The Corporate Counsel's Advanced Forum on

Document Management and E-Discovery

Managing Costs, Exposures and Liabilities While Fulfilling Your Legal Obligations

Thursday, September 29, 2005

About

Your document management and retention system is critical to keeping your organization free from business inefficiencies, excessive litigation costs and potential liability for inappropriate emails . . . Do you have the plan you need - and is it working?

In the average case, document discovery will represent roughly half of the total litigation costs - and that's just the average case, as costs can hit up to 90% in many cases. It's now estimated that expenditures for preservation, collection and production of e-evidence will triple over the next two years. And, as many recent high profile cases have made abundantly clear, inappropriate use or inadequate destruction of email can lead to a blow up with devastating consequences for an organization.

An effective document management and retention system protects your company not only from the huge costs associated with e-discovery, but also from potential liability. Your company must go on the offensive to ensure that effective document retention and management policies are designed, implemented and followed to provide protection from liability and sanctions - while keeping your costs down.

American Conference Institute has developed this publication to give you the tools you need to structure, implement and train your employees on the right program for your institution. Top litigation experts and in-house counsel will provide practical, hands-on information on all the critical issues, including:

  • Reducing the volume of documents you don't need while keeping what you are legally obliged to retain
  • One global retention plan or many integrated plans with one master policy: factors to consider in making the decision
  • Managing and storing emails, retained tapes and hard drives - while keeping down costs
  • How to make sure your document management and retention policy is applied consistently across the organization

Contents & Contributors

About

Your document management and retention system is critical to keeping your organization free from business inefficiencies, excessive litigation costs and potential liability for inappropriate emails . . . Do you have the plan you need - and is it working?

In the average case, document discovery will represent roughly half of the total litigation costs - and that's just the average case, as costs can hit up to 90% in many cases. It's now estimated that expenditures for preservation, collection and production of e-evidence will triple over the next two years. And, as many recent high profile cases have made abundantly clear, inappropriate use or inadequate destruction of email can lead to a blow up with devastating consequences for an organization.

An effective document management and retention system protects your company not only from the huge costs associated with e-discovery, but also from potential liability. Your company must go on the offensive to ensure that effective document retention and management policies are designed, implemented and followed to provide protection from liability and sanctions - while keeping your costs down.

American Conference Institute has developed this publication to give you the tools you need to structure, implement and train your employees on the right program for your institution. Top litigation experts and in-house counsel will provide practical, hands-on information on all the critical issues, including:

  • Reducing the volume of documents you don't need while keeping what you are legally obliged to retain
  • One global retention plan or many integrated plans with one master policy: factors to consider in making the decision
  • Managing and storing emails, retained tapes and hard drives - while keeping down costs
  • How to make sure your document management and retention policy is applied consistently across the organization

Contents & Contributors


DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICIES
Francis J. Burke, Jr., Steptoe & Johnson LLP

GLOBAL CONSIDERATIONS: MAKING THE SYSTEM WORK ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION'S VARIOUS OFFICER
Robert Norton, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

IMPLEMENTING A GLOBAL RECORDS RETENTION PROGRAM
Dorothy Dale Pollack, GlaxoSmithKline

PROTECTING PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVILEGE IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
Jeffrey S. Follett, Foley Hoag LLP

LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL DEVELOPMENTS
Charles R. Ragan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

THE LITIGATION HOLD: PREVENTING A TOOL FOR DISCOVERY FROM BECOMING A WRENCH IN THE CORPORATE MACHINERY
James Mittenthal, New York City Law Department



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