4th Annual Life Sciences Counsel Guide to

Document Management, E-Discovery, and Litigation Readiness

Monday, March 31, 2008

About

The life sciences industry is particularly vulnerable to the inherent risk that arises out of improper management of electronic documents and e-discovery. Taking into consideration the numerous regulatory and compliance requirements of the industry, the voluminous amount of electronic information that is consistently created and stored, and the pervasive litigation that surrounds the life sciences industry, companies must adopt proactive document management and e-discovery policies they can strategically implement and effectively enforce across the company.

Ultimately, the world of electronic information, if not managed properly, can spell only one thing for your company – INCREASED RISK. Not knowing what information is contained where, which documents are being kept and which documents are being purged, and how often, are no longer an insignificant details that can be ignored or dealt with in a haphazard fashion. Legal counsel, compliance officers, and IT leaders must to ensure sure that the company’s policies comply with legal regulations and utilize best practices to minimize the risk of being stung with significant liabilities or unnecessary costs that could have been avoided.

Senior counsel, from life sciences companies, well versed in the complexities of establishing, maintaining, and strengthening record management protocols, will discuss the strategies they have found to be most effective and cost-efficient before, during, and after litigation.

Contents & Contributors

About

The life sciences industry is particularly vulnerable to the inherent risk that arises out of improper management of electronic documents and e-discovery. Taking into consideration the numerous regulatory and compliance requirements of the industry, the voluminous amount of electronic information that is consistently created and stored, and the pervasive litigation that surrounds the life sciences industry, companies must adopt proactive document management and e-discovery policies they can strategically implement and effectively enforce across the company.

Ultimately, the world of electronic information, if not managed properly, can spell only one thing for your company – INCREASED RISK. Not knowing what information is contained where, which documents are being kept and which documents are being purged, and how often, are no longer an insignificant details that can be ignored or dealt with in a haphazard fashion. Legal counsel, compliance officers, and IT leaders must to ensure sure that the company’s policies comply with legal regulations and utilize best practices to minimize the risk of being stung with significant liabilities or unnecessary costs that could have been avoided.

Senior counsel, from life sciences companies, well versed in the complexities of establishing, maintaining, and strengthening record management protocols, will discuss the strategies they have found to be most effective and cost-efficient before, during, and after litigation.

Contents & Contributors

JUDICIAL ROUNDTABLE: TIPS, TRAPS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH E-DISCOVERY ONE YEAR LATER
Honorable Andrew J. Peck, Southern District of New York (New York, NY)
Honorable Ronald J. Hedges, Nixon Peabody LLP (New York, NY)
Eric Fish, The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (Chicago, IL)
Stephen D. Brody, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (Washington, DC)

TAMING THE ELECTRONIC TIGER: MINIMIZING RISK THROUGH A BALANCED DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT APPROACH
Alan M. Winchester, Harris Beach, PLLC (New York, NY)

REVISING (OR DEVELOPING) E-DISCOVERY PROTOCOLS AND OTHER PROACTIVE STRATEGIES TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS AND MAKE IT CONSISTENT AND EFFICIENT
Ronni Dawn Solomon, King & Spaulding (Atlanta, GA)
Kent Matsumoto, Mayne Pharma – Americas

ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY TODAY
Martha J. Dawson, K&L Gates (Seattle, WA)
David R. Cohen, K&L Gates (Pittsburgh, PA)

WORKING SMARTER: CONVERTING THE COMPANY’S E-DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM A COST CENTER TO A BUSINESS AND LITIGATION RESOURCE TOOL
David R. Cohen, K&L Gates (Pittsburgh, PA)
William B. Dodero, Bayer HealthCare LLC (Wayne, NJ)

PRESERVING CONFIDENTIALITY
Kathy J. Owen, DLA Piper (Dallas, TX)
Foster J. Gibbons, Pfizer Inc (New York, NY)

EUROPEAN DATA PRIVACY: IMPACT ON US DISCOVERY
Philip N. Yannella, Dechert LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING, AND MAINTAINING DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES THAT SURVIVE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY OF SCIENTIFIC E-DATA
Ross Lipman, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York, NY)

AVOIDING ETHICAL GRAY AREAS IN LIFE SCIENCES E-DISCOVERY
Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold (New York, NY)
David J. Lender, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)



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