eDiscovery and Information Law
Not every law firm has a lawyer with eDiscovery experience. Not every business has business agents or IT staff familiar with eDiscovery in litigation. Tealstone Law is here to fill that gap. Tealstone Law provides targeted advice to businesses to assist with planning for litigation in connection with information governance. Tealstone Law also partners with other law firms to help lawyers and their clients effectively and efficiently handle eDiscovery.
All businesses rely on information that is created, maintained and stored in its electronic format. Businesses are adept at using their electronically stored information to achieve their business goals – to sell products and services, to keep track of their customers and employees, and to manage their knowledge.
During litigation, parties participate in the process of discovery, in which they exchange information with one another relevant to the discovery. Discovery extends to electronic information, as the days of reliance on file cabinets, boxes, and catalogues are gone.
When a dispute arises, a chasm sometimes appears among the lawyers, IT, and the business agents. Divergences become apparent between the business needs of the data and the litigation needs of the data. This can lead to missed opportunities and inefficiencies in the litigation, and can also have serious negative consequences for the merits of a litigation. Tealstone Law facilitates collaboration between information technologists, business agents, and merits lawyers.
Tealstone Law counsels on eDiscovery issues including:
- Early case discovery assessments
- Implementation of litigation holds and defensible preservation
- Use of technology assisted review
- Drafting and negotiation of orders related to discovery
- Development of discovery plans
- Preparing for and taking/defending depositions of corporate representatives about information governance and discovery
- Court conferences regarding discovery
- Discovery related-motion practice
- Information technology usage policies
- Computer forensic investigations coordination
- Lead management of ESI throughout litigation lifecycle