Lexbe Presenting at 27th Annual University of Texas Technology Law Conference

We are excited to announce that Lexbe will be presenting at the 27th Annual University of Texas Technology Law Conference being held May 23-24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, TX.

Gene Albert, Lexbe CEO, will be making a presentation titled Technology, Ethics, and Electronic Discovery on May 22 at 11:15 a.m.

Within the context of continuous advances in technology, Gene will discuss best practices in handling electronic discovery issues as they occur in litigation as well as pre-litigation steps a company may take to positively impact the results of future litigation. Topics discussed will include computer usage policies, records management and information governance. Additional topics include recent developments in eDiscovery law (such as predictive coding, proportionality, discovery of social media content, discovery of personal devices’ data pursuant to BYOD policy, sanctions, spoliation and obstruction); strategies for reducing unnecessary eDiscovery costs (such as early ESI identification and case assessment); and judicial approaches to manage eDiscovery in their courts (such as procedural issues, production disputes, noncooperation, noncompliance with court orders, production and privilege issues, proportionality, privilege waiver, model orders, and use of special discovery masters).

Now in its 27th year, UT Law’s Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of leading technology, licensing and M&A counsel along with experts in copyright, trademark, open source, public-private technology collaborations, and data privacy and security for two days of sophisticated and practical presentations and discussions. The program also draws a prominent audience and sponsorship from leading technology companies as well as their legal, financial and data security advisors. For more information click here

10 Best Practices: Forms of Production

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce. Watch to avoid the pitfalls of email discovery and find the critical evidence that breaks your case.

Key Points

  • Know the rules (FRCP/state/local)
  • Match your review request with your review approach
  • Know the common file deliverables in productions
  • ‘Meet and Confer’ (Rule 26) to your advantage
  • Request specific file types and metadata as needed
  • Track custodians & handle deduplication
  • Address placeholders, databases and unusual file types
  • Negotiate a comprehensive discovery order in complicated cases
  • Watch out for redactions traps
  • Increase privilege review accuracy with near dup checks

About the Speaker

Gene Albert is the CEO of Lexbe, and a frequent speaker and writer on litigation technology and eDiscovery topics. He is on the Planning Committee of the Texas State Bar eDiscovery Program. Gene has his JD from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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