How to create a corporate e-discovery readiness program (Part 6)

Scope refinement can have a direct impact on the quantity, quality and timeliness of content productions as well as financial costs

A successful corporate e-discovery readiness program requires more than efficient deployment of qualified people, process and products. Readiness is measured most practically in the corporation’s response to inspection, and the strength, resilience and confidence with which the next e-discovery “circus” is managed. Corporate counsel are the first line of defense against unreasonable discovery and are expected to pursue proportionate discovery to control costs. A robust e-discovery cost allocation program will leverage corporate e-discovery benchmarks and data profiles to support counsel’s response to unreasonable discovery demands with factual statements of the anticipated burden and expense of performance.

In May, Admiral William McRaven gave the commencement address at the University of Texas. McRaven, a former SEAL team leader, passed on some lessons he learned during SEAL training. Oddly enough, those lessons involved “sugar cookies” and “circuses.”

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Bobbi Basile

Bobbi Basile brings nearly 25 years of experience in the legal and records management industries, delivering strategic operations and technology services to Fortune 500 legal...

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Susan Nielsen Hammond

Susan Nielsen Hammond is AGC, SVP of Records Administration, e-discovery and Forensics for Regions Financial Corporation.

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Amor A. Esteban

As a partner of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Amor’s expertise in e-discovery, records and information management and data privacy is widely known. In...

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