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  • eDiscovery Turf Wars at LegalTech 2011

    1. 1. eDiscovery Turf Wars : Legal versus IT
    2. 2. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT Panelists George Socha, Esq. Ian J. Redpath, Esq. Dr. Linda Volonino Richard Vestuto, Esq. James D. Shook, Esq. J. David Morris - moderator
    3. 3. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Today ’s Topics… </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>How Legal and IT can work together to strengthen your case </li></ul>
    4. 4. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;jobs&quot; and &quot;roles&quot; instead of &quot;partnership ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal is traditionally siloed due to function and security/confidentiality concerns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eDiscovery has a heavy IT dependency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking in ”absolutes” versus “intent” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT works with all business units and are balancing multiple demands and constraints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often thinks in “Black & White” v. “Gray Area” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collect all the email means ALL the email </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;jobs&quot; and &quot;roles&quot; instead of &quot;partnership ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much legal jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking in ”absolutes” versus “intent” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much IT speak </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;jobs&quot; and &quot;roles&quot; instead of &quot;partnerships ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much legal jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having good IT knowledge - understanding the scope for what one is asking (as well as scope expansion) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking in ”absolutes” versus “intent” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much IT speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not taking time to understand what is needed and the potential legal repercussions (30b6 or fact witness) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;jobs&quot; and &quot;roles&quot; instead of &quot;partnership ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much legal jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having good IT knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Losing focus on the Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking in ”absolutes” versus “intent” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much IT speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not taking time to understand what is needed and the potential legal repercussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viewing Legal as competing for IT’s budget </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>Top 5 Legal mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;jobs&quot; and &quot;roles&quot; instead of &quot;partnership ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much legal jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not having good IT knowledge - understanding the scope for what one is asking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Losing focus on the Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking &quot;good enough&quot; is …  well, good enough </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top 5 IT mistakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking in ”absolutes” versus “intent” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using too much IT speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not taking time to understand what is needed and the potential repercussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viewing Legal as competing for IT’s budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not recognizing that eDiscovery is about the rules and case law--and not about IT </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT <ul><li>How Legal and IT can work together to strengthen your case? </li></ul><ul><li>Work together and leverage each others strengths to craft a defensible litigation strategy and IT strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that the corporation needs Legal and IT input to construct and deploy a repeatable and defensible Governance, Regulatory, and Compliance (GRC) capability </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive in protecting the corporation. Crafting and delivering GRC strategy and policies in parallel with a eDiscovery litigation is exceedingly challenging, as well as a recipe for potential Sanctions </li></ul>
    10. 10. eDiscovery Turf Wars: Legal V. IT Question and Answers

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