E-discovery: Reduce e-discovery costs and risks with project management

While technology may be seen as the panacea, it’s really the last thing companies should consider when facing e-discovery challenges

“Increase efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate risks” is the mantra that reverberates throughout the general counsel’s office at most companies. This is especially true for the world of electronic information given the sky-rocketing costs and ever-increasing risks associated with managing such information in litigation (preservation and evidentiary issues) and out of litigation (records retention, updating organizational charts and tracking electronic devices).

While there have been a number of technological changes such as cloud computing, which has been called the “wave of the foreseeable future for enterprise computing,” there is an “old-fashioned,” non-technological approach that is gathering momentum in the business world.

Additionally, one of the fundamental tenets of a defensible process is the process of documentation. So why isn’t this approach used for litigation and in particular e-discovery? It can and it is a hot topic for those law firms whose clients and their inside counsel are expecting their outside counsel to partner with them to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

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Kevin Brady

Kevin F. Brady is a litigation attorney who represents clients in corporate and commercial litigation. He can be reached at kfpbrady@aol.com or (302) 540-6877.

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