation of the merger of two major in-network hospitals.
      • Using Catalyst, worked with client's preferred e-discovery vendor to collect and review materials for production in connection with a putative class action alleging antitrust violations, fraud, and unfair trade practices.
      • Intellectual Property

      • In conjunction with patent action being litigated concurrently in several jurisdictions, conducted review of several terabytes of data on behalf of Fortune 500 client.

      • Technology and Cyber Risk

      • Collected, reviewed, and produced over two million pages of documents, consisting primarily of e-mails from over 35 custodians, as part of defense of insurer in class action alleging unfair business practices related to payment of claims.

      • Other Experiences

      • In conjunction with a vexatious litigation action against an international developer, collected, reviewed, and produced ESI and paper materials related to 12 underlying lawsuits. Additionally, utilized Concordance to organize and conduct review and analysis of electronic data received from other parties for use in over 30 depositions.
    • News
      • September 27, 2013

        Hartford Lawyer Presents on e-Discovery at Masters Conference

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      • September 20, 2012

        Andrea Donovan Napp Authors Chapter in E-Discovery Book

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