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E-discovery: Know thy IT department

Leveraging your knowledge of company IT systems can result in more efficient discovery

By now, we all know that e-discovery can be expensive, time consuming and disruptive. But it can also deliver a treasure trove of important information. Of course, we also know that e-discovery is a two-edged sword. Although it is relatively easy to seek relevant email information from the opponent, it is often difficult to have to produce the same. And when discovery requests are overly broad, the amount of information produced may be so large that it hinders rather than advances true discovery.

So what can counsel do to most effectively respond to e-discovery requests?

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Anthony Valiulis

Anthony C. Valiulis, a Principal in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution group and a member of the Management Committee at Chicago-based law firm Much...

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