5th Annual

Document Management & E-Discovery

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

About

With the Rising Costs and Challenges of Document Management & E-Discovery, You Need a Defensible, Enforceable and Organization-Wide Retention & Retrieval Policy

With US companies facing a record number of lawsuits, the need for a comprehensive approach to document retention and e-discovery is more important than ever. The e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure underscored this fact, forcing parties into acquiring a greater understanding of their company’s systems and the various locations where data resides.

With the Average Company Facing Over 100 Lawsuits, Discovery is an Ongoing Process, Not a One-Time Event

At a time when people send more than 36 billion emails per day, when instant messaging in the workplace has become the norm and nearly everyone seems to own a PDA, keeping track of and accessing this data can be overwhelming for companies of any size. As the sheer volume of electronic data has increased, controlling the costs associated with both document storage and review has become exponentially more difficult as well.

Manage Risk and Decrease Costs

But, there are pockets of success, and some companies have developed systems to confront these challenges.

We have gathered many of those success stories together for this publication from the American Conference Institute’s 5th Annual Document Management & E-Discovery. Electronic discovery experts will join with federal judges and law firm experts to give you practical insight and strategies on how to efficiently manage your written documents and electronic data.

Contents & Contributors

About

With the Rising Costs and Challenges of Document Management & E-Discovery, You Need a Defensible, Enforceable and Organization-Wide Retention & Retrieval Policy

With US companies facing a record number of lawsuits, the need for a comprehensive approach to document retention and e-discovery is more important than ever. The e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure underscored this fact, forcing parties into acquiring a greater understanding of their company’s systems and the various locations where data resides.

With the Average Company Facing Over 100 Lawsuits, Discovery is an Ongoing Process, Not a One-Time Event

At a time when people send more than 36 billion emails per day, when instant messaging in the workplace has become the norm and nearly everyone seems to own a PDA, keeping track of and accessing this data can be overwhelming for companies of any size. As the sheer volume of electronic data has increased, controlling the costs associated with both document storage and review has become exponentially more difficult as well.

Manage Risk and Decrease Costs

But, there are pockets of success, and some companies have developed systems to confront these challenges.

We have gathered many of those success stories together for this publication from the American Conference Institute’s 5th Annual Document Management & E-Discovery. Electronic discovery experts will join with federal judges and law firm experts to give you practical insight and strategies on how to efficiently manage your written documents and electronic data.

Contents & Contributors

Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Communication Differences Between the IT and Legal Departments
Scott Rickman, Del Monte Foods (San Francisco, CA)

The December 2006 Federal Rules Amendments Governing Electronic Discovery
The Honorable Andrew J. Peck, Southern District of New York (New York, NY)

Managing Documents: Retention Policies, Obligations and Litigation Holds
Stephen D. Brody, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (Washington, DC)

Addressing Email Volume Through Policies
Thomas Y. Allman, BASF Corporation

Cutting Costs With Appropriate Policies to Minimize Email Volume
Stephen D. Brody, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (Washington, DC)

Ensuring Retention Policy Compliance: An In-House Perspective
Kevin P. Gallagher, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Bethesda, MD)

Ensuring Compliance with Your Document Retention Policy
Jefferey S. Follett, Foley Hoag LLP (Boston, MA)

Imposing and Ensuring Compliance with a Litigation Hold
Will Barnette, The Home Depot (Atlanta, GA)
David M. Simon, Allen and Dixon LLP (Chicago, IL)

Controlling E-Discovery Costs
Elizabeth Mazzagetti, Morgan Stanley, Inc. (Purchase, NY)

Fostering an Integrated Approach Towards E-Discovery and Document Management
Tom Morrissey, Purdue Pharma LP (Stamford, CT)
Edward J. Efkeman, Federal Express Corporation (Memphis, TN)
Ian Lim, First American Corporation (Buena Park, CA)



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