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Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Department Should Knowu

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Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Department Should Knowu

  1. 1. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Department Should Know about Discovery Bill Savarino Partner, Cohen Mohr LLP Bill Tolson Director of Legal and Regulatory Systems, Mimosa Systems Inc. Copyright © 2008 Mimosa Systems, Inc. - Confidential
  2. 2. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 1. Create and maintain appropriate document retention policies and practices
  3. 3. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 2. Utilize an effective ESI archiving system that permits efficient search, review, and culling of ESI as well as immediate placement of litigation holds
  4. 4. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 3. Understand the company’s data infrastructure and develop a data map
  5. 5. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 4. Establish an ESI team to develop and implement a litigation action plan
  6. 6. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 5. Educate employees and enforce compliance with retention policies and practices
  7. 7. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 6. Avoid delegating record retrieval and review to outside vendors
  8. 8. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 7. Hire outside counsel who are knowledgeable about ESI discovery and who are technologically savvy
  9. 9. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 8. Develop appropriate trigger points for anticipating litigation and develop litigation hold procedures to implement such triggers
  10. 10. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 9. Take proactive steps to prevent the potential inadvertent production of privileged records
  11. 11. Ten Things Every Corporate Legal Dept Should Know about Discovery 10.Determine what information is not reasonably accessible up front and take steps to defend that position when necessary
  12. 12. Speaker Contact William F. Savarino Cohen Mohr LLP 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W. Suite 504 Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 342-2550 bsavarino@cohenmohr.com
  13. 13.  Questions? info@mimosasystems.com www.mimosasystems.com

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