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How to Solve Discovery Challenges - Interview: Ozzy Jimenez, Wynter Grant, Tara Emory - Chief Litigation Officer Summit

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Ozzy Jimenez, Wynter Grant & Tara Emory of Driven, Inc., a service provider at the marcus evans Chief Litigation Officer Summit Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, discuss discovery best practices.

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How to Solve Discovery Challenges - Interview: Ozzy Jimenez, Wynter Grant, Tara Emory - Chief Litigation Officer Summit

  1. 1. Interview with: Ozzy Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Wynter Grant, Executive Director - Sales, & Tara Emory, Director of Corporate Strategy, Driven, Inc. The traditional methods for dealing with discovery are no longer adequate, according to Ozzy Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer & Wynter Grant, Executive Director - Sales, Driven, Inc. “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) and legal teams need to be open to alternative technology and delivery methods for dealing with today’s complex data sources and the legal c h a l l e n g e s a s s o c i a t e d , ” t h e y commented. “CLOs need to increase their control of and visibility into their discovery process,” added Tara Emory, Director of Corporate Strategy. Driven, Inc. is a discovery service provider at the marcus evans Chief Litigation Officer Summit Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. How is the landscape of electronic discovery and how discovery is conducted changing? How is it impacting CLOs? Jimenez: The traditional methods for dealing with discovery are no longer adequate. CLOs should consider emerging technology that will not only provide cost control and data size management, but should also allow legal teams to use discovery in an offensive manner. How can costly disputes be avoided? Emory: Costly discovery disputes can be avoided when litigating parties are willing and knowledgeable enough about technology in discovery to engage in reasonable discussions about how the most relevant document should be searched and produced. This allows both sides to focus on the merits of a case, which is a much better use of their resources. How can CLOs use technology to their advantage? Grant: Today’s emerging technology and delivery methods should allow corporations to have more reliable transparency on cost and faster visibility into the case issues. The goal should be to leverage technology so that smaller more experienced teams can manage large sets of data efficiently. All of this equates to cost reduction even when data sizes are increasing. What are some of the most critical best practices for each discovery stage? Emory: CLOs should determine whether counsel acting on their behalf understand each stage of discovery from a technological as well as a legal perspective. In order to ensure proper preservation, search, review and production, counsel need to understand issues that include the company’s deletion and hold technologies, data systems, collection and search techniques, and review quality check protocols. What real capabilities are missing from legal functions today? Emory: In-house legal departments benefit from the true technology partnership provided by Driven. We help our clients manage their litigation across all matters, increasing their control of and visibility into their discovery processes. We also work closely with our clients’ outside counsel to arm them with the information they need to most effectively and efficiently use the discovery process to our client’s advantage. How can CLOs drive down legal expenses? Emory: First, preparedness for litigation is key. While we consult on strategies to reduce costs for current litigations, the greatest savings can be realized through planning for future litigation. When facing discovery for a new matter, companies should be ready to quickly provide data maps and collection strategies to counsel for the matter, which reduces time counsel will spend organizing that information and reviewing nonresponsive documents that can be culled out. Second, companies with multiple litigations can streamline and ensure consistency in discovery management through our ONE platform. By hosting documents for all litigations in our ONE platform, rather than having multiple service providers hold separate copies of overlapping collections, our clients reduce hosting costs, increase visibility into when and how a document was produced in different cases, and leverage existing attorney work product. What is your outlook for the next few years? How should CLOs prepare? Jimenez: We expect to see continued changes in the ways that end users create discoverable content and its impact on data sizes and legal strategy. Corporations should align themselves with true technology experts or develop expertise in house to be able to marry the evolving technology market with the legal users. CLOs should be prepared to adopt methodologies that are becoming mainstream in other IT related fields, such as SAAS offerings and cloud computing. The goal should be to leverage technology How to Solve Discovery Challenges
  2. 2. The Legal Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional t r e n d s a n d b r e a k t h r o u g h innovations. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited. For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website below: Chief Litigation Officer Summit Fall 2013 & Chief Litigation Officer Summit Spring 2014 www.chieflitigationofficersummit.com Contact Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com About Driven, Inc. XDriven Inc. is a leading provider of cutting edge technology solutions for the legal community. Founded in 2001, Driven’s innovative ONE platform seamlessly integrates early case assessment, processing, review, and production in one robust, user- friendly platform. Driven also offers a wide range of professional services, including litigation support outsourcing, forensics, and attorney guided eDiscovery and litigation readiness consulting. Recognized in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant report, Driven has evolved into a national leader in the legal technology field. www.driven-inc.com About marcus evans Summits marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.com Upcoming Events European Corporate Counsel Summit - www.eccsummit.com IP Law Summit - www.iplawsummit.com Litigation Asia Summit - http://litigationccasia.marcusevans-summits.com To view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.legal-series.com/OzzyJimenezWynterGrantTaraEmory

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