A Litigator’s Guide to Negotiating Ediscovery Requirements

With the explosion of electronic documents and electronic stored information in modern complex litigation, the how and why of eDiscovery processing has become increasingly important. When done effectively, large document collections can be defensibly reduced, made fully searchable, and normalized to an easily reviewable format to speed and ease document review.

Key Points

  • What are ESI Agreements, etc.
  • Why Increasingly Important
  • Legal Requirements
  • Particular Points for Inclusion
  • – ESI collection activities
  • – Review procedures: linear, search, TAR
  • – Production Format
  • – Privileged information
  • – Miscellaneous items
  • Reference Guide for Examples of Protocols, Requirements, etc.

About the Speaker

Karsten Weber is CTO and Principal, Lexbe LC. Mr. Weber is an eDiscovery consultant and expert and leads the product development at Lexbe. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.S. Engineering, Danish Technical University.

Organizing Deponents, Custodians and Other Case Participants

Some cases contain a confusing multitude of parties, data custodians, potential deponents, third-party subpoena targets. Keeping track of who’s who can be a challenge. Learn best practices for how to organize and use as a basis for effective eDiscovery, depositions and case chronologies.

Key Points

  • Who’s on First? Why Bother Organizing and Mapping Early
  • Defining Terms
  • Conflict of Interest Checks
  • Data Custodians – Map and Preserve Your Case Data
  • Early Case Assessment – Know your case strength
  • Build Out Evidence Timelines
  • Be Proactive in Depositions and Motion Practice

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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