Wooden & McLaughlin is pleased to announce that beginning with this entry, its E-Discovery team is introducing its blog, Wooden’s GPS for E-Discovery – Guidance for navigating to the right destinations without getting lost in the cloud. Led by partner Jim Boyers CEDS, our team includes new partner John Babione CEDS, CIPP/US and E-discovery associate Rob Simmons CEDS, Lean Legal Sigma White Belt. Our E-Discovery practice includes a wide variety of areas including:
- All aspects of the E-Discovery Process from Identification to Production
- Data Management and Information Governance Strategies for Businesses
- E-Discovery Support Vendor and Software Assessment, Engagement and Management
- Data Privacy Planning, Policies, and Litigation Preparedness
The ongoing exponential growth of electronic data creates significant challenges for traditional litigation strategies and for businesses trying to maintain “business as usual”. Attorneys, parties in litigation, and businesses must educate themselves on the implications of this growth.
Through Wooden’s GPS for E-Discovery, we plan to explore a wide variety of areas of interest to our E-Discovery practice, from recent significant case law to new technologies to challenging data formats to the fundamental terms and information that every attorney needs to know about the technology that we and our clients use every day. Many jurisdictions have adopted professional requirements for lawyers with respect to technological competency, either through their own knowledge or engaging others with the required technological competency. We aim to share information that will help identify when additional support may be necessary. In Wooden’s GPS for E-Discovery we will provide new content every three weeks during 2018. We welcome comments, questions and suggestions.
Wooden’s GPS for E-Discovery will reflect our focus on finding practical solutions in what can be complex circumstances. We understand that the language of the law and the language of technology can sometimes require translation for the various stakeholders in business and in litigation. Without effective communication, one cannot learn where data resides or how it flows within an organization. We start by listening. Then we look towards solutions. We apply what we learn to create effective plans which we manage for success utilizing well recognized techniques and a strong work ethic.
As electronic tools for communication and the creation and storage of data become increasingly advanced and ubiquitous, the importance of E-Discovery in litigation continues to grow. It is not reserved only for large scale high stakes matters. Moreover, when businesses apply proactive strategies and technology to help manage their data, they can significantly limit their exposure to litigation costs and bring efficiencies to their businesses. We can help businesses and lawyers find the solutions that fit their needs. Please review https://www.woodenlawyers.com/practices/e-discovery-esi for additional information about our E-Discovery practice.