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 5	
  Things	
  You	
  Need	
  to	
  Know	
  
about	
  eDiscovery	
  	
  
and	
  
How	
  to	
  Implement	
  	
  
them	
  i...
Kelly	
  Twigger	
  
Principal	
  
ESI	
  AEorneys	
  
	
  
Guest	
  lecturer,	
  Denver,	
  CU,	
  	
  
MarqueEe,Vanderbi...
WHAT	
  IS	
  ESI	
  ATTORNEYS	
  
•  Law	
  firm	
  that	
  works	
  exclusively	
  in	
  eDiscovery	
  
and	
  Informa:on...
Number	
  1:	
  
Embrace	
  eDiscovery	
  
Director	
  of	
  
CIA	
  falls	
  
from	
  grace	
  
at	
  the	
  hand	
  
of	
  his	
  
paramour	
  
and,	
  you	
  
gue...
Federal	
  
Government	
  
is	
  aware	
  of	
  
and	
  
encouraging	
  
policy	
  and	
  
considera:on	
  
of	
  issues	
...
Presiden:al	
  
memo	
  outlines	
  
need	
  to	
  meet	
  
“legal	
  
requirements	
  
related	
  to	
  the	
  
preserva:...
Florida	
  
adopted	
  new	
  
rules	
  effec:ve	
  
July	
  5,	
  2012	
  
Colorado	
  has	
  	
  
pilot	
  project	
  
in...
PROPOSED	
  CHANGES	
  TO	
  RULES|FRCP	
  
	
  	
  
•  Amendments	
  considered	
  following	
  corporate	
  
backlash	
 ...
EMBRACE	
  EDISCOVERY|WHAT	
  DOES	
  IT	
  MEAN?	
  
	
  	
  
•  Stop	
  being	
  resigned	
  and	
  start	
  using	
  it...
Number	
  2.	
  	
  
eDiscovery	
  NOW	
  
prevents	
  problems	
  later	
  
AND	
  costs	
  less	
  $$$	
  
WHAT	
  DOES	
  NOW	
  MEAN	
  ?	
  
•  Immediate	
  considera:on	
  of	
  preserva:on	
  
obliga:ons	
  upon	
  an:cipa:o...
WHAT	
  DOES	
  NOW	
  MEAN	
  ?|	
  TALKING	
  EARLY	
  
	
  	
  
•  What	
  types	
  of	
  ESI	
  do	
  each	
  party	
 ...
IMPACT|	
  OBLIGATIONS	
  OF	
  COUNSEL	
  
•  Lawyers	
  can	
  no	
  longer	
  assume	
  that	
  a	
  request	
  for	
  ...
CASE	
  STUDY|	
  ACTUAL	
  COST	
  SAVINGS	
  
	
  	
  
220	
  GB	
   12	
  GB	
  
220	
  GB	
   3	
  GB	
  
$375,000	
  ...
WHAT	
  YOU	
  NEED	
  TO	
  BE	
  DOING|	
  FORM	
  OF	
  PRODUCTION	
  
	
  	
  
FRCP	
  Rule	
  34(b)(1)(C):	
  
The	
 ...
WHAT	
  YOU	
  NEED	
  TO	
  BE	
  DOING|	
  FORM	
  OF	
  PRODUCTION	
  
	
  	
  
 	
  
Number	
  3:	
  
Don’t	
  Ignore	
  	
  
Social	
  Media	
  
SOCIAL	
  MEDIA|	
  WHAT	
  SITES	
  ARE	
  YOUR	
  CLIENTS	
  USING?	
  
SOCIAL	
  MEDIA|	
  HOW	
  ARE	
  THEY	
  USING	
  IT?	
  
KEY	
  DECISIONS|	
  GATTO	
  V.	
  UNITED	
  AIR	
  LINES	
  
Court	
  ordered	
  adverse	
  inference	
  instruc?on	
  a...
SOCIAL	
  MEDIA|	
  DOWNLOADING	
  FACEBOOK	
  DATA	
  
Number	
  4:	
  
Making	
  Decisions	
  
about	
  ESI	
  and	
  
eDiscovery	
  Strategy	
  
has	
  to	
  be	
  a	
  TEAM	
...
Number	
  5:	
  
Not	
  all	
  eDiscovery	
  
Tools	
  are	
  Created	
  
Equally	
  (and	
  they’re	
  
not	
  all	
  jus...
FTK	
  Imager	
  
• Collec:on	
  tool	
  for	
  making	
  forensic	
  
images	
  	
  
• Free	
  download	
  at	
  www.acce...
•  PC	
  based	
  forensic	
  search	
  tool	
  
•  Indexes	
  data	
  and	
  creates	
  concept	
  map	
  to	
  show	
  
...
•  Process,	
  Review,	
  
Produce	
  ESI	
  
•  Fixed	
  cost	
  per	
  
document	
  vs.	
  
per	
  GB	
  
•  Use	
  on	
...
• PC	
  based	
  processing	
  and	
  review	
  tool	
  	
  
• Works	
  with	
  up	
  to	
  15GB	
  of	
  data	
  per	
  
...
•  Mul:ple	
  tools	
  to	
  allow	
  for	
  collec:on	
  of	
  social	
  
media,	
  review	
  and	
  case	
  management	
...
www.ediscoveryassistant.com	
  
•  Includes	
  rules,	
  case	
  digests,	
  checklists,	
  
templates	
  glossary	
  and	
  resources	
  for	
  
eDiscove...
Ques?ons?	
  
