Who Owns eDiscovery? Insourcing versus Outsourcing
Original Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Although insourcing can often times create financial savings, companies often take on unexpected risks by keeping those functions in-house. Similarly, outsourcing these functions can be more convenient and require less internal resources, but if not managed properly your savings can quickly disappear.
This webinar examines the current legal landscape and the reasons some are deciding to insource various aspects of eDiscovery, while others remain committed to outsourcing those same functions. The speakers will evaluate the pros and cons of each option, and place the decisions within the proper contexts when it comes to liability issues and business concerns. Throughout the discussion the speakers will discuss the issues you should consider before making a decision either way, in order to maximize your company’s investment.
- Joe Beavers
- Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
As Chair of the Litigation Department Technology Committee at Miles & Stockbridge, Mr. Beavers advises the Firm's clients on issues concerning the management and discovery of Electronically Stored Information ("ESI"). For the last several years, his team has worked to develop ESI strategies and practices that help clients deal effectively and efficiently with ESI. Mr. Beavers is part of a team that delivers excellent service and value to Firm clients faced with challenging ESI issues in complex litigation and investigations.
- Drew Lewis
- eDiscovery Counsel
In his role as eDiscovery Counsel at Recommind, Mr. Lewis consults with outside counsel and in house legal departments about effective discovery strategies and the benefits of implementing predictive coding solutions. Prior to joining Recommind, he worked as a commercial litigator with Baker Donelson out of the firm's Nashville office. Mr. Lewis has handled all aspects of discovery in his representation of clients, and through his private practice developed a streamlined approach to discovery that was helpful in many clients being able to resolve their litigation favorably while still keeping costs in alignment with the budget of the client.