E-discovery: Taming inside counsel’s e-discovery nightmares

Counsel should learn how to keep costs low, reduce business interruptions and prevent the possibility of sanctions.

E-discovery continues to keep inside counsel up at night for two major reasons: the fear of sanctions and the incredibly high costs that everyone thinks comes with it. These fears have increased almost as fast as the vast expansion of data-stores, document review technologies, and inconsistent (and unclear) case law. So it’s easy to see how ESI can become a monster hiding under your bed.   

But there are plenty of ways to keep costs low, reduce business interruptions and prevent the possibility of sanctions. Once in-house counsel becomes comfortable with some of the various strategies on how to do this, they’ll be able to rest much easier.

Practical Strategies for Obtaining Consistent Results

Some of these core anchors to reduce costs and mitigate the potential for sanctions include:

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Michael Collyard

Michael Collyard is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property...

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