A Litigator’s Guide to Mac eDiscovery

The Apple Mac OS for desktops and laptops and iOS for portable devices were once relegated to the sidelines in corporate America and overlooked or ignored in eDiscovery and litigation. This approach is no longer viable as electronically stored information (ESI) from Apple computers, iPhone and iPads is part of many document intensive cases today.

Most companies large and small support Apple computer usage by their employees and derived digital evidence is common. But that does not mean it is easy to collect, process, search, and review. In fact, it raises a host of complications that should be addressed.

Key Points

  • The growth of the MAC OS and iOS in modern business usage
  • Issues in collecting and processing from MAC computers and devices
  • Complications processing and reviewing email with Apple Mail
  • Ensuring searchability of MAC-based files for eDiscovery
  • Conducting document reviews using MAC computers for MAC-centric law firms

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.

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But that does not mean it is easy to collect, process, search and review. This checklist for attorneys and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications and get quickly to accurate, documents for your review team.

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Counsel increasingly request and courts grant, these production requests. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications and dangers in handling native file production requests.

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Native files refer to electronically stored information (ESI) stored in the format originally used by the fact witness or other custodian, without conversion to TIFF, PDF or other paginated formats for review. Examples are Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or Outlook Email.

Counsel increasingly request and courts grant, these production requests. This checklist for attorneys, litigation paralegals and legal technology professionals should help you sort out the complications of when, why and how to request productions in native file format.

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