Kelly	
  H.	
  Twigger,	
  Esq.	
  
	
  
p:	
  	
  303.379.3068	
  
ktwigger@esiaEorneys.com	
  
www.esiaEor...
5 Key Things to Know About eDiscovery and How to Implement Them in Your Practice
5 Key Things to Know About eDiscovery and How to Implement Them in Your Practice
5 Key Things to Know About eDiscovery and How to Implement Them in Your Practice
5 Key Things to Know About eDiscovery and How to Implement Them in Your Practice
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A primer for attorneys, legal professionals, board members and business people on what to be aware of with digital information and the process of electronic discovery.

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5 Key Things to Know About eDiscovery and How to Implement Them in Your Practice

  1. 1.  5  Things  You  Need  to  Know   about  eDiscovery     and   How  to  Implement     them  in  Your  Prac?ce   Kelly  Twigger,  Esq.     Boulder  County  Bar  Associa:on     February  21,  2014  
  2. 2. Kelly  Twigger   Principal   ESI  AEorneys     Guest  lecturer,  Denver,  CU,     MarqueEe,Vanderbilt     Law  Schools   Milwaukee  Business  Journal:  40  Under  40  Class  of   2010   Kentucky  basketball  fana:c   Official  Host  Kentucky  Derby   First  Computer:    IBM  AS2   First  Blog  Post:    December  2007   First  Tweet:    August  2009  
  3. 3. WHAT  IS  ESI  ATTORNEYS   •  Law  firm  that  works  exclusively  in  eDiscovery   and  Informa:on  law     •  Acts  as  outsourced  in-­‐house  counsel  for  firms,   businesses,  and  municipali:es  that  do  not   have  dedicated  eDiscovery  and  informa:on   law  counsel     •  Creators  of  the  eDiscovery  Assistant™  app  for   iPad  
  4. 4. Number  1:   Embrace  eDiscovery  
  5. 5. Director  of   CIA  falls   from  grace   at  the  hand   of  his   paramour   and,  you   guessed  it,   ESI.  
  6. 6. Federal   Government   is  aware  of   and   encouraging   policy  and   considera:on   of  issues  in   ESI.  
  7. 7. Presiden:al   memo  outlines   need  to  meet   “legal   requirements   related  to  the   preserva:on  of   informa:on   relevant  to   li:ga:on.”  
  8. 8. Florida   adopted  new   rules  effec:ve   July  5,  2012   Colorado  has     pilot  project   in  state   business   courts  in   Denver   Map  courtesy  of  Tom  Allman  
  9. 9. PROPOSED  CHANGES  TO  RULES|FRCP       •  Amendments  considered  following  corporate   backlash  of  expense  of  preserva:on  and  lack   of  knowledge  of  how  to  avoid  sanc:ons     •  Proposed  changes  now  require  “bad  faith”   showing  for  sanc:ons  under  Rule  37  vs.   original  idea  of  providing  more  defini:on  to   Rule  26   •  Timeline  for  effec:ve  date  is  likely  2015  
  10. 10. EMBRACE  EDISCOVERY|WHAT  DOES  IT  MEAN?       •  Stop  being  resigned  and  start  using  it  to  your   advantage   •  Turn  the  funnel  on  its  head  –  look  for  what   you  want,  not  through  what  you  have   •  The  world  stage  is  ALL  about  informa:on,  and   your  clients  need  you  to  have  their  back  
  11. 11. Number  2.     eDiscovery  NOW   prevents  problems  later   AND  costs  less  $$$  
  12. 12. WHAT  DOES  NOW  MEAN  ?   •  Immediate  considera:on  of  preserva:on   obliga:ons  upon  an:cipa:on  or  knowledge  of   li:ga:on   •  Who  are  your  witnesses/custodians?     •  Meaningful  meet  and  confer     •  Make  decisions  based  on  the  data  you  have,  or   will  likely  have  
  13. 13. WHAT  DOES  NOW  MEAN  ?|  TALKING  EARLY       •  What  types  of  ESI  do  each  party  have?     •  Where  is  the  informa:on  stored?   •  What  is  being  preserved?    Collected?    Reviewed?     •  How  much  data  will  you  have  to  deal  with?     •  What  are  the  best  approaches  to  cost  effec:vely   handle  and  review  the  data?     •  Who  will  bear  the  costs?    
  14. 14. IMPACT|  OBLIGATIONS  OF  COUNSEL   •  Lawyers  can  no  longer  assume  that  a  request  for  all   documents  will  mean  that  the  opposing  aEy  understands   what  is  out  there  and  should  be  produced;  requests  must  be   specific     •  Counsel  need  to  have  understanding  of  IT  systems  and  actual   costs  to  collect  and  produce  data  to  argue  undue  burden   and  know  true  purpose  behind  request  to  overcome  the   argument   •  Need  to  educate  clients  on  the  challenges  of  ESI  before   li?ga?on  arises,  so  that  clients  are  prepared     •  Evaluate  and  iden:fy  best  tools  for  handling  ESI  commiserate   with  value  of  maEer  
