2nd National Advanced Forum on

Document Retention & E-Discovery

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

About

Recent high profile cases have made it abundantly clear that the millions of e-mail messages and other corporate communications that flow through today's organizations are ticking time-bombs.

Reducing the chances that those bombs will explode and ensuring that documents are appropriately handled has become a most critical-and complex-challenge for today's corporate counsel. Whether the blow-up comes from discovery, inappropriate destruction or another avenue, in-house counsel and their advisors must know how to go on the offensive to prevent the criminal and civil penalties and negative publicity that can result. Perhaps more importantly, counsel must be prepared to protect the organization from e-discovery fishing expeditions.

The American Conference Institute's publication will provide you with invaluable information and advice on:

•Developing and implementing an effective corporate document retention policy
•Protecting the privacy of electronic documentation
•Minimizing the risk of creating a bad document
•The newest legal developments in document retention and e-discovery
•Strategically using e-discovery to gain a tactical advantage

Contents & Contributors

About

Recent high profile cases have made it abundantly clear that the millions of e-mail messages and other corporate communications that flow through today's organizations are ticking time-bombs.

Reducing the chances that those bombs will explode and ensuring that documents are appropriately handled has become a most critical-and complex-challenge for today's corporate counsel. Whether the blow-up comes from discovery, inappropriate destruction or another avenue, in-house counsel and their advisors must know how to go on the offensive to prevent the criminal and civil penalties and negative publicity that can result. Perhaps more importantly, counsel must be prepared to protect the organization from e-discovery fishing expeditions.

The American Conference Institute's publication will provide you with invaluable information and advice on:

•Developing and implementing an effective corporate document retention policy
•Protecting the privacy of electronic documentation
•Minimizing the risk of creating a bad document
•The newest legal developments in document retention and e-discovery
•Strategically using e-discovery to gain a tactical advantage

Contents & Contributors


THE DISCOVERABILITY OF COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION
Francis J. Burke, Jr., Steptoe & Johnson LLP

AVOIDING "OLD SPARKY" AND LESSER SHOCKS
Paul Robertson, Bingham McCutchen LLP

MINIMIZING LITIGATION RISKS IN E-DISCOVERY
Greg Wood, Fulbright & Jaworski

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS: PRESERVE OR DESTROY?
Helen Bergman Moure, Preston Gates Ellis

PROTECTING ELECTRONIC COPORATE RECORDS: THE LAW OF INFORMATION SECURITY
Thomas J. Smedinghoff, Baker & McKenzie

BEYOND COST-SHIFTING: DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND DEFENDING YOUR COMPANY'S ELECTRONIC RECORDS RETENTION POLICY
Jeffrey S. Follett, Foley Hoag LLP
Brian C. Carroll, Foley Hoag LLP

MONITORING AND AUDITING A DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY
Ed Wolfe, General Motors Coporation

REDUCING THE RISK OF CREATING A BAD DOCUMENT
Carolyn J. Brue, Cargill, Inc.

SELECTING AND WORKING WITH A DOCUMENT RETENTION VENDOR
Michael E. Lackey, Jr., Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY
Jeffrey R. Chanin, Keker & Van Nest
Clement S. Roberts, Keker & Van Nest

EFFECTIVE FIRST STRIKE AND FIRST RESPONSE TACTICS
Joan E. Feldman, Computer Forensics Inc

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY: EFFECTIVE FIRST STRIKE AND FIRST RESPONSE TACTICS
Michael P. Zweig, Loeb & Loeb LLP

OFFENSIVE DEFENSE: USING E-DISCOVERY TO WIN
Dominic J. Gianna, Middleberg Riddle & Gianna



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