eDiscovery Management

SL&A works closely with counsel and client in the discovery and pre-litigation environments to reduce acquisition costs, review costs and sanctions costs associated with spoliation claims while meeting the regulatory and statutory burdens imposed by Amended Rule 26, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), SEC 17a-4, NASD Rules 3010 and 3110, ISO17799, Patriot Act, PIPED C-6 and various state regulations including and comparable to California SB-1386/Civil Code 1798.82.

Working closely with national authorities in the field of electronic discovery, we advise on the preservation, retention and litigation hold impact of recent case law, technology and practice developments.

Our professionals provide key advice on:

  • Conducting Rule 26(f) conferences: negotiating limitations on form and manner, clarification of expectations, defining preservation scope, & development of detailed discovery plans
  • Understanding and working with IT and leveraging a common systems architecture
  • Managing records and data
  • Preservation initiatives

Selected Case Studies/Notable Matters

  • In a matter in which opposing counsel “backed up the dump truck” of jumbled and non-indexed electronic information onto the client, SL&A was able to organize, index and develop family relationships among hundreds of thousands of documents, many of which had been provided only to obfuscate the electronic discovery process. The matter was resolved in favor of our client.

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