  15. 15. CASE  STUDY|  ACTUAL  COST  SAVINGS       220  GB   12  GB   220  GB   3  GB   $375,000   $42,000  
  16. 16. WHAT  YOU  NEED  TO  BE  DOING|  FORM  OF  PRODUCTION       FRCP  Rule  34(b)(1)(C):   The  Request  may  specify  the  form  or  forms  in  which   electronically  stored  informa:on  is  to  be  produced.       FRCP  Rule  34(b)(2)(d):   If  a  request  does  not  specify  a  form  for  producing  ESI,  a   party  must  produce  it  in  a  form  or  forms  in  which  it  is   ordinarily  maintained  or  in  a  reasonably  usable  form  or   forms,  and  a  party  need  not  produce  in  more  than  one   form.    
  17. 17. WHAT  YOU  NEED  TO  BE  DOING|  FORM  OF  PRODUCTION      
  18. 18.     Number  3:   Don’t  Ignore     Social  Media  
  19. 19. SOCIAL  MEDIA|  WHAT  SITES  ARE  YOUR  CLIENTS  USING?  
  20. 20. SOCIAL  MEDIA|  HOW  ARE  THEY  USING  IT?  
  21. 21. KEY  DECISIONS|  GATTO  V.  UNITED  AIR  LINES   Court  ordered  adverse  inference  instruc?on  aZer  Plain?ff  seeking   disability  following  accident  on  tarmac  “accidentally”  deleted  his  Facebook   account.         Even  if  Plain:ff  did  not  intend  to  permanently  deprive  the  defendants  of  the   informa:on  associated  with  his  Facebook  account,  there  is  no  dispute  that   Plain:ff  inten:onally  deac:vated  the  account.  .  .  Neither  defense  counsel's   allegedly  inappropriate  access  of  the  Facebook  account,  nor  Plain:ff's   belated  efforts  to  reac:vate  the  account,  negate  the  fact  that  Plain:ff  failed   to  preserve  relevant  evidence.  In  light  of  all  of  the  above,  a  spolia:on   inference  is  appropriate.              Ga#o  v.  United  Air  Lines,  Inc.,  2013  WL  1285285  (D.N.J.  Mar.  25,  2013)        
  22. 22. SOCIAL  MEDIA|  DOWNLOADING  FACEBOOK  DATA  
  23. 23. Number  4:   Making  Decisions   about  ESI  and   eDiscovery  Strategy   has  to  be  a  TEAM   effort  
  24. 24. Number  5:   Not  all  eDiscovery   Tools  are  Created   Equally  (and  they’re   not  all  just  for  review)  
  25. 25. FTK  Imager   • Collec:on  tool  for  making  forensic   images     • Free  download  at  www.accessdata.com   • Install  on  hard  drive  and  use  for  mobile   collec:on    
  26. 26. •  PC  based  forensic  search  tool   •  Indexes  data  and  creates  concept  map  to  show   rela:onships  between  custodians  and  data   •  Allows  culling  of  data  with  low  cost  and  low   effort     •  One  :me  licensing  fee  –  requires  use  of  dongle  
  27. 27. •  Process,  Review,   Produce  ESI   •  Fixed  cost  per   document  vs.   per  GB   •  Use  on  iPhone   and  iPad   •  No  training   required   •  Cross-­‐planorm  
  28. 28. • PC  based  processing  and  review  tool     • Works  with  up  to  15GB  of  data  per   maEer   • $100  download  one  :me  fee  that  goes   to  Room  to  Read  charity   • Download  at  www.prooffinder.com   By  Nuix  
  29. 29. •  Mul:ple  tools  to  allow  for  collec:on  of  social   media,  review  and  case  management  in  cloud   based  services   •  Pricing  -­‐-­‐  $25/GB  flat  fee  per  month   •  Use  with  iPhone,  iPad     •  Built  by  former  paralegal  at  large  Chicago  firm  to   provide  li:ga:on  support     •  Cross-­‐planorm  –  web  based     •  Grows  with  what  you  need  for  your  case   www.nextpoint.com  
  30. 30. www.ediscoveryassistant.com  
  31. 31. •  Includes  rules,  case  digests,  checklists,   templates  glossary  and  resources  for   eDiscovery     •  Designed  to  be  first  stop  for  eDiscovery     •  Includes  checklists  for  planning  strategy,   interviewing  custodians,  iden:fying  sources  of   ESI  to  meet  your  obliga:ons   •  Ini:al  download  -­‐-­‐  $29.99  with  monthly/annual   subscrip:on  cost  
  32. 32. Ques?ons?   Kelly  H.  Twigger,  Esq.     p:    303.379.3068   ktwigger@esiaEorneys.com   www.esiaEorneys.com        TwiEer:    @kellytwigger   LinkedIn:    Kelly  Twigger    

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